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Trump’s limited appeal a warning sign for Republicans ahead of 2018 elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic election victories in Virginia and New Jersey showed Republicans losing more ground in suburban areas, where President Donald Trump’s unpopularity could cost them dearly in next year’s congressional races. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump greets supporters as he departs for Bedminster, New Jersey, from the White House in Washington, U.S., September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo The results from Tuesday, particularly in Virginia, suggest that Trump’s strategy of playing to a loyal but limited base has not enabled him to broaden support...

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House panel drops effort to force testimony on Trump ‘dossier’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A congressional panel on Wednesday dropped attempts to force the founder of a firm that hired a former British spy to compile a dossier of links between the 2016 Trump election campaign and Russia to testify under oath, a lawyer for the firm said. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) talk, as executives appear before the House Intelligence Committee to answer questions related to Russian use of social media to influence U.S. elections, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 1,...

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FBI may have lost critical time unlocking Texas shooter’s iPhone

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For about 48 hours after a deadly rampage at a Texas church, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies did not ask Apple Inc to help them unlock the gunman’s iPhone or associated online accounts, a source told Reuters on Wednesday. Daniel Friesenhahn (C) is comforted by Derrick Barnhardt (R) and Chris Johnson during a vigil in the memory of those killed in the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in La Vernia, Texas, U.S., November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan...

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Syrian army, allies, take last IS stronghold in Syria: commander

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria’s army and its allies, spearheaded by Lebanon’s Hezbollah, captured Islamic State’s last stronghold in Syria on Wednesday, a commander in the alliance said, bringing the self-declared caliphate close to complete downfall. Shi’ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) fighters carry the Islamic State militants flag downward after liberating the city of Al-Qaim, Iraq November 3, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer “The last stronghold of Daesh (Islamic State), Albu Kamal, is free of the Daesh organization,” said the commander in the military alliance supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad....

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Wall Street hits high score as videogame makers rally

(Reuters) – Wall Street closed at a record high on Wednesday as videogame makers rallied and Apple’s market value climbed above $900 billion. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Take-Two Interactive Software jumped 10.58 percent after the videogame maker offered a stronger-than-expected revenue forecast for the holiday quarter. That sparked a rally among its competitors, with Activision Blizzard surging 5.89 percent and Electronic Arts adding 2.19...

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