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U.S. judge issues gag order in Manafort case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The judge presiding over the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager issued a gag order on Wednesday barring anyone involved in the case from making public statements that might taint it. Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for a bond hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates were arraigned in federal court in Washington last week on a 12-count indictment that accused...

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Democrats ride grassroots wave to major statehouse gains

(Reuters) – Democrats claimed historic gains in Virginia’s statehouse and flipped Republican-held seats in other local races across the United States on Tuesday, in the party’s first big wave of victories since Republican Donald Trump’s surprise White House win a year ago. A ticket filled with candidates making their first bids for elected office propelled the party to a 16-seat gain in the Virginia House of Delegates, the state party said, its largest pickup in at least a century. Democrats also held onto the Virginia governor’s...

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Homeland Security nominee says no need for full U.S.-Mexico border wall

(Reuters) – Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Homeland Security told a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday there was no need to build a wall on the Mexican border “from sea to shining sea” in remarks that contrasted with the president’s campaign pledge. Kirstjen Nielsen testifies to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on her nomination to be secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington, U.S., November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Kirstjen Nielsen repeated at her confirmation hearing what her...

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Kevin Spacey: New allegations emerge

Kevin Spacey: New allegations emerge 8 November 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts New allegations of sexual harassment and predatory behaviour towards men and women by Kevin Spacey have emerged. The claims, spanning from the mid-1980s to 2016, raise further questions about the US actor’s conduct in the decades he worked in Hollywood and as artistic director at London’s Old Vic theatre. The BBC has contacted Mr Spacey for comment. On Wednesday, the journalist whose October tweet triggered a series of accusations about Mr Spacey spoke out. Skip Twitter post by @HeatherUnruh The #weinsteinscandal has emboldened me– #truth...

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Paul Ryan opens door to delayed corporate tax rate cut

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday left the door open to a possible delay in implementing lower tax rates for corporations, following a media report that his fellow Republicans in the Senate are exploring the option. FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) participates in an onstage interview about tax policy with Thomson Reuters Editor in Chief Stephen Adler in Washington, U.S. October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Republicans in both chambers of Congress are working on separate plans to give...

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