Top court rejects challenge to California gun waiting period

Top court rejects challenge to California gun waiting period

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a constitutional challenge brought by gun rights activists to a California law imposing a 10-day waiting period for the purchase of firearms, intended to guard against impulsive violence and suicides. Signaling its continued reluctance to step into the... Read more
Britain urges EU to work jointly on Brexit deal, won’t undercut rivals

Britain urges EU to work jointly on Brexit deal, won’t undercut rivals

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VIENNA (Reuters) – Brexit minister David Davis said on Tuesday Britain and the European Union could reach a deal to access each others’ markets and promised his government would not use Brexit to cut regulation, despite past threats to do so. In the latest of several speeches by ministers... Read more
Britain will not have ‘Mad Max’ economy to undercut rivals, Brexit minister says

Britain will not have ‘Mad Max’ economy to undercut rivals, Brexit minister says

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LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit minister David Davis will say on Tuesday that Britain has no plans to recast itself as a regulation-light economy undercutting rivals on the continent, as he attempts to dispel a major concern of European Union leaders. In the latest of several speeches by ministers intended... Read more
Fashion firms dither over instant shopping on the catwalk

Fashion firms dither over instant shopping on the catwalk

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PARIS (Reuters) – Fashion labels may be falling over themselves to court young, smartphone-wielding shoppers, but there’s one millennial-inspired trend that is only catching on slowly: catwalk shows where clothes are available to buy instantly rather than months later. The timing of product drops is becoming an experimental battlefield... Read more
Russia looms large as U.S. election officials prep for 2018

Russia looms large as U.S. election officials prep for 2018

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ten months before the United States votes in its first major election since the 2016 presidential contest, U.S. state election officials huddled in Washington this weekend to swap strategies on dealing with an uninvited guest: Russia. A pair of conferences usually devoted to staid topics about... Read more
Trump on Twitter (Feb 19) – President’s Day, Russian meddling

Trump on Twitter (Feb 19) – President’s Day, Russian meddling

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The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. @realDonaldTrump : – Have a great, but very reflective, President’s Day! – Obama was President... Read more
Trump endorses Romney in run for U.S. Senate seat in Utah

Trump endorses Romney in run for U.S. Senate seat in Utah

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah despite Romney often being critical of Trump. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Romney excoriated Trump as a ”fraud“ who was ”playing the American public for suckers.”... Read more
Pennsylvania top court redraws voting map in boost to Democrats

Pennsylvania top court redraws voting map in boost to Democrats

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(Reuters) – Pennsylvania’s top court on Monday unveiled a new map carving out the state’s U.S. congressional voting districts, imposing a plan it said was based on “traditional criteria” after rejecting a proposal drawn up by Republican lawmakers as unconstitutional. The state Supreme Court had ruled that the Republican... Read more
Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks

Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks

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PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people. Trump spoke to Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, on Friday about a bipartisan bill that... Read more
Pennsylvania Supreme Court releases new state congressional voting map

Pennsylvania Supreme Court releases new state congressional voting map

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(Reuters) – Pennsylvania’s top court published a new map of congressional voting districts for the state on Monday after Democratic and Republican leaders were unable to come to an agreement on other proposals. The new map was posted on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s website after the court’s Democratic majority... Read more