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Trump administration pursues rule that would remove 3.1 million people from food stamps

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 2:01 AM

Mexican Federal Police accused of harassment at migrant shelter, latest in a series

By Rebekah F Ward MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican Federal Police harassed migrants and threatened to raid a migrant shelter in Coahuila over the weekend, according to the head of a state agency and the head of the shelter, the latest in a series of...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 11:06 PM

Trump pushes on with immigration crackdown despite legal hurdles

By Bryan Pietsch and Daina Beth Solomon WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration pushed ahead with its attempts to crack down on migration at the southern border on Monday, defending in court a virtual ban it imposed on asylum seekers and issuing...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 11:05 PM

South Korea fires hundreds of warning shots at Russian military plane in its airspace

By Joyce Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean military fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that entered South Korean airspace on Tuesday, defense officials in Seoul said, with Chinese military aircraft also entering South Korean...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 11:05 PM

Trump tells Pentagon to find better sources of rare earth magnet

By Ernest Scheyder (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told the Pentagon to find better ways to procure a rare earth magnet used in specialty motors, warning that the nation's defense would suffer without adequate stockpiles...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:07 PM

Widespread blackout hits Venezuela, government blames 'electromagnetic attack'

CARACAS (Reuters) - More than half of Venezuela's 23 states lost power on Monday, according to Reuters witnesses and reports on social media, a blackout the government blamed on an "electromagnetic attack." It was the first blackout to include the capital, Caracas, since March,...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:06 PM

Easing hopes prop up global stocks, pound sags as Britain eyes new PM

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) - Expectations of policy easing by major central banks such as the Federal Reserve propped up global stocks on Tuesday, while the pound sagged as Britain braced for a new prime minister who could pave the way for a no-...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:06 PM

More racial diversity in U.S. police departments unlikely to reduce shootings: study

By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - White police officers in the United States are no more likely to shoot dead minorities than black or Hispanic officers, undercutting the idea that increasing racial diversity in police departments would reduce those shootings...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:06 PM

Huawei's U.S. research arm slashes more than 70% of workforce

By Jane Lanhee Lee and Sijia Jiang SANTA CLARA, Calif./HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies laid off more than two-thirds of the 850-strong workforce at its Futurewei Technologies research arm in the United States, after being blacklisted by the government....

Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:05 PM

U.S. to ramp up rapid deportations with sweeping new rule

By Tom Hals (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Monday it will expand and speed up deportations of migrants who enter the United States illegally by stripping away court oversight, enabling officials to remove people in days rather than months or years. Set to...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:04 PM

Trump, Congress leaders reach deal on debt limit, spending caps

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and U.S. congressional leaders reached a deal on Monday on a two-year extension of the debt limit and federal spending caps that would avert a feared government default later this year but...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:04 PM

U.S. Justice Department tells Mueller to limit congressional testimony

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department told former Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Monday he should limit his testimony before Congress this week to discussing his public report on the Russia probe. In a letter to Mueller, Associate Deputy...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:04 PM

Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet take center stage on Wall Street

By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The so-called FANG stocks take center stage on Wall Street this week, with Amazon <AMZN.O>, Alphabet <GOOGL.O> and Facebook <FB.O> set to report as the S&P 500 approaches a record...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 5:12 PM

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charge in Las Vegas

By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will face no charges in Las Vegas in connection with a 10-year-old sexual assault allegation because the case cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, prosecutors said on Monday. Ronaldo, who...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 5:08 PM

Exclusive: Air Force suspends fee payments to landlord Balfour Beatty following Reuters report

By M.B. Pell and Joshua Schneyer NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force has suspended paying incentive fees at all 21 military housing bases operated by landlord Balfour Beatty Communities following a Reuters-CBS News report that the company falsified...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 9:11 AM

Britain calls for European naval mission to counter Iran's 'piracy'

By Kylie MacLellan and Michael Georgy LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Britain called on Monday for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, days after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in what London described as an act...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 9:10 AM

The pits: How China's U.S. tariff jab choked a cherry import boom

By Yawen Chen and Shivani Singh BEIJING (Reuters) - For public relations officer Rachel Li, paying top dollar for "beautiful" cherries imported from the United States was a no-brainer. "I heard they are full of iron," said the...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 9:10 AM

Equifax's $700 million data breach settlement spurs criticism, calls for new rules

By Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Credit-reporting company Equifax Inc <EFX.N> will pay up to $700 million to settle claims it broke the law during a massive 2017 data breach and to repay harmed consumers, in a landmark settlement that was nonetheless criticized by...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 9:10 AM

Frenzied debut of China's Nasdaq-style board adds $44 billion in market cap

By Andrew Galbraith and Samuel Shen SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Trading on China's new Nasdaq-style board for homegrown tech firms hit fever pitch on Monday, with shares up as much as 520% in a wild debut that more than doubled the board's combined...

Monday, July 22, 2019, 9:09 AM

Massive San Juan protest demands Puerto Rico governor resign

By Marco Bello SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people marched in San Juan on Monday to demand Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes....

Monday, July 22, 2019, 5:04 AM