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US Rep. Liz Cheney blasts fellow Republicans after ‘great replacement’ mass shooting

US Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) testifies before the House Rules Committee in Washington, US, December 14, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – US Representative Liz Cheney called on fellow Republicans to reject white supremacism, days after a teenage gunman motivated by the right-wing “great …

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US Supreme Court backs Ted Cruz, dumps campaign finance curb

WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday further undermined campaign finance restrictions, striking down as a free speech violation part of a bipartisan 2002 law challenged by Republican Senator Ted Cruz that federal officials had touted as an anti-corruption safeguard . The justices, in a 6-3 ruling, found that a $250,000 …

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Surging natural gas prices squeeze US industrial sector

An LNG tanker is guided by tug boats at the Cheniere Sabine Pass LNG export unit in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, US, April 14, 2022. REUTERS/Marcy de Luna Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON/CHICAGO, May 16 (Reuters) – Skyrocketing natural gas prices have raised manufacturing and transportation costs across many US industries, …

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Buffalo racist-shooting suspect was questioned after threat last year

BUFFALO, NY, May 15 (Reuters) – A white teenager who killed 10 people in a racist attack at a western New York grocery store in a Black neighborhood had been taken into custody last year and given a mental health evaluation after making a threat at his high school, authorities said. New details, including the …

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Shanghai aims to reopen more businesses shut by COVID, Beijing battles on

Shanghai malls, shops to gradually resume in-store operations Some Beijing districts extend work-from-home guidance Shanghai lockdown frustrates, infuriates residents Curbs have rattled global supply chains SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 15 (Reuters) – Shanghai will gradually begin reopening businesses such as shopping malls and hair salons in China’s financial and manufacturing hub from Monday after weeks in strict …

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Gunman kills 10 in live-streamed racial attack on New York state supermarket

BUFFALO, NY, May 14 (Reuters) – An 18-year-old white gunman shot 10 people to death and wounded three on Saturday at a grocery store in a Black neighborhood of upstate New York, before surrendering after what authorities called an act of “racially motivated violent extremism.” Authorities said the suspect, who was armed with an assault-style …

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Stocks in a tailspin, dollar soars as hard landing fears grow

A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, February 1, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register World stocks drop to 1-1/2 yr low, down almost 20% YTD Europe opens down 2% US equity futures struggle Dollar hits 2yr highs on …

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N.Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak, orders lockdown in “gravest emergency”

North Korea declares ‘gravest national emergency’ Potential for ‘unprecedented crisis’ for Kim Jong Un – expert Isolated state has declined int’l offer of vaccine No North Korean civilians are believed vaccinated SEOUL, May 12 (Reuters) – North Korea confirmed its first COVID-19 outbreak on Thursday, calling it the “gravest national emergency” and ordering a national …

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Burial sites found at 53 Native American boarding schools, US government says

May 11 (Reuters) – A US government investigation into the dark history of Native American boarding schools has found “marked or unmarked burial sites” at 53 of them, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said on Wednesday. Haaland, the first Native American cabinet member, announced the investigation last year. In releasing preliminary findings during a press conference …

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Toyota warns profit to skid 20% as raw materials costs piled up

Sees FY oper profit at 2.4 trillion yen vs 3 trillion yen yr-ago Q4 operating profit down 33% on year; shares slip 5% FY oper pft target, Q4 result both well below analyst estimates ‘Unprecedented increases’ in materials, logistics costs ‘We need to work with suppliers to cut costs’ – CFO TOKYO, May 11 (Reuters) …

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