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Drowning in debt, Connecticut faces budget crunch

HARTFORD (Reuters) – Connecticut, home to hedge fund billionaires alongside cities mired in poverty, is racing against the clock to pass a budget or face further spending cuts to education and municipal aid across the state. Reuters: U.S.

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North Korea presses rocket program, but amid signs of drama easing

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered more solid-fuel rocket engines, state media reported on Wednesday, as he pursues nuclear and missile programs amid a standoff with Washington, but there were signs of tension easing. Reuters: ...

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Trump unshackled: President defends Charlottesville response at raucous rally

PHOENIX (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump revved up supporters on Tuesday with a defense of his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia and a promise to shut down the U.S. government if necessary to build a wall ...

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Suicide attack in Afghanistan’s Helmand kills five people, dozens wounded

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) – At least five people were killed and 42 wounded when a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near a police headquarters in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Wednesday, officials said. Reuters: World News

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Charlottesville to cover Confederate statues after chaotic meeting

(Reuters) – City councilors in Charlottesville, Virginia, voted unanimously on Tuesday to cover two statues of Confederate war heroes in black fabric after ejecting spectators from a chaotic council meeting as residents demanded answers over how a recent white nationalist ...

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Police use gas, smoke to disperse protesters outside Trump rally in Phoenix

(Reuters) – Police deployed gas and smoke to disperse crowds in Phoenix, Arizona, who protested outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, according to a Reuters witness. Reuters: U.S.

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Exclusive: Trump’s Afghan decision may increase U.S. air power, training

ON BOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force may intensify its strikes in Afghanistan and expand training of the Afghan air force following President Donald Trump’s decision to forge ahead with the 16-year-old war, its top ...

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Exclusive: Trump’s Afghan decision may increase U.S. air power, training

ON BOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force may intensify its strikes in Afghanistan and expand training of the Afghan air force following President Donald Trump’s decision to forge ahead with the 16-year-old war, its top ...

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Big protests expected as Trump goes to Phoenix for rally

WASHINGTON(Reuters) – Large protests could greet President Donald Trump on Tuesday when he travels to Arizona for his first campaign rally since he caused an uproar with his remarks about a white nationalist demonstration in Virginia. Reuters: U.S.

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U.S., North Korea clash at U.N. forum over nuclear weapons

GENEVA (Reuters) – North Korea and the United States clashed at a U.N. forum on Tuesday over their military intentions towards one another, with Pyongyang’s envoy declaring it would “never” put its nuclear deterrent on the negotiating table. Reuters: World ...

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