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Protesters to white nationalist speaker at University of Florida: 'Go home Nazis'

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:35pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up barricades and separated supporters and demonstrators to guard against violence.

White House says rollback of Obamacare must be part of short-term fix

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:07pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior White House aide said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump would demand steps toward repealing Obamacare in any healthcare legislation, comments that cast doubt on the prospects for a short-term bill to shore up insurance markets.

Obama urges New Jersey voters to reject 'politics of division'

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:43pm
(Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama, back on the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, urged voters in New Jersey to reject the "politics of division" by supporting Democrats in next month's state elections.

Trump concludes Fed chair interviews, could decide next week: source

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:41pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has concluded interviews with the five candidates he is considering to chair the Federal Reserve and could announce a decision as early as next week, a source familiar with the process said on Thursday.

Supreme court allows planned Alabama execution to proceed

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:30pm
ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court allowed Alabama's planned execution of a man convicted of murdering a police officer to proceed on Thursday, lifting a halt imposed by a lower court over concerns about one of the drugs used in the state's lethal injection mix.

White nationalist heckled at University of Florida speech

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:04pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" at a white nationalist at the University of Florida on Thursday, disrupting his speech at the campus that erected barricades and deployed hundreds of police officers to guard against violence.

California Dept of Insurance estimates wildfires losses at $1.05 billion

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:03pm
(Reuters) - The California Department of Insurance said on Thursday its preliminary estimate for insured wildfire losses was $1.05 billion, based on claims received by the state's eight largest insurers, adding that the numbers are expected to rise.

Former Dean Foods chairman gets two years for insider trading scheme

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:06pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thomas Davis, a former chairman of dairy processing company Dean Foods Co, was sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison after pleading guilty to passing insider information to sports gambler William "Billy" Walters.

More Republican senators back bipartisan Obamacare deal

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare by restoring billions of dollars of federal subsidies to health insurers picked up Republican support in the Senate on Thursday despite President Donald Trump's opposition but still faced an uphill battle.

Trump says he will work with Congress on more aid for Puerto Rico

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will work with the U.S. Congress to approve grants and loans to help rebuild Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria a month ago.

U.S. agency scraps unused telegraph regulations in Trump rules purge

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:07pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is scrapping rules on telegraphs even though carriers no longer exist, part of the Trump administration's effort to slash regulations, the Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday.

In glyphosate review, WHO cancer agency edited out 'non-carcinogenic' findings

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:29pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's cancer agency dismissed and edited findings from a draft of its review of the weedkiller glyphosate that were at odds with its final conclusion that the chemical probably causes cancer.

Bipartisan Obamacare deal gains Republican support in Senate

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare by restoring billions of dollars of subsidies to health insurers picked up Republican support in the Senate on Thursday despite President Donald Trump's opposition.

Protesters denounce white nationalist's speech at Florida university

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:16pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Several hundred protesters marched at the University of Florida on Thursday to denounce a speech by a white nationalist, saying his white supremacy message had no place on the campus that was filled with police and barricades to guard against unrest.

Senator unveils rare bipartisan healthcare initiative

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:31pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bipartisan legislation to help stabilize Obamacare was unveiled in the U.S. Senate on Thursday with 22 sponsors in the 100-member chamber, Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said on Thursday.

Trump says to work with Congress on more aid for Puerto Rico

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will work with the U.S. Congress to approve grants and loans to help rebuild Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria a month ago.

Conservative Republican tries to derail reappointment of Fed's Yellen

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:12pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A member of the U.S. House of Representatives' Freedom Caucus is mounting a campaign to kill any chance of a second term for Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, the latest sign conservative Republicans want a fresh face at the helm of the central bank.

Florida college braces for protests over white nationalist's speech

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:40am
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of police officers wearing bulletproof vests were deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday to guard against unrest over a speech by a white nationalist that was expected to draw thousands in protest.

Rubio urges Congress to adjust disaster aid bill for Puerto Rico

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:19am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Marco Rubio urged the U.S. Congress on Thursday to make changes to a disaster relief bill so that cash-strapped Puerto Rico can quickly access funds it needs to respond to the basic needs of its 3.4 million residents.

Obama hits campaign trail for first time since leaving White House

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:08am
(Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, venturing out to support Democrats in two governor's races that could offer a clue about the national mood before next year's midterm elections.

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