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Exclusive: Investors with $34 trillion demand urgent climate change action

1 hour 12 min ago
Investors managing more than $34 trillion in assets, nearly half the world's invested capital, are demanding urgent action from governments on climate change, piling pressure on leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies meeting this week.
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U.S. border agency acting head leaving amid child detentions outcry

1 hour 29 min ago
The acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, John Sanders, is resigning and will leave his post on July 5, the agency said on Tuesday, a move that coincides with an outcry over the treatment of detained migrant children.
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U.S. congressman spent campaign cash on 'romantic liaisons': prosecutors

1 hour 53 min ago
A California congressman accused of misusing campaign funds spent some of the money on extramarital affairs, prosecutors said in court papers that indicated his wife could testify against him at trial.
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Sept. 11 victims advocates say they secured Senate commitment to extend compensation fund

2 hours 3 min ago
Advocates of a compensation fund for emergency personnel and others who responded at the sites of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States said on Tuesday that they had secured a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for prompt passage of legislation extending the program.
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Bill Cosby appeals 2018 conviction for Pennsylvania sex attack

2 hours 5 min ago
Bill Cosby's lawyers on Tuesday appealed his Pennsylvania conviction for drugging and sexually attacking former Temple University administrator Andrea Constand at his home near Philadelphia 15 years ago.
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Exclusive: In a world first, Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts

2 hours 15 min ago
In a world first, Facebook has agreed to hand over the identification data of French users suspected of hate speech on its platform to judges, France's minister for digital affairs Cedric O said on Tuesday.
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FedEx profit beats estimates, warns of pain in 2020 from trade war

2 hours 17 min ago
Package delivery company FedEx Corp beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit on Tuesday, but warned that U.S.-China trade tensions and the non-renewal of its contract with Amazon.com Inc would hurt its fiscal 2020 performance.
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SpaceX lifts 24 satellites into orbit after 'most difficult launch'

2 hours 43 min ago
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday, putting 24 experimental satellites into orbit after what Elon Musk's rocket company called one of its "most difficult" launches ever.
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Fed pushes back on aggressive U.S. rate cut views

2 hours 45 min ago
Federal Reserve officials on Tuesday pushed back on market expectations and presidential pressure for the central bank to deliver a significant U.S. interest rate cut of half a percentage point as soon as its next meeting.
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Wall Street sinks as hopes fade for rate cuts, trade progress

2 hours 51 min ago
Wall Street stock indexes fell on Tuesday, led by a sharp selloff in technology shares, as simmering trade concerns and disappointing economic data sent buyers to the sidelines, while the Federal Reserve chairman pushed back on pressure from President Donald Trump to cut interest rates.
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Trump denies woman's sexual assault accusation: 'She's not my type'

2 hours 53 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump denied a new accusation of sexual violence raised by a woman who said she had to fight him off more than 20 years ago in the dressing room of a high-end New York department store.
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U.S. launches economic formula for Middle East peace, Palestinians unhappy

3 hours 10 min ago
The Trump administration launched a $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace on Tuesday, saying an investment program for the Palestinians was a precondition for ending the decades-old conflict.
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Census citizenship question fight rages in U.S. Congress, courts

3 hours 18 min ago
A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Tuesday moved to hold two members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet in contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas in an inquiry into whether the administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census was intended to discriminate against racial minorities.
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Trump threatens 'obliteration,' Iran calls White House 'mentally retarded'

3 hours 42 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked "anything American," in a new war of words with Iran which condemned fresh U.S. sanctions on Tehran as "mentally retarded."
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Fed's Barkin sees risk the U.S. could talk itself into a recession; no sign of it yet

3 hours 55 min ago
Richmond Federal Reserve President Thomas Barkin on Tuesday said there was a risk the United States could talk itself into a recession but added he saw no sign of this happening yet.
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Longtime Trump aide Stephanie Grisham will succeed Sanders as press secretary

4 hours 41 sec ago
Stephanie Grisham, communications director for first lady Melania Trump and a longtime aide to President Donald Trump, will succeed Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary, Mrs. Trump announced on Tuesday.
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Disney adds scene to 'Avengers: Endgame' as film nears box-office record

4 hours 12 min ago
Walt Disney Co said it will release a revised version of megahit "Avengers: Endgame" on Friday that includes a previously deleted scene, a move that could propel the Marvel superhero movie to the all-time box office record.
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Caravaggio painting found in French attic sold to mystery foreign buyer

4 hours 25 min ago
A mystery foreign buyer has snapped up a painting by Italian master Caravaggio that was discovered five years ago in a French attic before it could be sold at auction, the auction house said on Tuesday.
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U.S. hopes to re-launch China trade talks, won't accept conditions on tariffs: official

4 hours 33 min ago
The United States hopes to re-launch trade talks with China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping meet in Japan on Saturday but Washington will not accept any conditions on tariffs, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.
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Tesla likely to miss record second-quarter delivery target: Electrek

4 hours 41 min ago
Shares of Tesla Inc fell 1.3% on Tuesday after news website Electrek reported that the electric-car maker has so far delivered 49,000 vehicles in North America during the second quarter and may miss its quarterly target.
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