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U.S. FAA regulator head tells team to 'take whatever time needed' on 737 MAX

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 19:02
The head of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has told his team to "take whatever time is needed" in their review of Boeing Co's 737 MAX, according to a Nov. 14 memo and video message reviewed by Reuters.
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Trump grants pardons to Army officers in war crimes cases

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 18:57
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a third for actions in Iraq, a move critics have said would undermine military justice and send a message that battlefield atrocities will be tolerated.
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Twitter tightens bans on political ads and causes ahead of 2020 U.S. election

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 18:56
Twitter Inc on Friday said its political advertising ban will include references to political candidates or legislation, and it will not allow ads that advocate for a certain outcome on social and political causes.
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Factbox: How social media sites handle political ads

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 18:56
Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading claims ahead of the U.S. presidential election.
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Oklahoma judge reduces Johnson & Johnson opioid payout to $465 million

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 18:54
An Oklahoma judge on Friday said Johnson & Johnson must pay that state $465 million for fueling the opioid epidemic through the deceptive marketing of painkillers, down from his original award of $572 million.
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Exclusive: U.S. regulator rethinking changes to whistleblower program after backlash - sources

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 18:52
The U.S. securities regulator is rethinking a proposal that could weaken a landmark whistleblower program after a pushback from whistleblower lawyers and advocates, people with knowledge of the deliberations told Reuters.
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Trump asks Supreme Court to stop Congress from getting his financial records

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 18:51
President Donald Trump on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a lower court ruling directing an accounting firm to hand over his financial records to a Democratic-led congressional panel, setting up a major clash between branches of government.
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California, other U.S. states sue to block EPA from revoking state emissions authority

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 18:51
California and 22 other U.S. states filed suit on Friday to challenge the Trump administration's decision to revoke California's authority to set stiff vehicle tailpipe emissions rules and require a rising number of zero emission vehicles (ZEV).
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U.S. Supreme Court to hear Google bid to end Oracle copyright suit

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 18:50
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear Google's bid to escape Oracle Corp's multi-billion dollar lawsuit accusing Google of infringing software copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world's smartphones.
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U.S. defense chief rejects Amazon's accusations of bias in cloud contract

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 18:48
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday rejected any suggestion of bias in a Pentagon decision to award Microsoft Corp an up to $10 billion cloud computing contract, after Amazon.com Inc announced plans to challenge it.
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Amazon challenges Pentagon's $10-billion cloud award to Microsoft

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 18:48
Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it is contesting the Pentagon's award of an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal to Microsoft Corp , expressing concern that politics got in the way of a fair contracting process.
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U.S. and China have significant differences ahead of trade talks Friday night

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 18:44
Top U.S. and Chinese negotiators are seeking to narrow differences on an initial trade agreement during a Friday evening phone call, but remain split on key issues.
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Trump's attack on former ambassador is witness intimidation: Schiff

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 18:25
The Democratic congressman leading the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump said Trump's attack on former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch on Friday was part of a pattern of intimidating witnesses.
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Fallen Bolivian leader Morales: 'No problem' if vote proceeds without me

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 18:22
Ousted Bolivian president Evo Morales said on Friday that fresh elections could be held without him, potentially removing an obstacle to choosing a new leader in the South American country thrown into turmoil by his resignation over a contested vote.
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'You're tough as nails and you're smart as hell' - Quotes from Trump impeachment hearing

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 18:07
The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee held its second public hearing on Friday in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
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Chile's stock market jumps on plans to dump dictatorship-era constitution

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 18:04
Chile's stock exchange posted its biggest daily gain in 11 years after lawmakers agreed on Friday to hold a referendum on replacing the country's dictatorship-era constitution, bowing to protesters furious over inequality and social injustice.
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Republican Elise Stefanik tangles with Schiff to defend Trump during hearings

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 17:24
Representative Elise Stefanik, once best known for becoming the youngest woman elected to Congress, stepped into center stage this week as a vocal defender of President Donald Trump during televised impeachment hearings.
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Trump Twitter attack on impeachment witness seen by Democrats as intimidation

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 14:30
President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment hearing in Congress, in an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounted to witness intimidation.
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Former Bolivian leader Morales ready to stand aside in new elections

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 14:29
Ousted Bolivian president Evo Morales said on Friday that fresh elections could be held without him, potentially removing an obstacle to choosing a new leader in the South American country thrown into turmoil by his resignation.
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'The tweet was not witness intimidation': reaction to Trump impeachment hearing

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 14:21
The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee held its second public hearing on Friday in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, with Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, testifying.
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