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Obama shortens sentence of Manning, who gave secrets to WikiLeaks

By Roberta Rampton and Ayesha Rascoe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who was responsible for a 2010 leak of classified materials to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, the biggest such breach in U.S. 1,016 more words

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Trump Interior nominee would consider more drilling on federal land

By Valerie Volcovici and Timothy Gardner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Representative Ryan Zinke of Montana, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of Interior, on Tuesday said he would consider an expansion of energy drilling and mining on federal lands but would ensure sensitive areas remain protected. 717 more words

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Woman sues Trump in New York for defamation over sexual assault denial

By Alex Dobuzinskis and Dana Feldman

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – One of about a dozen women who previously accused President-elect Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances filed a lawsuit against him in New York on Tuesday, alleging he had made false and defamatory statements about her in rejecting the accusation, causing her emotional and economic harm. 659 more words

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General Motors says to invest additional $1 billion in United States

By David Shepardson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Motors Co on Tuesday confirmed it will invest an additional $1 billion in its U.S. factories in 2017 and will move some parts production from Mexico to the United States that was previously handled by a supplier. 830 more words

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Senate Democrat leader attacks Price on ethics charge

By Steve Holland

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services may have broken the law by making a stock purchase just before he introduced legislation that would have benefited the firm, the Senate’s leading Democrat charged on Tuesday. 595 more words

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Florida airport shooting suspect inspired by Islamic State: media

(Reuters) – An Iraq war veteran accused of killing five people at a Florida airport told investigators he was inspired by Islamic State and previously chatted online with Islamist extremists, an FBI agent testified on Tuesday, U.S. 358 more words

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Wal-Mart & General Motors reaffirm jobs long planned, Trump says thanks

By Nandita Bose

(Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc and General Motors Co on Tuesday became the latest companies to win praise from President-elect Donald Trump for adding U.S. 621 more words

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