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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.Cantor spokesman Doug Heye said Friday that the congressman will step down Aug. ...more

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GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization began regrouping Friday to see whether it is still possible to finalize a major deal to boost global trade after a deadline passed to formally adopt it.The preliminary deal approved by the organization ...more

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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.The panel of five judges on ...more

Reuters News - 48 minutes ago

By Chris Taylor NEW YORK (Reuters) - Summer jobs: The very mention brings up memories of low pay, long hours and sweaty, clueless teenagers who don't really know what they're doing. Memories like that are still vivid for some of the ...more

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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said on Friday the government held no expectations for a positive outcome at a court hearing in New York later in the day that will discuss the South American country's debt default. ...more

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The top diplomats of Italy and Poland are competing for the prestigious position of EU foreign policy chief amid the unfolding tensions with Russia.Italian Premier Matteo Renzi's office said Friday it officially nominated Foreign ...more

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate committee has approved the Obama administration's nominee for the Treasury's top post for international affairs, clearing the way for a final vote in the full Senate. The Senate Finance Committee voted unanimou ...more

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By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder is calling on states to be more transparent about the drug cocktails used in executions in the wake of a series of botched lethal injections that have renewed a national debate over ...more

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(Reuters) - Scientific Games Corp <SGMS.O>, which makes slot machines for casinos, will buy larger rival Bally Technologies Inc <BYI.N> for about $3.27 billion. The $83.30 per-share cash offer represents a 38 percent premium to Ba ...more

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By David Ljunggren and Alastair Sharp OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - The recent hacking attempt on a sensitive Canadian government computer network is similar to attacks mounted by an elite unit of the Chinese army based in Shanghai, according to ...more