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NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City is reviewing its contracts with Donald Trump following comments by the developer and U.S. presidential candidate insulting Mexicans, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday. "Trump’s comments do not represent ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The CEOs of government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are getting large raises, to about $4 million a year, as the government relaxes rules that were imposed on the companies after they suffered big losses and were ba ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare proposed Wednesday to ease a coverage policy on short hospital stays that has been criticized because it can result in higher costs for seniors.Under Medicare, coverage for inpatient and outpatient care is determined u ...more

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez could be released from jail as soon as Thursday after 11 weeks behind bars.Prosecutors reached a tentative $18 million bond agreement wi ...more

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HAVANA (AP) — As Havana and Washington move to restore full ties, Cubans are watching closely. Some hope rapprochement will help them make a small business prosper or keep in touch with relatives in Florida, while others doubt it will do anything to im ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — About 3,000 inflatable baby floats are being recalled because they can deflate, posing a risk that a child could drown.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that the seams on the floats, distributed by Ottero ...more

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By Warren Strobel and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the fall of 2009, as U.S. President Barack Obama conducted a long, divisive review of whether to pour more U.S. troops into Afghanistan, an influential group of advisors were quietly ...more

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife.Nathan Collier and his wives Vic ...more

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead with plans to have the people decide whether they want more austerity measures in exchange for a rescue deal. Greece offered more concessions to its creditors, but was rebuffed — Eu ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — WikiLeaks published a list of German phone numbers Wednesday that it claimed showed the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on senior German officials beyond Chancellor Angela Merkel.Reports two years ago that Merkel's phone ...more