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US envoy at UN makes bid for reviving Israeli-Palestinian talks

MiddleEasteye - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 21:49
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Nikki Haley discussed reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations during her first meeting with Palestinian envoy to UN

State of Hawaii to challenge new Trump order in court - court document

Reuters US Politics - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 21:16
(Reuters) - The state of Hawaii said in a court motion on Tuesday that it intends to seek a temporary restraining order on Wednesday against President Donald Trump's new executive order restricting travel from six Muslim-majority countries.

Refugees say unfair US asylum system pushing them to Canada

MiddleEasteye - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 20:40
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Expert says Canada must pressure the US to grant refugees access to fair asylum process

Trump has 'no recollection' of meeting with Russian ambassador

MiddleEasteye - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 19:45
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Back in April, Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak reportedly met with Trump at Mayflower Hotel in DC

U.S. seeks to dismiss appeal of Trump travel ban ruling

Top Reuters News - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 19:31
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday said it would voluntarily dismiss its own appeal of a Seattle federal court ruling that had suspended President Donald Trump's first executive order concerning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

U.S. seeks to dismiss appeal of Trump travel ban ruling

Reuters US Politics - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 19:31
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday said it would voluntarily dismiss its own appeal of a Seattle federal court ruling that had suspended President Donald Trump's first executive order concerning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Los Angeles mayor appears headed for re-election victory

Reuters US Politics - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 19:27
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti appeared within striking distance to clinch re-election as leader of America's second-largest city on Tuesday against 10 lesser-known challengers, most of them lacking significant financial support.

U.S. attorney general vows to examine Eric Garner case: rights groups

Reuters US Politics - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 18:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. civil rights leaders said Attorney General Jeff Sessions promised on Tuesday to examine the status of a federal probe into the case of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man whose 2014 death at the hands of New York City police sparked protests.

Trump to nominate Francisco as advocate before Supreme Court: sources

Top Reuters News - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 18:10
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is to nominate Washington lawyer Noel Francisco for the position of solicitor general, the government's top advocate before the U.S. Supreme Court, according to two sources familiar with the hiring process.

House intelligence chief has seen no evidence to back Trump's wiretap charge

Top Reuters News - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:38
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee said on Tuesday he had seen no evidence to support President Donald Trump's allegation he was wiretapped by then-President Barack Obama during the 2016 presidential campaign.

U.S. runs a deficit of $192 billion in February, CBO says

MarketWatch Market Pulse - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:34

The U.S. government ran a deficit of $192 billion in February, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday. That's down $1 billion, or 0.6%, from last year. Individual income tax refunds declined by $8 billion, or 11%, due to law that delayed processing returns using the Earned Income Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit as a safeguard against identity theft and tax fraud. For the fiscal year ending February, the U.S. has a $348 billion deficit, slightly narrower than last year's $353 billion.

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Trump to nominate Francisco as top advocate before Supreme Court: sources

Reuters US Politics - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:33
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is to nominate Washington lawyer Noel Francisco for the position of solicitor general, the government's top advocate before the U.S. Supreme Court, according to two sources familiar with the hiring process.

Extreme Networks jumps after bidding for Avaya networking business

MarketWatch Market Pulse - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:26

Extreme Networks Inc. rose nearly 8% in late trading Tuesday after the company set an initial bid of $100 million for the networking business of bankrupt Avaya Inc. "We expect the Avaya business to generate over $200 million in annual revenue, increase our market share and offer new opportunities for our customers," Extreme Networks Chief Executive Ed Meyercord said in Tuesday's announcement. Extreme's $100 million agreement with Avaya is known as a "stalking horse" bid, which sets the price other companies will have to beat if they want to acquire the business. Extreme noted that it will receive a break-up fee and expense reimbursement if it does not succeed in purchasing the business. Avaya filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January, which scuttled its plans for an initial public offering. Extreme Networks stock, which closed at $6.10, increased to $6.58 in the after-hours session, within striking distance of the company's 52-week intraday high of $6.63.

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House intelligence chief has seen no evidence to back Trump's wiretap charge

Reuters US Politics - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee said on Tuesday he had seen no evidence to support President Donald Trump's allegation he was wiretapped by then-President Barack Obama during the 2016 presidential campaign.

In face of Trump backlash, 'sanctuary cities' still provide haven for immigrants

MiddleEasteye - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:23
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Supporters of sanctuary resolutions feel they are necessary for human rights, while critics maintain they end up harbouring criminals

At least three killed when train hits bus in Mississippi

Top Reuters News - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:10
(Reuters) - At least three people were killed and dozens were injured on Tuesday when a train slammed into a charter bus carrying about 50 people in Biloxi, Mississippi, local TV station WLOX reported.

Senate revokes Obama federal land-planning rule

Reuters US Politics - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday revoked a rule that aimed to give the public more input into federal land management decisions, the latest move by the Republican-led Congress to undo Obama administration environmental regulations it sees as a burden.

Confronted by market doubts, Federal Reserve drove March rate rise expectations

Top Reuters News - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 16:45
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Early last week, financial markets saw just a 30 percent chance of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates in March; but by Friday after a striking series of comments from Fed officials, including Chair Janet Yellen, traders saw an 80 percent chance.

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