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Trump says Britain should leave EU: newspaper interview

LONDON (Reuters) – Donald Trump told Britons on Sunday he supported Brexit, repeating just days before the vote on June 23 that he thinks the UK would be better off outside the European Union. As the campaign to decide Britain’s EU membership restarted after a three-day hiatus following the killing ...

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New York lawmakers vote to legalize fantasy sports games

New York lawmakers vote to legalize fantasy sports games

By James Odato ALBANY, NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fantasy sports moved a step closer to being legal in New York on Saturday when lawmakers approved the daily and season-long games, clearing a path for FanDuel, DraftKings and others to offer them to millions of players in the state. The multibillion-dollar ...

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Democrats' new line on gun control: Do it for national security

Democrats' new line on gun control: Do it for national security

By Richard Cowan and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats pushing for gun curbs after the latest mass shooting in the United States are co-opting a Republican mantra to build public support and defang opposition: it’s time to get tough on national security. Shoring up national security has long been ...

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George W. Bush ends exile, helps Republicans raise money

George W. Bush ends exile, helps Republicans raise money

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former President George W. Bush had every intention of sticking to his self-imposed exile from politics, but found that the phone kept ringing with appeals from Republican U.S. Senate candidates for help, friends say. As a result, Bush has embarked on a rescue mission ...

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Obama, Saudi prince focus on Iraq and Syria in Washington meeting

By Timothy Gardner and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and the deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Friday discussed ways to support Iraqis in their fight against Islamic State militants and the importance of a political transition in war-torn Syria, the White House said. Obama met ...

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Ryan says Republicans should follow 'conscience' on Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers should follow their conscience on whether to support Donald Trump in November’s presidential election, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan has said in an interview, reflecting the party’s unease over its White House candidate. “The last thing I would do is tell anybody to do something ...

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Senators working to craft new gun control compromise

Senators working to craft new gun control compromise

By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of Republican senators on Friday were trying to craft compromise gun control legislation that could attract both Republicans and Democrats and have a hope of passing the U.S. Senate, unlike several measures that are expected to be voted on ...

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Rubio running for Senate re-election: Florida lawmaker

Rubio running for Senate re-election: Florida lawmaker

(Reuters) – Marco Rubio, the U.S. Senator from Florida and former presidential candidate, is running for re-election, U.S. Representative David Jolly told CNN on Friday, a move that could help Republicans keep control of the chamber. “Marco is saying he’s getting in,” said Jolly, a fellow Republican who has been ...

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Sanders vows to help Clinton beat Trump, but keeps campaign alive

Sanders vows to help Clinton beat Trump, but keeps campaign alive

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Bernie Sanders promised on Thursday to work with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to defeat Republican Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 election, but did not formally pull out of the race for the White House. Sanders did not endorse Clinton during an ...

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