WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives floated the idea on Wednesday of ending a partial U.S. government shutdown by giving President Donald Trump most or all of the money he seeks for security along the Mexican border but for items other than the wall he wants.
- U.S. government shutdown to crimp growth, recession risk steady: Reuters poll
- Gunman surrenders after killing five in central Florida bank: police
- Furloughed federal workers may lose some health benefits: U.S. senators
- Nurse charged with rape of disabled Arizona woman who gave birth
- Back to school: Los Angeles teachers return to work after six-day strike
- Denver public school teachers vote to strike over pay, incentives
- Age bias law does not cover job applicants: U.S. appeals court
- White man who wanted race war pleads guilty to New York stabbing
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CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, winning the backing of Washington and many Latin American nations and prompting socialist Nicolas Maduro, who has led the oil-rich nation since 2013, to break relations with the United States.
- U.S. weighs oil sanctions on Venezuela as it steps up pressure
- In a month, Venezuela's Guaido emerged from obscurity to challenge Maduro
- Indonesia frees Christian politician jailed for blasphemy
- Australia and China to meet as Canberra seeks answers over detained writer
- Peru's Fujimori, pardon annulled, forced back to prison
- North Korea's Kim 'believes in' Trump ahead of second Trump summit: KCNA
- Pope, on trip to Panama, says fear of migrants makes people crazy
- Mexico says will not accept return of at-risk U.S. asylum seekers
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- Tesla to cut production hours for Model S and X
- Boeing's flying car lifts off in race to revolutionize urban travel
- Huawei executive has strong case to fight extradition: Canadian envoy
- U.S. sanctions on Venezuela would reroute crude, leave refiners short
- Asian shares subdued as U.S. political standoff, ECB decision eyed
- Boeing says prolonged government shutdown could hurt business: CNBC
- Microsoft says Bing search engine blocked in China
- PG&E sees cost of complying with judge's wildfire plan at $75 billion-$150 billion
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Alec Baldwin on Wednesday agreed to take anger-management training, as he pleaded guilty in a Manhattan court to a harassment charge for a November confrontation in which he was accused of punching someone over a parking spot.
- Popular Zimbabwean musician Mtukudzi dies
- Celebrities to keep social media posts 'clean', UK watchdog says
- History-making Oscar nominations leave top prize up for grabs
- Oscars snub Bradley Cooper as director, 'Beale Street' as best picture
- American singer Chris Brown denies rape allegation in Paris
- 'Black Panther' leads popular films in Oscars best picture pack
- Viacom will buy Pluto TV streaming service for $340 million
- Netflix in the running for top Oscars prize with 'Roma'
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When former New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez appears in a snack food commercial during next month's Super Bowl, it will mark the latest step in his remarkable return to the public's good graces following his 2014 suspension for steroid use.
- NBA: Same old story as Warriors start to 'click'
- NBA: Pacers' Oladipo leaves court on stretcher with 'serious' knee injury
- Hopes fade for soccer star Sala as rescuers suspend search
- NFL: 'Romostradamus' earns plaudits ahead of Super Bowl debut
- Tennis: Osaka sponsor withdraws controversial commercial
- Tennis: Kvitova-Collins semi-final suspended due to heat
- Report: Schiano expected to join Patriots' staff
- NFL: Patriots owner hopes Brady returns for one more season
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