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Donald Trump’s billion-dollar golf course development play: little to show, so far

TURNBERRY, Scotland (Reuters) - For Donald Trump, his golf courses are jewels in his self-branded business empire, from the swaying palm trees of Trump National Doral in south Florida to the panoramic sea views of Trump Turnberry on the windswept west coast of Scotland. Learn More


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U.S. cannot shield Trump from rape accuser's defamation lawsuit, judge rules

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a U.S. government request to drop Donald Trump as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit by a writer who said the president falsely denied raping her in a Manhattan department store a quarter century ago. More »


Political adviser sparked COVID-19 outbreak on Vice President Pence team: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A political adviser to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is suspected of sparking an outbreak of the coronavirus on his team that sidelined a senior official days before the presidential election, according to a current White House official and a former official familiar with the matter. More »


U.S. Supreme Court's divisions in voting cases put spotlight on Barrett

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Divisions within the U.S. Supreme Court exposed in its decision preventing a deadline extension for mail-in ballots in Wisconsin indicate how new Justice Amy Barrett Coney Barrett could cast a decisive vote in similar disputes as the Nov. 3 election approaches. More »


NXIVM sex cult founder Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Keith Raniere, the founder of the cult-like group NXIVM where women were kept on starvation diets, branded with his initials, and ordered to have sex with him, was sentenced on Tuesday to 120 years in prison following his conviction for sex trafficking and other crimes. More »


U.S. approves use of Bayer weed killer for five years

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday it will allow farmers to spray crops with weed killers based on the chemical dicamba that are sold by Bayer AG and other companies, after a U.S. appeals court blocked sales in June. More »


Tyson Foods workers to replace some federal inspectors at U.S. beef plant

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tyson Foods said on Tuesday it plans in January to have company employees take on duties from more than a dozen federal inspectors at a large Kansas beef plant, after getting a U.S. government waiver. More »


Philadelphia calls on National Guard after shooting death of Black man sparks unrest

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Philadelphia will deploy more police officers and has called for help from the National Guard as it braces for further unrest after the police killing of a Black man armed with a knife, authorities said on Tuesday. More »


Texas supreme court says state can limit mail ballot drop-off sites

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the state's Republican governor may limit drop-off sites for election ballots, in a political win for U.S. President Donald Trump days before the Nov. 3 election. More »


Biden lead over Trump grows in Michigan, race is statistically even in North Carolina: Reuters/Ipsos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's lead over President Donald Trump in Michigan is looking increasingly comfortable but the two remain neck and neck in North Carolina, Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls showed on Tuesday. More »


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