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Trump looking at possible tax cuts amid economic jitters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was considering potential tax cuts on wages as well as profits from asset sales, and sought to play down market anxieties that the world's top economy could be heading for a recession. Learn More


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Philadelphia police commissioner abruptly resigns

(Reuters) - Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned on Tuesday over what the city mayor said was his department's failure to address accusations of sexual harassment and racial discrimination in the ranks. More »


Louisiana university gun scare linked to apparent mistaken identity

(Reuters) - A gun scare that jolted Louisiana State University's Baton Rouge campus on Tuesday apparently stemmed from an off-duty policeman in plain clothes seen walking around with a pistol on his belt being mistaken for an armed intruder, a school spokesman said. More »


Trump says White House discussing gun legislation; Democrats say talks low-level

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was in "meaningful" talks with Democrats about gun legislation after the latest mass shootings, but congressional aides downplayed the discussions as low-level and not very productive. More »


Protesting U.S. athletes receive 12-months probation

(Reuters) - U.S. athletes Race Imboden and Gwen Berry have been placed on probation for 12 months for their political protests at the Pan Am Games, USA Today reported on Tuesday. More »


Trump White House seeks to assuage farmer unrest over biofuel policy: sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration has been scrambling to stem the tide of rising anger in Farm Belt states after its decision this month to allow numerous oil refiners to mix less ethanol into their gasoline, sources told Reuters on Tuesday. More »


Three more women sue Epstein's estate over alleged abuse

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three women on Tuesday sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, saying they were sexually abused by the financier, both before and after the widely criticized 2007 plea deal that allowed him to avoid federal prosecution for sex crimes. More »


Drugmakers Endo, Allergan agree to $15 million in settlements in major opioid case

(Reuters) - Endo International Plc and Allergan Plc have agreed to pay $15 million to avoid going to trial in October in a landmark case by two Ohio counties accusing various drug manufacturers and distributors of fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic. More »


New York City can limit art vendors in popular parks: appeals court

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City rules limiting the number of art and book vendors in four popular Manhattan parks are constitutional, a state appeals court ruled on Tuesday, overturning an injunction against the rules. More »


Democrat Warren wants to repeal 1994 crime bill, end cash bail

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday proposed sweeping changes to federal and state criminal justice systems, including ending cash bail requirements and doing away with a crime bill that rival Joe Biden helped make law. More »


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