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U.S. has 'bigger problems' than plastic straws - Trump
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With plastic straw bans gaining popularity to protect the environment, President Donald Trump on Friday posed the question: What about other plastic dining items?
Biohaven's treatment for Lou Gehrig's disease fails to win FDA nod
(Reuters) - Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd said on Friday the U.S. health regulator failed to approve its treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, sending its shares down nearly 6% in extended trading.
Democratic lawmakers slam Trump's latest border initiatives
McALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Friday called President Donald Trump's latest anti-immigration initiatives "unacceptable" and warned his administration against misappropriating funding authorized only for humanitarian use.
FACTBOX -From hidden space heroes to artists, 10 women written out of history
LONDON, July 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Everyone who contributed to Neil Armstrong's milestone of becoming the first man to walk on the moon will be celebrated on Saturday's 50th anniversary, including women who for many years were left in the shadows.
Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' begins life term in Colorado 'Supermax' prison
(Reuters) - Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo," entered a Colorado prison known as "the Alcatraz of the Rockies" on Friday to begin a life sentence after being found guilty of a raft of crimes including conspiracy to commit murder.
'Professor' Pacquiao vows to teach Thurman a lesson
(Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao plans to teach WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman a painful lesson when the two face off in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Puerto Rico governor faces calls for impeachment over chats
(Reuters) - Puerto Rico's embattled governor came under growing pressure to resign or be impeached on Friday after the leak of hundreds of vulgar and offensive chat messages, as the Caribbean island's trade unions staged another protest march in San Juan.
Heat wave gripping eastern, central U.S. to intensify over weekend
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A massive heat wave that has enveloped the U.S. Midwest pushed into the Northeast on Friday, ushering in temperatures that could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees C) in Washington and prompting utilities to take steps to prevent power outages.
Second ex-Credit Suisse banker pleads guilty in Mozambique loan scheme
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Credit Suisse Group AG
banker on Friday pleaded guilty to U.S. charges that he took part in a fraud scheme that involved $2 billion in loans to state-owned companies in Mozambique and helped lead to the country's debt default.
A rally and a redirect: why the markets are so focused on the Fed
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When New York Fed President John Williams talked about the need to "vaccinate the economy" on Thursday, markets listened. And when the New York Fed itself spoke up later to clarify his remarks, investors were again all ears.
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