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Jared Kushner is said to be resisting White House efforts to clamp down on staffers who lack a full security clearance

AP Photo/Alex Brandon Jared Kushner is reportedly pushing back on efforts to rein in the flow of information among White House staffers who do not have a full security clearance. The effort by White House chief of staff John Kelly is seen as a potential

United States

Florida school set to reopen in phases after deadly shooting

The Florida school where a gunman last week opened fire, killing 17 students and teachers, is set to reopen in phases starting on Friday, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School said in a statement.

United States

Missouri residents sue over radioactive material storage sites

(Reuters) - Residents living near landfill sites in the St. Louis area where radioactive waste has been stored filed lawsuits on Tuesday seeking compensation, claiming negligence in handling materials they said were some of the most dangerous on Earth.

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Final version of Trans-Pacific trade deal released, rules pushed by U.S. on ice

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of the Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing economies was released on Wednesday, signaling the pact was a step closer to reality even without its star mem

Sport

Hearing yet to be set in Russian medalist doping case: CAS

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A hearing in the case of Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, who tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, was yet to be scheduled, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday.

Sport

Curling: Stunned Canada out of women's competition

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - World and defending Olympic champions Canada, the most dominant force in women's curling, were knocked out at the preliminary stage after losing to Britain on Wednesday in one of the biggest shocks of the Pyeongchang Gam

Business

HNA property unit pledges 41 percent stake as collateral for loan

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A HNA Group unit said it has pledged about 41 percent of the company as collateral for a loan from a Hong Kong private equity firm, part of a slew of fundraising efforts by the Chinese conglomerate to address a liquidity crunch.

Politics

NYT: Kushner is pushing back on giving up his access to classified info

White House officials Jared Kushner and John Kelly are privately feuding over Kushner's access to classified information despite having only an interim security clearance, according to a report in The New York Times.

World

Mexico asks Rome for criminal background check on missing Italians

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities said on Tuesday they had asked Rome for a criminal background check on six Italian citizens, after three of them went missing in the western Mexican state of Jalisco at the end of January, allegedly at the hands

United Kingdom

Chief exec clocked speeding four times asked to avoid road ban so he could take his daughter horse-riding

A CHIEF exec clocked speeding four times begged against a ban — as it would stop him taking his daughter horse-riding. Mark Lapping, 48 — on nine points — moaned taxis for social and work use would cost a fifth of his £170,000 salary. He argued a b

United States

North Carolina father, daughter charged with incest arraigned in Virginia court

A North Carolina father and daughter accused of incest that led to a baby boy – and a marriage – were arraigned Tuesday on felony charges of incest and misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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Exclusive: Japan to buy at least 20 more F-35A stealth fighters - sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan plans to buy at least 20 additional F-35A stealth fighters over the next six years, some or all of which it may purchase directly from Lockheed Martin Corp in the United States rather than assemble locally, three sources said.

United States

Democrat picks up seat in special election for Kentucky legislature

(Reuters) - A Democrat easily won a Kentucky House of Representatives special election on Tuesday, the 37th U.S. legislative seat flipped to the party from Republicans since Donald Trump's 2016 election as president, the Democratic National Committee said

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