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Likely New York Fed president says bitcoin 'doesn't pass the basic test' for a currency

The central banker expected to be the next head of the New York Fed doesn't think much of bitcoin.

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'Gradual' pace of rate hikes likely to hold for years, Fed's Williams says

The Fed is likely to stick to a "gradual" path of rate hikes, San Francisco Fed President John Williams said Friday.

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Trump slaps OPEC for manipulating prices and his tweet wasn't just about higher gas prices

President Donald Trump's tweet slapping OPEC for high oil prices comes just weeks before he is set to make a decision on Iran, which could send oil prices even higher.

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Two Florida officers shot dead through restaurant window

A man walked up to a restaurant window and shot the two men while they were eating, police say.

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U.S. woman gets life sentence for Canada mall shooting plot

TORONTO (Reuters) - A U.S. woman has been sentenced to life in a Canadian prison for her role in an aborted Valentine's Day mass shooting at a shopping mall in 2015, local media reported on Friday.

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Democratic party sues Russia, Trump campaign for allegedly disrupting 2016 election

The party alleges in the federal lawsuit that Trump campaign officials conspired with Russia to hurt Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonThe Democratic party sued Russia, Donald Trump’s campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they conspired to dis

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Mother who put children in suitcase charged with child abuse

A 26-year-old Michigan mother accused of leaving her 11-month-old twin daughters in a suitcase along a curb with trash has been charged with child abuse.

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Halifax Valentine's Day mass murder plot woman sentenced

Lindsay Kantha Souvannarath and her Canadian accomplices were fascinated by the Columbine shooting.

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Mystery world leader Trump failed to call for six days revealed to be ... Putin

In Comey’s memos, Trump said Flynn’s failure to inform him of a call – confirmed to be Putin by the AP – meant he had ‘judgment issues’Donald Trump was annoyed with his national security adviser for making Vladimir Putin wait six days for a re

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Grand jury considers woman's stabbing of husband with sword

A grand jury in Alabama will hear the case of a woman accused of fatally stabbing her husband with a sword.

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Skechers shares tank on weak outlook for the sneaker business

Skechers shares plunge after the shoe retailer issued a disappointing outlook for this quarter.

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National Teacher of the Year works with refugee students

Undeterred by immigration politics, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year leads a Washington state classroom for refugees that runs on the same promise that's bestowed upon children and fuels newcomers to the American dream.

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Pivotal spikes in IPO before losing gains

Pivotal Software started trading at $16.75 per share on Thursday, above the IPO price of $15 per share, but the stock fell shortly after its debut.

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Xerox and Fujifilm said to be in 'active talks' about renegotiating deal

The $6.1 billion deal, announced in January, would combine Xerox into an existing joint venture with Fuji, but it drew opposition from prominent shareholders

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Daycare Worker Drank 12 Beers Before Infant Died In Her Care, Police Say

An Iowa woman has been charged with neglect Wednesday after a 7-month-old was found dead in her care last year, police said.

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Florida high school shooting leaves one student injured; suspect in custody

A suspect was in custody following a shooting at a Florida high school Friday that injured one student, police said.

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Investigators focused on family of 4 in unsolved killings

A prosecutor says the investigation of the unsolved killings of eight Ohio family members nearly two years ago remains focused on a family of four that left the state for Alaska.

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Kent State student group hosts panel asking 'Is Christianity the white man's religion?'

"The problems of Christianity" and "white Jesus" were on the agenda during a controversial panel discussion at Ohio's Kent State University on Tuesday

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James Comey's Trump memos are released. Here's what you need to know

Trump told Comey that former national security advisor Michael Flynn has "serious judgment issues."

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Teens are using 'Fortnite' to ask out prom dates

Teens are using a popular video game, "Fortnite," to ask out their prom dates, USA Today reports.

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Wells Fargo to pay $1bn in largest fine levied against a bank under Trump

Fine had been widely anticipated and comes after Donald Trump warned that administration planned to hold the bank to accountWells Fargo has agreed to pay $1bn to settle claims tied to its auto insurance, mortgage and other financial products in what is th

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Bitcoin's latest climb brings post-Tax Day rally to more than 8%

Many cryptocurrency analysts attributed much of bitcoin's decline in the last two months to investors cashing out to pay taxes on last year's massive capital gains.

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Big Wall Street banks saved $3.6 billion in taxes last quarter under Trump's new law

An analysis by The Associated Press shows the nation's six big Wall Street banks saved at least $3.59 billion in taxes last quarter, thanks to the recently enacted Trump tax law.

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Another Florida school shooting leaves 1 injured, suspect in custody

Authorities say one student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and a suspect is in custody.

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Officer caught on video punching suspect won't face charges

A New Jersey police officer seen on video punching a man in the head 12 times during an attempted arrest won't face charges.

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