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  • In Davos, Cate Blanchett jokes about playing Melania Trump

    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Actress Cate Blanchett, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, drew laughs when she jokingly speculated about playing First Lady Melania Trump on screen, saying she would not approach such a role from a "Free Melania" point of view.

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  • Trump to host state visit for France's Macron in April

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will roll out the red carpet for French President Emmanuel Macron in late April when the White House hosts the first state visit of Trump's presidency, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

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  • Russia cancels release of 'insulting' film about Stalin's death

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday it had cancelled the release of "Death of Stalin", a dark, satirical movie from British director Armando Iannucci, saying many Russians would find it an insulting mockery of the country's Soviet past.

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  • U.S. Attorney General orders probe of FBI agents' texts: lawmaker

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered an investigation into texts exchanged between two officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who are accused of expressing views against President Donald Trump, the Republican lawmaker who chiefly oversees the FBI and Justice Department said on Tuesday.

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  • U.S. Attorney General orders probe of FBI agents' texts: lawmaker

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered an investigation into texts exchanged between two officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who are accused of expressing views against President Donald Trump, the Republican lawmaker who chiefly oversees the FBI and Justice Department said on Tuesday.

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  • U.S. Attorney General orders probe of FBI agents' texts: lawmaker

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered an investigation into texts exchanged between two officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who are accused of expressing views against President Donald Trump, the Republican lawmaker who chiefly oversees the FBI and Justice Department said on Tuesday.

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  • Venezuela to hold presidential vote by end of April

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela will hold its presidential vote by the end of April, the pro-government legislative superbody said on Tuesday, with President Nicolas Maduro hoping to trump a squabbling opposition despite economic crisis and foreign sanctions.

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  • In Davos, Cate Blanchett jokes about playing Melania Trump

    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Actress Cate Blanchett, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, drew laughs when she jokingly speculated about playing First Lady Melania Trump on screen, saying she would not approach such a role from a "Free Melania" point of view.

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  • Lawmakers scramble on immigration as government shutdown paused

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday sought a way forward on an immigration deal including protection for "Dreamer" immigrants and border security before federal funding runs out again next month.

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  • Joe Biden: Mitch McConnell wasn't interested in bipartisan confrontation on Russia

    Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not want to put out a bipartisan statement with the White House about Russian involvement in the 2016 election. "Mitch McConnell wanted no part of having a bipartisan commitment that we would say, essentially, Russia ...

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  • Top Dems demand Facebook, Twitter investigate Russian trolls suspected of pushing FISA abuse memo

    Senior congressional Democrats have demanded that Facebook and Twitter investigate whether a Russian social media subversion campaign is actively promoting an online push to release a classified congressional memo regarding the anti-Trump dossier. Last week, interest in a sensitive House Intelligence Committee memo, which reportedly outlines how the anti-Trump dossier ...

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  • Anti-Trump protest in Haiti prompts U.S. embassy lockdown

    The U.S. embassy in Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince was forced to close Monday afternoon after demonstrators took to the streets to protest President Trump's alleged "sh—hole" comments disparaging the Caribbean nation. Protesters were met with tear gas rounds fired by Haitian police as they descended on the heavily shielded embassy, ...

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  • Floridians to decide on ending lifetime ban on voting for felons

    (Reuters) - Floridians will be asked in November whether to restore voting rights to people convicted of serious crimes who have completed their sentence after campaigners collected enough signatures on Tuesday to get the proposal included on the ballot.

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  • Russia cancels release of 'insulting' film about Stalin's death

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday it had canceled the release of "Death of Stalin", a dark, satirical movie from British director Armando Iannucci, saying many Russians would find it an insulting mockery of the country's Soviet past.

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  • Top Democrats Urge Facebook, Twitter to Investigate Russia’s Embrace of #ReleaseTheMemo

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) are urging Facebook and Twitter to investigate potential Russian involvement in the current partisan push to release a Republican-authored memo that reportedly alleges the FBI used unlawful surveillance tactics to target a former Trump campaign adviser.  The lawmakers’ Tuesday letter comes amid widespread reports of Russia-linked bots propagating […]

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  • Trump administration expands access to opioid medication

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More healthcare workers can prescribe an opioid medication under a U.S. measure announced on Tuesday that expands treatment options for rural residents with limited access to physicians.

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  • Trump administration expands access to opioid medication

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More healthcare workers can prescribe an opioid medication under a U.S. measure announced on Tuesday that expands treatment options for rural residents with limited access to physicians.

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  • Virginia Senate passes bill to allow guns in churches

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Senate has passed legislation aimed at allowing guns in church in the wake of a deadly church shooting in Texas. The Republican-controlled chamber voted along party lines Tuesday to approve the measure, which would repeal a state law prohibiting weapons in a place of ...

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