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U.S. to consider banning criminal history from federal job applications

U.S. to consider banning criminal history from federal job applications The U.S. agency that oversees personnel hiring for the federal government will propose a rule that would remove questions about criminal history from job applications, the Office of Personnel Management said on Thursday. If the rule is enacted, tens of …

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Fed set to keep rates unchanged, may nod to ebbing risks

Fed set to keep rates unchanged, may nod to ebbing risks The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates unchanged on Wednesday as it continues to monitor the impact from weakening global growth but may seek to signal to markets it is determined to resume policy tightening this …

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U.S. to buy heavy water from Iran’s nuclear program

U.S. to buy heavy water from Iran’s nuclear program The United States will buy heavy water from Iran’s nuclear program and expects it to be delivered within weeks, U.S. officials said on Friday, a move that Republican lawmakers quickly criticized. The U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, will buy 32 …

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Trump, Clinton Win Big In New York

Trump, Clinton Win Big In New York Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton scored sweeping victories in nominating contests in their home state of New York, and immediately cited them in arguing they are all but unstoppable as their respective parties’ presidential nominees. Trump’s crushing defeat of Ted Cruz …

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U.S. to give Philippines eye in sky to track South China Sea activity

U.S. to give Philippines eye in sky to track South China Sea activity The United States will transfer an observation blimp to the Philippines to help it track maritime activity and guard its borders amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, a U.S. diplomat said on Monday. Philip Goldberg, …

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Ted Cruz wins Wyoming Republican presidential nominating contest

Ted Cruz wins Wyoming Republican presidential nominating contest Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Ted Cruz won all 14 delegates at stake on Saturday in Wyoming, besting rival Donald Trump, who made little effort to win the rural state, and further narrowing the gap in the race for the party’s nomination. Cruz …

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Clinton, Sanders face off in New York debate

Clinton, Sanders face off in New York debate NEW YORK: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders face off on Thursday (Apr 14) in a closely watched US presidential debate ahead of the key New York primary in the increasingly acrimonious Democratic race for the White House. The former secretary of state …

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Republican Paul Ryan on 2016 presidential race

Republican Paul Ryan on 2016 presidential race U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Tuesday he would reject any attempt to draft him as a Republican presidential candidate, trying to quash speculation that he could surface as a unity choice should Donald Trump or Ted Cruz falter. “Let …

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U.S. Navy officer charged with spying, possibly for China, Taiwan

U.S. Navy officer charged with spying, possibly for China, Taiwan A U.S. Navy officer with access to sensitive U.S. intelligence faces espionage charges over accusations he passed state secrets, possibly to China and Taiwan, a U.S. official told Reuters on Sunday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, identified the …

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Here’s what we know about the Panama Papers

Here’s what we know about the Panama Papers NEW YORK — On Sunday (April 3), a group of global news organisations published articles based on a trove of leaked confidential documents from a law firm in Panama. They exposed how some of the world’s most powerful people were said to …

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