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Manafort offered to give Russian billionaire ‘private briefings’ on 2016 campaign

Less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign chairman offered to provide briefings on the race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin, according to people familiar with the discussions. Paul Manafort made the offer in an email to an overseas intermediary, asking that a message be sent to Oleg Deripaska, an aluminum magnate with whom Manafort had done business in the…

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Tossing Confederate statues? We’ll take them, Texas town official says

Suddenly removed or unwanted Confederate statues and monuments might find a new home in the Woodlands, Texas, after a town leader offered to accept them. Gordy Bunch, the Woodlands Township Board Chairman, said Tuesday that his town — located near Houston — could take the statues that are being taken down across the U.S., arguing that the statues would enrich his otherwise new town’s sense of history. “What’s happening across…

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Trump’s big test: will his swing voters stay loyal? | US news

In his climb to the presidency, Donald Trump managed to grab 209 US counties that had voted twice for Barack Obama. Each county flipped for reasons all its own. But the overall phenomenon – of Trump eating the Democrats’ lunch in Obama districts – raised a basic question about the future of American politics: were those county results an aberration, or did they reveal an enduring shift? Eight months into…

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Can companies block employees’ class-action lawsuits?

ANTONIN SCALIA was no fan of class-action lawsuits. When plaintiffs band together to sue a company, he wrote in a 2011 Supreme Court decision, the result is often “trial by formula”—a mashing together of countless disparate claims that are impossible to adjudicate fairly. The Supreme Court followed up on Walmart v Dukes (when it rebuffed 1.5m female employees’ claim that Walmart discriminated against them) by whittling away at class-action litigation…

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2017: A Year of Acute Uncertainty For Business

Challenge to globalisation and free trade highlighted by US election and Brexit referendum ushers in year of heightened strategic uncertainty for business The distinction for businesses between perceived safe domestic markets and foreign ones rife with challenges has become marginal as risks increasingly come home through political, cyber and terrorism threats A US-led brake on regulation could transform the global regulatory environment London, Monday 12 December, 2016. Control Risks, the…

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The New Health Care Bill Is Not So Great For States That Like Obamacare

Senate Republicans championing a final effort to pass a bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act are selling it as a way to offer more flexibility to states. But while it would provide new possibilities for states that have largely rejected the ACA, the states that have embraced the law would be stuck designing a new health system with far less money. The law would upend…

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Crews at Mexico City school digging, listening for survivors

Classrooms became coffins at a Mexico City elementary school after a powerful earthquake collapsed a wing of the building, killing more than 20 students and leaving two of their classmates missing. Firefighters, police officers, soldiers and passersby clawed frantically through the rubble of the Colegio Enrique Rebsamen in southern Mexico City in the hours after a 7.1 magnitude temblor rumbled through the region Tuesday afternoon. Rescue workers,…

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