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Majority Of Americans Say Clinton Won First Debate Against Trump; Reuters/Ipsos Poll

By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) – A majority of Americans say Democrat Hillary Clinton won Monday night’s presidential debate, but her performance doesn’t appear to have immediately boosted her support among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll released on Wednesday. The online poll, which gathered responses from more than 2,000 people […]

Gov. Branstad joins letter from 7 Midwestern Governors in sending letter to EPA Administrator McCarthy

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) at a campaign stop in Pella, Iowa on Thursday.

Governors of ethanol-producing states collectively join together urging elimination of regulatory hurdle to expand opportunities for E15 and mid-level ethanol blends (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad, along with Gov. Mark Dayton (D-MN), Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R-ND), Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R-SD), Gov. Pete Ricketts (R-NE), Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS) and Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) today […]

U.S. Pays Tribute To 9/11 Victims 15 Years After The Attacks

A woman places her hand over a name on the memorial at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in Lower Manhattan in New York City, U.S., September 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

By Melissa Fares NEW YORK (Reuters) – Americans commemorated the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on Sunday with the recital of the names of the dead, tolling church bells and a tribute in lights at the site where New York City’s massive twin towers collapsed. As classical music drifted across the 9/11 […]

Trump In TV Event With Clinton, Says Putin Better Leader Than Obama

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the Union League of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. September 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason NEW YORK (Reuters) – Donald Trump declared on Wednesday that Russia’s Vladimir Putin had been a better leader than U.S. President Barack Obama, as the Republican presidential nominee used a televised forum to argue he was best equipped to reassert America’s global leadership. Trump suggested at the event in […]

Police Try To Disperse Milwaukee Crowds After One Person Shot During Protests

By Brendan O’Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Tensions rose again on Sunday night with one person shot in the Milwaukee neighborhood where the fatal shooting of a suspect by a police officer touched off rioting and arson the previous night and prompted Wisconsin’s governor to activate the National Guard. After small groups of demonstrators gathered earlier […]

ACT Shakes Up Security Unit, Plans Audit After Cheating Reports

Thousands of tables are seen inside a hall at Asia-World Expo near Hong Kong Airport in Hong Kong, China October 2, 2015, one day before SAT examinations to be taken place. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

By Steve Stecklow and Alexandra Harney LONDON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – ACT Inc, maker of America’s most popular university entrance exam, is laying off its head of test security and plans to audit nearly 200 education centers after Reuters detailed widespread cheating in an ACT-owned college-prep program for international students. Rachel Schoenig, who oversees a 14-person team […]

U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Marginally; Layoffs Increase In July

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, while renewed job cuts in the energy sector boosted layoffs announced by U.S.-based employers in July. Despite the increases, the labor market remains healthy and will probably continue to support economic growth for the remainder of this […]

EPA Should Change Biofuels Program To Help Small Fuel Retailers; Letter

A gas pump displays the price for E15, a gasoline with 15 percent of ethanol, and various other ethanol blends at a gas station in Nevada, Iowa, United States, May 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Jim Young

By Chris Prentice (Reuters) – U.S. regulators should alter a much-debated biofuels program that disadvantages small fuel retailers, said the chairman of a newly-formed coalition, joining the likes of refiners including Valero Energy Corp, which have made a similar push. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) gives an unfair advantage to large petroleum retailers and sidelines […]

Clinton Says Russian Intelligence Services Hacked DNC

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at East High School in Youngstown, Ohio, July 30, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Russian intelligence services hacked into Democratic National Committee computers and she accused Republican contender Donald Trump of showing support for Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We know that Russian intelligence services hacked into the DNC and we know that they arranged for a lot of those […]

Clinton To Make Case For The White House, After A Big Warm-Up From Obama

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton hugs U.S. President Barack Obama as she arrives onstage at the end of his speech on the third night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 27, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Young

By Amy Tennery and Jonathan Allen PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Democrat Hillary Clinton will make her case for the White House on Thursday night, facing the tough task of equaling show-stopping speeches by President Barack Obama and others who have embraced her bid to become the first woman to be elected U.S. president. Known as a […]


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