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South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; Trump calls Asia allies

SEOUL South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1-billion battery designed to defend against North Korea. | Video

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UPS air maintenance workers threaten strike ahead of shareholders meeting

A union representing 1,200 U.S. air maintenance workers at United Parcel Service Inc  turned up pressure on the company on Sunday to settle a three-year contract dispute, saying it would seek clearance to strike.

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Trump could target 'carried interest' tax loophole: official

WASHINGTON The Trump administration's push to overhaul tax laws might soon target a loophole used by some financial managers to lower their tax rates, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said on Sunday.

Iran's leader rebuffs Rouhani's detente policy ahead of vote

LONDON Iranians should not thank Hassan Rouhani's policy of detente with the West for any reduction in the threat of war, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, stepping up his criticisms of the president as elections approach.

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Trump celebrates first 100 days as president, blasts media

HARRISBURG, Pa. U.S. President Donald Trump hit the road on Saturday to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at critics. | Video

Tornadoes, storms kill nine in U.S. South

Tornadoes ripped through an East Texas county on Saturday evening, killing at least four people and injuring dozens of others, while high winds, falling trees and floods killed five others in neighboring states, according to news reports. | Video

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Republican lawmaker Ros-Lehtinen, a Trump critic, to retire

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a moderate Republican from South Florida who has been critical of President Donald Trump, plans to retire when her term is up next year, according to an interview she gave on Sunday to the Miami Herald.

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Venezuela's Maduro sees local elections later in 2017

CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday he expected delayed state polls to be held this year, although opponents have demanded a broader general election to replace him in protests that have sparked 29 deaths.