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Trump's funding request for U.S. border wall hits snag among some Republicans

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's call for $1.5 billion this year to help build a wall along the border with Mexico could be in jeopardy as fellow Republicans in Congress weigh delaying a decision on the request.

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Vote to repeal U.S. broadband privacy rules sparks interest in VPNs

The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs.

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French ex-PM Valls says will vote for Macron in election

PARIS French former Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday he would vote for Emmanuel Macron in the coming presidential election, the biggest Socialist party name to date to turn his back on its official candidate and back the centrist instead.

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Toshiba's Westinghouse files for U.S. bankruptcy protection

TOKYO Toshiba Corp's troubled U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors on Wednesday, as its Japanese parent seeks to limit losses that have plunged it into crisis.

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Exclusive: Afghans plan to double special forces from 17,000 as threats grow - sources

KABUL Afghanistan plans to double the number of elite special forces from 17,000 troops, officials said, part of a long-term strategy to bolster units stretched and exhausted by persistent attacks from Taliban insurgents and other Islamist militants.

World, Afghanistan Mar 28 2017

Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle lawsuit over account abuses

Wells Fargo & Co said it agreed to pay $110 million to settle a lawsuit by customers challenging its opening of accounts without their permission, a practice that led to a scandal that cost the bank's chief executive his job.

Mar 28 2017
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California immigration forum highlights state's red-blue divide

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Supporters and critics of President Donald Trump's deportation policy packed a gymnasium in California's heartland on Tuesday, trading jeers and ridicule during a raucous town hall meeting attended by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement chief.

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Syria deal to evacuate Shi'ites and Sunnis from towns: source, Observatory

BEIRUT The Shi'ite populations of two pro-Syrian government towns are to be evacuated in exchange for the evacuation of Sunni rebels and their families from two opposition-held towns in a mediated deal between the warring sides, a pro-government source and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.