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Trump's new security advisor differs from him on Russia, other key issues

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has shown little patience for dissent, but that trait is likely to be tested by his new national security adviser, Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster.

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Exclusive: China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles - U.S. officials

WASHINGTON China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

U.S. judge blocks Texas plan to cut Planned Parenthood Medicaid funds

AUSTIN, Texas A U.S. judge in Austin issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday halting Texas' plan to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, saying the state did not present evidence of a program violation that would warrant termination.

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Asia up as Wall Street extends record rise, dollar steady

TOKYO Asian stocks edged up on Wednesday, joining a record-setting night for world markets as investors cheered upbeat factory activity in Europe and solid earnings on Wall Street.

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Exclusive: Facebook in talks to live stream one MLB game per week - sources

NEW YORK Facebook Inc is in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game per week during the upcoming season, which could be a key win as the social media platform works to offer more live sports, according to two people familiar with the situation.

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New U.S. environmental chief says agency can also be pro-jobs

WASHINGTON The new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday that America need not choose between jobs and the environment, in a nod to the energy industry, as the White House prepares executive orders that could come as soon as this week to roll back Obama-era regulation. | Video

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San Jose streets flooded as more heavy rains wallop California

Waist-high waters flooded hundreds of homes in a neighborhood of San Jose on Tuesday after heavy rains drenched the state, causing a creek in the Northern California city to overflow, officials said. | Video

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Exclusive: CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack - sources

BEIRUT/AMMAN/WASHINGTON CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major Islamist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar al-Assad.