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In first 100 days, a reversal of fortune for Trump favorites on Wall Street

SAN FRANCISCO A funny thing happened on Wall Street in Donald Trump's first 100 days in the White House: Shares of companies that got closest to the president lagged the market's march higher.

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U.S. Congress passes short-term bill to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON The Republican-led Congress averted a U.S. government shutdown on Friday, giving lawmakers another week to work out federal spending through Sept. 30, with tricky issues like defense spending still unresolved. | Video

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Trump's faulty trade math may not make America greater, or richer

WASHINGTON By U.S. President Donald Trump’s math, renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement and other deals will largely pay for the massive tax cuts his cabinet laid out earlier in the week.

Politics, Election 2016 3:45pm EDT

Venezuelan opposition activists march to Leopoldo Lopez' jail

LOS TEQUES, Venezuela Hundreds of activists marched on Friday to the hilltop jail of Venezuela's best-known detained opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez in the latest of a month of protests against the socialist government.

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U.S. NSA stops some warrantless surveillance of American messages

WASHINGTON The U.S. National Security Agency has halted a form of surveillance that allowed it to collect without a warrant the digital communications of Americans that mentioned a foreign intelligence target, the spy agency confirmed on Friday.

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Friendly fire may have killed U.S. troops in Afghanistan: Pentagon

WASHINGTON Two U.S. special operations forces soldiers killed in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday may have been struck by friendly fire in an operation targeting the emir of Islamic State militants in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Friday.

World, Afghanistan 2:40pm EDT
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Holocaust comments drag on Le Pen's French presidential bid

PARIS/CHATELLERAULT, France Marine Le Pen's bid to defy the odds and win the French presidency risked a setback on Friday when her designated stand-in as National Front party leader stood down to defend himself against charges he shares the views of Holocaust deniers. | Video