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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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Toshiba approves Chapter 11 filing for nuclear unit Westinghouse: Nikkei

TOKYO Toshiba Corp's board has approved a Chapter 11 filing for its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday - a move that would limit losses that have plunged the Japanese group into crisis.

Congress sends White House repeal of broadband privacy rules

WASHINGTON The U.S. House voted on Tuesday 215-205 to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc. | Video

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.

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British PM May to fire starting gun on Brexit

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the endurance of the European Union.

World, United Nations 7:10pm EDT

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.

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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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U.S. sees probable role in Mosul blast, probe under way

MOSUL, Iraq/WASHINGTON The senior U.S. commander in Iraq acknowledged on Tuesday that the U.S.-led coalition probably had a role in an explosion in Mosul believed to have killed scores of civilians but said Islamic State could also be to blame. | Video