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Exclusive: Trump wants to expand U.S. nuclear arsenal, make it 'top of the pack'

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the "top of the pack," saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity. | Video

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Tesla's 'close to the edge' cash foretells capital raise

SAN FRANCISCO Tesla Inc Chief Elon Musk has taken big risks repeatedly since going public in 2010, but investors were spooked on Thursday after he said the electric car company could get "close to the edge" as it burns cash ahead of its crucial Model 3 launch.

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U.S. attorney general rescinds Obama-era memo phasing out private prisons

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has rescinded a memo issued by the Obama administration that phased out the use of private contractors to run federal prisons.

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Bitcoin hits 3-year peak, nears record high on U.S. ETF approval talk

LONDON Digital currency bitcoin hit its highest levels in more than three years on Thursday and came within $3 of an all-time peak, on speculation that the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) is set to receive approval from the U.S. financial regulator.

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Arrests among dwindling demonstrators as Dakota pipeline camp cleared

CANNON BALL, N.D. Dozens of armed law enforcement officials swept through a protest camp near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline Thursday, clearing the camp that for months served as a base of opposition to the multi-billion dollar project.

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Trudeau, Trump talk borders as asylum-seekers stream into Canada

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed border cooperation in a phone call on Thursday as pressure mounted in Canada over rising numbers of asylum seekers arriving from the United States.

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Trump's transgender move puts spotlight on Supreme Court case

WASHINGTON The Trump administration’s move on Wednesday to rescind guidance allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice has raised the stakes for an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case that could deliver a landmark decision on the issue.