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New Trump travel order expected in coming days, Pence says


WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump plans to finalize a new order limiting travel to the United States in the coming days, his vice president said on Wednesday, after federal courts blocked the administration's earlier travel ban.

Judge okays release of Florida nightclub shooter's widow from jail

OAKLAND, Calif. The widow of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, may be released from jail as she awaits trial on federal charges accusing her of covering up his plans for the June 2016 attack, a judge ruled on Wednesday.

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School board in key transgender case seeks U.S. high court delay

WASHINGTON The Virginia school board sued by a student over bathroom access in a major transgender rights case asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to delay the matter until at least April, when President Donald Trump's conservative nominee could be on the bench and potentially cast the deciding vote.

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Trump gives nod to Republican tax-credit proposal on Obamacare

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump backed the use of tax credits to help people purchase health insurance in a speech to Congress on Tuesday, the first time he signaled support for a key component of House Republican proposals to replace Obamacare. | Video

U.S. communications agency considers helping in probe of Jewish center threats

NEW YORK The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Wednesday it was exploring what it could do to help law enforcement track down who has made telephone threats to nearly 100 Jewish Community Centers across the United States in recent months.

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New York's Catholic Church seeks $100 million loan to pay priest victims

NEW YORK The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York is seeking permission for a $100 million mortgage on some of its valuable Manhattan property to fund its compensation program for people sexually abused by its priests, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Storms move east after killing three in U.S. Midwest

CHICAGO Tornadoes and storms that killed at least three people and destroyed homes in the U.S. Midwest on Tuesday are moving toward the East Coast, according to weather forecasters and media. | Video

White House supports renewal of spy law without reforms: official

WASHINGTON The Trump administration does not want to reform an internet surveillance law to address privacy concerns, a White House official told Reuters on Wednesday, saying it is needed to protect national security.

More Wells Fargo customers may be affected by sales scandal: filing

More Wells Fargo & Co customers may have been affected by a scandal over phony accounts than previously believed, the third-largest U.S. lender said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday.

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Lawyers for ex-NFL star Hernandez claims witness was killer

BOSTON An attorney for ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez claimed on Wednesday that a key witness who prosecutors say will finger the convicted killer as the gunman in a 2012 double murder is blaming his former friend to hide his own guilt.

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