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Exclusive: 'If there's a shutdown, there's a shutdown,' Trump says

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WASHINGTON President Donald Trump downplayed the severity of a potential government shutdown on Thursday, just two days shy of a deadline for Congress to reach a spending deal to avert temporary layoffs of federal workers. | Video

More Americans say race relations deteriorating: Reuters poll

WASHINGTON Tiffany Cartagena said she was eating with her mixed-race girlfriend at a restaurant in Ohio last month when she heard nearby diners remark about the "monkey" at the next table.

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United Airlines chief executive will testify before Congress

WASHINGTON The chief executive of United Airlines Inc will testify before a House panel on Tuesday in the aftermath of the forced removal of a passenger from a Chicago flight on April 9 that drew international condemnation.

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Arkansas's fourth execution in eight days ends death chamber flurry

GRADY, Ark. Arkansas on Thursday executed its fourth inmate in eight days, administering a lethal injection to a man who killed two people after escaping from a prison where he had been serving a life sentence for murdering a cheerleader.

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'Get off of Twitter': As Trump nears Day 100, some stirrings of discontent

CLEARWATER, Fla. Some of his supporters fret that President Donald Trump is backing himself into a corner with promises that can’t be kept. Others lament he is not pulling America from international conflicts as he vowed – or say he should “get off of Twitter.” | Video

Politics, Election 2016, 12:11pm EDT

Flood of Cuban migrants to United States shrinks to a trickle

HAVANA The flood of Cubans to the United States via perilous journeys by sea or land has turned into a mere trickle since the end of the U.S. preferential asylum policy for them, data obtained by Reuters shows.

World, Cuba 7:11am EDT

United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger dragged from plane

CHICAGO United Airlines and the passenger who was dragged from a Chicago flight earlier this month have reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum, they said on Thursday, in the carrier's latest step to contain damage from an incident that sparked international outrage. | Video

Aerospace & Defense Apr 27 2017

Next battleground: An aging Great Lakes pipeline stirs new protest

CALGARY, Alberta The growing protest movement against U.S. oil and gas pipelines has so far focused on stopping or delaying new construction, with some high-profile successes.

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Number of U.S. visas to citizens of Trump travel ban nations drops

WASHINGTON The United States issued about 40 percent fewer temporary visas in March to citizens of seven countries covered by President Donald Trump's temporary travel bans than it did in an average month last year, according to a Reuters analysis of preliminary government data released on Thursday.

Politics, Election 2016, Apr 27 2017

Berkeley largely quiet after Ann Coulter speech cancelation

BERKELEY, Calif. Police at the University of California at Berkeley braced for civil unrest on Thursday in the aftermath of a canceled speech by conservative commentator Ann Coulter, but the campus remained tranquil through the day while hundreds of her supporters rallied nearby. | Video

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