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Explosion rocks major New York commuter hub

A man with a bomb-like device strapped to his body set off an explosion at one of New York's busiest commuter hubs at rush hour, injuring himself and three others in what Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted terrorist attack.


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U.S. citizen on the run after busting out of Bali prison

Indonesian police are hunting for a U.S. citizen who escaped on Monday from an overcrowded prison on the holiday island of Bali by cutting through steel bars in a ceiling, the jail's second breakout of foreign inmates this year.

U.S. high court turns away dispute over gay worker protections

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by a Georgia security guard who said she was harassed and forced from her job because she is a lesbian, avoiding an opportunity to decide whether a federal law that bans gender-based bias also outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Powell faces early test of policy view as tax cuts near approval

Incoming Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell, chosen by U.S. President Donald Trump to keep the recovery humming, appears set to let an expected trillion=dollar tax cut run its course through the economy as weak wage growth and inflation buttress his view that the economy remains underpowered.



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