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U.S. House Democrats to file measure funding government through December 11
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to file a stopgap funding measure that would avoid a government shutdown and keep federal agencies operating through Dec. 11, according to a House Democratic aide.
U.S. details up to $14 billion in new aid for farmers
The U.S. Agriculture Department on Friday released details of a second round of COVID-19 aid for farmers, which will pay up to $14 billion to growers of major crops such as corn, soybeans and wheat, as well as livestock, dairy and tobacco.
Assange lawyer says she saw Trump ally offer to arrange pardon
A lawyer for Julian Assange told a London court on Friday that she was present when an ally of U.S. President Donald Trump offered to arrange a pardon for the WikiLeaks founder in return for information that would "benefit President Trump politically".
Exclusive: Playboy explores deal to return to the stock market
Playboy magazine owner Playboy Enterprises is exploring options that include going public through a merger with a blank-check acquisition company, according to people familiar with the matter.
Wall Street posts third week of declines as tech slide drags on
U.S. stocks fell on Friday as technology shares sold off for a third day in a row, while all three major U.S. indexes posted a third straight week of declines.
U.N. steps up monitoring of reported abuses in Belarus, raising stakes
The United Nations agreed on Friday to step up monitoring of reported rights abuses during Belarus's crackdown on protests, angering Minsk and its ally Moscow and raising the diplomatic stakes in the crisis.
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