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Academic behind Facebook breach says political influence was exaggerated

LONDON The consultancy at the heart of a storm over Facebook data greatly exaggerated its role in Donald Trump's 2016 U.S. presidential victory and would not have been able to sway an election result, the academic who provided the data said. | Video

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Record U.S. oil offshore lease sale to test Trump energy push

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General Mills' sales rise 2.3 percent

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Goldman Sachs, Wellcome Trust jointly bid for Network Rail's commercial property estate

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