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U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for 3rd week in a row -Baker Hughes

U.S. energy firms cut the number of oil rigs operating for a third week in a row as a 14-month drilling recovery stalled as companies pared back on spending plans when crude prices were softer. Drillers cut five oil rigs in the week to Sept. 22, bringing the total count down to 744, the least since June, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday. That put the rig count on tra

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'Pure insanity': Justice Dept. rebuffed Trump bid to overturn election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Former President Donald Trump pressed the Justice Department during his waning weeks in office to join his failed effort to overturn his election defeat based on his false claims of voting fraud, but its leaders refused, with one decrying the "pure insanity" of the claims, documents released on Tuesday showed.