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Man charged with murder in fatal shooting of Texas trooper

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 8:16pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A man accused of shooting and killing a Texas state trooper during a traffic stop on Thanksgiving was charged with capital murder, which can bring the death penalty, jail records posted on Friday showed.

Trump names interim consumer agency head, likely sparking showdown

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 7:58pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has designated White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau until a permanent director is nominated and confirmed, the White House said on Friday.

Pentagon likely to acknowledge 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria: U.S. officials

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 7:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon is likely to announce in the coming days that there are about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, two U.S. officials said on Friday, as the military acknowledges that an accounting system for troops has under-reported the size of forces on the ground.

TransCanada recovers 44,400 gallons of oil from Keystone pipeline spill site

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 7:32pm
(Reuters) - TransCanada Corp said on Friday it has recovered 44,400 gallons, or 1,057 barrels, of oil from the Keystone pipeline spill site at Amherst, South Dakota.

Flynn could prove to be key asset in Mueller's U.S. campaign probe, sources say

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 4:40pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have halted communications with U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team, a potentially critical step in the probe into contacts between Trump's election campaign and Russia, sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

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