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U.S.

Today Joe Biden Launches Presidential Bid, Joining Crowded Field

Former US Vice-President Joe Biden has declared a presidential bid, putting an end to months of speculation.

President Trump Vows Supreme Court Fight Over Any Impeachment

President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to fight any effort by congressional Democrats to impeach him after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia inquiry, promising to take the matter to the Supreme Court even though the U.S. Constitution gives Congress complete authority over the impeachment process.

US Won't Renew Sanctions Waivers for Importing Iranian Oil

President Donald Trump has decided not to reissue the waivers when they expire in early May, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.

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60 People Charged in Illegal Prescription Opioid Crackdown

Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other dangerous drugs.

WORLD

Today US Says to Avoid Sri Lanka Places of Worship, Fearing Attack

The stark warning came as Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told The Associated Press that he believed militants, likely with access to explosives, remained on the loose in the island nation off the southern tip of India.

Kim Jong-un in Russia for Vladimir Putin Summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in the far east of Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin.

Sri Lanka Asks for Resignations of Top Security Officials

Sri Lanka’s junior defense minister has blamed breakaway members of two obscure local extremist Muslim groups, and said many of the suicide bombers were highly educated and came from well-off families.

North Korea Calls for Pompeo to be Dropped From Talks; Tests Tactical Weapon

North Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and said he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down.

FINANCE

Today Nasdaq Hits Record High at Open on Strong Tech Earnings; 3M Weighs on Dow

The tech-heavy Nasdaq index hit a fresh record at the open on Thursday after strong results from Facebook and Microsoft, while a slump in industrial conglomerate 3M weighed on the Dow and limited gains on the S&P.

Fed Seems Resigned to Bubble Risk in Effort to Extend Expansion

Some Federal Reserve policy makers seem resigned to running a heightened risk of asset bubbles and other financial excesses as they seek to keep the economic expansion going.

US Claims for Unemployment Aid Hit Lowest Level Since '69

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in nearly half a century. The Labor Department says claims for jobless aid fell by 5,000 last week to 192,000, lowest since September 1969. The four-week average, which is less volatile, dropped by 6,000 to 201,250, lowest since November 1969.

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