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Justice Kennedy's opinion in 2015 case looms in U.S. travel ban fight

Top Stories: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Justice Anthony Kennedy’s legal reasoning in a little-noticed 2015 U.S. Supreme Court immigration ruling could play a pivotal role in deciding the fate of President Donald Trump’s travel ban if the high court eventually decides the matter. Justice Kennedy’s opinion in 2015 case looms in U.S. travel ban fight

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Top Federal Reserve official resigns as bank deregulation looms

Top Stories: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Federal Reserve official charged with bank regulation said on Friday that he would resign, giving President Donald Trump the ability to reshape the powerful board governing the U.S. financial system just as he begins revamping and undoing reforms put in place after the 2007-09 financial crisis. Top Federal Reserve official resigns as bank deregulation looms

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Families of victims of Philippines drug crackdown win legal challenge

Top Stories: MANILA (Reuters) – A Philippines court granted protection on Friday to families of five people killed or wounded by police and the right to access police case reports, in the first successful legal challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly crackdown on drugs. Families of victims of Philippines drug crackdown win legal challenge

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Russia halted Syrian army, rebel clash in northern Syria: sources

Top Stories: BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Russia intervened to halt a clash between Syrian government forces and Turkey-backed Syrian rebels in northern Syria, sources on both sides said on Friday, the first confrontation between them as both sides fight Islamic State in the area. Russia halted Syrian army, rebel clash in northern Syria: sources

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