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02/27/2017 at 19:05. Facebook
U.S. stocks struggled to find direction in early afternoon trading on Monday, shortly after the S&P 500 and the Dow hit record intraday highs on President Donald Trump's comments of a "big" infrastructure statement on Tuesday.

Wall Street treads water ahead of Trump's Tuesday speech

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02/27/2017 at 18:43. Facebook
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer conducts the daily briefing. Watch on #FacebookLive
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02/27/2017 at 18:37. Facebook
More than 120 retired U.S. generals and admirals urged Congress on Monday to fully fund U.S. diplomacy and foreign aid, the same government functions expected to be targeted for cuts in President Donald Trump's first budget proposal.

Retired U.S. military officers urge Congress to fully fund diplomacy, aid

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02/27/2017 at 18:14. Facebook
Gunmen attacked a prison bus just south of the Sri Lankan capital, killing five prisoners and two prison wardens. Read more: [ Reut.rs Link ]
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02/27/2017 at 17:56. Facebook
North Korea has not acknowledged the victim is Kim Jong Nam. But South Korean and U.S. officials believe Kim, who had criticized his family's control of the isolated state, was assassinated by agents of the North: [ Reut.rs Link ]

South Korea says North Korean ministries organized assassination in Malaysia

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02/27/2017 at 17:37. Facebook
After waves of anti-Trump protests, hear from the president's supporters who are holding their own rallies across the country: [ Reut.rs Link ]

After anti-Trump protests, the president's fans organize their own rallies

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02/27/2017 at 17:19. Facebook
Warren Buffett told CNBC that Berkshire Hathaway bought about 120 million Apple shares in 2017. Find out more: [ Reut.rs Link ]

Buffett tells CNBC Berkshire bought 120 million Apple shares in 2017

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02/27/2017 at 17:08. Facebook
Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes dropped in January on a shortage of inventory in the Midwest and West regions, the National Association of Realtors said on Monday.

U.S. pending home sales fall to lowest level in a year

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02/27/2017 at 16:46. Facebook
Why PwC’s day job, which has included auditing scandal-hit companies, might have served as a warning for its own Oscars gaffe - from Reuters Breakingviews: [ Reut.rs Link ]

COMMENTARY: PwC might have seen Oscars mixup coming

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02/27/2017 at 16:34. Facebook
These documents, found by Reuters on a trip into eastern Mosul after the army recaptured that area, are some of the only first-hand accounts from Islamic State's suicide bombers to have been made public: [ Reut.rs Link ]

Last letters : From Mosul schoolboys to Islamic State 'martyrs'

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02/27/2017 at 16:25. Facebook
WATCH LIVE: House intelligence committee chairman says the White House did not urge him to knock down stories on Russia links. More here: [ Reut.rs Link ]

Live: U.S. Politics

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02/27/2017 at 16:21. Facebook
β€œI asked to get married and you did not marry me off. So, by God, I will marry the 72 virgins in paradise.” Read the last letters of suicide bombers found in an abandoned Islamic State training facility in Mosul, Iraq: [ Reut.rs Link ]

Last letters : From Mosul schoolboys to Islamic State 'martyrs'

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02/27/2017 at 16:18. Facebook
A German hostage apparently beheaded by the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf group may have been killed because he was sick, Philippines Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Monday.

Philippines says hostage may have been beheaded because he was sick

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02/27/2017 at 15:56. Facebook
President Trump will seek to boost Pentagon spending by $54 billion in his first budget proposal, according to a White House budget official: [ Reut.rs Link ]

Trump budget gives Pentagon $54 billion extra: official

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02/27/2017 at 15:45. Facebook
UPDATE: The dip in the early figures for the Oscars could break the streak of higher ratings for award shows in 2017, following the Grammys and Golden Globes viewership gains over last year. [ Reut.rs Link ]

Early Oscars ratings show fewer viewers than last year - Nielsen

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02/27/2017 at 15:39. Facebook
From treason charges against Russian cyber experts, to Wal-Mart’s new price comparison test. Catch up on all the global headlines in Reuters Select: [ Reut.rs Link ]
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02/27/2017 at 15:22. Facebook
It was the first time in living memory that such a major mistake had been made at the Academy Awards, Hollywood's biggest night. It even eclipsed the prior three hours of a show peppered with jokes about U.S. President Donald Trump: [ Reut.rs Link ]

'Moonlight' upsets 'La La Land' for top Oscar after major gaffe

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02/27/2017 at 15:05. Facebook
Mexico's economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo warned that his country will break off negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if the United States were to propose tariffs on products from Mexico, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

Mexico warns it will end NAFTA talks if U.S. proposes tariffs - Bbg

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02/27/2017 at 14:28. Facebook
Kane bags a hat trick, Leicester are in the drop zone - Philip O'Connor is #FacebookLive with the Reuters Sports Premier League review. Get involved in the discussion by posting your opinions and questions in the comments.
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02/27/2017 at 14:05. Facebook
La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co said on Monday its lead experimental drug to treat low blood pressure met the main goal of a late-stage study on patients with distributive shock who had not adequately responded to existing treatments.

La Jolla's low blood pressure treatment clears key study

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