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Senate confirms nuclear chief Svinicki to new 5-year term

The Senate on Monday confirmed the chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to another five-year term on the panel. President Donald Trump nominated Republican Kristine Svinicki for a new term last month. Svinicki, a nuclear...

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Germany's Merkel doesn't tweet, but checks Trump on Twitter

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she doesn't really do Twitter, but sometimes visits the site to check out what U.S. President Donald Trump has to say. The chancellor said during a talk with two journalists from German women's magazine...

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Airline vet to lead Amtrak in a summer of repairs, reckoning

America's railroad is turning to an airline industry veteran to lead it through a summer of reckoning for congested tracks and crumbling infrastructure. Amtrak on Monday named former Delta Air Lines chairman Richard Anderson as its new president...

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PanelPicker is ready for your SXSW 2018 ideas

The long, yet here-before-you-know it trek toward South by Southwest 2018 has begun with Monday’s opening of the PanelPicker, the mechanism by which the bulk of SXSW’s panels and programming gets chosen. PanelPicker is open for submissions through...

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The Latest: McConnell ignores uninsured figures in report

The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times local): 6 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is focusing on the tax cuts, deficit reduction and lower premiums cited in a nonpartisan...

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Jury pick starts in UN-bribery trial of Chinese billionaire

Jury selection has begun in the New York criminal trial of a Chinese billionaire charged with trying to bribe United Nations diplomats to ease approval of a U.N. conference center. Ng Lap Seng (ihng lap sihng) has pleaded not guilty to six...

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CNN retracts story about supposed Russian meeting

CNN wasn't saying Monday what led it to retract a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund. The story posted Thursday on CNN's...

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Company curbs sale of panels used on burned London high-rise

Arconic, the metal products maker that was once part of Alcoa Inc., said Monday it will stop selling one type of aluminum composite paneling for use on high-rise buildings after speculation that the material contributed to the spread of a deadly fire...

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BMW announces $600M expansion as it celebrates 25 years

CEO Harald Krueger's announcement coincided with the German automaker's celebration of 25 years of manufacturing in the state. BMW, which has already invested $8 billion in South Carolina, also unveiled its 2018 BMW X3, a compact sports vehicle expected...

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New study of Seattle's $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs

Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published last week. A University of Washington team studying the law's effects found that the law has...

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