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How the Democratic nominating battle could end in a messy 'brokered convention'

   Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders rallies with supporters at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S., February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 

   Seemingly every four years, political pundits speculate about a "brokered" U.S. presidential convention - only to see a nominee selected with little or no drama. But that may not be the case in 2020.
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   Politics8 hours ago

Republicans’ ‘Operation Chaos’ seeks to undermine South Carolina's Democratic primary

   Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 

   Republican activists in South Carolina are urging party voters to do the seemingly unthinkable: support U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders' bid for the White House in the state's Democratic primary on Saturday.
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   Politics12 hours ago

Sanders presidency could start with U.S. jobs program, then scale up

   Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders rallies with supporters at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S., February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 

   A Bernie Sanders administration might logically start with a roughly $300 billion federal jobs guarantee, a cornerstone of worker protection, says a key adviser to the front-runner in the U.S. Democratic presidential nominating race.
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   Politics8 hours ago

On the trail: Democrats slam Trump's coronavirus response

   Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders rallies with supporters at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S. February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 

   Democratic presidential hopefuls spread out across South Carolina on Thursday as the clock ticked down to the state's Saturday primary, the first big test of their appeal with African-American voters.
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   Politics14 hours ago

Contested Democratic convention in the cards? Betting market thinks so

   FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders rallies with supporters at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S., February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo 

   Bernie Sanders has grabbed the early lead in the race to become the Democratic presidential nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in November, but one online political wagering market is showing an increase in bets on a different outcome: A contested party convention.
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   World News11 hours ago

House Democrats to introduce bill clawing back border wall funds

   A section of border fence is pictured by the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley near Hidalgo, Texas, U.S., October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott 

   Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are working on new legislation that would "claw back" funds the White House took from the Pentagon's budget to fund construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the chairman of the House Armed Services committee said on Thursday.
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   Environment15 hours ago

Democratic candidates' drilling ban would cost U.S. economy $7 trillion: oil group

   FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks as Senator Bernie Sanders raises his hands during the tenth Democratic 2020 presidential debate at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 

   Banning hydraulic fracturing and halting new drilling on federal land would cost the U.S. economy $7 trillion in the next decade and kill millions of jobs, the U.S. oil industry’s main lobby group said on Thursday in a report targeting the climate plans of top Democratic presidential candidates.
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   Politics7 hours ago

U.S. judge mulls holding Russian firm linked to election meddling in contempt

   FILE PHOTO: Russian businessman Evgeny Prigozhin looks on before a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping with representatives of civic organisations, business and media communities at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool/File Photo 

   A federal judge is weighing civil contempt charges against a Russian company accused of funding a Russian troll farm's interference in the 2016 U.S. election to boost President Donald Trump's candidacy after prosecutors accused the St. Petersburg-based firm of defying subpoenas to hand over documents.
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   Politicsa day ago

Court allows Trump to withhold funds from 'sanctuary' jurisdictions

   FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a "California Sanctuary State Roundtable" at the White House in Washington. U.S., May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque 

   President Donald Trump's administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement funds from states and cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday.
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Trump campaign says it is suing New York Times over Russia opinion piece

   FILE PHOTO: People line up for taxi across the street from the New York Times head office in New York, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo 

   President Donald Trump's re-election campaign said on Wednesday it was filing a libel suit accusing the New York Times of intentionally publishing a false opinion article that suggested Russia and the campaign had an overarching deal in the 2016 U.S. election.
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   World Newsa day ago

Coronavirus spreads faster outside China, stoking global fears

   A woman wearing a face mask is seen on a street in downtown Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of a new coronavirus, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song 

   The number of new coronavirus infections inside China - the source of the outbreak - was for the first time overtaken by fresh cases elsewhere on Wednesday, with Italy and Iran emerging as epicenters of the rapidly spreading illness.
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   Politicsa day ago

Trump promises more lawsuits against New York Times

   U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday more lawsuits would be filed against the New York Times after his re-election campaign said it was filing a libel suit over what it said was a false opinion article that suggested Russia and the campaign had an overarching deal in the 2016 U.S. election.
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Biden lands key endorsement three days before South Carolina presidential contest

   Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden makes his way to the microphone at the start of a campaign event in Georgetown, South Carolina, U.S., February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz 

   Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden won the endorsement of an influential black congressman from South Carolina on Wednesday, three days before the state's primary where he is competing with national front-runner Bernie Sanders for the crucial African-American vote.
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   Politicsa day ago

Trump campaign plans information centers for black voters in battleground states

   FILE PHOTO: Black supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump wearing Trump cowboy and baseball hats stand in line with other Trump supporters waiting to attend the president's campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick Fallon/File Photo 

   President Donald Trump's campaign said on Wednesday it plans to open information centers for black voters in 15 cities in battleground states in hopes of increasing support for the Republican president's re-election bid among a key Democratic constituency.
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   Politicsa day ago

Can Sanders beat Trump? A growing number of Democratic voters say yes

   Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senetor Bernie Sanders speaks with voters at the First in the South Dinner in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Randall Hill 

   Bernie Sanders' Democratic presidential rivals warn that nominating the self-described democratic socialist will ensure President Donald Trump's re-election, but a growing number of the party's voters see the senator as their best chance of winning in November.
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   World Newsa day ago

Israel's Netanyahu pulls his punches after Sanders calls him a racist

   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks at a regional council chairpersons' conference in Kiryat Anavim, Israel February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun 

   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Bernie Sanders was wrong to call him a racist during a debate among contenders for the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination, but shied away from attacking the senator in return.
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   Politics2 days ago

Lawmakers criticize Pentagon for shifting money to Mexico border wall

   U.S. House Armed Services Committee receives testimony from Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley on Pentagon's fiscal year 2021 budget request in Washington, U.S., February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Voisard. 

   U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday criticized the Pentagon's decision to shift nearly $4 billion from the defense budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, saying that it circumvented Congress' authority and could affect the military's ability to reprogram funds in the future.
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   Politics2 days ago

Vietnam completes F1 track amid coronavirus concern

   FILE PHOTO: A man drives a crane above of the track at the construction site of Formula One Vietnam Grand Prix race track in Hanoi, Vietnam February 18, 2020. Picture taken February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Kham 

   The track for Vietnam's first Formula One Grand Prix in Hanoi on April 5 has been completed, organisers said on Wednesday amid continuing concern about the coronavirus epidemic that has caused the cancellation of China's race.
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   Politics2 days ago

Senior House Democrat Clyburn endorses Biden for president

   FILE PHOTO: House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) speaks at a press briefing on the 27th day of a partial government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts 

   James Clyburn, the No. 3 Democrat in the House of Representatives and an influential black legislator from the early voting state of South Carolina, said on Wednesday he would endorse former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's bid for president.
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   Environment2 days ago

Presidential hopeful Warren latest to press BlackRock on climate

   Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks at the tenth Democratic 2020 presidential debate at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 

   U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, one of several vying to be the Democratic party's presidential nominee, this week pressed the world's largest asset manager for details on its recent vows to take more account of climate risks.
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   Politics9 hours ago

How the Democratic nominating battle could end in a messy 'brokered convention'

   Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders rallies with supporters at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S., February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 

   Seemingly every four years, political pundits speculate about a "brokered" U.S. presidential convention - only to see a nominee selected with little or no drama. But that may not be the case in 2020.
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   Politics8 hours ago

Republicans’ ‘Operation Chaos’ seeks to undermine South Carolina's Democratic primary

   Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 

   Republican activists in South Carolina are urging party voters to do the seemingly unthinkable: support U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders' bid for the White House in the state's Democratic primary on Saturday.
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   Politics12 hours ago

Sanders presidency could start with U.S. jobs program, then scale up

   Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders rallies with supporters at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S., February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 

   A Bernie Sanders administration might logically start with a roughly $300 billion federal jobs guarantee, a cornerstone of worker protection, says a key adviser to the front-runner in the U.S. Democratic presidential nominating race.
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   Politics8 hours ago

On the trail: Democrats slam Trump's coronavirus response

   Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders rallies with supporters at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S. February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 

   Democratic presidential hopefuls spread out across South Carolina on Thursday as the clock ticked down to the state's Saturday primary, the first big test of their appeal with African-American voters.
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   Politics14 hours ago

Contested Democratic convention in the cards? Betting market thinks so

   FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders rallies with supporters at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S., February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo 

   Bernie Sanders has grabbed the early lead in the race to become the Democratic presidential nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in November, but one online political wagering market is showing an increase in bets on a different outcome: A contested party convention.
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   World News11 hours ago

House Democrats to introduce bill clawing back border wall funds

   A section of border fence is pictured by the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley near Hidalgo, Texas, U.S., October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott 

   Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are working on new legislation that would "claw back" funds the White House took from the Pentagon's budget to fund construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the chairman of the House Armed Services committee said on Thursday.
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   Environment15 hours ago

Democratic candidates' drilling ban would cost U.S. economy $7 trillion: oil group

   FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks as Senator Bernie Sanders raises his hands during the tenth Democratic 2020 presidential debate at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 

   Banning hydraulic fracturing and halting new drilling on federal land would cost the U.S. economy $7 trillion in the next decade and kill millions of jobs, the U.S. oil industry’s main lobby group said on Thursday in a report targeting the climate plans of top Democratic presidential candidates.
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   Politics7 hours ago

U.S. judge mulls holding Russian firm linked to election meddling in contempt

   FILE PHOTO: Russian businessman Evgeny Prigozhin looks on before a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping with representatives of civic organisations, business and media communities at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool/File Photo 

   A federal judge is weighing civil contempt charges against a Russian company accused of funding a Russian troll farm's interference in the 2016 U.S. election to boost President Donald Trump's candidacy after prosecutors accused the St. Petersburg-based firm of defying subpoenas to hand over documents.
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   Politicsa day ago

Court allows Trump to withhold funds from 'sanctuary' jurisdictions

   FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a "California Sanctuary State Roundtable" at the White House in Washington. U.S., May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque 

   President Donald Trump's administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement funds from states and cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday.
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Trump campaign says it is suing New York Times over Russia opinion piece

   FILE PHOTO: People line up for taxi across the street from the New York Times head office in New York, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo 

   President Donald Trump's re-election campaign said on Wednesday it was filing a libel suit accusing the New York Times of intentionally publishing a false opinion article that suggested Russia and the campaign had an overarching deal in the 2016 U.S. election.
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   World Newsa day ago

Coronavirus spreads faster outside China, stoking global fears

   A woman wearing a face mask is seen on a street in downtown Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of a new coronavirus, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song 

   The number of new coronavirus infections inside China - the source of the outbreak - was for the first time overtaken by fresh cases elsewhere on Wednesday, with Italy and Iran emerging as epicenters of the rapidly spreading illness.
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   Politicsa day ago

Trump promises more lawsuits against New York Times

   U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday more lawsuits would be filed against the New York Times after his re-election campaign said it was filing a libel suit over what it said was a false opinion article that suggested Russia and the campaign had an overarching deal in the 2016 U.S. election.
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Biden lands key endorsement three days before South Carolina presidential contest

   Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden makes his way to the microphone at the start of a campaign event in Georgetown, South Carolina, U.S., February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz 

   Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden won the endorsement of an influential black congressman from South Carolina on Wednesday, three days before the state's primary where he is competing with national front-runner Bernie Sanders for the crucial African-American vote.
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   Politicsa day ago

Trump campaign plans information centers for black voters in battleground states

   FILE PHOTO: Black supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump wearing Trump cowboy and baseball hats stand in line with other Trump supporters waiting to attend the president's campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick Fallon/File Photo 

   President Donald Trump's campaign said on Wednesday it plans to open information centers for black voters in 15 cities in battleground states in hopes of increasing support for the Republican president's re-election bid among a key Democratic constituency.
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   Politicsa day ago

Can Sanders beat Trump? A growing number of Democratic voters say yes

   Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senetor Bernie Sanders speaks with voters at the First in the South Dinner in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Randall Hill 

   Bernie Sanders' Democratic presidential rivals warn that nominating the self-described democratic socialist will ensure President Donald Trump's re-election, but a growing number of the party's voters see the senator as their best chance of winning in November.
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   World Newsa day ago

Israel's Netanyahu pulls his punches after Sanders calls him a racist

   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks at a regional council chairpersons' conference in Kiryat Anavim, Israel February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun 

   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Bernie Sanders was wrong to call him a racist during a debate among contenders for the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination, but shied away from attacking the senator in return.
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   Politics2 days ago

Lawmakers criticize Pentagon for shifting money to Mexico border wall

   U.S. House Armed Services Committee receives testimony from Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley on Pentagon's fiscal year 2021 budget request in Washington, U.S., February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Voisard. 

   U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday criticized the Pentagon's decision to shift nearly $4 billion from the defense budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, saying that it circumvented Congress' authority and could affect the military's ability to reprogram funds in the future.
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Vietnam completes F1 track amid coronavirus concern

   FILE PHOTO: A man drives a crane above of the track at the construction site of Formula One Vietnam Grand Prix race track in Hanoi, Vietnam February 18, 2020. Picture taken February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Kham 

   The track for Vietnam's first Formula One Grand Prix in Hanoi on April 5 has been completed, organisers said on Wednesday amid continuing concern about the coronavirus epidemic that has caused the cancellation of China's race.
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Senior House Democrat Clyburn endorses Biden for president

   FILE PHOTO: House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) speaks at a press briefing on the 27th day of a partial government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts 

   James Clyburn, the No. 3 Democrat in the House of Representatives and an influential black legislator from the early voting state of South Carolina, said on Wednesday he would endorse former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's bid for president.
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   Environment2 days ago

Presidential hopeful Warren latest to press BlackRock on climate

   Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks at the tenth Democratic 2020 presidential debate at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 

   U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, one of several vying to be the Democratic party's presidential nominee, this week pressed the world's largest asset manager for details on its recent vows to take more account of climate risks.
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