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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Morning Digest: Obama, Republicans sound conciliatory note but battles loom

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Obama, Republicans sound conciliatory note but battles loom
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his powerful U.S. Senate adversary struck a conciliatory tone on Wednesday, but Obama's plans to proceed with new immigration rules foreshadowed a bumpy start to his relationship with a Republican-controlled Congress..
U.S. denies telling Yemen ex-president to leave or face sanctions
SANAA (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday denied delivering any threats to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh over what Washington suspects is his role in destabilizing the Western-allied country..
Euro edges higher, stocks sag before ECB meeting
LONDON (Reuters) - The euro edged higher and European stocks pulled back on Thursday as investors waited to see what message ECB chief Mario Draghi will send after the European Central Bank's monthly meeting, following another run of poor euro zone data..
Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan win big at country music awards
NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - Singer Miranda Lambert won four Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday, and Luke Bryan took home the top honor as entertainer of the year as U.S. politics and the absence of Taylor Swift played supporting roles in the televised ceremony..
Yankees star Alex Rodriguez reportedly admits to doping
MIAMI (Reuters) - New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs in an interview with federal agents probing a Florida anti-aging clinic at the center of baseball's doping scandal, the Miami Herald reported on Wednesday..
Thai police say Pirate Bay co-founder to be extradited within a month
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police said on Wednesday the co-founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, who was arrested this week at the Laos border, would be extradited to Sweden to serve a jail term within the next month..
New spaceship restoring hope after Virgin Galactic crash
MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - The hangar that housed Virgin Galactic's ill-fated SpaceShipTwo has an empty space, but at a manufacturing plant just down the road technicians on Wednesday were back at work putting together an identical sister ship..
Deceased Washington state legislator headed for re-election
SEATTLE (Reuters) - An incumbent Democratic state representative in Washington was headed for a decisive re-election victory on Wednesday even though he died last week, results indicate..
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