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State of the Union: On the podium, Nancy Pelosi shifts between nice and ice with President Trump, VP Mike Pence

State of the Union: On the podium, Nancy Pelosi shifts between nice and ice with President Trump, VP Mike PenceHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump have had their differences. And they were on display at Tuesday's State of the Union speech.



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Facing Lawsuit, Trump White House Shifts Story On CNN's Jim Acosta

Facing Lawsuit, Trump White House Shifts Story On CNN's Jim AcostaThe White House on Tuesday issued a carefully worded defense of its decision



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Beto O'Rourke Shifts Gears, Goes Full Offense In Ted Cruz Attack Ads

Beto O'Rourke Shifts Gears, Goes Full Offense In Ted Cruz Attack AdsDemocratic Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke repeatedly called Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)



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Focus shifts to rescues as rain abates in India's flood-hit Kerala

Focus shifts to rescues as rain abates in India's flood-hit KeralaIncessant downpours since Aug. 8 have caused the worst floods in a century in the southwestern state, and close to 200 people have perished in the rising waters and landslides. The India Meteorological Department forecast heavy rainfall in only one or two parts of Kerala on Sunday and withdrew a red alert in several districts. A Reuters photographer on a naval helicopter said water levels had receded in villages around the city of Kochi.



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Ford shifts focus, discontinues most passenger cars

Ford shifts focus, discontinues most passenger carsFord announced this week that it’s phasing out production for most of its traditional cars, excluding the Mustang and a new Focus crossover, in favor of larger vehicles.



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Puerto Rico's path to restore power shifts after Whitefish exit

Puerto Rico's path to restore power shifts after Whitefish exitEfforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico nearly six weeks after Hurricane Maria are shifting as the island’s utility and its regulators, along with U.S. authorities, removed a tiny Montana contractor and moved to triple the funding of another. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is leading the federal power restoration effort, said it planned to boost the size of a contract awarded to Fluor Corp by $ 600 million, to $ 840 million, pending available funds. Additionally, Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority (PREPA) made its first request for help from U.S. mainland utilities, known as mutual assistance, since the hurricane knocked out power to the island nearly six weeks ago.



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Irma: Florida’s West Coast Braces for Impact as Storm Shifts West

Irma: Florida’s West Coast Braces for Impact as Storm Shifts WestFor days, many on Florida’s west coast thought they were safe from the brunt of the storm that forecast models showed would hit Miami. On Saturday, thousands evacuated as Irma shifted west.



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President Trump shifts tone on China and NATO

President Trump shifts tone on China and NATOABC News' Mary Bruce questions press secretary Sean Spicer following Trump's conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping.



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Analysis: Fight for cheap drugs shifts from AIDS to new hepatitis pills

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – A new battle is looming over access to antiviral medicines in developing countries – this time for treating hepatitis C – more than a decade after a global showdown over the price of AIDS drugs in Africa. Drugmakers like Gilead Sciences, whose product Sovaldi won U.S. approval this month with a $ 1,000 a day price tag, are under mounting pressure to strike deals to avoid a rerun of the disputes that stalled early access to HIV therapy. “Affordability is an urgent and pressing issue,” World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan told Reuters during a visit to London. I hope we can learn from the lesson of HIV and find solutions without confrontations.” In the 1990s, HIV/AIDS drugs costing more than $ 10,000 per patient a year were simply out of reach for millions of people in the developing world.
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