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Hunter Biden trial isn’t changing US voters’ minds, Reuters/Ipsos poll finds

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Most U.S. voters followed the criminal trial of President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden and the vast majority say his conviction won’t affect their vote in the Nov. 5 election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll that closed on Tuesday. Some 67% of registered voters in the two-day poll said …

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At Menendez trial, businessman recounts alleged bribe to senator

By Luc Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New Jersey businessman testified this week at U.S. Senator Bob Menendez’s corruption trial that the lawmaker claimed to have “saved” the insurance broker, who bought Menendez’s wife a $60,000 Mercedes-Benz, from criminal probes. Star prosecution witness Jose Uribe told jurors he bribed Menendez by buying a car …

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US Senate panel to weigh Novo Nordisk subpoena over Ozempic, Wegovy prices

By Ahmed Aboulenein and Michael Erman WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Senate health panel said on Tuesday it would vote this month on whether to subpoena Novo Nordisk to answer questions about U.S. prices for weight loss drugs Ozempic and Wegovy, which are far higher than those in other countries. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, …

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Factbox-Key dates in the US presidential race

(Reuters) -President Joe Biden, a Democrat, and Republican former President Donald Trump will face each other in the 2024 presidential election in what is expected to be a divisive and closely fought contest. Here is a timeline of events related to the Nov. 5 election between now and Inauguration Day in January 2025. 2024                             – …

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Explainer-What does Biden’s new asylum ban at the US-Mexico border do?

By Ted Hesson, Mica Rosenberg and Kristina Cooke WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is blocking migrants from claiming asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border until attempted crossings fall under new actions rolled out last week. WHAT DOES THE BIDEN ASYLUM BAN DO? The new asylum ban allows authorities to quickly deport or send …

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US Democrats deploying funds to boost down-ballot candidates in non-battleground states

By Joseph Ax (Reuters) – The national Democratic Party is deploying nearly $2 million to boost down-ballot candidates in 11 states where the presidential election is not expected to be competitive, targeting specific races from the U.S. Senate to state legislative contests in November’s elections. The Democratic National Committee said the investments will go to …

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Trump ally Bannon ordered to report to prison for defying Jan. 6 probe

By Andrew Goudsward WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Steve Bannon, a former top adviser to Donald Trump, must report to prison by July 1 to serve a four-month sentence for contempt of Congress, a federal judge said on Thursday. The decision means Bannon, a right-wing media firebrand who maintains influence in Trump’s orbit, will likely be behind bars …

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