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WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter faced questioning by a House panel Wednesday on their efforts to stanch terrorist content and viral misinformation on their social media platforms. The scrutiny comes as the tech giants step up safety measures to prevent disinforma…

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The divide in Oregon between the state's liberal cities and its conservative and economically depressed rural areas has made it fertile ground for the political crisis unfolding over a push by Democrats to enact sweeping climate legislation.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is losing its most popular TV show, "The Office," in a sign of things to come as more TV and movie makers start their own streaming services and take back their offerings.

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HOUSTON (AP) — A final federal report has found that a series of failures, including flawed equipment and inadequate safeguards, helped cause a 2014 poisonous gas leak that killed four workers at a Houston-area chemical plant.

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch national railway company said Wednesday it will pay reparations to Jews, Roma and Sinti whom it transported to camps in the Netherlands during World War II — from where they were sent to Nazi concentration camps.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom is looking for a leader interested in "breaking things, and making them better," who prioritizes "openness" and "simplicity" and can "feed and sustain team energy and enthusiasm."

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's under little pressure to reach a trade deal with China when he meets late this week with President Xi Jinping and is prepared to impose further tariffs on Chinese imports.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is keeping up his attacks on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, saying he "made" Powell but now would like to trade him in for Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank.

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Technology companies led stocks higher on Wall Street in early trading Wednesday amid fresh optimism among investors that the U.S. and China are making progress toward a deal to resolve their costly trade war.

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BOSTON (AP) — Employees at online home furnishings retailer Wayfair have planned a walkout to protest the company's decision to sell $200,000 worth of furniture to a government contractor that runs a detention center for migrant children in Texas.

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BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is downplaying suggestions that the Group of 20 global powers, whose leaders meet in Japan later this week, could play a major role in resolving conflicts such as the standoff between Iran and the U.S.

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The fight over giving a financial lifeline to Ohio's two nuclear plants by tacking a new fee onto every Ohioans' electricity bill might not end even if state lawmakers agree on a solution this week.

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police say they now believe that the wife of one of Norway's richest men who allegedly was abducted eight months ago has been killed and they "cannot exclude a staged kidnapping to hide it."

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has met with visiting Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who promised to help with possible fuel shortages in case of supply disruption caused by tensions in the Middle East.

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ROME (AP) — Doctors in Rome are warning of possible health hazards caused by overflowing trash bins in the city's streets, as the Italian capital struggles with a renewed garbage emergency aggravated by the summer heat.

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's three largest media organizations have joined forces to demand press freedom law reforms that would prevent journalists from risking prison for doing their job.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday the outlook for the U.S. economy has become cloudier since early May, with rising uncertainties over trade and global growth causing the central bank to reassess its next move on interest rates.

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