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Trump vows action on gun background checks after Florida shooting
WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to take steps to improve background checks for gun buyers in the wake of last week's deadly Florida high school shooting as hundreds of students joined scattered protests around the United States.

New sealed charges brought in case against ex-Trump campaign manager
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against two of President Donald Trump's former campaign officials, a court record indicated on Wednesday.

U.S. hate groups proliferate in Trump's first year, watchdog says
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. hate groups expanded last year under President Donald Trump, fueled by his immigration stance and the perception that he sympathized with those espousing white supremacy, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday

Trump signals he's open to mileage tax with praise of Oregon program
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday praised an experimental program in Oregon that charges a mileage tax to volunteer drivers, adding to signals that President Donald Trump is open to finding new revenue sources to pay for his proposed infrastructure program.

Democrats want $300 million to fight possible Russia election tampering
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic leaders called on Congress on Wednesday to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation $300 million to fight foreign efforts to interfere in congressional and state elections in November, amid growing concerns about potential Russian influence on the polls.

Fed policymakers show rising confidence on inflation, economic outlook: minutes
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's rate-setting committee showed more confidence in the need to keep raising interest rates at its last policy meeting, with most believing that inflation would perk up.

Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to U.S. presidents, dies at 99
(Reuters) - U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who counseled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years in the pulpit, died on Wednesday at the age of 99, a spokesman said.

Cruz urges biofuels policy revamp at rally for bankrupt U.S. refiner

Civilian witness contradicts Myanmar police on Reuters reporters' arrest: defense

Broadcom cuts Qualcomm offer to $117 billion after new NXP deal