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Conservative groups advising White House push fast reopening, not testing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative groups advising the White House have issued an array of coronavirus economic reopening plans with a common theme - Americans should go back to work immediately to halt the economic and societal damage from prolonged lockdowns.

World

Supreme Court's business-friendly reputation takes a hit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court in its term that concludes this week was not quite as business friendly as it has been in recent years, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh writing a pivotal one of the batch of rulings that defied corporate interests.

World

U.S. states, rights groups ask court to block bid to divert $1.5 billion towards Trump's wall

(Reuters) - Civil rights groups and 20 states asked a federal judge to prevent the Trump Administration from transferring $1.5 billion that Congress had approved for the military towards building a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, according to a court filing.

Nation

Rohani: GPS MPs abstained from voting as constitutional amendment needs more study

KUCHING: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) MPs abstained from voting on a constitutional amendment to restore Sarawak and Sabah as equal partners in Malaysia as it needs to be studied in more detail.

World

U.N. says Austria and Hungary mistaken to shun non-binding migrant pact

GENEVA (Reuters) - Austria and Hungary's decision to turn their backs on a U.N. agreement on how to manage migration is bizarre and mistaken, U.N. Special Representative for International Migration Louise Arbour told Reuters on Wednesday.

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U.S. marijuana friends and foes cautious at signs of softer Trump

(Reuters) - Both advocates and opponents of legalized marijuana reacted with caution on Saturday to signs from the White House that growers in U.S. states where the drug is permitted would be shielded from federal prosecution, saying it was too early to know the final impact.

TECH

As US rolls out ultrafast Internet, tensions rise over public right of way

Cities across the United States are warning of what they say is an illegal assault on the public’s right of way, facilitated by state and federal authorities on behalf of major telecommunications companies.

World

U.S. judge rejects lawsuit seeking to stop Trump border wall

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday sided with President Donald Trump's administration and rejected an attempt by the state of California and environmental groups to stop the government from building a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.

Nation

Pakatan manifesto for S’wak ready

SIBU: Pakatan Harapan has fina­lised its manifesto for Sarawak for the general election, expected to be called soon.

World

U.S. tax bill may face lawsuits with long odds but political payoffs

(Reuters) - Democratic-leaning states may take legal action to challenge the cap on deductions of state and local taxes under the sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code, and even though such lawsuits would face long odds they could help galvanise Democrats for next year's mid-term election.