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Appeals court overturns conviction of ‘Making a Murderer’ inmate

June 22, 2017 By Ian Simpson (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed a decision to overturn the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, a Wisconsin man serving a life sentence whose case was chronicled in the popular Netflix television documentary “Making a Murderer.” A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled 2-1 to uphold a federal judge’s ruling last year that overturned Dassey’s conviction for a 2005 murder. Magistrate Judge William Duffin had ruled in August that the conviction was based on a…

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Cosby plans sex assault talks, accusers’ lawyer cries foul

June 22, 2017 By Scott Malone (Reuters) – Bill Cosby plans to conduct a series of free public seminars about sexual assault this summer, his spokesman said days after a Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial in the entertainer’s sexual assault trial. A lawyer for 33 women who have accused former star of the 1980s TV hit “The Cosby Show” of sexual assault criticized the move as an apparent attempt to interfere with his expected retrial on charges of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in the Philadelphia in 2004….

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Canada prime minister says steel exports not U.S. security threat

June 22, 2017 OTTAWA (Reuters) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday dismissed the idea that Canadian steel exports posed a national security threat to the United States and expressed confidence Canada would escape any punitive measures. The U.S. administration of President Donald Trump is probing whether foreign-made steel imports pose a risk. The investigation is almost complete, officials say. Trudeau told a public event in Toronto it was “just silly” to imagine Canadian exports were a threat to the United States, given how closely the two nations’ militaries and…

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Trump meets wireless, drone executives on new technologies

June 22, 2017 By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump offered support for emerging technologies including unmanned aerial vehicles and next-generation wireless networks in a meeting on Thursday with the chiefs of AT&T Inc and General Electric Co and other business leaders. The White House brought together venture capitalists and executives from the telecommunications and drone, or unmanned aerial system, industries to discuss how the government can speed technologies to market. The meeting, which lasted more than three hours including breakout sessions, is part of Trump’s effort…

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Harry Potter still casts spell for fans 20 years on

June 22, 2017 By Emily G Roe and Neil Hall LONDON (Reuters) – Dressed in a long black gown and holding a wand, George Massingham is keen for everyone to know he is a Harry Potter super fan. If he isn’t doing Professor Severus Snape, the mysterious potions master at Hogwarts School, the 27-year-old likes to dress in some other costume relating to J.K. Rowling’s fantastical world of witches and wizards. Massingham said of his colleagues: “They don’t react as much now as they used to. They just sort of…

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Stars come out for European premiere of Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’

June 22, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) – Big Hollywood names hit the red carpet in London on Wednesday for the European premiere of British director Edgar Wright’s new heist movie “Baby Driver”. The movie stars “The Fault in Our Stars” teen heartthrob Ansel Elgort as the titular Baby, a tinnitus-afflicted getaway driver who falls foul of a group of crooks, led by Oscar-winners Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx. The film, which was shot in the U.S. city of Atlanta, features elaborate car chases, choreographed to the music that Baby listens to…

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Column: Big Social Security COLA will be offset by Medicare premiums

June 22, 2017 By Mark Miller CHICAGO (Reuters) – Retirees can look forward to the largest Social Security cost-of-living adjustment next year since 2012 – but don’t break out the champagne just yet. For many, higher Medicare premiums will take a big bite out of their raise. The 2018 Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will not be announced until October, but inflation trends point toward an increase of about 2 percent, according to a recent forecast by the Senior Citizens League. That would be a welcome change compared with the…

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Chinese bicycle-sharing startup Mobike expands into Japan

June 22, 2017 SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese bicycle-sharing startup Mobike has set up a subsidiary in Fukuoka city in northern Japan and plans to begin service later this year, it said on Thursday. The move into one of Japan’s largest cities marks the latest overseas venture for the firm, which has already launched services in Singapore and the UK. The company has operations in around 100 Chinese cities and has raised over $900 million since October. “The company is committed to providing smart bike-share services in collaboration with local governments…

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Dollar edges away from three-week high versus yen; kiwi firm after RBNZ

June 22, 2017 By Masayuki Kitano SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The dollar eased versus the yen on Thursday as a recent rally tied to bets on another U.S. interest rate hike this year lost steam, while the New Zealand dollar rose after its central bank stopped short of aggressively trying to talk down the currency. The New Zealand dollar was the big mover during Asian trade, rising 0.4 percent on the day to $0.7248 , edging back in the direction of a four-month peak of $0.7320 set last week. The kiwi…

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AOMORI Economy Japan rates Top News United States 

BOJ’s Iwata sees no need to raise rates now as economy needs support

June 22, 2017 By Leika Kihara AOMORI, Japan (Reuters) – Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata on Thursday dismissed the need to raise interest rates any time soon, stressing that the economy still needs support from “powerful” monetary easing with inflation distant from the central bank’s 2 percent target. Japan’s low inflation expectations mean its short-term real interest rate, which is calculated by subtracting inflation expectations from nominal interest rates, remains higher than that of the United States, Iwata said. The BOJ must therefore maintain its massive stimulus program,…

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