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US to Allow Imports of Argentine Lemons

(VOA): The United States says it will allow lemon imports from Argentina's top producing region for the first time in 16 years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that it would lift the ban on lemons from northwestern Argentina on May 26. The decision came days after President..

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Privacy Group Sues NYPD Over Facial-recognition Documents

(VOA): A privacy group sued the New York Police Department on Tuesday to demand the release of documents related to its use of facial-recognition technology, which rights groups have criticized as discriminatory and lacking in proper oversight. The lawsuit is the latest attempt to compel U.S...

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Putin Denies Russia Meddled in US Election

(VOA): Russian President Vladimir Putin denied Tuesday that Russia interfered in last year's U.S. presidential election, saying such allegations are "simply rumors" that are being leveraged for political reasons in the United States. Putin's denial came at a joint news..

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Trump's Tax Cut Plan Triggers Worries in China

(VOA): U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal for massive corporate tax cuts has sparked a sharp rebuke from Chinese officials, with some voicing concern that the move could trigger a tax war and prompt companies to pull out of China.   Analysts, however, are skeptical the move could..

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Indian IT Company to Add 10,000 US Jobs

(VOA): India-based technology company Infosys said Tuesday it will create 10,000 jobs in the United States, growing its American footprint at a time when it has become a political target in the U.S. Infosys has been a big user of H1-B visas in the U.S., a program under which overseas firms, most..

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GOP Targets Law Enacted After 2008 Financial Meltdown

(VOA): Republicans who eagerly awaited a GOP president so they could take a heavy knife to many of the regulatory requirements for banks, insurers and other financial institutions finally get their chance. The House Financial Services Committee, led by Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, is slated to..

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