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Dem, GOP leaders already blame each other as shutdown looms
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported....

US oil output is booming and seen outpacing Saudis, Russia
PARIS (AP) -- U.S. oil production is booming and is forecast to top that of heavyweight Saudi Arabia and rival Russia this year, a global energy agency said Friday....

Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs
DETROIT (AP) -- For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities. But they're advised to not make the same kind of promises to just anyone....

Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials....

The Latest: GOP leader insists Democrats will 'own' shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local):...

Brexit costs Britain data center for Europe's satnav system
BERLIN (AP) -- Officials have decided to move a data center for the European Union's new satellite navigation system out of Britain because of Brexit....

US government proposes new rules for hog slaughter
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Federal government regulators proposed changes Friday in the way most hogs slaughtered for meat in the United States are processed in a series of new rules that officials say improve industry practices but critics say could imperil food safety....

Tourism booming in Cuba despite tougher new Trump policy
HAVANA (AP) -- On a sweltering early summer afternoon in Miami's Little Havana, President Donald Trump told a cheering Cuban-American crowd that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama's opening to Cuba in order to starve the island's military-run economy of U.S. tourism dollars and ratchet up pressure for regime change....

Shutdown? Terrible, say GOP, Dems. But both threatened it
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Threatening to shutter the federal government unless demands are met - who would do that?...

US stock indexes are mostly higher in morning trading
The major U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in morning trading Friday as gains by retailers and consumer goods companies outweighed losses in other sectors. Technology stocks were among the biggest decliners. Energy companies fell along with the price of crude oil. Bond yields surged to the highest level in more than three years. Investors were monitoring developments in Washington ahead of a possible federal government shutdown this weekend....

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