AFP - The absence of a blockbuster release and the recession combined to push US videogames sales sharply lower in April, according to market research firm NPD Group.

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White House threatens to bypass hardline conservatives on tax reform
Reuters
WASHINGTON Fresh off a defeat on U.S. healthcare legislation, the White House warned rebellious conservative lawmakers that they should get behind President Donald Trump's agenda or he may bypass them on future legislative fights, including tax reform ...

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Stuff.co.nz
US nightclub shooting leaves man dead, 15 others wounded
Stuff.co.nz
Gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Ohio, US on Sunday, killing a 27-year-old man and injuring 15 others, and police said they were still looking for the shooter. Cincinnati police chief Eliot Isaac said at a news conference on Monday morning ...

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Iran hits back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctions
Aljazeera.com
Iran has announced sanctions against 15 American companies, alleging they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of Palestine, in retaliation for sanctions earlier announced by the US. A Foreign Ministry statement carried by the state ...

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The Hill
Lee: Healthcare 'absolutely not' behind us
The Hill
Sen. Mike Lee · Mike LeeLee: Healthcare 'absolutely not' behind us GOP senators pitch alternatives after House pulls ObamaCare repeal bill How 'Big Pharma' stifles pharmaceutical innovation MORE (R-Utah) on Sunday said healthcare reform is ?absolutely ...

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Reuters
Ohio nightclub shooting leaves one dead, 14 wounded; shooter sought
Reuters
CINCINNATI Gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring 14 others, and at least one shooter was at large hours after the mayhem, authorities said. The motive behind the shooting ...

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Iran imposes sanctions on 15 US companies
ABC News
The wide-ranging list from an American real estate company to a major arms manufacturer appeared more symbolic than anything else as the firms weren't immediately known to be doing business anywhere in the Islamic Republic. A Foreign Ministry ...

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The Verge
The US and UK airline electronics ban was prompted in part by a plot involving a fake iPad
The Verge
Earlier this week, United States and United Kingdom officials announced new restrictions for airline passengers from eight Middle Eastern countries, forbidding passengers to carry electronics larger than a smartphone into an airplane cabin. According ...

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CNBC
China finds a new source of cutting-edge military technology: US startups
CNBC
As Washington fiddles, China is investing billions in U.S. startups with cutting-edge products that could have military applications at the same time it is dialing back investments in less critical American industries such as entertainment. A New York ...

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Fox Business
Iran Imposes Sanctions on 15 US Firms
Fox Business
Iran is deeply involved in the six-year Syrian civil war, and is a key player along with the U.S. in international talks toward a political solution. During Mr. Obama's administration, Iran reached a nuclear deal with six world powers including the U.S ...

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New York Times
Drone Strike Kills Planner of 2008 Islamabad Hotel Bombing, US Says
New York Times
The strike illustrates how the American battle against Qaeda operatives and their terrorist allies has continued even as the United States increases its fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The September 2008 bombing of the Marriott Hotel ...

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