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  • Nebraska becomes 19th US state to halt death penalty AFP - 8 minutes ago

    Nebraska lawmakers voted to overturn their governor's veto and abolish the death penalty Wednesday, becoming the nineteenth US state to do so. The bill was carried by 30 votes to 19, a large enough majority to override the objections of Nebraska's … More »

  • Dollar dips against euro, rises on yen AFP - 9 minutes ago

    The dollar dipped against the euro Wednesday due to increased optimism about Greek debt talks, but continued to climb against the yen. … More »

  • Judge puts GM ignition-switch lawsuits on ice, for now Reuters - 14 minutes ago

    By Jessica Dye NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Wednesday put on hold dozens of lawsuits accusing General Motors Co of concealing an ignition-switch defect while plaintiffs in those cases appeal an earlier ruling that found their … More »

  • Oil down about 3 percent again on dollar, awaits supply data
    Oil down about 3 percent again on dollar, awaits supply data Reuters - 15 minutes ago

    By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell by up to 3 percent for a second straight day on Wednesday as a resurgent dollar weighed on the market amid concerns that U.S. crude supplies may have started rising again after three weeks of … More »

  • Israel appeals world to oversee Gaza rehabilitation IANS - 17 minutes ago

    Jerusalem, May 28 (IANS) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin called upon the international community to establish a body to oversee rehabilitation in the Gaza Strip. "I call on all the nations of the world to come and see how we can formulate an … More »