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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen, in guilty plea, says made payments at candidate's direction 6:28pm EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty in New York on Tuesday to campaign finance violations and other charges, saying he made payments to influence the 2016 election at the direction of a candidate for federal office.  Full Article

 
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Trump ex-aide Manafort found guilty on eight of 18 charges 6:49pm EDT 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty on Tuesday on eight charges of tax and bank fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts, after a jury said it could not reach consensus on the other 10 charges against him.  Full Article  

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U.S. and Mexico postpone NAFTA ministerial talks until Wednesday 6:50pm EDT 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and Mexican officials put off until Wednesday talks aiming for a breakthrough in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), although one member of the incoming Mexican government met U.S. officials on Tuesday.  Full Article  

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Canadian refugee ruling unfair to Nigerians: lawyers 3:59pm EDT 

TORONTO (Reuters) - A group of Canadian refugee lawyers is taking the government to court over a recent immigration ruling, calling it unfair to Nigerian asylum seekers who have streamed across the border from the United States in large numbers over the past 18 months.  Full Article  

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Asia Argento denies sexual relations with actor she paid off 1:30pm EDT 

ROME (Reuters) - Italian actress Asia Argento, an outspoken advocate in the movement against sexual harassment, denied on Tuesday ever having had sexual relations with Jimmy Bennett, an actor who the New York Times reported had accused her of sexual assault.  Full Article  

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Russian hackers targeted U.S. Senate, think tanks: Microsoft 3:25pm EDT 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said that hackers linked to Russia's government sought to launch cyber attacks on U.S. political groups, warning that Moscow is broadening attacks ahead of November's congressional elections.  Full Article