WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared closely divided over whether a landmark federal law forbidding sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and transgender employees, with conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch emerging as a potential decisive vote. The nine justices heard two hours of high-profile arguments in three cases that could broaden
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RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that mysterious oil slicks polluting northeastern beaches likely had criminal origins, without explaining further. An oil spill is seen on Pontal do Coruripe beach in Coruripe, Alagoas state, Brazil October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Alisson Frazao NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES Bolsonaro also appeared to row
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FILE PHOTO: Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney attends a conference in Paris, France, August 28, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s foreign minister said on Tuesday European Council President Donald Tusk was reflecting EU-wide frustration when he accused Britain of playing a “stupid blame game” over Brexit. Simon Coveney said on Twitter that
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FILE PHOTO: The International Space Station (ISS) crew member Nick Hague of the U.S. gestures after donning space suits shortly before launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan March 14, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday bestowed a prestigious state award for courage on Nick Hague, the U.S. astronaut
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The Turkish military carried out strikes targeting the Syrian-Iraqi border overnight to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce northeast Syria, as Ankara prepares to launch an offensive there, two Turkish officials told Reuters on Tuesday. Turkey says it has finalised preparations for a military push into northeast Syria, after the
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