News Partisan feud undercuts Trump-Russia probe, U.S. Democrats charge 2017-10-20T16:27:06.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on a congressional panel say members of its Republican majority are trying to sabotage an investigation into suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, raising concerns the two parties will reach contradictory conclusions. Three charged in shooting after white nationalist's Florida speech 2017-10-20T15:52:05.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist's speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to "kill them" have been charged with attempted homicide, police said on Friday. Canada granting asylum to U.S. border crossers at higher rates: data 2017-10-20T15:19:21.000000000-04:00 TORONTO (Reuters) - Asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada this year are obtaining refugee status at higher rates, new data shows, as authorities accept claims from people who say they feared being deported by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration. Trump tax cut plan gains momentum after budget vote 2017-10-20T14:22:52.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he was "all in" for massive tax cuts, but the party was still far from united over how to achieve the main item on its domestic agenda. In Kirkuk, Kurds' joy turns to fear after Iraqi army takeover 2017-10-20T14:03:30.000000000-04:00 KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Turkmen and Arab shoppers stroll through an open-air food market in an ethnically mixed area of Kirkuk, haggling over the price of tomatoes and gossiping about their neighbors. U.S. says 24 people harmed from recent 'attacks' in Cuba 2017-10-20T13:41:53.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department confirmed on Friday that 24 people have suffered health effects from "attacks" in Cuba earlier this year against diplomatic personnel and that an investigation is ongoing. Trump's Obamacare shift complicates ability to work with Democrats 2017-10-20T13:40:42.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's disavowal this week of a bipartisan agreement to stabilize Obamacare has further eroded the already minimal trust congressional Democrats had in him, complicating prospects for gaining their cooperation on a range of issues. Trump tax cuts gain momentum as Rand Paul goes 'all in' 2017-10-20T13:24:44.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican senator Rand Paul on Friday appeared to back the Trump administration's sweeping tax cut plan, saying he was "all in" for massive tax cuts even as the Senate passed a key budget measure without his support one day earlier. Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: agency 2017-10-20T13:04:42.000000000-04:00 MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, declaring that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported. Iran's Guards flex muscle in Middle East despite Trump warning 2017-10-20T13:03:00.000000000-04:00 BEIRUT (Reuters) - A week after U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a blistering speech about Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military and economic force in the Islamic Republic has shown it has no intention of curbing its activities in the Middle East.