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Republican Paul Ryan to renew U.S. poverty debate with grant plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Representative Paul Ryan will probably spark a new round of arguments over how to fight poverty in America on Thursday as he introduces a sweeping plan to replace long-standing social safety net programs with new block grants for states and communities.

Business

Japan June exports slide in warning sign for economic outlook

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's exports unexpectedly fell in June for a second straight month in a worrying signal that weak external demand could continue to drag on the economy's recovery from a sales tax rise.

Entertainment

Somerhalder, Reed plead for dog rescue

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are asking fans for help rescuing a pit bull.

The Vampire Diaries star, who has been romantically linked to the Twilight actress for several weeks, is also a well-known philanthropist.

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San Francisco approves soda tax for November ballot

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco city leaders have approved a measure for the November ballot that would place a two-cents-per-ounce municipal tax on sodas and other sugary beverages, hoping to become the first major city to successfully impose such a levy.

Sports

LA Clippers player asks followers for help in finding aunt's killer

(Reuters) - A player for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers has taken to social media to ask for help in finding a man wanted for stabbing his aunt to death, generating new tips in the case, his family said on Wednesday.

Technology

FTC commissioner warns on mobile health-data gathering

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill, speaking in Washington on Wednesday, expressed concern about the way apps on smartphones and mobile devices are siphoning sensitive health data, and how some of that information may then be shared with third parties.

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