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Blinken says he raised ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero’s detention with Rwandan leader

KIGALI, Aug 11 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday he had raised with Rwanda’s president US concerns over the jailing of Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” sheltering hundreds of people during the 1994 genocide. Rusesabagina, 67, a US permanent resident, was sentenced last September to 25 years …

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US lawmakers look to crack down on airlines over canceled flights

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Two US House Democrats on Tuesday proposed making it unlawful for airlines to offer flights if they know they lack sufficient staff or to cancel flights close to scheduled departures because of foreseeable staffing issues. In a summer of growing frustration over tens of thousands of canceled flights, Representatives Jan …

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Analysis: Spirit Airlines winning bidder may need years to recoup price tag

July 12 (Reuters) – The bidding war for Spirit Airlines Inc (SAVE.N) between Frontier Group Holdings Inc (ULCC.O) and JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) may leave the acquirer taking years to earn back their investment. JetBlue’s latest cash-and-stock bid values ​​Spirit at $ 3.7 billion, while Frontier’s latest cash-and-stock bid, which Spirit recommends its shareholders should …

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Factbox: Companies offering abortion travel benefits to US workers

June 29 (Reuters) – A growing number of companies, including JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) are updating or changing their health insurance policies to offer travel benefits to US employees who may need to access out of state abortion services. The US Supreme Court …

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Biden predicts states will try to arrest women who travel for abortions

WASHINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden predicted on Friday that some US states will try to arrest women for crossing state lines to get abortions after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the procedures nationwide. Thirteen Republican-led states banned or severely restricted the procedure under so-called “trigger laws” after the court …

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