New Jersey Governor, Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal, Avoid Shutdown

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and state lawmakers reached a budget deal hours before their midnight deadline, averting a government shutdown with an agreement that will raise taxes on the state’s multimillionaires and businesses. Saturday’s deal marks the end of a standoff between Mr. Murphy, a Democrat who took office in January, and lawmakers from…

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For Portugal, It’s All About Ronaldo in Loss to Uruguay

SOCHI, Russia—Before Portugal’s match here against Uruguay, Fernando Santos had to answer a question that might be unusual for any other manager. What would he think of his star player becoming president of Portugal? The topic wasn’t absurd because his star player is soccer’s biggest star: Cristiano Ronaldo. And the question was broached this…

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Thousands Gather in Cities Across U.S. to Protest Trump Immigration Policies

Thousands gathered in cities across the U.S. to protest the Trump administration’s now-reversed policy of separating migrant families at the U.S. border. Organizers of the Families Belong Together march called for a large gathering in Washington, D.C., and expected further protests in hundreds of cities. Tweets highlighted gatherings in Sacramento, Calif., Carlsbad, N.M., Boston, New…

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Two Agree to Plea Deals in Oakland Concert Fire That Killed 36, Lawyer Says

OAKLAND, Calif.—A tentative plea deal has been reached for two defendants in connection with a Northern California warehouse fire that killed 36 partygoers at an unlicensed concert in 2016, lawyers said on Friday. Attorneys for Derick Almena and Max Harris expect the two men to formally agree to plea deals on Tuesday. Tyler Smith and…

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Trump Asks Saudi Arabia to Increase Oil Production

U.S. President Donald Trump said he asked Saudi Arabia to significantly boost its oil production, ratcheting up pressure on Riyadh to help ease fast-rising crude prices. The intervention comes as global demand is rising, inventories of stored oil are falling and a number of supply disruptions—in Canada, Iran, Libya and Venezuela—have tightened markets. Oil…

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Chicken, Turkey and Tuna Have a Beef With Your Burger

Beef, which has long fulfilled America’s hunger for hamburgers, faces fresh competition from poultry producers pushing their own patties onto U.S. grills. Fueling the battle is a record supply of meat in the U.S., pressuring prices and spurring meat producers to seek out new markets. Hormel Foods Corp., one of the largest U.S. turkey suppliers,…

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Trump Says He Has Narrowed List of Possible Supreme Court Picks to Five

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said on Friday that he planned to interview one or two candidates this weekend at his Bedminster, N.J., resort to fill Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat, and plans to announce his final pick on July 9. “I’ve got it narrowed to about five,” he said, including two women. The president also…

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