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Texas university removes 'white supremacy' statues overnight
(Reuters) - The University of Texas at Austin removed the statues of three Confederate-era figures from a main area on campus on Monday, saying they had become symbols of white supremacy and that they were taken down overnight to avoid confrontations.

U.S. workers have low hopes for higher pay: Fed survey
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. workers see little hope for higher paychecks, and while they are increasingly searching for new jobs, they expect fewer offers to fall into their laps, according to a Federal Reserve survey published on Monday.

Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship, tanker collide near Singapore
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ten U.S. sailors were missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area, the U.S. Navy said.

'America First' protesters face off with opponents at California beach rally
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - Anti-immigration demonstrators faced off against a much bigger crowd of counter-protesters in the Southern California town of Laguna Beach on Sunday, as police kept the opposing sides apart.

Millions of Americans hoping for clear sky as total solar eclipse nears
SALMON, Idaho/CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Millions of Americans equipped with protective glasses were taking prime positions on Monday along a ribbon of land across the United States to marvel at the first total solar eclipse to unfold from coast to coast in nearly a century.

Illinois town gears up to become heart of U.S. eclipse
CARBONDALE, Ill. (Reuters) - The small southern Illinois town of Carbondale was revving up on Sunday to become eclipse central on the eve of a total solar eclipse that will traverse the continental United States for the first time in 99 years.

Taiwan's Foxconn to build three ancillary facilities as part of Wisconsin LCD campus
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Monday said it plans to build three facilities in the U.S. state of Wisconsin for operation as early as next year, as part of a campus housing a $10 billion liquid crystal display (LCD) factory due for 2020.

U.S. national monument review to test key land protection law

Norway's wealth fund takes 48 percent stake in New York property

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84