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Russia detains U.S. founder of Baring Vostok private equity group

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 06:00
Russia has detained the U.S. founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group in Moscow on suspicion of fraud, a spokeswoman for Moscow's Basmanny court told Reuters on Friday.
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Russia detained U.S. founder of Baring Vostok over bank dispute: Interfax

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 06:00
Private equity group Baring Vostok said on Friday its founder Michael Calvey and three other employees had been detained in Moscow because of a dispute over Vostochny Bank, the Interfax news agency reported on Friday.
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Chicago police dispute reports 'Empire' actor investigated for staging attack

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 22:56
Chicago police contested media reports on Thursday that officers were investigating whether "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged being physically assaulted because he was being written out of the television show.
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Chicago police reject report 'Empire' actor investigated for staging attack

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 21:43
Chicago police dismissed a media report on Thursday that officers were investigating whether "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged being physically assaulted because he was being written out of the television show.
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House passes border security bill, sends to Trump

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 21:07
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bipartisan border security bill aimed at averting a government shutdown and sent it to President Donald Trump, including new barriers for part of the U.S.-Mexico border but not the $5.7 billion he sought.
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U.S. court dismisses Energy Transfer Partners lawsuit against Greenpeace

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 20:35
A federal court in North Dakota has dismissed a lawsuit from Energy Transfer Partners LP against environmental group Greenpeace, according to a court order on Thursday.
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House advances border security funds toward final passage

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 20:09
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved the rules for debating a bill to avert another partial federal government shutdown by funding several agencies but denying President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Colorado man who strangled mountain lion describes life-or-death struggle

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 20:08
A 31-year-old man who fended off and suffocated a mountain lion when it attacked him on a Colorado jogging trail last week described on Thursday how he killed the big cat by stepping on its throat during a life-and-death struggle.
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U.S. judge rules former Venezuelan oil minister owes $1.4 billion

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 19:30
A federal judge in Houston ordered a former Venezuelan oil minister this week to pay the owners of a defunct Houston oil company $1.4 billion in damages in a fraud suit, although it is unclear if or how the payment will ever be made.
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Monster mudslides, water rescues as storm punishes California

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 19:22
Motorists swam for their lives and residents were rescued from homes sliding downhill as the wettest winter storm of the year triggered floods and mudslides across California on Thursday.
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Trump vows emergency declaration over wall, agrees to shutdown-averting bill

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 19:17
President Donald Trump vowed on Thursday to declare a national emergency in an attempt to fund his U.S.-Mexico border wall without congressional approval, a step likely to plunge him into a court battle with Congress over constitutional powers.
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Explainer: Trump risks legal fight with emergency threat on wall

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 19:17
President Donald Trump will almost certainly face legal challenges over his decision to declare a national emergency to get additional funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, circumventing the power of Congress to set spending policy.
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U.S. sends first families to Mexico to await asylum, rights groups sue

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:55
The United States began sending Central American families seeking asylum back to Mexico this week, a Mexican immigration source said on Thursday, while U.S. human rights groups sued the Trump administration, saying the policy puts migrants in danger.
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Trump puts on a few pounds, enters obese range: medical report

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:44
U.S. President Donald Trump has gained weight over the past year and is now in the obese range, although he remains in "very good health overall," according to results of an annual presidential physical examination conducted last week.
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U.S. issues new rules requiring rail oil spill response plans

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:36
The U.S. Transportation Department on Thursday issued final rules requiring railroads to develop oil spill response plans and to disclose details of shipments to states and tribal governments after a series of high-profile incidents.
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As Amazon drops New York City project, progressives claim a major coup

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:29
U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wasted no time on Thursday in calling Amazon's decision to scrap plans to build a major New York outpost with nearly $3 billion in city and state incentives a big victory for progressive politicians.
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Trump retreats on border bill but vows emergency declaration to get wall

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:53
President Donald Trump will sign a border security and federal spending bill to avert another government shutdown but also will declare a national emergency to try to obtain funds for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall, the White House said on Thursday, drawing immediate criticism from Democrats.
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'Forever haunted' Parkland mourns a year after shooting

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:33
One year after the Valentine's Day massacre inside a Florida school, students and families leading a nationwide push for school and gun safety paused on Thursday to mark the anniversary of the deadliest U.S. high school shooting.
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U.S.-owned utility to close two coal plants, in blow to Trump

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:23
The Tennessee Valley Authority voted on Thursday to close two aging coal-fired power plants, including one supplied by a company led by a major supporter of President Donald Trump, who had urged the U.S.-owned utility to keep it open.
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Amazon's NY exit spurs reactions on money saved and jobs lost

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:05
Amazon.com Inc's decision on Thursday to scrap its proposal to locate a second headquarters in the Queens borough of New York City ignited a sea of dueling reactions on Twitter, with some calling it a victory for working people while others said it meant that fewer people would work.
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