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Trump enters obese range, but still in 'good health,' exam findings show

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:03
President Donald Trump has put on a few pounds over the past year and is now in the obese range, although he remains in "very good health overall," according to the results of a physical examination conducted last week.
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Feeling unwelcome, Amazon ditches plans for New York hub

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:46
Amazon.com Inc abruptly scrapped plans to build a major outpost in New York that could have created 25,000 jobs, blaming opposition from local leaders upset by the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised by state and city politicians.
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Trump has gained weight, still in 'good health,' doctor says

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:30
President Donald Trump has put on a few pounds over the past year but remains in "very good health overall," according to a physician who examined him last week.
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Trump to sign border bill, declare emergency seeking wall funds

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:25
President Donald Trump will sign a border security bill to avert another government shutdown, but also declare a national emergency to try to obtain funds for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall, a White House spokeswoman said on Thursday.
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Senate passes border security bill, sends to House

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:25
The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to avert another partial government shutdown with bipartisan spending legislation that funds new barriers for part of the U.S.-Mexico border, but not the $5.7 billion that President Donald Trump sought for a wall.
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Groups sue Trump administration over policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:18
Human rights groups sued the Trump administration on Thursday over its policy of sending non-Mexican migrants who cross the southern border to seek asylum in the United States back to Mexico to wait while their requests are being processed.
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'I am forever haunted:' Parkland mourns a year after shooting

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 14:18
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. Navy yard in Virginia says shooter report was false alarm

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 14:03
Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, was placed on lockdown on Thursday after reports of an active shooter, but authorities later said it was a false alarm.
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U.S. utility TVA votes to close two coal power plants, in blow to Trump

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:59
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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XPO to close Verizon-contracted warehouse in Memphis

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:36
XPO Logistics Inc on Thursday said it will close a Verizon-contracted distribution center in Memphis that was the subject of a New York Times investigation into pregnancy discrimination against female workers.
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Amazon pulls plug on New York City headquarters

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:35
Amazon.com Inc abruptly scrapped plans to build a headquarters in New York after opposition from local politicians and some of its would-be neighbors, the third most-valuable public U.S. company said on Thursday.
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New York mayor: Amazon 'threw away opportunity'

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:23
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized Amazon.com Inc for walking away from a plan to establish a headquarters in the city in the face of political opposition, saying the company "threw away" an opportunity and failed to work with the community.
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U.S. court allows 'No-Fly List' lawsuits, dissenters warn of danger

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:55
A divided federal appeals court on Thursday said American Muslims who landed on the "No-Fly List" because of their refusal to become government informants can sue FBI agents for damages, prompting dissents that said the decision was dangerous and defied U.S. Supreme Court precedents.
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Chicago police question two over alleged attack on 'Empire' actor

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:34
Chicago police are questioning two persons of interest who were in the area when "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett said he suffered a racist and homophobic assault, authorities said on Thursday.
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TVA votes to close two coal power plants, in blow to Trump

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:31
The Tennessee Valley Authority voted on Thursday to close two old coal-fired power plants, including one in Kentucky that was mostly supplied by a company chaired by a donor to President Donald Trump, who had called on the U.S. owned utility to keep that plant open.
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U.S. unveils plan to control some toxins in drinking water, sets no limits

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:03
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it plans to control a group of toxic chemicals found in Americans' drinking water but stopped short of setting limits until later this year.
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Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia on lockdown after active shooter reports

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:52
Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, was on lockdown on Thursday after initial reports of an active shooter situation, the shipyard said in a statement.
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Amazon will abandon plans to build HQ2 in New York

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:49
Amazon.com Inc said Thursday it will not move forward with plans to build a headquarters in New York after rising opposition from local politicians.
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U.S. Congress poised to vote on border measure without Trump wall

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:42
The U.S. Congress on Thursday aimed to end a dispute over border security with bipartisan legislation that would avert another partial government shutdown but does not give President Donald Trump the money he sought for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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U.S.-owned utility TVA votes to close Kentucky coal plant, in blow to Trump

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:34
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a U.S.-owned utility, voted on Thursday to close a Kentucky coal plant mostly supplied by a company chaired by a donor to President Donald Trump.
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