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Trump to receive update on border security bill: official

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:17
U.S. President Donald Trump will receive an update on border security legislation agreed to by Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday morning, a White House official said.
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U.S. unveils plan to control some toxins in drinking water

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:47
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced a plan to control a group of toxic chemicals found in Americans' drinking water but will not set a limit for them until later this year.
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First stop for migrant kids: For-profit detention center

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:09
For a growing number of migrant children, this is their first home in America: a sprawling campus dotted with beige buildings, massive white tents and metal trailers, next door to a U.S. Air Force base.
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Weak El Niño likely to prevail through spring: U.S. forecaster

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:40
Weak El Niño conditions are present and there is a 55-percent chance the weather pattern will prevail through the northern hemisphere spring this year, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday.
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EPA to begin rulemaking for drinking water limit for PFA chemicals later this year

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:25
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday laid out a plan to control a group of toxic chemicals found in Americans' drinking water but will not set a limit for them until later this year.
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Denver teachers, school district reach deal to end strike

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 08:47
Denver teachers and school district officials reached an agreement early on Thursday after an all-night bargaining session to end a strike that has disrupted classes for 92,000 students this week, the union said.
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Striking Denver teachers, school district reach deal to end walkout: union

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 08:23
Striking Denver teachers reached a deal with school district officials after a marathon bargaining session early on Thursday to end their walkout, which was in its fourth day, the union said.
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U.S. Congress advances border security bill without Trump border wall

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 07:24
The U.S. Congress on Thursday aimed to end a dispute over border security with legislation that would ignore President Donald Trump's request for $5.7 billion (£4.45 billion) to help build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border but avoid a partial government shutdown.
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Talks to end four-day Denver teachers' strike stretch overnight

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 06:30
Negotiations lasted all night and into the pre-dawn hours of Thursday between striking teachers in Denver and the city school district, who are trying to come up with a deal to end a walkout affecting 92,000 students that's now entering its fourth day, .
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After year of action, silence to mark Florida school shooting

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 06:17
One year after the Valentine's Day massacre inside a Florida school, students and families leading a nationwide push for gun safety will pause on Thursday for the anniversary of the deadliest U.S. high school shooting.
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After ex-policeman's murder sentence, divisions in Chicago persist

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 06:08
After white former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced last month for the 2014 killing of black teen Laquan McDonald, top local officials urged the third-largest U.S. city to pull together to close a painful chapter in its history.
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Democrats swear off big money, but will it hurt their 2020 White House chances?

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 06:07
Senator Elizabeth Warren issued a pointed campaign finance challenge to fellow Democratic U.S. presidential contenders at her official 2020 White House election launch.
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Pineapple Express's biggest punch, set to hit water-logged California

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 04:39
The worst of the rain, snow, and winds carried by the so-called Pineapple Express, a river of warm air loaded with moisture, will hit California on Thursday and stick around at least through Friday, forecasters said.
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White supremacist gets life for killing black man to start a race war

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 04:26
A white man who killed a black man with a sword in the hopes of starting a race war was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday in New York, multiple media accounts said.
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Congress advances border security bill without Trump border wall

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 01:19
The U.S. Congress on Thursday aimed to end a dispute over border security with legislation that would ignore President Donald Trump's request for $5.7 billion to help build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border but avoid a partial government shutdown.
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In rural Mississippi, still waiting on recovery

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 01:03
Here’s what has happened in Leflore County, Mississippi, since the end of the U.S. recession in 2009.
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Congress negotiators finish drafting border security bill: aide

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:57
U.S. lawmakers late on Wednesday completed writing a border security bill that was expected to deny President Donald Trump's request for $5.7 billion to help build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, with the Senate and House of Representatives expected to vote on the bill Thursday.
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Mudslide risk from California storm forces hundreds to evacuate

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:23
Hundreds of California residents were ordered to evacuate their homes on Wednesday as rain from a powerful Pacific storm raised the risk of mudslides in areas hit by recent wildfires.
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EPA to limit manmade chemicals in drinking water

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:19
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce on Thursdays limits on how much toxic chemicals from cookware and carpeting are allowed in drinking water.
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NASA bids adieu to Opportunity, the Mars rover that kept going and going

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 20:08
Opportunity, a remarkably durable NASA rover designed to roll along the surface of Mars for three months, has stopped communicating with Earth after 15 years of service, officials said on Wednesday, ending a mission that astounded the U.S. space agency.
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