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Women to march in hundreds of U.S. cities for third straight year

Reuters US News - 2 hours 55 min ago
Women will march in hundreds of U.S. cities and overseas on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of demonstrations that drew millions of protesters to the streets the day after Republican President Donald Trump's inauguration in January 2017.
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Shutdown sojourn: Free museums, music for furloughed U.S. workers

Reuters US News - 3 hours 8 min ago
It may not put a meal on the table for furloughed federal employees, but some U.S. museums and symphonies are supplying food for the mind in free admission for workers affected by the longest partial federal government shutdown in U.S. history.
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Lack of school nurses puts Los Angeles students at risk, striking teachers say

Reuters US News - 3 hours 11 min ago
Los Angeles teacher Natali Escobedo says she will never forget the image of a diabetic fourth-grader “wilting” at her school because there was no nurse on hand to administer his insulin.
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Ex-Chicago policeman sentenced to nearly seven years in black teen's death

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 21:32
White former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced on Friday to nearly seven years in prison for shooting black teen Laquan McDonald to death in 2014 in a landmark case that highlighted racial tensions in America's third-biggest city.
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Mueller's office disputes Buzzfeed story on Michael Cohen

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 20:09
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office issued a statement late on Friday taking issue with a report in Buzzfeed that President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen said Trump told him to lie to Congress.
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Ex-Chicago policeman sentenced to seven years in black teen's death

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 19:33
White former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced on Friday to nearly seven years in prison for shooting black teen Laquan McDonald to death in 2014 in a landmark case that highlighted racial tensions in America's third-biggest city.
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Striking Los Angeles teachers rally near City Hall as talks resume

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 19:32
Tens of thousands of striking Los Angeles teachers rallied near City Hall on Friday, joined by parents and students as contract talks the mayor called "productive" resumed behind closed doors after a marathon negotiating session the day before.
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Trump says will make 'major' announcement Saturday on shutdown

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:57
President Donald Trump said on Friday he will make a "major" announcement on Saturday at 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT) on "the humanitarian crisis on our southern border" and the partial government shutdown, now in its 28th day.
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Supreme Court silent on 'Dreamers' appeal, other big cases

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:32
It is looking increasingly likely that the U.S. Supreme Court will not hear Trump administration appeals involving the "Dreamers" immigrants, transgender troops and gay rights during its current term, meaning rulings in these major cases may not come until next year.
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Bell Helicopter Textron wins $440 million U.S. defense contract - Pentagon

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:24
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc, a unit of Textron Inc, has been awarded a $440 million U.S. defense contract for the production 16 AH-1Z helicopters and 25 stores control units, the Pentagon said on Friday.
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Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, Northeast

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:21
A major winter storm was expected to clobber a large swath of the northern United States with heavy snow, gusty winds and frigid temperatures making travel difficult and dangerous starting on Friday and through the weekend, forecasters said.
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Obama donor imprisoned for $292 million bank fraud seeks early release

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:01
An Iranian-American businessman who gave money to Democrats including former President Barack Obama should be released early from his 12-year prison term for a $292 million bank fraud and moved to home confinement, his lawyers said on Friday.
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House Speaker Pelosi accuses Trump of endangering U.S. troops, lawmakers

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 16:46
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday accused President Donald Trump of putting American troops and civilians working in Afghanistan in danger by publicizing a planned congressional trip to the war-torn country, as tensions between the leaders spiked on the 28th day of a partial government shutdown.
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Supreme Court scraps arguments on Trump census appeal

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 16:42
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday canceled arguments that had been scheduled for next month in an appeal by President Donald Trump's administration relating to its contentious move to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census.
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U.S.-born Iranian TV anchor's arrest confirmed by U.S. court

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 16:30
An American-born Iranian television anchor has been arrested as a material witness in an undisclosed U.S. federal investigation, according to a federal court order granted on Friday.
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Trump tells anti-abortion marchers he will support them

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:57
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke in a prerecorded video to thousands of anti-abortion activists in Washington on Friday for the 46th March for Life, vowing to veto any legislation that "weakens the protection of human life."
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Striking Los Angeles teachers rally at City Hall as talks resume

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:35
Tens of thousands of striking Los Angeles teachers rallied outside City Hall on Friday, joined by parents and students as "productive" contract talks resumed behind closed doors after a marathon negotiating session the day before.
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Gladys Knight defends decision to sing U.S. anthem at Super Bowl

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:24
Singer Gladys Knight has defended her decision to perform the U.S. national anthem after receiving criticism from supporters of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who used the pre-game tradition to protest racial injustice.
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Court document confirms arrest of U.S.-born Iranian TV anchor

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:22
An American-born Iranian TV anchor has been arrested as a material witness in an unspecified federal investigation, according to a U.S. federal court order granted on Friday.
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Lilly cancer drug fails key trial, will no longer be prescribed

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:52
Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday that its cancer treatment Lartruvo, which had won conditional approval, failed to improve patient survival in a long-term confirmatory study and will no longer be prescribed, driving the drugmaker's shares down nearly 3 percent.
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