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U.S. House Democrats to focus Mueller testimony on Trump's conduct

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 06:11
When former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears in Congress on Wednesday, House Democrats will try to focus his testimony on clear examples of conduct by President Donald Trump that would lead to criminal charges against any other American.
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Trump's attacks on congresswomen could boost Biden campaign

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 06:05
As U.S. President Donald Trump intensifies his efforts to brand four progressive congresswomen as the new face of the Democratic Party, its presidential front-runner, Joe Biden, has been quietly reminding voters in Iowa there remains a middle ground.
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Four Chicago police officers fired for cover-up in Laquan McDonald killing

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 01:15
A Chicago police panel on Thursday fired four officers over the shooting death of a black teenager, Laquan McDonald, in 2014, a case that highlighted racial tension in the United States' third-largest city.
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Illinois man jailed for life over murder of Chinese graduate student

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 00:45
An Illinois man described by prosecutors as obsessed with serial killers was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the kidnapping and decapitation of a Chinese graduate student two years ago.
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Illinois to defy Trump administration's abortion referral 'gag rule'

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 18:20
Illinois will defy enforcement of the Trump administration's rule barring taxpayer-backed family planning clinics from making abortion referrals, the governor said on Thursday, announcing the state plans to step in to fund those clinics.
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Financier Epstein to remain jailed until sex trafficking trial

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 18:00
American financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday.
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ERAPSCO awarded $1.04 billion U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 17:34
ERAPSCO, a joint venture between Sparton Corp and a subsidiary of Ultra Electronics, was awarded a $1.041 billion U.S. defense contract on Thursday to produce air-launched, expendable sonobuoys used in anti-submarine warfare, the Pentagon said.
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Trump disavows 'send her back' rally chant, many Republicans alarmed

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 17:17
President Donald Trump tried to distance himself on Thursday from supporters' chants of "send her back" at a rally where he blasted Somalia-born U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, as Republicans worry the incendiary mantra could set the tone for the 2020 campaign.
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Fort Lauderdale suffers water shortage after construction mishap

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 17:17
Faucets in the Florida city of Fort Lauderdale began running dry on Thursday after a construction firm damaged a water main, forcing the closure of City Hall and a number of businesses on a hot summer day as officials pledged to solve the problem.
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More Puerto Rico protests planned as governor resists calls to resign

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 17:00
Massive and at times violent protests in Puerto Rico showed no sign of stopping as labor unions on Thursday organized a Friday march to keep up pressure on the governor to resign, while dozens of guns were stolen in a raid on police firearms center.
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FBI documents point to Trump role in hush money for porn star Daniels

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:54
FBI documents unsealed on Thursday suggest that Donald Trump was actively involved in engineering a hush-money payment shortly before the 2016 election to a porn actress who said she had a sexual encounter with him, as his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, campaign team and others scrambled to head off a scandal.
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Bullet-riddled U.S. flag that survived D-Day comes home 75 years later

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:53
Shot through by German machine gun bullets and tattered by the wind, an American flag that flew on the first U.S. invading ship on D-Day came home on Thursday in a White House ceremony.
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Trump says looking closely at Amazon's bid on $10 billion Pentagon contract

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:28
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was looking closely at Amazon.com's bid on a $10 billion cloud contract with the Defense Department after getting complaints from other tech companies.
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Illinois man receives life sentence for murder of Chinese graduate student

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 16:20
An Illinois man described by prosecutors as obsessed with serial killers was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the kidnapping and decapitation of a Chinese graduate student two years ago.
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U.S. Justice Department may sue to block Sprint, T-Mobile merger: source

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 15:24
The U.S. Justice Department has told T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp to wrap up a deal by the end of next week to sell assets that are to be divested as a condition of their proposed merger or face a lawsuit aimed at stopping the transaction, a source familiar with the deal said on Thursday.
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'Send her back' chant at Trump rally catches Republicans off guard

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 15:11
Chants of "send her back" by supporters of President Donald Trump, attacking Somali-born U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, triggered a wave of concern among congressional Republicans on Thursday, while Omar said Trump was "spewing fascist ideology."
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Trump says he's looking closely at Amazon contract with Pentagon

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:26
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was looking closely at Amazon's contract with the U.S. Defense Department after getting complaints from other tech companies.
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U.S. Navy searching for missing sailor in Arabian Sea: statement

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:01
The U.S. navy and other ships are conducting search and rescue operations for a missing U.S. sailor in the Arabian Sea, the Bahrain-based U.S. Fifth Fleet said.
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Documents detail Trump team's efforts to arrange payment to porn star

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:04
Documents released by a judge's order on Thursday detailed a flurry of communications involving Donald Trump, his campaign team, personal lawyer Michael Cohen and others to engineer hush-money payments shortly before the 2016 election to an adult-film actress who said she had a sexual encounter with the president.
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Financier Jeffrey Epstein to remain jailed until sex trafficking trial

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:54
American financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls, a U.S. judge ruled on Thursday.
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