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Trump says had Giuliani work on Ukraine because he is 'great crime fighter'

Reuters US News - 10 hours 35 min ago
President Donald Trump on Friday offered an explanation for his use of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to work on Ukraine policy - a pivotal issue in the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry - by citing Giuliani's crime fighting reputation and calling Ukraine a corrupt country.
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Los Angeles commuter train slams into vehicle on track, no passenger injuries

Reuters US News - 10 hours 48 min ago
A Los Angeles commuter train crashed into a vehicle on the tracks during the early morning rush hour on Friday, engulfing both in flames, but the accident caused no injuries among the passengers, according to officials and media reports.
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Former Boston College student charged over boyfriend's suicide pleads not guilty

Reuters US News - 11 hours 4 min ago
A former Boston College student pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of involuntary manslaughter stemming from what prosecutors said was her role in encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.
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U.S. Silica cuts 10% of workforce as frac sand demand wanes

Reuters US News - 11 hours 16 min ago
U.S. Silica Holdings Inc said on Friday it had cut about 230 jobs, or 10% of its workforce, as demand for its frac sand comes under pressure from oil and gas producers reducing drilling in the backdrop of volatile prices.
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Trump says had lawyer Giuliani work on Ukraine because he is a 'great crime fighter'

Reuters US News - 11 hours 47 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday defended his use of private lawyer Rudy Giuliani to work on Ukraine as Giuliani's role comes under increasing scrutiny in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives.
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Industry groups urge White House to finish overhauling U.S. environmental review process

Reuters US News - 14 hours 21 min ago
More than 30 industry groups on Friday called on the Trump administration to finish a regulatory overhaul that would make it easier to clear federal environmental approval for big infrastructure projects such as pipelines and road expansions.
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California school shooting shines light on murky 'ghost gun' world

Reuters US News - 14 hours 23 min ago
"Ghost guns" like the one a 16-year-old boy used to kill two classmates and injure three others at a California high school last week are self-assembled, virtually untraceable - and completely legal.
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Explainer: California faces decade of 'unique' wildfire blackouts

Reuters US News - 14 hours 24 min ago
California utility PG&E Corp has imposed 10 intentional blackouts this year to reduce risks its power infrastructure could spark wildfires and said they will continue for a decade.
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Penn State child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky to seek reduced sentence

Reuters US News - 15 hours 20 min ago
Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, convicted in 2012 of abusing his position to sexually assault teenage boys, is due in court on Friday to seek a shorter sentence after his current one was ruled unconstitutional.
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In suburban Virginia, divisions over impeachment on display

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 23:10
Cheers, boos and frequent applause reflected the intense partisan divide over the possible impeachment of Republican President Donald Trump during a town hall meeting with voters in the liberal suburbs of Virginia on Thursday.
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Former Trump aide calls Ukraine meddling theory fiction; Trump would welcome Senate trial

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 20:49
President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote "politically driven falsehoods" that cast doubt on Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
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Manila-bound Philippine Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Los Angeles

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 20:48
A Philippine Airlines' flight bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure on Thursday shortly after takeoff from Los Angeles and made an emergency landing, authorities said.
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Trump travels to Delaware base to honor two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 20:42
U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Thursday to receive the remains of two American soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan this week.
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Trump wants Senate trial, expects Joe Biden to testify: White House

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 19:48
President Donald Trump wants an impeachment trial to go forward in the U.S. Senate because he would receive due process there and he expects Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden would be among the witnesses, a White House spokesman said on Thursday.
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Trump and Navy clash again over SEAL commando who posed with corpse

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 19:33
U.S. President Donald Trump and senior Navy officials clashed over a high-profile war-crimes case as Trump vowed on Twitter on Thursday he would not allow a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct to be expelled from the elite commando force.
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Philippine Airlines flight to Manila makes emergency landing in Los Angeles

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 19:07
A Philippine Airlines flight bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure on Thursday shortly after takeoff from Los Angeles and made an emergency landing, authorities said.
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Army examines TikTok security concerns after Schumer's data warning

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 19:07
The U.S. Army is undertaking a security assessment of China-owned social media platform TikTok after a Democratic lawmaker raised national security concerns over the app's handling of user data, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said on Thursday.
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Restaurant group sues California city over ban on new natural gas connections

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 18:53
California's restaurant industry sued the city of Berkeley on Thursday, arguing in court papers that its ban on natural gas in buildings will harm eateries by increasing costs and preventing them from preparing many sought-after ethnic delicacies.
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'Can I actually say something?' Unflappable expert takes on lawmakers in Trump hearing

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 18:48
A British-born U.S. national security expert never lost her cool during hours parrying heated questions from the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Thursday, and emerged as the latest star of the congressional impeachment inquiry.
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Trump signs funding bill to avert government shutdown this week

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 18:40
President Donald Trump signed legislation on Thursday that will extend funding for a wide range of federal agencies through Dec. 20 and avoid partial government shutdowns that otherwise would have begun on Friday.
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