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Speaker Pelosi accuses Trump of endangering U.S. troops, lawmakers

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:15
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.
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Trump sends support to anti-abortion activists at March for Life

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:13
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke in a pre-recorded 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 set for mass rally as talks resume

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:43
Los Angeles teachers union officials on Friday called for a mass rally to show support before their second round of contact talks to settle a week-long strike that has disrupted classes for some 500,000 students in the second largest U.S. school system.
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Anti-abortion activists hold 46th annual March for Life in Washington

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:34
Anti-abortion activists gathered in Washington on Friday for the 46th March for Life, which will end in a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court to protest the ruling that effectively legalized abortion nationwide more than four decades ago.
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PayPal offers up to $500 credit for U.S. federal employees affected by shutdown

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:26
PayPal Holdings Inc said on Friday it will offer $25 million in interest-free credit to its users who work with the U.S. federal government and are impacted by the shutdown.
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U.S. names three killed in Syria blast claimed by Islamic State

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 09:14
The United States on Friday identified three Americans killed in a suicide attack in northern Syria this week that the U.S. government said was likely carried out by the Islamic State militant group.
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Exclusive: Trump meets with Cabinet officials to revive infrastructure push - sources

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 07:02
U.S. President Donald Trump is reviving efforts to win approval for a significant infrastructure plan lasting up to 13 years, two people briefed on the matter said, as the administration seeks to bring a long-stalled campaign promise back to life.
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Judge to sentence ex-Chicago policeman for 2014 shooting of teen

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:48
A judge is expected to sentence on Friday white former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke after a jury found him guilty of murder last year in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
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Snow, cold take aim at U.S. farm belt this weekend

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:23
A winter storm this weekend followed by a plunge in temperatures, coupled with another cold push late this month, could threaten livestock in the U.S. Plains and possibly winter wheat in parts of the Midwest, meteorologists said.
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Striking Los Angeles teachers set major rally amid marathon contract talks

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:15
Union leaders urged striking Los Angeles teachers to turn out en masse for a rally on Friday marking the fifth day of their walkout against the second-largest U.S. school district, seeking to boost their bargaining position in marathon labor talks.
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On Day 28, no sign of end to U.S. partial government shutdown

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:03
As the partial U.S. government shutdown hit the four-week mark on Friday, tensions mounted in Washington on either side of the standoff over President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to help fund a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
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$11 toothpaste: Immigrants pay big for basics at private ICE lock-ups

Reuters US News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 01:07
Detained in a California lockup with hundreds of other immigrants seeking asylum, Duglas Cruz faced a choice.
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Talks resume as Los Angeles teachers' strike runs for fourth day

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 23:56
Negotiators for striking Los Angeles teachers and America's second-largest school district returned to the bargaining table on Thursday for the first time since talks collapsed last week, as a walkout by some 30,000 educators ran for a fourth day.
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Female shot to death in parking lot of Houston church

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 21:41
A female victim was shot to death in the parking lot of a Houston-area church on Thursday and another person was wounded, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter.
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Skier dies after caught in New Mexico avalanche: hospital source

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 20:58
A skier died in New Mexico on Thursday after he was caught in an avalanche at Taos Ski Valley, a Taos hospital employee said.
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Ex-mistress of 'El Chapo' says she was 'traumatized' by tunnel escape

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 18:35
A former mistress of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman told jurors in his U.S. trial on Thursday she was "traumatized" after a harrowing 2014 escape from one of his safehouses with Mexican marines in hot pursuit.
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Amtrak canceling trains, cutting service ahead of winter storm

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:11
Amtrak, the U.S. national passenger railroad, said on Thursday it will cancel at least 15 trains in the northeast and midwest this weekend because of an impending major winter storm, and reduce operations on other trains.
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Judge acquits Chicago policemen in conspiracy trial

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:52
A judge on Thursday found three Chicago policemen not guilty of conspiring to protect white fellow police officer Jason Van Dyke after he fatally shot a black teenager in 2014 in an incident that helped fuel the "Black Lives Matter" movement.
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Talks resume as Los Angeles teachers' strike enters fourth day

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:16
Negotiators for striking Los Angeles teachers and America's second-largest school district returned to the bargaining table on Thursday for the first time since talks collapsed last week, as a walkout by some 30,000 educators entered its fourth day.
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Judge blocks Republican-backed Wisconsin early-voting law

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:06
A U.S. federal judge in Wisconsin on Thursday blocked a Republican-backed law that would limit early voting across the state to two weeks, finding the new legislation was essentially the same as a previous statute he stopped 2-1/2 years ago.
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