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Trump and California go to war over clean cars

Reuters US News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 16:11
U.S. President Donald Trump and the state of California went to war on Wednesday over who should set the standards in the United States for vehicle emissions and electric cars, foreshadowing a legal battle over environmental policy issues that will affect the auto industry and consumers.
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Factbox: Trump's new national security adviser, in his own words

Reuters US News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 16:00
U.S. President Donald Trump named Robert O'Brien on Wednesday as his latest White House national security adviser, picking a lawyer who has worked to secure the release of hostages to replace John Bolton, with whom Trump parted acrimoniously.
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American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotage denied bond, ordered detained

Reuters US News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:14
A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday denied bond for a American Airlines mechanic charged with purposely damaging an aircraft in July and ordered he be detained, court papers showed.
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U.S. charges 58 in Texas with healthcare fraud, illegal opioid distribution

Reuters US News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:31
Fifty-eight people have been charged with engaging in healthcare fraud schemes that centered on the illegal distribution of more than 6 million opioid pills across Texas, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday.
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Trump confirms U.S. will revoke California's power to require cleaner cars

Reuters US News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:14
U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed on Wednesday the Environmental Protection Agency will revoke California's authority to require automakers to build cleaner vehicles than federal requirements demand - a decision that will set off a massive legal battle.
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California governor signs gig economy labor bill into law

Reuters US News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:11
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed into law a controversial labor bill, AB 5, which spells out when companies must treat "gig economy" contract workers as employees.
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U.S. trade groups urge Congress to rein in 'Tariff Man' Trump

Reuters US News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 13:31
Nearly two dozen U.S. lobbying groups have joined forces to try to rein in U.S. President Donald Trump's power to unilaterally impose tariffs amid growing concern about the negative economic impact of his trade policies.
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No. 2 U.S. House Democrat hopes House will pass funding bill by Friday

Reuters US News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:16
Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Wednesday he hopes the House will pass a stopgap government funding bill no later than Friday.
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After Bolton fireworks, Trump picks low-key Robert O'Brien for top job

Reuters US News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:12
U.S. President Donald Trump picked U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien on Wednesday as his fourth White House national security adviser, turning to a low-key choice for the position after the boisterous tenure of John Bolton.
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Trump confirms U.S. will revoke California waiver to require cleaner cars

Reuters US News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:59
U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed on Wednesday the Environmental Protection Agency will revoke California's waiver that allows it to require automakers to build cleaner vehicles than federal requirements demand - a move that will set off a massive legal battle.
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Southwest passengers get no damages for flights canceled by de-icer shortage: U.S. judge

Reuters US News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:57
Southwest Airlines Co won the dismissal of a proposed class-action lawsuit seeking damages for stranded passengers on hundreds of winter flights it was forced to cancel because it ran out of de-icer fluid.
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Sandy Hook shooting victims' advocacy group airs chilling anti-school violence ad

Reuters US News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:14
Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit organization led by family members of children massacred at a Connecticut elementary school in 2012, released a chilling public awareness advertisement for its violence prevention campaign on Wednesday.
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Trump taps hostage negotiator O’Brien for top security job

Reuters US News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 09:53
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday named U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien as his choice to replace John Bolton as his national security adviser, making him the fourth person to hold the post in the Trump administration.
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Congressional Democrats threaten to subpoena vaping company Juul over documents

Reuters US News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 09:16
Congressional Democrats on Wednesday threatened to subpoena Juul Labs if the e-cigarette maker does not provide documents relating to its products and marketing practices, as a House panel looks into whether the company deliberately targeted children.
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Tropical storm Jerry form in Central Atlantic: U.S. NHC

Reuters US News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 05:19
Tropical Storm Jerry has formed in the central Atlantic and is likely to move near the northern Leeward Islands by Thursday night or Friday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Wednesday.
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Three people injured when car smashes into Trump Plaza lobby in New York suburb

Reuters US News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 01:11
A car plowed into the main hall of a Trump Plaza in suburban New York on Tuesday night, causing minor injuries to two bystanders and the driver, news media reported.
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San Jose moves to ban natural gas in new residential buildings

Reuters US News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 00:35
San Jose, the 10th most populous U.S. city and political center of Silicon Valley, on Tuesday moved to ban natural gas in most new residential buildings beginning next year.
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Pennsylvania state lawmaker arrested on child pornography charges

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 23:24
A Pennsylvania state senator was arrested on Tuesday over child pornography charges, the state attorney general said.
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San Jose becomes first big U.S. city to discourage natural gas in buildings

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 21:09
San Jose, the 10th most populous U.S. city and political center of Silicon Valley, adopted new rules on Tuesday aimed at phasing out the use of natural gas in buildings.
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U.S. seeking to make Cubans seek asylum in Honduras: minister

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 20:40
Honduran Foreign Minister Lisandro Rosales said on Tuesday that negotiations with the United States could make Cuban migrants passing through the Central American country seek refuge there.
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