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Second U.S. appeals court rules Trump cannot end protections for 'Dreamers'

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:35
A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that President Donald Trump cannot end a program that shielded from deportation immigrants brought into the country illegally as children, the second time the administration has lost an appeal on the issue.
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Trump says 'good chance' Democrats will back immigration, border plan

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:25
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday there was a "good chance" Democrats would back his immigration and border protection efforts ahead of the November 2020 elections, despite their opposition to his latest plan to overhaul the current system.
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New York sex cult trial continues with daughter of a former leader

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 08:10
The daughter of a former leader of an alleged New York sex cult is set to testify on Friday at the trial of its founder, who is accused of forcing women into sex, urging them to starve themselves and having some branded with his initials.
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U.S. citizen arrested during protests in Nicaragua killed in prison shooting

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:53
The Nicaraguan government said on Thursday a man arrested in May last year during months of anti-government protests was killed in a shooting at the prison near Managua where he was being held.
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Architect I.M. Pei dies at age 102: New York Times

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:52
I.M. Pei, whose modern designs and high-profile projects made him one of the best-known and most prolific architects of the 20th century, has died, the New York Times reported on Thursday. He was 102.
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Factbox: Selected works of architect I.M. Pei

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 01:48
I.M. Pei, whose modern designs and high-profile projects made him one of the best-known and most prolific architects of the 20th century, has died, the New York Times reported on Thursday. He was 102.
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F-16 pilot ejects before jet crashes into California building

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 00:40
An F-16 fighter jet being flown in routine training exercises crashed into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in Southern California on Thursday, the pilot ejected and five people on the ground were reported injured, military officials said.
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Alabama executes man convicted of 1997 quadruple murder

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 21:21
A 42-year-old man was executed in Alabama on Thursday, more than 20 years after he was convicted along with his friend of killing the friend's father, the father's fiancée and her two children after a dispute over the use of a pickup truck.
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Tennessee executes man convicted of wife's murder three decades ago

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 21:06
Tennessee on Thursday executed a 68-year-old man who was convicted three decades ago of suffocating his wife with a large plastic garbage bag, a crime he blamed on an inmate on work release.
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U.S. citizen arrested during protests in Nicaragua dies in prison shooting

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 20:59
The Nicaraguan government said on Thursday that a man arrested in May last year during months of anti-government protests died in a shooting at the prison near Managua where he was being held.
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Tennessee executes man convicted of killing his wife

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 20:50
Tennessee on Thursday executed a 68-year-old man who was convicted three decades ago of suffocating his wife with a large plastic garbage bag, a crime he blamed on an inmate on work release.
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F-16 pilot safely ejects after jet crashes into California building

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 20:07
An F-16 fighter jet being flown in routine training exercises crashed into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in Southern California on Thursday, but the pilot safely ejected and no injuries were reported, a base spokesman said.
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California bill to expand privacy protections fails

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 20:02
California's senate blocked a bill on Thursday that would have expanded the ability of consumers to sue companies over their handling of personal data, a win for tech industry groups concerned about wide-ranging privacy lawsuits.
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F-16 fighter jet crashes into California building: reports

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 19:32
An F-16 fighter jet crashed into a commercial building at March Air Reserve Base in Southern California on Thursday, touching off a fire, local media reported.
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New round of claims against vendors, bondholders on tap in Puerto Rico bankruptcy

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 19:16
Puerto Rico’s federally appointed oversight board will file another round of lawsuits against government vendors and bondholders, Luc Despins, a lawyer representing unsecured creditors in the U.S. commonwealth's bankruptcy, said on Thursday.
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Alabama boycott builds as states retaliate against abortion law

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 19:02
A movement to boycott Alabama over its near-ban on abortion gained momentum Thursday as officials in Maryland and Colorado called for economic retaliation and online flyers urged people not to buy anything in, or from Alabama.
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Ex-soldier and WikiLeaks source Manning returned to jail for defying grand jury subpoena

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 18:05
A federal judge found former U.S. soldier and WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning in contempt of court and ordered her back to jail on Thursday for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury, a law enforcement official and her legal team said.
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Judge orders former U.S. soldier and WikiLeaks source Manning back to jail

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:02
A U.S. judge on Thursday found former U.S. soldier and WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning in contempt of court for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury and ordered her back to jail, a law enforcement official said.
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In nod to 2020, Trump pitches U.S. immigration overhaul

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:35
President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed overhauling the U.S. immigration system to favor young, educated, English-speaking applicants instead of people with family ties to Americans, a plan that faces an uphill battle in Congress but gives Trump an issue for his 2020 re-election campaign.
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U.S. Speaker Pelosi opens door to more funds for border migrant crisis

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:28
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday opened the door to President Donald Trump's proposal for emergency funds to address a migrant surge at the southern U.S. border, saying some money to alleviate the humanitarian crisis could be included in pending disaster relief legislation.
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