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Top Pentagon official Wheelbarger resigns, urges colleagues to be guided by U.S. Constitution

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:31
Kathryn Wheelbarger, one of the Pentagon's most prominent and respected policy officials, is resigning after three years in the job after President Donald Trump dropped plans to nominate her for an intelligence post, sources tell Reuters.
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Trump: U.S. Supreme Court decisions 'horrible'

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:29
President Donald Trump on Thursday railed against the U. S. Supreme Court's "horrible" decisions, seemingly referring to recent rulings that gay and transgender workers are protected under federal employment laws and blocking his bid to end legal protections for immigrants known as "Dreamers."
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Portraits of former Confederate House speakers to be removed: Pelosi

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:18
Portraits of four former House of Representatives speakers who served the Confederacy will be removed from the U.S. Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday.
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Juneteenth, reparations and African-American history with Keisha N. Blain

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:16
Ahead of the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the holiday marking the abolition of slavery in the United States, Lauren Young and Arlene Washington of Reuters spoke with Keisha N. Blain, an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh and president of the African American Intellectual History Society, as part of our #AskReuters Twitter chat series.
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Factbox: Who are the immigrant 'Dreamers' affected by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling?

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:11
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Donald Trump's administration erred in ending a program that offered work permits and protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, a group often called the "Dreamers."
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New York City to enter phase two of reopening on June 22: mayor

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:59
New York City will begin phase two of reopening on Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday, citing continued improvements in coronavirus data.
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Atlanta officer says not 'state's witness' in Rayshard Brooks case, contradicting prosecutor

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:54
Devin Brosnan, one of two Atlanta police officers charged in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, has not agreed to be a witness for the prosecution, his lawyer told Reuters on Thursday, contradicting an assertion made by the lead prosecutor on the case.
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Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, is dead at 92

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 09:53
Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of slain President John F. Kennedy, who as U.S. ambassador to Ireland in the 1990s played a pivotal role in the Northern Irish peace process, died on Wednesday at age 92.
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Bolton says Trump unfit for office as book alleges sweeping misdeeds

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 09:21
Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton said the U.S. president is unfit for office, according to interview excerpts released on Thursday after portions of the top aide's upcoming book revealed a withering portrayal of his ex-boss.
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Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, is dead at 92: NYT

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 09:18
Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of slain President John F. Kennedy, who as U.S. ambassador to Ireland in the 1990s played a pivotal role in the Northern Irish peace process, died on Wednesday at age 92, the New York Times reported.
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Biden launches first major advertising campaign in battle against Trump

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 09:10
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden launched his first major advertising blitz in six battleground states on Thursday as he intensified his effort to defeat President Donald Trump in November's election.
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Brussels adds George Floyd memorial to large mural collection

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 06:17
Brussels added to its large collection of murals on Thursday with a newly commissioned work in memory of African-American George Floyd, whose killing by police has sparked global protests against racism and police violence.
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U.S. senators unveil bill to curb foreign espionage, influence on campuses

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 06:12
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators unveiled legislation on Thursday aimed at protecting research and innovation on U.S. campuses and prevent suspected theft of intellectual property by China and other countries.
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Months before election, Trump finds himself at odds with most Americans' views

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 06:04
The temporary fences that separated protesters from the White House have come down. But its occupant, President Donald Trump, appears to be more isolated than ever.
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China says it has no intention of interfering in U.S. elections

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 03:46
China said on Thursday it has no intention of interfering in the U.S. elections, responding to U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, John Bolton, who has said that Trump had sought Chinese President Xi Jinping's help to win re-election.
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B&G Foods to review Cream of Wheat brand amid debate on racial inequality

Reuters US News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 03:12
B&G Foods is reviewing the packaging of its Cream of Wheat porridge, becoming the fourth brand with an African American mascot to take the step amid a national debate over racial inequality in the United States.
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COVID-19 cases surge in Oklahoma, other states ahead of Trump's Tulsa rally

Reuters US News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 23:04
Several U.S. states including Oklahoma reported a surge in new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, just days before a planned campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Tulsa that will rank as the nation's largest social gathering by far in three months.
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Shooting charge dropped against suspected New Mexico shooter

Reuters US News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 22:38
A New Mexico prosecutor on Wednesday dropped a shooting charge against an Albuquerque man suspected of shooting a protester and called for further investigations after allegations the protester was armed at the time he was shot.
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Trump says U.S. will not lock down again amid rising coronavirus cases

Reuters US News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 22:33
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States would not close businesses again as several states reported rising numbers of new coronavirus infections.
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Republican U.S. Senator Scott unveils police reforms, Democrats push for broader changes

Reuters US News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 21:43
U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a law enforcement reform bill on Wednesday as a rival to more sweeping Democratic legislation, as Congress sought to curb racial discrimination and police abuses three weeks after the death of George Floyd.
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