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'We want our pay!' furloughed U.S. workers shout at White House

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 17:22
Hundreds of furloughed federal employees chanting "We want our pay!" marched on the White House on Thursday, the 20th day of a partial government shutdown over U.S. President Donald Trump's demand for border wall funding.
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Republican Senator Graham: Trump should use emergency powers to fund wall

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 17:22
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Thursday that President Donald Trump should declare a national emergency and bypass Congress to fund a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.
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U.S. House passes bills that would re-open Agriculture, Transportation agencies

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 16:52
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed two bills that would re-open the departments of Agriculture, Transportation and other agencies that have been largely shuttered for nearly three weeks.
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Scenarios: How U.S. shutdown over border wall fight might play out

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 16:47
As the partial U.S. government shutdown neared the end of its 20th day, President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats remained divided over his demands for funding a U.S.-Mexico border wall, with a prompt resolution looking unlikely.
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PG&E restores gas service to Paradise customers affected by wildfire

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 15:58
PG&E Corp, the electricity provider in the northern California region ravaged by a deadly wildfire, on Thursday said it has restored natural gas services to nearly all Paradise customers who were able to receive it.
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'El Chapo' computer whiz tells court of 'nervous breakdown' after helping FBI

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 15:43
Self-described computer whiz Christian Rodriguez told jurors on Thursday how he had a nervous breakdown from the stress of cooperating with the FBI to hack into the secure communication system he built for accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
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Trump cancels planned Davos trip as shutdown drags on

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 15:39
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled a planned visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this month amid a shutdown of the federal government, signaling he was prepared for the political showdown to stretch into late January.
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California to spend big on education, healthcare in $144 billion budget

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 15:36
California Governor Gavin Newsom capped a busy first week in office on Thursday by proposing $144.2 billion in general fund spending for the most populous U.S. state, including increased expenditures in healthcare and education.
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Blaze at HollyFrontier Woods Cross, Utah refinery extinguished: Fire Department

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 15:21
A fire at HollyFrontier Corp's 39,330 barrel-per-day (bpd) Woods Cross, Utah, refinery was extinguished by noon MST(1900 GMT) on Thursday, said the South Davis Metro Fire Department in a statement posted online.
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Cruise ship returning early to Florida after 277 sickened

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 15:00
A cruise ship will return to Florida a day early after 277 guests and crew suffered from gastrointestinal illness since departing on Sunday, Royal Caribbean Cruises said on Thursday.
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Trump cancels planned Davos trip as shutdown continues

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 14:34
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled a planned visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland later this month amid a shutdown of the federal government, signaling he was prepared for the political showdown to stretch into late January.
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Furloughed federal workers protest at White House on shutdown Day 20

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 14:34
Hundreds of furloughed federal employees chanting "we want to work" gathered for a union-led march to the White House on Thursday, the 20th day of a partial government shutdown over U.S. President Donald Trump's demand for border wall funding.
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Blaze extinguished at HollyFrontier Woods Cross, Utah refinery: Fire Department

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 14:25
A fire at HollyFrontier Corp's 39,330 barrel-per-day (bpd) Woods Cross, Utah, refinery was extinguished by noon (1900 GMT) on Thursday, said the South Davis Metro Fire Department in a statement posted online.
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Massachusetts man gets 10 years in prison for hospital cyberattack

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 14:20
A Massachusetts man was sentenced on Thursday to more than 10 years in prison for carrying out a cyberattack on a hospital on behalf of the hacking activist group Anonymous to protest the treatment of a teenager in a high-profile custody dispute.
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Wisconsin lawsuit challenges Republican moves to curb incoming Democrat

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 14:16
A coalition of left-leaning Wisconsin groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking to throw out several laws passed by the Republican-led legislature following the November election that weakened the powers of the newly elected Democratic governor.
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Texan Republicans to vote on ousting Muslim county party leader

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 13:02
Republicans in and around Forth Worth, Texas, will vote on Thursday on whether to oust a vice chairman of the county party from his post because he is a Muslim, a move opposed by Republican elected officials in the state.
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Sen. Sanders, Rep. Cummings introduce bill to lower U.S. drug prices

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 12:34
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Elijah Cummings introduced legislation on Thursday aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs for American consumers, critiquing President Donald Trump administration's efforts to curb medicine prices.
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Trump eyes emergency powers to pay for border wall, end shutdown

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 12:33
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to use emergency powers to bypass Congress and get billions of dollars to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, as a partial U.S. government shutdown over the issue stretched into its 20th day.
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U.S. Air Force accepts first long-delayed KC-46 tanker jet

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 12:06
The U.S. Air Force has accepted the long-delayed first delivery of the KC-46 tanker jet made by Boeing, an Air Force spokeswoman said on Thursday.
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Trump has no right to withhold emergency funds from California: Pelosi

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 12:05
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rebuked President Donald Trump for threatening to block disaster aid for California, a state recently ravaged by deadly, destructive wildfires whose mostly Democratic political leaders often spar with the Republican president.
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