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Scenarios: How U.S. shutdown over border wall fight might play out

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:56
As the partial U.S. government shutdown neared the end of its 19th day, President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats were still divided over his demands for funding a U.S.-Mexico border wall, with a prompt resolution looking unlikely.
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As U.S. Catholic churches struggle, their foundations' investments thrive

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:18
Assets managed by U.S. Catholic foundations have more than doubled over the last three years, propelled by increased donations and stable market performance, according to a study by wealth advisory firm Wilmington Trust.
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Trump says meeting with Democrats 'waste of time'

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:18
U.S. President Donald Trump said he left a meeting on border wall funding with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday because it was a "total waste of time," while Democrats said he walked out in a "temper tantrum."
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U.S. air travel concerns surface as government shutdown drags on

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:02
U.S. airport security workers and air traffic controllers working without pay have been warning that security and safety could be compromised if the government shutdown continues, but the Trump administration said on Wednesday that staffing is adequate and travelers have not faced unusual delays.
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Former Insys CEO pleads guilty to opioid kickback scheme

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 15:53
The former chief executive of Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded guilty on Wednesday to engaging in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe an addictive opioid medication and has agreed to become a government witness.
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Trump walks out of talks on ending government shutdown over border wall

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 15:47
U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of talks with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday over funding for a border wall with Mexico, and said on Twitter the White House meeting to end a government shutdown was "a total waste of time."
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Trump walked out of shutdown meeting with Democratic lawmakers: Schumer

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 15:45
U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of a meeting with Democratic lawmakers after they told him they would not fund his proposed wall along the U.S. southern border, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday.
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Trump advisers would recommend he veto four spending bills over border security: statement

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 15:34
U.S. President Donald Trump's advisers would recommend he use a veto if he is presented with four spending bills while there is no agreement on border security, the White House Office of Management and Budget said on Wednesday.
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'El Chapo' jurors see intimate texts caught by drug lord's spyware

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 14:44
Prosecutors in the U.S. trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Wednesday shared with jurors text messages they said the accused Mexican drug lord sent to his wife and apparent mistress in which he discussed narrowly escaping from a raid and joked about arming his 18-month-old daughter with an assault rifle.
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Trump says Republicans 'totally unified' after talks on border security

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 14:32
U.S. President Donald Trump said after talks with congressional Republicans on Wednesday that the party was unified in its demands for border security.
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Trump says he has right to declare border emergency, Democrats to test Republican resolve

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:39
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he has a right to declare a national emergency to build a wall on the southern border if no deal with Congress can be reached on funding the project, but Democrats plan to test Republicans' resolve on the issue.
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Trump claims 'unwavering' Republican support for his border stance

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:33
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that support among Republican lawmakers was "unwavering" for the tough stance he has taken to try to secure funds for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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'My mortgage is due' Some U.S. federal workers seek shutdown cash

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:33
About 1,000 furloughed federal workers have turned to online fundraising to help cover their expenses as a partial shutdown of the U.S. government drags on for nearly three weeks, a spokeswoman for GoFundMe.com said on Wednesday.
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Error in U.S. prisons law means well-behaved inmates wait longer for release

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:49
U.S. prisoners who were expecting earlier release for good behavior, thanks to a new criminal justice law enacted last month, must keep waiting due to an error in the bill, said activists working with the White House to fix the mistake.
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie to divorce

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:32
Amazon.com Inc founder and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, and wife MacKenzie Bezos are divorcing after 25 years of marriage, the couple said on Twitter on Wednesday.
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Trump to halt U.S. relief funds for California wildfires

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:23
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he has ordered a halt to federal disaster relief for California's wildfires unless state officials involved in forest management "get their act together."
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie set to divorce

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:40
Billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon.com Inc, and wife MacKenzie Bezos, are divorcing after 25 years of marriage, the couple said in a joint statement on Twitter on Wednesday.
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Trump says has halted U.S. funds for California wildfires, forest management

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:33
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he has ordered a halt to federal emergency funds for California to fight wildfires and manage its forests unless officials in the western U.S. state can "get their act together."
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DNA test clears Golden State Killer suspect of 1975 murder: prosecutor

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:12
DNA evidence has cleared a former policeman accused of being the "Golden State Killer," who terrified a swath of California with dozens of rapes and murders in the 1970s and 1980s, in one murder case from 1975 in which he was a suspect, prosecutors said.
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, wife Mackenzie decide to divorce

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 09:45
Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos and wife MaCkenzie Bezos said on Wednesday they have decided to divorce after a long separation trial, Bezos posted a joint statement on Twitter . http://bit.ly/2H4kyq5
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