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Philadelphia refiner pre-paid employee vacation in advance of layoffs: sources

Reuters US News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 09:06
Philadelphia Energy Solutions overnight pre-paid some employees vacation compensation in advance of anticipated layoffs and the expected closure of its 335,000-barrel-per-day refinery complex, according to sources familiar with the plans.
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Americans demand climate action (as long as it doesn't cost much): Reuters poll

Reuters US News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 06:25
Nearly 70 percent of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, want the United States to take “aggressive” action to combat climate change - but only a third would support an extra tax of $100 a year to help, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday.
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Fate of opioid litigation hinges on government 'police power'

Reuters US News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 06:16
The fate of thousands of lawsuits seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic hinges in part on a thorny legal question: Can a company can use a bankruptcy to stop lawsuits from cities and states?
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World Pride in New York celebrates LGBTQ advances, but mourns setbacks under Trump

Reuters US News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 06:13
New York City will host 4 million visitors this week to celebrate World Pride for both a celebration of advancements in LGBTQ rights and a call to action in the face of anti-LGBTQ policies enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump.
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First Democratic debate offers struggling candidates a chance to shine

Reuters US News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 06:09
The first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday will give contenders struggling to break through in the crowded field an opportunity to step out of the shadow cast by front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, who take the stage a day later.
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Factbox: Six moments to watch for as Democrats debate in Miami

Reuters US News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 06:07
Twenty Democratic presidential hopefuls will hit the debate stage on Wednesday and Thursday nights to square off for the first time in the 2020 nominating contest.
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New York progressive backed by AOC declares victory in local Democratic primary

Reuters US News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 04:31
Political newcomer Tiffany Caban, a progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, declared victory in a close-run primary race for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens.
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AOC's backing boosts New York progressive in local Democratic primary

Reuters US News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 00:48
Political newcomer Tiffany Caban, an insurgent progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, led a nationally watched primary race for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens on Tuesday.
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Exclusive: Philadelphia Energy Solutions seeks to permanently shut oil refinery - sources

Reuters US News - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 00:23
Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) is expected to seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, two sources familiar with the plans said on Tuesday.
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Wayfair employee walkout called over alleged furniture sales to U.S. migrant camp

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 19:43
Wayfair Inc came under pressure on Tuesday after hundreds of employees were reported to be planning a walkout over the retailer's alleged sale of more than $200,000 in bedroom furniture for a Texas detention facility for migrant children.
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U.S. pork lobby says regulatory changes needed after Trump biotech order

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 19:15
The U.S. pork lobby said on Tuesday more must be done to simplify regulations for genetically altered livestock, weeks after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to streamline the review process for agricultural technology.
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Juul loses home turf as San Francisco bans e-cigarette sales

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 18:37
San Francisco will become the first major city in the United States to ban the sale of e-cigarettes as officials look to control the rapid uptick in teenage use of nicotine devices made by companies such as Juul Labs Inc.
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Sept. 11 victims advocates say they secured Senate commitment to extend compensation fund

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 18:18
Advocates of a compensation fund for emergency personnel and others who responded at the sites of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States said on Tuesday that they had secured a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for prompt passage of legislation extending the program.
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Bill Cosby appeals 2018 conviction for Pennsylvania sex attack

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 17:19
Bill Cosby's lawyers on Tuesday appealed his Pennsylvania conviction for drugging and sexually attacking former Temple University administrator Andrea Constand at his home near Philadelphia in 2004.
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Rapper Cardi B pleads not guilty to charges in New York strip club fight

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 17:05
Grammy Award-winning rapper Cardi B pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to felony assault charges relating to an alleged fight at a New York City strip club last year.
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U.S. sues ex-Trump aide Omarosa, alleges failure to file required financials

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 17:01
The United States on Tuesday sued Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former aide to President Donald Trump and reality television star, saying she knowingly failing to file a required public financial disclosure report after she left the White House.
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Illinois joins 10 other U.S. states in legalizing recreational marijuana

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 14:15
Illinois on Tuesday became the 11th U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults after Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that also provides for the removal of certain previous drug convictions and will generate new revenue for the financially troubled state.
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Helicopter pilot killed in June 10 crash in New York City flew erratically: NTSB

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 13:27
A pilot who died when his helicopter crashed atop a New York City skyscraper on June 10 had been flying erratically and said he did not know where he was shortly before the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a preliminary report released on Tuesday.
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After long delay, U.S. Supreme Court may act on 'Dreamers' immigrants

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 13:02
The U.S. Supreme Court in the coming days will have a last chance before its three-month summer break to decide whether to take up President Donald Trump's long-stalled bid to end a program that shields from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.
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Trump denies woman's sexual assault accusation: 'She's not my type'

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:45
U.S. President Donald Trump denied a new accusation of sexual violence raised by a woman who said she had to fight him off more than 20 years ago in the dressing room of a high-end New York department store.
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