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Unhappy fans cannot sue over Mayweather-Pacquiao bout: U.S. court

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 18:22
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said boxing fans who felt cheated after learning that Manny Pacquiao had been injured before fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. cannot pursue class-action litigation because the 2015 welterweight bout dubbed the "Fight of the Century" proved to be a letdown.
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What is the 'fictional narrative' a White House ex-adviser warns against?

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 18:11
U.S. President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser, Fiona Hill, warned lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday against promoting what she called a "fictional narrative https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-ex-adviser-calls-ukraine-election-interference-theory-fictional-narrative-idUSKBN1XV0I6" that minimizes Russia's attempts to interfere in U.S. elections.
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Democrats urge U.S. Supreme Court not to protect Trump financial records

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 17:50
A Democratic-led U.S. congressional committee and a Democratic prosecutor in New York on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to prevent President Donald Trump's longtime accounting firm from handing over his financial records.
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Navy SEAL facing expulsion told proceedings against him stand despite Trump's tweet

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 17:45
A U.S. Navy SEAL facing a move to expel him from the elite commando force was told on Thursday that the Navy proceedings against him will go forward, despite a declaration to the contrary from President Donald Trump, the sailor's lawyer said.
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U.S. judge rebukes Epstein estate for keeping accusers in dark about settlement

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 17:34
A U.S. judge on Thursday rebuked Jeffrey Epstein's estate for keeping the late financier's alleged victims in the dark about a fund that would compensate them for claims of sexual abuse.
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Teen in California high school shooting rampage used 'ghost gun' made from parts

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 17:02
A 16-year-old boy who opened fire at his Southern California high school, killing two classmates and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head, used a "ghost gun" built from parts, the local sheriff said on Thursday.
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Former Trump adviser says Ukraine meddling theory is 'fictional narrative'

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 16:57
President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser Fiona Hill urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote "politically driven falsehoods" that cast doubt on Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
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Fire contained at Texas oilfield site, one critically injured

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 16:22
One person was seriously injured in a Midland, Texas, explosion and fire on Thursday involving several storage tanks and a truck used in oilfield operations, according to a hospital spokeswoman and local media reports.
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Bankrupt Insys reaches deal to divvy cash among opioid victims

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 15:40
Drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc outlined a deal on Thursday to divide its dwindling cash among governments, insurers, hospitals and individuals who accused the company of fueling the U.S. opioid crisis.
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Shifting asylum 'burden': U.S. sends Guatemala first Honduran migrant

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 15:33
The first foreign asylum-seeker arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a U.S. agreement that establishes it as a so-called safe third country to process people fleeing persecution in their homelands.
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How does impeachment of a U.S. president work?

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 15:09
The U.S. House of Representatives is wrapping up public hearings in its impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump and moving closer to charging him with "high crimes and misdemeanors."
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House panel urges U.S. Supreme Court not to protect Trump financial records

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 14:55
A Democratic-led House of Representatives committee on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to prevent President Donald Trump's longtime accounting firm from handing over his financial records that have been subpoenaed by lawmakers.
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Unhappy fans cannot sue over Mayweather-Pacquiao fight: U.S. court

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 14:51
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said boxing fans who felt cheated after learning that Manny Pacquiao had been injured before fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. cannot pursue class-action litigation because the 2015 welterweight bout dubbed the "Fight of the Century" proved a letdown.
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One critically injured after fire erupts at Midland, Texas, oilfield operations

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 14:36
One person was seriously injured in a Midland, Texas, explosion and fire on Thursday involving several storage tanks and a truck used in oilfield operations, according to a hospital spokeswoman and local media reports.
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Factbox: U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 47

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 14:12
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday confirmed 47 deaths and 2,290 confirmed and probable illnesses associated with vaping in the United States.
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U.S. judge stalls Trump administration bid to resume federal executions

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 14:10
A U.S. judge has halted the scheduled executions of four inmates on federal death row, temporarily stalling an effort by President Donald Trump's administration to resume federal executions next month after a 16-year hiatus.
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U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 47, cases of illness to 2,290

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 13:48
U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 2,290 confirmed and probable cases and 5 more deaths from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, taking the total death toll to 47 so far this year.
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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg files paperwork to run for U.S. president

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 13:44
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork on Thursday with the Federal Election Commission to run for U.S. president as a Democrat, the latest sign that the former New York City Mayor is joining the crowded nominating contest.
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Trump ex-adviser calls Ukraine election interference theory 'fictional narrative'

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 13:40
President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser Fiona Hill urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote "politically driven falsehoods" that cast doubt on Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
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The 'fictional narratives' driving Trump's Ukraine pressure campaign

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 13:40
U.S. President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser, Fiona Hill, warned lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday against promoting a "fictional narrative https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-ex-adviser-calls-ukraine-election-interference-theory-fictional-narrative-idUSKBN1XV0I6" that minimizes Russia's attempts to interfere in U.S. elections.
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