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Humberto strengthens into Category 3 hurricane: NHC

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 20:14
Humberto strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane and is expected to remain a powerful hurricane for the next couple of days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday.
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U.S. seeking to make Cuban asylum seekers stay in Honduras: minister

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 20:08
Honduran Foreign Minister Lisandro Rosales said on Tuesday that negotiations with the United States could make Cuban migrants passing through the Central American country seek refuge there.
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New York state ban on flavored e-cigarettes given final approval

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 20:01
New York became the second state to ban flavored e-cigarettes on Tuesday after its Democratic governor called for emergency action in response to concerns about their rising use among teens and a nationwide spate of lung illnesses.
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Trump lists familiar White House faces as possible Bolton successors

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 19:00
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday listed five possible replacements for recently fired national security adviser John Bolton, most of whom are already familiar faces from within his administration.
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Massive U.S. geothermal lease sale draws few bids

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 18:50
A massive government sale on Tuesday of geothermal energy leases in Nevada generated bids on just 26% of the land parcels offered, with most selling at the minimum price of $2 an acre.
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U.S. journalist Cokie Roberts, a 'founding mother' of National Public Radio, dead at 75

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 18:43
U.S. journalist Cokie Roberts, regarded by National Public Radio as one of its "founding mothers" and a prominent political commentator on ABC News, died on Tuesday at 75 at her Washington home from complications of breast cancer, her family said.
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Migrant mothers and children sue U.S. over asylum ban

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 18:17
More than 125 migrant mothers and children have sued the U.S. government, claiming the Trump administration has violated the rights of asylum-seekers through the arbitrary and capricious implementation of a virtual asylum ban at the southern border.
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Toyota invests $391 million in its Texas truck assembly plant

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 18:14
Toyota Motor Corp said on Tuesday it was investing $391 million in its pickup truck assembly plant in San Antonio, Texas, as part of the Japanese automaker's plan to invest $13 billion in its U.S. operations over five years through 2021.
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Ex-campaign chief defends Trump, defies Democrats at impeachment hearing

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 18:09
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager on Tuesday acknowledged that his former boss enlisted him to try to limit the Russia election interference inquiry but defended Trump and tangled with Democrats during pugnacious testimony to a U.S. congressional panel mulling whether to impeach the president.
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Democrats urge new probe of Kavanaugh, impeachment inquiry

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 18:00
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged a House of Representatives panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, while a Democratic lawmaker filed an impeachment resolution in the wake of new allegations of sexual misconduct by the conservative judge when he was in college in the 1980s.
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U.S. Democrats urge new probe of Kavanaugh, impeachment inquiry

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 17:40
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged a House of Representatives panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, while a Democratic lawmaker filed an impeachment resolution in the wake of new allegations of sexual misconduct by the conservative judge when he was in college in the 1980s.
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Ex-campaign chief defends Trump, battles Democrats at fierce impeachment hearing

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 17:31
Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and close confidant, on Tuesday vigorously defended his former boss and lashed out at Democrats but repeatedly dodged their questions during a contentious hearing before a U.S. congressional panel considering whether to impeach Trump.
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Trump to bar California from setting vehicle emission rules: sources

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 16:36
The Trump administration will announce as early as Wednesday it is revoking California’s authority to set its own greenhouse gas and vehicle fuel efficiency standards and barring all states from setting such rules, two auto industry officials said on Tuesday.
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U.S. wants to seize all money Edward Snowden makes from new book

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 16:23
The United States filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked secret documents about U.S. telephone and internet surveillance in 2013, saying his new book violates non-disclosure agreements.
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U.S. worker, food-safety advocates sound alarm over new hog slaughter rules

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 16:19
U.S. food safety and the health of plant workers will be at risk from new federal rules that allow meat companies to slaughter hogs as fast as they want and shift the role of government inspectors, food and environmental advocates said on Tuesday.
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Virginia Governor puts state on path to 100% carbon-free power by 2050

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 15:51
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed an executive order on Tuesday with a goal of producing all of the state's electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050 in an effort to reduce the commonwealth's impact on climate change:
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UK's BAE Systems wins $318 million contract from U.S. Army

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 15:33
Britain's BAE Systems said on Tuesday it has won a $318 million contract from the United States Army in order to upgrade M88 recovery vehicles to the M88A3 configuration.
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Swedish climate activist Thunberg asks U.S. Congress for action, not praise

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 14:59
Swedish teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday called for action, not praise, from U.S. lawmakers as she joined other youth leaders in kicking off two days of meetings and speeches on Washington's Capitol Hill.
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White House says not involved in contract talks with GM, UAW union

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 14:52
The White House is not involved in contract talks with General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers union, aimed at ending a nationwide strike that began late on Sunday, a White House spokesman and GM said.
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Trump to bar California from setting vehicle emissions rules: sources

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 14:51
The Trump administration will announce as early as Wednesday it is revoking California’s authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards and blocking states from setting tailpipe emission rules -- a move that will spark a furious legal challenge, two auto industry officials said on Tuesday.
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