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Democrats read Mueller report aloud in U.S. Capitol hearing room

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:20
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday held a marathon reading of the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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Trump proposes new U.S. immigration plan favoring skills over family ties

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:26
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he wants to overhaul the immigration system to favor young, educated, English-speaking applicants with job offers instead of people with family ties to Americans, a plan with little chance of advancing in Congress.
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U.S. cancels $929 million in California high speed rail funds after appeal rejected

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:17
The Trump administration said Thursday it was formally cancelling $929 million in previously awarded funding for California's high-speed rail program after rejecting an appeal by the state.
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio becomes 24th Democrat to seek White House

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:11
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio entered the crowded 2020 presidential race on Thursday, arguing that his record of progressive accomplishments in the country's biggest city positioned him as the perfect foil to President Donald Trump.
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Chelsea Manning says she will not comply with new grand jury subpoena

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 14:11
Former U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning said on Thursday she will not comply with a fresh grand jury subpoena to testify about her contacts with WikiLeaks and will ask a federal court to quash it.
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Five more U.S. states sue OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 13:09
Five U.S. states on Thursday filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP of illegally marketing and selling opioids, escalating the wave of litigation over a nationwide abuse epidemic.
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U.S. House Democrats read Mueller report aloud in Capitol hearing room

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:55
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday began a marathon reading of the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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Rapper Pras plugs his album while proclaiming innocence in election fraud case

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:09
Former Fugees rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel appeared in court on Thursday and told reporters he is innocent of criminal charges that he conspired to funnel foreign funds into Barack Obama's 2012 presidential re-election, while also plugging his upcoming album.
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Chelsea Manning to ask court to quash new grand jury subpoena

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:58
Former U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning, facing a fresh grand jury subpoena to testify about her contacts with WikiLeaks, will ask a federal court on Thursday to quash the subpoena, a spokesman for her legal team said.
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Five U.S. states sue Purdue Pharma over marketing, selling of opioids

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:42
Five U.S. states on Thursday filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP of illegally marketing and selling opioids, including OxyContin, contributing to a nationwide epidemic.
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Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions after eight weeks

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 09:41
Missouri's Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill early on Thursday that would ban abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy except in medical emergencies.
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New York Mayor de Blasio becomes 24th Democrat in crowded 2020 White House field

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 09:37
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio entered the crowded 2020 presidential race on Thursday, arguing that his record of progressive accomplishments in the country's biggest city positioned him as the perfect foil to President Donald Trump.
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U.S. Democratic hopeful Inslee unveils second climate change plan

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:27
Washington Governor Jay Inslee, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender whose campaign is focused on climate change, unveiled a plan to invest $9 trillion in 10 years in modern manufacturing and green infrastructure to "revitalize America's economy for the 21st century."
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Democrat Warren targets Pentagon contractors, calls industry corrupt

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:03
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat seeking her party's presidential nomination, on Thursday called for new rules governing Pentagon contractors, saying the industry has become too close to Defense Department officials.
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Tennessee to execute man convicted for wife's murder three decades ago

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 07:14
A 68-year-old man who was convicted three decades ago of suffocating his wife with a large plastic garbage bag, a crime he blamed on an inmate on work release, is scheduled to be executed on Thursday in Tennessee.
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New York City Mayor de Blasio to announce bid for Democratic presidential nomination

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:10
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, an unapologetically progressive Democrat who has been a frequent critic of the Trump administration's policies, has decided to go after the president's job.
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House Democrats to read Mueller report aloud in Capitol hearing room

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:06
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will read aloud on Thursday the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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Alabama governor signs strictest U.S. abortion ban into law

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 22:33
Alabama's governor signed a bill on Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by conservatives to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy.
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PG&E lines blamed for deadliest wildfire in California history

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 22:21
State fire investigators have formally determined that Pacific Gas & Electric Co transmission lines caused the deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record in California, a blaze that killed 85 people last year, officials said on Wednesday.
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Trump pardons ex-media mogul Conrad Black

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 21:55
President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a full pardon for former media mogul Conrad Black, who was convicted in 2007 of fraud and obstruction of justice and spent 3-1/2 years in prison.
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