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California settles decades-long lawsuit over lead paint, but outcome is bittersweet

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:03
When Californian counties and cities first sued paint makers in 2000, they wanted the companies to pay billions to remove dangerous old lead paint from hundreds of thousands of homes.
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New York mayor says he regrets trusting U.S. Justice Department on Garner chokehold case

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:54
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday that he regrets trusting the U.S. Department of Justice after federal prosecutors declined to charge a city policeman who used a fatal chokehold on Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, five years ago.
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U.S. rights groups ask courts to freeze Trump asylum rule

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:11
The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups that sued to block the Trump administration's latest initiative to bar almost all asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border have asked courts to freeze the measure while their cases are heard.
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U.S. FAA to again delay drone tracking rule: document

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:07
The Federal Aviation Administration has again delayed plans to propose new rules requiring the remote identification of drones, according to records and a member of Congress on Wednesday.
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Pentagon to deploy additional 2,100 troops to U.S.-Mexico border

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:26
The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would send an additional 1,000 Texas National Guard and 1,100 active duty troops to the border with Mexico, the latest deployment in support of President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown.
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Judge orders release of documents related to hush payments by Trump's ex-lawyer

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:12
A judge on Wednesday ordered the release of documents relating to hush-money payments by Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to two women who said they had sexual encounters with the president and disclosed that federal prosecutors had ended their investigation of the matter.
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Pelosi says she would like to have U.S. debt limit proposal on House floor by July 25

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:53
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she would like to have a proposal on raising the U.S. debt ceiling on the House floor by July 25.
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Paint makers reach $305 million settlement in California, ending marathon lead poisoning lawsuit

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:23
After a 19-year legal struggle, three former makers of lead paint have agreed to a $305 million settlement with California county and city governments to mitigate poisoning dangers still present in old housing.
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U.S. judge blasts drug lord El Chapo's 'overwhelming evil,' imposes life sentence

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:28
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord who twice escaped maximum-security prisons in that country, will spend the rest of his life in a U.S. penitentiary, a federal judge said on Wednesday after accusing him of "overwhelming evil."
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Ohio Senate to vote on bill to save state's nuclear power plants

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:26
The Ohio Senate will likely pass a bill on Wednesday that will create subsidies to avoid the early shutdown of the state's two nuclear power reactors, according to analysts and those watching the legislation.
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El Chapo's winding road from mountain village to drug lord to U.S. prison

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:58
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who rose from humble origins in a mountain village to lead the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the world's most powerful drug trafficking gangs, was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to life in prison, plus 30 years.
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U.S. judge sentences Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' to life plus 30 years

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:47
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tons of drugs into the United States, was sentenced by a U.S. judge on Wednesday to spend the rest of his life in prison.
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Sanders to urge 2020 rivals to reject health insurance industry donations

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:35
U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, pushing an ambitious "Medicare for All" health plan that has split Democratic White House contenders, will urge his rivals on Wednesday to reject campaign donations from the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries.
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U.S. to seek execution for Illinois man in gruesome slaying of Chinese student

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 09:32
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday will begin arguing that an Illinois man should be executed for the gruesome murder of a Chinese graduate student in 2017.
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U.S. judge expected to put Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' behind bars for life

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 06:11
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tons of drugs into the United States, is scheduled to be sentenced by a U.S. judge on Wednesday in what is likely one of the last chapters in a decades-long career.
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After two escapes, 'El Chapo' may go to Supermax prison to avoid a third

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 06:11
Joaquin Guzman, the convicted Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, has escaped twice from maximum security prisons in Mexico, once by digging a mile-long tunnel from his cell.
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Factbox: El Chapo's winding road from mountain village to drug lord to U.S. prison

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 06:11
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who rose from humble origins in a mountain village to lead the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the world's most powerful drug trafficking gangs, is expected to be sentenced to life in a U.S. prison on Wednesday.
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Man who threatened to bomb Harvard ceremony for black students faces sentencing

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 06:10
An Arizona man faces sentencing on Wednesday after admitting he made online threats to bomb Harvard University and shoot students at its first commencement ceremony for African-Americans, saying he wanted to "end their pro-black agenda."
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Illinois jury to hear sentencing arguments in gruesome slaying of Chinese student

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 05:22
A jury that convicted an Illinois man in the kidnapping and gruesome murder of a Chinese graduate student will soon begin deliberations about whether Brendt Christensen will spend the rest of his life in prison or be put to death.
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Retired U.S. Justice John Paul Stevens dies, leaving liberal legacy

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:43
Former Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the liberal wing as the court moved to the right, died on Tuesday at age 99.
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