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U.S. judge stalls Trump administration's bid to resume federal executions

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 13:11
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. judge rebukes Epstein estate for keeping accusers in the dark about settlement

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 13:09
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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Justice Department watchdog to release report on Russia probe December 9

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 12:50
The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog said he expects to be able to release on Dec. 9 a long-awaited report on the origins of investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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'Outsourcing' asylum: U.S. sends Guatemala first Honduran migrant in new plan

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 12:45
The first foreign asylum-seeker arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a U.S. agreement that establishes it as a safe third country to process people fleeing persecution in their homelands.
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Trump vows U.S. Navy will not oust commando who posed with corpse from SEALs

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:37
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday blasted the U.S. Navy's handling of a Navy SEAL whose rank he recently restored following a court martial, saying he would not allow the service to remove his SEAL status.
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Trump ex-Russia adviser Hill tells U.S. lawmakers to stop promoting 'falsehoods'

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:27
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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U.S. sends Guatemala first Honduran migrant under asylum deal

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:22
The first Honduran asylum-seeker arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a controversial U.S. agreement that establishes Guatemala as a safe third country to process people fleeing persecution in their homelands.
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'No pressure on Ukraine': Reaction to Trump impeachment hearing

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:20
A former U.S. national security official warned lawmakers at an impeachment hearing on Thursday not to promote the "fictional" narrative that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections - a theory favored by President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress.
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Pelosi says evidence is clear: Trump used office for personal gain

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:19
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said there was clear evidence that Donald Trump used his office for his own personal gain and undermined national security, as lawmakers continue their impeachment inquiry into the Republican president.
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Justice Department watchdog to release report on Russia probe Dec 9

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 11:03
The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog said he expects to be able to release on Dec. 9 a long-awaited report on the origins of investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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McDonald's employees in Chicago sue over workplace violence

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:54
McDonald's Corp employees on Thursday sued the fast food giant and several of its franchisees in Chicago over a store redesign that staffers say has made it easier for angry customers to leap over the counter and attack them.
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Trump says U.S. Navy will not remove Gallagher's status as SEAL

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 09:20
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday blasted the U.S. Navy's handling of a U.S. Navy SEAL whose rank he recently restored following a court martial, saying he would not allow the service to remove his SEALS status.
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Factbox: 'No pressure on Ukraine' - Reaction to Trump impeachment hearing

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 09:14
A former U.S. national security official warned lawmakers at an impeachment hearing on Thursday not to promote the "fictional" narrative https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment-hill/nsc-ex-official-to-urge-lawmakers-to-reject-false-ukraine-narrative-statement-idUSKBN1XV1H9 that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections - a theory favored by President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress.
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U.S. federal judge halts Trump administration's bid to resume executions

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:54
A U.S. federal judge has ordered a temporary halt to the scheduled executions next month of four inmates, saying that President Donald Trump's administration lacked legal authorization to use its intended lethal-injection drug.
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Trump ex-Russia adviser Hill to tell U.S. lawmakers to stop promoting 'falsehoods'

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:45
President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser Fiona Hill will warn lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday against promoting falsehoods that minimize Russia's attempts to interfere in U.S. elections.
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'Politically driven falsehoods': Quotes from Trump impeachment hearing

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:45
The following are quotations from the fifth day of hearings by the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Thursday in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
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NSC ex-official to urge lawmakers to reject false Ukraine narrative: statement

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:07
A former White House official on Thursday will call on some lawmakers investigating impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump not to perpetuate the "alternative narrative" that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 U.S. election, according to her prepared remarks.
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Lawsuit challenges Trump order requiring local sign-off on refugees

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:02
A U.S. coalition of refugee resettlement groups will file a lawsuit on Thursday that seeks to block a new Trump administration policy that says refugees can only be resettled if state and local officials agree to accept them.
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More U.S. children die in mass shootings at home than at school: study

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 06:22
Three out of four U.S. children and teens killed in mass shootings over the past decade were victims of domestic violence and generally died in their homes, according to a study released on Thursday by the gun control group Everytown.
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After escaping fire at U.S. Democratic debate, challenges remain for Buttigieg

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 03:21
Democratic presidential candidates' united front against Republican President Donald Trump amid public impeachment hearings and their restraint in battling one another had an unexpected beneficiary on Wednesday night: rising White House contender Pete Buttigieg.
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