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Ex-campaign chief defends Trump at chaotic impeachment hearing

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 14:46
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 avoided answering their questions during a chaotic hearing before a U.S. congressional panel considering whether to impeach Trump.
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Trump lists Waddell, Kellogg, O'Brien among possible Bolton successors

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 14:40
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the five candidates he is considering to become his new national security adviser include former deputy national security adviser Ricky Waddell, Vice President Mike Pence's top security aide Keith Kellogg and U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien.
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U.S. sues Edward Snowden over new book, cites non-disclosure agreements

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 14:18
The United States filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who in 2013 leaked secret documents about U.S. telephone and Internet surveillance, saying his new book violates non-disclosure agreements.
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White House candidate Harris urges new investigation of Kavanaugh, FBI

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 14:06
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged a House of Representatives panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of new allegations of sexual misconduct by the conservative judge when he was a college student in the 1980s.
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U.S. Senate confirms Trump donor Rakolta as ambassador to UAE

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 13:55
The U.S. Senate approved businessman John Rakolta on Tuesday as ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, making the long-time Republican donor the first political appointee ever to hold the position.
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Famed U.S. journalist Cokie Roberts, a 'founding mother' of NPR, dead at 75

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:27
American 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 in a statement.
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Swedish activist Thunberg joins other teens on Capitol Hill to urge climate action

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:19
Swedish teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg joined other youth leaders to urge U.S. lawmakers to support “transformative climate action” during two days of meetings and speeches on Capitol Hill, starting on Tuesday.
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Ex-campaign chief Lewandowski 'excited' to defend Trump at impeachment hearing

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:31
Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and close confidant, said he was "excited" to have an opportunity to defend his former boss in testimony later on Tuesday to a Democratic-led U.S. congressional panel considering impeaching Trump.
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Police test 'Spider-Man' device as alternative to Taser

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 09:25
With 49 people killed last year after being shocked by Tasers, police departments across the United States are trying out a "Spider-Man"-like device that fires a tether that entangles and restrains the suspect.
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Democratic White House hopeful Warren rails against corruption at big N.Y. rally

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 22:45
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday denounced the corruption she argues has crippled the country's politics and economy, drawing her largest crowd thus far in a sign of her campaign's growing strength.
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Railing against corruption, Democratic White House hopeful Warren rallies thousands in New York

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 21:29
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday delivered a fierce denunciation of the corruption she argues has crippled the country's political and economic systems, speaking to a crowd whose enthusiasm and size testified to her campaign's growing strength.
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Trump orders two ex-White House aides not to testify at House hearing on Tuesday

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 21:25
President Donald Trump has ordered two former White House aides not to testify at a House of Representatives committee hearing on Tuesday as the panel considers whether to recommend impeaching Trump.
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California governor acts to stem 'epidemic' of youth vaping

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:26
California's governor on Monday ordered a public awareness campaign on health risks from vaping, part of a multi-pronged effort to combat what he called a "youth epidemic," but said he lacked authority to impose a ban on flavored e-cigarettes.
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Cars front man Ric Ocasek died while recovering from surgery - family

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:07
Cars front man Ric Ocasek died peacefully over the weekend while recovering from surgery at his family's home in Manhattan, his wife, the actress and model Paulina Porizkova, said in an Instagram post on Monday.
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Electric pickup, batteries included in GM's $7 billion pledge

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 18:59
An all-electric pickup truck and an advanced battery system will be part of the $7 billion that General Motors Co has pledged to invest in the United States as parts of contract talks with the United Auto Workers.
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U.S. farmers receive $4.07 billion of latest government trade aid

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 18:13
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has paid $4.07 billion of its latest round of compensation for farmers suffering from the trade war with China as of Monday, Communications Director Michawn Rich said in an email to Reuters.
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Detroit mayor wants to wipe out residential blight with bonds

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 17:32
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan unveiled a plan on Monday to sell up to $250 million of bonds to tackle the city's remaining blighted and abandoned houses over the next five years.
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Senior U.S. Democrat focused on Trump impeachment, not Kavanaugh

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 17:14
The chairman of the U.S. congressional committee responsible for launching any impeachment efforts said on Monday he is focused on investigating President Donald Trump, signaling that calls by some fellow Democrats for impeaching Trump's Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh would have to take a back seat.
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Uber to limit drivers' app access to comply with NYC regulation

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 17:10
Uber on Tuesday will begin limiting drivers' access to its app in New York City to comply with regulation aimed at boosting drivers' pay and easing congestion in Manhattan, laws that Uber says will have unintended consequences.
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Explainer: U.S. enacts sweeping new asylum bar following Supreme Court decision

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 16:59
The U.S. Supreme Court last week allowed a Trump administration rule to temporarily take effect that will radically reduce the number of migrants eligible to seek U.S. asylum. Judges and asylum officers are now being directed to implement it.
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