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U.S. House panel launches investigation of transportation chief Chao

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 16:54
A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Monday demanded documents from Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao as part of a new investigation into whether she has used her office to benefit a shipping company owned by her family.
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Jeffrey Epstein accusers cannot recoup damages over lenient plea deal: U.S. judge

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 16:22
A group of women who said Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused them are not entitled to money damages from the United States even though federal prosecutors kept them in the dark about the financier's lenient non-prosecution agreement more than a decade ago, a Florida judge ruled on Monday.
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California governor acts to confront 'epidemic' of youth vaping

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 15:54
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday ordered the launch of a $20 million statewide public awareness campaign to educate young people and parents about health risks associated with vaping of nicotine and cannabis products, which he called a "youth epidemic."
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U.S. CDC activates emergency operations center for vaping-related illnesses

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 15:38
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday it had activated the agency's emergency operations center to help the current investigation into the cases of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use.
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Opioid plaintiffs fight bid to disqualify U.S. judge before trial

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 15:33
Lawyers for cities and counties suing drug companies over the opioid epidemic on Monday objected to a bid by pharmaceutical distributors and pharmacies to disqualify the federal judge overseeing the cases, saying it had no basis and came too late.
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Jeffrey Epstein accusers are denied damages in Florida case

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 15:23
A federal judge in Florida said on Monday that a group of women who claimed that Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused them are not entitled to money damages over a lenient 2008 plea agreement for the late financier.
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U.S. utilities file legal challenge to Trump power plant rule

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 15:13
Con Edison and eight other U.S. utilities mostly from Democratic-led states have filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration's plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants, which replaces a much tougher Obama-era rule.
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California governor expected to announce restrictions on flavored e-cigarettes

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 14:33
California Governor Gavin Newsom was expected on Monday to announce restrictions on flavored e-cigarettes in response to a recent nationwide spate of sometimes deadly lung illnesses that U.S. health officials have linked to vaping.
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Democratic White House hopeful Warren wins key progressive endorsement ahead of New York rally

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 13:42
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday won the endorsement of the Working Families Party, a progressive group with growing political influence that previously backed U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders during his 2016 White House bid.
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U.S. records no new measles cases for first week since January

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 13:35
Health officials recorded no new cases of measles in the United States last week, marking the first week without new cases of the disease since January, amid an outbreak largely linked to parents who declined to vaccinate their children.
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Workers picket GM plants as UAW contract talks resume

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 12:19
Negotiators for General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers resumed talks Monday at 10 a.m. EDT to resolve a strike that shut down the automaker's highly profitable U.S. operations.
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Cheers and honking horns greet first day of UAW strike against GM

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 12:19
Willie Elzy has been readying for a possible strike against General Motors Co for months and, pointing to a parking lot full of freshly built pickup trucks, he says it's clear the automaker has been preparing too.
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U.S. to allow drivers to choose 'quiet car' alert sounds

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 12:08
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday proposed allowing automakers to offer a variety of sound choices for electric vehicles and other "quiet cars" to choose from to alert pedestrians.
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GM, UAW restart talks as workers take to picket lines

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 11:05
Negotiators for General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers resumed talks Monday at 10 a.m. EDT to resolve a strike that shut down the automaker's highly profitable U.S. operations.
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U.S. records no new measles cases for first week since outbreak began

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 10:46
Health officials recorded no new cases of measles in the United States last week, marking the first week without new cases of the disease since the start of an outbreak largely linked to parents who declined to vaccinate their children.
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Democratic hopeful Warren seeks to curb U.S. lobbying, corporate power

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 07:06
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Monday proposed a major rewrite of U.S. laws governing lobbying that she said was aimed at restricting corporate influence and rooting out "corruption in Washington."
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UAW workers head for picket lines in first national strike against GM since 2007

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 01:02
The United Auto Workers (UAW) went on strike at General Motors just after midnight Sunday and about 48,000 hourly workers at its facilities are headed for the picket lines in the morning, union officials said early Monday.
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Humberto strengthens into a hurricane: U.S. NHC

Reuters US News - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 22:59
Humberto has strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic and is forecast to strengthen further during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday.
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Trump urges GM, UAW to resolve contract dispute

Reuters US News - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 19:10
U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday that General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers union should "get together and make a deal." Trump tweeted about five hours before the union is set launch its first nationwide strike at GM in 12 years.
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New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses, deaths

Reuters US News - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 13:43
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes besides tobacco and menthol in response to a recent nationwide spate of sometimes deadly lung illnesses that U.S. health officials have linked to vaping.
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