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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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Detroit police officer shot dead, another wounded in home invasion

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 01:48
One Detroit police officer was shot and killed and another was wounded on Wednesday while investigating a home invasion in the city's westside, police said.
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Democratic 2020 candidates unite on impeachment but differ on policy in polite debate

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 01:45
Democratic White House contenders united in supporting the impeachment inquiry against Republican President Donald Trump at a debate on Wednesday that featured differences on policy details but few of the bitter attacks on one another that marked earlier encounters.
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Lawmakers to quiz eavesdropping U.S. embassy official in Trump impeachment inquiry

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 01:09
Lawmakers will question an official from the U.S. embassy in Ukraine on Thursday as they seek to learn more about a phone call in which he says he overheard President Donald Trump ask about the status of an "investigation" into a political rival.
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Democratic White House candidates unite on impeachment in most polite debate yet

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 00:41
Democratic White House contenders united in condemning Republican President Donald Trump and supporting the inquiry into his impeachment at a debate on Wednesday, but largely backed away from the attacks that marked their earlier encounters.
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Democratic debate highlights: Experience and race at forefront as healthcare talk fades

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 00:41
The fifth presidential debate featured sharp exchanges on Wednesday over outreach to minority voters, the role of U.S. diplomacy and which of the Democratic contenders is best prepared to lead.
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U.S. Democrats choose Carolyn Maloney to head House Oversight panel

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 22:43
U.S. House Democrats chose Representative Carolyn Maloney Wednesday to lead a key committee that is involved in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
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Democratic White House candidates unite on impeachment, differ on taxes, healthcare

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 22:33
Democratic White House contenders united in backing the impeachment inquiry of Republican President Donald Trump on Wednesday, but differed over the wisdom of imposing new taxes on the wealthy and how to expand healthcare coverage for Americans.
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Democratic debate highlights: Freeloading billionaires and Clinton's legacy

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 22:33
The fifth presidential debate featured sharp exchanges on Wednesday over U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren's proposed wealth tax, how to expand healthcare coverage and which of the Democratic contenders is best prepared to lead.
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Factbox: How social media services handle political ads

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 21:51
Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading claims ahead of the U.S. presidential election.
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U.S. Navy moves to expel court-martialed SEAL commando after Trump restored his rank

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 20:32
The U.S. military formally notified a court-martialed Navy SEAL commando on Wednesday that he faces proceedings to expel him from the ranks of elite special forces after his demotion was reversed by President Donald Trump, his lawyer and a Navy spokeswoman said.
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Mexicans sue Walmart over Texas shooting that left victims on both sides of border

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 20:29
Ten Mexican citizens have sued Walmart over the shooting at a store in the U.S. border town of El Paso, Texas, that killed eight Mexicans and left eight more injured, saying that Walmart did not do enough to protect its customers, Mexico said on Wednesday.
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'Everyone was in the loop' about Ukraine pressure campaign

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 20:24
A U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday that "everyone was in the loop" about a Trump administration effort to get Ukraine to carry out investigations that might ultimately benefit U.S. President Donald Trump, including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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U.S. House committee votes down Republican subpoena request

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 20:23
The U.S. House of Representatives committee leading the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump on Wednesday voted down a Republican bid to issue subpoenas for an anonymous whistleblower and the son of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.
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Ukraine officials knew about hold on aid earlier than reported

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 20:07
A senior U.S. Department of Defense official testified on Wednesday that Ukrainian officials knew President Donald Trump's administration was withholding military assistance in July, undercutting a key Republican defense of the president's actions in the impeachment inquiry.
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U.S. Democrats choose Representative Carolyn Maloney to head House Oversight panel

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 20:05
U.S. House Democrats chose Representative Carolyn Maloney Wednesday as the first woman to lead a key committee that is involved in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
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Google to let sites block personalized ads under California privacy law

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 20:04
Websites and apps using Google's advertising tools will be able to block personalized ads to internet users in California and elsewhere as part of the Alphabet Inc unit's effort to help them comply with the state's new privacy law, it told clients this week.
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Can he 'ride it out'? Pompeo future uncertain after impeachment testimony

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 19:09
Testimony on Wednesday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo played a more central role than previously known in President Donald Trump’s Ukraine dealings has fueled uncertainty within the administration about the top diplomat's future.
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