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Judge scolds Trump ex-adviser Stone and bans social media posts

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 15:14
A visibly irritated federal judge on Tuesday banned President Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone from posting on social media, describing him as behaving like a schoolchild unable to follow simple orders, after prosecutors accused him of violating a gag order by repeatedly discussing his case on Instagram.
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Puerto Rico governor vows to remain in office after violent protests

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 15:03
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Tuesday he will stay in office despite protests calling for his resignation that turned violent overnight.
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Democrat Warren slams Trump's defense nominee, citing ethics concerns

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 14:47
Democratic Senator and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday clashed with Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. defense secretary, saying he should be not be confirmed to the post because of ethical concerns related to his former lobbyist job at defense contractor Raytheon Co.
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Chicago alligator stakeout snaps shut after professional catches reptile

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 14:24
An elusive alligator residing in a Chicago lagoon was caught early on Tuesday after the reptile, thought to be an abandoned pet, captivated locals for nearly a week.
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Senate Republican McConnell says debate not be about personal attacks

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 14:23
U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday public debate should be on ideas, not personal attacks, in his first public remarks on a controversy touched off by President Donald Trump's racially charged attacks on four Democratic congresswomen.
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Trump unveils immigration and border security bill in Cabinet meeting

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:36
U.S. President Donald Trump presented a bill to his Cabinet on Tuesday aimed at boosting border security and overhauling the current immigration system to make it more merit-based, a senior administration official said.
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Judge bans Trump ex-adviser Stone from making social media posts

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:31
A visibly irritated federal judge on Tuesday banned President Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone from posting on social media after prosecutors accused Stone of violating a gag order by repeatedly discussing his case on his Instagram account.
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No federal charges for New York policeman in 2014 'I can't breathe' death

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:10
The New York police officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold during an attempted 2014 arrest, fueling the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, will not face federal criminal charges, Brooklyn's top federal prosecutor said on Tuesday.
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House moves to condemn Trump as he again attacks minority congresswomen

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:00
A resolution condemning President Donald Trump's racially charged attacks on four Democratic congresswomen was headed for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, with Trump pressuring his fellow Republicans to oppose it.
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Trump campaign launches effort to sway women voters

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:38
U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign sought to energize women voters in the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, betting a message of economic prosperity will boost support from suburban women uneasy with the direction of the Republican Party.
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Warren slams Trump's defense nominee, citing ethics concerns

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:25
Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's nominee Mark Esper should not be confirmed as defense secretary because of ethical concerns related to his former job at defense contractor Raytheon Co.
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Pompeo to visit Mexico on eve of safe third-country asylum deadline

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:07
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday he will meet his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo in Mexico City at the weekend to discuss migration and trade, on the eve of a deadline set in a migration deal that removed threatened tariffs.
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Two leaders of Malian al Qaeda affiliate put on U.S. terrorism list

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:56
The United States added two leaders of al Qaeda's affiliate in Mali to its global terrorism list on Tuesday, accusing them of engaging in destabilizing attacks across the West African country, the U.S. Treasury said.
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U.S. won't charge New York police officers in 2014 'I can't breathe' death

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:30
None of the New York police officers whose attempted arrest of Eric Garner in 2014 led to the man's death and fueled the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement will face federal criminal charges, the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn said on Tuesday.
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As Trump renews attacks on congresswomen, House moves toward condemnation vote

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:30
A resolution condemning President Donald Trump's racially charged attacks on four Democratic lawmakers was headed for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, with Trump pressuring his fellow Republicans to oppose it.
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New York City can ban ads inside Ubers, Lyfts: U.S. appeals court

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:28
A federal appeals court on Tuesday said New York City can ban advertising inside vehicles driven for companies such as Uber and Lyft, handing a victory to the millions of passengers who it said find such ads "extremely annoying."
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Father whose family died in Ethiopian plane crash to brief Congress

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:11
Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week, Paul Njoroge spent a desolate weekend packing away toys his children would never play with again.
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Mexico foreign minister to discuss migration with U.S. secretary of state

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:08
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Mexico City, he said in a tweet on Tuesday.
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Greek man confesses to rape, murder of U.S. scientist, police say

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 11:05
Greek police believe they have found the man who raped and murdered an American biologist whose body was discovered on the island of Crete on July 8, a senior official said on Tuesday.
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Five years after Eric Garner's death, prosecutors in New York to update on case

Reuters US News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 09:14
Federal prosecutors in New York on Tuesday were due to meet with the family of Eric Garner, a black man who died in 2014 at the hands of a New York police officer and whose death played a key role in mobilizing the Black Lives Matter movement.
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