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U.S.-bound Honduran migrant caravan grows as Trump argues for wall

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:07
A new U.S.-bound caravan of Honduran migrants grew to nearly 1,000 people as it neared the Guatemalan border on Tuesday, a Honduran official said, while U.S. President Donald Trump seized on news of the group to try to drum up support for a border wall.
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U.S. Justice Dept broadens restrictions on internet gambling

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:58
The U.S. Justice Department will effectively prohibit online gambling and lottery businesses, experts said on Tuesday, after it decided to broaden its interpretation of rules governing interstate sports gambling to other forms of betting.
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Southwest flights at Baltimore-Washington airport hit by tech issue

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:28
Southwest Airlines Co said on Tuesday it is working to address a connectivity issue that has disrupted its flights from the Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
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Los Angeles teachers' strike extends to second day as charter teachers join

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:57
A strike at Los Angeles schools expanded on Tuesday as teachers at a small charter school system joined some 30,000 public-school educators on the second day of a strike, pressing for higher pay, smaller classes and more staff at the United States' second-largest school system.
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Impact on U.S. government widens on 25th day of shutdown

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:34
The longest shutdown in history affecting a quarter of U.S. government reached its 25th day on Tuesday, with most of the 800,000 employees who have been furloughed or who are working without pay having missed their first paychecks last week.
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Alabama judge overturns law protecting Confederate monuments

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:23
An Alabama judge has voided a 2017 state law preventing the removal or alteration of historic memorials, saying it infringed citizens' free-speech rights and effectively enshrined a pro-Confederacy message in the southern U.S. state.
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U.S. Justice Department broadens restrictions on internet gambling

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:24
The Justice Department has released a report that broadens restrictions on internet gambling beyond betting on sports.
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U.S. to delay implementation of new restrictions on online gambling for 90 days

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:24
The Justice Department said on Tuesday that it would delay implementation of new restrictions on online gambling for 90 days to allow businesses to adjust their operations.
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Shutdown bites economy as Democrats reject Trump invitation to talk

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:13
The U.S. economy is taking a larger-than-expected hit from the partial government shutdown, White House estimates showed on Tuesday, as congressional Democrats rejected President Donald Trump's invitation to discuss the issue.
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Trump to meet with Republican lawmakers at the White House: spokeswoman

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:01
U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Republican lawmakers at the White House later on Tuesday to discuss border security amid the ongoing partial government shutdown, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
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Judge rejects citizenship question for 2020 U.S. census

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:19
A federal judge on Tuesday rejected the Trump administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire.
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Carol Channing, Broadway's iconic 'Dolly,' dead at 97

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 09:07
Carol Channing, who won over audiences with her giddy, guileless charm in signature roles in Broadway's "Hello, Dolly!" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," died in her California home on Tuesday at the age of 97, according to her publicist.
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Trump to meet lawmakers at White House as shutdown enters 25th day

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 08:22
President Donald Trump will meet members of Congress at the White House later on Tuesday as the partial U.S. government shutdown enters a 25th day without resolution amid a standoff over border wall funding.
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Spike Lee joins The Killers for protest video over Trump's planned wall

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 07:42
Rockers The Killers have teamed up with film director Spike Lee to make the music video for their latest song, "Land Of The Free", a protest against President Donald Trump's planned wall on the U.S.-Mexican border.
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Carol Channing, Broadway's 'Dolly,' dead at 97, publicist says

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 07:31
Carol Channing, who won over audiences with a giddy, guileless charm in trademark roles in "Hello Dolly" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," died on Tuesday at the age of 97, her publicist Harlan Boll said.
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Rothschild vice chairman resigns from PG&E board

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 06:38
Struggling California power company PG&E Corp said on Tuesday Roger Kimmel, vice chairman of investment banking firm Rothschild Inc, had resigned from company's board.
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Los Angeles mayor backs striking teachers as stoppage enters second day

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 04:05
The mayor of Los Angeles expressed support for the city's striking teachers late on Monday, as 30,000 staff readied for a second day of a stoppage called to press demands for better pay, smaller classes and more staff.
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Confederate monument's pedestal ordered removed at university in North Carolina

Reuters US News - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 00:33
The pedestal for a Confederate monument called Silent Sam that has been a flashpoint for demonstrations at a North Carolina university will be removed, the school's president said on Monday, nearly five months after protesters toppled the statue.
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Alaska officials probing BP oil, gas wells at Prudhoe Bay after spill

Reuters US News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 22:58
Regulators in the U.S. state of Alaska will investigate all of the oil and natural gas wells operated by BP Plc at its Prudhoe Bay oil field after the release of a small amount of crude oil and gas from a well that had earlier been shut.
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No clear path for California as massive PG&E utility nears bankruptcy

Reuters US News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 22:55
PG&E Corp's announcement that it will file for bankruptcy, citing massive potential liability from deadly wildfires, puts California politicians in quandary, whether to offer a bailout or risk allowing the state's largest private utility to fail.
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