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U.S. sues ex-Trump adviser Bolton to block book publication

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 20:17
The United States on Tuesday sued former national security adviser John Bolton, seeking to block him from publishing a book about his time in the White House that it said contained classified information and would compromise national security.
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Trump-Comey clash coming to U.S. television - after November election

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 20:13
The clash between former FBI director James Comey and U.S. President Donald Trump over Russian interference in the 2016 elections is coming to television, but the drama series will be aired after Americans vote in November.
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Transparency needed to restore trust after 737 MAX crashes: FAA chief

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 19:38
U.S. FAA chief Steve Dickson will tell a Senate committee at a hearing on Wednesday that transparency is key to restoring public trust in the agency and planemaker Boeing Co in the wake of fatal 737 MAX crashes, according to a copy of his written testimony seen by Reuters.
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Show me the data: U.S. doctors skeptical of reported COVID breakthrough

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 19:01
The report on Tuesday of a powerful treatment for the new coronavirus brought skepticism along with optimism among U.S. doctors, who said the recent withdrawal of an influential COVID-19 study left them wanting to see more data.
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What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year?

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 18:50
Juneteenth, an annual U.S. holiday on June 19, has taken on greater significance this year following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other African Americans.
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Record spike in new coronavirus cases reported in six U.S. states as reopening accelerates

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 18:28
New coronavirus infections hit record highs in six U.S. states on Tuesday, marking a rising tide of cases for a second consecutive week as most states moved forward with reopening their economies.
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U.S. sues former Trump adviser Bolton to block book publication

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 18:21
The United States on Tuesday sued former national security adviser John Bolton, seeking to block him from publishing a book about his time in the White House that it said contained classified information and would compromise national security.
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Factbox: What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year?

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 16:17
Juneteenth, an annual U.S. holiday on June 19, has taken on greater significance this year following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other African Americans.
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PG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter in California wildfire

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 16:15
Pacific Gas & Electric pleaded guilty on Tuesday to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a devastating 2018 wildfire in Northern California touched off by the utility company's power lines.
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New Mexico man charged in shooting after militia clash

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 16:11
Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, said on Tuesday they arrested a former City Council candidate and charged him with shooting and critically wounding a protester seeking the removal of a statue of a Spanish conquistador.
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Texas Democrats ask Supreme Court to expand mail-in voting

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 16:06
The Texas Democratic Party said on Tuesday it asked the U.S. Supreme Court to accept its case seeking to expand vote-by-mail in the state ahead of this year's elections, saying the coronavirus pandemic is likely to discourage turnout at the polls.
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COVID-19 spikes in Arizona, Texas and Florida; church linked to Oregon outbreak

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 15:43
For a second week in a row, half a dozen U.S. states face a surge in new coronavirus cases and rising hospitalizations, including an outbreak linked to a church in rural Oregon.
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Two men charged in slaying of federal courthouse guard in Oakland, California

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 15:37
Two men have been charged in the slaying last month of a federal courthouse guard in Oakland, California, during an ambush blocks away from anti-racism protests sparked by George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police days earlier, prosecutors said on Tuesday.
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PG&E pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in California wildfire deaths: report

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 15:32
PG&E pleaded guilty on Tuesday to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a devastating 2018 wildfire in Northern California touched off by the utility company's downed power lines, the New York Times reported.
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Why some black-owned U.S. businesses are hardest hit by coronavirus shutdowns

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 15:24
After 15 years working as a hair stylist in other people's salons, Gary Connell opened his "Healthy Hair" studio in Montgomery County, Maryland in early March, sinking his savings into a two-chair shop in a busy mall.
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McConnell says Democrats' policing bill 'going nowhere' in Senate

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 14:51
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday a police reform bill put forward by House Democrats would not succeed in the Republican-led Senate.
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U.S. extends non-essential travel restrictions with Canada, Mexico

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 14:48
The Trump administration said on Tuesday it would extend existing restrictions on non-essential travel at land ports of entry with Canada and Mexico due to continued risks from the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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St. Louis removes Columbus statue, latest monument after racial protests

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 14:38
A statue of Christopher Columbus has been removed from a St. Louis park, officials said on Tuesday, the latest monument taken down in response to nationwide protests over racial inequality.
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U.S. CDC reports 2,104,346 coronavirus cases, 116,140 deaths

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 14:13
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday reported 2,104,346 cases of coronavirus, an increase of 18,577 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 496 to 116,140.
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As 'ground zero' for crisis, Nevada shows need for fiscal aid: Fed's Powell

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 14:08
Even as the U.S. economy shows early signs of emergence from the coronavirus recession, the state of Nevada illustrates both why a full recovery may still be years away and why Congress will likely need to deliver more fiscal aid.
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