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As talks falter, UAW calls first national strike against GM since 2007

Reuters US News - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 12:56
The United Auto Workers (UAW) said on Sunday that its roughly 48,000 hourly workers at General Motors Co facilities would go on strike as of midnight Sunday after U.S. labor contract talks reached an impasse, the first nationwide strike at GM in 12 years.
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After GM talks hit impasse, UAW workers to strike as of Sunday night

Reuters US News - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 11:26
The United Auto Workers (UAW) said on Sunday that its roughly 48,000 hourly workers at General Motors Co facilities would go on strike as of midnight Sunday after labor contract talks reached an impasse over wide-ranging issues from wages to health care benefits and temporary workers.
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UAW to strike against GM starting Sunday evening

Reuters US News - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 11:07
The United Auto Workers (UAW) said that its members will go on strike against General Motors Co as of Sunday evening, after a lack of progress in contract talks on key issues from wages to health care benefits, temporary employees, job security and profit sharing.
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Thousands of fetal remains found on Illinois property of deceased doctor

Reuters US News - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 18:12
More than 2,200 preserved fetal remains have been found on the Illinois property of a recently deceased doctor who performed abortions, the Will County sheriff's office said in a statement.
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After U.S. court ruling, Honduran newlyweds among migrants clinging to asylum dream

Reuters US News - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 17:40
Led by a dream of marrying on U.S. soil, a young Honduran couple traveled thousands of miles from their home in the port city of La Ceiba, narrowly escaping a kidnapping in Mexico before seeking asylum across the border in Texas.
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Companies ask judge in U.S. opioid trial to recuse himself

Reuters US News - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 16:53
Major drug wholesalers and retailers facing a massive lawsuit for allegedly fostering the nation's opioid crisis asked the judge hearing the case to recuse himself on Saturday.
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House panel wants Boeing CEO to allow employee interviews on 737 MAX crashes

Reuters US News - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 07:45
(In September 12 story, corrects name of European Union Aviation Safety Agency from European Aviation and Space Agency in paragraph 10)
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Greenpeace members face federal, state charges in Houston protest

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 19:50
Federal and state authorities on Friday criminally charged climate change protesters for shutting down the largest U.S. energy-export port for a day by dangling from a bridge.
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Explainer: One possible culprit in vaping lung illnesses - 'Dank Vapes'

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 18:13
As U.S health officials scramble to identify the root cause of hundreds of severe lung illnesses tied to vaping, one possible culprit identified so far is a line of illicit marijuana vape products sold under the brand names "Dank Vapes" and "Chronic Carts."
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Travel agent charged with scamming Delta out of 42 million reward miles

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 18:05
A manager at a Chicago travel agency has been charged with "illegally reaping" more than 42 million Delta Air Lines miles worth more than $1.75 million by registering customers as employees on the airline's business rewards program.
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Apologetic actress Felicity Huffman gets 14-day sentence in U.S. college scandal

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 17:58
Actress Felicity Huffman, the first parent sentenced in a wide-ranging U.S. college admissions cheating scandal, was given a 14-day prison term on Friday and made a somber apology in federal court for paying to rig her daughter's entrance exam.
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U.S. Justice Gorsuch sees value of immigration through wife's eyes

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 17:39
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch on Friday extolled the value of immigration and said his wife's experience as a naturalized U.S. citizen from Britain has helped give him a greater appreciation of the American system of government.
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Celebrities, CEOs face sentencing or trial in U.S. college fraud scheme

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 17:37
A federal judge on Friday handed down the first sentence in the U.S. college admissions scandal.
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Tropical cyclone bears down on Bahamas, U.N. pledges aid

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 17:37
A tropical cyclone carrying heavy rain and strong winds neared the already devastated Bahamas on Friday, threatening to complicate Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts as the U.N. secretary-general arrived in the islands in a show of support.
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First peanut allergy therapy gets backing from U.S. regulators' expert advisers

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 17:28
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Friday recommended approving the first therapy for peanut allergies, which affect over 1.6 million children in the United States, despite raising concerns about the risk of severe allergic reactions it poses to young patients.
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Actress Felicity Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in U.S. college scandal

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 16:35
Actress Felicity Huffman, the first parent sentenced in a wide-ranging U.S. college admissions cheating scandal, was given a 14-day prison term and apologized for her actions on Friday after pleading guilty to paying to rig her daughter's entrance exam.
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White House to roll out tax cut plan mid-2020: Kudlow

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 16:25
The Trump administration plans to unveil a tax cut plan in mid-2020, a top White House adviser said on Friday, saying it would be targeted to giving significant relief to the middle class.
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Bankrupt Philadelphia refinery expects $50 million advanced insurance payment

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 16:05
Insurers of a fire-damaged Philadelphia refinery have indicated they would make a $50 million initial advance payment in connection with a June blaze that led to the plant’s closure, court documents showed.
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Greenpeace members face felony charges in Houston bridge protest

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 15:40
Texas authorities on Friday charged climate change protesters who shut down the largest U.S. energy-export port for a day by dangling on ropes from a bridge in Houston.
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Eddie Money, rock 'n' roll hitmaker and reality TV star, dies at 70

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 15:38
American rock star Eddie Money, whose hits including "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Baby Hold On" formed part of the power pop soundtrack of the late 1970s and early 1980s, died in Los Angeles on Friday at age 70, his family said in a statement.
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