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Arizona border activist found not guilty of hiding migrants

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 18:04
An Arizona jury on Wednesday found human rights activist Scott Warren not guilty of harboring two migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally after the U.S. government prosecuted him for giving them food, water and shelter.
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U.S. Democrats choose woman to head House Oversight panel

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 18:01
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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Ex-JPMorgan trader found guilty in U.S. currency-rigging trial

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 17:44
A former foreign exchange trader at JPMorgan Chase & Co was found guilty Wednesday of conspiring to rig trades for his own benefit.
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Notes in hand, Trump states his case about impeachment

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 17:40
Sometimes it helps for a president to have notes.
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Giuliani says he was not involved with U.S. military aid to Ukraine

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 17:39
U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer said on Wednesday he had no involvement with the issue of military aid to Ukraine, a key point in the impeachment inquiry into Trump, according to an interview.
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PG&E cuts power to 50,000 California homes and businesses during wildfire risk

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 17:31
About 50,000 homes and businesses across Northern California were without power on Wednesday during the latest planned outage instituted by utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co to guard against risk of wildfire during dry, windy weather.
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White House: Sondland testimony 'exonerates' Trump

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 17:07
The White House seized on one portion of the testimony from U.S. envoy Gordon Sondland during a House of Representatives' impeachment hearing on Wednesday and said it "completely exonerates" President Donald Trump.
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FBI sought to interview whistleblower over complaint about Trump: source

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 16:57
An investigator from the FBI tried in October to arrange an interview with the intelligence official whose complaint led to a congressional impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump's dealings on Ukraine, a source familiar with the matter said.
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Hollywood group launches largest-ever survey on sexual harassment

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 16:55
Two years after the #MeToo scandal first roiled Hollywood, causing dozens of powerful men to lose their jobs, a new group on Wednesday launched what it said was the largest-ever industry-wide survey aimed at countering sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry.
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Amid impeachment drama, Senate helps Trump move U.S. courts to the right

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 15:39
The impeachment drama unfolding in the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives has not stopped President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans who control the Senate from helping him build on one of the biggest achievements of his presidency - making the federal judiciary more conservative.
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U.S. diplomat says top levels of Trump administration in on Ukraine pressure

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 15:37
A senior U.S. diplomat on Wednesday described broad involvement at the upper levels of the Trump administration in a pressure campaign against Ukraine, giving testimony that for the first time put the secretary of state and vice president at the heart of the impeachment probe against President Donald Trump.
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White House: Vaping rules not stalled, Trump plans Friday meeting

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 15:36
President Donald Trump will host a meeting on vaping at the White House on Friday with a range of groups, including industry and public health representatives, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday, as his administration considers calls to tighten e-cigarette regulations amid alarm over serious health issues.
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Sondland never told Pompeo he thought Trump linked Ukraine aid to probes: State Dept

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 15:33
U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, who testified on Wednesday in the House impeachment inquiry, never told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo he believed President Donald Trump was linking Ukraine aid to investigations of political opponents, a State Department spokeswoman said.
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Factbox: 'The knowledge of this scheme was far and wide': Quotes from Trump impeachment hearing

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 15:29
The following are quotations from the fourth day of hearings by the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Wednesday in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
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Pence never discussed Bidens, Ukraine company with Sondland -Pence aide

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 15:29
Vice President Mike Pence's office, responding to testimony on Wednesday by U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, said the two men had not discussed tying the release of U.S. aid to Ukraine to "potential investigations" during a September trip to Poland.
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Healthcare battles in Democratic White House race could carry risk in 2020, polls show

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 15:27
A trio of polls released ahead of Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate showed a majority of Americans support Medicare for All, but offered conflicting signals about whether the proposed healthcare overhaul could hurt the party in the November 2020 general election.
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Bloomberg to appear on U.S. presidential ballot in Texas

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 15:18
Billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg put his name on Democratic primary ballots in Texas on Wednesday, paving the way for a possible late entry into the presidential race.
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U.S. activists set aside day to remember transgender victims of violence

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:18
Layleen Cubilette-Polanco had experienced some rough patches in her 27 years but had tried to change course, seeking to switch out of previous jobs as a go-go dancer and sex worker for employment in places like McDonald's and Walgreens, her sister said.
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Pompeo says 'did not see' Sondland's testimony, proud of U.S. policy on Ukraine

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 13:52
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he did not watch a testimony from European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump and that he was proud of American policy in Ukraine.
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Pentagon discovers $81 million of U.S. Navy gear during audit

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 13:41
The Pentagon found $81 million of military equipment at a U.S. Navy facility that had not been inventoried, a top Pentagon official said on Wednesday as he described the Department of Defense second straight failed audit.
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