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Biden, fellow Democrats back on campaign trail after third presidential debate

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 15:20
Former Vice President Joe Biden returned to the campaign trail on Friday after a Democratic debate that largely reinforced his front-runner status for the party's presidential nomination, leaving his rivals searching for how to wrest away the top spot.
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Parents of murdered Democratic staffer Seth Rich can sue Fox News-U.S. court

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 14:53
A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit against Fox News Network over its reporting on Seth Rich, a former Democratic National Committee employee whose unsolved murder sparked uncorroborated right-wing conspiracy theories.
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Bahamas relief operation frustrated by approach of new storm

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 14:50
A storm system threatening the Bahamas with more heavy downpours and strong winds on Friday hampered the search for 1,300 people missing in the wake of the worst hurricane in the nation's history and a massive humanitarian operation to help survivors.
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Houston climate protesters charged with violating 'infrastructure law': sheriff

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 14:26
Climate protesters, who dangled beneath a bridge on Thursday shutting the channel to the nation's busiest petrochemical port at Houston, were charged on Friday with violating a new Texas law that protects 'critical infrastructure', the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.
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Scandal-hit UAW agrees to contract extensions with Ford, FCA

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 14:23
The United Auto Workers union agreed to temporary contract extensions with Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Friday as it grappled with a federal corruption probe that has implicated its president.
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Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at court for U.S. college scandal sentencing

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 14:21
Actress Felicity Huffman, the first parent set to be sentenced in a wide-ranging U.S. college admissions cheating scandal, faces possible prison time on Friday after pleading guilty to paying to rig her daughter's entrance exam.
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Parents of murdered Democratic staffer Seth Rich can sue Fox News: court

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 14:08
A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit against Fox News Network over its reporting on Seth Rich, a former Democratic National Committee employee whose unsolved murder sparked uncorroborated right-wing conspiracy theories.
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PG&E settles wildfire claims with insurers for $11 billion

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 13:44
PG&E Corp said on Friday it has reached an $11 billion settlement to resolve most claims by insurance carriers related to 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California.
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Chicago brokerage to pay $1.5 million for cyber attack lapses: U.S. CFTC

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 13:42
The U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said on Friday that a Chicago-based futures brokerage will pay a total of $1.5 million for letting cyber criminals breach the firm's email systems and withdraw $1 million from a customer's account.
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UAW and Ford, FCA agree to temporary labor contract extensions

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 13:27
The United Auto Workers (UAW) union has agreed to temporary extensions of its collective bargaining agreements with Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to allow more time for talks on new four-year contracts, a union spokesman said.
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McCabe lawyer presses Justice Department to drop criminal case

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 13:18
A lawyer for former FBI official Andrew McCabe pressed U.S. prosecutors on Friday to drop their politically sensitive case against him, citing reports that suggest they may be having trouble securing criminal charges.
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Senator Harris takes aim at Trump antitrust probe of automakers over emissions

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 13:12
U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Friday asked a government watchdog to look into the Trump administration's decision to launch an antitrust probe into four automakers cooperating with California on tighter greenhouse gas emissions limits that Trump is trying to eliminate.
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Northern Bahamas brace for new storm, hampering Dorian relief

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:51
The leading edge of a potential tropical storm brought rain and wind to the Bahamas early Friday, complicating the search for 1,300 people missing in the wake of the worst hurricane to ever hit the island nation and efforts to bring relief to survivors.
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Actress Felicity Huffman goes to court for U.S. college scandal sentencing

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:25
Actress Felicity Huffman, the first parent set to be sentenced in a wide-ranging U.S. college admissions cheating scandal, faces prison time on Friday after earlier pleading guilty for paying to rig her daughter's entrance exam.
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Factbox: Celebrities, CEOs await sentencing or trial in U.S. college fraud scheme

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:25
Federal prosecutors will begin sentencing some of the 51 people involved in a $25 million scheme to help celebrities, chief executives and other wealthy Americans cheat their children's way into elite universities, including Yale, Georgetown and Stanford.
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Lawsuit against Fox News over retracted Seth Rich story is revived

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:00
A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit against Fox News Network by the parents of Seth Rich, a former Democratic aide whose unsolved murder sparked uncorroborated conspiracy theories.
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Salini Impregilo in deal to help build Texas high speed train: statement

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:28
Italian builder Salini Impregilo and its U.S. subsidiary Lane Construction Company have signed a contract to help build a new high-speed train line in Texas, the developing company Texas Central said on Friday.
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Current, past UAW leaders implicated in spreading corruption probe

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:25
United Auto Workers (UAW) President Gary Jones and his predecessor are unnamed officials listed in a federal criminal complaint detailing alleged corruption and embezzlement by union leaders, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.
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Harvard says it accepted gifts from Epstein before 2008 sex-crime conviction

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:26
Harvard University expressed remorse on Friday for accepting millions of dollars in gifts from Jeffrey Epstein in the years before his 2008 sex crimes conviction and said it regretted its association with the disgraced financier.
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Tropical storm nears northern Bahamas, complicating Dorian relief

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:19
The leading edge of a potential tropical storm brought rain and wind to the Bahamas early Friday, complicating the search for 1,300 people missing in the wake of the worst hurricane to ever hit the island nation and efforts to bring relief to survivors.
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