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Sondland, Trump's informal Ukraine connection, faces impeachment hearing

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 06:38
U.S. diplomat Gordon Sondland has told two different stories to lawmakers leading the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. On Wednesday, he is certain to face sharp questions about which one is right.
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Healthcare tangles in Democratic White House race could carry risk in 2020, polls show

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 06:11
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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After rise in Iowa polls, Buttigieg in spotlight at U.S. Democratic presidential debate

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 06:11
Democratic White House contender Pete Buttigieg, who has climbed into the lead in recent polls in Iowa, will get his turn in the spotlight on Wednesday when 10 of the top candidates for the party's presidential nomination meet in a debate in Atlanta.
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Pence visit to Wisconsin launches focus on three battleground states

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 06:09
Vice President Mike Pence will begin a push on Wednesday to bolster President Donald Trump's position in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, three states that Trump won narrowly in 2016 and probably must win again to secure a second term in 2020.
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FBI wishes it had acted quicker as China stole intellectual property

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 04:38
The FBI wished it had taken swifter action as Beijing recruited U.S.-based researchers to transfer intellectual property from American laboratories, a senior official at the agency said on Tuesday during Senate testimony.
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Why Gordon Sondland is key witness in Trump impeachment hearings

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 02:40
The U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, will on Wednesday become the first witness with a direct line of communication to President Donald Trump to testify in public to the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry.
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Georgia teen arrested for planning attack on black church

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 02:13
A 16-year-old high school student was arrested on suspicion of planning to attack black people at a predominantly African-American church in the southeastern U.S. state of Georgia, police said on Tuesday.
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California's PG&E customers face new round of mass outages

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 01:00
Power supply to about 150,000 California homes and businesses is expected to be shut off on Wednesday, in the latest precautionary outage planned by utility giant PG&E against wildfire risks posed by extremely dry, windy weather.
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Navy could remove Gallagher from SEALs, even after Trump intervention

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 22:42
Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, whose rank was recently restored by President Donald Trump in a controversial move, could be removed from the Navy SEALs, U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.
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California's PG&E customers may face new round of mass outages

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 21:33
About 180,000 California homes and businesses were notified on Tuesday they may lose power in the latest precautionary outage contemplated by utility giant PG&E to reduce wildfire risks posed by extremely dry, windy weather in the forecast.
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'Couldn't believe what I was hearing': White House aides testify in impeachment probe

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 19:46
Senior U.S. officials told impeachment investigators in Congress on Tuesday they were concerned by President Donald Trump's effort to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival, with one White House official calling it a “shock.”
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'Still a lot of water to go down this creek': reaction to Trump impeachment hearing

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 19:44
The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee held its third day of public hearings on Tuesday in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, with four witnesses testifying on two panels.
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Seller of bullets to Las Vegas gunman pleads guilty to ammo licensing offense

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 18:33
An ammunitions dealer who acknowledged selling hundreds of incendiary tracer rounds to the gunman who killed nearly 60 people at a Las Vegas music festival two years ago pleaded guilty on Tuesday to manufacturing bullets without a license.
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An officer and an impeachment witness, he draws ire of Trump allies

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 18:31
Inside the hearing room, U.S. Republican lawmakers repeatedly thanked Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman for his military service on Tuesday before challenging his testimony about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
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Arizona border activist told migrants 'he could not hide them'

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 17:45
An Arizona human rights activist charged with harboring two migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally testified that he told the men he "could not hide them" but let them stay in a building while they recovered from a desert trek.
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White House expert tells impeachment hearing that Trump made improper demand of Ukraine

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 17:27
A White House official told impeachment investigators on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's request that Ukraine investigate a political rival was an improper demand as he fended off Republican efforts to cast doubt on his competence and loyalty to the United States.
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Seller of bullets to Las Vegas gunman pleads guilty to ammo licensing charge

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 17:14
A man who acknowledged selling hundreds of rounds of tracer bullets to the gunman responsible for killing 58 people at a Las Vegas music festival two years ago pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a federal charge of manufacturing ammunition without a license.
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Influential U.S. doctors group calls for ban on vaping products

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 17:06
The American Medical Association (AMA) on Tuesday called for a total ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as smoking cessation tools.
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Two jail guards for Jeffrey Epstein charged with cover-up in his suicide

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 16:51
Two jail officers falsified records to cover up their failure to check in on accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in the hours before the financier killed himself, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday.
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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to pay states' lawyers, urged to help victims

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 16:46
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP got court approval on Tuesday to reimburse millions of dollars in legal fees for states that back its proposed $10 billion settlement of opioid lawsuits, but with a condition meant to help victims of the addiction crisis.
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