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VW CEO says hopes U.S. investments help avoid tariffs against EU

Reuters US News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 11:30
Volkswagen's Chief Executive Herbert Diess said an $800 million investment to build a new electric car in Chattanooga, Tennessee should help ease tensions with United States President Donald Trump.
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U.S. trade representative says trade negotiations to continue despite shutdown

Reuters US News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 11:22
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on Monday said operations including trade negotiations and enforcement will continue despite a partial government shutdown.
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Volkswagen to invest $800 million, build new electric vehicle in U.S.

Reuters US News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 10:48
Volkswagen AG said on Monday it is investing $800 million to build a new electric vehicle at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as it shifts toward zero emission vehicles.
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Los Angeles teachers begin strike, 640,000-student school system shuts

Reuters US News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 10:45
More than 30,000 Los Angeles teachers demanding higher pay walked off the job in the second-largest U.S. school system on Monday, leaving hundreds of thousands of students in limbo, union officials said.
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UPS says police responding to shooter at New Jersey facility

Reuters US News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 10:35
United Parcel Service Inc said in a statement on Monday that New Jersey police were responding to an "active shooter situation" at its Logan Township processing facility.
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Supreme Court rejects U.S. troops' appeal over 'burn pits' illnesses

Reuters US News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 10:21
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a bid by U.S. troops sickened by smoke from open-air pits used to burn waste in Iraq and Afghanistan to revive a lawsuit against defense contractors KBR Inc and Halliburton Co.
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Supreme Court rejects U.S. troops' appeal over 'burn pits' injuries

Reuters US News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 09:48
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a bid by U.S. troops sickened by smoke from open-air pits used to burn waste in Iraq and Afghanistan to revive a lawsuit against defense contractors KBR Inc and Halliburton Co.
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Accused captor of 13-year-old Wisconsin girl to face murder, kidnap charge

Reuters US News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 09:46
The man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl after murdering her parents is due in court on Monday to face charges, days after the teen ended her 88-day-ordeal by escaping the rural home where she was held hostage.
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U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to consumer protection bureau

Reuters US News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 09:45
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a Texas bank's constitutional challenge to the structure of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, passing up a case that could have led to more presidential power over an independent agency that President Donald Trump's administration already has weakened.
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U.S. government shutdown drags into fourth week amid stalemate

Reuters US News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 08:31
A partial government shutdown entered its 24th day on Monday as talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats remained stalled even as some of Trump's fellow Republicans called on the president to cut a deal and strains mounted nationwide.
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LA teachers' strike all but certain as talks stall

Reuters US News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 05:12
More than 30,000 teachers are expected to walk off the job in public schools across Los Angeles early on Monday in the first teachers' strike in the city in 30 years.
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Worst is over for winter storm that clobbered U.S. Midwest, D.C. and New England

Reuters US News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 03:59
The deadly winter storm that clobbered a swath of the U.S. Midwest and East Coast over the weekend is blowing out to sea, but leaves as much as 13 inches of snow in Washington, D.C. and Virginia, and frigid arctic air parked over New England.
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President Trump can't stop U.S. coal plants from retiring

Reuters US News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 01:05
More U.S. coal-fired power plants were shut in President Donald Trump's first two years than were retired in the whole of Barack Obama's first term, despite the Republican's efforts to prop up the industry to keep a campaign promise to coal-mining states.
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Flights canceled as deadly snowstorm hits U.S. mid-Atlantic states

Reuters US News - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 20:34
A winter snowstorm blamed for the deaths of at least seven people in road accidents across the U.S. Midwest rolled into the mid-Atlantic states on Sunday, forcing a ground stop at Dulles International Airport and the cancellation of hundreds of flights.
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Los Angeles teachers set for first strike in 30 years on Monday

Reuters US News - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 19:36
More than 30,000 teachers were expected to walk off the job in public schools across Los Angeles on Monday, staging their first strike in three decades after union leaders said they were "insulted" by the latest contract offer from district officials.
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Snowstorm blankets mid-Atlantic U.S., at least seven dead in Midwest

Reuters US News - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 18:14
A massive winter storm rolled eastward to the mid-Atlantic United States on Sunday after dropping more than a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest and killing at least 7 people in highway accidents on Saturday.
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Republican Senator Graham urges Trump to open U.S. government temporarily

Reuters US News - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 15:00
A Republican senator close to President Donald Trump on Sunday backed a temporary re-opening of the federal government, in the 23rd day of the longest shutdown ever, to allow for talks on a spending agreement that could satisfy Trump's border security demands.
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Magnitude 5.0 quake strikes near Anchorage, Alaska

Reuters US News - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 14:40
A 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Anchorage, Alaska, on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with tremors felt as far as 120 miles (193 km) southwest of the state's capital city.
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Absences among U.S. airport screeners jump as shutdown drags on

Reuters US News - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 14:15
Unscheduled absences among federal airport security screeners jumped on Sunday as a partial government shutdown that has frozen pay checks moved into its 23rd day.
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Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes near Anchorage, Alaska: USGS

Reuters US News - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 12:05
A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck near Anchorage, Alaska, on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
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