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Current, past UAW presidents implicated in corruption probe: report

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:11
United Auto Workers (UAW) President Gary Jones and his predecessor are unnamed officials accused in a federal criminal case involving alleged corruption at the labor union, the Detroit News reported, citing three sources familiar with the matter.
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PG&E reaches $11 billion settlement relating to wildfire claims

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 10:06
California power producer PG&E Corp said on Friday it has reached an $11 billion settlement with entities representing about 85% of insurance subrogation claims relating to 2017 and 2018 wildfires.
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Houston oil artery reopens after police remove final Greenpeace protesters

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 08:45
The Houston Ship Channel on Friday reopened for vessel traffic, the U.S. Coast Guard said, after the last of 11 protesters who had disrupted traffic by dangled on ropes above the key energy-export waterwater was removed by police earlier in the morning.
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Trump trade-war aid sows frustration in farm country

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 07:13
The U.S. government is paying Texas cotton farmer J. Walt Hagood $145 an acre for losses related to U.S. President Donald Trump's trade policies. But Minnesota soybean farmer Betsy Jensen will get just $35 an acre.
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Georgia man fights for gay rights in Supreme Court 'Hotlanta' case

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 07:04
Months after joining the gay-friendly Hotlanta Softball League, Gerald Bostock was out of a job in a Georgia county government office and was convinced he had become the victim of workplace discrimination based on his sexual orientation.
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Actress Felicity Huffman heads to court for U.S. college scandal sentencing

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 06:09
Actress Felicity Huffman, the first parent to be sentenced in a wide-ranging college admissions scandal, faces prison time on Friday for admittedly paying to rig her daughter's entrance exam.
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Exclusive: While battling opioid crisis, U.S. government weighed using fentanyl for executions

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 06:06
The U.S. Department of Justice examined using fentanyl in lethal injections as it prepared last year to resume executing condemned prisoners, a then untested use of the powerful, addictive opioid that has helped fuel a national crisis of overdose deaths.
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Democrats back on campaign trail after third presidential debate

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 06:03
The Democratic presidential contenders head back to the campaign trail on Friday after a debate that reinforced former Vice President Joe Biden's front-runner status and left his rivals searching for a formula to knock him out of the top spot.
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New storm hits hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, could become tropical storm

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 03:12
A new storm brought rain and wind to the hurricane ravaged Bahamas early Friday, with the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) warning it could turn into a tropical storm.
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Democrats in presidential debate hint at no swift end to China tariffs

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 03:03
Democratic presidential hopefuls criticized President Donald Trump's trade war with China but gave no hint they would work toward a quick resolution if elected, pledging during their debate on Thursday to hold Beijing accountable for "corrupt" practices.
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U.S. Democrats in presidential debate hint at no swift end to China tariffs

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 02:09
Democratic presidential hopefuls criticized President Donald Trump's trade war with China but gave no hint they would work toward a quick resolution if elected, pledging during their debate on Thursday to hold Beijing accountable for "corrupt" practices.
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Climate protesters arrested at Texas port during U.S. presidential debate

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 01:46
Police have arrested the Greenpeace climate protesters who closed part of a key oil export waterway for 18 hours by tying themselves to a bridge and dangling over the water.
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Biden maintains grip on 2020 Democratic race after third debate

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 01:44
Those expecting Joe Biden's presidential candidacy to flame out any day now will have to keep waiting.
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Some Democrats snipe, others unite in third presidential debate

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 01:41
Some of the 10 Democratic presidential candidates meeting in their third debate on Thursday took shots at front-runner Joe Biden, while others called for unity during a night dominated by questions around race, guns and healthcare.
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Biden attacks Warren, Sanders over cost of healthcare plans in Democratic debate

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:24
Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden clashed with progressive challengers Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on healthcare in a debate on Thursday, defending Obamacare and pushing them to be honest about the cost of their plans.
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Democratic debate highlights: Healthcare, gun control and party unity take center stage

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 00:13
Former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders – the leading contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination – wasted no time in Thursday's debate sparring over how to best expand healthcare coverage for Americans.
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Alaska seal die-off spurs government investigation

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 23:13
U.S. government biologists are investigating the deaths of nearly 300 Arctic ice seals found on Alaska beaches since last summer, federal officials said on Thursday.
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Protesters greet Trump in Baltimore after his tweets blasting city

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 22:39
Dozens of protesters gathered in downtown Baltimore on Thursday as President Donald Trump made his first visit to the city since he blasted it as "disgusting" and "rodent-infested" in hotly debated tweets in July.
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Biden clashes with Warren, Sanders on healthcare in Democratic 2020 debate

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 22:30
Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden clashed with progressive challengers Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on healthcare in a debate on Thursday, defending Obamacare and challenging them to be honest about the cost of their plans.
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Democratic debate highlights: Democrats spar over healthcare, opponent attacks

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 22:28
Former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders – the trio leading public polling for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination – wasted no time in Thursday's debate clashing over the best way to expand healthcare coverage for Americans.
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