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Trump accuses Democratic congresswomen of hating America, says they can leave

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:37
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday defended his attacks against four Democratic congresswomen, saying he was not concerned if people thought his tweets toward them were racist and accused the U.S. lawmakers of hating America.
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Trump says weekend deportation raids were 'very successful'

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:35
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that raids over the weekend aimed at immigrants who had been ordered deported were "very successful" even though much of the activity was not visible to the public.
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Canada's Trudeau condemns Trump attacks: 'That is not how we do things'

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:29
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday added his voice to those condemning an attack by U.S. President Donald Trump against four minority Democratic congresswomen, saying "that is not how we do things in Canada."
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Epstein's accusers urge U.S. judge to keep him jailed until sex trafficking trial

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:26
Two women who say they are victims of sexual misconduct by American financier Jeffrey Epstein on Monday urged a U.S. judge to keep him in jail while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls.
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U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil, gas production begins restarting after Barry

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:21
U.S. offshore oil producers restarted 4% of the production shut by Tropical Storm Barry last week, according to a report on Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).
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Biden healthcare plan draws contrast with White House rivals

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:16
Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden unveiled a $750 billion healthcare plan on Monday that he said would strengthen the Affordable Care Act, drawing a contrast with rivals who back a more sweeping "Medicare for All" government-run system.
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Biden cancer group shuts down operations

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:00
The Biden Cancer Initiative, a non-profit organization started by former Vice President Joe Biden to support cancer prevention and research, said on Monday it suspended operations last week, two and a half months after Biden and his wife resigned from the group to focus on his presidential campaign.
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Republican response muted as Democrats accuse Trump of 'racist' attacks on congresswomen

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:45
Most of U.S. President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans were silent on Monday as he intensified Twitter attacks on four Democratic congresswomen, prompting other Democrats to accuse Trump of racist rhetoric meant to further divide Americans.
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Legal battle over U.S. gerrymandering shifts to North Carolina as trial begins

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:30
North Carolina's state legislative districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to entrench Republicans in power and must be thrown out, a lawyer for state Democrats and a good-government advocacy group told a panel of judges on Monday.
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U.S. prosecutors call Epstein a flight risk as his lawyers seek bail on sex charges

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:02
A U.S. prosecutor on Monday said Jeffrey Epstein, the American financier charged with sex trafficking underage girls, posed an "extraordinary risk of flight" and danger to the community and must remain in jail until his trial.
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Trump administration sets new rule to make it harder for immigrants to seek asylum

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:07
The Trump administration on Monday said it would take steps to make it more difficult for immigrants arriving on the southern border to seek asylum in the United States, putting the onus on them to ask for shelter in other countries.
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Trump presses attack on Democratic 'squad' congresswomen, wants apology

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:35
U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his attacks against four first-year Democratic congresswomen on Monday after earlier telling them to "go back" to the "places from which they came" in a series of weekend tweets that Democrats and other critics called racist.
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Trump administration sets 'new bar' for immigrants seeking asylum

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:33
The Trump administration on Monday said it would take steps to make it more difficult for immigrants arriving on the southern border to seek asylum in the United States, putting the onus on them to ask for shelter in other countries.
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U.S. judge will probably decide financier Epstein's bail request on Thursday

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:27
A U.S. judge said he will probably decide on Thursday whether Jeffrey Epstein, the American financier charged with sex trafficking underage girls, should remain in jail while awaiting trial or be allowed to live under house arrest at his Manhattan mansion.
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Judge says he will probably decide Thursday on financier Epstein's bail request

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:22
A U.S. judge said he will probably decide on Thursday whether Jeffrey Epstein, the American financier charged with sex trafficking underage girls, should be freed from jail and allowed to await trial under house arrest at his Manhattan mansion.
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Balfour Beatty unit appoints counsel to probe U.S. Air Force base allegations

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 09:32
A unit of British infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has appointed Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP to work with the U.S. Air Force and other authorities to investigate allegations that it falsified maintenance records at a U.S. Air Force base.
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Louisiana to release autopsy on dead civil rights activist found in car trunk

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 09:14
A Louisiana medical examiner is set to release on Monday the results of the autopsy of a prominent civil rights activist and founder of an African-American history museum whose body was found in the trunk of her car in the state capital last week.
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U.S. judge to hear financier Jeffrey Epstein's bid to get out of jail before trial

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 07:35
Jeffrey Epstein, the American financier charged with sex trafficking underage girls, is expected to argue in court on Monday that he should be freed from jail and allowed to await trial under house arrest at his Manhattan mansion.
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Democrat Booker unveils plan for Americans to age at home

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 06:18
Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker was set to unveil a plan on Monday to greatly increase funding for elderly Americans needing long-term health care, and also to increase funding for people who look after them.
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Trump may face more court battles over giving citizenship data to states

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 06:11
U.S. President Donald Trump's order that all federal agencies provide citizenship data to the Commerce Department could open a new legal front over whether states can redraw their voting maps based on citizenship status.
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