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Story on U.N. study on child detentions withdrawn

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 16:25
A Nov. 18 story headlined "U.S. has world's highest rate of children in detention -U.N. study" is withdrawn. The United Nations issued a statement on Nov. 19 saying the number was not current but was for the year 2015. No replacement story will be issued.
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'The facts as I understood them': Quotes from Trump impeachment hearing

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 16:20
The following are quotations on Tuesday from the third day of U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee public hearings in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine:
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Former White House aide felt no pressure to resign over impeachment

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 15:57
Former senior White House aide Timothy Morrison said on Tuesday he resigned from the National Security Council of his own volition and felt no pressure to resign, and he did not fear retaliation for his testimony in the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry.
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White House expert tells hearing that Trump made improper 'demand' of Ukraine

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 15:44
A White House official testified in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday that the president's request that Ukraine investigate a domestic 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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U.S. House approves bill to avert government shutdown this week

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 15:32
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation to avert a widespread government shutdown later this week with a bill extending temporary federal funding through Dec. 20.
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Indiana teachers use 'outside voices' to demand higher wages

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 15:20
Thousands of chanting red-clad Indiana teachers swarmed the state capitol on Tuesday, demanding higher salaries and reforms to evaluation policies in a protest that forced half the state's school districts to cancel classes for the day.
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Factbox: Wave of labor actions by teachers shut U.S. schools

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 15:05
Thousands of teachers in Indiana packed into the state capitol on Tuesday to demand higher pay, the latest in a wave of labor actions by educators across the United States over the past few years.
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Trump says his weekend medical exam was 'very routine'

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 15:02
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his medical examination over the weekend was very routine, blasting media coverage of his unexpected exam and any speculation that there were problems with his health.
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Bei Bei, Washington's eligible bachelor panda, heads to China

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 14:51
After a month of preparations and goodbyes, Bei Bei, the Washington National Zoo's most eligible giant panda bachelor, was on his way to China on Tuesday, where scientists hope he will help increase the population of his species.
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McConnell says 'inconceivable' U.S. Senate will have votes to remove Trump

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 14:46
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday dismissed the likelihood that his Republican-led chamber would cast enough votes to remove President Donald Trump, the head of the Republican party, from office should the impeachment case be put before them.
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Arizona border activist on trial says he tried to 'alleviate suffering'

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 14:13
An Arizona human rights activist charged with harboring migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally on Tuesday testified that his work was to “alleviate suffering” by giving humanitarian aid to people crossing deadly deserts.
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White House Ukraine expert says Trump's request for Biden probe was improper

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 13:33
A White House official testified in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday that a phone call the president made to ask Ukraine to investigate a political rival was improper as he fended off Republican efforts to cast doubt on his competence and loyalty to the United States.
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'Do not worry. I will be fine telling the truth': Quotes from Trump impeachment hearing

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 13:33
The following are quotations from the third day of U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee public hearings on Tuesday in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine:
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Trump says his weekend medical exam was 'very routine'

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 13:27
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his medical examination over the weekend was very routine, blasting media coverage of his unexpected exam and any speculation that there were problems with his health.
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Army assessing impeachment witness Vindman's security: U.S. official

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 12:59
The U.S. Army will take measures to protect Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman and his family if needed, perhaps by moving them to a military base, after the key witness in the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump expressed concerns over his safety, a U.S. official told Reuters.
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Two jail guards for Jeffrey Epstein charged with coverup in his suicide

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 12:59
Two jail officers falsified records to cover up their failure to check in on financier Jeffrey Epstein in the hours before he killed himself, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday.
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Top White House Ukraine expert says Trump request for Biden probe was improper

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 12:47
A White House official testified in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday that a phone call the president made to ask Ukraine to investigate his political rivals was improper, and denounced attacks on witnesses in the investigation.
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Factbox: 'I knew that I had to report this' - Quotes from Trump impeachment hearing

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 12:47
The following are quotations from the third day of U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee public hearings on Tuesday in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine:
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U.S. safety board wants Boeing to redesign 737 NG part after fatal Southwest accident

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 12:44
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday called on Boeing Co to redesign the fan cowl structure on all 737 NG planes and retrofit existing planes after an April 2019 incident in which a woman was killed on a Southwest Airlines plane after an engine failure caused by a fan blade.
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Trump says his medical exam was 'very routine'

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 12:43
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his medical examination over the weekend was very routine, blasting media coverage of his unexpected physical and any speculation that there were problems with his health.
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