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Biden healthcare plan would curb drug prices, raise taxes on rich

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 06:03
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner in the Democratic presidential race, unveiled a healthcare plan on Monday estimated to cost $750 billion and paid for partly by higher tax rates for the wealthy and doubled tax rates on capital gains.
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Remnants of storm Barry dump more rain in the U.S. southeast

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 05:23
The remnants of the once mighty storm Barry, the first hurricane of the 2019 season, dumped dangerous amounts of rain as it crawled north through the United States on Monday after coming ashore west of New Orleans at the weekend.
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Neo-Nazi faces sentencing in murder of protester in Charlottesville, Virginia

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 05:12
The self-professed neo-Nazi who drove his car into a crowd protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one of the demonstrators, was due in court on Monday for sentencing on his first-degree murder conviction.
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U.S. military identifies soldier killed in Afghanistan

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 01:18
A U.S. Army soldier killed in Afghanistan was identified on Sunday as decorated special forces company Sergeant Major James G. "Ryan" Sartor of Teague, Texas, the Department of Defense (DOD) said in a release.
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Barry likely to weaken further by Monday evening: NHC

Reuters US News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 00:56
Tropical depression Barry is expected to weaken further in the next 24 hours, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory.
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U.S. launches small-scale immigration raids as families hide

Reuters US News - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 21:28
U.S. authorities launched small-scale operations to arrest undocumented families over the weekend in a start to President Donald Trump's plan to deport thousands of immigrants.
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Louisiana police investigate slaying of civil rights activist-historian

Reuters US News - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 20:03
Police in Louisiana are investigating the presumed slaying 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, Baton Rouge, officials said on Sunday.
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Immigrants in hiding, but no sign of threatened mass U.S. raids

Reuters US News - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 16:53
Immigrant families and their defenders were on standby Sunday for mass deportation arrests across the United States threatened by President Donald Trump, but by early afternoon there were no signs of a nationwide operation.
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Officials seek answers after blackout in New York's Manhattan

Reuters US News - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 15:48
Government and utility officials were still searching for definite reasons on Sunday for a five-hour blackout in a large section of New York City's Manhattan borough that left 73,000 customers without power on Saturday.
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Rain, flooding follow Storm Barry as it spins north from New Orleans

Reuters US News - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 15:44
Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River.
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Louisiana refinery preps for restart as Storm Barry blows over

Reuters US News - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 15:44
Phillips 66 was preparing on Sunday to begin a restart on Monday of its southeast Louisiana refinery, which was shut because of the threat of Tropical Storm Barry, the company said.
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Storm Barry cuts 73% of U.S. offshore oil production: U.S. government

Reuters US News - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 14:21
Tropical Storm Barry has cut 73%, or 1.38 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Sunday.
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Trump tells Democratic congresswomen to 'go back' to 'fix' countries they came from

Reuters US News - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 13:35
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told a group of mostly American-born Democratic congresswomen to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came," a comment that was condemned by Democrats as racist.
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Man who attacked Tacoma immigration center was repeat assailant: authorities

Reuters US News - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 13:24
Authorities in Tacoma, Washington, have named a man who was killed after attacking an immigration detention facility, and court records showed he had been previously arrested for assaulting a police officer at a protest outside the same facility.
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Storm Barry moves inland from New Orleans, leaves rain and flooding in its wake

Reuters US News - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 11:18
Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, threatening tornadoes and dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River.
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Blackout disrupts Manhattan, darkens Broadway theaters

Reuters US News - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 00:17
A wide swath of New York's Manhattan borough was plunged into darkness Saturday after a transformer explosion knocked out power to subways, stores and Broadway theaters, but the city's main utility said it had restored most power within hours.
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New York moments: choir, Broadway casts perform in the street during blackout

Reuters US News - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 23:52
When a massive blackout plunged much of Manhattan into darkness on Saturday evening, a choir and the casts of Broadway musicals entertained tourists with impromptu performances in the street.
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Part of Manhattan plunged into darkness, utility says restoring power

Reuters US News - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 22:36
A blackout hit more than 40,000 customers in Manhattan on Saturday, plunging subway stations and shops into darkness and sending thousands of people into the streets after a transformer explosion on New York's West Side.
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Pelosi sets spending demands for two-year budget deal

Reuters US News - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 22:06
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Saturday that a two-year budget agreement with the Trump administration must include equal increases in defense and nondefense spending, plus additional money for a program intended to improve healthcare for military veterans.
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Widespread power outages hit parts of New York's Manhattan

Reuters US News - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 20:09
Widespread power outages were reported in parts of New York City's Manhattan borough on Saturday evening, with subway stations affected and street lights out in part of the Upper West Side, according to officials and social media reports.
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