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White House moving forward to strip California of vehicle authority: sources

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 21:52
The Trump administration is moving forward with a plan to revoke California's authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards and declare that states are pre-empted from setting their own vehicle rules, three people briefed on the matter said on Thursday.
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Protesters greet Trump in Baltimore after critical tweets

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 20:43
Dozens of protesters lined the streets of 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 two months ago.
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Biden, Warren clash on healthcare in early minutes of Democratic 2020 debate

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 20:43
Leading Democratic White House contenders Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren clashed on their healthcare plans during the opening minutes of a debate on Thursday, with Biden quickly criticizing Warren's call for a Medicare for All approach.
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Trump says he will unveil 'middle-income' tax plan in 2020

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 20:34
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration would unveil a tax overhaul plan aimed at middle-income households next year, amid the 2020 presidential election.
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California legislature bars facial recognition for police body cameras

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 19:54
California's legislature on Thursday passed a three-year ban on state and local law enforcement from using body cameras with facial recognition software, the latest curb on technology that some say poses a threat to civil liberties.
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Trump says good progress made on gun proposals

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 19:52
U.S. President Donald Trump said he had a "big meeting" on guns on Thursday and progress was made on background checks and other issues.
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Climate protesters arrested at Texas port ahead of U.S. presidential debate

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 19:45
Police on Thursday arrested Greenpeace climate protesters who closed part of a key oil export waterway for hours by tying themselves to a bridge and dangling over the water.
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U.S. corruption probe involving lavish parties, champagne hits another top UAW official

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 19:29
Just two days before the UAW's contracts with Detroit automakers were due to expire, U.S. prosecutors arrested and charged a senior union official on Thursday with embezzlement, releasing a complaint that alleges he spent member dues on lavish parties for union leaders, with liquor, cigars and women to light them.
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Charred wreckage of California dive boat raised from ocean floor

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 19:18
A dive boat that caught fire and sank off the California coast, killing 34 people, was raised from the ocean floor on Thursday as federal safety officials said the crew had no night watchman on duty, as required, when the flames erupted.
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Trump meets with senators from key farm states, touts biofuel deal progress

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 19:13
U.S. President Donald Trump said the administration has made progress on a biofuel reform package after he met with U.S. senators from key farm states on Thursday as part of an ongoing effort to boost ethanol demand and help hard-hit corn farmers.
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Factbox: Highlights from criminal complaint in widening UAW corruption probe

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 18:59
A senior United Auto Workers (UAW) official was arrested on Thursday and charged with conspiring with other union leaders to embezzle hundreds of thousands of dollars in a mushrooming corruption scandal.
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U.S. House panel wants Boeing CEO to allow employee interviews on 737 MAX crashes

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 18:43
Congress on Thursday asked Boeing Co's chief executive to make several employees available for interviews as part of a congressional probe into the design, development and certification of 737 MAX aircraft involved in two crashes that killed 346 people.
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U.S. cuts vaping-related illness total under refined case definition

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 18:35
U.S. health officials on Thursday cut the number of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarettes and vaping products under investigation to 380 as states began assessing patients based on a narrower case definition issued late last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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New Jersey expected to announce vaping restrictions within weeks

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 18:32
Within weeks, New Jersey could become the latest state to restrict e-cigarette use, with the governor on Thursday launching a task force to find ways to curb vaping, linked by U.S. health officials to hundreds of respiratory illnesses and a half-dozen deaths.
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Tropical storm warning issued for Bahamas, 1,300 still missing

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 18:26
A tropical cyclone was forecast to move across the northwestern Bahamas in the coming days, potentially bringing more rain and wind to islands already reeling from Hurricane Dorian, the U.S. National Hurricane Center warned on Thursday.
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Trump says we made some good progress on background checks and guns

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 18:10
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had a "big meeting" on guns on Thursday and progress was made on the issue of background checks.
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Trump says made progress on ethanol issues

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 18:06
U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday that his administration had made a lot of progress on ethanol issues.
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U.S. House panel to force testimony from Trump's Afghan envoy

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 17:57
The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Thursday it will subpoena President Donald Trump's special Afghanistan envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, to testify on Sept. 19, after the abrupt cancellation of talks with the country's Taliban militia.
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Senior UAW official charged in widening U.S. corruption probe

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 17:46
A senior United Auto Workers (UAW) official was arrested on Thursday and charged with conspiring with other union leaders to embezzle hundreds of thousands of dollars in a mushrooming corruption scandal that comes at a decisive moment in contract talks with Detroit automakers.
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California dive boat had no night watchman when fire broke out: NTSB

Reuters US News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 16:04
A dive boat that caught fire and sank off the California coast, killing 34 people, had no night watchman on duty when the flames erupted, federal safety officials said on Thursday in a preliminary report into the accident.
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