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Police arrest 'potential suspects' in alleged attack on 'Empire' actor

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 2:27pm
Two Nigerian brothers have been arrested in connection with an alleged racist and homophobic assault on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago, the city's police department said on Friday.
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Trump puts on a few pounds, enters obese range: medical report

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 2:19pm
U.S. President Donald Trump has gained weight over the past year and is now in the obese range, although he remains in "very good health overall," according to results of an annual presidential physical examination conducted last week.
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Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg back at court after cancer bout

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 2:06pm
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the court on Friday for the first time after weeks of recuperating from lung cancer surgery and missing oral arguments in January, a court official said on Friday.
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Philadelphia beats U.S. appeal in sanctuary city case

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 2:02pm
A federal appeals court said on Friday the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia for its refusal to cooperate with immigration authorities seeking to deport immigrants who are in the country illegally.
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Trump declares U.S.-Mexico border emergency, Democrats object

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 1:17pm
President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
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Trump, in proclamation, says military help needed due to 'gravity' of emergency

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 1:17pm
President Donald Trump, in a proclamation on Friday declaring an emergency at the U.S. border with Mexico, said he need to call upon the military for assistance "because of the gravity of the current emergency situation."
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NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid program delays

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 1:00pm
NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further delays in the launch systems being developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX and Boeing Co.
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Police have 'potential suspects' in alleged attack on 'Empire' actor

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:13pm
Two men being questioned in connection with an alleged racist and homophobic assault on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago are potential suspects in the alleged crime, the city's police department said on Friday.
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Russia detains prominent U.S. investor on suspicion of fraud

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:12pm
Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms, denied allegations of fraud in a Moscow court on Friday but a judge ordered him to be detained for 72 hours, a move that could raise concerns among foreign investors.
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U.S. investigators probing years of WikiLeaks activities: sources

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:35am
U.S. investigators pursuing a long-running criminal investigation into WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange have dug into the website's activities going back years, people who have been in contact with witnesses in the case say.
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Trump declares U.S.-Mexico border emergency; Democrats protest

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:27am
President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
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Russia detains U.S. founder of Baring Vostok private equity group

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:20am
Russia has detained the U.S. founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group in Moscow on suspicion of fraud, a Moscow court said on Friday, a move likely to concern foreign investors.
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Russian court orders Baring Vostok founder to be held for 72 hours

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:20am
A Russian court on Friday ordered Baring Vostok's founder Michael Calvey to be kept in custody for 72 hours following his detention on suspicion of fraud, allegations that he denies.
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Portland, Oregon, police probe texts between officer and right-wing leader

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:08am
Police in Portland, Oregon, are investigating messages between a police lieutenant and a leader of a right-wing group in which the officer appears to give tips on how to avoid arrest and the location of counter-protesters, authorities said.
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New York state eyes legal challenge to Trump's emergency declaration

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:51am
New York's state attorney general on Friday threatened legal action against U.S. President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions in funds to build a wall along the country's border with Mexico.
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Russia's Sberbank CEO defends U.S. Baring Vostok founder

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:19am
German Gref, the chief executive of Russia's biggest state lender Sberbank, said on Friday he hoped the criminal case against Baring Vostok's founder Michael Calvey would turn out to be a misunderstanding.
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U.S. founder of Baring Vostok denies wrongdoing in Russian court

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:19am
Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group, denied allegations of fraud on Friday and told a Moscow court that accusations against him were the result of a commercial dispute between his fund and Vostochny Bank.
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Chicago police dispute reports 'Empire' actor investigated for staging attack

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 9:57am
Chicago police contested media reports on Thursday that officers were investigating whether "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged being physically assaulted because he was being written out of the television show.
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Monster mudslides, water rescues as storm punishes California

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 9:34am
Motorists swam for their lives and residents were rescued from homes sliding downhill as the wettest winter storm of the year triggered floods and mudslides across California on Thursday.
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U.S. targeted 21 Savage for his rap lyrics, lawyer says

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 8:54am
A lawyer for rap artist 21 Savage said on Friday the entertainer was in part detained by U.S. immigration officials because he is a celebrity who has been outspoken about family-separation security issues at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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