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Iraqi general, U.S. Marine dispute murder charge against Navy SEAL

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 10:59pm
An Iraqi general and a U.S. Marine testifying in the murder trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL said on Thursday they never saw the platoon leader stab a wounded detainee in the neck, disputing the central allegation in the prosecution's war crimes case.
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CPUC to consider penalty on Sempra's SoCalGas unit for 2015 leak

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 10:57pm
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) said on Thursday it has opened an investigation to consider penalties against SoCalGas, a unit of Sempra Energy, for a massive, four-month-long gas leak near Los Angeles in 2015.
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In victory for Trump, U.S. House Democrats back down on border aid bill demands

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 9:16pm
Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives backed down to President Donald Trump and passed a $4.6 billion aid package to address a migrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border without the additional protections for migrant children that liberals had sought.
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Five takeaways from Trump-Congress battle over border aid

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 9:16pm
It was a long, difficult battle, but the U.S. Congress on Thursday sent President Donald Trump a $4.6 billion bill to address a surge of migrants at the U.S. border with Mexico.
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Supreme Court OKs blood draws from unconscious drivers without warrants

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 9:14pm
Police do not generally need a court-issued warrant to draw an unconscious criminal suspect's blood, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a Wisconsin drunken driving case, declining to place new evidence-gathering restrictions on law enforcement authorities.
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Photo of drowned migrants triggers fight over Trump asylum clampdown

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 9:12pm
A harrowing photo of a Salvadoran migrant and his young daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border became the focus on Wednesday of a U.S. political debate over President Donald Trump's asylum policies.
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Mexico migrant shelter accuses police of intimidation

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 9:12pm
A Mexican migrant shelter is raising concern over what it said was an unauthorized attempt by Mexico's National Guard to enter the facility and question migrants.
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Iraqi general disputes murder accusation against U.S. Navy SEAL

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 8:39pm
An Iraqi general testifying for the defense in the murder trial of U.S. Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher said he never saw the platoon leader mistreat a wounded detainee before he died, contradicting prosecutors' central charge that Gallagher fatally stabbed the prisoner in the neck.
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Harvey Weinstein hires two new attorneys ahead of sex assault trial

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 8:01pm
Harvey Weinstein, the former Hollywood movie mogul, has hired two lawyers from a Chicago-based firm to join the legal team representing him in his September trial on rape and sexual assault charges, his representatives said on Thursday.
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Democrat de Blasio apologizes for Che Guevara phrase in Miami

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 6:47pm
Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio apologized on Thursday for unwittingly quoting Ernesto "Che" Guevara, a Marxist revolutionary reviled by many Cuban-Americans for helping Fidel Castro come to power in Cuba.
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House passes Senate emergency border aid bill, sends to Trump

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 5:06pm
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a Senate-passed bill providing $4.6 billion to address a surge of migrants at the U.S. border with Mexico, sending it to President Donald Trump for his signature after Democrats abandoned efforts to add additional migrant protections.
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LGBTQ heroes celebrated with wall of honor at Stonewall Inn in New York

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 5:04pm
A half century after the launch of the modern LGBTQ rights movement, 50 trailblazers in the struggle for equality were honored on Thursday with the unveiling of a wall of honor inside New York's historic Stonewall Inn.
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VP Pence agrees lawmakers to be notified of child migrant deaths

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 3:55pm
U.S. Vice President Michael Pence, in a telephone conversation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, agreed on Thursday that lawmakers would be notified within 24 hours after the death of a child migrant held in custody at the U.S.-Mexico border, a source familiar with the conversation said.
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Boston Marathon bomber had fair trial despite news deluge, U.S. prosecutors argue in appeal

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 3:51pm
Prosecutors on Thursday urged a federal appeals court to reject Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's claim that trying his case in a city reeling from an attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others deprived him of a fair trial.
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House Democrats move to back Senate plan for border funding

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 3:38pm
U.S. House Democrats dropped opposition on Thursday to a bill passed by the Republican-controlled Senate that would release $4.6 billion in emergency funds to address worsening humanitarian conditions for migrant children and families on the U.S.-Mexico border, lawmakers said.
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Shot during fight, Alabama woman charged after losing unborn baby

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 3:29pm
An Alabama woman was charged with manslaughter over the death of her unborn child after she was shot in a dispute with another woman in December that police said the pregnant woman started, local media reported.
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First U.S. Democratic presidential debate snags big TV audience

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 3:26pm
The first U.S. Democratic presidential debate, a faceoff without the party's frontrunners, hauled in a surprisingly large 15.3 million viewers across three television networks, according to Nielsen estimates released by NBC News on Thursday.
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Trump's idea for U.S. Census delay would be unprecedented -experts

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 3:08pm
President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed an extraordinary delay to the 2020 census after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked his effort to add a citizenship question, but legal experts said such a move would violate the Constitution.
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In major elections ruling, U.S. Supreme Court allows partisan map drawing

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 2:37pm
In a major blow to election reformers, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected efforts to rein in electoral map manipulation by politicians aimed at entrenching one party in power, a practice known as partisan gerrymandering that critics have said warps democracy.
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Supreme Court's business-friendly reputation takes a hit

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 2:37pm
The U.S. Supreme Court in its term that concludes this week was not quite as business friendly as it has been in recent years, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh writing a pivotal one of the batch of rulings that defied corporate interests.
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