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U.S. EPA air chief under ethics scrutiny resigns

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 3:17pm
Bill Wehrum, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official in charge of revising power plant rules and revamping vehicle emission standards who came under scrutiny for ethics allegations, will step down in days, he said on Wednesday.
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Islamic State recruiter known as 'Umm Nutella' sentenced to four years

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 2:08pm
A U.S. judge on Wednesday sentenced an Islamic State recruiter known as "Umm Nutella" to four years in prison, far less than federal prosecutors had sought, even though she double-crossed them after agreeing to cooperate.
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Chicago waitress placed on leave after Eric Trump said she spit on him

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 2:03pm
A Chicago bar has placed one of its waitresses on leave after Eric Trump, the younger son of President Donald Trump, said the woman spit on him, the business said on Wednesday.
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Conservative U.S. Justice Gorsuch again sides with liberals in criminal case

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 1:47pm
For the second time in three days, conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch on Wednesday sided with his four liberal colleagues in a 5-4 ruling in favor of a criminal defendant, on this occasion an Oklahoma man convicted of possessing child pornography.
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Conservative Vatican cardinal withdraws support for Steve Bannon

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 1:24pm
Conservative Cardinal Raymond Burke, for years a strong backer of Steve Bannon, has yanked his support for the former Trump White House adviser and his plan to set up a right-wing Catholic academy in Italy.
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A Picasso sold during Nazi flight can stay at New York's Met -U.S. court

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 1:13pm
A masterpiece painted by Pablo Picasso that a German Jewish businessman was allegedly forced to sell to fund his escape from the Nazis can stay at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York rather than be returned to the businessman's heirs, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday.
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Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 1:00pm
Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions seeks to permanently shut oil refinery

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 1:00pm
Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) will seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, the mayor confirmed on Wednesday, a day after two sources told Reuters about the plans.
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EPA air chief under ethics scrutiny resigns

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:43pm
Bill Wehrum, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official in charge of revising power plant rules, revamping vehicle emission standards and biofuels, who was under scrutiny for ethics allegations, is stepping down June 30, the agency said on Wednesday.
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U.S. Islamic State recruiter 'Umm Nutella' sentenced to four years in prison

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:16pm
A U.S. Islamic State recruiter known as "Umm Nutella" who double-crossed federal agents after agreeing to cooperate with them was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday, far less than federal prosecutors had sought.
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Supreme Court chips away at federal agency power

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:02pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday constrained the power of federal agencies, scaling back a legal doctrine that calls for judges to give agencies deference to interpret their own rules but declining to eliminate it as four conservative justices wanted.
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Before fire, Philadelphia refinery scaled back big maintenance project: sources

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:01pm
Philadelphia Energy Solutions dramatically scaled back a large maintenance project in January in the same section of the refinery complex where a massive explosion occurred last week, according to three sources familiar with the plant’s operations.
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Confessed Islamic State recruiter sentenced to four years in prison

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:36am
A U.S. Islamic State recruiter known as "Umm Nutella" who double-crossed federal agents after agreeing to cooperate with them was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday, federal prosecutors said.
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World Pride in New York celebrates LGBTQ advances, but mourns setbacks under Trump

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:34am
New York City will host 4 million visitors this week to celebrate World Pride for both a celebration of advancements in LGBTQ rights and a call to action in the face of anti-LGBTQ policies enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump.
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A Picasso sold during Nazi flight can stay at New York's Met: court

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:13am
A masterpiece painted by Pablo Picasso that a German Jewish businessman was allegedly forced to sell to fund his escape from the Nazis can stay at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York rather than be returned to the businessman's heirs, a court ruled on Wednesday.
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Supreme Court to issue census, electoral map rulings on Thursday

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:09am
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue rulings on Thursday in major cases on the Trump administration's bid to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census and efforts by voters to curb the partisan manipulation of electoral district boundaries, a practice known as gerrymandering.
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Senior EPA official overseeing emissions rules resigns

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:01am
Bill Wehrum, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official in charge of revising power plant regulations and revamping vehicle emission standards and biofuels, is stepping down June 30, the agency confirmed Wednesday.
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Fate of opioid litigation hinges on government 'police power'

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:58am
The fate of thousands of lawsuits seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic hinges in part on a thorny legal question: Can a company use a bankruptcy to stop lawsuits from cities and states?
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Florida sheriff fires two more deputies for inaction during high school massacre

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:56am
A Florida sheriff on Wednesday said he fired two more deputies for their inaction during the 2018 massacre of 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school, one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.
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Supreme Court strikes down Tennessee liquor retail regulations

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:56am
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in a case concerning alcohol regulations enacted following the Prohibition era that Tennessee residency requirements for liquor retailers violate the U.S. Constitution's interstate commerce provision.
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