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Trump says he will visit tornado-hit Alabama on Friday

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 2:56pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said he will visit Alabama on Friday, after weekend tornadoes in the southern state left 23 people dead.
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California to decide if will charge police in death of unarmed black man

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 2:02pm
California's attorney general on Tuesday will announce results of a criminal investigation into two Sacramento policemen who shot and killed an unarmed black man in his grandmother's backyard last year, days after the county prosecutor said she would not press charges.
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T-Mobile spent $195,000 at Trump Hotel in D.C. since merger announcement

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:10pm
T-Mobile Us Inc's chief executive, John Legere, and other company leaders have spent $195,000 on hotel stays and other expenses at the Trump International Hotel in Washington since the company sought approval for a $26 billion merger with Sprint last April, documents released on Tuesday show.
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Judge says Trump administration improperly blocked sex, race pay data rule

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:03pm
A U.S. judge has revived an Obama-era rule that requires larger companies to report workers' pay data broken down by gender and race, which business groups have said would be burdensome and would not address pay discrimination as intended.
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Like 'giant knife,' tornadoes slash eastern Alabama, killing 23

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 11:00am
Alabama residents and rescue teams on Monday sifted through the splintered remnants of homes torn apart by a string of tornadoes that killed at least 23 people, including three children, in the deadliest burst of twisters to hit the United States since 2013.
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Congress on verge of rejecting Trump's border emergency

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 7:35am
The U.S. Congress was on the verge of issuing a sharp rebuke to President Donald Trump over his declaration of an emergency at the border with Mexico, with a top Republican predicting the Senate would approve a resolution to reject it.
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U.S. insurers seek renewal of federal 'backstop' against acts of terrorism

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 7:06am
U.S. insurers are pushing for the extension of a federal terrorism risk insurance program, hoping to fend off a possible gap that would leave their clients scrambling for alternate coverage.
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Ex 'Beverly Hills, 90210' star Luke Perry dead at 52 after stroke

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 4:27am
Actor Luke Perry, who rose to superstardom on the teen-oriented 1990s U.S. television drama "Beverly Hills 90210" and then aged into a fatherly role on comic-based "Riverdale," died on Monday at the age of 52 after suffering a "massive" stroke last week, his publicist said.
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U.S. attorney general will not recuse himself from Mueller probe

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 9:46pm
U.S. Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible links between U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow, a Justice Department spokeswoman said on Monday.
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California pension ruling skips test of constitutional protections

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 9:46pm
The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the elimination of a program allowing public workers to boost their pensions was constitutional, but it sidestepped the bigger issue of constitutional protections for increasingly expensive public worker pension benefits that are eating away at the state's finances.
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North Carolina elections board sets new dates for House election

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 9:42pm
North Carolina's elections board on Monday set dates for the redo of a congressional election it ordered after finding the results of the 2018 vote were tainted by a ballot fraud scheme.
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In rare move, U.S. judge orders acquittal of Barclays currency trader

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 9:38pm
A U.S. judge on Monday acquitted a former top foreign exchange trader at Barclays Plc accused of illegally trading ahead of an $8 billion transaction for Hewlett-Packard Co, without letting the case go to a jury.
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South Carolina lottery winner claims record $877 million cash prize

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 9:11pm
The anonymous sole winner of a $1.5 billion U.S. Mega Millions drawing last fall has come forward to claim the jackpot, choosing to collect a record one-time cash sum of more than $877 million, South Carolina's lottery commission said on Monday.
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Commuter jet slides off Maine runway as East Coast digs out from snow

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 8:53pm
New England dug out from more than a foot of snow on Monday that snarled commutes, canceled nearly 1,800 airline flights and was blamed for injuries to five people after a commuter jet slid off a snowy runway in northern Maine, forcing the airport to close.
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Defiant U.S. sheriffs push gun sanctuaries, imitating liberals on immigration

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 7:33pm
A rapidly growing number of counties in at least four states are declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries, refusing to enforce gun-control laws that they consider to be infringements on the U.S. constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
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'Everybody was a friend:' Alabama 10-year-old among tornado's deadly toll

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 5:54pm
A weekend camping trip ended in tragedy for 10-year-old Taylor Thornton, identified on Monday as one of at least 23 people killed by the deadliest U.S. tornadoes in more than five years.
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Imprisoned California serial killer Juan Corona dies at age 85

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 5:52pm
Juan Corona, a serial killer found guilty of murdering 25 farmworkers whose bodies were found buried in Northern California orchards, died on Monday at the age of 85, state prison officials said.
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California: Pulling federal high-speed rail funds would be 'disastrous'

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 5:48pm
California's High-Speed Rail Authority on Monday urged the Trump administration to abandon plans to withhold $929 million in funding and seek to claw back $2.5 billion the state has already received for a rail project, calling the effort "disastrous" and "unlawful."
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U.S. agency to cancel $929 million in California high-speed rail funds

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 5:45pm
(This February 19 story has been refiled to correct conversion to kilometers to show 836.8 km, not 826.8 km, in paragraph seven)
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Explainer: What are tornadoes and why are they so deadly?

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 5:06pm
A succession of tornadoes ripped through Alabama's Lee County on Sunday with winds of 150 miles per hour (241 kph), killing at least 23 people including children in the deadliest such storms to strike the United States in almost six years.
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