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First Democratic debate offers struggling candidates a chance to shine

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:47am
The first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday will give contenders struggling to break through in the crowded field an opportunity to step out of the shadow cast by front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, who take the stage a day later.
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Senior U.S. EPA official overseeing emissions stepping down

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:20am
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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U.S. Supreme Court applies limits to federal agency power

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:18am
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday constrained the power of federal agencies, scaling back a legal doctrine that called for judges to give agencies deference to interpret their own rules but declining to eliminate it all together.
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Boston Wayfair workers threaten walkout over sale to U.S. immigrant camp

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:17am
Hundreds of employees of Wayfair Inc are expected to walk off the job on Wednesday in protest of what they said was the retailer's sale of more than $200,000 in bedroom furniture for a Texas detention facility for migrant children.
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Philadelphia refiner pre-paid employee vacation in advance of layoffs: sources

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 8:55am
Philadelphia Energy Solutions overnight pre-paid some employees vacation compensation in advance of anticipated layoffs and the expected closure of its 335,000-barrel-per-day refinery complex, according to sources familiar with the plans.
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Exclusive: Philadelphia Energy Solutions seeks to permanently shut oil refinery - sources

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 8:51am
Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) is expected to seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, two sources familiar with the plans said on Tuesday.
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New York progressive backed by AOC declares victory in local Democratic primary

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 5:45am
Political newcomer Tiffany Caban, a progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, declared victory in a close-run primary race for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens.
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Americans demand climate action (as long as it doesn't cost much): Reuters poll

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 5:25am
Nearly 70 percent of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, want the United States to take “aggressive” action to combat climate change - but only a third would support an extra tax of $100 a year to help, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday.
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U.S. senators say social media letting algorithms 'run wild'

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 4:41am
A U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday questioned how major social media companies like Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google unit use algorithms and artificial intelligence to serve up new content to keep users engaged.
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Juul loses home turf as San Francisco bans e-cigarette sales

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:11am
San Francisco will become the first major city in the United States to ban the sale of e-cigarettes as officials look to control the rapid uptick in teenage use of nicotine devices made by companies such as Juul Labs Inc.
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AOC's backing boosts New York progressive in local Democratic primary

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:48pm
Political newcomer Tiffany Caban, an insurgent progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, led a nationally watched primary race for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens on Tuesday.
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Exclusive: Philadelphia refinery to seek closure after fire - sources

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:34pm
Philadelphia Energy Solutions is expected to seek to close its oil refinery in the city, the largest on the U.S. East Coast, after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, two sources familiar with the plans said.
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U.S. pork lobby says regulatory changes needed after Trump biotech order

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:59pm
The U.S. pork lobby said on Tuesday that more must be done to simplify regulations for genetically altered livestock, weeks after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to streamline the review process for agricultural technology.
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Bill Cosby appeals 2018 conviction for Pennsylvania sex attack

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:57pm
Bill Cosby's lawyers on Tuesday formally appealed his conviction for drugging and sexually attacking a former friend at his home near Philadelphia 15 years ago, citing what they called errors in legal procedure that allowed trial testimony and evidence the defense contends should have been excluded.
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U.S. sues ex-Trump aide Omarosa, alleges failure to file required financials

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:51pm
The United States on Tuesday sued Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former aide to President Donald Trump and reality television star, saying she knowingly failed to file a required public financial disclosure report after she left the White House.
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Rapper Cardi B pleads not guilty to charges in New York strip club fight

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:12pm
Grammy Award-winning rapper Cardi B pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to felony assault charges relating to an alleged fight at a New York City strip club last year.
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Wayfair employee walkout called over alleged furniture sales to U.S. migrant camp

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:10pm
Wayfair Inc came under pressure on Tuesday after hundreds of employees were reported to be planning a walkout over the retailer's alleged sale of more than $200,000 in bedroom furniture for a Texas detention facility for migrant children.
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Sept. 11 victims advocates say they secured Senate commitment to extend compensation fund

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 5:18pm
Advocates of a compensation fund for emergency personnel and others who responded at the sites of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States said on Tuesday that they had secured a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for prompt passage of legislation extending the program.
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Trump denies woman's sexual assault accusation: 'She's not my type'

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 4:28pm
U.S. President Donald Trump denied a new accusation of sexual violence raised by a woman who said she had to fight him off more than 20 years ago in the dressing room of a high-end New York department store.
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Illinois joins 10 other U.S. states in legalizing recreational marijuana

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 1:15pm
Illinois on Tuesday became the 11th U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults after Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that also provides for the removal of certain previous drug convictions and will generate new revenue for the financially troubled state.
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