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Trump administration rule would cut 3 million people from food stamps

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 9:22am
The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed a rule to tighten food stamp eligibility that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials said.
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San Juan braces for an 11th day of protests, amid calls for Puerto Rico's governor to resign

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 9:12am
San Juan braced on Tuesday for an 11th day of protests calling for the resignation of Puerto Rico's governor over offensive chat messages that have drawn hundreds of thousands of people.
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Coal miners to urge Congress to protect their black lung benefits

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 7:33am
Around 120 coal miners with black lung disease were due in Washington on Tuesday hoping to pressure Congress to restore a higher excise tax level on coal companies to help fund their medical care, as rates of the progressive respiratory disease rise in parts of Appalachia.
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As new U.S. law frees inmates, prosecutors seek to lock some back up

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 6:28am
Monae Davis walked out of prison on March 7, thanks to a new law that eased some of the harshest aspects of the United States' war on drugs.
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As heat wave breaks across U.S. northeast, thousands left without power

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 5:13am
Severe wind and rain in the northeastern United States left thousands without power on Monday and into early Tuesday, even as a record-breaking heat wave ebbed.
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Harris to introduce U.S. Senate bill to decriminalize marijuana, expunge convictions

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 5:12am
Democratic White House hopeful Kamala Harris will introduce a Senate bill on Tuesday to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, erase past convictions and use funds from marijuana sales to invest in communities hit by the decades-long "war on drugs."
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Biden unveils plan to end racial discrimination in U.S. criminal justice system

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 5:08am
Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a plan on Tuesday to reform the U.S. criminal justice system by lowering incarceration rates, ending the federal death penalty and eliminating racial disparities in how people are sentenced.
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Trump administration pursues rule that would remove 3.1 million people from food stamps

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 11:12pm
The Trump administration on Tuesday will propose a rule to tighten food stamp restrictions that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials said.
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Police fire teargas to break up massive protests demanding Puerto Rico governor resign

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:29pm
Police in San Juan fired tear gas on Monday night to disperse thousands of protesters demanding Puerto Rico's governor resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes.
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Mexican Federal Police accused of harassment at migrant shelter, latest in a series

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 9:26pm
The Mexican Federal Police harassed migrants and threatened to raid a migrant shelter in Coahuila over the weekend, according to the head of a state agency and the head of the shelter, the latest in a series of similar reported incidents.
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Trump pushes on with immigration crackdown despite legal hurdles

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 9:26pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration pushed ahead with its attempts to crack down on migration at the southern border on Monday, defending in court a virtual ban it imposed on asylum seekers and issuing its second sweeping order within a week.
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Massive San Juan protest demands Puerto Rico governor resign

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 7:45pm
Hundreds of thousands of people marched in San Juan on Monday to demand Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes.
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Deep budget cuts put University of Alaska in crisis mode; 'grappling with survival'

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 7:43pm
The University of Alaska board of regents, facing deep budget cuts exacted by the governor that will eliminate about 40% of the university's state funding, voted at an emergency meeting on Monday to declare the academic equivalent of bankruptcy reorganization.
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More racial diversity in U.S. police departments unlikely to reduce shootings: study

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 7:31pm
White police officers in the United States are no more likely to shoot dead minorities than black or Hispanic officers, undercutting the idea that increasing racial diversity in police departments would reduce those shootings, a study released on Monday said.
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Louisiana policemen fired over Facebook post suggesting Ocasio-Cortez be shot

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 6:01pm
A Louisiana policeman who suggested on Facebook that high-profile U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needed to be shot was fired on Monday, along with a second officer who "liked" his post.
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Hundreds of thousands in San Juan demand Puerto Rico's governor resign

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 4:58pm
Hundreds of thousands of people filled San Juan streets on Monday to demand Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from deadly 2017 hurricanes.
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Trump slams Puerto Rico leaders, says governor is 'terrible'

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 3:09pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday slammed Puerto Rico's governor and blasted the U.S. territory's leaders, accusing them of wasting billions of dollars of hurricane disaster relief aid as protests swelled across the island.
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Explainer: What it would take for Congress to impeach Trump

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 2:00pm
A dark cloud of impeachment has threatened President Donald Trump for many months, with Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, where any such effort to remove him from office would begin, divided about whether to proceed.
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Factbox: Which House Democrats want to impeach Trump?

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 2:00pm
Eighty-nine Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives as of late last week have said they support starting impeachment investigations against Republican President Donald Trump.
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U.S. to expand rapid deportation nationwide with sweeping new rule

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 1:43pm
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Monday it will order more speedy deportations of immigrants who crossed illegally and are caught anywhere in the United States, expanding a program typically applied only along the southern border with Mexico.
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