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Trump's half-cocked and loaded tweet draws barrage of reaction

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 3:04pm
U.S. President Donald Trump, whose Twitter malaprops often set off a deluge of social media criticism, was targeted on Friday for a linguistic misfire involving the phrase "locked and loaded."
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Massive fire Philadelphia refinery fire threatens facility's future

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 2:49pm
A massive fire at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc's oil refinery on Friday damaged the largest U.S. East Coast plant to the point that it could remain shut for an extended period, according to Philadelphia city officials and company sources.
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Prosecutors won't drop charges against Navy SEAL despite medic's stunning admission

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 2:27pm
Prosecutors said on Friday they will not drop premeditated murder charges against a Navy SEAL charged with stabbing to death a teenaged Islamic State militant in Iraq in 2017 after another SEAL told a court martial he killed the prisoner.
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Citing racial bias, U.S. high court tosses black man's murder conviction

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 2:00pm
The U.S. Supreme Court, confronting racial bias in the American criminal justice system, on Friday threw out a black Mississippi death row inmate's conviction in his sixth trial for a 1996 quadruple murder conviction, finding that a prosecutor unlawfully blocked black potential jurors.
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Missouri orders lone abortion clinic to close; judge keeps it open for now

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 1:58pm
Missouri health officials on Friday refused to renew the license of the state's only abortion clinic, but the facility will remain open for now as a judge left in place an injunction blocking its closure.
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Philadelphia refinery fire threatens facility's future

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 1:08pm
Firefighters on Friday were working to bring under control a massive fire at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc's refinery that has resulted in damage that could keep much of the complex shut for an extended period, according to Philadelphia city officials and company sources.
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Four U.S. states join lawsuit to stop T-Mobile-Sprint deal

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 1:00pm
Four more U.S. states joined an unusual effort by state attorneys general to stop T-Mobile US Inc's acquisition of Sprint Corp, a New York official said at a court hearing on Friday.
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New Jersey selects Denmark's Orsted for major offshore wind project

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:55pm
New Jersey on Friday selected Denmark's Orsted A/S to develop a 1,100-megawatt wind project off the coast of Atlantic City, the largest ever offshore wind procurement by a U.S. state.
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Special prosecutor to examine Jussie Smollett case in Chicago

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:44pm
A Chicago judge on Friday ordered a special prosecutor to examine the handling of actor Jussie Smollett's discredited claim that he was the victim of a hate crime, setting up the possibility he could be criminally charged a second time, a police spokesman said.
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Trump administration issues guidance for federal agencies to weigh climate impacts

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:15pm
The Trump administration on Friday released guidance for how federal agencies should weigh climate change impacts before approving major energy and infrastructure projects, easing criteria that the Obama White House had required to allow for faster permitting.
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Conservative U.S. justices draw criticism by overruling precedent again

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:55am
For the second time in six weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority on Friday overruled a decades-old legal precedent set by the court, this time involving property rights, raising alarm bells among its liberal members.
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Fire 'like a nuclear bomb' rips through Philadelphia refinery

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:34am
Firefighters were working to bring under control a massive fire at Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc's refinery on Friday that has resulted in damage that could keep the affected unit shut for an extended period, according to Philadelphia city officials and company sources.
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Denied a license, Missouri's only abortion clinic awaits judge's ruling

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:05am
Missouri health officials on Friday refused to renew the license of the state's only abortion clinic, but the facility will remain open for now as a judge left in place an injunction blocking its closure.
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U.S. group says Novartis MS drug price out of line with benefit

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:51am
A U.S. group that reviews the value of medicines issued a critical report on Novartis's new multiple sclerosis drug Mayzent, calling its $88,561 list price "far out of line" compared with its benefits for patients.
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In racial case, U.S. Supreme Court tosses black Mississippi man's murder conviction

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:50am
The U.S. Supreme Court, confronting racial bias in the American criminal justice system, on Friday threw out a black Mississippi death row inmate's conviction in his sixth trial for a 1996 quadruple murder conviction, finding that a prosecutor unlawfully blocked black potential jurors.
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Four more states join lawsuit to stop T-Mobile-Sprint deal

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:49am
Four more U.S. states have joined an unusual effort by state attorneys general to stop T-Mobile US Inc's acquisition of Sprint Corp, a New York official said at a court hearing on Friday.
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New Jersey selects Orsted for state's first offshore wind project

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:41am
New Jersey on Friday selected Denmark's Orsted A/S to develop a 1,100-megawatt offshore wind project off the coast of Atlantic City, the largest ever such procurement by a U.S. state.
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Four states join lawsuit to stop T-Mobile-Sprint deal

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:36am
Four more U.S. states have joined an unusual effort by state attorneys general to stop T-Mobile US Inc's acquisition of Sprint Corp, a New York official said at a court hearing on Friday.
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Medic stuns courtroom saying he killed prisoner, not Navy SEAL on trial

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:34am
(The June 20 story adds dropped first name and title of defendant in second paragraph.)
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U.S. Supreme Court tosses black Mississippi inmate's murder conviction in racial case

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:31am
The U.S. Supreme Court, confronting racial bias in the American criminal justice system, on Friday threw out a black Mississippi death row inmate's conviction in his sixth trial for a 1996 quadruple murder conviction, finding that a prosecutor unlawfully blocked black potential jurors.
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