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White House budget official to testify in impeachment probe on Saturday

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 10:30am
White House budget official Mark Sandy walked into a closed session of the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump on Saturday, where he is expected to testify about the holdup of military aid to Ukraine.
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Trump attacks impeachment witness on Twitter, Democrats see intimidation

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 9:08am
President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment hearing in Congress, in an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounted to witness intimidation.
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Suspected gunman, 16, in California high school shooting dies in hospital

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 5:39am
A teenage boy who killed two classmates and wounded three others at a southern California high school on his birthday before shooting himself in the head died on Friday of his wounds in hospital, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office said.
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Three takeaways from the Trump impeachment hearing on Friday

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 8:55pm
President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment hearing in Congress, an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounted to witness intimidation.
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U.S. charges another ex-JPMorgan executive with alleged market manipulation

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 8:45pm
The Department of Justice has charged another former JPMorgan Chase & Co executive with alleged racketeering and manipulating precious metals prices between 2008 and 2016, the latest in a string of similar prosecutions.
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Lawyer Avenatti asks U.S. judge to dismiss new fraud charge

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 8:45pm
Lawyer Michael Avenatti on Friday urged a federal judge to dismiss a criminal fraud charge accusing him of misleading a client as part of his alleged effort to extort Nike Inc.
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U.S. lawmakers agree on bill to fight 'robocall epidemic'

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 8:43pm
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives have reached an agreement on one of the few things that unites polarized Washington -- a hatred of the billions of deceptive and annoying robocalls that Americans receive each year.
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Suspected gunman in California high school shooting dies in hospital

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 7:58pm
The student the student who killed two classmates and wounded three others before shooting himself in the head on his birthday died on Friday of his wounds, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office said in a statement.
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Staff exodus hits top U.S. transgender group on eve of 2020 election campaign

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 7:24pm
A majority of employees have left the leading U.S. transgender advocacy group amid a failed attempt to oust its leader, with many expressing frustration over the organization's lack of minority hiring and outreach.
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Reuters/Ipsos poll: 3% support Bloomberg for Democratic nomination

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 7:12pm
If former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg enters the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating race, he will be the fifth most-popular candidate, and his presence may draw more support away from former Vice President Joe Biden than others, a new Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll shows.
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Pentagon gets failing grade in its second audit

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 7:00pm
The Pentagon has failed a comprehensive audit for a second year, though an official said it has made progress toward fixing accounting discrepancies that could still take years to resolve.
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Trump ex-aide Gates faces December 17 sentencing after being star witness

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 6:46pm
President Donald Trump's former deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates, who gave crucial testimony as a prosecution witness that helped convict former Trump advisers Paul Manafort and Roger Stone, will be sentenced on Dec. 17 in his own criminal case, a court filing showed on Friday.
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Texas court halts execution of man convicted of killing 19-year-old lover

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 6:25pm
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday halted the execution of Rodney Reed, who was convicted of killing his 19-year-old lover in 1996, as recent calls for his exoneration and a fresh look at his case got more intense.
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Indiana judges suspended after brawl outside White Castle

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 5:55pm
The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended three county circuit court judges without pay for getting into an early-morning fist fight outside a fast-food restaurant that ended with two of them getting shot.
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Ex-tennis academy president pleads guilty to U.S. college admissions scam

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 5:55pm
The former president of a private tennis academy in Texas pleaded guilty on Friday as part of an agreement to cooperate in the ongoing investigation of the largest college admissions cheating and fraud scheme uncovered in U.S. history.
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U.S. Supreme Court to mull time limits on military rape claims

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 5:54pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether military personnel can be prosecuted for rape long after the crime occurred in an appeal by President Donald Trump's administration of a lower court ruling that overturned the rape conviction of an Air Force captain.
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Oklahoma judge reduces Johnson & Johnson opioid payout to $465 million

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 5:54pm
An Oklahoma judge on Friday said Johnson & Johnson must pay that state $465 million for fueling the opioid epidemic through the deceptive marketing of painkillers, down from his original award of $572 million.
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Exclusive: U.S. regulator rethinking changes to whistleblower program after backlash - sources

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 5:52pm
The U.S. securities regulator is rethinking a proposal that could weaken a landmark whistleblower program after a pushback from whistleblower lawyers and advocates, people with knowledge of the deliberations told Reuters.
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Trump asks Supreme Court to stop Congress from getting his financial records

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 5:51pm
President Donald Trump on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a lower court ruling directing an accounting firm to hand over his financial records to a Democratic-led congressional panel, setting up a major clash between branches of government.
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California, other U.S. states sue to block EPA from revoking state emissions authority

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 5:51pm
California and 22 other U.S. states filed suit on Friday to challenge the Trump administration's decision to revoke California's authority to set stiff vehicle tailpipe emissions rules and require a rising number of zero emission vehicles (ZEV).
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