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Heat wave gripping eastern, central U.S. to intensify over weekend

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 12:12pm
A massive heat wave that has enveloped the U.S. Midwest pushed into the Northeast on Friday, ushering in temperatures that could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees C) in Washington and prompting utilities to take steps to prevent power outages.
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Riding horses and banging drums, Puerto Ricans demand that governor quit

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 1:25am
Thousands of Puerto Ricans, led by protesters on horseback with some banging drums and singing, marched on the governor's residence on Friday demanding that he resign over hundreds of vulgar and offensive leaked chat messages.
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NSA contractor sentenced to prison for huge theft of classified U.S. data

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 9:05pm
A former National Security Agency contractor was sentenced in Maryland to nine years in prison on Friday for stealing huge amounts of classified material from U.S. intelligence agencies over two decades though officials never found proof he shared it with anyone.
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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' begins life term in Colorado 'Supermax' prison

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 8:39pm
Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo," entered a Colorado prison known as "the Alcatraz of the Rockies" on Friday to begin a life sentence after being found guilty of a raft of crimes including conspiracy to commit murder.
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Ex-Trump aide Hicks denies involvement in hush money talks: lawyer

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 8:38pm
An attorney for former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks denied on Friday that she was involved in discussions during the 2016 presidential campaign about a hush-money payment to a porn star who claimed to have had a sexual encounter with President Donald Trump.
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Democratic lawmakers slam Trump's latest border initiatives

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 6:00pm
U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Friday called President Donald Trump's latest anti-immigration initiatives "unacceptable" and warned his administration against misappropriating funding authorized only for humanitarian use.
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Puerto Rico governor faces calls for impeachment over chats

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 5:46pm
Puerto Rico's embattled governor came under growing pressure to resign or be impeached on Friday after the leak of hundreds of vulgar and offensive chat messages, as the Caribbean island's trade unions staged another protest march in San Juan.
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More Puerto Rico protests planned as governor resists calls to resign

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 5:26pm
Massive and at times violent protests in Puerto Rico showed no sign of stopping as labor unions on Thursday organized a Friday march to keep up pressure on the governor to resign, while dozens of guns were stolen in a raid on police firearms center.
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Lockheed awarded $1.48 billion Saudi missile defense contract: Pentagon

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 5:22pm
Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.48 billion contract to build the THAAD missile defense system for Saudi Arabia, bringing the total value of the deal to $5.36 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday.
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U.S. Democratic lawmakers slam Trump's latest border initiatives

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 5:08pm
U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Friday called President Donald Trump's latest anti-immigration initiatives "unacceptable" and warned his administration against misappropriating funding authorized only for humanitarian use.
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CDC links two deaths to multi-state salmonella outbreak

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 4:44pm
Two people have died following a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections linked to backyard poultry, U.S. health officials said on Friday.
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Four Republican lawmakers ask Trump to move forward with $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 4:44pm
Four Republican members of U.S. Congress, including House Armed Services Committee ranking member Mac Thornberry, sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday urging him to move forward with a $10 billion cloud contract with the Defense Department.
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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' jailed at 'Supermax' prison in Colorado

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 3:45pm
Joaquin Guzman, the convicted Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo," has been transferred to a "Supermax" prison in Colorado where no one has ever escaped, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said in a statement on Friday.
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U.S. prosecutors charge New York man with being Islamic State sniper

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 3:20pm
U.S. prosecutors have charged a New York man with fighting for the Islamic State militant group in Syria and serving as a weapons trainer, according to court documents unsealed on Friday.
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In battleground Florida, Republicans shrug off Trump's tweet 'kerfuffle'

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 2:48pm
An immigrant to the United States, Suzanne Vale took no offense at Republican President Donald Trump's tweet this week telling Democratic congresswomen they are free to "go back" to their ancestral homes if America is not to their liking.
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About 3,100 federal inmates to be released early under new U.S. law

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 1:22pm
Roughly 3,100 U.S. inmates, including many convicted of drug offenses, will be released early from federal prisons for good behavior under a criminal justice reform law signed last year by President Donald Trump, the Justice Department said on Friday.
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Fifth U.S. city will process applications from migrants returned to Mexico

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:53pm
The U.S. government on Friday named Brownsville, Texas, as a fifth city for processing applications from asylum seekers and other migrants returned to Mexico pending a decision, the latest initiative in President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policy.
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Four U.S. lawmakers ask Trump to move forward with $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:50pm
Four members of U.S. Congress, including House Armed Services Committee ranking member Mac Thornberry, sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday urging him to move forward with a $10 billion cloud contract with the Department of Defense.
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House Democrats to focus Mueller testimony on Trump's conduct

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:19pm
When former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears in Congress on Wednesday, House Democrats will try to focus his testimony on clear examples of conduct by President Donald Trump that would lead to criminal charges against any other American.
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Heat wave broils eastern, central U.S., utilities poised for demand

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:32am
A massive heat wave that has enveloped the U.S. Midwest pushed into the Northeast on Friday, ushering in temperatures that could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38°C) in Washington, D.C., and leading utilities to take steps to prevent power outages.
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