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Medic testifies at Navy SEAL trial he killed victim, not defendant

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 5:22pm
A Navy SEAL medic testified on Thursday that he was responsible for the death of an Islamic State fighter - not the Navy SEAL defendant undergoing a court martial for war crimes - describing it as a mercy killing.
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U.S. appeals court lets Trump abortion referral 'gag rule' go into effect

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 5:03pm
A federal appeals court on Thursday cleared the way for the Trump administration to enforce a controversial rule barring clinics that receive federal funds for family planning services from referring patients to abortion providers.
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Rookie Sacramento police officer killed in domestic disturbance

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 4:47pm
A rookie police officer in California's capital city has died after she was shot at the scene of a domestic dispute, spurring a standoff and exchange of gunfire with the suspect, who surrendered early on Thursday, police said.
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U.S. drivers log 2.5% more miles in April than year ago

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 4:29pm
Motorists traveled 2.5% more miles on U.S. roads and highways in April compared with a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Transportation said in a monthly report late Thursday.
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Wallenda stunt siblings to walk 25 stories high across Times Square

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 4:08pm
The rope is no wider than his thumb, the height is 25 stories up and the length is five city blocks, but what really concerns aerialist Nik Wallenda about his highwire walk in New York on Sunday is his sister.
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In warming West, Rio Grande roars back to life, for now

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 2:51pm
After years of drought, no one in Rio Grande County, Colorado, can remember the last time their namesake river was closed to the public because it was running too high.
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U.S. human trafficking report drops child separation warning

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 2:38pm
The U.S. State Department's annual human trafficking report released on Thursday demoted Saudi Arabia and Cuba to countries that failed to meet minimum U.S. anti-trafficking standards.
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Georgia to carry out 1,500th U.S. execution since capital punishment reinstated

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 2:36pm
Georgia is scheduled on Thursday to carry out the 1,500th execution in the United States since 1976, the year capital punishment was legally reinstated, when it puts to death a man convicted of killing an off-duty prison guard in 1996.
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U.S. top court takes on Puerto Rico financial oversight board dispute

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 2:25pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether members of Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board were lawfully appointed in a dispute that could disrupt the panel's restructuring of about $120 billion of the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's debt.
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Man held in David Ortiz shooting charged with drug, weapons offenses

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 2:22pm
A man being held in the Dominican Republic in connection with the shooting and serious wounding of retired Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was charged in New Jersey on Thursday with drug and weapons violations in an unrelated case, the U.S. Justice Department said.
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U.S. appeals court lets Trump abortion referral 'gag rule' take effect

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 2:08pm
A federal appeals court on Thursday cleared the way for the Trump administration to enforce a controversial rule barring clinics that receive federal funds for family planning services from referring patients to abortion providers.
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Maryland 'peace cross' can stand on public land, U.S. high court rules

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 1:59pm
A 40-foot-tall (12 meters) cross-shaped war memorial standing on public land in Maryland does not constitute government endorsement of religion, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a decision that leaves unanswered questions about the boundaries of the U.S. Constitution's separation of church and state.
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Trump to issue executive order seeking transparency on healthcare costs: Wall Street Journal

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 1:09pm
U.S. President Donald Trump plans to issue an executive order on Monday asking health insurers and doctors to disclose new details about healthcare costs, in an attempt to improve price transparency, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
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U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of Puerto Rico financial board appointments

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:54pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether members of Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board were lawfully appointed in a dispute that could disrupt the panel's restructuring of about $120 billion of the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's debt.
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U.S. appeals court allows Trump rule on abortion referrals

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:25pm
A federal appeals court on Thursday said the Trump administration may enforce a controversial new rule that bars clinics that receive federal funds for family planning services from referring patients to abortion providers.
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U.S. lawmakers spar over Trump plan to freeze vehicle fuel rules

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:04pm
Trump administration officials at a congressional hearing on Thursday defended their controversial proposal to freeze fuel efficiency requirements at 2020 levels through 2026, a plan opposed by automakers and Democrats.
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Joe Biden under fire from rivals for remarks about civility with segregationists

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:26am
(Advisory: This story contains language that some may find offensive in paragraph 17)
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Renewable energy sector hails New York state's new climate plan

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:11am
Investors, developers and users of renewable energy at an industry conference in New York this week were buzzing about the state's ambitious plan https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-new-york/new-york-lawmakers-pass-aggressive-law-to-fight-climate-change-idUSKCN1TK2GT to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.
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U.S. Supreme Court upholds federal sex offender law

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:02am
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the federal government's authority under a 2006 law to require thousands of sex offenders to register with authorities in the states where they live, as the justices ruled against a child rapist convicted in Maryland.
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U.S. Supreme Court upholds Maryland 'peace cross' in church and state test case

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 10:06am
A 40-foot-tall (12 meters) cross-shaped war memorial standing on public land in Maryland does not represent an impermissible government endorsement of religion, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a major decision testing the boundaries of the U.S. Constitution's separation of church and state.
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