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Russian court orders Baring Vostok executive Delpal be held in custody

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 7:10am
A Russian court on Friday ordered Baring Vostok executive Phillipe Delpal, a French national, to be held in custody for one month and 30 days after he was detained on suspicion of embezzlement.
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Trump set to declare border emergency, sign shutdown-averting bill

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 6:33am
U.S. President Donald Trump was poised on Friday to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, a move that Democrats vowed to challenge as an unconstitutional attempt to fund his proposed border wall without approval from Congress.
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Fleeing Honduras, family stakes its future on asylum in the U.S.

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 6:26am
Seventeen-year old Carolina is putting on some snazzy shoes and make-up, talking excitedly to her friends on her phone, getting ready to go out for a party.
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Russia's RDIF chief offers to vouch for detained U.S. Baring Vostok founder

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 6:07am
The head of Russia's sovereign wealth fund offered on Friday to personally vouch for Michael Calvey, the founder of Baring Vostok private equity group who has been detained with several others and accused of embezzlement.
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Russian prosecutors accuse U.S. founder of Baring Vostok of embezzlement

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 5:51am
Russian prosecutors in court on Friday accused the U.S. founder of Baring Vostok private equity group and other detainees of embezzling 2.5 billion rubles ($37.5 million).
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Russia detained U.S. founder of Baring Vostok over bank dispute: Interfax

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 5:00am
Private equity group Baring Vostok said on Friday its founder Michael Calvey and three other employees had been detained in Moscow because of a dispute over Vostochny Bank, the Interfax news agency reported on Friday.
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Trump vows emergency declaration over wall, agrees to shutdown-averting bill

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:22pm
President Donald Trump vowed on Thursday to declare a national emergency in an attempt to fund his U.S.-Mexico border wall without congressional approval, a step likely to plunge him into a battle with Congress over constitutional powers.
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As Amazon drops New York City project, progressives claim a major coup

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:05pm
U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wasted no time on Thursday in calling Amazon's decision to scrap plans to build a major New York outpost with nearly $3 billion in city and state incentives a big victory for progressive politicians.
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U.S. court dismisses Energy Transfer Partners lawsuit against Greenpeace

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 9:07pm
A federal court in North Dakota has dismissed a lawsuit from Energy Transfer Partners LP against environmental group Greenpeace, according to a court order on Thursday.
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U.S. judge rules former Venezuelan oil minister owes $1.4 billion

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 9:06pm
A federal judge in Houston ordered a former Venezuelan oil minister this week to pay the owners of a defunct Houston oil company $1.4 billion in damages in a fraud suit, although it is unclear if or how the payment will ever be made.
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Feeling unwelcome, Amazon ditches plans for New York hub

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 9:01pm
Amazon.com Inc abruptly scrapped plans to build a major outpost in New York that could have created 25,000 jobs, blaming opposition from local leaders upset by the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised by state and city politicians.
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Amazon's NY exit spurs reactions on money saved and jobs lost

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 9:01pm
Amazon.com Inc's decision on Thursday to scrap its proposal to locate a second headquarters in the Queens borough of New York City ignited a sea of dueling reactions on Twitter, with some calling it a victory for working people while others said it meant that fewer people would work.
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U.S. sends first families to Mexico to await asylum, rights groups sue

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 9:00pm
The United States began sending Central American families seeking asylum back to Mexico this week, a Mexican immigration source said on Thursday, while U.S. human rights groups sued the Trump administration, saying the policy puts migrants in danger.
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House advances border security funds toward final passage

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 8:58pm
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved the rules for debating a bill to avert another partial federal government shutdown by funding several agencies but denying President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Explainer: Trump risks legal fight with emergency threat on wall

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 8:58pm
President Donald Trump will almost certainly face legal challenges over his decision to declare a national emergency to get additional funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, circumventing the power of Congress to set spending policy.
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Senate passes border security bill, sends to House

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 8:58pm
The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to avert another partial government shutdown with bipartisan spending legislation that funds new barriers for part of the U.S.-Mexico border, but not the $5.7 billion that President Donald Trump sought for a wall.
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U.S. issues new rules requiring rail oil spill response plans

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 8:53pm
The U.S. Transportation Department on Thursday issued final rules requiring railroads to develop oil spill response plans and to disclose details of shipments to states and tribal governments after a series of high-profile incidents.
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Chicago police reject report 'Empire' actor investigated for staging attack

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 8:43pm
Chicago police dismissed a media report on Thursday that officers were investigating whether "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged being physically assaulted because he was being written out of the television show.
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House passes border security bill, sends to Trump

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 8:07pm
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bipartisan border security bill aimed at averting a government shutdown and sent it to President Donald Trump, including new barriers for part of the U.S.-Mexico border but not the $5.7 billion he sought.
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'Forever haunted' Parkland mourns a year after shooting

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 7:25pm
One year after the Valentine's Day massacre inside a Florida school, students and families leading a nationwide push for school and gun safety paused on Thursday to mark the anniversary of the deadliest U.S. high school shooting.
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