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Colorado man who strangled mountain lion describes life-or-death struggle

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 7:08pm
A 31-year-old man who fended off and suffocated a mountain lion when it attacked him on a Colorado jogging trail last week described on Thursday how he killed the big cat by stepping on its throat during a life-and-death struggle.
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Trump retreats on border bill but vows emergency declaration to get wall

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:53pm
President Donald Trump will sign a border security and federal spending bill to avert another government shutdown but also will declare a national emergency to try to obtain funds for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall, the White House said on Thursday, drawing immediate criticism from Democrats.
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U.S.-owned utility to close two coal plants, in blow to Trump

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:23pm
The Tennessee Valley Authority voted on Thursday to close two aging coal-fired power plants, including one supplied by a company led by a major supporter of President Donald Trump, who had urged the U.S.-owned utility to keep it open.
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Trump enters obese range, but still in 'good health,' exam findings show

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:03pm
President Donald Trump has put on a few pounds over the past year and is now in the obese range, although he remains in "very good health overall," according to the results of a physical examination conducted last week.
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U.S. court allows 'No-Fly List' lawsuits, dissenters warn of danger

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 3:31pm
A divided federal appeals court on Thursday said American Muslims who landed on the "No-Fly List" because of their refusal to become government informants can sue FBI agents for damages, prompting dissents that said the decision was dangerous and defied U.S. Supreme Court precedents.
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Trump to sign border bill, declare emergency seeking wall funds

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 3:25pm
President Donald Trump will sign a border security bill to avert another government shutdown, but also declare a national emergency to try to obtain funds for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall, a White House spokeswoman said on Thursday.
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'I am forever haunted:' Parkland mourns a year after shooting

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 3:23pm
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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Amazon pulls the plug on New York headquarters

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 3:22pm
Amazon.com Inc abruptly scrapped plans for a new headquarters 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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Florida's gun debate persists a year after Parkland mass shooting

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 3:22pm
A year after Florida lawmakers rushed through far-reaching legislation on school safety and gun control in response to the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history, the state is on the verge of reopening the heart-wrenching debate.
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Groups sue Trump administration over policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 3:18pm
Human rights groups sued the Trump administration on Thursday over its policy of sending non-Mexican migrants who cross the southern border to seek asylum in the United States back to Mexico to wait while their requests are being processed.
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After ex-policeman's murder sentence, divisions in Chicago persist

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 1:56pm
After white former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced last month for the 2014 killing of black teen Laquan McDonald, top local officials urged the third-largest U.S. city to pull together to close a painful chapter in its history.
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Amazon pulls plug on New York City headquarters

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 1:08pm
Amazon.com Inc abruptly scrapped plans to build a headquarters in New York after opposition from local politicians and some of its would-be neighbors, the third most-valuable public U.S. company said on Thursday.
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U.S. Navy yard in Virginia says shooter report was false alarm

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 1:03pm
Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, was placed on lockdown on Thursday after reports of an active shooter, but authorities later said it was a false alarm.
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U.S. utility TVA votes to close two coal power plants, in blow to Trump

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:59pm
The Tennessee Valley Authority voted on Thursday to close two aging coal-fired power plants, including one supplied by a company led by a major supporter of President Donald Trump, who had urged the U.S.-owned utility to keep it open.
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XPO to close Verizon-contracted warehouse in Memphis

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:36pm
XPO Logistics Inc on Thursday said it will close a Verizon-contracted distribution center in Memphis that was the subject of a New York Times investigation into pregnancy discrimination against female workers.
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New York mayor: Amazon 'threw away opportunity'

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:23pm
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized Amazon.com Inc for walking away from a plan to establish a headquarters in the city in the face of political opposition, saying the company "threw away" an opportunity and failed to work with the community.
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U.S. Congress poised to vote on border measure without Trump wall

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:08pm
The U.S. Congress on Thursday aimed to end a dispute over border security with bipartisan legislation that would avert another partial government shutdown but does not give President Donald Trump the money he sought for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Chicago police question two over alleged attack on 'Empire' actor

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:34am
Chicago police are questioning two persons of interest who were in the area when "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett said he suffered a racist and homophobic assault, authorities said on Thursday.
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First stop for migrant kids: For-profit detention center

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:10am
For a growing number of migrant children, this is their first home in America: a sprawling campus dotted with beige buildings, massive white tents and metal trailers, next door to a U.S. Air Force base.
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Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia on lockdown after active shooter reports

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:10am
Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, was on lockdown on Thursday after initial reports of an active shooter situation, the shipyard said in a statement.
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