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TCW claims it fired female fund manager for compliance violations

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 8:15pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Portfolio manager Sara Tirschwell, who claims she was fired from TCW Group Inc in retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment, was terminated for violating company compliance policies, the asset management firm said in court papers on Tuesday.
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Judge says IMDb can show Hollywood actors' ages under First Amendment

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:37pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a California law requiring IMDb, the movie and television information website, to remove actors' ages at their request.
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Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks,' considers other steps after Florida shooting

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:18pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to ban an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute as he considers additional firearms restrictions after last week's school shooting in Florida.
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Mueller ups pressure on Trump campaign aides with new charge

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 5:44pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former Trump campaign aides to cooperate in his probe into possible collusion with Russia, unsealing a criminal charge against a lawyer for lying to Mueller's investigators.
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Trump moves to outlaw 'bump stocks' after Florida shooting

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 5:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration would take steps to outlaw an accessory that enables a rifle to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute, as the White House added he may consider other firearms restrictions after last week's school shooting in Florida.
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Supreme Court snubs challenge to California gun waiting period

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:26pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases that is intended to guard against impulsive violence and suicides.
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Two men plead not guilty in deadly Oakland, California, warehouse fire: report

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:21pm
(Reuters) - Two men pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of involuntary manslaughter in a deadly 2016 Oakland, California, warehouse fire where 36 people died at an illegal dance party, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
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Trump orders regulations drawn up to ban bump stocks

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:12pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had signed a memorandum directing the attorney general to draw up regulations banning devices that turn firearms into machine guns, like the bump stock used in October's mass shooting in Las Vegas.
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VW bid to delay first U.S. diesel emissions trial rejected

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 2:51pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (Reuters) - A Virginia state court judge on Tuesday rejected a request by the U.S. unit of Volkswagen AG to delay several of the company's trials over excess emissions because of "inflammatory" comments made by a lawyer representing car owners that it fears will prejudice the jury.
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After father's plea, Texas board recommends clemency for death row inmate

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 2:37pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Death row inmate Thomas "Bart" Whitaker, convicted of hatching a plot that left his mother and brother dead and his father with a gun wound to the chest, received a unanimous clemency recommendation on Tuesday after his father pleaded for his life.
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Seventh grader shoots himself in Ohio school, prompting lockdown

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:59pm
(Reuters) - A seventh-grade student shot and wounded himself inside a school bathroom in Ohio on Tuesday morning with a gun he brought to school, but no one else was injured, police said.
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Virginia judge rejects Volkswagen bid to delay first U.S. diesel emissions trial

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:53pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (Reuters) - A Virginia state court judge on Tuesday rejected a request by the U.S. unit of Volkswagen AG to delay several of the company's trials over excess emissions because it fears "inflammatory" comments made by a lawyer representing car owners in a TV documentary will prejudice the jury.
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Florida teens travel to state capital demanding action on guns

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:23pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Busloads of Florida students headed on Tuesday to the state capital Tallahassee to call for a ban on assault rifles, pressing on with protests after a shooting rampage at a high school that killed 17 teens and educators.
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U.S. to extend skimpy health insurance outside of Obamacare

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:01pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday proposed extending the availability of skimpy health insurance plans to millions of Americans in another Trump administration move aimed at undercutting the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare.
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Republicans will sue to block court-drawn Pennsylvania congressional map

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:53am
(Reuters) - State and national Republican officials will file a federal lawsuit as soon as Wednesday seeking to block a new Pennsylvania congressional map released on Monday by the state's high court, the party's congressional campaign arm said on Tuesday.
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Top court snubs challenge to California gun waiting period

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:33am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases that is intended to guard against impulsive violence and suicides.
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Florida school staff members to return this week after mass shooting that killed 17

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:45am
(Reuters) - Staff members will return to work on Friday at the Florida school where a gunman shot and killed 17 people in the deadliest shooting ever at a U.S. high school, district officials said, with students expected back next week.
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U.S. top court rejects challenge to California gun waiting period

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:43am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a blow to gun rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases that is intended to guard against impulsive violence and suicides.
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U.S. top court rejects investor appeals over Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:33am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to revive litigation in which shareholders accused the federal government of overstepping its authority when it restructured mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac following the 2008 housing crisis.
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Agonizing subway ride lands New York woman Worst Commute award

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:10am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - This is one contest no New York City subway rider wants to win.
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