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U.S. unveils plan to control some toxins in drinking water, sets no limits

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:03am
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it plans to control a group of toxic chemicals found in Americans' drinking water but stopped short of setting limits until later this year.
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Amazon will abandon plans to build second headquarters in New York

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:02am
Amazon.com Inc said Thursday it will not move forward with plans to build a headquarters in New York after rising opposition from local politicians.
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TVA votes to close two coal power plants, in blow to Trump

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:55am
The Tennessee Valley Authority voted on Thursday to close two coal-fired power plants, including one in Kentucky that was mostly supplied by a company chaired by a donor to President Donald Trump, who had called on the U.S. owned utility to keep it open.
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After year of action, silence to mark Florida school shooting

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:41am
One year after the Valentine's Day massacre inside a Florida school, students and families leading a nationwide push for gun safety paused on Thursday to mark the anniversary of the deadliest U.S. high school shooting.
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Trump to receive update on border security bill: official

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:17am
U.S. President Donald Trump will receive an update on border security legislation agreed to by Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday morning, a White House official said.
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Pineapple Express's biggest punch set to hit water-logged California

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 9:54am
The worst of the rain, snow, and winds carried by the so-called Pineapple Express, a river of warm air loaded with moisture, will hit California on Thursday and stick around at least through Friday, forecasters said.
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Denver teachers, school district reach deal to end strike

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 9:27am
Denver teachers and school district officials reached an agreement early on Thursday after an all-night bargaining session to end a strike that disrupted classes for 92,000 students this week, the union said.
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U.S. unveils plan to control some toxins in drinking water

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 9:05am
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced a plan to control a group of toxic chemicals found in Americans' drinking water but will not set a limit for them until later this year.
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U.S. Congress advances border security bill without Trump border wall

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 8:59am
The U.S. Congress on Thursday aimed to end a dispute over border security with legislation that would ignore President Donald Trump's request for $5.7 billion (£4.45 billion) to help build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border but avoid a partial government shutdown.
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In rural Mississippi, still waiting on recovery

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 8:53am
Here’s what has happened in Leflore County, Mississippi, since the end of the U.S. recession in 2009.
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Weak El Niño likely to prevail through spring: U.S. forecaster

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 8:40am
Weak El Niño conditions are present and there is a 55-percent chance the weather pattern will prevail through the northern hemisphere spring this year, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday.
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Florida governor calls for grand jury over Parkland school shooting

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 7:30am
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday called for a state grand jury to investigate the 2018 school massacre in Parkland in which 17 people died, pledging accountability for any local failures that led to the deadliest U.S. high school shooting.
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Striking Denver teachers, school district reach deal to end walkout: union

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 7:23am
Striking Denver teachers reached a deal with school district officials after a marathon bargaining session early on Thursday to end their walkout, which was in its fourth day, the union said.
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U.S. Congress advances border security bill without Trump border wall

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 6:24am
The U.S. Congress on Thursday aimed to end a dispute over border security with legislation that would ignore President Donald Trump's request for $5.7 billion (£4.45 billion) to help build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border but avoid a partial government shutdown.
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Talks to end four-day Denver teachers' strike stretch overnight

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 5:30am
Negotiations lasted all night and into the pre-dawn hours of Thursday between striking teachers in Denver and the city school district, who are trying to come up with a deal to end a walkout affecting 92,000 students that's now entering its fourth day, .
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White supremacist gets life for killing black man to start a race war

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 5:24am
A white man who killed a black man with a sword in the hopes of starting a race war was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday in New York, multiple media accounts said.
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Democrats swear off big money, but will it hurt their 2020 White House chances?

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 5:07am
Senator Elizabeth Warren issued a pointed campaign finance challenge to fellow Democratic U.S. presidential contenders at her official 2020 White House election launch.
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NASA bids adieu to Opportunity, the Mars rover that kept going and going

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 3:12am
Opportunity, a remarkably durable NASA rover designed to roll along the surface of Mars for three months, has stopped communicating with Earth after 15 years of service, officials said on Wednesday, ending a mission that astounded the U.S. space agency.
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EPA to limit manmade chemicals in drinking water

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 1:15am
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce on Thursdays limits on how much toxic chemicals from cookware and carpeting are allowed in drinking water.
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Singer Ryan Adams calls accusations in New York Times 'inaccurate'

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 1:02am
Rock singer Ryan Adams on Wednesday called a New York Times article about him "upsettingly inaccurate" but said he was "not a perfect man" and apologized to anyone he had hurt.
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