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Congress advances border security bill without Trump border wall

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:19am
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 to help build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border but avoid a partial government shutdown.
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Congress negotiators finish drafting border security bill: aide

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 9:57pm
U.S. lawmakers late on Wednesday completed writing a border security bill that was expected to deny President Donald Trump's request for $5.7 billion to help build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, with the Senate and House of Representatives expected to vote on the bill Thursday.
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Mudslide risk from California storm forces hundreds to evacuate

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 9:23pm
Hundreds of California residents were ordered to evacuate their homes on Wednesday as rain from a powerful Pacific storm raised the risk of mudslides in areas hit by recent wildfires.
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U.S. judge sees problems in Harvard Asian-American bias case

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 9:16pm
A federal judge weighing whether Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants said on Wednesday both the Ivy League school and a non-profit suing it faced potential problems in proving their positions.
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Catholic dioceses in New Jersey release names of accused priests

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 9:14pm
Five Roman Catholic dioceses in New Jersey on Wednesday released the names of 188 clergy members who have been accused of sexually abusing children dating back decades, including a former cardinal facing defrocking by the Vatican.
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Senators vow urgent reform to correct 'unacceptable' military housing conditions

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 9:07pm
U.S. Senators scolded real estate executives and Pentagon leadership over "unacceptable" conditions in privatized military housing on Wednesday, vowing urgent reform to protect service families from widespread health and safety hazards in base homes.
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Wary of shutdown, Trump inches toward support for wall deal

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 6:40pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday edged toward backing a deal in Congress on government funding that would not meet his demand for $5.7 billion for a wall on the Mexican border but would avert a partial government shutdown.
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Lyndon LaRouche, perennial U.S. presidential candidate, dies at 96

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 6:27pm
Lyndon LaRouche, a fringe political figure who fueled his eight presidential campaigns with conspiracies involving Queen Elizabeth, AIDS and communist spies before going to prison for swindling his supporters, died on Tuesday at the age of 96, his political organization said.
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Cars submerged, vineyards flooded as storm slams California

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 5:55pm
Rain, snow and high winds slammed California on Wednesday, submerging cars and flooding vineyards as the wettest storm of the winter hit the U.S. West Coast, sparking weather warnings from Arizona to Washington state.
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Military survey finds deep dissatisfaction with family housing on U.S. bases

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 5:24pm
A new survey of military families living on U.S. bases found most are dissatisfied with their housing, often citing serious health and safety hazards – results that counter years of Pentagon reports claiming soaring satisfaction rates among military housing tenants.
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Post-verdict, 'El Chapo' jurors rely on anonymity to stay safe

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 5:06pm
When U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan read the verdict finding Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman guilty of smuggling tons of drugs to the United States, he warned the 12 jurors who had decided the notorious Mexican drug lord's fate not to speak to the press.
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Cities shunned by Amazon revive hopes for HQ given New York opposition

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 4:47pm
Cities that were shunned in Amazon.com Inc's search for a secondary corporate headquarters are revisiting their bids in case one of the actual winners, New York City, rejects the corporate giant due to opposition from local politicians.
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Wary of shutdown, Trump inches toward support for funding deal

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 4:42pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday edged toward backing a deal in Congress on government funding that would not meet his demand for $5.7 billion for a wall on the Mexican border but would avert a partial government shutdown.
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U.S. emergency-management chief Brock Long to resign

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 4:39pm
The head of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, said he would resign on Wednesday, after overseeing the government's response to a string of record-breaking hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters.
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Report on Covington High School incident finds no fault with students

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 4:38pm
A probe into a videotaped incident at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. involving Covington Catholic High School students and Native American activists in January has found no evidence that the teenagers provoked a confrontation.
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NASA bids adieu to Mars rover that kept going and going and going

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 4:00pm
A remarkably durable NASA rover designed to traverse 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 and gratified the U.S. space agency.
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Suspect accused in deadly Tennessee Waffle House shooting pleads not guilty

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 3:01pm
The man accused of fatally shooting four people and injuring others at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee last year pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to 17 murder and weapon charges, authorities said.
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No casualties in Florida nightclub siege caused by police gunfire: officials

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 2:25pm
Police gunfire was responsible for none of the civilian casualties at the Pulse nightclub in Florida as officers sought to end a rampage by a man who killed 49 people in the one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, state authorities said on Wednesday.
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Groups sue U.S. to stop deportation hearings by videoconference in New York

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 1:55pm
Rights groups have sued the Trump Administration for violating constitutional rights of immigrants by refusing them in-person deportation hearings in New York immigration court, and instead forcing them to make their case by videoconference from detention.
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Wary of shutdown, Trump edges toward support for funding deal

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 1:53pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday edged toward backing a deal in Congress on funding for a barrier on the Mexican border, but left open the possibility that disputes over the wall could still cause a partial government shutdown by the weekend.
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