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Trump signs defense policy bill with watered-down China measures

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 4:55am
U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on U.S. government contracts with China's ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL].
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New Mexico family saw dead boy as guide for attacks: prosecutors

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:06pm
A three-year-old boy found buried at a New Mexico desert compound died in a ritual to "cast out demonic spirits," but his extended family believed he would "return as Jesus" to identify "corrupt" targets for them to attack, prosecutors said in court on Monday.
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Firefighters gain on major California blazes as heat wave breaks

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 9:59pm
A break in the brutal heat wave that has baked California for much of the summer gave firefighters a chance to attack a string of major wildfires across the state that have killed eight people and destroyed thousands of homes.
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China expresses strong dissatisfaction at new U.S. defense act

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 9:50pm
China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday it expressed strong dissatisfaction at "negative content related to China" in the new U.S. defense act.
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China to 'comprehensively' assess new U.S. defense act

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 8:10pm
China's Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday it will comprehensively assess a new U.S. defense act that strengthens the role of a key committee tasked with reviewing proposed foreign investment, and called for fair treatment of Chinese investors.
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New Mexico family saw dead boy as guide for future attacks: prosecutors

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 7:50pm
A 3-year-old boy found buried at a New Mexico desert compound died in a ritual to "cast out demonic spirits," but his extended family believed he would "return as Jesus" to identify "corrupt" targets for them to attack, prosecutors said on Monday.
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Florida man charged in 'stand your ground' shooting

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 7:03pm
A Florida man was charged with manslaughter on Monday in a fatal shooting during an argument about a parking spot, a case that made headlines when police initially declined to arrest him due to the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law.
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Boy at New Mexico compound died in ritual ceremony, prosecutors say

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 6:39pm
A 3-year-old boy whose remains were found buried at a New Mexico desert compound died during a ritual to "cast out demonic spirits," other children living there told investigators, a prosecutor said in court on Monday.
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Former Transmar executive sentenced to three years prison for fraud

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 5:21pm
Former Transmar Commodity Group Ltd chief executive Peter G. Johnson was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday after he pleaded guilty to defrauding banks in order to win a $400 million credit line for the now bankrupt New Jersey-based cocoa trading company, prosecutors said.
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Boy at New Mexico compound died in ritual ceremony: prosecutors

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 4:14pm
A young boy whose remains were discovered buried at a New Mexico desert compound died during a ritual ceremony to "cast out demonic spirits," other children found at the remote homestead told investigators, a prosecutor said in court on Monday.
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New Mexico compound defendants face detention hearing

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 1:55pm
Five parents arrested on charges of abusing their 11 children at a New Mexico compound where a 12th child died under suspicious circumstances were due back in court on Monday for a hearing to decide whether they should remain jailed.
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Florida man charged in 'stand your ground' shooting: officials

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 1:32pm
A Florida man was charged with manslaughter on Monday for fatally shooting another man on July 19 during an argument over a parking spot, after police initially declined to arrest him due to the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law, officials said.
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Senior U.S. officials to visit wildfire-weary California

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:52pm
Two senior members of the Trump administration will visit California on Monday, where firefighters are battling infernos that have killed at least eight people.
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Gunman in 'stand your ground' Florida shooting charged: officials

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:12am
A Florida man was charged with manslaughter on Monday for fatally shooting another man during an argument over a parking spot, after police initially declined to arrest him due to the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law, officials said.
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U.S. Embassy in Ankara has not made statement regarding pastor Brunson: official

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 7:24am
The U.S. Embassy in Ankara has not put out a statement regarding pastor Andrew Brunson, an embassy official told Reuters on Monday, after a report on social media cited the embassy as saying he would be released from house arrest by Aug. 15.
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Washington white nationalist rally sputters in sea of counterprotesters

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 6:59am
A white nationalist rally in the heart of Washington drew two dozen demonstrators and thousands of chanting counterprotesters on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Five charged with abusing children on New Mexico compound face detention hearing

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 5:48am
Five parents arrested on charges of abusing their 11 children at a New Mexico compound where a 12th child died under suspicious circumstances were due back in court on Monday for a hearing to decide whether the defendants should remain jailed without bond.
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Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits Alaska's oil-producing North Slope

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 8:15pm
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck on Sunday near the native Alaskan village of Kaktovik and part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge where the Trump administration plans to allow oil drilling, but no injuries or damage were reported.
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U.S. House candidates vulnerable to hacks: researchers

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 3:57pm
Three of every 10 candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives have significant security problems with their websites, according to a new study by independent researchers that underscores the threat hackers pose to the November elections.
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Washington police out in force for far right rally on Charlottesville anniversary

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 2:40pm
Police were out in force in Washington on Sunday ahead of a white nationalist rally that was organized to coincide with the anniversary of last year's racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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