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California to scale back $77 billion high-speed rail project: governor

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 3:19am
California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday the state will dramatically scale back a planned $77.3 billion high-speed rail project that has faced cost hikes, delays and management concerns, but will finish a smaller section of the line.
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Trump: Another government shutdown unlikely but unhappy about deal

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 2:52am
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he was not happy about a tentative immigration deal reached by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, but he did not anticipate another partial shutdown of the federal government.
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Republican Senate leader hopes to act on border bill soon

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 2:52am
U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday welcomed a border security deal reached by a bipartisan group of lawmakers as "good news" and said he hoped the Senate can act quickly on the legislation to avert a U.S. government shutdown.
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New York detective killed by 'friendly fire' while responding to robbery

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 1:10am
A New York City police detective was shot and killed by "friendly fire" and another officer was shot on Tuesday as they responded to an armed robbery, the city's police chief said.
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Wire fox terrier wins top prize at Westminster dog show in New York

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:14am
A wire fox terrier won "Best in Show" at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, emerging as the top dog among nearly 3,000 barking, tail-wagging competitors.
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Striking Denver teachers to resume talks Wednesday, strike enters third day

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:49pm
Thousands of Denver public school teachers will walk the picket lines for a third day on Wednesday, disrupting classes for about 92,000 students after union and school district officials ended talks with no deal in sight, union officials said.
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'Triggerman' convicted in 'Fast and Furious' U.S. agent murder

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:27pm
A man accused of pulling the trigger in the 2010 killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona was convicted of murder on Tuesday in a case tied to an ill-fated U.S. government gun-running sting known as "Fast and Furious".
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Six dogs vie for Westminster Kennel Club grand prize

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 9:42pm
Six dogs will compete for the "Best in Show" title at the Westminster Kennel Club's annual pageant in New York, excluding the winner of the non-sporting canine group, a schipperke, which was ruled ineligible, officials said on Tuesday.
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U.S. agency requires drones to list ID number on exterior

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 8:34pm
The Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday it is requiring small drones to display registration numbers on the exterior to address concerns raised by U.S. security officials and to make it easier to identify owners.
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Explainer: Denver teachers strike challenges landmark incentive pay scheme

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 7:35pm
A unique, incentive-based pay structure adopted by Denver public schools more than a decade ago is at the crux of a strike by teachers who say the bonus system has eroded their earning power in a city where the cost of living has soared over the last 10 years.
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Two New York City police officers shot responding to robbery

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 7:03pm
Two New York City police officers were shot on Tuesday after they responded to an armed robbery, a New York City Police spokeswoman said.
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Striking Denver teachers renew talks with school district

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 6:53pm
Thousands of Denver public school teachers walked picket lines for a second day on Tuesday, disrupting classes for some 92,000 students as union and school district officials resumed contract talks that broke down over the weekend.
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John Dingell, longest-serving member of U.S. Congress, dead at 92

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:32pm
John Dingell, a gruff Michigan Democrat who entered the U.S. House of Representatives in 1955 to finish his late father's term and became a legislative heavyweight and longest-serving member of Congress, died on Thursday. He was 92.
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Women sue Yale, saying off-campus fraternities discriminate, enable abuse

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 4:32pm
Three women sued Yale University and nine fraternities on Tuesday, saying the off-campus clubs harbored a culture of sexual discrimination and assault, and asked the court to order the all-male social organizations to admit women.
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Rapper 21 Savage released from custody on bond - lawyers

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 3:45pm
Rapper 21 Savage was released from custody on bond on Tuesday after he was held for nine days in Georgia on immigration charges, his attorneys said.
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Field of seven dogs to vie for Westminster Kennel Club grand prize

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 3:31pm
Seven of the finest specimens in the pedigree dog world will face off on Tuesday evening, as the Westminster Kennel Club's annual pageant in New York comes to a dramatic close with the awarding of the coveted title of "Best in Show."
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California will not complete $77 billion high-speed rail project: governor

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 3:10pm
California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday the state will not complete a $77.3 billion planned high-speed rail project, but will finish a smaller section of the line.
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Denver union, officials reconvene as school strike enters Day 2

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 2:56pm
Thousands of Denver public school teachers walked picket lines for a second day on Tuesday, disrupting classes for some 92,000 students as union and school district officials were set to resume talks that broke down at the weekend.
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Trump dislikes congressional deal but does not expect shutdown

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 1:21pm
President Donald Trump expressed displeasure on Tuesday with a deal by congressional negotiators on border security spending that offered no funds for his promised U.S.-Mexican border wall, but did not reject it outright and indicated he did not expect another government shutdown.
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Trump undecided on deal to avert another government shutdown

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:32am
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he has yet to decide whether to support an agreement reached by congressional negotiators to avert another partial government shutdown that includes no funds for his promised U.S.-Mexican border wall.
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