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U.S. EPA chief Pruitt asked for 24/7 security from first day: watchdog

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:47pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt requested and received around-the-clock security since his first day in office in 2017, the agency's watchdog on Monday told a lawmaker questioning Pruitt's expensive security detail.
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U.S. to consider expanding Medicare drug price negotiation

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:32pm
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering expanding Medicare's ability to negotiate the cost of drugs by giving private payers a role in setting the price of medicines administered in hospitals and doctors' offices, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Monday.
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Puerto Rico bondholders offer debt deal, snubbed by oversight board

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:28pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An offer by Puerto Rico's biggest bondholder groups to settle a dispute covering about half the bankrupt U.S. territory's $71.5 billion in bond debt appeared dead on arrival on Monday, rejected by the island's federal financial oversight board.
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U.S. high court throws out Louisiana death row inmate's conviction

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 1:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Louisiana death row inmate's conviction for a 2008 triple murder, finding that his lawyer violated the man's constitutional rights by ignoring his objections and telling jurors the defendant killed the victims.
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Man in Philadelphia police shooting gets up to 97 years in prison

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:55am
(Reuters) - A man who shot and badly wounded a Philadelphia police officer in what he said was an ambush inspired by Islamic State militants was sentenced to between 48-1/2 and 97 years in prison on Monday, prosecutors said.
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Colorado rangers hunt bear that tried to drag away child

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:42am
(Reuters) - Wildlife rangers in Colorado were hunting a bear early Monday that attacked and tried to drag off a five-year-old girl from her yard.
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U.S. Memorial Day travel to rise for fourth straight year: AAA

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:40am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. travelers will hit the roads, rails and airports this Memorial Day Weekend by the largest numbers in more than a decade, despite the highest gasoline prices in four years, the nation's largest automotive advocacy group said on Monday.
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Warnings of more lava and possible explosion at Hawaiian volcano

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:18am
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Residents near Hawaii's Kilauea volcano faced warnings on Monday that more lava-spewing fissures could open near their homes and that the volcano's summit may be getting ready for an explosion that could scatter ash and debris for miles.
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Huge fissures open on Hawaiian volcano, some defy evacuation order

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:07am
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Two new fissures opened on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, hurling bursts of rock and magma with an ear-piercing screech on Sunday, threatening nearby homes and prompting authorities to order new evacuations.
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Tesla Model S hits truck in Utah

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 8:12am
(Reuters) - A Tesla Inc Model S crashed at speed into a truck from the city's Unified Fire Authority in South Jordan, Utah, late on Friday after failing to slow for a red light, local police said on Monday.
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New York nanny faces life in haunting murder of children in her care

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 5:04am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York nanny convicted of murder in the fatal stabbing of two young children in her care heads to court on Monday to be sentenced for her role in a crime that has been described as every parent's nightmare.
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Huge fissure opens on Hawaiian volcano; some defy evacuation order

Domestic News from Reuters - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 1:26am
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A massive new fissure opened on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, hurling bursts of rock and magma with an ear-piercing screech on Sunday as it threatened nearby homes and prompted authorities to order new evacuations.
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Cracks in Hawaii volcano roar amid warnings of more

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 2:27pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - New fissures roaring like jet engines and spewing magma have opened on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, piling lava as high as a four-story building as the U.S. Geological Survey warned that more outbreaks were likely.
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Trump says wants a government funding deal before August break

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 4:29am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Congress must have a deal to fund the federal government before the summer break in August or lawmakers would have to stay in Washington.
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Parkland students meet with Waffle House hero

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 12:06am
(Reuters) - With hugs and Twitter posts, the man who wrestled an AR-15 rifle from a mass shooter at a Nashville restaurant in April met with more than a dozen survivors of the school shooting at Parkland, Fla., for a cheap breakfast in Miami on Saturday.
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Roaring like jet engines, new crack opens at Hawaii volcano

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:28pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A new fissure roaring like jet engines and spewing magma opened on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Saturday, piling lava as high as a four-story building, as the area torn by the U.S. volcano's eruption spread.
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Hawaii braces for worse lava flows from erupting volcano

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 5:57pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - More destructive lava flows could soon hit Hawaii’s Big Island as the Kilauea volcano erupts, posing a greater threat than oozing magma that has so far destroyed dozens of homes and forced thousands to evacuate, scientists said.
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Families reunited in 'Hugs Not Walls' event at U.S.-Mexico border

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 5:01pm
EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - For three minutes on Saturday, Marcelino Pizarro hugged family members he had not seen since he jumped the fence into the United States from Mexico six years ago.
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U.S. rolls back protections for transgender prison inmates

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 2:09pm
(Reuters) - The Trump administration has rolled back protections for transgender prison inmates introduced under former President Barack Obama after some prisoners challenged the policies in court.
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Scooter-sharing comes to Washington after speed bumps elsewhere

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 05/12/2018 - 1:34pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - So many Washingtonians are gliding the final few blocks of their commutes on motorized scooters that a new sharing program cannot keep up with rush-hour demand. Authorities in other big U.S. cities that pioneered the concept are less than thrilled.
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