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Exclusive: Philadelphia Energy Solutions seeks to permanently shut oil refinery - sources

4 hours 48 min ago
Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) is expected to seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, two sources familiar with the plans said on Tuesday.
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Juul loses home turf as San Francisco bans e-cigarette sales

5 hours 39 min ago
San Francisco will become the first major city in the United States to ban the sale of e-cigarettes as officials look to control the rapid uptick in teenage use of nicotine devices made by companies such as Juul Labs Inc.
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AOC's backing boosts New York progressive in local Democratic primary

6 hours 3 min ago
Political newcomer Tiffany Caban, an insurgent progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, led a nationally watched primary race for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens on Tuesday.
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Exclusive: Philadelphia refinery to seek closure after fire - sources

7 hours 17 min ago
Philadelphia Energy Solutions is expected to seek to close its oil refinery in the city, the largest on the U.S. East Coast, after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, two sources familiar with the plans said.
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U.S. pork lobby says regulatory changes needed after Trump biotech order

8 hours 52 min ago
The U.S. pork lobby said on Tuesday that more must be done to simplify regulations for genetically altered livestock, weeks after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to streamline the review process for agricultural technology.
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Bill Cosby appeals 2018 conviction for Pennsylvania sex attack

8 hours 54 min ago
Bill Cosby's lawyers on Tuesday formally appealed his conviction for drugging and sexually attacking a former friend at his home near Philadelphia 15 years ago, citing what they called errors in legal procedure that allowed trial testimony and evidence the defense contends should have been excluded.
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U.S. sues ex-Trump aide Omarosa, alleges failure to file required financials

9 hours 22 sec ago
The United States on Tuesday sued Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former aide to President Donald Trump and reality television star, saying she knowingly failed to file a required public financial disclosure report after she left the White House.
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Rapper Cardi B pleads not guilty to charges in New York strip club fight

9 hours 39 min ago
Grammy Award-winning rapper Cardi B pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to felony assault charges relating to an alleged fight at a New York City strip club last year.
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Wayfair employee walkout called over alleged furniture sales to U.S. migrant camp

9 hours 41 min ago
Wayfair Inc came under pressure on Tuesday after hundreds of employees were reported to be planning a walkout over the retailer's alleged sale of more than $200,000 in bedroom furniture for a Texas detention facility for migrant children.
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Sept. 11 victims advocates say they secured Senate commitment to extend compensation fund

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 5:18pm
Advocates of a compensation fund for emergency personnel and others who responded at the sites of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States said on Tuesday that they had secured a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for prompt passage of legislation extending the program.
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Trump denies woman's sexual assault accusation: 'She's not my type'

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 4:28pm
U.S. President Donald Trump denied a new accusation of sexual violence raised by a woman who said she had to fight him off more than 20 years ago in the dressing room of a high-end New York department store.
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U.S. senators say social media letting algorithms 'run wild'

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 1:28pm
A U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday questioned how major social media companies like Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google unit use algorithms and artificial intelligence to serve up new content to keep users engaged.
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Illinois joins 10 other U.S. states in legalizing recreational marijuana

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 1:15pm
Illinois on Tuesday became the 11th U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults after Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that also provides for the removal of certain previous drug convictions and will generate new revenue for the financially troubled state.
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Helicopter pilot killed in June 10 crash in New York City flew erratically: NTSB

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:27pm
A pilot who died when his helicopter crashed atop a New York City skyscraper on June 10 had been flying erratically and said he did not know where he was shortly before the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a preliminary report released on Tuesday.
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After long delay, U.S. Supreme Court may act on 'Dreamers' immigrants

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:02pm
The U.S. Supreme Court in the coming days will have a last chance before its three-month summer break to decide whether to take up President Donald Trump's long-stalled bid to end a program that shields from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.
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Helicopter pilot killed in June 10 crash flew erratically: NTSB

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:08am
The helicopter pilot killed in a June 10 crash in New York City requested to return to a heliport and then radioed he "did not where" he was before a striking a 54-story building on 7th Avenue, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a preliminary report released Tuesday.
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U.S. relocates hundreds of migrant children from overcrowded border station

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:34am
Nearly 250 migrant children have been relocated to children's shelters from an overcrowded Texas border patrol station where attorneys said they had been held for weeks in dirty conditions without adequate food and water.
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Woman accused of aiding Islamic State, double-crossing U.S., faces up to life in prison

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:15am
A U.S. woman charged with working as an Islamic State recruiter under the code name "Umm Nutella," who agreed to cooperate with the prosecutors but then divulged her deal to extremists while out on bail, could be sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday.
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Jury convicts Illinois man of Chinese graduate student's kidnap-murder

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 7:58am
An Illinois man who prosecutors described as obsessed with serial killers was found guilty on Monday of the kidnapping and decapitation murder of a Chinese graduate student two years ago and could now face the death penalty.
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Seven migrant deaths reported in 'extreme heat' at U.S. border

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 6:49am
Authorities in Texas reported seven migrant deaths on Monday, including those of a woman, two babies and a toddler, showing the danger of extreme summer heat as Central American families surge across the U.S.-Mexico border.
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