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U.S. travel industry urges Washington to reauthorize tourism body Brand USA

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 12:10am
Some 15 executives from companies associated with the tourism industry, such as American Express and Marriott , have urged the U.S. government to renew federal funding of Brand USA, which promotes the United States as a travel destination.
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Trump expresses dismay over cost of keeping Guantanamo prison open

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:28pm
President Donald Trump expressed unhappiness on Wednesday with the cost of keeping open a controversial prison at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and said his administration was studying the issue.
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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg dines with senators in DC

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:06pm
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg met with a half-dozen U.S. senators on Wednesday for dinner as the company seeks to boost its reputation in Washington.
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Trump orders environmental notice to San Francisco on homeless

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:59pm
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had given the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency less than a week to issue a notice to the city of San Francisco over its homelessness problem and attendant pollution.
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Trump directs EPA to issue notice to San Francisco on homeless

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 9:36pm
U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a notice in less than a week to the city of San Francisco on its homeless and other issues.
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Trump to meet with U.S. senators Thursday over biofuels policy

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 8:52pm
President Donald Trump will meet on Thursday with U.S. senators to discuss biofuels policy, Senator Bill Cassidy's office said, as Trump attempts to find a compromise between Big Oil and Big Corn on an issue that pits two constituencies that are important to Trump's quest for a second term against each other.
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Jeffrey Epstein's estate faces new lawsuit from accuser

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 8:49pm
A woman on Wednesday sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, saying the financier sexually abused her for years when she was a teenager.
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American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotage will remain behind bars

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 8:48pm
A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday ordered that an American Airlines mechanic charged with purposely damaging an aircraft that was due to take off from Miami with 150 aboard remain behind bars before a trial, court papers showed.
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Southwest passengers get no damages for flights canceled by de-icer shortage: U.S. judge

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 8:47pm
Southwest Airlines Co won the dismissal of a proposed class-action lawsuit seeking damages for stranded passengers on hundreds of winter flights it was forced to cancel because it ran out of de-icer fluid.
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California governor signs gig economy labor bill into law

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 8:46pm
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed into law a controversial labor bill, AB 5, which spells out when companies must treat "gig economy" contract workers as employees.
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Trump administration rejects California request for homeless funds

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 8:06pm
The Trump administration on Wednesday rejected requests from California for more money from Washington to fight homelessness, opening another front in the battle between the White House and the state's Democratic-led progressive government.
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Resident answers door to find 19-year-old shot, St. Louis police say

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 7:56pm
As of 7:30 p.m., the man is in stable condition police say.
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Trump says there is still a national emergency over border security

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 7:46pm
U.S. President Donald Trump, visiting a wall on the border with Mexico in California, said on Wednesday there was still a national emergency with regard to border security.
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Family of construction worker killed in Shrewsbury forgives crane operator who accidentally hit him

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 7:45pm
"I wish nothing bad on him, it was just an accident," said Breanna Clark, who was raising four children with Shawn Pritchett.
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Waino, Edman and Wieters take down Mad Max; Cardinals win series

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 7:30pm
(Updated) Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings and allowed only an unearned run in beating Washington 5-1. Tommy Edman homered off Nationals ace Max Scherzer in the third and singled in the seventh ahead of pinch-hitter Matt Wieters, who belted a…
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U.S. House Democrats introduce bill to fund government until Nov. 21

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 7:18pm
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a stopgap government funding bill on Wednesday that would maintain current spending levels until Nov. 21 and avoid a government shutdown when funding expires at the end of this month.
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St. Louis board adds $1.5 million to violence prevention effort

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 7:15pm
The Board of Estimate and Apportionment approved Comptroller Darlene Green’s request to increase the total allocated for Cure Violence or some similar program to $2 million. Aldermanic President Lewis Reed wants to add $8 million more; he asked that a…
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U.S. trade groups urge Congress to rein in 'Tariff Man' Trump

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 6:39pm
Nearly two dozen U.S. lobbying groups have joined forces to try to rein in U.S. President Donald Trump's power to unilaterally impose tariffs amid growing concern about the negative economic impact of his trade policies.
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St. Louis police identify fatal gunshot victim as 26-year-old woman

St. Charles News from STLToday.com - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 6:15pm
Sparkle Maxie was found dead after being shot multiple times, police say.
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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg to meet with U.S. senators this week

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 5:12pm
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is on Capitol Hill this week to meet with senators as the social media giant faces scrutiny from both the Federal Trade Commission and members of Congress, the company confirmed on Wednesday.
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