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Reuters US News
May 24, 2019

Death toll from storms lashing central U.S. rises to seven
The latest in a line of destructive storms pounding the central United States killed at least three people as tornadoes raked across Missouri while heavy rain flooded rivers in Oklahoma, authorities said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
May 24, 2019

Heavy rains limit operations at Oklahoma refinery, oil pipeline
Heavy rains and storms slamming the central United States forced the closure of a HollyFrontier Corp refinery in Oklahoma and a portion of Tallgrass Energy LP's crude oil pipeline on Thursday.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2019

Tallgrass embargoes deliveries of shut Pony Express pipeline segment
Tallgrass Energy LP said on Thursday it has shut down the south end of its Pony Express pipeline system due to flooding, and provided notice of a temporary embargo of deliveries.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2019

Harvey Weinstein and accusers reach tentative compensation deal: WSJ
Harvey Weinstein, women who accused him of sexual misconduct, his former film studio's board members and the New York attorney general's office have reached a tentative $44 million deal to resolve lawsuits and compensate alleged victims of the Hollywood producer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people it said were familiar with the matter.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2019

Florida executes man convicted of abducting, killing eight women in 1984
A 65-year-old man known as one of Florida's most notorious serial killers who was convicted of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing eight women in 1984 was put to death on Thursday.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2019

Florida executes man convicted of killing eight women in 1984
A 65-year-old man known as one of Florida's most notorious serial killers who had been convicted of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing eight women in 1984 was executed on Thursday.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2019

Las Vegas businessman gets 50 years prison in $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former Las Vegas medical billing company operator who prosecutors called the ringleader of a $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme that bilked thousands of Japanese residents to 50 years in prison.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2019

New York state regulator investigating pension transfer deals: sources
New York state's financial regulator has subpoenaed four insurance brokers as part of a broad investigation into an industry in which life insurers take over corporate pension plans from companies that want to offload them, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2019

FBI increases focus on domestic terrorism threat: official
The FBI, focused intently for years on combating terrorism from abroad, is turning more attention to home-grown, U.S. domestic violent extremists, a senior FBI counterterrorism official said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2019

Trump says U.S. to keep close eye on 'American Taliban' Lindh after release
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States would be closely watching John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, after his release from prison.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2019

U.S. Senate committee proposes $301 million for military housing reform plan
The Senate Armed Services Committee has proposed $301 million in new funding to enhance housing safety and oversight on U.S. military bases, following Reuters reports documenting squalid conditions in privately run military homes, senior committee staff said Thursday.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2019

Bank CEO charged in Manafort bribery scheme designed to get Trump post
The head of a Chicago-based bank was charged in an indictment unsealed on Thursday with bribery and accused of approving $16 million in high-risk loans to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in a scheme to land a top Trump administration post such as secretary of the U.S. Army.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2019

Bank CEO charged in Manafort bribery scheme to get Trump administration post
The head of a Chicago-based bank was charged in an indictment unsealed on Thursday with bribery and accused of corruptly approving high-risk loans to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in a scheme to land a top Trump administration post such as secretary of the U.S. Army.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2019

Sanders, other U.S. Democratic 2020 candidates back workers in dispute with McDonald's
As a part of a push to increase the minimum wage for American workers, Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator and Democratic presidential candidate, on Thursday waded into a dispute between McDonald's Corp and its employees.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2019

Bank CEO Calk charged in scheme to win a job in Trump administration
Federal prosecutors on Thursday unsealed criminal charges against Federal Savings Bank CEO Stephen Calk accusing him of corruptly approving high-risk loans to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in exchange for trying to secure a top job in the Trump administration.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2019

Pompeo slams release of "American Taliban" as unconscionable: Fox
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized the pending release on Thursday of John Walker Lindh, the American captured in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, and said he believed the decision needed to be reviewed.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2019

Florida to execute man convicted of abducting, killing eight women in 1984
A 65-year-old man known as one of Florida's most notorious serial killers who was convicted of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing eight women in 1984 is scheduled to be executed on Thursday.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2019

Swimming, s'mores and shots: Camps harden vaccine rules in U.S. measles outbreak
As the United States battles its worst measles outbreak in 25 years, summer camps are tightening their policies on vaccines, with some prepared to turn away children whose parents opted not to vaccinate them against the disease.

Reuters US News
May 23, 2019

U.S. prosecutors weigh death penalty for accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter
The case of Robert Bowers, the man accused of massacring 11 people at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue last year was set to return to a federal courtroom on Thursday, as prosecutors weigh whether to pursue the death penalty against him.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Texas environmentalists plan lawsuit against Valero for pollution
Three Texas environmental groups notified Valero Energy Corp on Wednesday of plans to file a lawsuit under the U.S. Clean Air Act for pollution at the company's Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, the organizations said.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Navy SEAL's murder trial delayed over defense claims of prosecutor misconduct
A judge in the court-martial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with war crimes in Iraq said on Wednesday the trial would start at least a few days late as lawyers on both sides grappled over allegations that prosecutors illegally snooped on the defense.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

New Jersey man charged with threatening to bomb Trump Tower
A 20-year-old New Jersey man accused of threatening on social media to "shoot everybody" at a pro-Israel march and bomb the Trump Tower skyscraper in New York City was arrested on Wednesday on a string of federal charges, prosecutors said.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Pilot reports flash just before fatal mid-air Alaska plane collision
The surviving pilot in last week's fatal mid-air plane collision in Alaska saw a flash just before the two planes collided with a "large, loud impact," according to a National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report issued on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

House panel, Trump lawyers agree on appeals schedule in financial records case: statement
The House Oversight Committee has reached an agreement with President Donald Trump's attorneys to seek an expedited appeal in a court case in which lawmakers are seeking the U.S. leader's financial records from his accounting firm, the panel said in a statement on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

U.S. Treasury backs away from plan for Harriet Tubman on $20 bill next year
The U.S. Treasury will not introduce a redesigned $20 bill picturing escaped slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman next year as planned, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Judge rules against Trump, paves way for banks to provide his business records to Congress
U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Trump's businesses.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

U.S. election cybersecurity agency staff 'strained to the breaking point'
As the U.S. government prepares to defend the 2020 presidential election from cyber threats, the federal agency charged with helping administer elections, the Election Assistance Commission, says it is "strained to the breaking point," according to Chairwoman Christy McCormick.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Trump loses bid to block banks from providing family's business records to Democratic lawmakers
U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Trump's businesses.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Former U.S. Army soldier indicted for planning to bomb rally: Justice Department
A U.S. combat veteran was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday for allegedly planning to bomb a rally in Long Beach, California, last month, the Justice Department said.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Trump loses court round in U.S. Democratic lawmakers demand for bank documents on his businesses
U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Trump's businesses.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Trump loses court round on Democratic lawmakers' demand that banks provide his business records
U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization on Wednesday lost their bid to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Trump's businesses.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Trump torpedoes meeting with Democrats, blasts Pelosi's 'cover-up' accusation
President Donald Trump on Wednesday abruptly cut short a White House meeting with Democratic lawmakers on infrastructure, then ripped into them over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation that he is engaged in a cover-up and asserted that he could not work with them unless they dropped multiple investigations.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

U.S. Navy SEAL appears in court for hearing in war crimes case
A decorated Navy SEAL platoon leader charged with war crimes in Iraq appeared in a San Diego military court on Wednesday for a hearing focused on allegations by his attorneys that prosecutors engaged in illegal snooping on the defense team and journalists.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Rain, flooding expected in U.S. Southern Plains after deadly storms
Weather forecasters on Wednesday expected drenching rains to roll into the storm-ravaged U.S. southern and central states, where thunderstorms and tornadoes killed at least three people and triggered widespread flooding.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

New York state legislature votes to make Trump tax returns available
New York state's legislature on Wednesday passed a bill that would make it easier for U.S. congressional committees investigating President Donald Trump to get access to his state tax returns.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Trump administration holds off redirecting California's high-speed rail money
The Trump administration on Wednesday agreed not to immediately redirect nearly $1 billion it is withholding from California's high-speed rail project, one of several disputes between Republican Trump and the Democratic-controlled state.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

'American Taliban' to be released from prison Thursday
John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban and vilified as a national traitor, is to be released early from a federal prison on Thursday while some U.S. lawmakers worry he still poses a security risk.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Republican senator wants U.S. Census to ask about criminal records
The U.S. census should include questions about criminal records to help policymakers get former convicts back into the workforce, a Republican lawmaker said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Conservative economist suggests U.S. Census ask about criminal records
The U.S. Census Bureau should ask about survey-takers' criminal records to help policymakers address weaknesses in the judicial system and rehabilitation, an economist at a conservative think-tank plans to tell lawmakers on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Pipeline opponents challenge Louisiana law targeting protesters
Environmental groups and demonstrators arrested near an Energy Transfer LP crude pipeline filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging a 2018 Louisiana state law that made trespassing near oil and gas pipelines a criminal offense.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Trump cuts short infrastructure meeting, blasts Pelosi's 'cover-up' accusation
President Donald Trump on Wednesday abruptly cut off a meeting with U.S. congressional Democrats on infrastructure spending, then ripped into them over intensifying investigations by lawmakers and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation that he is engaged in a cover-up.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Trump accuses Democratic leaders of 'tearing the United States apart'
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused the top Democrats in Congress of "tearing the United States apart" by pursuing investigations stemming from the now-concluded Russia probe.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Pelosi says Trump obstruction, cover-up could be impeachable offense
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday President Donald Trump was engaged in obstruction of justice and a cover-up which could be an impeachable offense.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Deadly storms hit U.S. Southern Plains, more severe weather coming
A storm system that blasted U.S. southern and central states weakened on Tuesday but more severe weather was on the way after thunderstorms and tornadoes left a swath of destruction, killing at least three people and tearing up a NASCAR grandstand.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Trump blasts Pelosi 'cover-up' accusation, balks on infrastructure
President Donald Trump fired back on Wednesday at U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation that he is engaged in a cover-up over the Mueller Russia investigation, saying at a hastily arranged White House appearance, "I don't do cover-ups."

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Pelosi says she prays for Trump after accusing him of cover-up
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she prays for President Donald Trump after a meeting on infrastructure between Democratic congressional leaders and the president collapsed.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Virginia governor's role in blackface yearbook photo unclear, school says
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's former medical school was unable to determine his role in a racist photograph that appeared on his 1984 yearbook page, according to a report released on Wednesday following a three-month inquiry.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Speaker Pelosi: Trump is engaged in 'cover-up'
As Democrats in the U.S. Congress debated possibly impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday, about an hour before a White House meeting with him, that Trump is engaged in a "cover-up."

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

U.S. House's Pelosi: Trump is engaged in 'cover up'
As Democrats in the U.S. Congress debated possibly impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that he is engaged in a "cover-up."

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

House panel, Justice Dept end standoff over Mueller documents
The House Intelligence Committee pulled back on Wednesday from threats to enforce a subpoena against Attorney General William Barr after the Justice Department agreed to turn over materials relating to an investigation into Russian election interference.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

U.S. measles outbreak spreads to Maine, 25th state to report case
Maine became the 25th U.S. state to confirm a case of measles amid the country's worst outbreak of the disease in a quarter century, as state medical officials on Wednesday reported that child was infected but is now fully recovered.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

House panel chief Schiff delays subpoena against Barr after Justice Dept offer
The Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said he would hold off enforcing a subpoena against Attorney General William Barr after the Justice Department agreed to turn over materials relating to an investigation into Russian election interference.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Maine becomes 25th U.S. state caught up in measles outbreak
Medical authorities in Maine on Wednesday confirmed the state's first measles infection in two years, making it the 25th state to report cases of the disease.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Senator Gillibrand wants insurance to pay for fertility treatments
U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday proposed requiring insurance companies to cover expensive fertility treatments, part of a "Family Bill of Rights" that would also help with adoption and medical care.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

U.S. military families more negative about housing than landlords claim, survey shows
U.S. military families are expressing far deeper dissatisfaction with their housing conditions than their private landlords claim, according to a granular survey of tenants at more than 100 bases across the country that was recently presented to Congress.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Trump, House Democrats square off in U.S. court over Deutsche Bank documents
Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization will demand in court on Wednesday that a judge stop Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Trump's businesses.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

U.S. Democrats to press Trump on paying for infrastructure boost
Democrats in Congress will press U.S. President Donald Trump at a White House meeting on Wednesday for details on how to pay for a massive boost in U.S. infrastructure spending after agreeing in April to try to win approval of a $2 trillion package.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Navy SEAL charged with war crimes due back in court for key hearing
A decorated Navy SEAL platoon leader charged with war crimes in Iraq was due back in a San Diego military court on Wednesday for a hearing focused on his lawyers' allegations that prosecutors engaged in illegal snooping on the defense team and news media.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

U.S. south 'still under the gun' after deadly storms
A storm system that blasted the U.S. South was weakening on Tuesday but another was on its way after thunderstorms and tornadoes left a swath of destruction, killed at least two people and tore up a NASCAR grandstand.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

In Fed policy review, labor may finally win out over inflation
At 2.3 percent, Minneapolis' jobless rate seems impossibly low, even with national unemployment at a 50-year trough.

Reuters US News
May 22, 2019

Democrat O'Rourke unveils new plan to protect abortion rights as he seeks to halt slide in polls
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke unveiled an ambitious plan to protect abortion rights on Tuesday through mobilizing every branch of the U.S government to defend a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

Oklahoma reels, Missouri declares state of emergency from storm, floods
Dozens of people were rescued from rising floodwaters and felled trees that smashed homes and blocked roadways in Oklahoma, as severe storms unleashing tornadoes and heavy rain roared through the central United States on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

U.S. states, cities sue to block Trump 'conscience' rule for healthcare workers
A coalition of 23 U.S. states and municipalities sued the Trump administration on Tuesday to stop it from enforcing a rule that would make it easier for doctors and nurses to avoid performing abortions on religious or moral grounds.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

California sues Trump administration over withholding high-speed rail funds
California on Tuesday sued the Trump administration in U.S. District Court after the U.S. Transportation Department confirmed it would withhold $929 million in high-speed rail funding awarded to the state in 2010.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

California sues Trump administration over high-speed rail funds
California on Tuesday sued the Trump administration after it confirmed last week it will withhold $929 million in high-speed rail funding awarded to the state in 2010.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

Hundreds rally at U.S. Supreme Court, calling state abortion bans as step backward
Abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking their party's 2020 presidential nomination, rallied at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by Republican-dominated legislatures in eight states.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

Half of American adults expect war with Iran 'within next few years': Reuters/Ipsos poll
Half of all Americans believe that the United States will go to war with Iran "within the next few years," according to a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll released on Tuesday amid increased tensions between the two countries.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

Hundreds gather at U.S. Supreme Court to protest state abortion bans as step backward
Hundreds of abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking their party's 2020 presidential nomination, rallied in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by Republican-dominated legislatures in eight states.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

U.S. senators urge Volkswagen to end delay in Tennessee union vote
Three Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday questioned a decision by Volkswagen AG's U.S. unit to delay a union election for workers at its Tennessee assembly plant.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

McDonald's faces 25 new sexual harassment complaints from workers
McDonald's Corp was accused on Tuesday in 25 new lawsuits and regulatory charges of condoning sexual harassment in the workplace and retaliating against employees who speak up.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

U.S. abortion rights activists blast new state bans in Supreme Court rally
Hundreds of U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking the party's 2020 presidential nomination, rallied in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by legislatures in eight states.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

Trump expected to tap ex-Virginia attorney general for immigration post: official
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to pick former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for an immigration policy position at the Department of Homeland Security, a White House official said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

Dozens rescued from Oklahoma floods as storms swamp central U.S.: officials
Dozens of people were rescued from rising waters and felled trees that smashed homes and blocked roadways in Oklahoma, as severe storms generating tornadoes and heavy rain roared through central United States on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

McDonald's faces 25 new sexual harassment lawsuits, charges from workers groups
McDonald's Corp has been accused in 25 new legal actions of condoning sexual harassment in the workplace and retaliating against employees who speak up.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

Trump expected to tap Cuccinelli for immigration post at DHS: official
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to pick former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for an immigration policy position at the Department of Homeland Security, a White House official said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

Senators urge Volkswagen to end delay in Tennessee union election
Three Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday questioned the decision by Volkswagen AG's U.S. unit to delay a union election for workers at its Tennessee assembly plant.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

Trump appeals ruling allowing Congress to see his financial records
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday appealed a federal judge's ruling against his attempt to block a House of Representatives committee from seeking his financial records, according to a court filing.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

Abortion-rights activists rally at Supreme Court to protest new state bans
U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, are set to rally in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by legislatures in eight states.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

U.S. abortion-rights activists rally at Supreme Court to protest new state bans
U.S. abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, are set to rally in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by legislatures in eight states.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

Tornado hits near Tulsa, Oklahoma airport as five states brace for severe weather
A tornado was spotted near the main airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, as 22 million people in the central United States faced a severe weather system that brought hail, heavy rain and flooding, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

More tornadoes, hail, heavy rain in store for U.S. southern plains
U.S. southern plains states face more tornadoes, hail and heavy rain after at least 19 twisters tore through parts of Texas and Oklahoma, but the storm system was not as severe as originally feared, the National Weather Service said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

Two more racehorses die at Southern California track: media
Two further racehorses have died since Friday at Santa Anita Park following a spate of 23 other equine deaths at the Southern California venue since December, multiple media have reported.

Reuters US News
May 21, 2019

U.S. garlic growers profit from trade war as most farmers struggle
Unlike millions of other U.S. farmers, garlic growers are profiting from the trade war with China and have cheered President Donald Trump's latest economic attack accordingly.

Reuters US News
May 20, 2019

With shelters at 'max' California border agents drop migrants at bus station
A surge in migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border has pushed immigration detention facilities in California to capacity, forcing U.S. Border Patrol to release many at bus stations in the state for the first time, the agency said on Monday.

Reuters US News
May 20, 2019

U.S. Border agent accused of calling migrants 'savages' before knocking one over
A U.S. Border Patrol agent had called migrants "subhuman" and "savages" in text messages weeks before he knocked over a migrant with a pickup truck, according to federal court documents.

Reuters US News
May 20, 2019

Supreme Court gives Merck another shot to avoid Fosamax lawsuits
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave Merck & Co a new opportunity to avoid lawsuits accusing the company of failing to properly warn patients of debilitating thigh-bone fractures from taking its osteoporosis drug Fosamax, throwing out a lower court decision that had revived the litigation.

Reuters US News
May 20, 2019

White House does not need a 'strongman,' Hickenlooper says in 2020 policy speech
Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on Monday said there is an "authoritarian mentality" in the White House and the United States does not need its own "strongman," as he delivered the first major foreign policy address among two dozen Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination.

Reuters US News
May 20, 2019

Alabama police arrest suspect in shooting death of officer
A man sought for the shooting death of an Auburn, Alabama, police officer and the wounding of two others was arrested without incident early on Monday after a brief manhunt that had the community on edge, authorities said.

Reuters US News
May 20, 2019

Hickenlooper says White House does not need a 'strongman' in 2020 policy speech
Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on Monday said there is an "authoritarian mentality" in the White House and the United States does not need its own "strongman," as he delivered the first major foreign policy address among two dozen Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination.

Reuters US News
May 20, 2019

'Savages': U.S. Border agent accused of slurs before bumping migrant with truck
Text messages sent by a U.S. Border Patrol agent before he knocked over a migrant with a pickup truck showed he called migrants "subhuman," and "savages," according to federal court documents.

Reuters US News
May 20, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court sides with Native American elk hunter
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Native American elk hunter, citing an 1868 treaty between his tribe and the U.S. government as it revived his legal challenge to a conviction for hunting out of season in Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming.

Reuters US News
May 20, 2019

Missouri governor expected to sign eight-week abortion ban into law
Missouri's Republican governor could sign a law as early as this week banning most abortions in the Midwestern state after the eighth week of pregnancy, part of a wave of restrictions aimed at driving a challenge of abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Reuters US News
May 20, 2019

Measles outbreak spreads to Oklahoma as U.S. reports 41 new cases
The worst measles outbreak in the United States in 25 years has spread to Oklahoma, federal health officials said on Monday as they reported 41 new cases nationwide, raising the total number sickened this year to 880 people.

Reuters US News
May 20, 2019

Rural Iowans ponder Trump alternatives as China trade war drags on
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg asked a crowd of hot and sticky supporters packed into an Iowa brewery this weekend whether the United States has a plan to win the ongoing trade war with China.

Reuters US News
May 20, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court tosses ruling against Merck on Fosamax osteoporosis drug
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling that had revived hundreds of lawsuits accusing Merck & Co of failing to properly warn patients of debilitating thigh-bone fractures as a result of taking its osteoporosis drug Fosamax.

Reuters US News
May 20, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Iraqi man's torture-related deportation challenge
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid to avoid deportation by a Christian Iraqi immigrant who argued he would be tortured if sent back to his home country for a drug conviction after more than three decades in the United States.

Reuters US News
May 20, 2019

Missouri governor expected to sign new abortion restrictions into law
Missouri's Republican governor could sign a law as early as this week banning most abortions in the Midwestern state after the eighth week of pregnancy, part of a wave of restrictions aimed at driving a challenge of abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Reuters US News
May 20, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court takes no action in Indiana abortion cases
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took no action on appeals seeking to revive two restrictive Republican-backed abortion laws from Indiana, even as debate rages over a new measure in Alabama that would prohibit the procedure almost entirely.

Reuters US News
May 20, 2019

Billionaire pledges to pay off Morehouse students' debt
Billionaire investor Robert Smith surprised graduating students at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, by using his speech at Sunday's commencement ceremony to pledge to pay off the student loan debt of the entire class of 2019.

Reuters US News
May 20, 2019

Indiana abortion cases ripe for U.S. Supreme Court action
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday could act on appeals seeking to revive two Republican-enacted abortion restrictions from Indiana, even as debate rages over a new measure in Alabama that would ban the procedure almost entirely.

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