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Trump ‘wall’ in desolate stretch of New Mexico has some asking: Why here?

SANTA TERESA, New Mexico/ WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The 18-foot-tall steel slats extend 20 miles across the rugged Chihuahuan desert in southern New Mexico, cutting through…

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Post-Katrina promise of oil money leaves states shortchanged

(Reuters) – In 2006, a year after hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the U.S. government struck a deal to…

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House demands that upcoming Mueller report be made public

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a non-binding resolution on Thursday calling for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s upcoming report on his…

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Trump vows ‘VETO!’ after bipartisan Senate rebuke on wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday rebuked President Donald Trump by voting to end his border emergency declaration, as 12 Republicans joined Democrats…

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Senior prosecutor Weissmann to leave U.S. special counsel’s team soon

NEW YORK (Reuters) – One of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top prosecutors will soon leave his post, a spokesman said on Thursday, confirming a move…

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Top Mueller prosecutor to leave Russia probe: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top prosecutors is leaving the Department of Justice, according to a National Public Radio report…

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Democrat Beto O’Rourke barnstorms Iowa after jumping into presidential race

BURLINGTON, Iowa (Reuters) – Beto O’Rourke made his debut as a Democratic presidential candidate on Thursday, betting his optimistic economic message, liberal immigration policies and…

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Democrats blast safety net cuts in Trump budget as ‘malicious’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats attacked U.S. social safety net changes proposed by President Donald Trump in his 2020 budget plan, with a senior lawmaker…

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U.S. missile defense budget cut as North Korea pushes ahead

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Just when it looks like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may restart his ballistic missile testing program, U.S. President Donald Trump…

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U.S. Senate to hold crash hearing as lawmakers urge grounding Boeing 737 MAX 8

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of a U.S. Senate panel said on Tuesday he plans to hold a hearing on the fatal crashes of two…

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Appeals court says Ohio may withhold Planned Parenthood funding

(Reuters) – A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected Planned Parenthood’s constitutional challenge to an Ohio law depriving the organization of state funding because…

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U.S. immigration agency to close its overseas offices

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration is planning to close the U.S. immigration agency’s overseas locations, according to current and former officials and…

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Wells Fargo CEO avoids major stumble at heated congressional hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Tuesday pressed Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Tim Sloan for proof the bank has put a…

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U.S. senator asks American, Southwest, United to ground Boeing MAX jets

FILE PHOTO – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh on…

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U.S. senators Romney, Warren urge FAA to temporarily ground Boeing 737 MAX 8

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. senators Mitt Romney and Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday called on the Federal Aviation Administration to follow several other countries and temporarily…

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Key senator says federal privacy bill should be as strong as California’s

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senator Richard Blumenthal, one of several U.S. lawmakers drafting online privacy legislation, said on Tuesday that he wanted to see California’s privacy…

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U.S. immigration agency to slash overseas presence

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. immigration agency plans to significantly reduce its presence abroad, according to an internal e-mail seen by Reuters and current…

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Court allows Ohio law blocking Planned Parenthood funding

FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured at the entrance to a Planned Parenthood building in New York August 31, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (Reuters) – A…

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Top House Intelligence lawmaker: 2020 election ‘enormously vulnerable’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. presidential election in 2020 is “enormously vulnerable” to hacking and foreign influence, Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the U.S….

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‘Be careful what you wish for,’ says Biden, in tease of 2020 presidential bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Vice President Joe Biden teased a possible bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, telling a friendly crowd of…

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Factbox: Democrats jump into 2020 U.S. presidential race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democrats have poured into the 2020 presidential race, lining up to join what has quickly become a crowded field of challengers…

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Ticking clock may save Trump from impeachment in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A momentous question hanging over Washington is whether investigations into President Donald Trump will prompt the U.S. Congress to try to remove…

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Labor unions wield increased clout in crowded Democratic 2020 race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is weighing a 2020 presidential bid, will find a friendly audience on Tuesday when he addresses…

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Russia’s Rosneft says U.S. statements on its Venezuela operations groundless

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s top oil producer Rosneft said on Tuesday that U.S. statements that it had violated U.S. sanctions in its Venezuela activities were…

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U.S. to withdraw all remaining diplomatic personnel from Venezuela

Security forces are seen after looting during an ongoing blackout in Caracas, Venezuela March 10, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (Reuters) – The United States will…

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New York attorney general is investigating Trump projects: NY Times

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs to visit storm-hit areas of Alabama from the White House in Washington, U.S., March 8,…

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U.S. says to withdraw all remaining diplomatic personnel from Venezuela

Security forces are seen after looting during an ongoing blackout in Caracas, Venezuela March 10, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (Reuters) – The United States is…

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Beto O’Rourke heading to Iowa, fueling speculation about White House bid

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke is heading to the early presidential voting state of Iowa this weekend, fuelling speculation that the…

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Election commission fines Jeb Bush Super PAC, Chinese company

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The federal election oversight agency has levied a record fine against the Super PAC that backed former presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, who…

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Senators ask U.S. border agency about reported tracking of journalists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two senior U.S. senators asked U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Monday to provide information on a report that the agency inappropriately…

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U.S. to start making parts for ground-launched cruise missile systems

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will start initial production on parts for ground-launched cruise missile systems, the Pentagon said on Monday, after Washington announced…

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NATO’s Stoltenberg invited to address U.S. Congress April 3

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican and Democratic U.S. congressional leaders on Monday invited NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to address lawmakers next month, offering a rare honor…

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Democrats pick Milwaukee for 2020 presidential convention

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – The Democrats on Monday chose Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to host the national convention where they will formally crown the party’s nominee for U.S….

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NATO’s Stoltenberg will be invited to address U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican and Democratic leaders will invite NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to address Congress next month, offering a rare honor to the head…

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Mueller probe already financed through September: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the team he assembled to investigate U.S. President Donald Trump and his associates have been funded through…

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U.S. transport chief: ‘tight time frame’ for $1 trillion infrastructure boost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Monday said it wanted Congress to approve legislation to boost U.S. infrastructure by at least $1 trillion, with…

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Pelosi: ‘I’m not for impeachment’ of Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump should not be impeached unless the reasons are overwhelming and bipartisan, given how divisive it would be for…

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U.S. election commission fines Jeb Bush Super PAC, Chinese company

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The federal election oversight agency has levied a record fine against the Super PAC that backed former presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, who…

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Pelosi: ‘I’m not for impeachment’ – Washington Post

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi addresses guests at an event hosted by the Economic Club of Washington in Washington, U.S., March 8, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin…

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House Speaker: ‘I’m not for impeachment’ – Washington Post

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi addresses guests at an event hosted by the Economic Club of Washington in Washington, U.S., March 8, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin…

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Trump budget proposes steep subsidy cuts to farmers as they grapple with crisis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget on Monday proposed a 15 percent cut for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, calling its subsidies to…

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Trump budget boosts military and border wall, targets social programs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Monday called for spending more money on the military and a U.S.-Mexico border wall while overhauling social programs…

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NATO’s Stoltenberg will be invited to address U.S. Congress: source

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addresses a news conference during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 14, 2019….

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Trump budget proposes ending electric vehicle tax credit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House proposed on Monday eliminating a tax credit worth up to $7,500 on the purchase of new electric vehicles, a…

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Senator Graham says he will lobby Trump to recognize Golan as part of Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman visit the border line between Israel and Syria…

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U.S. Democrats pick Milwaukee for 2020 presidential convention

(Reuters) – The Democratic Party on Monday picked Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to host the 2020 nominating convention to formally select its candidate for U.S. president, four…

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Privacy lawyers for Google, Intel to appear at senate judiciary hearing on Tuesday: committee statement

FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters)…

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U.S. envoy on North Korea says ‘diplomacy still very much alive’ with Pyongyang

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun listens to South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha during their meeting at the foreign ministry…

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Democrats to hold 2020 presidential convention in Milwaukee: reports

(Reuters) – The Democratic Party has picked Milwaukee, the largest city in the swing state of Wisconsin, to host the 2020 nominating convention where the…

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Third summit between Trump and North Korea’s Kim likely, no date set: U.S. official

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Under Secretary of State Andrea Thompson attends a panel discussion after a Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) conference in…

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