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Organizer of deadly Virginia rally plans follow-up in Washington

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:15pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The organizer of a far-right rally last year in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly is planning to hold a rally near the White House in Washington on the first anniversary of the event, federal officials said on Wednesday.

Flash floods punish Texas border towns, Gulf coast area

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:36pm
(Reuters) - Heavy downpours lashed Texas' Gulf Coast and unleashed flash floods on Wednesday, submerging vehicles, swamping homes and forcing numerous water rescues in towns still recovering from last year's Hurricane Harvey.

U.S. airlines ask government not to put separated migrant children on flights

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:25pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four major U.S. airlines have asked the federal government not to use their flights to transport migrant children who have been separated from their parents as part of the Trump administration's policy on illegal immigration.

Trump backs down, orders end to family separations at U.S. border

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:19pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump backed down and abandoned on Wednesday his policy of separating immigrant children from their families on the U.S.-Mexico border, after images of youngsters in cages sparked outrage at home and abroad.

New York sues 3M, five others over toxic chemical contamination

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:51pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state sued 3M Co and five other companies to recover the cost of cleaning up environmental contamination caused by toxic chemicals in firefighting foam that they manufactured.

Speeding to auction record? 1962 Ferrari could fetch $45 million

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:40pm
(Reuters) - A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO road racing car is expected to fetch more than $45 million at auction in August, making it the most valuable car ever to be offered for public sale.

EPA to propose reallocating waived biofuels volumes to other refiners: sources

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:37pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose reallocating biofuel blending obligations waived under its small refinery exemption program to other refiners, in an announcement that could come as early as Friday, according to two sources familiar with the agency's plans.

EPA-recommended chemicals levels in water too high: U.S. report

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The risk level for exposure in water to common chemicals used in Teflon and firefighting foam should be at least seven to 10 times lower than the threshold recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a draft report released on Wednesday that the White House and EPA had tried to keep from publication.

New York sues 3M, five others for cleanup costs of toxic chemicals

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:59pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state sued 3M Co and five other companies to recover the cost of cleaning up environmental contamination caused by toxic chemicals in firefighting foam that they manufactured.

Trump backs down, signs order to end family separations at U.S. border

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump backed down on Wednesday on an immigration policy that sparked outrage at home and abroad, signing an executive order to end the separation of children from their parents when immigrant families are caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

Canada PM pressured to suspend U.S. refugee agreement in face of 'unacceptable' policy

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:37pm
OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday the U.S. practice of separating immigrant children from their parents on its southern border was "unacceptable", even as he resisted pressure to suspend a bilateral agreement designating the United States a "safe" country for refugees.

Tent city for migrant children puts Texas border town in limelight

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:24pm
TORNILLO, Texas (Reuters) - A small Texas farming community near El Paso with no traffic lights, a cotton gin and two dollar stores has found itself playing the uncomfortable host to a U.S. government tent city for children suspected of illegal border crossings.

Several U.S. airlines: Don't put separated migrant children on our flights

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:12pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three major U.S. airlines have asked the federal government to refrain from using their flights to transport migrant children who have been separated from their families as part of the Trump administration's policy on illegal immigration.

West Virginia Supreme Court justice charged with fraud

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:56pm
(Reuters) - West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Allen Loughry was arrested on Wednesday and charged with 22 federal criminal counts including fraud, witness tampering and misuse of government property.

U.S. Air Force says Boeing KC-46 aircraft delivery to start in October

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:50pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday the first delivery of the KC-46 aerial refueling tankers from Boeing Co would start in October.

Michael Bloomberg to spend $80 million to help elect Democrats: NYT

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:42pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a frequent critic of Republican President Donald Trump, intends to spend $80 million helping Democratic candidates in November's U.S. congressional elections, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

Trump to order end of immediate immigrant family separations at U.S. border

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he would sign an executive order on immigration on Wednesday to end the immediate separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, which has sparked outrage in the United States and abroad.

American Airlines, United: don't put separated migrant children on our flights

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:59pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Airlines and United Airlines have asked the federal government to refrain from using their flights to transport migrant children who have been separated from their families.

Trump to sign order on family separations at U.S. border

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:59pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he would sign an executive order on immigration on Wednesday to end the separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, which has sparked outrage in the United States and abroad.

U.S. charges West Virginia Supreme Court justice with fraud

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:23pm
(Reuters) - West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Allen Loughry was arrested on Wednesday and charged with 22 federal criminal counts including fraud, as U.S. prosecutors alleged that he misused government property.

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