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Trump says will sign something 'pre-emptive' on immigration border policy

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:52am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would sign something "pre-emptive" soon to solve the problem of immigrant families being separated at the U.S. southern border, which has sparked outrage in the United States and abroad.

House to vote on Thursday on immigration bills

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:56am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives will vote on Thursday on immigration legislation designed to end the U.S. government's practice of separating families who cross the U.S. border illegally, House Speaker Paul Ryan said.

Special Report: Trump's catch-and-detain policy snares illegal immigrants long in U.S.

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:45am
OCILLA, Georgia (Reuters) - Morena Vasquez didn’t want to drive that February night last year, but a co-worker at her job cleaning offices near Atlanta needed some keys dropped off.

Catholic cardinal in Washington accused of sex abuse

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:16am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Vatican has asked the retired archbishop of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, to cease public ministry after finding he was credibly accused of sexually abusing a teenager almost 50 years ago, the archdiocese and McCarrick said Wednesday.

Ohio State University closes sexual assault unit; cites mismanagement

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:04am
(Reuters) - Ohio State University this week shut down its center dedicated to handling complaints of sexual assault after officials discovered that the service was not properly managing victim reports, school officials said.

House to vote Thursday on immigration legislation: Ryan

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 9:24am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, said on Wednesday the House would vote on immigration legislation on Thursday that would end the practice of separating families who cross the U.S. border illegally.

Judge denies Stormy Daniels request to restart case against Trump, Cohen

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 8:53am
(Reuters) - A federal judge in Los Angeles has rejected a request by the adult film actress Stormy Daniels to restart her lawsuit there against U.S. President Donald Trump and his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen.

Heavy rains due to drench Texas Gulf Coast, Midwest

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 6:25am
(Reuters) - Heavy downpours were expected to drench the Gulf Coast of Texas and the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday and could cause flooding especially along already swollen rivers and in low-lying areas, forecasters warned.

Ex-NY state Senate leader, son face retrial on corruption charges

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:04am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam face the start of a second trial on federal corruption charges on Wednesday, nearly a year after an appeals court threw out their 2015 convictions.

Washington D.C. residents approve wage hike for tipped workers

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:53am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tipped workers in Washington, D.C. will eventually become the highest paid in the United States after voters passed a measure to drastically increase their minimum wage.

Trump says would back both House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:19am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump says would back both U.S House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 9:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump says he would back both U.S. House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 8:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Ex-TCW fund manager ordered to turn over texts in harassment lawsuit

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 7:38pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York State judge on Tuesday ordered a former TCW Group Inc fund manager to hand over text messages sent to her best friend about an alleged sexual encounter with her boss that led to the U.S. asset manager firing her.

U.S. judge dismisses Charleston shooting lawsuits, criticizes FBI

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 7:30pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge has dismissed 16 lawsuits filed by survivors of a 2015 mass shooting at a South Carolina church who sued the government over the failure of an FBI-run background check system to prevent the purchase of the murder weapon.

China-based campaign breached satellite, defense companies: Symantec

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 7:01pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defense contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and southeast Asia, security researchers at Symantec Corp said on Tuesday.

FBI agent escorted from office after text messages critical of Trump

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 6:07pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An FBI agent who criticized then-presidential candidate Donald Trump in text messages in 2016 was taken to task by Republicans at a U.S. Congress hearing on Tuesday, while his lawyer said he was recently escorted out of the FBI building.

U.S. congressional Republicans seek legislative fix to family separation crisis

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 5:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to craft legislation that would quell an outcry over the Trump administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, with an opinion poll showing most Americans oppose the policy.

Florida men sentenced to prison for laundering funds from Venezuela

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 5:42pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The owners of a Florida construction equipment exporter were sentenced to prison on Tuesday after they were found guilty of money laundering and illegally transferring more than $100 million from businesses largely in Venezuela to U.S. and foreign bank accounts.

U.S. Marines award amphibious vehicle deal to BAE: U.S. official

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 5:33pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems PLC a contract for wheeled amphibious combat vehicles (ACV) that transport Marines from ship to shore under hostile conditions, according to a U.S. official and a person familiar with the decision.

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