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Biden's LGBTQ record draws scrutiny at Iowa presidential forum

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Vice President Joe Biden's decades-long record on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues was scrutinized on Friday in Iowa at the first major forum focused on the topic during the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating contest. Learn More

 

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Trump pressured Ukraine president to investigate Biden: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly pressured Ukraine's president to investigate Joe Biden, one of Trump's chief political rivals, in a July phone call, according to reports on Friday by the Wall Street Journal and other U.S. media outlets. More »

 

California, other states take Trump to court over auto emissions rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of 23 states on Friday sued to block the Trump administration from undoing California's authority to set strict car pollution rules, one of the biggest U.S. battles over climate change. More »

 

Warren, Sanders to visit striking GM workers as dispute continues

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two major Democratic presidential candidates plan to visit striking General Motors workers in Detroit in the coming days as a five-day-old labor dispute threatens to enter its second week. More »

 

U.S. senators urge FDA to remove pod, cartridge-based e-cigarettes from market

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Friday urged federal regulators to immediately remove all pod and cartridge-based e-cigarettes from the market until it can be proven the products are safe. More »

 

Uber sues New York City over cruising and licensing caps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc sued New York City on Friday, seeking to void a new rule limiting how much time its drivers can spend cruising streets in busy areas of Manhattan without passengers, saying it threatens to undermine the company's ride-sharing model. More »

 

U.S. scientists join effort to solve mysterious vaping-related illnesses

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. investigation into hundreds of cases of life-threatening lung illnesses related to vaping has turned up a curious abnormality: Many of the victims had pockets of oil clogging up cells responsible for removing impurities in the lungs. More »

 

U.S. wage law applies to marijuana industry workers: appeals court

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday said the federal law requiring that workers be paid a minimum wage and overtime applies to employees in the marijuana industry, as an increasing number of states legalize recreational use. More »

 

Walmart to stop sales of e-cigarettes in U.S. stores: company memo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Walmart Inc told staff on Friday it will stop selling e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery products at its U.S. stores, amid a growing crackdown on surging teenage use of such products, reports of vaping-related lung disease and some deaths. More »

 

New York Mayor de Blasio ends presidential bid, draws Trump's sarcasm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday ended his 2020 presidential campaign that was overshadowed by better-known liberal Democrats, and drew a sarcastic farewell from a fellow New Yorker, President Donald Trump. More »

 

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