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White House expert tells impeachment hearing that Trump made improper demand of Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House official told impeachment investigators on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's request that Ukraine investigate a political rival was an improper demand as he fended off Republican efforts to cast doubt on his competence and loyalty to the United States. Learn More

 

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Two jail guards for Jeffrey Epstein charged with cover-up in his suicide

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two jail officers falsified records to cover up their failure to check in on accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in the hours before the financier killed himself, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday. More »

 

U.S. House approves bill to avert government shutdown this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation to avert a widespread government shutdown later this week with a bill extending temporary federal funding through Dec. 20. More »

 

An officer and an impeachment witness, he draws ire of Trump allies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Inside the hearing room, U.S. Republican lawmakers repeatedly thanked Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman for his military service on Tuesday before challenging his testimony about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine. More »

 

Seller of bullets to Las Vegas gunman pleads guilty to ammo licensing offense

(Reuters) - An ammunitions dealer who acknowledged selling hundreds of incendiary tracer rounds to the gunman who killed nearly 60 people at a Las Vegas music festival two years ago pleaded guilty on Tuesday to manufacturing bullets without a license. More »

 

Influential U.S. doctors group calls for ban on vaping products

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The American Medical Association (AMA) on Tuesday called for a total ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as smoking cessation tools. More »

 

Indiana teachers use 'outside voices' to demand higher wages

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Thousands of chanting red-clad Indiana teachers swarmed the state capitol on Tuesday, demanding higher salaries and reforms to evaluation policies in a protest that forced half the state's school districts to cancel classes for the day. More »

 

Democrat Warren vows to use 'every tool' to combat white nationalist violence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday if elected to the White House she would use "every tool" at her disposal to combat white nationalist violence, beginning with directing the FBI and Justice Department to put a renewed focus on domestic terrorism. More »

 

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to pay states' lawyers, urged to help victims

(Reuters) - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP got court approval on Tuesday to reimburse millions of dollars in legal fees for states that back its proposed $10 billion settlement of opioid lawsuits, but with a condition meant to help victims of the addiction crisis. More »

 

Where Democratic presidential candidates stand on 'Medicare for All' ahead of next debate

(Reuters) - Perhaps no issue has divided the field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls more than the debate over "Medicare for All." More »

 

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