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Politics3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees watch from a window as activists hold the "Shutdown ICE" rally in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy

A scant 35 people were taken into custody during a long-threatened U.S. enforcement action that targeted more than 2,100 immigrants who had been ordered deported, the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said on Tuesday.

Politics42 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A bathroom sign welcomes both genders in Durham, North Carolina May 3, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Transgender people in North Carolina can use any public restroom in state-run buildings that conforms with their gender identity under a U.S. court settlement approved on Tuesday, in the latest turn of a long-running dispute that divided the state.

Politics9 hours ago

Monae Davis poses for a portrait after an interview at a halfway house in Buffalo, New York, U.S., July 16, 2019. Picture taken July 16, 2019.  REUTERS/Lindsay DeDario

Monae Davis walked out of prison on March 7, thanks to a new law that eased some of the harshest aspects of the United States' war on drugs.

Politics3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) leads fellow Democratic House committee chairmen in a news conference to discuss their investigations into the Trump administration on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. June 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

A day before Robert Mueller's eagerly anticipated congressional testimony, a senior Democratic U.S. lawmaker on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump's Justice Department of arrogance in instructing the former special counsel to limit the scope of his remarks and said it lacked the authority for such a directive.

Politics33 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A worker places packaged food onto a counter inside of a food distribution center on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, U.S. January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith/File Photo

The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed a rule to tighten food stamp eligibility that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials said, drawing ire from Democratic senators and advocacy groups.

Politics19 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO - U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks to reporters on his way from the Senate floor after a vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. May 14, 2019.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee announced a proposal to lower prescription drug prices on Tuesday that could save $100 billion in costs to government healthcare programs, and said the committee would vote on the legislation on Thursday.

Politics3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO - FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks at the FBI National Academy Graduation Ceremony in Quantico, Virginia, U.S., June 7, 2019 REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Russia is determined to interfere in U.S. elections despite sanctions and other efforts to deter such actions before the next presidential election in 2020, FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday.

U.S. News2 hours ago

Demonstrators clash with the police during a protest calling for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello in San Juan, Puerto Rico July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Puerto Rican officials on Tuesday were executing search warrants for the mobile phones of Governor Ricardo Rosselló and his top associates amid a corruption scandal that provoked 10 days of protests demanding his resignation and took a toll on tourism.

Politics3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after delivering a statement on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo

When Robert Mueller testifies to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers are expected to try to pin down the former special counsel on a crucial question: did he intend for them to carry on where he left off in his investigation of President Donald Trump and the Russians?

U.S. News5 hours ago

REFILE - QUALITY REPEAT U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services' sex offender registry March 28, 2017 and obtained by Reuters July 10, 2019.  New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services/Handout via REUTERS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS IMAGE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY, AN UNPROCESSED VERSION HAS BEEN PROVIDED SEPARATELY.

Jeffrey Epstein, the financier facing charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls, has appealed a federal judge's decision to keep him in a Manhattan jail while he awaits trial.

Politicsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO - The Mueller Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election is pictured in New York, New York, U.S., April 18, 2019.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

When Robert Mueller testifies before Congress on Wednesday about his probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, a key part of the U.S. public appears likely to tune out - Republicans.

U.S. Newsan hour ago

A truck is seen on a collapsed bridge near Northwood, North Dakota, U.S. July 22, 2019 in this image obtained from social media. Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office/North Dakota Highway Patrol/via REUTERS

After more than 110 years, a historic bridge in rural North Dakota has given way to a load of beans.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump said he is considering a "ban," tariffs and remittance fees after Guatemala decided not to ink a safe third country agreement that would have required the poor Central American country to take in more asylum seekers.

Politicsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO - Defense Secretary nominee Mark Esper testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination in Washington, U.S. July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Army Secretary Mark Esper to be secretary of defense, ending the longest period by far that the Pentagon has been without a permanent top official.

Environment3 hours ago

A man peers from a Lower East Side apartment window as a heatwave continued to affect the region in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Severe wind and rain in the northeastern United States left thousands without power on Tuesday, as a record-breaking heat wave ebbed and a flash flood threat moved south with the storm.

Politics3 hours ago

Here is a timeline of significant developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow.

U.S. Legal News3 hours ago

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicle parks near the border fence between Mexico and U.S. as seen from Tijuana, Mexico July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

(This July 22 story corrects end quote in paragraph four to "militia" from "army" and clarifies the history of ICE in paragraph 13)

U.S. News4 hours ago

The U.S. Senate was set to vote on Tuesday to advance the nomination for head of the Federal Aviation Administration of a former airline executive whose handling of a whistleblower case has come under criticism from Democrats.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO - Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales and Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel are seen during a meeting of the Central American Integration System (SICA), in Guatemala City, Guatemala June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

Guatemala's Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel on Tuesday blamed unnamed "national actors" for damaging relations with the United States and said they would be responsible if U.S. President Donald Trump puts tariffs on the poor Central American nation.

Politics5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow (L) speaks with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine at a meeting with U.S. Governors at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo

Ohio's Republican-controlled House of Representatives will likely pass a bill on Tuesday to create subsidies to avoid the early shutdown of the state's two nuclear power reactors, according to analysts and those watching the legislation.

Politics3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees watch from a window as activists hold the "Shutdown ICE" rally in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy

A scant 35 people were taken into custody during a long-threatened U.S. enforcement action that targeted more than 2,100 immigrants who had been ordered deported, the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said on Tuesday.

Politics42 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A bathroom sign welcomes both genders in Durham, North Carolina May 3, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Transgender people in North Carolina can use any public restroom in state-run buildings that conforms with their gender identity under a U.S. court settlement approved on Tuesday, in the latest turn of a long-running dispute that divided the state.

Politics9 hours ago

Monae Davis poses for a portrait after an interview at a halfway house in Buffalo, New York, U.S., July 16, 2019. Picture taken July 16, 2019.  REUTERS/Lindsay DeDario

Monae Davis walked out of prison on March 7, thanks to a new law that eased some of the harshest aspects of the United States' war on drugs.

Politics3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) leads fellow Democratic House committee chairmen in a news conference to discuss their investigations into the Trump administration on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. June 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

A day before Robert Mueller's eagerly anticipated congressional testimony, a senior Democratic U.S. lawmaker on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump's Justice Department of arrogance in instructing the former special counsel to limit the scope of his remarks and said it lacked the authority for such a directive.

Politics33 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A worker places packaged food onto a counter inside of a food distribution center on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, U.S. January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith/File Photo

The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed a rule to tighten food stamp eligibility that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials said, drawing ire from Democratic senators and advocacy groups.

Politics19 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO - U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks to reporters on his way from the Senate floor after a vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. May 14, 2019.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee announced a proposal to lower prescription drug prices on Tuesday that could save $100 billion in costs to government healthcare programs, and said the committee would vote on the legislation on Thursday.

Politics3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO - FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks at the FBI National Academy Graduation Ceremony in Quantico, Virginia, U.S., June 7, 2019 REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Russia is determined to interfere in U.S. elections despite sanctions and other efforts to deter such actions before the next presidential election in 2020, FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Tuesday.

U.S. News2 hours ago

Demonstrators clash with the police during a protest calling for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello in San Juan, Puerto Rico July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Puerto Rican officials on Tuesday were executing search warrants for the mobile phones of Governor Ricardo Rosselló and his top associates amid a corruption scandal that provoked 10 days of protests demanding his resignation and took a toll on tourism.

Politics3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after delivering a statement on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., May 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo

When Robert Mueller testifies to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers are expected to try to pin down the former special counsel on a crucial question: did he intend for them to carry on where he left off in his investigation of President Donald Trump and the Russians?

U.S. News5 hours ago

REFILE - QUALITY REPEAT U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services' sex offender registry March 28, 2017 and obtained by Reuters July 10, 2019.  New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services/Handout via REUTERS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS IMAGE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY, AN UNPROCESSED VERSION HAS BEEN PROVIDED SEPARATELY.

Jeffrey Epstein, the financier facing charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls, has appealed a federal judge's decision to keep him in a Manhattan jail while he awaits trial.

Politicsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO - The Mueller Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election is pictured in New York, New York, U.S., April 18, 2019.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

When Robert Mueller testifies before Congress on Wednesday about his probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, a key part of the U.S. public appears likely to tune out - Republicans.

U.S. Newsan hour ago

A truck is seen on a collapsed bridge near Northwood, North Dakota, U.S. July 22, 2019 in this image obtained from social media. Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office/North Dakota Highway Patrol/via REUTERS

After more than 110 years, a historic bridge in rural North Dakota has given way to a load of beans.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump said he is considering a "ban," tariffs and remittance fees after Guatemala decided not to ink a safe third country agreement that would have required the poor Central American country to take in more asylum seekers.

Politicsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO - Defense Secretary nominee Mark Esper testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination in Washington, U.S. July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Army Secretary Mark Esper to be secretary of defense, ending the longest period by far that the Pentagon has been without a permanent top official.

Environment3 hours ago

A man peers from a Lower East Side apartment window as a heatwave continued to affect the region in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Severe wind and rain in the northeastern United States left thousands without power on Tuesday, as a record-breaking heat wave ebbed and a flash flood threat moved south with the storm.

Politics3 hours ago

Here is a timeline of significant developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow.

U.S. Legal News3 hours ago

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicle parks near the border fence between Mexico and U.S. as seen from Tijuana, Mexico July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

(This July 22 story corrects end quote in paragraph four to "militia" from "army" and clarifies the history of ICE in paragraph 13)

U.S. News4 hours ago

The U.S. Senate was set to vote on Tuesday to advance the nomination for head of the Federal Aviation Administration of a former airline executive whose handling of a whistleblower case has come under criticism from Democrats.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO - Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales and Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel are seen during a meeting of the Central American Integration System (SICA), in Guatemala City, Guatemala June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

Guatemala's Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel on Tuesday blamed unnamed "national actors" for damaging relations with the United States and said they would be responsible if U.S. President Donald Trump puts tariffs on the poor Central American nation.

Politics5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow (L) speaks with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine at a meeting with U.S. Governors at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo

Ohio's Republican-controlled House of Representatives will likely pass a bill on Tuesday to create subsidies to avoid the early shutdown of the state's two nuclear power reactors, according to analysts and those watching the legislation.

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