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Politics7 hours ago

John Lenges, 65, a resident of Pinellas County, who changed parties to vote Republican in 2016, and his sister Jeanne Coffin talk at the conclusion of U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign kick off rally in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 18, 2019.  I'd like to give him at least another four years." Before Trump announced his presidential bid, Lenges was a Democrat. He mostly tuned out politics and had never voted for a Republican president. "It was a wakeup call," he said. "Our country needed a turn." Lenges' framed ticket to Trump's inauguration hangs on a home office wall once dedicated to NASCAR. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A retiree worried about his granddaughter's future in Pinellas County, Florida. A factory worker in Racine County, Wisconsin, who doubts politicians will improve her life as a single mother.

Environment4 hours ago

Strong run-off on the Rio Grande river is shown south of Pilar, New Mexico, U.S., June 19, 2019. Picture taken on June 19, 2019.  REUTERS/Andrew Hay

After years of drought, no one in Rio Grande County, Colorado, can remember the last time their namesake river was closed to the public because it was running too high.

U.S. News15 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Navy SEAL Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher leaves court after the first day of jury selection at the court-martial trial at Naval Base San Diego in San Diego, California , U.S., June 17, 2019.    REUTERS/Mike Blake

A Navy SEAL medic testified on Thursday that he was responsible for the death of an Islamic State fighter - not the Navy SEAL defendant undergoing a court martial for war crimes - describing it as a mercy killing.

Healthcare & Pharma2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Planned Parenthood president Dr. Leana Wen speaks at a protest against anti-abortion legislation at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., May 21, 2019. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan/File Photo

A federal appeals court on Thursday cleared the way for the Trump administration to enforce a controversial rule barring clinics that receive federal funds for family planning services from referring patients to abortion providers.

Politics2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign kick off rally at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

A conservation group on Thursday sued the Trump administration for withholding documents related to its decision to cancel a 20-year ban on mining in a Minnesota wilderness area and open it up to copper production.

Healthcare & Pharma4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Homes built on a former surface strip coal mine sit above piles of coal in Norton, Virginia, U.S., May 18, 2018.   Picture taken May 18, 2018.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The head of the U.S. federal agency in charge of mine safety said on Thursday he has no plans to fast-track new limits for coal miner exposure to silica dust because he believes exposure rates are already falling.

U.S. News4 hours ago

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump award Veronica Supliguicha from Ecuador during an event to release of 2019 Trafficking in Persons report at the State Department in Washington, U.S., June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The U.S. State Department's annual human trafficking report released on Thursday demoted Saudi Arabia and Cuba to countries that failed to meet minimum U.S. anti-trafficking standards.

Sports News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Mar 3, 2019; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox former player David Ortiz (red hat) walks on the field prior to the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports -/File Photo

A man being held in the Dominican Republic in connection with the shooting and serious wounding of retired Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was charged in New Jersey on Thursday with drug and weapons violations in an unrelated case, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Lifestyle3 hours ago

Aerialist Nik Wallenda takes a look on a terrace, while speaking with media, as he prepares for a highwire walk over Times Square in New York, U.S., June 20, 2019.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The rope is no wider than his thumb, the height is 25 stories up and the length is five city blocks, but what really concerns aerialist Nik Wallenda about his highwire walk in New York on Sunday is his sister.

U.S. News4 hours ago

Death row inmate Marion Wilson is shown in this undated photo provided June 19, 2019.  Georgia Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS

Georgia is scheduled on Thursday to carry out the 1,500th execution in the United States since 1976, the year capital punishment was legally reinstated, when it puts to death a man convicted of killing an off-duty prison guard in 1996.

Politicsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing on the FY2020 EPA Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Trump administration officials defended their controversial proposal to freeze fuel efficiency requirements at 2020 levels at a congressional hearing on Thursday and said the proposal would be submitted to the White House for final review in the coming weeks.

U.S. News2 hours ago

A rookie police officer in California's capital city has died after she was shot at the scene of a domestic dispute, spurring a standoff and exchange of gunfire with the suspect, who surrendered early on Thursday, police said.

U.S. News2 hours ago

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced criminal charges accusing four former executives of the Canadian payment processor PacNet Services Ltd of running an international mail fraud scheme that cheated U.S. victims out of tens of millions of dollars a year.

U.S. News2 hours ago

Motorists traveled 2.5% more miles on U.S. roads and highways in April compared with a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Transportation said in a monthly report late Thursday.

U.S. News2 hours ago

A federal judge on Thursday ruled that U.S. immigration authorities cannot arrest illegal immigrants at Massachusetts courthouses, the first order of its kind barring courthouse arrests.

U.S. News4 hours ago

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether members of Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board were lawfully appointed in a dispute that could disrupt the panel's restructuring of about $120 billion of the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's debt.

Politics5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A concrete cross commemorating servicemen killed in World War One, that is the subject of a religious rights case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, is seen in Bladensburg, Maryland, U.S., February 11, 2019. Picture taken on February 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Lawrence Hurley/File Photo

A 40-foot-tall (12 meters) cross-shaped war memorial standing on public land in Maryland does not constitute government endorsement of religion, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a decision that leaves unanswered questions about the boundaries of the U.S. Constitution's separation of church and state.

Healthcare & Pharma6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump reacts on stage formally kicking off his re-election bid with a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to issue an executive order on Monday asking health insurers and doctors to disclose new details about healthcare costs, in an attempt to improve price transparency, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Politics7 hours ago

A sign for Republican U.S. Senator Martha McSally and U.S. President Donald Trump stands in a field in the Maricopa County city of Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The road to the White House next year runs through a handful of U.S. states where the election is expected to be especially close due to changing demographics and the polarizing politics of Republican President Donald Trump.

Politics7 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: New York City Mayor and Democratic Presidential candidate Bill de Blasio leaves a rally against new restrictions on abortion passed by legislatures in eight states including Alabama and Georgia, in New York City, U.S., May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon/File Photo

(Advisory: This story contains language that some may find offensive in paragraph 17)

Politics7 hours ago

John Lenges, 65, a resident of Pinellas County, who changed parties to vote Republican in 2016, and his sister Jeanne Coffin talk at the conclusion of U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign kick off rally in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 18, 2019.  I'd like to give him at least another four years." Before Trump announced his presidential bid, Lenges was a Democrat. He mostly tuned out politics and had never voted for a Republican president. "It was a wakeup call," he said. "Our country needed a turn." Lenges' framed ticket to Trump's inauguration hangs on a home office wall once dedicated to NASCAR. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A retiree worried about his granddaughter's future in Pinellas County, Florida. A factory worker in Racine County, Wisconsin, who doubts politicians will improve her life as a single mother.

Environment4 hours ago

Strong run-off on the Rio Grande river is shown south of Pilar, New Mexico, U.S., June 19, 2019. Picture taken on June 19, 2019.  REUTERS/Andrew Hay

After years of drought, no one in Rio Grande County, Colorado, can remember the last time their namesake river was closed to the public because it was running too high.

U.S. News15 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Navy SEAL Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher leaves court after the first day of jury selection at the court-martial trial at Naval Base San Diego in San Diego, California , U.S., June 17, 2019.    REUTERS/Mike Blake

A Navy SEAL medic testified on Thursday that he was responsible for the death of an Islamic State fighter - not the Navy SEAL defendant undergoing a court martial for war crimes - describing it as a mercy killing.

Healthcare & Pharma2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Planned Parenthood president Dr. Leana Wen speaks at a protest against anti-abortion legislation at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., May 21, 2019. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan/File Photo

A federal appeals court on Thursday cleared the way for the Trump administration to enforce a controversial rule barring clinics that receive federal funds for family planning services from referring patients to abortion providers.

Politics2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign kick off rally at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

A conservation group on Thursday sued the Trump administration for withholding documents related to its decision to cancel a 20-year ban on mining in a Minnesota wilderness area and open it up to copper production.

Healthcare & Pharma4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Homes built on a former surface strip coal mine sit above piles of coal in Norton, Virginia, U.S., May 18, 2018.   Picture taken May 18, 2018.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The head of the U.S. federal agency in charge of mine safety said on Thursday he has no plans to fast-track new limits for coal miner exposure to silica dust because he believes exposure rates are already falling.

U.S. News4 hours ago

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump award Veronica Supliguicha from Ecuador during an event to release of 2019 Trafficking in Persons report at the State Department in Washington, U.S., June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The U.S. State Department's annual human trafficking report released on Thursday demoted Saudi Arabia and Cuba to countries that failed to meet minimum U.S. anti-trafficking standards.

Sports News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Mar 3, 2019; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox former player David Ortiz (red hat) walks on the field prior to the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports -/File Photo

A man being held in the Dominican Republic in connection with the shooting and serious wounding of retired Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was charged in New Jersey on Thursday with drug and weapons violations in an unrelated case, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Lifestyle3 hours ago

Aerialist Nik Wallenda takes a look on a terrace, while speaking with media, as he prepares for a highwire walk over Times Square in New York, U.S., June 20, 2019.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

The rope is no wider than his thumb, the height is 25 stories up and the length is five city blocks, but what really concerns aerialist Nik Wallenda about his highwire walk in New York on Sunday is his sister.

U.S. News4 hours ago

Death row inmate Marion Wilson is shown in this undated photo provided June 19, 2019.  Georgia Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS

Georgia is scheduled on Thursday to carry out the 1,500th execution in the United States since 1976, the year capital punishment was legally reinstated, when it puts to death a man convicted of killing an off-duty prison guard in 1996.

Politicsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing on the FY2020 EPA Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Trump administration officials defended their controversial proposal to freeze fuel efficiency requirements at 2020 levels at a congressional hearing on Thursday and said the proposal would be submitted to the White House for final review in the coming weeks.

U.S. News2 hours ago

A rookie police officer in California's capital city has died after she was shot at the scene of a domestic dispute, spurring a standoff and exchange of gunfire with the suspect, who surrendered early on Thursday, police said.

U.S. News2 hours ago

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced criminal charges accusing four former executives of the Canadian payment processor PacNet Services Ltd of running an international mail fraud scheme that cheated U.S. victims out of tens of millions of dollars a year.

U.S. News2 hours ago

Motorists traveled 2.5% more miles on U.S. roads and highways in April compared with a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Transportation said in a monthly report late Thursday.

U.S. News2 hours ago

A federal judge on Thursday ruled that U.S. immigration authorities cannot arrest illegal immigrants at Massachusetts courthouses, the first order of its kind barring courthouse arrests.

U.S. News4 hours ago

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether members of Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board were lawfully appointed in a dispute that could disrupt the panel's restructuring of about $120 billion of the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's debt.

Politics5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A concrete cross commemorating servicemen killed in World War One, that is the subject of a religious rights case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, is seen in Bladensburg, Maryland, U.S., February 11, 2019. Picture taken on February 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Lawrence Hurley/File Photo

A 40-foot-tall (12 meters) cross-shaped war memorial standing on public land in Maryland does not constitute government endorsement of religion, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a decision that leaves unanswered questions about the boundaries of the U.S. Constitution's separation of church and state.

Healthcare & Pharma6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump reacts on stage formally kicking off his re-election bid with a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to issue an executive order on Monday asking health insurers and doctors to disclose new details about healthcare costs, in an attempt to improve price transparency, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Politics7 hours ago

A sign for Republican U.S. Senator Martha McSally and U.S. President Donald Trump stands in a field in the Maricopa County city of Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The road to the White House next year runs through a handful of U.S. states where the election is expected to be especially close due to changing demographics and the polarizing politics of Republican President Donald Trump.

Politics7 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: New York City Mayor and Democratic Presidential candidate Bill de Blasio leaves a rally against new restrictions on abortion passed by legislatures in eight states including Alabama and Georgia, in New York City, U.S., May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon/File Photo

(Advisory: This story contains language that some may find offensive in paragraph 17)

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