US News US News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net. en-us 240 Copyright 2017, Topix Topix // Groups want details on Trump's approval of Keystone pipeline Opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada are asking a judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump's approval of the project. Environmentalists who sued to stop the 1,179-mile pipeline said the documents could bolster their case that Trump's decision was arbitrary and should be overturned by the courts.

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The investigation relates to alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election The special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 US election has charged an attorney with lying to federal investigators about his interactions with a former Trump campaign official. A document filed in federal court in Washington accuses Alex van der Zwaan of lying to investigators about his interactions with Rick Gates, a longtime business associate of President Donald Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort.

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President Trump urges GOP to fight Pennsylvania's congressional map President Donald Trump on Tuesday encouraged Republicans to fight Pennsylvania's new court-imposed map of congressional districts, issued a day earlier in a move expected to improve Democrats' chances at chipping away at the GOP's U.S. House majority. Trump tweeted that Republicans should challenge the new map of Pennsylvania's 18 congressional districts all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary.

WCAX-TV Burlington Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:18:29 GMT 1802200EMOMF 1
Ohio businessman, deported after 38 years in US, vows return The Ohio entrepreneur, who came to the United States 38 years ago and won praise for helping revive once-blighted downtown Youngstown, was arrested during what he thought was another check-in with immigration authorities. He was detained for two weeks and then deported to his native Jordan.

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Father and grandfather charged after boy was shot in face 'I wasn't submissive enough': Ex-child bride who escaped Warren Jeffs' cult reveals how she married her abusive first cousin at 14 and suffered multiple miscarriages - only to be told she wasn't being a good wife 'It was a reprieve.

Daily Mail Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:51:47 GMT 180220S5VEPH 1
Students are preparing to head to Florida to push for gun control measures Some 100 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will travel 400 miles to Florida's capital on Tuesday to urge politicians to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and teachers last week. The students plan to hold a rally on Wednesday in the hope that it will put pressure on the state's Republican-controlled legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws, something some GOP politicians said on Monday they would consider.

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Donald Trump endorses Mitt Romney in run for US Senate seat in Utah President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's run for a US Senate seat in Utah, despite Romney often being critical of Trump. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Romney excoriated Trump as a "fraud" who was "playing the American public for suckers."

The Indian Express Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:06:37 GMT 18021936GSKC 12
Trump again attacks Obama on Twitter The Latest on President Donald Trump :President Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor on Twitter, asking why he didn't do more to prevent Russian election meddling. Demonstrators participate in a "lie-in" during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Washington.

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Prisoner, 71, loses parole bid 54 years after he was jailed for murder Henry Montgomery, flanked by two deputies, awaits the verdict in his 1964 trial for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Hurt in Louisiana A 71-year-old inmate whose case led to a landmark US Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences was denied parole on Monday, more than half a century after he killed a sheriff's deputy at the age of 17. A three-member panel from the Louisiana state parole board voted two to one to keep Henry Montgomery imprisoned. The hearing was his first chance at freedom since his conviction decades ago.

Thetelegraphand Argus Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:33:18 GMT 180219JNU88Q 2
Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced In a Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla, after a shooter opened fire on the campus. Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting.

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Inmate at center of US Supreme Court ruling denied parole A 71-year-old Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences was denied parole on Monday, more than a half-century after he killed a sheriff's deputy at age 17. A three-member panel from the state parole board voted 2 to 1 to keep Henry Montgomery imprisoned. The hearing was his first chance at freedom since his conviction decades ago.

Las Vegas Review Journal Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:33:16 GMT 180219T9MFPT 0
White House Supports Better Background Checks After School Shooting The White House says President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve the federal gun background check system after a school shooting in Florida that killed 17 people. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that the president had spoken to Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, about a bipartisan bill designed to strengthen the FBI database of prohibited gun buyers.

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Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family When the U.S. government approved Ricardo Magpantay, his wife and young children to immigrate to America from the Philippines, it was 1991. By the time a visa was available, it was 2005, and his children could not come with him because they were now adults.

Waco Tribune-Herald Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:12:30 GMT 180219ISJL3T 12
Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding case WASHINGTON>> America's union leaders are about to find out if they were right to fiercely oppose Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court as a pivotal, potentially devastating vote against organized labor. The Supreme Court is being asked to jettison a 41-year-old ruling that allows states to require government employees who don't want to be union members to pay for their share of activities the union undertakes on behalf of all workers, not just its members.

The Honolulu Advertiser Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:40:21 GMT 1802191C22NF 2
Agency managing vast US lands experiences year of upheaval A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff ... . FILE - In this Sept.

WLEX-TV Lexington Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:43:41 GMT 180219FUPMUF 2
Pennsylvania awaits first look at court's congressional map Pennsylvania's high court is on the cusp Monday of imposing a new congressional district map to take effect for the state's 2018 elections, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and boosting the party's quest to capture control of the U.S. House. Monday is the state Supreme Court's self-imposed deadline to unveil new district boundaries, replacing the 6-year-old boundaries the court struck down in a gerrymandering lawsuit last month.

Waco Tribune-Herald Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:16:13 GMT 180218ME1T9V 0
Plane lands on California highway median; no one injured A single-engine Piper propeller plane sits down on a grassy strip freeway landing dividing State Route 101 in Morgan Hill south of San Jose, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the pilot reported engine failure before the emergency landing Sunday morning.

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