Drumbeat of opposition to family separation grows; Trump not budging

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats staged an impromptu congressional protest and moderate Republicans and key U.S. business groups pressed President Donald Trump on Tuesday to stop separating immigrant children from their parents as an opinion poll showed most Americans oppose the policy.

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19.Jun.2018


Trump administration puts skimpy health insurance plans in place

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a finalized rule that will enable millions of Americans to buy skimpy health insurance plans that do not comply with key Obamacare coverage requirements, marking its latest effort to chip away at the healthcare law.

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19.Jun.2018


High heat, chance of flash floods lingers for parts of U.S.

(Reuters) - Hot, humid weather on Tuesday is expected to bring thunderstorms and a risk of flash floods from Texas to the southeastern United States, after damaging overnight storms in the Northeast region of the country, the National Weather Service said.

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19.Jun.2018


Washington, D.C. residents to vote on plan to hike wage for tipped workers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington, D.C. residents on Tuesday are voting on a proposal that would more than quadruple the minimum wage for tipped workers, including servers, bartenders and hairstylists, to $15 an hour, matching that of other workers in the U.S. capital.

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19.Jun.2018


U.S. State Department mocked for hosting Facebook family travel event

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department aroused anger and ridicule for hosting a Facebook event on Tuesday that offered tips on traveling with children at a time when the Trump administration is under fire for its policy of separating immigrant parents and children.

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19.Jun.2018


Ford to redevelop symbol of Detroit decline to house tech workers

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co executives on Tuesday said the automaker will renovate and revamp Michigan Central Station, Detroit's infamous blighted landmark, turning it into offices for up to 5,000 tech workers and software engineers focused on self-driving vehicles and ancillary technologies and services.

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19.Jun.2018


U.S. state, local tax revenue up 5.8 percent in first quarter: Census

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. state and local government tax revenue climbed to $350.2 billion in the first quarter of 2018, a rise of 5.8 percent compared with the same time period in 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau reported on Tuesday.

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19.Jun.2018


Inside the prison hospice where no inmate dies alone

VACAVILLE, Calif. (Reuters) - One of Fernando Murillo's greatest fears is dying in prison.

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19.Jun.2018


Pizza Hut pledges to drop some chicken antibiotics by 2022

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yum Brand Inc's Pizza Hut chain will fully phase out chickens raised with certain antibiotics in its U.S. restaurants by 2022, in the latest push by a major restaurant chain to follow healthier food practices.

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19.Jun.2018


Nick Hague dreamed of the stars as a boy, now he's heading to space

HOUSTON (Reuters) - As a boy growing up in Kansas, Nick Hague looked up at the stars and wanted to explore the unknown. In October, his dream will come true when he blasts off on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station.

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19.Jun.2018