Reuters US Domestic News Summary

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Following is a summary of current US domestic news briefs.

Thousands of travelers delayed at U.S. airports by computer outage

Thousands of travelers at U.S. airports faced delays on Friday because of an nationwide outage of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) processing systems that lasted several hours. In a tweet at 6:37 p.m. EDT (2237 GMT), CBP said "the affected systems are coming back online and travelers are being processed."

CDC investigates lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a "cluster" of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. The CDC is working with health departments in Wisconsin, Illinois, California, Indiana and Minnesota on the investigation. Since June 28, states have reported 94 possible cases of severe lung illness tied to vaping, with 30 occurring in Wisconsin, according to a CDC statement on Saturday.

Ex- campaign chief Lewandowski says 'happy' to testify before Congress

President Donald 's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said on Friday that he was "happy" to testify before the Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee as part of a congressional investigation of the presidency. The panel, which is considering whether to recommend 's impeachment, subpoenaed Lewandowski on Thursday as a witness to an alleged attempt by the president to impede former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation after the 2016 election.

Ohio man charged with threatening Jewish community center

An Ohio man who authorities said is a self-described white nationalist is in custody on charges that he threatened to attack a local Jewish community center. James Reardon, 20, was being held on $250,000 bond on Sunday on charges of aggravated menacing and online harassment, according to records from the Mahoning County Sheriff's Office.

Police make arrests as right-wing, anti-fascist groups rally in Portland

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Police in Portland, Oregon arrested at least 13 people on Saturday as a right-wing group marched to a downtown waterfront park and anti-fascist counterprotesters scuffled with officers who tried to keep the two sides apart. A rally by hundreds of supporters of the right-wing Proud Boys organization was met by a similar number of "antifa" opponents, and isolated clashes broke out between both sides and between antifa and police as the gathering wrapped up.

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affirms that Mike Pence will be 2020 running mate

U.S. President Donald said on Sunday he would keep Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate when he seeks re-election in November 2020. "I'm very happy with Mike Pence," , who is expected to easily win the Republican nomination for a second term, told reporters before boarding Air Force One in New Jersey.

Suspect in New York City subway scare apprehended by police

A man blamed by New York City police for leaving two kitchen appliances resembling pressure cookers in a subway station, causing chaos for commuters during Friday morning's rush hour, has been apprehended, authorities said on Saturday. Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea wrote on Twitter that the individual, caught on camera leaving the devices inside the Fulton Street station in Lower Manhattan, was located and an investigation continues. No other details were immediately available.

Official autopsy concludes Epstein's death was suicide by hanging

New York City's chief medical examiner determined on Friday that suicide by hanging was the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose body was found six days ago in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. The sparely worded official announcement detailing the autopsy conclusions rebutted a host of conspiracy theories - including one promoted by President Donald - that had circulated on social media about the death of the well-connected former money manager.

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