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Trump may pardon military men accused or convicted of war crimes: New York Times

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 17:49
U.S. President Donald Trump has asked for files to be prepared on pardoning several U.S. military members accused of or convicted of war crimes, including one slated to stand trial on charges of shooting unarmed civilians while in Iraq, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
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Suspect arrested in Detroit murder that sparked serial killer fears

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 16:37
A 50-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in the murder of a Detroit woman whose body was found in a trash dumpster, a crime that touched off what police called a "horrible rumor" that a serial killer was lurking in the Motor City.
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Bernie Sanders proposes U.S. education overhaul in appeal to black voters

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 14:26
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled an education policy proposal on Saturday designed to pump billions of dollars into the public schools system, in a bid to appeal to black voters who shunned the U.S. senator during his previous presidential run.
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Bernie Sanders proposes U.S. education policy overhaul to appeal to black voters

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:37
Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Saturday announced an education policy proposal designed to pump billions of dollars into the public schools system in a direct appeal to black voters who shunned the U.S. senator in his previous presidential bid.
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U.S. embassy issues Indonesia security alert ahead of election results

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 07:20
The U.S. embassy in Jakarta has issued a security alert ahead of election results due on Wednesday, as Indonesian authorities have arrested nearly 30 suspected militants, including some who police say are able to detonate bombs using Wi-Fi networks.
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Prosecutors say NYC policewoman sought murder of her husband and 14-year-old girl

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 21:12
A New York City policewoman was arrested on Friday and charged with asking a man to arrange the murder of her estranged husband and a 14-year-old girl, court documents showed.
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Migrant families being flown to San Diego from Texas in U.S. border crisis

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:17
Hundreds of detainees from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities in Texas and elsewhere are being flown to San Diego for processing beginning on Friday, the agency said.
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As Fed seeks policy advice, officials visit a struggling New Jersey city

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:03
Two top Federal Reserve officials went to Camden, New Jersey, on Friday, taking a different reading of the pulse of the U.S. economy by visiting what is by one measure the country's lowest-income city, as the central bank seeks advice on how to do a better job.
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Nearly 180 former Ohio State University students claim sexual abuse by doctor

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 19:13
Nearly 180 men who attended Ohio State University claim they were sexually abused more than two decades ago by a now-deceased doctor, and university staff who knew of the abuse failed to act, a report released by the school on Friday said.
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California utility in big 2015 gas leak had failed to probe leaks for decades

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 18:11
The California utility responsible for a massive, 4-month-long gas leak near Los Angeles in 2015 failed to investigate dozens of leaks over decades at the natural gas storage facility, according to a state report released on Friday.
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More than 170 male students claim former Ohio State University doctor abused them

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:38
More than 170 male students at Ohio State University claimed they were sexually abused by a now-deceased doctor and university officials had knowledge of the abuse but did little about it, a report released by the school on Friday said.
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Illinois governor eyes $41.5 billion plan to rebuild state's infrastructure

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:38
Illinois would spend $41.5 billion over six years to rebuild roads, bridges, schools and other facilities that have fallen into "dire shape," under a preliminary plan floated by Governor J.B. Pritzker on Friday.
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New York seizes state's oldest credit union after ex-CEO's embezzlement plea

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 17:10
New York's top financial regulator on Friday seized the state's oldest credit union, Municipal Credit Union, saying it suffered from "unsafe and unsound" conditions after its former chief executive pleaded guilty to embezzlement.
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Detroit police deny 'serial killer' rumors sparked by woman's murder

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 16:43
Detroit police on Friday assured residents of the Motor City that despite rumors on social media they were not aware of a serial killer roaming the downtown streets that they had kept secret from the public.
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Utility failed to probe gas leaks at Aliso Canyon before 2015 accident: state report

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 16:07
A Sempra Energy subsidiary did not conduct detailed inspections or analyses of leaks at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in California before the major 2015 leak that has cost the utility more than $1 billion and generated hundreds of lawsuits, according to a state report released on Friday.
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Corporations, events face boycott threats over U.S. abortion laws

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 15:46
Companies operating in Alabama and Georgia, ranging from Toyota to Netflix, as well as an Alabama music festival faced boycott threats on Friday after the states passed near-total bans on abortion.
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Sempra unit failed to analyze natgas leaks at Aliso Canyon before 2015 accident: state report

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 15:27
A Sempra Energy subsidiary did not conduct detailed inspections or analyses of leaks at the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility before the major 2015 leak that has cost the utility more than $1 billion, according to a state report released on Friday.
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Trump says 'good chance' Democrats will back his immigration, border plan

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 14:42
President Donald Trump on Friday acknowledged he would need some support from Democrats to support his immigration and border agenda, even as opponents soundly rejected his latest proposals as the immigration issue heats up ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections.
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Net neutrality supporter sentenced for death threats to FCC Chairman Pai

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:40
A California man was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty for threatening to kill the family of U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai over the regulator's successful effort to repeal net neutrality rules.
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Former 'slave' in New York sex cult says founder ordered naked meetings

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:33
The founder of an alleged New York sex cult held meetings in which female "slaves" gathered naked on the floor around him while he sat in a chair and lectured them on philosophy, one of the women testified at his criminal trial on Friday.
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