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Commuters in U.S. South cope with ice after deadly storm

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:59
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Commuters in the U.S. South grappled with frigid temperatures and slick driving conditions on Thursday after a storm dumped heavy snow across the region, whipped up winds that snapped power lines and led to the deaths of at least nine people.
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U.S. marshal killed in Pennsylvania while serving warrant to suspect

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:45
HARRISBURG, P.A. (Reuters) - A U.S. deputy marshal was shot and killed in Pennsylvania's capital city and at least two other officers were wounded while attempting to serve an arrest warrant to a suspect who was also hit by return gunfire, authorities said on Thursday.
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U.S. government to shield health workers under 'religious freedom'

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is seeking to further protect the "conscience and religious freedom" of health workers whose beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions and other procedures, in an effort likely to please conservative Christian activists and other supporters of President Donald Trump.
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Parents of captive California siblings to appear in court

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:32
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California couple accused of keeping their 13 children captive and malnourished in the family's squalid suburban home will appear in court on Thursday to face charges of torture and child endangerment charges.
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Texas 'tourniquet killer' set to be first U.S. inmate executed in 2018

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:23
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - In the first U.S. execution of 2018, Texas was set on Thursday to put to death a man convicted of raping and murdering five girls and young women, using a tourniquet to torture and strangle his victims.
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California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversight

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:07
(Reuters) - Lawmakers and advocacy groups are calling for more oversight of home-schooling after a California couple using this method of education was charged with torturing their 13 children.
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Commuters in U.S. South face tough trek after deadly storm

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:00
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Commuters in the U.S. South faced frigid temperatures and dangerously slick roads on Thursday after a winter storm, responsible for at least eight deaths, thrashed the region with heavy snow and winds that snapped power lines.
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Parents of captive siblings to make court appearance in California

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:11
PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - A Southern California couple accused of keeping their 13 children captive and malnourished in the family's squalid suburban home were scheduled to make a first court appearance on Thursday.
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U.S. South commuters face tough trek after deadly storm

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 02:36
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Commuters in the U.S. South face frigid temperatures and dangerously slick roads on Thursday after a deadly winter storm thrashed the region with heavy snow and winds that snapped power lines.
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Trump administration bars Haitians from U.S. visas for low-skilled work

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:33
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday, bringing an end to a small-scale effort to employ Haitians in the United States after a catastrophic 2010 earthquake.
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Exclusive: Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:28
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Do not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to hit the gym, despite his doctor's orders.
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Psychic paid $3.5 million for exorcisms gets prison for evading U.S. taxes

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:55
BOSTON (Reuters) - A self-proclaimed psychic was sentenced on Wednesday to 26 months in prison after admitting that she tried to avoid paying taxes on over $3.5 million that she received from an elderly Massachusetts woman seeking to cleanse herself of demons.
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Exclusive: Trump vows to campaign intensively for Republicans, may avoid primaries

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:21
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he plans to devote much of his time this year to helping Republicans maintain control of the U.S. Congress, but suggested he may stay out of divisive intra-party primary fights.
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Accused NY attacker's lawyers propose deal to avoid death penalty

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:16
(Reuters) - Lawyers for the Uzbek man accused of killing eight people by speeding a truck down a New York City bike path in October proposed a plea deal on Wednesday in which their client would accept life in prison without parole if prosecutors did not seek the death penalty.
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Police comb through filthy California home where starving siblings found

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:29
(Reuters) - Investigators on Wednesday conducted an exhaustive search of the foul-smelling, filthy tract home east of Los Angeles where a California couple are accused of keeping captive and nearly starving 13 minor and adult children, police said.
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Snowstorm, deep freeze leaves four dead in U.S. South

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:50
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A winter storm that caused at least four deaths in the U.S. South on Wednesday brought record low temperatures to parts of the region, where it coated roads with ice, snapped power lines and prompted schools to close.
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Elderly American-Iranian jailed in Iran hospitalised with heart problems: lawyer

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:45
BEIRUT (Reuters) - An 81-year old American-Iranian imprisoned in Iran, Baquer Namazi, was hospitalised earlier this week due to a drop in blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
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Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:42
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.
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U.S. justices sympathize with death row inmate's claim against lawyer

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:55
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled sympathy toward a Louisiana death row inmate convicted of a 2008 triple murder who is seeking a new trial because his lawyer ignored his objections and told jurors the man had killed the victims.
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Coach tells ex-USA gymnastics doctor Nassar in court to 'go to hell'

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:55
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - A coach who sent dozens of young girls for treatment to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to molesting female athletes, told the disgraced physicians on Wednesday to "go to hell" for his crimes.
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