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Wisconsin man found guilty of sex trafficking on now-defunct Backpage.com

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 18:42
A Wisconsin man who prosecutors say transported seven young women across state lines and forced them into prostitution using ads on Backpage.com before U.S. authorities shut it down was found guilty on Monday on federal sex trafficking charges.
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U.S. measles cases surge nearly 20 percent in early April, CDC says

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 18:34
The number of confirmed cases of measles in the United States this year jumped by nearly 20 percent in the week ended April 11, in the country's second-worst outbreak in nearly two decades, federal health officials reported on Monday.
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Assange, Manning had reason to believe leaks would injure U.S.: prosecutors

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 17:51
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning had reason to believe that leaking U.S. military reports "would cause injury" to the country, federal prosecutors alleged in a newly unsealed court filing on Monday.
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Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago 'up to something,' denied bail: judge

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 16:58
A Chinese woman charged with bluffing her way into U.S. President Donald Trump's Florida resort last month was denied bail on Monday by a federal judge who said he believed she was "up to something nefarious."
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Man accused of throwing boy at Minnesota mall first sought to kill an adult: prosecutors

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 15:20
The man accused of seriously injuring a 5-year-old boy by throwing him from a balcony at Minnesota's Mall of America last week told investigators he had initially intended to kill an adult, but it did not "work out," prosecutors said on Monday.
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Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago 'up to something nefarious': judge

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 15:00
A Chinese woman charged with bluffing her way into U.S. President Donald Trump's Florida resort last month was denied bail on Monday by a federal judge who said he believed she was "up to something nefarious."
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Chinese woman arrested at Trump's Florida resort pleads not guilty

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 14:33
A Chinese woman charged with bluffing her way into U.S. President Donald Trump's Florida resort last month, raising concerns about security at one of the president's weekend getaways, entered a not guilty plea on Monday in federal court.
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Trump calls Muslim lawmaker Ilhan Omar 'out of control' in latest attack

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:46
U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Democratic U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar as an "out of control" purveyor of "hate" speech on Monday before leaving for a visit to the state the Muslim-American represents in Congress.
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U.S. presidential candidate Warren wants drilling, mining banned on federal lands

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:40
U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said on Monday she would ban all fossil fuel extraction on federal land and in coastal waters, setting herself apart from a crowded field of Democratic hopefuls who have made climate change a central campaign issue but have yet to outline specific policies.
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U.S. justices watch their language as they consider profane trademarks

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:09
(Editor's note: contains language that some readers may find offensive, paragraphs 2, 10, 14)
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Actress Lori Loughlin pleads not guilty in college admissions case

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:38
Actress Lori Loughlin said on Monday she will plead not guilty to charges that she participated in what prosecutors say was the largest college admissions scandal uncovered in U.S. history.
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Measles cases in U.S. surge nearly 20% in early April, CDC says

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:19
The number of confirmed cases of measles in the United States this year jumped by nearly 20 percent in the week ended April 11 in the country's second-worst outbreak in nearly two decades, federal health officials reported on Monday.
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U.S. sees surge of nearly 20% in confirmed cases of measles, CDC reports

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 10:41
The number of confirmed cases of measles in the United States this year jumped by nearly 20 percent in the week ended April 11 in the country's second-worst outbreak in nearly two decades, federal health officials reported on Monday.
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Federal court dismisses Trump administration's repeal of coal, oil valuation rule

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 10:37
A federal court has struck down the Trump administration's repeal of an Obama-era policy aimed at boosting revenue for taxpayers by changing how energy companies value sales of coal, oil and gas extracted from federal and tribal land.
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Thunderstorms strike U.S. East Coast, leave thousands without power

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 10:25
Severe thunderstorms blasted the U.S. East Coast with gusts of wind up to 50 miles per hour on Monday morning, knocking out power in thousands of homes and putting several states on flood watch, the National Weather Service said.
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Deadly storms leave thousands without power in eastern U.S

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 07:20
Tornadoes, wind gusts of up to 70 mph and pounding hail remained threats early on Monday from eastern New York and into New England, as the remnants of a deadly storm push out to sea, the National Weather Service said.
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Chinese woman arrested at Trump's Florida resort to enter plea

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 06:08
A Chinese woman charged with bluffing her way into U.S. President Donald Trump's Florida resort last month is expected to enter a plea in federal court on Monday.
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Deadly storms push through the U.S. East Coast

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 05:10
Tornados, wind gusts of up to 70 mph and pounding hail remained threats early Monday from eastern New York and into New England, as the remnants of a deadly weekend storm push out to sea, the National Weather Service said.
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Tornadoes kill at least five as massive storm sweeps U.S. South

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 22:47
Weekend tornadoes killed at least five people, including three children, in the U.S. South, authorities said on Sunday, as a massive storm system with damaging wind and hail moved across the country and began drenching East Coast states.
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Record-early Alaska river thaw follows high winter temperatures

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 21:34
Key Alaska rivers that are usually frozen at this time of year are now free-flowing, with record-early thaws following record-high winter and spring temperatures.
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