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Georgia police capture man suspected of killing officer

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 15:37
(Reuters) - Georgia police captured a man suspected of killing one officer and wounding another several hours after the shootings in the northwestern part of the state on Friday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.
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Mayor of stricken San Juan blasts U.S. official over 'good news' comment

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 15:16
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The mayor of the capital of Puerto Rico hit back on Friday at the comments of a top U.S. official who said federal efforts to help the territory recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria is "a good news story."
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Rich would benefit most from Trump tax cut plan: policy group

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 15:15
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The wealthiest Americans would benefit the most from President Donald Trump's proposed tax cuts while many upper middle-income people would face higher taxes, independent experts said on Friday in the first detailed analysis of the plan.
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Mayor of stricken San Juan rips U.S. official over 'good news' comment

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:39
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The mayor of the capital of Puerto Rico hit back on Friday at the comments of a top U.S. official who said federal efforts to help the territory recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria is "a good news story."
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Ex-N.Y. brokerage executive avoids prison for pension bribe scheme

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:08
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former managing director at broker-dealer Sterne Agee was sentenced on Friday to six months' home confinement after she pleaded guilty to bribing a former portfolio manager at New York state’s retirement fund in exchange for tens of millions of dollars’ worth of business.
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Michigan mom says she could be jailed for refusing to vaccinate son: media

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:39
(Reuters) - A Detroit mother must vaccinate her 9-year-old son by next week under a judge's order or she could go to jail, according to media reports.
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U.S. Senate panel unveils budget plan paving way for Trump tax cuts

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel took President Donald Trump's proposed tax overhaul a step forward on Friday by unveiling a budget plan for the coming fiscal year that acknowledges lost revenues from tax cuts, while Trump pressed ahead with selling the proposal to the public.
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Wisconsin teen in Slenderman stabbing case agrees to plead guilty

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:19
(Reuters) - One of two Wisconsin girls who said they stabbed a classmate to satisfy the fictitious horror character Slenderman agreed on Friday to plead guilty to avoid prison time, court documents showed.
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U.S. energy chief urges incentives to help coal, nuke power plants

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:50
(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has asked federal regulators to provide price incentives to help keep coal and nuclear power plants open, as a way to address "risks" to the resilience of the electrical grid, the Department of Energy said on Friday.
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Mayor of stricken San Juan raps U.S. official over 'good news' comment

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:44
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The mayor of the capital of Puerto Rico hit back on Friday at the comments of a top U.S. official who said federal efforts to help the territory recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria is "a good news story."
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U.S. energy secretary urges incentives to keep coal, nuke power plants open

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:34
(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has urged federal regulators to provide incentives to keep coal and nuclear power plants open, as a way to address "risks" to the resilience of the U.S. electrical grid, the Department of Energy said on Friday.
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Senate panel proposes $1.5 trillion 10-year revenue cut for tax plan

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:13
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate Budget Committee, in a crucial step forward for tax reform legislation, on Friday released a fiscal 2018 budget resolution that would allow tax cuts to lose up to $1.5 trillion in revenue over the next decade.
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Trump says Puerto Rico, U.S. government need to confront island's debt load

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Puerto Rico needs to work with the U.S. government to determine how to fund rebuilding after Hurricane Maria and what to do about the territory's heavy debt load, President Donald Trump said on Friday.
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Nebraska court's ruling ends beer sales near South Dakota reservation

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:54
LINCOLN, Neb. (Reuters) - Nebraska's Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal involving four stores that wanted to resume beer sales in a small border village near a South Dakota American Indian reservation that has struggled with alcohol abuse problems.
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Slurs prompt U.S. Air Force Academy head to call for racial tolerance

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:31
(Reuters) - Racial slurs were written in the dormitory of the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this week, prompting the head of the institution to tell students, faculty and staff that bigotry would not be tolerated.
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YRC freight terminal in Puerto Rico resumes limited operations

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:54
(Reuters) - YRC Worldwide Inc said on Friday its freight terminal in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico has resumed limited operations and is working to provide service to customers as soon as possible.
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Having the right name at the right, or sometimes wrong, time

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:44
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When reporters descended on upstate New York to ask about a stunning prison break in 2015, state police spokesman Major Charles Guess took their questions.
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Mayor of stricken San Juan hits at U.S. official's 'good news' comment

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:25
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The mayor of the capital of Puerto Rico hit back on Friday at the comments of a top U.S. official who said federal efforts to help the territory recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria is "a good news story."
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Trump administration in spotlight as U.S. top court returns

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:06
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration's ability to win over the U.S. Supreme Court will be put to the test when the nine justices begin their new term on Monday with major cases awaiting on voting rights, religious liberty, union funding and class-action suits.
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