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U.S. judge may extend freeze on Indonesian immigrants' deportation

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:36
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday signaled she may extend an order preventing the deportation of roughly 50 Indonesian Christians living illegally in New Hampshire, a process that immigration officials began after U.S. President Donald Trump took office.
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Republican lobbyist tied to controversial causes attacked in Virginia

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican lobbyist best known for fueling a conspiracy theory about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer was attacked with pepper spray outside his home in a Washington suburb, police and his publicist said on Wednesday.
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Flights canceled, schools closed across snowy U.S. South

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:26
(Reuters) - A bitter winter storm gripped much of the South on Wednesday, prompting schools to close and causing thousands of flight delays and cancellations as snow, ice and record-breaking cold hit the region.
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Fight over Indonesian immigrants back in U.S. court

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:15
BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for 51 Indonesians living illegally in New Hampshire are due in court on Wednesday to urge a federal judge to grant an injunction blocking U.S. immigration officials from moving forward with efforts to deport them.
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Strike averted at New York's main fruit and vegetable market

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:02
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A work stoppage at a market that supplies much of New York City's fresh fruit and vegetables was averted early on Wednesday when negotiators tentatively reached a new pay deal, the labor union and merchants' association said.
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#MeToo effect: Calls flood U.S. sexual assault hotlines

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 06:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The phones at U.S. sexual assault hotlines have been ringing in record numbers as the #MeToo social movement spurs victims to reach out for help, sending organizations scrambling to keep up.
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Majority of U.S. National Park Service board resigns, saying it was ignored

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 04:33
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Most members of a U.S. National Park Service advisory board, appointed while Barack Obama was president, have resigned after saying they were ignored by President Donald Trump's administration, the panel chairman said on Tuesday.
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Nine charged over fraternity pledge's death at Florida State University

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 02:27
(Reuters) - Nine men were charged on Tuesday over the hazing death of a 20-year-old fraternity pledge, who died of alcohol poisoning at Florida State University late last year, police said.
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Aliens, apocalypse, lightning? ... No, just a meteor rocking Michigan

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 01:17
(Reuters) - A bright meteor briefly swept across the sky over parts of the U.S. Midwest and Canada on Tuesday, weather and geology agencies said, and then caused a powerful explosion that rattled homes and onlookers.
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House Republicans mull funding extension; 'Dreamer' deal not set

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:39
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Republicans considered on Tuesday a stopgap bill to fund the U.S. government through Feb. 16 to avert a shutdown, but the measure would not include Democrats' demands for protections for young people brought to the United States illegally as children.
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Police still baffled by discovery of 13 starved, abused siblings

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:51
PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - Police said on Tuesday they were still seeking answers after finding 13 siblings starving in their parents' squalid Southern California home, some of them chained to beds under "horrific" conditions in an otherwise ordinary suburb.
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Ex-U.S. Navy officers face negligent homicide charges over ship collisions

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:13
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The commanding officers of two U.S. Navy destroyers involved in deadly collisions last year in the Pacific Ocean face courts-martial and military criminal charges including negligent homicide, the U.S. Navy said in a statement on Tuesday.
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U.S. judge excludes 70,000 women from Sterling Jewelers sex bias lawsuit

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:46
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday overturned an arbitrator's ruling allowing about 70,000 women to take part in a nationwide sex discrimination case against Sterling Jewelers Inc even though they had not opted to join.
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U.S. House panel to hold hearing on emergency alerts after Hawaii error

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:45
(Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives panel said on Tuesday it planned a hearing to review a false missile alert sent in Hawaii over the weekend that stirred panic and anger in the Pacific island state.
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'Chelsea bomber' tried to radicalize fellow inmates, U.S. prosecutors say

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:27
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New Jersey man found guilty last year of planting two homemade bombs in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, one of which wounded 30 people, has tried to radicalize fellow inmates with Islamic State and al Qaeda propaganda, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday.
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U.S. Navy officers face possible homicide charges over ship collisions

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:16
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The commanding officers of two U.S. Navy destroyers involved in deadly collisions last year in the Pacific Ocean face courts-martial and could be charged with negligent homicide, the U.S. Navy said in a statement on Tuesday.
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Second U.S. winter storm forces hundreds of flight cancellations

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:51
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A second winter storm in as many weeks is causing hundreds of flight cancellations across the United States, airlines reported on Tuesday, potentially dealing a further blow to carriers' first quarter outlooks.
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U.S. government shutdown looms amid immigration battle

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Partisan finger-pointing over immigration policy on Tuesday left the U.S. Congress and the White House stumbling closer to a possible federal government shutdown by the end of the week, although Wall Street held out hopes for a deal to prevent that.
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Starved California siblings treated after rescue from 'horrific' home

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:24
PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) - The 13 siblings found starving in a filthy California home, some of them shackled to furniture, were getting food and treatment after being rescued from a "horrific" ordeal that could leave them scarred for years, authorities said on Tuesday.
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Ex-CIA officer arrested for retaining classified information

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:59
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Central Intelligence Agency officer was arrested at an U.S. airport on Monday night in connection with charges that he illegally retained highly classified information, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.
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