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Driver sobbed after learning he killed woman at Virginia rally

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:11
The white nationalist who drove a car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a Virginia rally last year began sobbing and whimpering after his arrest when police told him he had killed someone, according to video played at his trial on Tuesday.
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New York D.A. won't appeal state ruling on jury trials for noncitizens

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:44
The district attorney in New York City's Bronx County decided not to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by the state's highest court guaranteeing noncitizens in the city charged with minor crimes the right to jury trials when convictions could lead to deportation.
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Lawmaker aims to get citizenship question removed from U.S. census

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:40
The likely incoming Democratic chairman of the congressional panel overseeing the U.S. census said on Tuesday he aims to pressure the Trump administration into removing a question about citizenship from the 2020 census questionnaire.
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Pentagon extends Mexico border mission until end of January

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:39
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has approved a request to extend the deployment of troops to the U.S. border with Mexico until the end of January, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, a move that had been largely expected.
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U.S. 'model soldier' gets 25 years in prison for Islamic State support

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:54
A U.S. Army sergeant described by former colleagues as a one-time "model soldier" was sentenced to 25 years in prison at a federal court in Hawaii on Tuesday after pleading guilty to providing material support to the Islamic State militant group, a local news outlet reported.
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Driver sobbed after learning he had killed woman at Virginia rally

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:20
The white nationalist who drove a car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a Virginia rally last year began sobbing and whimpering after his arrest when police told him he had killed someone, according to video played at his trial on Tuesday.
Categories: National News

Mylan to recall all batches of blood pressure medicine valsartan in U.S.

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:41
Mylan NV said on Tuesday it is expanding a nationwide voluntary recall of its blood pressure medicine valsartan to include all lots, two weeks after it recalled select batches.
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Las Vegas gambler Walters loses insider trading appeal

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:25
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the insider trading conviction and five-year prison sentence of famed Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters, even as it chastised an FBI agent for leaking grand jury information about the case.
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Americans pay respects to late President Bush at U.S. Capitol

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:06
Ordinary Americans, generals and former Cabinet members paid respects at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to the late U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who died last week at the age of 94 after a life of service as a World War Two hero, head of the CIA and wartime president.
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U.S. defense budget below $733 billion would increase risk: official

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:54
The Pentagon's pick to be the next commander of U.S. Central Command said on Tuesday that a budget below $733 billion for fiscal year 2020 would increase the risk to the military.
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Defense budget below $733 billion would increase risk to U.S. military: official

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:38
The Pentagon's pick to be the next commander of U.S. Central Command said on Tuesday that a budget below $733 billion for fiscal year 2020 would increase risk to the military.
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U.S. 'model soldier' to be sentenced for Islamic State support

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:26
A U.S. Army sergeant described by former colleagues as a one-time "model soldier" is due to be sentenced in a Hawaii federal court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to providing material support to the Islamic State militant group.
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Parents of U.S. journalist missing in Syria appeal to U.S., Syria

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:57
The parents of an American journalist kidnapped in Syria six years ago appealed on Tuesday for the United States and Syria to work together to find their son and said they had applied for Syrian visas to lobby there for his release.
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Trump will visit Bush family on Tuesday

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:38
President Donald Trump said he will visit the mourning family of former President George H.W. Bush on Tuesday at Blair House, near the White House.
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Georgia to pick new elections chief amid voting rights debate

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 08:08
(The online version of this story corrects picture, changes it to the U.S. state of Georgia)
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Texas ready to execute member of 'Texas 7' for policeman's murder

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 07:03
Texas is scheduled on Tuesday to execute a member of the "Texas 7," a group of inmates who killed a police officer at a sporting goods store on Christmas Eve in 2000 after they escaped a maximum security prison days earlier.
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Mourners line up to honor former President Bush at U.S. Capitol

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 06:31
The historic and ornate U.S. Capitol Rotunda was hosting mourners on Tuesday paying respects to the 41st U.S. president, George H.W. Bush, who died last week at the age of 94 and will be buried on Thursday in his home state of Texas.
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Tired of waiting for asylum, migrants from caravan breach U.S. border

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 00:53
Central American migrants stuck on the threshold of the United States in Mexico breached the border fence on Monday, risking almost certain detention by U.S. authorities but hoping the illegal entry will allow them to apply for asylum.
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Corporate tax breaks cost U.S. schools billions of lost revenue: report

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 00:35
Corporate tax subsidies, in the spotlight again after Amazon.com Inc's secretive quest to find a site for its second headquarters, are costing American public schools big money, a report will say on Tuesday.
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Number of dead, missing in California's deadliest wildfire drops

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 00:10
The death toll in California's deadliest wildfire was revised downward to 85 and the number of people believed missing dropped again to 11, down from a high of more than 1,200 about two weeks ago, officials said Monday.
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