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Connecticut police to release report on Sandy Hook massacre: media

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:12
(Reuters) - The Connecticut State Police are set to release a report on Friday analyzing their response to the 2012 Sandy Hook gun massacre of 26 young children and educators at Newtown elementary school, the Hartford Courant reported.
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Search for survivors of devastating California mudslide enters third day

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:34
MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - The search for survivors from a devastating Southern California mudslide that has killed at least 17 people moved into its third day on Friday, with some 700 rescue workers expecting to find more dead victims.
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Trump to get first presidential medical exam amid questions about fitness

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump has his first medical exam as U.S. president on Friday after a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny.
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Florida communities scramble to help displaced Puerto Ricans

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:38
KISSIMMEE, Florida (Reuters) - At Leslie Campbell’s office in the central Florida city of St. Cloud, the phone will not stop ringing.
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Rescuers 'searching for a miracle' in California mudslide zone

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 21:40
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescuers picking through waist-deep mud on Thursday, two days after a massive mudslide killed at least 17 people along Southern California's coast, said they feared more bodies may be found but still held out hope for "miracle" survivors.
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Missouri prosecutor to probe Missouri governor over affair

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:16
(Reuters) - The top prosecutor in St. Louis said on Thursday she will investigate the actions of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens after he admitted an extramarital affair with a woman before his election in November 2016, but then denied that he tried to blackmail her to keep it a secret.
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California mudslide's victims include three-year-old, octogenarians

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:23
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - The mudslides that tore through a coastal Southern California area this week claimed the lives of children as young as 3 and senior citizens as old as 89, officials said on Thursday, while rescue crews continued to search for eight people believed missing.
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Bipartisan Senate group crafts 'Dreamer' immigration plan

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:26
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Thursday reached a tentative agreement on legislation to protect young "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation, along with other immigration policy changes, and is attempting to build support for the deal in Congress.
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U.S. judge pushing for opioid settlement reaches out to states: Ohio

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:16
(Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney general said on Thursday.
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Accused N.Y. subway bomber pleads not guilty to terrorism charges

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:06
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Bangladeshi man accused of attempting an Islamic State-inspired suicide bomb attack on a busy New York City commuter hub in December pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal terrorism charges.
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Texas failed to educate, monitor disabled students: federal report

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:24
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas violated federal law by failing to identify and educate students with disabilities and deliberately working to decrease the number of students enrolled in special education programs, the U.S. Department of Education said in a report on Thursday.
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Puerto Rico governor orders probe of discovery of hurricane recovery materials

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:06
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's governor has ordered an investigation of materials discovered in a warehouse belonging to the U.S. territory's electric authority that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said are critical to restoring power following September's Hurricane Maria.
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Judge seeking settlement of opioid lawsuits reaches out to states: Ohio

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:49
(Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney general said on Thursday.
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More layoffs at Indiana factory Trump made deal to keep open

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:40
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - More than 200 workers clocked in for their final shifts on Thursday at Carrier Corp. in Indianapolis in the latest round of layoffs at a plant President Donald Trump toured in December 2016 to trumpet a deal to save jobs and prevent its closure.
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California mudslide's death toll includes mother, school founder

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:35
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue workers on Thursday searched for eight people missing after mudslides that ripped through a coastal Southern California community, as the identities of some of the 17 who died in Tuesday's disaster began trickling out.
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Trump expects medical exam to go well Friday

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he expects a medical examination he is to undergo on Friday will go well and that he would be surprised if it did not.
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Missouri legislators seek probe of governor over affair

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:47
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens said he had an extramarital affair with a woman before his election in November 2016 but denied a local television report that he tried to blackmail her to keep their relationship a secret.
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U.S. service member in Afghanistan wounded in possible insider attack

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:41
KABUL (Reuters) - The U.S. military in Afghanistan is investigating an incident in the eastern province of Nangarhar in which one of its forces was wounded in an apparent insider attack by members of a pro-government militia.
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Baltimore hospital probes release of thinly clad patient in cold

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:19
(Reuters) - A Baltimore hospital has opened an investigation into why a patient was discharged on a freezing night this week and left outside wearing only a thin medical gown, after a video of the incident posted on Facebook attracted wide attention.
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Teens get probation for livestreaming of Chicago sex assault

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:51
(Reuters) - Two teenage boys who pleaded guilty in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed live on Facebook have been sentenced to five years of probation, Chicago prosecutors said on Thursday.
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