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Cross-border slaying: Can dead teen's family sue US agent?

AP US News - 1 hour 3 min ago
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Whether and when constitutional rights afforded American citizens extend to non-citizens outside the nation's boundaries were at issue Wednesday when a federal appeals court heard arguments about the cross-border shooting death of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. 2017-09-20T10:49:00-04:00 2017-09-20T14:49:19-04:00
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Maria knocks out power, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

AP US News - 1 hour 3 min ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years tore off roofs and doors, knocked out power across the entire island and unleashed heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. 2017-09-20T10:25:00-04:00 2017-09-20T14:25:25-04:00
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Man's path from Eagle Scout to alleged killer baffles family

AP US News - 1 hour 3 min ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An Eagle Scout at age 18, Kenneth Gleason graduated with honors from one of Baton Rouge's most elite high schools and enrolled at Louisiana State University. 2017-09-20T10:41:00-04:00 2017-09-20T14:41:58-04:00
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California sues Trump administration over border wall

Reuters US News - 1 hour 14 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California filed a lawsuit on Wednesday over the Trump administration's plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, adding to the obstacles facing one of the Republican president's key campaign promises.
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U.S. Attorney General Sessions says marijuana still illegal

Reuters US News - 1 hour 20 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug "remains in effect," remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown.
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Maria tears off roofs, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

AP US News - 2 hours 3 min ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years tore off roofs and doors, unleashed heavy flooding and brought down cell towers and power lines Wednesday in an onslaught that could deepen the island's financial crisis. 2017-09-20T09:15:00-04:00 2017-09-20T13:15:51-04:00
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The Latest: Aunt baffled by nephew's arrest in 2 killings

AP US News - 2 hours 3 min ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a 23-year-old white man accused of killing two black men in Baton Rouge (all times local): 2017-09-20T07:59:00-04:00 2017-09-20T11:59:04-04:00
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Boston beheading plotter cited 2013 bombing: prosecutor

Reuters US News - 2 hours 29 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to attack police and behead a conservative blogger on behalf of Islamic State told someone online that he wanted to cause more harm than the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.
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S&P downgrades Pennsylvania credit to A-plus, cites budget problems

Reuters US News - 2 hours 41 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - S&P Global Ratings downgraded Pennsylvania's general obligation debt one notch to A-plus on Wednesday as state officials struggle to close a $2.3 billion budget gap, the credit rating agency said.
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Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

AP US News - 6 hours 3 min ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane Maria would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. 2017-09-20T04:55:00-04:00 2017-09-20T08:55:58-04:00
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California to file lawsuit over Trump border wall

Reuters US News - 6 hours 56 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's attorney general plans to file a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump's plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, the state AG's office said, adding to the obstacles facing a key Trump campaign promise.
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Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

AP US News - 8 hours 3 min ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday as officials warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. 2017-09-20T03:29:00-04:00 2017-09-20T07:29:17-04:00
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Trial opens for American in Islamic State-linked police beheading plot

Reuters US News - 9 hours 59 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to behead police officers in an effort to help Islamic State was due in court on Wednesday for the start of his trial on charges including conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism.
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Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

AP US News - 10 hours 3 min ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico faced Wednesday what officials said could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. 2017-09-20T01:27:00-04:00 2017-09-20T05:27:52-04:00
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White man faces charges in shooting deaths of 2 black men

AP US News - 10 hours 3 min ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 23-year-old white man was arrested and accused of killing two black men and shooting up a black family's home in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated. 2017-09-20T00:11:00-04:00 2017-09-20T04:11:39-04:00
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Walmart, Target join call for 'Dreamer' legislation

Reuters US News - 10 hours 37 min ago
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp and PepsiCo Inc on Wednesday joined an expanded group of nearly 800 companies calling in a letter for U.S. legislation to protect immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents from deportation, according to organizer FWD.us.
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Immigrant hurricane victims turn to churches amid fear

AP US News - 14 hours 3 min ago
HOUSTON (AP) — Immigrants came from across Houston to a Baptist church gymnasium and stacked dollies with boxes of cereal, orange juice and household necessities like cleaning bleach. 2017-09-19T21:23:00-04:00 2017-09-20T01:23:47-04:00
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The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

AP US News - 14 hours 3 min ago
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dennis Lyon was a genetic train wreck. Cancer was ravaging his liver, lungs, bones and brain, and tests showed so many tumor mutations that drugs targeting one or two wouldn't do much good. It seemed like very bad news, yet his doctors were encouraged. 2017-09-19T21:13:00-04:00 2017-09-20T01:13:11-04:00
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Eerie calm hangs over Puerto Rican capital before storm

Reuters US News - 14 hours 25 min ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Streets usually abuzz with diners, shoppers, and traffic stood silent, shuttered and empty in the center of San Juan on Tuesday as the Puerto Rican capital prepared for the onslaught of a massive hurricane the following morning.
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Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows

Reuters US News - 14 hours 50 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama era, according to data reviewed by Reuters.   
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