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Missouri River towns face deluge as floods move downstream

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 20:36
A string of small Missouri towns prepared for the next deluge along the raging Missouri River on Wednesday after flooding wreaked nearly $1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, killing at least four people and leaving another man missing.
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Missouri towns prepare for deluge as floods move downstream

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:34
A string of small Missouri towns on Wednesday prepared for the next deluge along the snow-melt-swollen Missouri River after flooding wreaked nearly $1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, killing at least four people and leaving another man missing.
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Missouri towns brace for more flooding as Nebraska cleans up

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:15
Small Missouri towns on Wednesday prepared for the next wave of flooding along the snow melt-swollen Missouri River after high waters wreaked an estimated $1 billion in damage in Nebraska, and officials warned the deadly disaster was far from over.
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U.S. farmers face devastation following Midwest floods

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 16:30
Midwestern farmers have been gambling they could ride out the U.S.-China trade war by storing their corn and soybeans anywhere they could - in bins, plastic tubes, in barns or even outside.
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Harvard sued by descendant of U.S. slave photographed in 19th century

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:40
A descendant of an American slave on Wednesday sued Harvard University to gain possession of photos of her great-great-great grandfather that the school commissioned in 1850 on behalf of a professor trying to prove the inferiority of black people.
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U.S. judge blocks drilling over climate change, casting doubt on Trump agenda

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:38
A U.S. judge has blocked oil drilling planned in Wyoming because the government failed to adequately consider its impact on global warming - a decision that could complicate President Donald Trump's broader efforts to expand oil, gas and coal output on America's public lands.
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Deadly Midwestern U.S. floods threaten to spill south as Nebraska cleans up

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:26
Nebraskans struggled on Wednesday to clear the wreckage left by deadly floods that caused an estimated $1 billion in damage, while emergency officials farther south kept a wary eye on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers as the disaster threatened to spread.
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Mitsui petrochemical unit probed after Texas fire rages for days

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:23
State and local investigators have begun probing a petrochemical storage company outside Houston where a massive fire fed by giant tanks of fuel burned for days, darkening the skies with soot for dozens of miles, officials said.
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Justice Thomas speaks as U.S. top court confronts racial bias in jury selection

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:54
U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared poised to side with a black Mississippi death row inmate put on trial six times for a 1996 quadruple murder who accused a prosecutor of repeatedly blocking black potential jurors, though the court's only black member sounded skeptical.
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Trump's border wall money may come at expense of schools for military kids

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:27
The U.S. Department of Defense is proposing to pay for President Donald Trump's much-debated border wall by shifting funds away from projects that include $1.2 billion for schools, childcare centers and other facilities for military children, according to a list it has provided to lawmakers.
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U.S. government failed to consider climate impacts of oil, gas: judge

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:09
A U.S. judge blocked drilling on more than 300,000 acres of federal land in Wyoming, saying officials in their environmental analyses failed to adequately consider the climate change impacts of oil and gas leasing.
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Devastating Nebraska floods threaten to stretch into Southern U.S.

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:03
Emergency officials in Southern U.S. states kept a wary eye on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers as massive flooding that killed four people and caused more than $1 billion in estimated damages to homes, businesses and crops threatened to extend south.
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Texas fire destroyed 11 petrochemical storage tanks before extinguished: official

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:54
A fire at a petrochemical storage site outside Houston destroyed 11 massive storage tanks before it was extinguished early Wednesday, Intercontinental Terminals Co officials said.
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Thomas speaks as U.S. high court weighs death row inmate's race claim

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:28
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared likely to rule in favor of a black Mississippi death row inmate who has been put on trial six times for a 1996 quadruple murder and has accused the lead prosecutor of repeatedly removing black jurors to help secure a conviction.
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Ford adds production of electric vehicles at second North American site

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:10
Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it is adding production of a fully electric vehicle at a second North American plant as part of its $11 billion investment plan set last year.
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Labrador retriever fetches top U.S. dog breed honor for record 28th year

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:53
The loyal and dependable Labrador Retriever hung on for the 28th year in a row to the title of America's most popular dog in 2018, the American Kennel Club said on Wednesday.
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Petrochemical blaze near Houston extinguished, company says

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 06:42
Firefighters on Wednesday extinguished a fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site outside Houston that has been billowing acrid smoke for days, the company said.
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In early campaigning, 2020 Democrats try out tactics for taking on Trump

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 06:06
In the most polarized political environment in decades, Democratic voters want to know how their eventual nominee will match up against President Donald Trump in the November 2020 general election.
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Flooding will go on in storm-ravaged U.S. Midwest

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 05:59
The flooding that devastated the U.S. Midwest is likely to last into next week, as rain and melted snow flow into Kansas, Missouri and Mississippi, the National Weather Service said.
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Two LA police officers face charges over fatal shooting: LA Times

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 04:17
The Los Angeles Police Commission ruled late Tuesday that two officers violated the department's use of deadly force policy when they fired their final shots into a man already shot and prone on a shopping mall floor, media reported.
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