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Convicted killer recaptured after escape from Mississippi prison

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 23:14
(Reuters) - Authorities in Mississippi have recaptured a convicted killer who slipped away from a state prison, but a second escaped inmate who was serving time for burglary remains at large, the state department of corrections said on Tuesday.
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Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul

AP US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 23:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal "Obamacare" would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear. 2017-09-19T16:17:00-04:00 2017-09-19T20:17:43-04:00
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St. Louis faith leaders urge peace, justice amid turmoil

AP US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 23:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Leaders of several faiths on Tuesday called for peace and justice amid the turmoil that followed the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the 2011 death of a black man. 2017-09-19T16:26:00-04:00 2017-09-19T20:26:05-04:00
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White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

AP US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 23:00
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly 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. 2017-09-19T16:01:00-04:00 2017-09-19T20:01:13-04:00
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Trump's U.N. speech shows nationalist instincts firmly intact

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:14
Among the many signals that Donald Trump sent in his speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, one was especially clear: former chief strategist Steve Bannon's White House departure has not muted the president's "America First" foreign policy instincts.
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Senate intelligence chairman: Facebook should testify

AP US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says Facebook should testify as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, and that the social media giant "seems to have been less than forthcoming" with Congress. 2017-09-19T15:20:00-04:00 2017-09-19T19:20:45-04:00
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Sessions: Sanctuary cities undermine law's moral authority

AP US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:00
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday criticized sanctuary cities that try to protect immigrants in the country illegally as places that "undermine the moral authority of the law." 2017-09-19T16:07:00-04:00 2017-09-19T20:07:37-04:00
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Hospital allow kids to drive themselves to operating room

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:47
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A San Diego children's hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to 'drive' themselves to the operating room.
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Attorney General Sessions steps up anti-'sanctuary' rhetoric after setbacks

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:48
(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped up the Trump administration's critique of so-called sanctuary cities on Tuesday, saying local and state policies to limit cooperation with immigration enforcement are a criminal's "best friend."
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White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

AP US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:00
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly 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. 2017-09-19T14:47:00-04:00 2017-09-19T18:47:06-04:00
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Officer who shot Ga Tech student had been on job 16 months

AP US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:00
ATLANTA (AP) — The officer who fatally shot a Georgia Tech student had been with the campus police department for about 16 months, according to state records. 2017-09-19T13:36:00-04:00 2017-09-19T17:36:39-04:00
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Cloudy, cool August restrains melt of Arctic sea ice

AP US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 19:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Arctic sea ice this summer dropped to its eighth lowest level on record, new federal data show. That's far below average, but considerably above the record low set five years ago. 2017-09-19T13:58:00-04:00 2017-09-19T17:58:23-04:00
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After protests, St. Louis mayor says address racism

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:40
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - The legacies of racism, not only the violent protests that gripped St. Louis after a white former police officer was acquitted of murdering a black man, must be addressed, the city's mayor said on Tuesday.
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Officer who shot Ga Tech student had been on job 16 months

AP US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 17:00
ATLANTA (AP) — The officer who fatally shot a Georgia Tech student had been with the campus police department for about 16 months, according to state records. 2017-09-19T11:57:00-04:00 2017-09-19T15:57:38-04:00
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Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

AP US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 17:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math. 2017-09-19T11:04:00-04:00 2017-09-19T15:04:28-04:00
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Drug dealer gets 11 years in death of Hollywood movie executive

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:19
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A convicted drug dealer was sentenced on Tuesday to 11 years in prison in the death of a Hollywood studio executive whose remains were found buried in the California desert more than two years after he disappeared in 2012.
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White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

AP US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:00
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly 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. 2017-09-19T11:48:00-04:00 2017-09-19T15:48:06-04:00
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Ex-tennis star Blake testifies about his mistaken arrest

AP US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:00
NEW YORK (AP) — Former pro tennis star James Blake testified on Tuesday that a plainclothes police officer wearing a T-shirt and jeans didn't identify himself before throwing him to the ground and handcuffing him in a mistaken arrest in 2015 outside a Manhattan hotel. 2017-09-19T11:46:00-04:00 2017-09-19T15:46:22-04:00
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3 people charged with inciting riot after Georgia Tech vigil

AP US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:00
ATLANTA (AP) — Three people face charges after violent clashes with campus police at Georgia Tech following a vigil for a student fatally shot by officers, a university spokesman said Tuesday. 2017-09-19T10:41:00-04:00 2017-09-19T14:41:10-04:00
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Police give room to St. Louis protests until trouble starts

AP US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police have given demonstrators in the latest St. Louis protests a wide berth, applying a lesson learned in nearby Ferguson to offer protesters ample room to have their say, at least until trouble starts. 2017-09-19T11:44:00-04:00 2017-09-19T15:44:41-04:00
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