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Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at court to plead guilty in U.S. college scandal

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 14:08
Actress Felicity Huffman arrived at a federal courthouse in Boston on Monday to plead guilty to paying to rig a college entrance exam for her daughter, part of a wide-ranging scandal in which wealthy parents used bribery and fraud to secure their children spots at prominent U.S. universities.
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Victims of alleged N.Y. sex cult seemed 'broken,' former member testifies

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 14:05
Several women members of an alleged New York sex cult, including "Smallville" actress Allison Mack, became dangerously thin after following near-starvation diets at the direction of the group's leader, a 12-year veteran of the group testified on Monday.
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U.S. drops plan to require vehicle brake-throttle override system

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 13:42
The Trump administration said Monday it will drop rules first proposed in 2012 that would have required automakers to install brake-throttle override systems to prevent runaway vehicles.
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Death penalty tensions flare again on divided U.S. Supreme Court

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:31
The U.S. Supreme Court's internal divisions over the death penalty were on full display again on Monday in fresh wrangling over how the justices handled recent attempts by two convicted murderers in Alabama and Texas to put off their executions.
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'I can't breathe': New York police officer faces disciplinary trial in Garner death

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 11:55
The disciplinary trial of the New York City police officer who put Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a fatal chokehold began on Monday, nearly five years after widely seen video of the death sparked a national outcry about policing tactics.
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U.S. records 75 new measles cases, 9.8% increase, as outbreak grows

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:08
The United States recorded 75 new cases of the measles in the last week, totaling 839 cases in the country's worst outbreak of the virus since 1994, federal health officials said on Monday.
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Actress Felicity Huffman to plead guilty to U.S. college cheating scam

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 07:37
Actress Felicity Huffman is due to plead guilty on Monday to paying to have someone cheat on her daughter's behalf on a college entrance exam, part of a wide-ranging scandal in which wealthy parents used bribery and fraud to secure their children spots at prominent U.S. universities.
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Years after chokehold death, New York police officer's disciplinary trial to begin

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 06:11
The disciplinary trial of the New York City police officer who put Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a fatal chokehold will begin on Monday, nearly five years after widely seen video of the death sparked a national outcry about policing tactics.
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Alleged New York sex cult portrayed leader as 'some kind of god' -witness

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 06:04
An alleged New York sex cult shielded its founder from new recruits, building the man up as a genius of unparalleled insight whose followers came to view him as "some kind of god," according to a 12-year veteran of the group.
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Man arrested in deadly attacks on Appalachian trail hikers in Virginia

Reuters US News - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 22:11
A man accused of attacking hikers with a machete on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, killing one person and severely injuring another, has been arrested on murder and assault charges, federal and state authorities said on Sunday.
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Tanker collision, gasoline spill closes portion of Houston Ship Channel

Reuters US News - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 18:32
One barge was severely damaged and another capsized following a collision with a 755-foot (230-m) tanker in the Houston Ship Channel near Bayport, Texas, that spilled about 9,000 barrels of gasoline into the waterway, officials said.
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Connecticut man faces up to 140 years in prison for threatening to kill Trump, others

Reuters US News - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 15:34
A Connecticut man has been indicted after prosecutors say he threatened to kill U.S. President Donald Trump and sent others bomb threats and mail containing suspicious white powder, according to court documents.
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Houston Ship Channel reopens to vessel traffic following tanker collision

Reuters US News - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 15:10
The Houston Ship Channel was reopened with restrictions to shipping on Sunday as emergency officials worked to clear the channel following a collision between a tanker and two barges containing gasoline.
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Harvard professor loses house dean role after joining Weinstein defense

Reuters US News - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 17:36
A Harvard law professor who joined the legal team defending Hollywood mogul Harvard Weinstein against sexual assault charges will not be allowed to continue as dean of a residential house on campus, a university official said on Saturday.
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Tanker collision, gasoline spill closes portion of Houston Ship Channel

Reuters US News - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 13:53
A barge carrying gasoline capsized and leaked its cargo into the Houston Ship Channel near Bayport, Texas, following a collision on Friday with a 755-foot tanker, officials said.
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Pentagon eyes longer-term support on U.S.-Mexico border

Reuters US News - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 13:03
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan made his second trip to the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday as the Pentagon looks to develop a longer-term plan to support President Donald Trump's immigration policies.
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U.S. states accuse Teva, other drugmakers, of price-fixing -lawsuit

Reuters US News - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 12:00
U.S. states filed a lawsuit accusing Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc of orchestrating a sweeping scheme with 19 other drug companies to inflate drug prices - sometimes by more than 1,000% - and stifle competition for generic drugs, state prosecutors said on Saturday.
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Defective fuel tube caused September F-35 crash in South Carolina: report

Reuters US News - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 11:37
A failed fuel tube caused the first crash of an F-35 jet in September of last year, U.S. government investigators said in a report issued this week.
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Teva, other drug companies accused in sweeping U.S. price-fixing scheme: lawsuit

Reuters US News - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 10:30
U.S. states filed a lawsuit accusing 20 drug companies including Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc of a sweeping scheme to inflate drug prices - sometimes by more than 1,000 percent - and stifle competition for generic drugs, state prosecutors said on Saturday.
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Exclusive: Philip Morris suspends social media campaign after Reuters exposes young 'influencers'

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 23:36
Cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc has suspended a global social media marketing campaign in response to Reuters inquiries into the company’s use of young online personalities to sell its new "heated tobacco" device, including a 21-year-old woman in Russia.
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