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Florida finds atypical mad cow case, no human threat seen

Reuters US News - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:14
A 6-year-old beef cow in Florida tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday.
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Democratic left, Trump loyalists, women win U.S. nominating contests

Reuters US News - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:49
Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans loyal to Donald Trump scored victories in nominating contests for Florida and Arizona, giving momentum to the insurgent wings of America's two main parties ahead of November elections.
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Arizona residents line up to mourn Senator John McCain

Reuters US News - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:33
Arizona residents lined up at the state capitol Wednesday to pay their respects to Senator John McCain, who endured 5-1/2 years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before becoming one of the most powerful U.S. lawmakers and a two-time Republican presidential candidate.
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Arizona to mourn Senator John McCain at state capitol

Reuters US News - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:08
The body of John McCain, who endured 5-1/2 years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam and went on to become a lion of the U.S. Senate and a two-time Republican candidate for president, will lie in state on Wednesday in the Arizona state capitol.
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Immigration agents arrest 160 workers at Texas trailer plant

Reuters US News - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:05
U.S. agents have arrested 160 employees of a trailer manufacturing plant in north Texas who they said violated immigration laws and were working illegally in the United States.
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Trump's EPA unveils weaker alternative to Obama power plant rule

Reuters US News - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 06:32
The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed replacing a signature Obama-era policy to combat climate change with a weaker plan that would let states write their own rules on coal-fired power plants, prompting critics to warn of dire environmental and health consequences.
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New York Governor Cuomo to debate Democratic rival Cynthia Nixon

Reuters US News - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 06:24
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in his first one-on-one debate in 12 years, will square off on Wednesday against actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, who is challenging him from the left for the Democratic nomination to contest November's election.
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Senator John McCain's body to lie in state at Arizona State Capitol

Reuters US News - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 06:22
The body of John McCain, who endured 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam and went on to become a lion of the U.S. Senate and a two-time Republican candidate for president, will lie in state on Wednesday in the Arizona state capitol.
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Liberal Democrats, Trump loyalists, and women win in U.S. nominating contests

Reuters US News - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 05:42
Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans loyal to Donald Trump scored victories in nominating contests for Florida and Arizona, giving momentum to the insurgent wings of America's two main parties ahead of the November mid-term election.
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Liberal Democrat and Trump-backed Republican to face off for Florida governor

Reuters US News - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 05:41
Liberal mayor Andrew Gillum pulled off a stunning upset in the Democratic primary for Florida governor on Tuesday, beating several better-funded rivals to set up a November showdown against a Republican aligned with President Donald Trump.
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In Arizona Senate race, Republican's embrace of Trump carries risks

Reuters US News - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 00:52
Republican U.S. Representative Martha McSally's embrace of President Donald Trump and his agenda paid off on Tuesday, when the Arizonan beat back conservative challengers for her party's nomination in a crucial U.S. Senate race.
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Hawaii residents hit by floods from Hurricane Lane as new storm forms

Reuters US News - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 21:25
Flash flood warnings were issued on Tuesday for the Hawaiian island of Kauai, with residents on the north coast told to evacuate and others left stranded by high water as the remnants of Hurricane Lane drenched the archipelago and a new storm brewed in the Pacific Ocean.
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California scraps cash bail in move touted as economic fairness

Reuters US News - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 19:41
California will become the first U.S. state to eliminate the cash bail system for people awaiting criminal trial, under a reform bill signed on Tuesday by Governor Jerry Brown that will take effect in October 2019.
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Puerto Rico's death toll from Hurricane Maria raised to nearly 3,000

Reuters US News - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 18:50
The official death toll on Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to strike the Caribbean island in almost a century, was raised on Tuesday from just 64 to nearly 3,000, based on a study ordered by the governor of the U.S. territory.
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White House backs Puerto Rico's effort to account for Hurricane Maria dead

Reuters US News - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 18:15
The White House said on Tuesday it supports Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello's efforts to fully account for the people killed in Hurricane Maria last year after the official toll from the disaster was raised from just 64 to 2,975.
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Vatican knew of Pennsylvania sex abuse cover-up, prosecutor says

Reuters US News - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 17:47
The Vatican knew of a cover-up of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania through secret archives that bishops in the state shared with church leaders in Rome, the state's attorney general Josh Shapiro said on Tuesday.
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Bees besiege Times Square street, drawing swarm of tourists

Reuters US News - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 17:40
It was a case of hold the honey, double the mustard in Times Square at lunchtime on Tuesday.
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Puerto Rico death toll official estimate from Hurricane Maria rises to 2,975

Reuters US News - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 17:16
The official estimate of Puerto Rico's death toll from Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to strike the Caribbean U.S. island territory in nearly 90 years, has been raised to 2,975, up from 64, Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Tuesday.
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Montana case could block first grizzly hunts in 40 years

Reuters US News - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 16:39
A U.S. judge this week will hear arguments in a case aiming to restore protections for Yellowstone area grizzlies or clear the way for trophy hunting of the famed bears for the first time in over 40 years.
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Texas jury finds ex-police officer guilty of murdering black teen

Reuters US News - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 16:09
A Texas jury on Tuesday found a white former policeman guilty of murder for fatally shooting a black teenager in a car moving away from him in a 2017 case in a Dallas suburb that fueled a national debate over possible racial bias in U.S. policing.
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