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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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Study estimates Puerto Rico deaths from Hurricane Maria at nearly 3,000

Reuters US News - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:50
Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, is estimated to account for nearly 3,000 deaths, far more than the official toll of 64, according to a study commissioned by the island's government and released on Tuesday.
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Texas jury finds ex-police officer guilty of murdering unarmed teen

Reuters US News - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:32
A Dallas County jury on Tuesday found a former policeman guilty of murder for using a rifle to kill 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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3-D printed gun blueprints for sale after U.S. court order, group says

Reuters US News - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:07
A Texas-based group that was barred by a U.S. federal judge from issuing blueprints for 3-D printed plastic guns on the internet said on Tuesday it has made the firearm designs available for sale.
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Basler KB to pay $60.4 million to settle U.S. tax dispute

Reuters US News - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 14:43
Basler Kantonalbank said on Tuesday it had settled a long-standing tax dispute with the U.S. Justice Department and will pay $60.4 million in penalties, less than the 100 million Swiss francs ($100 million) it had set aside for the purpose.
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Texas police seek mystery woman spotted in video with wrist restraints

Reuters US News - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 13:48
Texas authorities were searching on Tuesday for a partially dressed woman who briefly appeared in security camera footage with broken restraints dangling from her wrists before she vanished in a suburban subdivision.
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U.S. court rejects atheists' appeal over 'In God We Trust' on money

Reuters US News - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 13:38
A federal appeals court on Tuesday said printing "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency is constitutional, citing its longstanding use and saying it was not coercive.
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Fire breaks out at Plains All American crude tank near Wichita Falls, Texas

Reuters US News - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 12:46
A fire broke out on Tuesday morning at a Plains All American Pipeline crude storage tank east of Wichita Falls, Texas, the company said.
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Basler Kantonalbank to pay $60.4 million for U.S. tax evasion conspiracy: Justice Department

Reuters US News - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 12:26
The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said that Basler Kantonalbank will pay $60.4 million in penalties as part of a deferred prosecution agreement on tax evasion.
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Video game maker cancels three tournaments after shooting

Reuters US News - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 04:58
Video game maker Electronic Arts canceled three tournaments of its Madden NFL 19 football game to review safety protocols after a competitor who lost a tournament attacked with a gun, killing two gamers and wounding 11 others.
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U.S. court says North Carolina gerrymander is illegal, seeks new congressional map

Reuters US News - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 22:19
A federal court ruled on Monday that North Carolina Republicans illegally drew up U.S. congressional districts in the state to benefit their party, suggesting that new lines be crafted before November's election.
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Facebook fugitive fights U.S. request to extradite him from Ecuador: lawyer

Reuters US News - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 22:00
A New York man charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg is fighting extradition from Ecuador where he was arrested after fleeing before his trial in the United States more than three years ago.
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Factbox: McCain's wife counted among his possible successors in Senate

Reuters US News - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 21:08
Cindy McCain, wife of the late Republican U.S. Senator John McCain, has emerged as one of the more prominent names of possible appointees to succeed him, along with several former members of Arizona's congressional delegation.
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Gamer killed in Florida 'never even had a fist fight'

Reuters US News - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 18:32
Elijah Clayton, one of two men killed on Sunday at a video gaming competition in Jacksonville, Florida, was a peaceful young man who had "never even had a fist fight," his cousin said.
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White House wobbles on U.S. flag after McCain death

Reuters US News - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 17:51
The White House lowered its U.S. flag to half-staff, raised it back up and on Monday lowered it again after the death of Senator John McCain, in an unusual and confusing break with protocol on the passing of a national leader.
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Trump, under pressure, orders flags flown at half-staff for McCain

Reuters US News - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 16:41
U.S. President Donald Trump, under political pressure for offering only a half-hearted tribute for the late Senator John McCain, said on Monday he respected his service to the nation and ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff in his honor.
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U.S. government to pay $4.7 billion in tariff-related aid to farmers

Reuters US News - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 15:43
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday its $12 billion farm aid package would include $4.7 billion in direct payments to farmers to help offset losses from retaliatory tariffs on American exports this season.
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