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'Heart-wrenching' - Profiles of the University of North Carolina shooting victims

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 16:29
Riley Howell loved "Star Wars," snowboarding and his high school sweetheart, Lauren - but most of all, his family said, the 21-year-old student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte loved taking care of others.
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Merck steps up U.S. measles vaccine production with increased demand

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 16:11
Merck & Co said on Wednesday it has increased production of the measles vaccine to meet an uptick in demand in the United States in the midst of the country's biggest outbreak in 25 years.
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Trump seeks huge boost in emergency funds for migrant surge

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:55
The Trump administration on Wednesday asked Congress for $4.5 billion in immediate emergency funding, saying a surge in Central American children and families claiming asylum at the U.S. southern border had drained government resources.
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Slain North Carolina college student confronted gunman, saved lives: police chief

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:27
A 21-year-old student killed in a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte saved some of his classmates' lives by charging the gunman and attempting to disarm him, the city's top police official said on Wednesday.
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Florida teachers can arm themselves under new gun bill

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 14:01
Florida's legislature on Wednesday passed a bill allowing teachers to carry guns in the classroom, expanding a program launched after the deadly high school shooting in Parkland with the aim of preventing another such massacre.
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Trump seeks $4.5 billion to help with surge in migration at southern border

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:55
The Trump administration on Wednesday asked Congress for $4.5 billion in immediate emergency funding to help address a surge in migration at the U.S. southern border, saying the situation has overwhelmed government resources.
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Trump asks for $4.5 billion to address surge in migration at southern border

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:31
The Trump administration on Wednesday asked Congress for $4.5 billion in immediate emergency funding to help address a surge in migration at the U.S. southern border, saying the situation has overwhelmed government resources.
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Factbox - 'This is tragic': Environmental studies student, sportswriter among victims in North Carolina shooting

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:30
An environmental studies student, a human rights advocate and a sportswriter for the student newspaper were among the victims when a gunman opened fire inside a classroom at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding four.
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U.S. religious centers buy more insurance after raft of shootings

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 10:47
U.S. religious centers are buying special insurance to protect them from the financial consequences of an armed intruder opening fire in their buildings.
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University of North Carolina identifies victims in deadly shooting

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 10:41
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Wednesday revealed the identities of the two people killed and four injured in a shooting that prompted an all-night lockdown lifted slightly before dawn.
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Lockdown lifted at North Carolina university after shooter kills two, wounds four

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 09:17
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte lifted a campus lockdown on Wednesday morning, a day after a gunman killed two people and wounded four on the school's last day of classes for the semester.
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Lockdown lifted at North Carolina university after shooter kills 2, wounds 4

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 08:40
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte lifted a campus lockdown on Wednesday morning, a day after a gunman killed two people and wounded four on the school's last day of classes for the semester.
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