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Lockheed nearing $2 billion plus deal for sale of THAAD missiles: sources

Reuters US News - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 16:27
Lockheed Martin Corp is nearing an award from the Pentagon worth more than $2 billion for THAAD interceptor missiles, some of which are slated to be delivered to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, people familiar with the deal said on Monday.
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U.S. investigators to begin hunt for cause of Texas petrochemical disaster

Reuters US News - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 15:31
U.S. investigators hope this week for the first time to enter the site of a massive fuel fire and chemical spill outside Houston to begin the hunt for a cause and to determine whether the operator followed safety regulations.
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Death row inmates not guaranteed 'painless' execution, U.S. Supreme Court says

Reuters US News - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 15:03
The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee a prisoner sentenced to capital punishment "a painless death," a divided Supreme Court said on Monday, paving the way for the execution of a convicted murderer who sought to die by lethal gas rather than lethal injection because of a rare medical condition.
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U.S. appeals court refuses to block 'bump stocks' gun ban

Reuters US News - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 13:27
A U.S. appeals court on Monday refused to halt President Donald Trump's ban on "bump stocks" - rapid-fire gun attachments used in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history - in the latest courtroom defeat for firearms rights advocates opposing the policy.
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U.S. Labor Department moves to ease companies' liability for franchisee wage violations

Reuters US News - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 13:13
The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday issued a proposal that would make it more difficult to prove companies are liable for the wage law violations of their contractors or franchisees, a top priority for business groups.
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Former Minneapolis police officer faces murder trial for shooting Australian woman

Reuters US News - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 12:53
The criminal trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering an Australian national who reported a suspected sexual assault near her home was due to open with jury selection on Monday.
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Death row inmates not guaranteed a 'painless death,' Supreme Court rules

Reuters US News - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 12:09
The Supreme Court made it clear on Monday that the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee a prisoner sentenced to capital punishment "a painless death," paving the way for the execution of a convicted murderer who sought to die by lethal gas rather than lethal injection because of a rare medical condition.
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Supreme Court turns away families of dead USS Cole sailors in Sudan suit

Reuters US News - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 10:06
The Supreme Court on Monday turned away a bid by family members of 17 U.S. sailors killed in the 2000 al Qaeda bombing of the Navy destroyer USS Cole to collect some $35 million in damages from Sudan for its alleged role in the attack, six days after also ruling against Americans injured in the attack.
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Supreme Court rebuffs anti-abortion activists in Planned Parenthood suit

Reuters US News - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 09:59
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by anti-abortion activists to narrow a Planned Parenthood lawsuit accusing them of illegally recording video of abortion providers to try to falsely show the illicit sale of aborted fetal tissue for profit.
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Democratic hopeful Buttigieg announces $7 million cash haul, kicking off fundraising disclosures

Reuters US News - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 09:04
Candidates vying for the Democratic nomination to be U.S. president began on Monday to reveal how much cash they were able to raise in the first quarter of the year - an early test of their ability to organize and build support.
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Avocado shortages, virgin margaritas: Border shutdown would hit American palates

Reuters US News - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 06:15
President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border would hit American consumers - in the gut.
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Trump foe Avenatti to face embezzlement charge in Los Angeles court

Reuters US News - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 01:27
Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, is set to appear in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Monday to face embezzlement and fraud charges.
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Rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead outside his Los Angeles store: media

Reuters US News - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 22:38
Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed outside his clothing store in south Los Angeles on Sunday, media reports said.
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Two U.S. Marines killed in Arizona helicopter crash

Reuters US News - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 18:01
Two U.S. Marine pilots died when their helicopter crashed near Yuma, Arizona, during a routine training mission, the Pentagon said on Sunday.
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NBA player Porzingis denies rape allegation: lawyer

Reuters US News - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 17:26
The lawyer for National Basketball Association player Kristaps Porzingis on Sunday denied an allegation that his client sexually assaulted a woman in 2018.
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Murdered South Carolina student may have thought car was her Uber ride: police

Reuters US News - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 11:08
A South Carolina man has been charged in the murder of a University of South Carolina student who may have gotten into her killer's car mistakenly believing that it was her Uber ride, police said.
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Frequent crossers of U.S.-Mexico border fret over threatened shutdown

Reuters US News - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 03:45
Workers and students who frequently cross the U.S. border with Mexico worried over the weekend about the impact on their lives if President Donald Trump follows through on a threat to shut entry points used by hundreds of thousands of people every day.
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Hemingway center opens in Cuba to preserve writer's work

Reuters US News - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 01:31
A restoration center to preserve the work of Ernest Hemingway opened in Cuba on Saturday, highlighting an area of cooperation with the United States even as bilateral ties between the old Cold War foes have chilled again.
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U.S. judge scraps Trump order opening Arctic, Atlantic areas to oil leasing

Reuters US News - Sat, 03/30/2019 - 10:15
A federal judge in Alaska has overturned U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempt to open vast areas of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to oil and gas leasing.
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