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U.S. biologists probe deaths of 70 emaciated gray whales

Reuters US News - Sat, 06/01/2019 - 01:00
U.S. government biologists have launched a special investigation into the deaths of at least 70 gray whales washed ashore in recent months along the U.S. West Coast, from California to Alaska, many of them emaciated, officials said on Friday.
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Disgruntled city worker kills 12 in Virginia beach resort; suspect also killed

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 23:29
A disgruntled public utility employee opened fire with a handgun on co-workers at a municipal building in Virginia on Friday afternoon, killing 12 people and wounding at least four before he was fatally shot by police, authorities said.
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Disgruntled city employee kills 12 in Virginia; suspect also killed

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 22:15
A disgruntled public utility employee opened fire on co-workers at city offices in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Friday afternoon, killing 12 people and wounding several others before he was fatally shot by police, authorities said.
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Disgruntled city employee kills 11 in Virginia; suspect also killed

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 20:30
A disgruntled public utility employee "indiscriminately" opened fire at the municipal center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Friday afternoon, killing 11 people and wounding at least six others before he was killed himself, the city's police chief said.
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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez returns to bartending to promote fair wages

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 19:46
U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took lunch orders, served pizza and rocked the cocktail shaker on Friday to promote increased wages for restaurant servers and other tipped workers.
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Accountant in U.S. college admissions scandal to plead guilty

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 18:43
An accountant who once worked for the mastermind behind the U.S. college admissions cheating and bribery scandal has agreed to plead guilty and cooperate in the ongoing investigation, federal prosecutors said on Friday.
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At least six injured, suspect arrested in Virginia Beach shooting

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 18:16
At least six people were injured in a shooting at the town municipal center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Friday and a lone suspect was taken into custody, police and hospital officials said.
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Trump to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to economist Arthur Laffer

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 18:04
U.S. President Donald Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor, to influential economist Arthur Laffer on June 19, the White House said on Friday.
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Trump to formally launch 2020 campaign on June 18 in Orlando, Florida

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 17:45
U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Friday he will be formally launching his 2020 re-election campaign on June 18 in Florida, beginning what may prove to be a difficult bid for another four years at the White House.
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Multiple injuries, suspect arrested in Virginia municipal center shooting

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 17:36
Multiple people were injured in a shooting at a municipal center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Friday and one suspect has been taken into custody, police said.
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KBR wins $530 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 17:21
KBRwyle Technology Solutions LLC, a unit of KBR Inc, has been awarded a $530 million contract for U.S. Marine Corps prepositioning program logistics services in support of Blount Island Command, the Pentagon said on Friday.
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United Technologies wins $3.24 billion U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 17:15
United Technologies Corp's Pratt and Whitney Engines has been awarded the $3.24 billion modification to a U.S. defense contract for the production and delivery of 233 propulsion systems, the Pentagon said on Friday.
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Government watchdog finds 'dangerous overcrowding' at U.S. border facility

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 17:04
The internal watchdog for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has urged officials to take immediate steps to alleviate "dangerous overcrowding" after it found some adult detainees being held in "standing-room-only conditions" for days or weeks at a border patrol facility in Texas.
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Illinois bill to legalize recreational marijuana wins legislative approval

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:58
Illinois will become the 11th U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults under a bill that won final passage in the state legislature on Friday.
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Retail tycoon Philip Green charged in U.S. with spanking pilates teacher

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 15:46
The British retail tycoon Philip Green has been charged with four counts of misdemeanor assault in the United States after an Arizona pilates instructor accused him of repeatedly touching her inappropriately, Britain's Press Association reported on Friday.
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UK retailer Philip Green denies U.S. assault charges

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 15:43
British retailer Philip Green, whose Arcadia Group owns major fashion chains such as TopShop, denied on Friday assault charges that had been filed in a U.S. court.
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Missouri abortion clinic to stay open for now after court order

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 15:15
Missouri's only abortion clinic will stay open at least a few more days after a judge on Friday granted a request by Planned Parenthood for a temporary restraining order, allowing the facility to keep operating until a hearing on Tuesday.
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Missouri abortion clinic to stay open for now after court order

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 14:26
A Missouri court on Friday granted Planned Parenthood's request for a temporary restraining order, letting the state's only abortion clinic stay open until June 4 when another hearing will be held, according to a court order.
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Asylum seekers say U.S. officials returned them to Mexico but kept their IDs

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 13:45
Virginia, an 18-year-old from Guatemala who is seeking asylum in the United States, had just one form of identification on her long journey north: her birth certificate.
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One levee breached, others overflowed in rain-soaked Central U.S.

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 13:01
The skies cleared over the storm-battered Central United States on Friday, but flooding fears continued as rain-swollen rivers breached a levee in Arkansas and overflowed other barriers, forecasters said.
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