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Judge finds Chicago policemen not guilty in conspiracy trial

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:23
A judge on Thursday found three Chicago policemen not guilty of conspiring to protect white fellow police officer Jason Van Dyke after he fatally shot a black teenager in 2014.
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U.S. separated 'thousands' more immigrant children than known: watchdog

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:39
The U.S. government may have separated "thousands" more immigrant children from their parents than previously known but inadequate record-keeping means the exact number is still unclear, an internal watchdog said on Thursday.
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Teachers' strike tests Los Angeles mayor's White House hopes

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:58
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's White House hopes could hang on how he quickly he is able to resolve the city's first teachers' strike in three decades, which disrupted classes for nearly half a million students for a fourth day on Thursday.
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UCLA's perfect 10 gymnast targets domestic violence, body shaming

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:51
The UCLA gymnast whose flawless floor routine became a viral video with more than 40 million views by Thursday said she wants to work with domestic violence victims and publish poetry she's written about body shaming and other issues she faced.
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Talks to resume as Los Angeles teachers' strike enters fourth day

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:22
Striking Los Angeles teachers and America's second-largest school district headed on Thursday for their first bargaining session since talks collapsed last week, as a walkout by some 30,000 educators entered a fourth day.
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U.S. separated 'thousands' more immigrant children: watchdog

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:39
The U.S. government may have separated "thousands" more immigrant children from their parents than previously known but inadequate record-keeping means the exact number is still unclear, an internal watchdog said on Wednesday.
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Judge to give verdict in Chicago police conspiracy trial

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:31
Three Chicago policemen accused of conspiring to protect white fellow police officer Jason Van Dyke after he murdered a black teenager in 2014 will learn their fates on Thursday when a judge is due to give her verdict in their trial.
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U.S. Army vows to fix 'broken' housing at Fort Meade in wake of Reuters report

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 06:28
The commander of one of the largest Army bases in the United States promised residents to fix a “broken” housing system in which maintenance lapses by a private landlord left military families in homes with health and safety hazards.
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Los Angeles teachers strike enters fourth day with talks set to resume

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 06:03
Some 30,000 striking Los Angeles teachers braced for a fourth day of picketing in the rain on Thursday as their union and America's second-largest school district headed for their first bargaining session since talks collapsed last week.
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Five deaths blamed on storms that dump snow, rain on California

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 02:01
At least five people have died in severe rain and snowstorms that blanketed parts of California with at least five feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains this week, besides triggering flooding and mudslides, officials said.
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Los Angeles mayor to mediate in talks to settle first teachers' strike in 30 years

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 01:35
Negotiators for 30,000 striking Los Angeles teachers and America's second-largest school district have agreed to return to the bargaining table on Thursday, with Mayor Eric Garcetti acting as mediator, his office said.
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Sixteen coal ash pits contaminating Texas groundwater: report

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 01:08
Sixteen coal ash pits in Texas are leaking contaminants including arsenic, boron, cobalt and lithium into groundwater, according to a report released on Thursday by the Environmental Integrity Project.
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Los Angeles mayor offers to mediate talks to end teachers strike

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:16
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has offered to serve as mediator in renewed contract talks proposed for Thursday between negotiators for 30,000 striking teachers and the nation's second-largest school district, union leaders said.
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Los Angeles mayor offers to mediate talks to end teachers strike: union leaders

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 23:48
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has offered to mediate in renewed contract talks proposed for Thursday between negotiators for 30,000 striking teachers and the nation's second-largest school district, union leaders said late on Wednesday.
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Ex-Michigan governor says he will resign university post in Nassar fallout

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 23:07
Michigan State University's interim president John Engler said on Wednesday he would resign following renewed criticism of how he handled the fallout from the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar.
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Los Angeles teachers strike 'bigger than a paycheck'

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:29
As Los Angeles teacher Diana Castillo picketed in the rain alongside her husband, brother and daughter, who all work for or attend district schools, she didn't bring up the paychecks her family would be missing.
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Man charged in plot to attack White House with anti-tank rocket

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:00
A 21-year-old man from Georgia has been arrested and charged over allegations he plotted to attack the White House by blowing a hole in it with an anti-tank rocket then storming the building with guns and grenades, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday.
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'Grifters, weaklings, felons': Christie on the Trump White House

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:02
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sees the Trump White House as a rogues' gallery of flawed people sidetracking the work of the U.S. president, according to excerpts of his forthcoming memoir posted on the news site Axios on Wednesday.
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Cheers! Furloughed workers offered a free beer (or two)

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 19:52
Many furloughed federal workers are having trouble putting groceries on the table, but at least they can get a free beer, thanks to a Washington-area group who want to brighten the mood of those caught up in the long government shutdown.
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U.S. shutdown taking toll on FDA, USDA inspection roles: experts

Reuters US News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 19:39
The partial government shutdown is taking a toll on key safety inspection duties performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Department of Agriculture, food safety experts said on Wednesday.
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