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Two LA police officers face charges over fatal shooting: LA Times

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 04:17
The Los Angeles Police Commission ruled late Tuesday that two officers violated the department's use of deadly force policy when they fired their final shots into a man already shot and prone on a shopping mall floor, media reported.
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Firefighters contain petrochemical blaze, Texas expands air monitoring

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 23:18
Firefighters late Tuesday contained a raging inferno at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site outside of Houston that has been billowing acrid smoke for days as Texas officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring.
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Asylum seekers returned from Mexico plead to stay in U.S.

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 22:58
Three asylum seekers due to be returned to Mexico after appearing in U.S. immigration court on Tuesday asked officials to let them stay in the United States because they feared for their safety while waiting out the process in Mexico.
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Pence arrives in Nebraska as U.S. Midwest reels from historic floods

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 19:43
Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Nebraska on Tuesday to survey the devastation unleashed across the U.S. Midwest by floods that have killed four people and caused more than a billion dollars in damage to crops, livestock and roads.
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Pets, livestock among victims of Midwest flooding

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 19:43
The floods that have devastated large swaths of Nebraska and Iowa since late last week left house pets homeless, inflicted an unknown toll on livestock and led to several daring water rescues of animals from dogs to horses.
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Missouri River flooding catches small Nebraska town off guard

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 19:31
When Jim and Rose Downing heard forecasts last week for dangerously high water in their Nebraska hometown on the Missouri River, they were nonplussed since their house had not flooded in 100 years.
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Houston petrochemical fire spreads, Texas expands air monitoring

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 18:44
Houston officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring after a raging fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site spread on Tuesday, billowing acrid smoke that could be seen and smelled miles away.
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Houston petrochemical fire spreads, eight giant tanks burning: official

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 18:20
A petrochemical fire at a storage facility outside Houston spread on Tuesday to engulf eight giant tanks containing liquid fuels, officials of Intercontinental Terminals Co said on Tuesday afternoon.
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Record floods inundate U.S. Midwestern states as Pence arrives

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:38
Catastrophic floods devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday after leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, with waters yet to crest in parts of the U.S. Midwest for several days.
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U.S. judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:23
A federal judge on Tuesday contradicted the Trump administration's "incorrect" claim that no legal blocks remain for it to enforce a contentious policy to restrict many transgender individuals from the U.S. armed forces starting on April 12.
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Patriots owner Kraft can avoid prosecution in Florida prostitution sting: prosecutors

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:36
The owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots could be spared prosecution on charges of soliciting prostitution in Florida if he agrees to community service and other obligations, a spokesman for prosecutors said on Tuesday.
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Houston petrochemical fire rages, Texas expands air monitoring

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:43
Houston officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring on Tuesday after a raging fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site produced billowing acrid smoke that could be seen and smelled miles away.
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Pennsylvania prosecutor focuses on officer's motive in murder trial

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:15
A Pennsylvania prosecutor on Tuesday urged jurors in the racially-charged trial of a white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose in June 2018 to focus on what motivated him to pull the trigger.
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Trump gets a U.S. Supreme Court victory on immigration detention

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:17
The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed the U.S. government's authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime - potentially even years - after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration policies.
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Catastrophic floods in Midwest cause widespread damage

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:04
Severe flooding caused by rainfall and melting snow devastated farms and towns in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence prepared to tour the area.
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Houston checks air quality from Texas petrochemical fire, smoke seen miles away

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:38
Houston officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring on Tuesday after a raging fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site produced billowing acrid smoke that could be seen and smelled miles away.
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West Virginia sues Catholic diocese for knowingly hiring sexual abusers of children

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:36
West Virginia officials sued the state's Roman Catholic diocese on Tuesday, accusing the church of knowingly employing priests and lay people in schools, parishes and camps who had admitted to sexually assaulting children.
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No re-sentencing for Chicago policeman in Laquan McDonald murder, court rules

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:55
The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request by state prosecutors to hold a new sentencing hearing for ex-Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke who was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for murdering black teenager Laquan McDonald.
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Asylum seekers returned from Mexico for first U.S. court hearings

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:45
Asylum seekers sent to wait in to Mexico under a controversial new Trump administration policy crossed into the United States on Tuesday for their first hearings in U.S. immigration court, harboring hopes a judge would allow them to stay.
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Statue of Liberty climber sentenced to community service, probation

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:43
A woman convicted of trespassing and disorderly conduct after she climbed the Statue of Liberty's stone pedestal on July 4 last year to protest U.S. immigration policy was sentenced to 200 hours of community service and five years' probation on Tuesday.
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