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'Shocking' disregard for safety in U.S. meningitis case -prosecutor

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:53
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Tuesday accused a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak of showing a "shocking" disregard for patients' lives, while his lawyer argued the man was no killer.
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Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:30
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. officials.
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Pharmacist in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak disregarded safety -prosecutor

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:49
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak showed "shocking" disregard for safety standards, a federal prosecutor said at the start of the trial on Tuesday.
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Lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone rape article revived on appeal

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:44
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a defamation lawsuit brought by three University of Virginia graduates against Rolling Stone magazine over a now-retracted article describing an alleged gang rape at their fraternity.
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McCain urges end to 100-hour work weeks in Navy after collisions

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain called on Tuesday for an immediate stop to U.S. sailors working over 100 hours a week as top Navy leaders struggled to explain a series of fatal naval collisions in the past few months.
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White man accused of killing 2 blacks had Hitler speech

AP US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:00
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 23-year-old white man arrested Tuesday was accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family in a string of attacks that police say may have been racially motivated. 2017-09-19T09:43:00-04:00 2017-09-19T13:43:43-04:00
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U.S. appeals court blocks San Francisco ordinance on soda health warnings

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:51
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court sided with the beverage industry on Tuesday, granting its request to block a San Francisco ordinance mandating health warnings for soda and other sugary drinks.
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Wisconsin appeals court upholds state's 'right-to-work' law

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:35
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday upheld the state's "right-to-work" law, which bars mandatory union membership and prohibits unions or employers from requiring non-members to pay dues.
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Police, protesters clash after vigil for slain Georgia Tech student

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:28
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Violent clashes erupted overnight between police and protesters after a memorial vigil for a Georgia Tech student killed by campus officers, and the school's president on Tuesday blamed the unrest on "outside agitators."
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Black cops in St. Louis stuck between public, fellow officers

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:24
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - During a peaceful protest moments before St. Louis would erupt into three nights of racially charged riots, five people confronted a black police officer alone in his Jeep.
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White man arrested in killings of two black men in Louisiana

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:14
(Reuters) - A 23-year-old white man was arrested on Tuesday and will be charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, authorities said.
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Lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone rape article revived: U.S. court

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:38
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a defamation lawsuit by three University of Virginia graduates against Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter over a now-retracted article describing a gang rape.
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Obamacare repeal must move quickly, says U.S. Senate's McConnell

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:21
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's top Republican on Tuesday urged quick action on a bill to repeal Obamacare but stopped short of promising to bring it to the Senate floor for a vote, as the clock ticks down on the latest attempt to kill the 2010 healthcare law.
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The Latest: White man to be charged in deaths of 2 black men

AP US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:00
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the killings of two black men in Baton Rouge (all times local): 2017-09-19T07:47:00-04:00 2017-09-19T11:47:41-04:00
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Appeals court blocks San Francisco's ordinance for soda health warnings

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:43
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday sided with the beverage industry, granting a preliminary injunction to block a San Francisco ordinance mandating health warnings for soda.
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Illinois' unpaid bill backlog hits a record $16 billion

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:39
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois' pile of unpaid bills topped $16 billion for the first time as the state deals with the fallout of an unprecedented two straight fiscal years without complete budgets, the state comptroller's office reported on Tuesday.
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Venture capitalists sue Trump admin over foreign entrepreneur rule delay

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:08
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A national association of U.S. venture capitalists filed suit against the Trump administration on Tuesday, claiming it illegally delayed a policy that would have allowed foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the United States to build their companies.
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Defamation lawsuit vs Rolling Stone over rape article is revived

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:46
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived part of a lawsuit by three University of Virginia graduates who accused Rolling Stone magazine of defamation over a now-retracted article describing a gang rape.
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U.S. Senate's McConnell urges quick action on Obamacare repeal bill

Reuters US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:41
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday urged quick action on a recently introduced bill to repeal Obamacare and said it had a lot of support.
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More St. Louis protests expected Tuesday after quiet night

AP US News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters chanting "free our people" gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis for more than two hours to show solidarity with those arrested during demonstrations that turned ugly over the weekend, but there was no new vandalism overnight. 2017-09-19T04:21:00-04:00 2017-09-19T08:21:29-04:00
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