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Documents on Trump ex-lawyer's porn star hush payment released

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:45
Nearly 900 pages of documents regarding hush-money payments by Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to a porn actress and a Playboy model who said they had sexual encounters with the president were made public on Thursday, providing new insight into an investigation that landed Cohen in prison.
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Justice Department may sue to block Sprint, T-Mobile merger: CNBC

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:33
The U.S. Justice Department would sue to block the merger of T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp if the parties do not settle next week, CNBC reported on Thursday, citing sources.
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Bullet-riddled U.S. flag that survived D-Day coming home 75 years later

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 10:55
Shot through by German machine gun bullets and tattered by the wind, an American flag that flew on the first U.S. invading ship on D-Day is being returned home on Thursday in a White House ceremony.
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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli to stay behind bars, loses appeal of conviction

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 10:49
A federal appeals court upheld the conviction and seven-year prison term of Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive known as "Pharma Bro," for defrauding investors in his hedge funds and conspiring to manipulate the stock of Retrophin Inc, a biotechnology company he ran.
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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli loses appeal of conviction, sentence

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 09:54
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the conviction and seven-year prison term of Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive known as "Pharma Bro," for defrauding investors in hedge funds he founded.
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Martin Shkreli loses appeal of conviction, sentence

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 09:39
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the conviction and seven-year prison term of former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli for defrauding investors in hedge funds he founded.
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Documents on Trump ex-lawyer's porn star hush payment to be released

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 06:11
Documents regarding hush-money payments by Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to a porn star and a Playboy model who said they had sexual encounters with the president are set to be made public on Thursday, offering a window into a probe that began last year and landed Cohen in prison.
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Judge to decide whether Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars on sex trafficking charges

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 06:08
A U.S. judge is expected to decide on Thursday whether American financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain jailed while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls or be released to his Manhattan mansion under house arrest.
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Illinois jury to decide death or life in prison for man convicted of beheading Chinese student

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 00:59
An Illinois jury of five women and seven men will continue deliberations on Thursday to decide if a man convicted of abducting and beheading a Chinese scholar will face a death sentence or spend the rest of his life behind bars.
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Hawaiian protesters seek to block telescope project but state vows to proceed

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 23:08
Protesters led by a group of native Hawaiian elders delayed the start of construction on Wednesday for a giant new telescope atop Hawaii's tallest mountain, but state officials began making arrests and vowed the project would ultimately proceed.
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Ohio Senate passes bill to save state's two nuclear power plants

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 20:49
The Ohio Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that will create financial subsidies to stop the state's two nuclear power reactors from retiring early, according to market analysts tracking the legislation.
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Protesters vent anger at NY mayor, U.S. DOJ after chokehold decision

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 20:04
Several hundred people took to the streets of New York on Wednesday to protest the U.S. Department of Justice's decision not to bring charges against a New York City policeman in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man in 2014.
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Jury weighs fate of Illinois man in slaying of student from China

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 19:51
A U.S. court jury on Wednesday began deliberating whether life in prison or the death penalty should be imposed on an Illinois man convicted of the abduction and decapitation murder of a Chinese graduate student two years ago.
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Asylum seekers anxiously cross into U.S. as new policy kicks in

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 19:20
As a new Trump administration policy aimed at making almost all migrants ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border spread fear this week, those at the front of the line in Mexican border cities found the gates to the United States were still open, though they will face a much higher bar to stay.
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Judge in Durst murder case rules jurors may consider handwriting evidence

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 18:25
Jurors in real estate scion Robert Durst's trial for murder may consider handwriting evidence that prosecutors say implicates him in the killing of his longtime friend, a Los Angeles judge ruled on Wednesday.
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Hundreds protest in New York after police officer avoids charges in chokehold case

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 18:07
Several hundred people took to the streets of New York on Wednesday to protest a decision by the U.S. Department of Justice not to bring federal charges against a policeman accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man in 2014.
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Puerto Rico faces tougher scrutiny over federal Medicaid funding

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:53
U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday called for heightened scrutiny of Puerto Rico's Medicaid program as the bankrupt territory seeks increased federal healthcare funding while it deals with repercussions from a government corruption scandal.
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Man sentenced for threatening to bomb Harvard ceremony for black students

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:53
An Arizona man was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Wednesday after admitting he made online threats to bomb Harvard University and shoot students at its first commencement ceremony for black students in order to "end their pro-black agenda."
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Biden versus Sanders: Top 2020 contenders snipe over healthcare policy

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:30
Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden and rival Bernie Sanders are waging a public battle this week over universal healthcare, staking out competing turf on an issue that has become the most divisive in the party's primary campaign.
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Jury weighs fate of Illinois man in gruesome slaying of student from China

Reuters US News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:38
Federal jurors on Wednesday were deliberating the fate of an Illinois man who was found guilty of the gruesome murder of a Chinese graduate student two years ago, and will decide whether to sentence him to death or life in prison.
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