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Border wall contractors brace for hostile environment

AP US News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 15:00
SAN DIEGO (AP) — One potential bidder on President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico wanted to know if authorities would rush to help if workers came under "hostile attack." Another asked if employees can carry firearms in states with strict gun control laws and if the government would indemnify them for using deadly force. 2017-04-04T14:53:50-04:00 2017-04-04T14:14:12-04:00
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New U.S. spelling bee rules aim to prevent T-I-E-S

Reuters US News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 14:51
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scripps National Spelling Bee winners aced "gesellschaft" and "feldenkrais" to be named co-champions of last year's competition, but it was the word "tie" that gave organizers a headache.
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Suspect in Ohio nightclub shooting dies: police

Reuters US News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 14:07
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - One of two men suspected of opening fire in a crowded Cincinnati nightclub, killing one person and injuring 16 others, died on Tuesday as a result of gunshot wounds suffered in the shootout, police said.
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Two Florida men plead guilty to planning to help Islamic State

Reuters US News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 14:01
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Two Florida men have pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State by planning to travel to Syria to join the militant group, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.
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Baltimore police ready for reforms despite delay request

AP US News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 13:00
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor and police chief worked closely with Justice Department investigators to scrutinize the city's police force and embraced a plan they crafted to overhaul the troubled department. 2017-04-04T12:54:55-04:00 2017-04-04T11:13:29-04:00
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NCAA: North Carolina can host events after law change

AP US News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 13:00
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The NCAA will consider North Carolina as a host for championship events again after the state rolled back a law that limited protections for LGBT people. 2017-04-04T12:54:55-04:00 2017-04-04T12:12:45-04:00
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Immigrant tuition break gaining support in Tennessee

AP US News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 13:00
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A push to offer in-state college tuition rates to students whose parents brought them into the country illegally is picking up unlikely momentum from some Republicans in Tennessee, a deeply conservative state that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump and his tough stance on immigration. 2017-04-04T12:54:55-04:00 2017-04-04T11:19:54-04:00
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White House exploring new value-added tax and carbon tax: report

Reuters US News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 12:44
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is exploring a value-added tax and a carbon tax as part of a planned tax code overhaul, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing an unidentified administration official and a person briefed on the matter.
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Wise underfills potato chip bags, lawsuit claims

Reuters US News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:56
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The maker of Wise potato chips has been sued by two consumers who said it fills bags less than halfway, deceiving them into overpaying.
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NCAA: North Carolina can host events after law change

AP US News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:00
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The NCAA will consider North Carolina as a host for championship events again after the state rolled back a law that limited protections for LGBT people. 2017-04-04T10:53:59-04:00 2017-04-04T10:41:44-04:00
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Immigrant tuition break gaining support in Tennessee

AP US News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:00
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A push to offer in-state college tuition rates to students whose parents brought them into the country illegally is picking up unlikely momentum from some Republicans in Tennessee, a deeply conservative state that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump and his tough stance on immigration. 2017-04-04T10:53:59-04:00 2017-04-04T09:13:15-04:00
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Border wall contractors brace for hostile environment

AP US News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:00
SAN DIEGO (AP) — One potential bidder on President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico wanted to know if authorities would rush to help if workers came under "hostile attack." Another asked if employees can carry firearms in states with strict gun control laws and if the government would indemnify them for using deadly force. 2017-04-04T10:53:59-04:00 2017-04-04T10:04:53-04:00
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Firm settles Massachusetts probe over anti-abortion ads sent to phones

Reuters US News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:20
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts advertising agency has agreed not to use location technology to target women entering clinics that offer abortion with smartphone ads with messages including "You Have Choices" and "You're Not Alone," state officials said on Tuesday.
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NCAA again weighing North Carolina as host after bathroom law repeal

Reuters US News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:10
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - The National Collegiate Athletic Association said on Tuesday it will again consider allowing North Carolina to host championship games after the state replaced a law that it said discriminated against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
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