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Cosby on trial: Gripping testimony, brisk pace mark Week 1

AP US News - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 15:00
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania has moved at a brisk pace and produced gripping testimony along with moments of levity. The case could reach the jury early this week. 2017-06-10T10:57:00-04:00 2017-06-10T14:57:55-04:00
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Videos show rescue of rape victim, serial killer confessions

AP US News - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 15:00
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After hearing a woman's screams inside a large metal container, investigators sawed and pried open the bin, rescuing the woman who had been chained inside for about two months by a serial killer, according to new videos released by prosecutors. 2017-06-10T10:38:00-04:00 2017-06-10T14:38:51-04:00
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Trump takes second crack at a pivot next week with apprentice push

Reuters US News - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 14:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, who became a reality television star with a show called "The Apprentice," will spend a lot of time next week promoting a plan to expand apprenticeships to help companies find more skilled workers to fill jobs, the White House said.
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Protesters to march against Islamic law in dozens of U.S. cities

Reuters US News - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 13:28
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - About two dozen rallies were planned across the United States on Saturday to denounce sharia law, the Islamic legal and moral code that organizers say poses a threat to American freedoms but critics believe is camouflage for anti-Muslims hatred.
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Fraternity brothers due in court in pledge's fatal fall

AP US News - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 12:00
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Members of a Penn State fraternity facing charges related to the death earlier this year of a pledge after a night of heavy drinking are due in court Monday for a hearing about whether there's enough evidence to head to trial. 2017-06-10T05:41:00-04:00 2017-06-10T09:41:00-04:00
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Videos, documents detail serial killer's cold confessions

AP US News - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 12:00
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A man who killed seven people in South Carolina told investigators after he was arrested that they would be proud of how he shot four people dead in a motorcycle shop in 30 seconds. 2017-06-10T07:18:00-04:00 2017-06-10T11:18:49-04:00
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Puerto Rican parade tries to move past storm over militant

AP US News - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 10:00
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Puerto Rican Day Parade will take place Sunday amid a furor over one participant, a man who spent 35 years in prison for his involvement with group responsible for bombings that killed and maimed dozens in the 1970s and 1980s. 2017-06-10T05:47:00-04:00 2017-06-10T09:47:08-04:00
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Ever wanted to live in 2 nations at once? Here's your chance

AP US News - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 10:00
BEEBE PLAIN, Vt. (AP) — For sale: A 1782 fixer-upper with thick granite walls, 1950s decor, and armed 24-hour security provided by both Canada and the United States of America. 2017-06-10T05:43:00-04:00 2017-06-10T09:43:44-04:00
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Interior Secretary to make proposal on Bears Ears monument in test for protected land

Reuters US News - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 09:10
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is due to make a recommendation to the White House on Saturday on whether to rescind or resize Utah's Bears Ears monument, setting the tone for the administration's broader study of which lands protected by past presidents should be reopened to development.
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Germany, California to tackle climate change together

Reuters US News - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 06:26
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is teaming up with California to cooperate on tackling climate change following the U.S. government's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris agreement.
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Powerball jackpot climbs to $435 million for Saturday drawing

Reuters US News - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 06:05
(Reuters) - An estimated $435 million Powerball jackpot is up for grabs on Saturday evening after 19 straight drawings failed to produce a winner and pushed the grand prize in the multi-state U.S. lottery to its highest level in months.
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Marches against Islamic law to be held in many US cities

AP US News - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 04:00
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marches against Islamic law were planned Saturday in more than two dozen cities across the United States, but scholars and others say the protesters are stoking unfounded fears and promoting a distorted and prejudiced view of the religion. 2017-06-09T23:06:00-04:00 2017-06-10T03:06:56-04:00
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Large truck causes highway havoc during high-speed chase in Texas

Reuters US News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 23:10
(Reuters) - A stolen tractor-trailer truck caused six accidents and closed a major interstate in Arlington, Texas for hours as it weaved in and out of traffic in a high-speed chase on Friday afternoon, police and media said.
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New York attorney general looking at Eric Trump charity's payouts

Reuters US News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 20:10
(Reuters) - New York's attorney general is looking into a report that the Eric Trump Foundation funneled more than $1 million from charity golf tournaments into President Donald Trump's business, a spokesman for the attorney general said on Friday.
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Florida governor signs bolstered 'stand your ground' law

Reuters US News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 19:57
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott signed amended "stand your ground" legislation on Friday, making it easier for defendants in the state to successfully claim they were protecting themselves when they commit violence.
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Virginia appeals re-sentencing ruling for D.C. sniper Malvo

Reuters US News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 19:49
(Reuters) - Virginia's attorney general on Friday appealed a May federal court ruling tossing out life prison terms for one of the two men convicted of a 2002 deadly shooting spree in Washington, D.C.
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'Trial of a lifetime' plays out in tiny South Dakota town

Reuters US News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 19:02
ELK POINT, S.D. (Reuters) - In this rural outpost of just over 1,900 residents, a local college student has become a courtroom sketch artist, trailers on Main Street are ersatz offices for a major law firm and members of an agricultural youth club are puzzled by a new metal detector at the local courthouse.
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Kansas man charged with U.S. hate crime for shooting Indian men

Reuters US News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 18:30
(Reuters) - A Kansas man, accused of shouting "get out of my country" as he shot dead one Indian man and injured another at a bar, faces federal hate crime and firearms charges, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.
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Canvassers charged in fake, fraudulent voter registrations

AP US News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 18:00
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Twelve employees of a Democrat-linked group focused on mobilizing black voters in Indiana are accused of submitting fake or fraudulent voter registration applications ahead of last year's general election in order to meet quotas, according to charging documents filed Friday. 2017-06-09T17:49:54-04:00 2017-06-09T13:59:35-04:00
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Journal entry before bus crash: 'God has called me here'

AP US News - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 18:00
ATLANTA (AP) — Hours before a 17-year-old Alabama girl was killed in a bus crash, she wrote a final journal entry about her mission trip to Africa: "God has called me here and he's done so for a reason." 2017-06-09T17:49:54-04:00 2017-06-09T16:39:21-04:00
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