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Crews scramble to restore power to Northeast after storm

AP US News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:00
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Utility crews scrambled to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, one day after a severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and torrential rain left more than a million customers without electricity and forced communities to postpone Halloween festivities due to damage. 2017-10-31T04:37:00-04:00 2017-10-31T08:37:24-04:00
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The Latest: Power being restored after Northeast storm

AP US News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:00
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a severe storm in the Northeast that brought hurricane-force wind gusts and torrential rain (all times local): 2017-10-31T04:01:00-04:00 2017-10-31T08:01:53-04:00
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U.S. trade panel set to recommend solar trade tariffs

Reuters US News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 08:10
(Reuters) - Federal trade officials on Tuesday will recommend measures to safeguard struggling domestic solar panel manufacturers against cheap imports in a closely watched case that could have a major impact on the price of U.S. solar power.
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U.S. drug pricing watchdog gets funding to expand efforts

Reuters US News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 08:04
(Reuters) - A U.S. independent nonprofit organization that evaluates the clinical and cost effectiveness of new medicines said on Tuesday it has received significant new funding that will enable it to greatly expand its work.
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Inconsistencies cast doubt on harrowing tale of sea survival

AP US News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:00
HONOLULU (AP) — Two Hawaii women who say they were lost at sea on a sailboat for months never activated their emergency beacon, the U.S. Coast Guard said, adding to a growing list of inconsistencies that cast doubt on their harrowing tale of survival. 2017-10-31T02:24:00-04:00 2017-10-31T06:24:03-04:00
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Out for votes: Battle over rights inspires more U.S. transgender candidates

Reuters US News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 06:10
(Reuters) - Virginia Democrat Danica Roem has been called a man by conservative opponents attacking her views on LGBT rights as she campaigns to become the United States' only transgender state legislator.
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Defense to push for leniency for U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl

Reuters US News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 06:03
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - Lawyers for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will build their case on Tuesday for why he should be spared prison time for walking off his Afghanistan post in June 2009 and endangering the troops who searched for him.
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Inconsistencies cast doubt on harrowing tale of sea survival

AP US News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 05:00
HONOLULU (AP) — Two Hawaii women who say they were lost at sea never activated their emergency beacon, the U.S. Coast Guard said, adding to a growing list of inconsistencies that cast doubt on this harrowing tale of survival. 2017-10-30T23:58:00-04:00 2017-10-31T03:58:43-04:00
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Yiannopoulos on California campus, police gird for violence

AP US News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 05:00
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos is scheduled to speak at a Southern California college campus on Halloween night and other student groups are planning a "unity" party demonstration to offset what they say is his hateful rhetoric. 2017-10-30T23:51:00-04:00 2017-10-31T03:51:23-04:00
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Maine Medicaid expansion vote seen as Obamacare referendum

AP US News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 03:00
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The roiling national debate over the government's proper role in health care is coming to a head in a state more commonly known for moose, lobster and L.L. Bean. 2017-10-30T22:09:00-04:00 2017-10-31T02:09:52-04:00
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Crews scramble to restore power to Northeast after storm

AP US News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 03:00
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A severe storm that pounded the Northeast with hurricane-force wind gusts and torrential rain has left utility crews scrambling to restore power and forced communities to postpone Halloween festivities due to damage. 2017-10-30T21:06:00-04:00 2017-10-31T01:06:17-04:00
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Police: 1 dead after shooting near University of Utah

AP US News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 03:00
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say one person is dead after a shooting near the University of Utah campus Monday night. 2017-10-30T21:47:00-04:00 2017-10-31T01:47:29-04:00
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First guilty plea, indictment of Trump aides in Russia probe

AP US News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 01:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a black Monday for Donald Trump's White House, the special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump presidential campaign announced the first charges, indicting Trump's former campaign chairman and revealing how an adviser lied to the FBI about meetings with Russian intermediaries. 2017-10-30T19:57:00-04:00 2017-10-30T23:57:01-04:00
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Doctor approves of ill inmate sitting up during execution

AP US News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 01:00
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Allowing a condemned killer with health problems to partially sit up during his execution next month would be a "reasonable" accommodation, according to a doctor working for Ohio's prison system. 2017-10-30T20:16:00-04:00 2017-10-31T00:16:55-04:00
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One dead at University of Utah shooting, police search for suspect

Reuters US News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:50
(Reuters) - One person was killed in a shooting at the University of Utah where students were told to shelter in place after a report of shots fired near the campus on Monday, local media reported.
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NFL: Court denies Elliott's injunction request

Reuters US News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:09
(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension is again in effect after a ruling by U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied Monday a request for a preliminary injunction.
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Exclusive: U.S. needs to improve oversight of labs handling dangerous pathogens - report

Reuters US News - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 00:06
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A year-long audit of the program overseeing U.S. labs that handle lethal pathogens such as Ebola and anthrax found overworked safety inspectors, an absence of independent review and weak biosafety protections that could expose lab workers and the public to harm, a government report will say on Tuesday.
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University of Utah tells students to take shelter after report of shots fired

Reuters US News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 23:44
(Reuters) - The University of Utah told students to shelter in place after a report of shots fired near the campus on Monday.
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Hundreds of thousands in U.S. Northeast without power after storm

Reuters US News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 23:35
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A rainstorm across the U.S. Northeast unleashed fierce winds that downed trees, knocked out power and halted commuter trains on Monday, five years after the deadly Superstorm Sandy struck the same region.
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First guilty plea, indictment of Trump aides in Russia probe

AP US News - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 22:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a black Monday for Donald Trump's White House, the special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump presidential campaign announced the first charges, indicting Trump's former campaign chairman and revealing how an adviser lied to the FBI about meetings with Russian intermediaries. 2017-10-30T17:36:00-04:00 2017-10-30T21:36:55-04:00
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