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EPA: Tests show contaminants exposed at Texas Superfund site

AP US News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. 2017-09-29T08:16:00-04:00 2017-09-29T12:16:24-04:00
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Yellow wristbands, segregation for Florida homeless in Irma

AP US News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:00
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Shelby Hoogendyk says that when she, her husband and her 17-month-old son arrived at an emergency shelter as Hurricane Irma closed in, they were separated from others by yellow wristbands and told to stay in an area with other people like them — the homeless. 2017-09-29T07:26:00-04:00 2017-09-29T11:26:20-04:00
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U.S. energy chief urges incentives to help coal, nuke power plants

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:50
(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has asked federal regulators to provide price incentives to help keep coal and nuclear power plants open, as a way to address "risks" to the resilience of the electrical grid, the Department of Energy said on Friday.
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Mayor of stricken San Juan raps U.S. official over 'good news' comment

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:44
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The mayor of the capital of Puerto Rico hit back on Friday at the comments of a top U.S. official who said federal efforts to help the territory recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria is "a good news story."
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U.S. energy secretary urges incentives to keep coal, nuke power plants open

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:34
(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has urged federal regulators to provide incentives to keep coal and nuclear power plants open, as a way to address "risks" to the resilience of the U.S. electrical grid, the Department of Energy said on Friday.
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Senate panel proposes $1.5 trillion 10-year revenue cut for tax plan

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:13
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate Budget Committee, in a crucial step forward for tax reform legislation, on Friday released a fiscal 2018 budget resolution that would allow tax cuts to lose up to $1.5 trillion in revenue over the next decade.
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Trump says Puerto Rico, U.S. government need to confront island's debt load

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Puerto Rico needs to work with the U.S. government to determine how to fund rebuilding after Hurricane Maria and what to do about the territory's heavy debt load, President Donald Trump said on Friday.
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Nebraska court's ruling ends beer sales near South Dakota reservation

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:54
LINCOLN, Neb. (Reuters) - Nebraska's Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal involving four stores that wanted to resume beer sales in a small border village near a South Dakota American Indian reservation that has struggled with alcohol abuse problems.
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Slurs prompt U.S. Air Force Academy head to call for racial tolerance

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:31
(Reuters) - Racial slurs were written in the dormitory of the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this week, prompting the head of the institution to tell students, faculty and staff that bigotry would not be tolerated.
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YRC freight terminal in Puerto Rico resumes limited operations

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:54
(Reuters) - YRC Worldwide Inc said on Friday its freight terminal in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico has resumed limited operations and is working to provide service to customers as soon as possible.
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Having the right name at the right, or sometimes wrong, time

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:44
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When reporters descended on upstate New York to ask about a stunning prison break in 2015, state police spokesman Major Charles Guess took their questions.
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Mayor of stricken San Juan hits at U.S. official's 'good news' comment

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:25
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The mayor of the capital of Puerto Rico hit back on Friday at the comments of a top U.S. official who said federal efforts to help the territory recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria is "a good news story."
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Trump administration in spotlight as U.S. top court returns

Reuters US News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:06
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration's ability to win over the U.S. Supreme Court will be put to the test when the nine justices begin their new term on Monday with major cases awaiting on voting rights, religious liberty, union funding and class-action suits.
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Lawyer: O.J. Simpson to eat steak, get iPhone after release

AP US News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 09:00
LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson's attorney says he expects the former football star and actor to be released from a Nevada prison "a few days" after Sunday, the first eligible date for Simpson to be paroled under a decision reached by a state panel in July. 2017-09-29T04:40:00-04:00 2017-09-29T08:40:42-04:00
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Farmers say Maria wrecked bright spot of Puerto Rico economy

AP US News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:00
For 21 years Hector Alejandro Santiago spread joy throughout Puerto Rico with the poinsettias, orchids and other ornamental plants he raised and sold to major retailers including Costco, Walmart and Home Depot. In a matter of hours Hurricane Maria wiped it away. 2017-09-29T01:59:00-04:00 2017-09-29T05:59:30-04:00
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