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U.S. appeals court questions scope of Trump travel ban

Reuters US News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 18:57
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday sharply questioned a lawyer defending President Donald Trump's effort to broadly enforce a temporary refugee ban that the Republican president said was necessary for national security.
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U.S. judge blocks new movie about Lynyrd Skynyrd

Reuters US News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 18:04
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Surviving members of Lynyrd Skynyrd won a permanent injunction blocking the production and distribution of a movie depicting the 1977 plane crash that killed the rock band's lead singer, Ronnie Van Zant.
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Houston endures more rain and chaos; 6 feared drowned in van

AP US News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 18:00
HOUSTON (AP) — Floodwaters reached the rooflines of single-story homes Monday and people could be heard pleading for help from inside as Harvey poured rain on the Houston area for a fourth consecutive day after a chaotic weekend of rising water and rescues. 2017-08-28T13:42:00-04:00 2017-08-28T17:42:31-04:00
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'Need help': Harvey victims use social media when 911 fails

AP US News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 18:00
Desperate for help and unsure whether traditional rescue efforts will come through, Harvey victims are using social media to share maps of their location and photos of themselves trapped on rooftops and inside buildings. 2017-08-28T13:27:00-04:00 2017-08-28T17:27:37-04:00
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The Latest: Officials: Water release won't swell bayou more

AP US News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 18:00
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 2017-08-28T13:20:00-04:00 2017-08-28T17:20:17-04:00
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Residents in photo of flooded nursing home are 'doing fine'

AP US News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 18:00
The senior citizens who appear in a now-viral photo showing them submerged in waist-deep water in a Texas assisted-living center flooded by Hurricane Harvey over the weekend have been relocated to a nearby facility and a hospital. 2017-08-28T13:24:00-04:00 2017-08-28T17:24:23-04:00
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Chicago school board approves $5.75 billion budget, debt issuance

Reuters US News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:37
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Board of Education approved on Monday a $5.75 billion fiscal 2018 budget, which assumes nearly $570 million in uncertain funding, and also a plan to issue up to $1.9 billion of debt.
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Trump defends Arpaio pardon, criticizes actions by Obama, Clinton

Reuters US News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday defended his granting a pardon to controversial former Arizona lawman and political ally Joe Arpaio, and criticized former Democratic presidents for their choices of people to pardon.
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Lawyer says Trump Tower in Russia considered during campaign

AP US News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer acknowledged Monday that the president's company pursued a Trump Tower in Moscow during the Republican primary, but that the plan was abandoned "for a variety of business reasons." He said that at one point he sent an email to the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin about approvals from the Russian government. 2017-08-28T12:39:00-04:00 2017-08-28T16:39:10-04:00
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Houston endures more rain and chaos; 6 feared drowned in van

AP US News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:00
HOUSTON (AP) — Floodwaters reached the roof lines of single-story homes Monday and people could be heard pleading for help from inside as Harvey poured rain on the Houston area for a fourth consecutive day after a chaotic weekend of rising water and rescues. 2017-08-28T12:42:00-04:00 2017-08-28T16:42:56-04:00
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The Latest: Volunteers use dump truck to rescue 20 people

AP US News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:00
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 2017-08-28T12:32:00-04:00 2017-08-28T16:32:06-04:00
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Photo of mother and baby's rescue becomes symbol of storm

AP US News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:00
In the photo, tiny Aiden Pham — 13 months old and swaddled in a blanket — nestles asleep in his mother's arms, even as the floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey surge around them. 2017-08-28T12:29:00-04:00 2017-08-28T16:29:11-04:00
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Anti-racism activists to march from Charlottesville to Washington

Reuters US News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 16:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Anti-racism activists will begin a 10-day march on Monday from Charlottesville to Washington to protest against a far-right rally in the Virginia city and what they called President Donald Trump's reluctance to condemn its white nationalist organizers.
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