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U.S. Supreme Court hands Trump a victory on immigration detention

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:23
The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed the U.S. government's authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime - potentially even years - after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration policies.
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California university says students tied to admissions scam could face expulsion

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:02
The University of Southern California said it may expel students tied to a brazen U.S. college-admissions scam after reviewing their records, which could lead the college to throw out "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin's two daughters.
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Students tied to U.S. college admissions scandal could face expulsion

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:30
The University of Southern California said it may expel students linked to the largest college-admissions cheating scandal in U.S. history after it completes a review of their records.
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U.S. Supreme Court gives Trump victory on immigration detention

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:27
The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed U.S. government authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime - potentially even years - after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration policies.
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First asylum seekers returned from Mexico for U.S. court hearings

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:05
A group of asylum seekers sent back to Mexico was set to cross the border on Tuesday for their first hearings in U.S. immigration court in an early test of a controversial new policy from the Trump administration.
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Texas petrochemical fire spreads to more storage tanks after firefighting snag

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:34
A raging fire at a petrochemical storage terminal in Houston has engulfed two more massive tanks after firefighting water pumps stopped working for six hours, the company said on Tuesday.
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Mike Pence to visit Nebraska amid deadly floods

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:09
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Nebraska on Tuesday to survey the devastation left by floods in the Midwest which have killed at least four people and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.
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University of Southern California says it may expel students linked to admissions cheating

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:32
The University of Southern California said it may expel students linked to the largest college-admissions cheating scandal in U.S. history after it completes a reviews of their records.
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The curious case of tainted milk from a Maine dairy farm

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 07:49
For Maine dairy farmer Fred Stone, the discovery in 2016 that his cows were producing tainted milk has since brought financial ruin and threatened to shut down a century-old family business.
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White police officer's homicide trial gets under way in Pittsburgh

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 06:06
In opening statements in a racially-charged Pittsburgh trial on Tuesday, a jury is expected to hear prosecutors argue that a white police officer acted unlawfully in the 2018 fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen who was running away from him.
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U.S. vice president to tour Nebraska flood zone

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 06:02
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is due to travel to Nebraska on Tuesday to tour the devastation left by floods in the Midwest which have killed at least four people and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.
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Pence to tour Nebraska flood zone

Reuters US News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 05:15
Vice President Mike Pence is due to travel to Nebraska on Tuesday to tour the devastation left by floods in the Midwest which have killed at least three people and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.
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Three dead, one missing in devastating floods across U.S. Midwest

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 21:06
At least one person was missing on Monday after devastating floods across the U.S. Midwest that killed three others and inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in damage in what Nebraska's governor called a disaster of historic proportions.
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Texas petrochemical storage fire rages, may burn for two days

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 20:18
A fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage site continued to rage late on Monday and is expected to burn for up to two more days, officials said, sending thick black smoke into the air for miles around.
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Alan Krueger, economic adviser to Obama and Clinton, takes own life at 58

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 18:18
Alan Krueger, a prominent Princeton University economics professor who advised U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, took his own life over the weekend, his family said in a statement on Monday. He was 58.
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U.S. floods kill three, cut off towns as rivers rise

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 18:13
Floodwaters continued to rise in the U.S. Midwest on Monday and were not expected to crest for another 24 hours, forecasters said, after killing three people in Nebraska and Iowa and inundating a U.S. Air Force base.
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Puerto Rico debt adjustment plan not 'realistic' in April: official

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 18:10
The executive director of Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board said on Monday that a plan to restructure the U.S. commonwealth's core government debt likely cannot be done by the end of April.
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Flooded U.S. Air Force base underscores climate risk to security: experts

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 17:16
Flooding at a U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska that damaged buildings and forced the removal of a plane integral to the nation's nuclear attack response highlight the risks climate change poses to national security, experts said on Monday.
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Poppy apocalypse: Crowds descend on California city to see 'superbloom'

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 16:33
Spring has arrived in Southern California and with it a crisis has blossomed in the small city of Lake Elsinore, where tens of thousands of visitors have flocked to see a "superbloom" of poppies in a desert canyon.
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Peruvian ex-president arrested for being drunk in public in California

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 16:07
Peru's former president, Alejandro Toledo, considered a fugitive in Peru, was arrested for being drunk in public in California and released early on Monday, authorities in California said.
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