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Alabama governor signs nation's strictest abortion ban

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 20:59
Alabama's governor on Wednesday signed a bill to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in political conservatives' latest challenge to the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy.
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Trump signs full pardon for ex-media mogul Conrad Black

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 20:41
President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a full pardon for former media mogul Conrad Black, who was convicted in 2007 of fraud and obstruction of justice and spent 3-1/2 years in prison, the White House said.
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U.S. anti-abortion groups plot course from state capitals to Supreme Court

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 20:27
Anti-abortion advocacy groups have pushed hard in recent months for the passage of bills to restrict or even ban the procedure outright at the state level, inspired by the perception that the U.S. Supreme Court has tilted in their favor.
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Abortion restrictions carry political risk for Republicans in 2020

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 19:39
The move by states like Alabama, Georgia and Ohio to impose drastic restrictions on abortion could bolster Republicans' support from religious voters wary of President Donald Trump but risks alienating moderates, political experts said on Wednesday.
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Alabama governor signs strict abortion ban into law

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 18:30
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed a bill to ban all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest bid by political conservatives challenging the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy.
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Pentagon awards $646 million contract for border wall in Arizona

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 17:52
The U.S. Defense Department said on Wednesday it had awarded a $646 million contract to a construction company to design and build a replacement for the border wall in Arizona.
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Helicopter crashes into Hudson River in New York, injuring two

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 15:41
A helicopter that fell short of its landing pad crashed into the Hudson River in New York City on Wednesday, injuring two people, police and fire officials said.
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Houston Ship Channel reopens to two-way traffic after wreckage removed

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 15:36
The Houston Ship Channel reopened on Wednesday to two-way traffic after salvage crews removed two gasoline barges damaged in a weekend collision with a deep-draft vessel, officials said.
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Georgetown to expel two students over U.S. college admissions bribery scandal

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 15:32
Georgetown University said on Wednesday it plans to expel two students in connection with the sweeping U.S. college admissions bribery scandal.
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Teen suspects in Colorado school shooting formally charged; case sealed

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 15:28
Two teenagers accused of fatally shooting a classmate and wounding eight others at a Denver-area high school last week were formally charged on Wednesday in a case that the presiding judge has put under seal.
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Trump administration opens up Minnesota wilderness area to copper mining

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 13:40
The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday renewed two mineral leases near the Boundary Waters Wilderness area in Minnesota, opening the popular wilderness and recreation area up to copper mining despite heavy opposition from local and national conservation groups.
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New York medical examiner testifies chokehold led to Eric Garner's death

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 13:36
The New York City medical examiner who conducted an autopsy on an unarmed black man who died during an attempted arrest in 2014 told a hearing that the policeman who subdued the suspect used a chokehold that triggered the "lethal cascade" that killed him.
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U.S. abortion-rights activists vow to challenge landmark Alabama ban

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:37
U.S. abortion-rights activists vowed on Wednesday to challenge an Alabama bill that would ban abortions, even in cases of rape and incest, the latest attempt by conservatives to reverse a 1973 Supreme Court ruling establishing a woman's right to abortion.
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Biden expands lead over rivals for 2020 U.S. presidential nomination despite lack of support from millennials: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:31
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has expanded his lead over a wide field of candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination by 5 percentage points since he entered the race in late April, according to a monthly Reuters/Ipsos poll.
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ACLU, Planned Parenthood file lawsuit challenging Ohio anti-abortion law

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:26
The American Civil Liberties Union, its Ohio branch and Planned Parenthood on Wednesday filed a lawsuit challenging an Ohio law that they say could ban abortion as early as six weeks into a woman's pregnancy.
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U.S. plans to send transportation security staff to U.S.-Mexico border

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:50
The Trump administration plans to redirect Transportation Security Administration staff to the U.S. southern border to assist with immigration duties and migrant flows, the TSA said on Wednesday.
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U.S. farmers receive $8.52 billion in aid to date, USDA says

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:39
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has to date paid out $8.52 billion in direct payments to American farmers as part of the 2018 aid program, designed to offset losses from trade tariffs by China and other trading partners, a spokesman for the agency said.
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Houston Ship Channel traffic could reopen Wednesday as barges removal begins

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:39
Salvage crews began removing two gasoline barges damaged in a weekend collision with a deep-draft vessel, setting the stage for two-way traffic to reopen in the Houston Ship Channel on Wednesday, officials said.
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Georgetown student sues school over U.S. college admissions bribery scandal

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:24
A Georgetown University undergraduate enmeshed in the U.S. college admissions scandal sued the school on Wednesday to block it from revoking his academic credits or expelling him, after his father pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit fraud.
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Republican Alabama governor mulling nation's strictest abortion law

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 09:44
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday was mulling whether to sign the United States' strictest abortion law, part of a multistate effort to get the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider women's constitutional right to abortion.
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