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U.S. top court hands defeat to Hawaii B&B that spurned lesbian couple

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 14:57
The U.S. Supreme Court handed a defeat on Monday to a bed and breakfast owner in Hawaii who turned away a lesbian couple due to her Christian beliefs, but it could soon take up another major case on the conflict between gay and religious rights.
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Nebraska floods inundate military bases, cut off nuclear plant

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 14:47
Flooding that killed three people in Nebraska and Iowa has cut roads to a nuclear power plant and inundated a significant portion of a major U.S. Air Force base, while more of region's residents faced the possibility of evacuation on Monday.
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Former UAW vice president charged in U.S. corruption probe

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:45
U.S. prosecutors in Detroit on Monday charged a former high-ranking United Auto Workers official in charge of the labor union's relations with Fiat Chrysler (FCA) of misusing funds for lavish purchases for himself and other union officials.
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Massive fire at Houston petrochemical storage terminal may last two more days

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:27
A massive fire at a fuels storage company along the Houston Ship Channel may burn for two more days, an official said on Monday as the blaze spread a plume of black smoke across the city, shutting schools in two nearby communities.
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Alan Krueger, economic adviser to Obama and Clinton, dies at 58

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:23
Alan Krueger, a Princeton University economics professor who advised U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, died over the weekend at the age of 58, the university said on Monday.
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Federal charges for former UAW vice president in corruption probe

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:21
U.S. prosecutors in Detroit on Monday charged a former high-ranking United Auto Workers official in charge of the union's relations with Fiat Chrysler (FCA) of misusing funds for lavish purchases for himself and other union officials.
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Isolation, evacuations in U.S. central Plains as floods kill three

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:03
Flooding that killed three people in Nebraska and Iowa has cut roads to a nuclear power plant and inundated a large portion of a U.S. Air Force base, forcing it to work with a skeleton staff on Monday, while more of region's residents possibly faced evacuation.
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U.S. high court rebuffs Hawaii B&B that turned away lesbian couple

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:46
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a new dispute involving gay and religious rights, leaving in place a lower court ruling against a Hawaii bed and breakfast owner who turned away a lesbian couple, citing Christian beliefs.
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U.S. high court takes up sentencing appeal in 'D.C. Sniper' case

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:34
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether a man serving life in prison over his role in a deadly 2002 shooting spree in the Washington area should be resentenced because he was only 17 years old at the time.
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Ohio accuses UnitedHealth's OptumRx of drug overcharges in lawsuit

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:26
Ohio's attorney general on Monday said he had filed a lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group Inc's OptumRx unit, saying the pharmacy benefit manager had overcharged the state nearly $16 million for prescription drugs.
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Top U.S. court spurns Georgia death row inmate's racist juror claim

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:57
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for a black Georgia death row inmate to be executed, turning away his bid to challenge his death sentence for the 1990 murder of his sister-in-law on the basis that the trial was tainted by a racist white juror who questioned whether black people have souls.
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Supreme Court takes up Kansas identity theft case

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:57
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider a bid by Kansas to revive the state's policy of prosecuting people for identity theft for using other people's Social Security numbers to gain employment in a case linked to immigration issues.
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U.S. prosecutors charge former UAW vice president in corruption probe

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:48
Federal prosecutors in Detroit on Monday charged a former United Auto Workers vice president with conspiracy to violate labor laws.
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Nebraska nuclear plant still at full power as floodwaters recede

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:13
Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) said its Cooper nuclear plant in Nebraska continued to operate safely at full power on Monday as the Missouri River floodwater around the plant receded following a late winter storm last week.
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Democratic donor in $292 million bank fraud gets early prison release

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 09:56
A New York financier and Democratic political donor who pleaded guilty to a $292 million bank fraud is being released early from his 12-year prison term and moving to home confinement, court papers show.
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Trump wants GM CEO 'to do something quickly' to reopen Ohio plant

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 09:25
President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that he urged General Motors Co's chief executive to "do something quickly" to reopen the company's Lordstown, Ohio, plant that was idled more than a week ago.
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Fire engulfs eight massive petrochemical storage tanks in Houston

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 08:54
A fire at a fuels storage company at the Houston Ship Channel spread on Monday to eight massive petrochemical storage tanks, shutting schools and forcing residents in the suburb of Deer Park to stay indoors.
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Nebraska nuclear plant still at full power after preparing for flooding

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 08:24
Nebraska Public Power District's (NPPD) Cooper nuclear plant in Nebraska was still operating at full power early Monday after the company said on Friday it was preparing for possible flooding, according to a report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
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Americans to bet $8.5 billion on NCAA's 'March Madness' basketball tournament: report

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 07:25
About 47 million people - one in five American adults - are expected to bet a combined $8.5 billion on "March Madness," the annual men's college basketball tournament, a new report said on Monday.
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Tank fire sends black plume across Houston, spreads to more tanks

Reuters US News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 06:45
A storage tank fire on the Houston Ship Channel on Sunday has spread to seven petrochemical storage tanks, forcing residents in the suburb of Deer Park, Texas, to stay indoors on Monday, but no evacuations or injuries were reported.
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