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Georgetown student enmeshed in U.S. college admissions scandal sues school

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 09:25
A Georgetown University undergraduate whose father pleaded guilty to involvement in the U.S. college admissions scandal sued the school on Wednesday to block it from imposing punishment, including by taking away his academic credits.
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U.S. plans to send transportation staff to U.S.-Mexico border

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 09:08
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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For some trauma doctors, clash with NRA proves therapeutic

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 06:30
A recent clash with the National Rifle Association (NRA) has shown some doctors who treat gunshot victims a way to heal their own trauma: through activism against gun violence.
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Teens accused of deadly Colorado school shooting set to be charged

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 06:10
Two teenagers accused of fatally shooting a classmate and wounding eight others at a Denver-area high school last week are set to return to court on Wednesday for the formal filing of charges.
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New York medical examiner to testify in hearing on deadly chokehold

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 06:07
The New York City medical examiner who ruled that a policeman used a chokehold in 2014 on an unarmed black man who died during an attempted arrest is expected to testify on Wednesday about the autopsy at the officer's disciplinary trial.
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U.S. consumers sue Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea, StarKist over 'dolphin-safe' tuna claims

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 02:29
U.S. consumers sued Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea and StarKist, accusing the country's three major packaged-tuna brands of deceiving them into thinking their tuna is caught only through "dolphin-safe" fishing practices.
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Search for victims ends after mid-air crash of Alaska tour planes; probe begins

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 01:13
Searchers found the bodies of the last two Alaska seaplane crash victims on Tuesday evening, after a hunt through the debris and frigid waters following a mid-air collision that killed six people and injured 10, officials said.
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Search ends for victims after mid-air Alaska tour planes crash; probe begins

Reuters US News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 00:16
Searchers found the bodies of the last two Alaska seaplane crash victims on Tuesday evening, after a hunt through the debris and frigid waters following a mid-air collision that left a total of six people dead and 10 injured, officials said.
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North Carolina 'bathroom bill' sponsor wins Republican nod for rerun of 2018 U.S. House race

Reuters US News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 23:07
A state senator who was a leading sponsor of North Carolina's much-maligned "bathroom bill" won a decisive victory on Tuesday in a special primary to choose the Republican nominee for a rerun of a 2018 congressional race marred by election fraud.
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Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases

Reuters US News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 22:21
Alabama's state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother's health, as part of a multistate effort to have the U.S. Supreme Court reconsider a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.
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Two missing in Alaskan waters after tour planes crash; probe begins

Reuters US News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 22:00
Rescue teams and divers searched the waters of southeast Alaska on Tuesday for two passengers missing after a pair of sightseeing planes collided in midair, killing at least four people, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
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North Carolina 'bathroom bill' sponsor wins Republican nod for rerun of 2018 House race

Reuters US News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 21:58
A state senator who was a leading sponsor of North Carolina's much-maligned "bathroom bill" was headed for victory on Tuesday in a special primary to choose the Republican nominee for a rerun of a 2018 congressional race marred by election fraud.
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Alabama Senate rejects exception for rape amid debate to ban nearly all abortions

Reuters US News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 20:47
Alabama's state Senate on Tuesday debated a bill that would outlaw nearly all abortions, rejecting an exception for rape and incest, part of an effort by more than a dozen states to have the U.S. Supreme Court reconsider a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.
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Accused California synagogue gunman pleads not guilty to hate crimes

Reuters US News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 20:33
A California nursing student charged with last month's deadly shooting spree in a San Diego-area synagogue and arson at a nearby mosque pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to more than 100 counts of federal hate crimes and civil rights offenses.
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Donald Trump Jr. agrees to Senate committee interview: source

Reuters US News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 19:37
Donald Trump Jr. has reached an agreement with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee for the panel's senators to interview him in mid-June, a congressional source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
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U.S. lawmakers want to tighten visas for Chinese students, researchers

Reuters US News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 19:36
A group of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress introduced legislation on Tuesday intended to prohibit anyone employed or sponsored by the Chinese military from receiving student or research visas to the United States.
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San Francisco votes to ban city use of facial recognition technology

Reuters US News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 19:17
San Francisco officials on Tuesday voted 8 to 1 to ban the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city personnel, in a move to regulate tools that local Silicon Valley companies helped develop.
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Alabama Senate debates bill banning nearly all abortions

Reuters US News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 19:14
Alabama's state Senate on Tuesday began final debate on a bill that would outlaw nearly all abortions, allowing exceptions only to prevent a serious health risk to the mother.
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Donald Trump Jr. agrees to Senate committee interview: New York Times

Reuters US News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 17:42
Donald Trump Jr. has reached an agreement with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee for the panel's senators to interview him in mid-June, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
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Five U.S. abuse victims sue Vatican to release names of predator priests

Reuters US News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 15:57
Five U.S. men who say they were sexually abused as minors by Roman Catholic priests filed a federal lawsuit in Minnesota on Tuesday against the Vatican, accusing the church of concealing the identities of thousands of predator clergy members.
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