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Lawyer: Georgia Tech police overreacted by killing student

AP US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:00
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Tech police officer overreacted by firing a gunshot that killed a student who investigators say was armed with a knife and ignored commands to drop it, a lawyer for the family said. 2017-09-18T07:30:00-04:00 2017-09-18T11:30:20-04:00
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Man questioned about deadly shootings is freed from jail

AP US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:00
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 23-year-old white man whom police call a "person of interest" in the fatal shootings of two black men in Baton Rouge has been released from jail after his arrest on drug charges over the weekend. 2017-09-18T07:51:00-04:00 2017-09-18T11:51:59-04:00
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3 die as buses collide at New York City intersection

AP US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:00
NEW YORK (AP) — A city bus and a tour bus collided and spun around in a New York City intersection on Monday, leaving three people dead, including a pedestrian, officials said. 2017-09-18T07:06:00-04:00 2017-09-18T11:06:09-04:00
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Trump adviser says U.S. still leaving Paris climate pact

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:36
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's top economic adviser said at the United Nations on Monday that the United States stands by its plans to abandon the Paris climate pact without a renegotiation favorable to Washington, a step for which the international community has little appetite.
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Three dead, 16 hurt after buses collide in New York City

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:34
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three people were killed and at least 16 injured when a New York City transit bus and a tour bus collided early on Monday in the city's borough of Queens, spinning around before slamming into a building, fire officials said.
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Protests resume after 80 arrests in St. Louis unrest

AP US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A racially mixed crowd of demonstrators locked arms and marched quietly through downtown St. Louis Monday morning to protest the acquittal of a white former police officer in the killing of a black suspect, following another night of unrest and more than 80 arrests. 2017-09-18T05:24:00-04:00 2017-09-18T09:24:32-04:00
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Costs from major natural disasters can stress state budgets

AP US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:00
ATLANTA (AP) — A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding. 2017-09-18T05:11:00-04:00 2017-09-18T09:11:30-04:00
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Three dead, at least 15 hurt after buses collide in New York City

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:35
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three people were killed and at least 15 others were injured after a New York City transit bus and a tour bus collided early on Monday in the city's borough of Queens, before slamming into a restaurant, fire officials said.
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Ex-Trump aide Flynn's family creates fund for 'enormous' legal fees

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:31
(Reuters) - Relatives of former national security adviser Michael Flynn have set up a fund to help pay for his legal defense against federal and congressional investigations into potential collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.
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Interior chief urges action at 10 U.S. monuments: Washington Post

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of Department of the Interior called for changes to 10 U.S. monuments, lifting restrictions on activities such as logging and mining, and shrinking the footprints of at least four of the sites, the Washington Post reported.
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Trump adviser Cohn reaffirms U.S. climate deal stance in New York

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:16
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, said he reaffirmed the U.S. position on the Paris climate deal during a meeting in New York with ministers on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly on Monday.
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Police arrest more than 80 amid violent St. Louis protests

AP US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of riot police mobilized in downtown St. Louis overnight, arresting more than 80 people and seizing weapons amid reports of property damage and vandalism following another day of peaceful protests over a former police officer's acquittal in the killing of a black man. 2017-09-18T03:33:00-04:00 2017-09-18T07:33:23-04:00
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Transit, tour buses collide in New York City, 17 injured

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 08:48
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seventeen people were injured after a New York City transit bus and a tour bus collided early on Monday in the city's borough of Queens then slammed into a restaurant, fire officials said.
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U.S. Interior chief seeks changes at 10 U.S. monuments: report

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 08:28
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Department of the Interior urged President Donald Trump to lift restrictions on activities such as logging and mining in or to shrink the footprints of 10 national monuments, according to the Washington Post.
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Dozens arrested in St. Louis after more protests, vandalism

AP US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of police officers in riot gear mobilized in downtown St. Louis after another day of peaceful protests over an ex-police officer's acquittal in the death of a black man, a scene that grew ugly after nightfall amid dozens of arrests and reports of property damage and vandalism in the streets. 2017-09-18T02:38:00-04:00 2017-09-18T06:38:02-04:00
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Dozens arrested as St. Louis readies for more protests

AP US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 05:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of police officers in riot gear mobilized in downtown St. Louis after another day of peaceful protests over an ex-police officer's acquittal in the death of a black man, making dozens of arrests amid reports of property damage and vandalism in the streets. 2017-09-18T00:46:00-04:00 2017-09-18T04:46:04-04:00
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Interior secretary recommends shrinking 6 national monuments

AP US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 05:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed. 2017-09-17T23:14:00-04:00 2017-09-18T03:14:49-04:00
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Disability backlog tops 1 million; thousands die on waitlist

AP US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 05:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1 million Americans are awaiting a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with the average wait of nearly two years — longer than some of them will live. 2017-09-17T23:27:00-04:00 2017-09-18T03:27:42-04:00
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Dozens arrested as St. Louis readies for more protests

AP US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 03:00
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of police officers in full riot gear responded to the streets of downtown St. Louis after another day of peaceful protests over an ex-police officer's acquittal in the death of a black man gave way to property damage and dangerous encounters with officers. 2017-09-17T22:35:00-04:00 2017-09-18T02:35:42-04:00
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More than 80 arrested as riot police break up St. Louis protest over officer's acquittal

Reuters US News - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 02:51
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - More than 80 people were arrested on Sunday night as protests in St Louis over the acquittal of a white policeman who had shot a black man turned violent for a third night running.
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