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Massage parlor footage of Patriots owner suppressed in Florida case

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 21:38
Hidden-camera footage of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft at a Florida massage parlor cannot be used as evidence in his trial on charges of soliciting prostitution, a judge ruled on Monday in a victory for the billionaire.
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Ten injured, 6 missing in crash of two seaplanes in southeastern Alaska

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 20:19
Two seaplanes crashed on Monday off the coast of southeastern Alaska, injuring at least 10 of the people on board and leaving six others missing, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
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California jury hits Bayer with $2 billion award in Roundup cancer trial

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 18:47
A California jury on Monday awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who claimed Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused their cancer, in the largest U.S. jury verdict to date against the company in litigation over the chemical.
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Sturm Ruger directors get backing, may start shareholder talks

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 17:45
All director nominees at gunmaker Sturm Ruger & Co received a majority of support from investors, including three criticized by a top proxy adviser, a securities filing showed on Monday.
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California jury says Bayer must pay $2 billion to couple in Roundup cancer trial

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 17:22
A California jury on Monday awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who claimed Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused their cancer, marking the third consecutive U.S. jury verdict against the company in litigation over the chemical.
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Ex-president Jimmy Carter breaks hip ahead of turkey hunt

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 17:10
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter fell and broke his hip on Monday as he was preparing to leave his home in Georgia for a turkey-hunting trip, and has undergone surgery to repair the injury, a representative said.
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New York police weigh officer's conduct in 2014 'I can't breathe' death

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 16:38
The disciplinary trial of the New York City policeman who fatally choked an unarmed black suspect in 2014 opened on Monday with the officer's lawyer shredding a copy of the autopsy report that concluded the man, Eric Garner, was killed by a chokehold.
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Tearful Felicity Huffman admits role in U.S. college admissions scandal

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 16:24
Actress Felicity Huffman tearfully pleaded guilty on Monday to paying to rig a college entrance exam for her daughter, part of a wide-ranging scandal in which wealthy parents used fraud to secure their children spots at prominent U.S. universities.
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Man charged with murder in machete attack on Appalachian trail in Virginia

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 15:51
A Massachusetts man was charged on Monday with murder and assault in a machete attack that killed a hiker and severely wounded another along the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, according to papers filed in federal court.
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U.S. measles outbreak grows with 75 new cases, mostly in New York

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 15:38
U.S. health authorities recorded 75 new cases of the measles in the latest week, mostly in New York state, bringing the nationwide total to 839 cases in the country's worst outbreak of the virus since 1994, federal health officials said on Monday.
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New York mayor threatens to fine Trump Organization over pollution

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 15:16
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is considering a run for the White House in 2020, on Monday threatened to fine the Trump Organization $2.1 million a year starting in 2030 unless the president's business reduces emissions from its buildings.
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Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at court to plead guilty in U.S. college scandal

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 14:08
Actress Felicity Huffman arrived at a federal courthouse in Boston on Monday to plead guilty to paying to rig a college entrance exam for her daughter, part of a wide-ranging scandal in which wealthy parents used bribery and fraud to secure their children spots at prominent U.S. universities.
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Victims of alleged N.Y. sex cult seemed 'broken,' former member testifies

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 14:05
Several women members of an alleged New York sex cult, including "Smallville" actress Allison Mack, became dangerously thin after following near-starvation diets at the direction of the group's leader, a 12-year veteran of the group testified on Monday.
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U.S. drops plan to require vehicle brake-throttle override system

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 13:42
The Trump administration said Monday it will drop rules first proposed in 2012 that would have required automakers to install brake-throttle override systems to prevent runaway vehicles.
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Death penalty tensions flare again on divided U.S. Supreme Court

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:31
The U.S. Supreme Court's internal divisions over the death penalty were on full display again on Monday in fresh wrangling over how the justices handled recent attempts by two convicted murderers in Alabama and Texas to put off their executions.
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'I can't breathe': New York police officer faces disciplinary trial in Garner death

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 11:55
The disciplinary trial of the New York City police officer who put Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a fatal chokehold began on Monday, nearly five years after widely seen video of the death sparked a national outcry about policing tactics.
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U.S. records 75 new measles cases, 9.8% increase, as outbreak grows

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:08
The United States recorded 75 new cases of the measles in the last week, totaling 839 cases in the country's worst outbreak of the virus since 1994, federal health officials said on Monday.
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Actress Felicity Huffman to plead guilty to U.S. college cheating scam

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 07:37
Actress Felicity Huffman is due to plead guilty on Monday to paying to have someone cheat on her daughter's behalf on a college entrance exam, part of a wide-ranging scandal in which wealthy parents used bribery and fraud to secure their children spots at prominent U.S. universities.
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Years after chokehold death, New York police officer's disciplinary trial to begin

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 06:11
The disciplinary trial of the New York City police officer who put Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a fatal chokehold will begin on Monday, nearly five years after widely seen video of the death sparked a national outcry about policing tactics.
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Alleged New York sex cult portrayed leader as 'some kind of god' -witness

Reuters US News - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 06:04
An alleged New York sex cult shielded its founder from new recruits, building the man up as a genius of unparalleled insight whose followers came to view him as "some kind of god," according to a 12-year veteran of the group.
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