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U.S. Reps urge DOE to jumpstart naval bomb-grade uranium program

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 16:56
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Democratic lawmakers urged the U.S. Energy Department to move faster with a research program on converting nuclear reactors in the Navy's submarines and carriers from bomb-grade uranium to a safer fuel, a letter viewed by Reuters showed.
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Exclusive: U.S. immigration raids to target teenaged suspected gang members

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 16:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration agents are planning nationwide raids next week to arrest, among others, teenagers who entered the country without guardians and are suspected gang members, in a widening of President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigrants.
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Kentucky found liable for legal fees over same-sex marriage suit

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 15:20
LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - Kentucky must pay the legal fees of lawyers who represented couples denied marriage licenses in 2015 by a county clerk in the state, a federal judge ruled on Friday in a same-sex marriage case that garnered world attention.
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Guatemala-born mother of four in Connecticut church to avoid deportation

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 15:15
(Reuters) - A single mother of four has taken refuge in a Connecticut church after federal authorities ordered her deported to her native Guatemala as part of President Donald Trump's crackdown on unauthorized immigrants in the United States.
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U.S. warship crew found likely at fault in June collision: official

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 15:00
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The crew of the USS Fitzgerald was likely at fault in the warship's collision with a Philippine cargo ship in June and had not been paying attention to their surroundings, according to initial findings in an investigation, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on Friday.
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Lawsuit says North Carolina bathroom law still harmful

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 14:39
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people still face discrimination and threats to their safety in North Carolina despite lawmakers replacing a measure that restricted their access to many public bathrooms, advocacy groups said in a new federal court action on Friday.
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Utah's crowded Zion National Park may require reservations

AP US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 13:00
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It would be a first for a U.S. national park: Requiring reservations to get in. But it's an option that Utah's Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping red-rock vistas and canyons. 2017-07-21T06:58:00-04:00 2017-07-21T10:58:40-04:00
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California fire destroys 58 homes as crews race to save town

AP US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 13:00
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The town of Mariposa, with its century-old saloons and covered sidewalks, normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash rained down and heavy smoke from a nearby blaze darkened the sky. 2017-07-21T07:50:00-04:00 2017-07-21T11:50:20-04:00
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Lawsuit: Effects of 'bathroom bill' linger in North Carolina

AP US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 13:00
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The law that replaced North Carolina's notorious "bathroom bill" sports a new look but maintains LGBT discrimination and prevents transgender people from using restrooms matching their gender identity, according to a lawsuit Friday. 2017-07-21T08:48:00-04:00 2017-07-21T12:48:46-04:00
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O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole

AP US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 13:00
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months, having persuaded a Nevada parole board the bungled hotel-room heist he pulled nearly 10 years ago was a monumental error in judgment and one he will never repeat. 2017-07-21T07:54:00-04:00 2017-07-21T11:54:29-04:00
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Tennessee inmates offered less jail time in return for vasectomies

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:39
(Reuters) - A judge in Tennessee is offering inmates at a county jail reduced sentences if they agree to undergo a free vasectomy or birth control injections, drawing fire from opponents who say the program violates fundamental constitutional rights.
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Trump to order review of U.S. defense industrial base: official

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:12
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump intends to sign an executive order initiating a broad "whole of government" review of the defense industrial base including labor and the defense supply chain, a White House official told reporters on Friday.
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Florida man goes 'bananas,' shoots up AT&T trucks outside home: media

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:39
(Reuters) - A Florida man "went bananas" when he allegedly fired up to 18 shots into two AT&T Inc trucks because they were parked in front of his driveway, media reports said.
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Burundi robotics teens may have 'self-initiated' vanishing

AP US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:00
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Organizers of an international robotics competition in the U.S. capital believe the disappearance of six teens from Burundi may have been "self-initiated." 2017-07-21T03:41:00-04:00 2017-07-21T07:41:11-04:00
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Tensions flare as Texas Senate starts debate on bathroom bill

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:20
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Hundreds of people, including LGBT activists and business leaders, are expected to urge a Texas Senate panel on Friday to scrap legislation they deem discriminatory because it would limit bathroom access for transgender people.
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Burundi relying on U.S. police to find missing robotics teenagers: official

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:05
(Reuters) - Burundi is counting on U.S. law enforcement officials to find six teenagers who went missing after a robotics competition in Washington, an official with the East African country's embassy said on Friday.
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California fire's growth is stunted, but 50 homes destroyed

AP US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:00
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The town of Mariposa, with its century-old saloons and covered sidewalks, normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash rained down and heavy smoke from a nearby blaze darkened the sky. 2017-07-21T01:19:00-04:00 2017-07-21T05:19:35-04:00
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Evacuation order may be lifted Friday as California wildfire slows

Reuters US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 05:21
(Reuters) - Some residents of a historic gold-mining town in central California may be able to go home on Friday as a wildfire nearby slowed its progress after destroying dozens of houses over the past several days, the local sheriff said.
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Burundi robotics teens may have 'self-initiated' vanishing

AP US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 05:00
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Organizers of an international robotics competition in the U.S. capital believe the disappearance of six teens from Burundi may have been "self-initiated." 2017-07-20T23:59:00-04:00 2017-07-21T03:59:02-04:00
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Ex-Florida escort to be sentenced for trying to hire hit man

AP US News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 05:00
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband could get up to 30 years in prison when she is sentenced Friday, perhaps ending a drawn-out case that drew notice for its startling videos and salacious characters. 2017-07-20T23:26:00-04:00 2017-07-21T03:26:53-04:00
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