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911 calls about Oregon climbing death reveal terror, heroism

AP US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:00
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The first thing that Braton Jurasevich noticed as he clambered down Mount Hood toward his fallen fellow mountain climber was the blood — a lot of it. 2018-02-15T13:42:00-05:00 2018-02-15T18:42:16-05:00
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Appeals court declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional

AP US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:00
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest travel ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is "unconstitutionally tainted with animus toward Islam," a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, delivering another blow to the policy. 2018-02-15T08:56:00-05:00 2018-02-15T13:56:33-05:00
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West Virginia man admits to fraud tied to Boston art heist

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:44
BOSTON (Reuters) - A West Virginia man pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges he fraudulently offered to sell some of the $500 million in artwork that was stolen from a Boston museum in 1990 and never recovered, even though he had no access to the paintings.
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U.S. officials warn 'intense' flu season to continue, urge shots

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:23
(Reuters) - Adults who get a flu shot are 36 percent less likely to get the disease, while for children the figure was an unexpectedly high 59 percent, U.S. health officials said on Thursday, predicting that the current "intense" season could continue for weeks.
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Senate rejects immigration bills, leaves Dreamers in limbo

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:22
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate rejected a series of bills to protect "Dreamer" immigrants on Thursday, leaving in limbo the future of 1.8 million young adults brought to the United States illegally as children.
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U.S. charges Chicago trader with stealing bitcoin

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:22
(Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a Chicago trader with wire fraud for allegedly stealing $2.06 million of bitcoin and litecoin from his employer.
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Accused Florida gunman visited restaurants, store after killing: police

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:18
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school fled hidden in a crowd of frightened students and visited two fast food restaurants before he was arrested less than two hours after the massacre, officials said on Thursday.
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Seattle ICE lawyer admits stealing immigrants' identities for cash

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:15
(Reuters) - The former chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Seattle pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to a scheme to steal the identities of immigrants for financial gain.
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U.S. groups sue Trump administration over teen pregnancy grant cuts

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:56
(Reuters) - Planned Parenthood, other organizations and a Washington state county filed lawsuits on Thursday challenging a decision by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to defund more than $200 million in teen pregnancy prevention programs.
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Gun restraining order might have thwarted Florida shooting: experts

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:55
(Reuters) - A few U.S. states have laws allowing police and family members to obtain orders barring people suspected of being a threat from possessing guns, but Florida does not. Some gun control proponents and legal experts said Wednesday's school shooting might have been thwarted if it had.
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Warning signs may have been missed in school shooting case

AP US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Months before authorities say Nikolas Cruz walked into his former high school and slaughtered 17 people, the troubled teen began showing what may have been warning signs he was bent on violence. 2018-02-15T11:51:00-05:00 2018-02-15T16:51:15-05:00
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The Latest: Police report: Suspect confessed to shooting

AP US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly school shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 2018-02-15T11:25:00-05:00 2018-02-15T16:25:24-05:00
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Sheriff's report: Suspect confessed to Florida school attack

AP US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation's deadliest school shootings and concealing extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff's department report. 2018-02-15T11:42:00-05:00 2018-02-15T16:42:18-05:00
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These are the lives lost in the Florida high school shooting

AP US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:00
When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, the 17 dead included students and school workers, young and old. Here is a look at some of some of those who lost their lives in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: 2018-02-15T11:46:00-05:00 2018-02-15T16:46:04-05:00
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After Florida massacre, a look at some past school shootings

AP US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:00
Authorities say a former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing 17 people. Fourteen wounded survivors were hospitalized. Here's a look at some recent U.S. school shootings, and some of the deadliest of years past: 2018-02-15T07:09:00-05:00 2018-02-15T12:09:29-05:00
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FBI was warned about Florida man accused of killing 17 at school

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:45
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned in September about an ominous online comment by the 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people at his former high school but was unable to locate him, an agent said on Thursday.
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Senate rejects immigration bills after Trump veto threat

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:10
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate failed to advance any legislation to protect "Dreamer" immigrants on Thursday, falling short of the 60 votes needed to move forward on four proposals including one backed by President Donald Trump and two bipartisan measures.
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New York police sergeant cleared in deadly shooting of woman: union

Reuters US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:07
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City police sergeant was found not guilty of all charges on Thursday in the 2016 death of a emotionally disturbed woman whom he shot as she wielded a baseball bat in her apartment, the officer's union said.
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Warning signs may have been missed in school shooting case

AP US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Months before authorities say Nikolas Cruz walked into his former high school and slaughtered 17 people, the troubled teen began showing what may have been missed warning signs he was bent on violence. 2018-02-15T09:15:00-05:00 2018-02-15T14:15:12-05:00
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The Latest: Suspect's attorney says he's sad, remorseful

AP US News - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:00
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly school shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 2018-02-15T10:28:00-05:00 2018-02-15T15:28:08-05:00
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