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Pimco says college scandal mastermind spoke at two events it hosted

Reuters US News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:08
The figure at the center of the U.S. college cheating scandal spoke twice in the past decade at events hosted by Pacific Investment Management Co (Pimco), one of the world's largest asset managers whose former chief executive is ensnared in the fraud, the company said on Friday.
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Pimco says some staff used 'legitimate' services of college scandal mastermind

Reuters US News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 16:54
The figure at the center of the U.S. college cheating scandal spoke twice in the past decade at events hosted by Pacific Investment Management Co (Pimco), one of the world's largest asset managers whose former chief executive is ensnared in the fraud, the company said on Friday.
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First parent pleads not guilty in biggest U.S. college admissions scandal

Reuters US News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 16:16
The temporarily ousted chief executive of Advantage Lithium Corp pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of participating in the largest college admissions fraud scheme in U.S. history.
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U.S. high court broadens scope of census citizenship question case

Reuters US News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 15:18
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday broadened the scope of what it will consider in resolving the legal fight over the contentious decision by President Donald Trump's administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, agreeing also to decide whether the move violated the U.S. Constitution.
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U.S. eases protections for threatened bird in Western states

Reuters US News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:39
The Trump administration on Friday amended Obama-era land-use rules put in place to protect a threatened bird in 11 Western states and its shrinking sagebrush habitat, siding with oil and gas interests that opposed the measures as too restrictive.
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U.S. college admissions scam shows coaches in smaller sports can be big players

Reuters US News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:33
The biggest U.S. college admissions cheating scam highlights the power that coaches of low-profile sports such as sailing, crew and water polo can have on student recruitment.
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U.S. youth rally in Washington protests climate inaction

Reuters US News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:33
Hundreds of youngsters skipped school to rally in Washington on Friday as part of what organizers called an international youth climate strike to seek action on climate change.
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U.S. mosques increase security after New Zealand attack

Reuters US News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 13:39
Mosques around the United States increased security measures for Friday prayers after a gunman shot dead 49 people and wounded more than 40 at two New Zealand mosques.
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'Bomb cyclone' pushes east across U.S. after winter siege of Midwest, Rockies

Reuters US News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 13:17
A powerful, late-winter "bomb cyclone" storm pushed east into the U.S. Midwest and the Great Lakes region on Friday after bombarding the Rocky Mountain and Plains states with blizzards, floods and tornados, prompting precautions at a Nebraska nuclear power plant.
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U.S. regulators want public's view on cars with no steering wheel, brakes

Reuters US News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 13:04
U.S. regulators will ask the public if robotic cars should be allowed on streets without steering wheels or brake pedals as they try to set the first legal boundaries for their design in the world's second vehicle largest market.
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Nebraska preps nuclear plant for possible flooding, no public danger

Reuters US News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:32
Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) on Friday declared an "unusual event" at its Cooper nuclear power station in Nebraska due to the possibility of flooding along the Missouri River following a powerful winter storm this week.
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Lithium executive latest to face charges in sprawling U.S. college admissions scandal

Reuters US News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 09:52
The temporarily ousted chief executive of Advantage Lithium Corp on Friday is set to become the latest wealthy person to face criminal charges of participating in the largest college-admissions fraud scheme in U.S. history.
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Trump 'wall' in desolate stretch of New Mexico has some asking: Why here?

Reuters US News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:38
The 18-foot-tall steel slats extend 20 miles across the rugged Chihuahuan desert in southern New Mexico, cutting through high sand dunes and brush.
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Post-Katrina promise of oil money leaves states shortchanged

Reuters US News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:30
In 2006, a year after hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the U.S. government struck a deal to give states in the region a growing share of offshore drilling revenues to finance projects protecting them from future monster storms.
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U.S. youth plan Washington rally to protest climate inaction

Reuters US News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 06:35
Hundreds of youngsters are planning to skip school to join a rally in Washington on Friday as part of what organizers are calling an international Youth Climate Strike to seek action on climate change.
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Few Americans see savings from Trump's tax reform: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Reuters US News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 06:08
Only one in five U.S. taxpayers expect to pay less income tax this year as a result of the tax reform law passed in 2017 by Republicans who promised big savings for everyday Americans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday.
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Hudson Yards redraws New York skyline

Reuters US News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 06:06
Hudson Yards, a $25 billion complex of skyscrapers, shops and attractions reshaping the skyline on Manhattan's far west side, is throwing a coming-out party on Friday to mark the opening of New York City's newest neighborhood.
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'Bomb cyclone' pushes east across the U.S., flood risks remain

Reuters US News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 03:43
The powerful late winter storm, dubbed a "bomb cyclone" by meteorologists, left blizzards, floods and tornados in its wake after hitting the U.S. Mountain and Plains states this week, before pushing east into the Midwest and the Great Lakes Region early Friday.
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'Bomb cyclone' winter storm moves east after punishing Colorado

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 21:32
A powerful late-winter blizzard dubbed a "bomb cyclone" by meteorologists moved east on Thursday, hurling hurricane-force winds, tornadoes after dumping heavy snow on Colorado and the plains states and killing a state trooper.
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Celebrities lose work, students sue U.S. colleges in admissions scandal

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 18:39
Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin was dropped by a TV network and her daughter lost a sponsorship deal on Thursday, while students sued prestigious universities in growing fallout from a massive college bribery scandal.
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