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Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:01
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold until he can "review all conservation facts."
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California's legal pot countdown: What's coming by Jan. 1

AP US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has published the rules that will govern its legal marijuana economy in 2018, giving businesses and consumers a glimpse into the future. 2017-11-17T13:49:00-05:00 2017-11-17T18:49:55-05:00
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Detroit priest known for his humility to be beatified

AP US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:00
DETROIT (AP) — A priest who wasn't allowed to preach instead turned his ears and heart to the needy. Now, decades after his death, Solanus Casey is on a path to sainthood, celebrated as an incredibly humble man who brought people to God. 2017-11-17T11:52:00-05:00 2017-11-17T16:52:14-05:00
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Some residents unaccounted for after huge senior center fire

AP US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:00
Authorities struggled on Friday to account for the whereabouts of all the residents of a Pennsylvania senior living community after a massive blaze tore through their complex during the middle of the night, injuring nearly 30 and leading to a chaotic evacuation. 2017-11-17T13:11:00-05:00 2017-11-17T18:11:28-05:00
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Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:30
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses ahead with a campaign to move the federal judiciary to the right.
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Florida men found guilty of illegally transferring money from Venezuela

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:03
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The owners of a Florida construction equipment exporter were convicted of illegally transferring more than $100 million from businesses largely in Venezuela to U.S. and foreign bank accounts.
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Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Friday disclosed for the first time base-by-base data on sexual assault reports, showing a higher number of reports at big military installations like Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia as well as overseas hubs like South Korea.
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Detroit priest known for his humility to be beatified

AP US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:00
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit priest celebrated for his humility will be beatified in a ceremony in Detroit this weekend, bringing him a step closer to possible sainthood. 2017-11-17T11:31:00-05:00 2017-11-17T16:31:20-05:00
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Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson's disease diagnosis

AP US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:00
CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy to slow the progress of the disease. 2017-11-17T11:30:00-05:00 2017-11-17T16:30:25-05:00
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The Latest: Alabama's GOP governor to vote Moore for Senate

AP US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:00
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on sexual assault allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (all times local): 2017-11-17T10:25:00-05:00 2017-11-17T15:25:21-05:00
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Trump adds five names to list of possible Supreme Court nominees

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has added five names to the list he will use to pick a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court if a vacancy arises, the White House said on Friday.
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South Carolina ex-cop faces December sentencing for motorist's shooting

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:05
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A white former South Carolina police officer filmed as he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in the back two years ago will be sentenced on Dec. 4 on a federal civil rights charge, court officials said on Friday.
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Ivanka Trump, Italy's Aquazzura end 'Wild Thing' shoe lawsuit

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:51
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Italian shoemaker Aquazzura Italia SRL has dismissed its lawsuit accusing Ivanka Trump of stealing the design of its "Wild Thing" stiletto-heeled shoe for her own, less-expensive "Hettie" model.
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Florida Democratic Party chief resigns after women say he made them uneasy

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:43
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The chairman of the Florida Democratic Party resigned and apologized on Friday after being accused of creating an uncomfortable work environment for women by making suggestive comments and leering at them.
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Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson's disease diagnosis

AP US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:00
CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy. 2017-11-17T09:22:00-05:00 2017-11-17T14:22:24-05:00
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Florida Democratic Party chair resigns over sexual behavior

AP US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:00
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Democrat Party chairman resigned Friday after a report of anonymous allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior, a decision he made after four of his party's candidates for governor said he should step down. 2017-11-17T08:22:00-05:00 2017-11-17T13:22:37-05:00
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The Latest: Party chairman resigns over sexual comments

AP US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:00
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior by Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel (all times local): 2017-11-17T07:19:00-05:00 2017-11-17T12:19:09-05:00
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Cuban businesswomen seek Rubio meeting as U.S. policy bites

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:31
HAVANA (Reuters) - An association of Cuban businesswomen has asked to meet with Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida to explain the impact on the country's nascent private sector of rolling back a detente in U.S. relations.
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Puerto Rico utility head resigns after slow Hurricane Maria response

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:30
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of Puerto Rico's indebted utility has resigned following criticism of the slow restoration of power to the island after Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory's governor said.
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U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's disease

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:26
(Reuters) - U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets progressively worse with time.
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