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TPG Rise founder leaves firm in wake of U.S. college admissions scandal

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 18:39
TPG Capital said on Thursday it had fired senior executive Bill McGlashan after he was charged in connection with a U.S. college fraud scheme that has ensnared Hollywood celebrities and corporate elite.
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Advantage Lithium replaces CEO in wake of college admissions scandal

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 18:36
Advantage Lithium Corp said on Thursday it has temporarily replaced Chief Executive David Sidoo as he battles U.S. fraud charges connected to a sweeping college admissions scandal.
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Southern Poverty Law Center fires its co-founder, chief litigator

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 17:52
The Southern Poverty Law Center, the civil rights organization best known for tracking U.S. hate groups, said on Thursday it fired its chief litigator Morris Dees, who co-founded the nonprofit nearly 50 years ago to fight racial injustice.
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Vectrus wins $548 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 17:19
Vectrus Systems Corp has been awarded a $548 million U.S. defense contract for Kuwait base operations and security support services, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
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Lori Loughlin dropped from Hallmark channel roles after cheating scandal

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:41
Crown Media Family Networks, the company that owns the Hallmark cable channel, stopped working with its "Garage Sale Mysteries" star, Lori Loughlin, after she was charged in a college admissions scandal, it said on Thursday.
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Defendants in New Mexico compound case hit with new charges

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:39
Five people taken into custody in August at a New Mexico compound where 11 children were found ragged and starving have been charged with a conspiracy to carry out attacks on U.S. targets, prosecutors said on Thursday.The superseding indictment adds to the previous federal firearms charges filed against the defendants following a raid at the make-shift training camp where a 3-year-old boy was found buried.
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Families can sue gun maker for Sandy Hook school massacre: court

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:28
Families of schoolchildren gunned down in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre can sue Remington Outdoor Co Inc, a Connecticut court ruled on Thursday, in a setback for gun makers long shielded from liability in mass shootings.
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Mississippi River closed near Baton Rouge after towboat sinks: U.S. Coast Guard

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:26
The U.S. Coast Guard closed the Mississippi River to all vessel traffic on Thursday near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after a towboat sank in the major commodity shipping waterway.
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Sephora cuts ties with TV star's daughter after college cheating scam

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 15:35
LVMH's Sephora beauty chain ended its partnership with Olivia Jade following a massive college cheating scandal involving her celebrity parents who were charged this week in an alleged scheme to help rich Americans get their children into elite universities.
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Bribing your way to college? Check your math, it may not pay

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 14:42
Experts agree that college pays off. But at any price?
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Trump fails to end 'Apprentice' contestant's defamation lawsuit

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 14:07
A New York state appeals court rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's effort to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on his television show "The Apprentice," or delay it until after he leaves the White House.
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Commerce's Ross insists census citizenship question supports Voting Rights Act

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 13:53
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross insisted on Thursday that the plan by the Republican Trump administration to revive a citizenship question on the 2020 census was aimed at bolstering the Voting Rights Act, prompting ridicule from Democrats.
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Sandy Hook families can sue gunmaker Remington -Connecticut court

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 13:41
The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday allowed families who lost loved ones in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre of school children to sue Remington Outdoor Co Inc in a setback to gun makers, which until now have been largely shielded from liability.
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U.S. lawmakers say Boeing 737 MAX 8 grounded for at least 'weeks'

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 13:06
U.S. lawmakers said after a briefing with the acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday that Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 planes will remain grounded for "weeks" at a minimum, until a software upgrade could be tested and installed in all of the planes.
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Trump fails to end 'Apprentice' contestant's lawsuit

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:56
A New York state appeals court on Thursday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's effort to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on his television show "The Apprentice" or delay it until after he leaves the White House.
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Spurned students sue U.S. colleges in admissions scandal

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:43
The U.S. college admissions scandal that erupted this week has spawned lawsuits accusing rich, well-connected parents and prestigious schools of conspiring to admit those parents' children at the expense of the less affluent.
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Commerce's Ross says census question aimed at Voting Rights Act enforcement

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:40
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told lawmakers on Thursday that he exercised his authority to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census in order to obtain more accurate data to help enforce the Voting Rights Act.
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'Empire' actor Smollett pleads not guilty to lying about Chicago attack

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:13
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court on Thursday to new charges that he falsely reported to police that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault on a city street.
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Top Pentagon official has not spoken to admin about 737's

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 10:56
A former Boeing executive who is now the Acting Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, told the U.S. Congress he has not spoken to anyone in the U.S. administration about issues with the 737 MAX 8 jet grounded Wednesday by the Federal Aviation Administration following crashes.
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Historic blizzard wanes as it barrels east after pounding parts of U.S.

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 10:49
A blizzard of "historic proportions" that hit the U.S. Rocky Mountain and Plains states this week was moving eastward on Thursday as it weakened, hurling hurricane-force winds and heavy rain on its way, weather officials said.
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