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Man arrested in deadly attacks on Appalachian trail hikers in Virginia

Reuters US News - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 22:11
A man accused of attacking hikers with a machete on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, killing one person and severely injuring another, has been arrested on murder and assault charges, federal and state authorities said on Sunday.
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Tanker collision, gasoline spill closes portion of Houston Ship Channel

Reuters US News - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 18:32
One barge was severely damaged and another capsized following a collision with a 755-foot (230-m) tanker in the Houston Ship Channel near Bayport, Texas, that spilled about 9,000 barrels of gasoline into the waterway, officials said.
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Connecticut man faces up to 140 years in prison for threatening to kill Trump, others

Reuters US News - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 15:34
A Connecticut man has been indicted after prosecutors say he threatened to kill U.S. President Donald Trump and sent others bomb threats and mail containing suspicious white powder, according to court documents.
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Houston Ship Channel reopens to vessel traffic following tanker collision

Reuters US News - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 15:10
The Houston Ship Channel was reopened with restrictions to shipping on Sunday as emergency officials worked to clear the channel following a collision between a tanker and two barges containing gasoline.
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Harvard professor loses house dean role after joining Weinstein defense

Reuters US News - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 17:36
A Harvard law professor who joined the legal team defending Hollywood mogul Harvard Weinstein against sexual assault charges will not be allowed to continue as dean of a residential house on campus, a university official said on Saturday.
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Tanker collision, gasoline spill closes portion of Houston Ship Channel

Reuters US News - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 13:53
A barge carrying gasoline capsized and leaked its cargo into the Houston Ship Channel near Bayport, Texas, following a collision on Friday with a 755-foot tanker, officials said.
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Pentagon eyes longer-term support on U.S.-Mexico border

Reuters US News - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 13:03
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan made his second trip to the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday as the Pentagon looks to develop a longer-term plan to support President Donald Trump's immigration policies.
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U.S. states accuse Teva, other drugmakers, of price-fixing -lawsuit

Reuters US News - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 12:00
U.S. states filed a lawsuit accusing Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc of orchestrating a sweeping scheme with 19 other drug companies to inflate drug prices - sometimes by more than 1,000% - and stifle competition for generic drugs, state prosecutors said on Saturday.
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Defective fuel tube caused September F-35 crash in South Carolina: report

Reuters US News - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 11:37
A failed fuel tube caused the first crash of an F-35 jet in September of last year, U.S. government investigators said in a report issued this week.
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Teva, other drug companies accused in sweeping U.S. price-fixing scheme: lawsuit

Reuters US News - Sat, 05/11/2019 - 10:30
U.S. states filed a lawsuit accusing 20 drug companies including Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc of a sweeping scheme to inflate drug prices - sometimes by more than 1,000 percent - and stifle competition for generic drugs, state prosecutors said on Saturday.
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Exclusive: Philip Morris suspends social media campaign after Reuters exposes young 'influencers'

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 23:36
Cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc has suspended a global social media marketing campaign in response to Reuters inquiries into the company’s use of young online personalities to sell its new "heated tobacco" device, including a 21-year-old woman in Russia.
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Bells, whistles and steam herald U.S. Transcontinental Railroad's 150th birthday

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 18:49
As train bells clanged and steam whistles tooted, thousands of people on Friday witnessed the re-enactment of a ceremony in Utah's high desert that marked the completion of the first railroad to span the North American continent 150 years ago.
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Lawyer for Nipsey Hussle's accused killer withdraws after threats

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 17:26
Prominent defense attorney Chris Darden, a onetime member of the O.J. Simpson prosecution team who was representing the accused killer of Los Angeles rapper-activist Nipsey Hussle, withdrew from the case on Friday, citing threats against his family.
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North Carolina man charged with 1985 murder of top Hollywood director

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 17:23
A North Carolina man has been charged in the long-unsolved murder of a top Hollywood television director and world-class bridge player who was found slain at his Los Angeles home in 1985, prosecutors said on Friday.
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Parents of Illinois boy found in grave plead not guilty to murder

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 14:19
The parents of a boy whose body was found wrapped in plastic near his Illinois home pleaded not guilty on Friday to murder and other charges stemming from his death, according to court documents.
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Teens accused of deadly Colorado school shooting face charges next week

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:26
The two Colorado teenagers accused of opening fire with handguns at their Denver-area charter school this week, killing one classmate and wounding eight others, are due to face formal charges in court next week, authorities said on Friday.
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Securing the U.S. middle class may depend on college. Does a degree still pay off?

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:20
Even at the worst of the 2007 to 2009 recession the unemployment rate for college degree holders barely reached 5 percent, half of what the less educated faced and proof of the value of higher education.
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Pentagon to transfer $1.5 billion to border wall from Afghan forces, other areas

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:18
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved the transfer of $1.5 billion to build more than 80 miles of barriers on the border with Mexico, U.S. official said on Friday, including taking about $600 million in savings from an account meant for Afghan security forces.
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Following opioid suits, family behind deadly OxyContin squabbles

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 11:17
A united front among members of the billionaire Sackler family behind painkiller OxyContin is showing signs of strain from litigation over who bears responsibility for the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic.
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Months before shooting, parent warned Colorado school could be next 'Columbine'

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 07:52
Five months before Tuesday's deadly shooting at a Colorado school, a district official urged the school's director to investigate allegations of student bullying and violence by a parent who feared they could lead to the next "Columbine."
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