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'Empire' actor Smollett in Chicago court charged with lying about attack

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 10:47
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett arrived in a Chicago court on Thursday where he will face charges in a 16-count indictment accusing him of falsely reporting to police that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault on a city street.
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Former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana, women's rights champion, dies at 91

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 10:40
Former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh, who authored a landmark 1972 law mandating equal opportunities for women in education and sports and wrote constitutional amendments on lowering the voting age and presidential disability, died on Thursday at the age of 91.
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U.S. college admissions scandal sparks $500 billion lawsuit

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 10:21
The U.S. college admissions scandal that erupted this week has triggered private litigation accusing rich, well-connected parents of buying spots for their children at prestigious schools, and keeping children of less wealthy parents out.
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Empire actor Smollett due in court Thursday over Chicago 'hate crime'

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 07:55
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is due to appear in court in Chicago on Thursday to face charges in a 16-count indictment accusing him of falsely reporting to police that he was the victim of a hate-crime assault.
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'Bomb cyclone' fizzles to rain across U.S. Midwest

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 04:54
Runways were cleared, the lights came back on and stranded motorists and airline passengers were back on the move on Thursday as the blizzard that pounded the U.S. Rocky Mountain and Plains states shoves eastward and fizzled to rain.
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Alleged Gambino crime boss shot, killed outside Staten Island home

Reuters US News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 00:48
The reported crime boss of the New York Mafia's Gambino family, Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, was gunned down in front of his Staten Island home late Wednesday, police and media said.
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Deadly 2017 wildfire found sparked by So. California Edison power lines

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 21:59
The devastating Thomas Fire that killed two people and destroyed more than 1,000 structures northwest of Los Angeles in December 2017 was sparked by power lines owned by Southern California Edison Co, fire officials said on Wednesday.
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U.S. college bribery scandal grates on those who missed the cut

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 20:01
The U.S. college bribery scandal has unleashed angst and fury among parents, students and admissions experts, as an unprecedented criminal investigation draws attention to the privileges afforded to wealthy Americans.
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Colorado trooper killed as 'Bomb Cyclone' unleashes snow, high winds

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 20:00
A late-winter blizzard pounded U.S. Rocky Mountain and Plains states on Wednesday, unleashing a "bomb cyclone" of high winds and drifting snow that stranded motorists, canceled airline flights and was blamed for the death of a Colorado state trooper.
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Self-help guru Raniere faces U.S. child porn charges; associate pleads guilty

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 18:54
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday unveiled child pornography charges against self-help guru and accused sex trafficker Keith Raniere, just hours after a former top associate pleaded guilty to engaging in a criminal conspiracy with him.
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'Full House' actress out on bond after U.S. college entrance scam exposed

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 18:39
"Full House" actress Lori Loughlin appeared in federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday accused of taking part in a sprawling scheme exposed this week in which wealthy parents paid for their children to cheat their way into elite U.S. colleges.
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'Bomb Cyclone' brings snow, high winds to U.S. Plains states

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 18:29
A late-winter blizzard pounded U.S. Rocky Mountain and Plains states on Wednesday, unleashing a "bomb cyclone" of high winds and drifting snow that stranded motorists, canceled airline flights and forced government offices, schools and businesses to close.
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U.S. looks to test ground-launched cruise missile in August

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 17:45
The United States is aiming to test a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of about 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) in August, a Pentagon official said on Wednesday, after Washington announced that it plans to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
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Associate of self-help guru Raniere pleads guilty to racketeering conspiracy in NY court

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 17:39
A former associate of self-help guru Keith Raniere, who is expected to face trial on sex trafficking and other chargeslater this year, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to taking part in a criminal conspiracy with him.
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Deadly 2017 wildfire found sparked by Southern California Edison power lines

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 17:25
The devastating Thomas Fire that killed two people and destroyed more than 1,000 structures northwest of Los Angeles in December 2017 was sparked by power lines owned by Southern California Edison Co, the Ventura County Fire Department said on Wednesday.
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Ex-Pimco chief out on bond after $25 million U.S. college entrance scam exposed

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 16:50
Douglas Hodge, the former chief executive of the investment firm Pimco, appeared in federal court in Boston on Wednesday accused of taking part in a sprawling scheme in which wealthy parents paid for their children to cheat their way into elite U.S. colleges.
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California governor halts death penalty: 'I couldn't sleep'

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 16:41
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday imposed a moratorium on the death penalty as the possibility of the first executions in the state in 13 years loomed, causing him a crisis of conscience.
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Federal landlord blames Congress for FBI HQ delay, change

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 16:28
The U.S. agency in charge of federal buildings is blaming Congress for delays and a sudden change in plans for a new FBI headquarters, an issue that lawmakers are investigating as a possible conflict of interest for President Donald Trump.
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Advantage Lithium CEO charged in U.S. college admissions scandal

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 14:55
The chief executive of Advantage Lithium Corp, which is developing lithium projects in Argentina, has been arrested by U.S. authorities as part of a sweeping college admissions fraud scheme, according to court documents.
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Ex-Trump aide Manafort charged with mortgage fraud in New York

Reuters US News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 14:37
Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for U.S. President Donald Trump, has been indicted in New York on residential mortgage fraud and other charges, as state lawmakers move to insulate the case from a possible presidential pardon.
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