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'Golden Spike' event marks 150th anniversary of Transcontinental Railroad

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 07:31
Thousands of visitors, many of them train enthusiasts, are expected to crowd onto a remote bluff in northern Utah for a day of speeches, music and a historical re-enactment marking the 150th anniversary of the first U.S. Transcontinental Railroad.
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A quarter of Americans don't trust Census on citizenship: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 07:03
The Trump administration has repeatedly assured Americans that it will not use data from a proposed citizenship question on the 2020 Census to target undocumented immigrants. But more than a quarter of Americans don't believe it, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
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Heavy rain and widespread power outages hit southeast Texas, Louisiana

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 06:15
Hailstones the size of golf balls along with fast, heavy rains pelted the Texas' Gulf coast from Houston up into Louisiana, bringing as much as 4 inches of rain, flooded highways and downed power lines, officials said.
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Teens accused of deadly Colorado school shooting set to be charged

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 06:01
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, were due to return to court on Friday for the formal filing of charges.
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One Marine dead, six injured in training accident in California: media

Reuters US News - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 00:32
One Marine was killed and six others were injured in an accident on Thursday morning when their light-armored vehicle rolled-over at Camp Pendleton, California during a training drill, media reports said.
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Puerto Rico oversight board to take local governments under its wing

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 18:11
Puerto Rico's financial oversight board on Thursday unexpectedly added the island's towns and cities to its mandate, a move that it said was aimed at trying to help them avoid insolvency.
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U.S. will assign dozens of border agents to migrant asylum interviews

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 18:08
Up to 60 U.S Border Patrol agents will be trained to conduct initial asylum screenings as part of a pilot effort to speed up the vetting of migrants who seek refuge in the United States, U.S. officials told a congressional committee on Thursday.
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Fake heiress who dazzled New York elite gets 4 to 12 years for fraud

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 17:19
A German woman who posed as a wealthy heiress to scam New York hotels, fashionable friends and banks with a blizzard of forged documents was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison on Thursday after a jury convicted her of fraud last month.
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Chinese-American pride celebrated in 150th anniversary of Transcontinental Railroad

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 17:19
Connie Young Yu says that when her parents joined a delegation of fellow Chinese-Americans attending a 1969 event commemorating the centennial of the first U.S. Transcontinental Railroad, they were snubbed, upstaged by Hollywood star John Wayne.
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Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein says farewell; Senate set to confirm his replacement

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:53
Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, wrapped up his high-profile tenure at the U.S. Justice Department as his likely replacement moved closer to confirmation in the U.S. Senate on Thursday.
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Some members of alleged N.Y. sex cult thought leader could influence weather: witness

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:49
Some members of an alleged New York sex cult believed their leader had the power to heal the sick and affect the weather, in addition to teaching them self-improvement, a 12-year veteran of the organization said at the founder's criminal trial.
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Accused California synagogue shooter charged with federal hate crimes

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:27
A California nursing student accused of a deadly shooting spree in a San Diego-area synagogue and arson at a nearby mosque was charged on Thursday with 109 counts of federal hate crimes and civil rights violations, prosecutors said.
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Fake heiress who dazzled New York elite sentenced to up to 12 years in prison

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:16
A German woman who posed as a wealthy heiress to scam boutique New York hotels and fashionable friends was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison on Thursday after a jury in state court found her guilty of fraud last month.
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U.S. State Department approves possible sale of Apache helicopters to Qatar: Pentagon

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:00
The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $3 billion sale of Apache attack helicopters to Qatar, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Thursday.
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Americans' support for impeaching Trump rises: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 15:57
The number of Americans who said President Donald Trump should be impeached rose 5 percentage points to 45 percent since mid-April, while more than half said multiple congressional probes of Trump interfered with important government business, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday.
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Nickel-and-dime debts prompt food fight over Rhode Island school lunches

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 14:58
A move by a Rhode Island school district to collect overdue lunch money that often amounted to nickels and dimes erupted into a food fight with irate parents this week, and had administrators walking back their get-tough policy.
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New York sex cult was front for 'horrible evil,' surveilled members: witness

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 14:35
A secretive New York group that federal prosecutors say evolved into a sex cult tried to conceal a "horrible evil" behind a facade of self-improvement, a 12-year veteran of the organization said Thursday at the group leader's criminal trial.
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Donald Trump Jr. seen resisting Senate committee subpoena: sources

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 14:07
Donald Trump Jr. is unlikely to comply with a U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena to testify about his contacts with Russia, two congressional sources said on Thursday as the president publicly defended his eldest son.
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Puerto Rico oversight board extends reach to island's municipalities

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 13:51
Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board on Thursday took unexpected action, adding town and cities to its mandate, which up until now was focused on the island's central government and related entities.
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New York's top court shields Ohio dealer who sold gun used in shooting

Reuters US News - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 13:39
A splintered New York state Court of Appeals said an upstate shooting victim cannot pursue a negligence lawsuit against an Ohio firearms dealer who sold a gun in Ohio that was later resold on the black market and used in the shooting.
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