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Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:59
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer use political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party to cover the costs, his attorneys confirmed.
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White House seeks $44 billion in hurricane aid from U.S. Congress

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:28
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those affected by the recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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The Latest: Moore's wife defends husband, says he will fight

AP US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:00
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on sexual assault allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (all times local): 2017-11-17T07:36:00-05:00 2017-11-17T12:36:09-05:00
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White House seeks another $44 billion in hurricane aid

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:29
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it had it asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those affected by recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the Virgin Islands.
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Tennessee man accidentally shoots self, wife during church gun-violence chat

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:17
(Reuters) - An 81-year-old Tennessee man, who said he carried a gun everywhere, accidentally shot himself and his wife during a conversation in church about gun violence at houses of worship, a police chief said on Friday.
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Advocacy groups: Killings of transgender people increase

AP US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:00
NEW YORK (AP) — At least 25 transgender people in the United States have been homicide victims so far this year, the highest annual total on record, according to advocacy groups that have been monitoring the grim phenomenon and seeking ways to reduce the toll. 2017-11-17T04:17:00-05:00 2017-11-17T09:17:03-05:00
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Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge remains in hospital

AP US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:00
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A spokesman says former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge remains in critical condition a day after undergoing an emergency heart procedure. 2017-11-17T04:58:00-05:00 2017-11-17T09:58:46-05:00
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Ohio State suspends sorority, fraternity activities amid probes

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:50
(Reuters) - Ohio State University has suspended all sorority and fraternity activities citing investigations into hazing and alcohol abuse involving some chapters, joining a growing list of U.S. schools that have taken similar steps.
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One in three U.S. adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:01
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.
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'Friendship' defense, lack of 'smoking gun' aided Menendez

AP US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:00
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jurors in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez didn't think the government's case was strong enough to convict the New Jersey Democrat and a wealthy friend, according to interviews with members of the panel after a mistrial was declared Thursday. 2017-11-17T02:44:00-05:00 2017-11-17T07:44:00-05:00
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15 convictions linked to corrupt Chicago cop are thrown out

AP US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:00
CHICAGO (AP) — One by one, the men told the same story: A Chicago police officer would demand money from them. And if they didn't pay, they would find themselves in handcuffs with drugs stuffed in their pockets. 2017-11-16T17:45:00-05:00 2017-11-16T22:45:03-05:00
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1 in 3 adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:09
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.
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The Latest: Senate will resume Menendez ethics inquiry

AP US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 04:00
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the Sen. Bob Menendez bribery trial (all times local): 2017-11-16T13:49:00-05:00 2017-11-16T18:49:42-05:00
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Twenty injured by fire in Philadelphia-area seniors' residence

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:03
(Reuters) - About 20 people were injured by a fire at a home for seniors in the Philadelphia area late on Thursday, local media reported.
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'Friendship' defense, lack of 'smoking gun' aided Menendez

AP US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:00
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Comments by jurors in the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez indicated Thursday they felt the government's case wasn't strong enough to convict the New Jersey Democrat and a wealthy friend. 2017-11-16T19:48:00-05:00 2017-11-17T00:48:48-05:00
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Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge hospitalized

AP US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:00
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge was in critical condition Thursday after undergoing an emergency heart procedure at a hospital in Austin. 2017-11-16T11:40:00-05:00 2017-11-16T16:40:06-05:00
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Menendez avoids 'political grave,' but cloud still looms

AP US News - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez exited his federal bribery trial after a mistrial Thursday with an eye on a 2018 re-election effort, but with him neither acquitted nor convicted, the cloud from the investigation remains. 2017-11-16T17:01:00-05:00 2017-11-16T22:01:54-05:00
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White House plans to seek another $45 billion in U.S. hurricane aid

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:05
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House plans to ask the U.S. Congress on Friday for about $45 billion in additional aid for disaster relief to cover damage from hurricanes that struck Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida and other disaster damage, a congressional aide said on late Thursday.
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Moore targets female accusers as critics decry intimidation

AP US News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:00
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Ever defiant, Republican Roy Moore's campaign on Thursday lashed out at the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, declaring "let the battle begin." Women's advocates decried the talk as worn intimidation tactics in a desperate attempt to keep his imperiled Senate bid alive. 2017-11-16T15:48:00-05:00 2017-11-16T20:48:14-05:00
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Philadelphia moves one step closer to return of local control of public schools

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:14
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Philadelphia's School Reform Commission (SRC) voted Thursday night to begin steps to dissolve itself, paving the way for a return to city control for the nation’s 8th largest school district after 16 years.
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