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Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities

AP US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:00
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage. 2017-07-20T09:07:00-04:00 2017-07-20T13:07:45-04:00
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The Latest: OJ Simpson granted parole in Nevada robbery

AP US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:00
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on O.J. Simpson's parole hearing (all times local): 2017-07-20T10:55:00-04:00 2017-07-20T14:55:33-04:00
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Five lawsuits aim to get Texas to enforce air quality laws

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:33
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Green groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to force Texas to toughen its stance on air pollution by using stricter language in permits it issues to oil refineries and power plants.
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Family of Australian woman killed by Minneapolis police hires lawyer -media

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:09
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The family of the Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer has hired an attorney who represented another police shooting victim in the state, local media reported on Thursday.
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The Latest: OJ Simpson supporters arrive at Nevada prison

AP US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:00
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on O.J. Simpson's parole hearing (all times local): 2017-07-20T08:20:00-04:00 2017-07-20T12:20:21-04:00
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Girl says her mom asked for forgiveness before stabbing her

AP US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:00
ATLANTA (AP) — Everyone was asleep when Isabel Martinez began stabbing her children and then fatally stabbed her husband as he tried seek help, her daughter told a child welfare caseworker. 2017-07-20T08:17:00-04:00 2017-07-20T12:17:36-04:00
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Wildfire burning near Yosemite destroys 45 structures

AP US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:00
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A blaze burning in foothills west of Yosemite National Park destroyed dozens of structures and forced thousands to flee Gold Rush-era towns but fire crews have been able to stop it from reaching a threatened community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. 2017-07-20T07:34:00-04:00 2017-07-20T11:34:41-04:00
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Latest Senate healthcare bill would leave 22 mln without insurance: CBO

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest version of Senate Republicans' legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would leave 22 million Americans without health insurance coverage by 2026, the U.S. Congressional Budget office said on Thursday.
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Burundi teenage robotics team goes missing after U.S. contest: police

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:41
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six teenagers from a Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after an international competition in Washington and two of them were seen entering Canada, police said on Thursday.
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Musk says received 'verbal' OK for NY-DC hyperloop; provides no detail

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:38
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said that he had received "verbal government approval" to build an underground transport hyperloop between New York and Washington, although he did not say who gave the approval or how any such project would proceed.
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Illinois man charged with Chinese scholar kidnapping to plead not guilty

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:17
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois man charged with kidnapping a female Chinese scholar who has been missing for more than a month will plead not guilty at a court hearing on Thursday, his attorney said.
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Chipotle Virginia customer tested positive for Norovirus: official

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:13
BOSTON (Reuters) - Testing has confirmed Norovirus in a customer who ate at the Virginia Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc restaurant that was briefly closed earlier this week following multiple reports of diners falling ill, a county health department official said on Thursday.
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Man arrested after plowing car into crowd at S. Carolina cemetery

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:23
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A 64-year-old man accused of plowing his car into a group of mourners at a South Carolina cemetery and injuring 12 people was charged late Wednesday with a dozen counts of attempted murder, police said.
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Senate panel approves Wray's nomination as FBI director

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:16
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously approved the nomination of Christopher Wray to be FBI director following the dismissal of the agency's former chief, James Comey, by President Donald Trump.
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OJ Simpson making case for his freedom on live TV

AP US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:00
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — Former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once again Thursday when he pleads for his freedom on live TV. 2017-07-20T05:24:00-04:00 2017-07-20T09:24:19-04:00
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Thousands flee raging wildfire near Yosemite National Park

AP US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:00
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A blaze burning in foothills west of Yosemite National Park destroyed dozens of structures and forced thousands to flee Gold Rush-era towns but fire crews have been able to stop it from reaching a threatened community on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. 2017-07-19T23:49:00-04:00 2017-07-20T03:49:13-04:00
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Burundi robotics team missing after competition in DC

AP US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team were reported missing after competing in an international competition this week in Washington. 2017-07-20T04:59:00-04:00 2017-07-20T08:59:29-04:00
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Minneapolis officer doesn't have to talk to state agents

AP US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:00
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape still hasn't spoken with investigators and doesn't have to, but he will be compelled to give a statement to his department as part of an internal investigation. 2017-07-20T02:58:00-04:00 2017-07-20T06:58:39-04:00
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Massive wildfire destroys 29 structures in California

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:36
(Reuters) - More than 3,000 firefighters on Thursday battled a raging wildfire in central California that has destroyed 29 structures and forced thousands to flee their homes as it threatened a picturesque gold rush town outside Yosemite National Park.
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Parents of kidnapped U.S. journalist Tice renew plea for release

Reuters US News - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:28
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The parents of a U.S. journalist kidnapped in Syria nearly five years ago issued a new plea for his release on Thursday.
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