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  • U.S. judge to hear arguments on Michigan presidential recount
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    U.S. judge to hear arguments on Michigan presidential recount

    The hearing comes a day after contradictory court orders were issued relating to Stein's effort: a Michigan state appeals court on Tuesday ordered the recount be halted, while a federal appeals court said the process should proceed. The conflicting rulings had both sides claiming victory but left

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    Interpublic says U.S. government sought video production data

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Interpublic Group of Cos, one of the world's biggest advertising companies, said on Wednesday that the U.S. Justice Department had asked one of its standalone domestic agencies for documents regarding video production practices.

  • Jury selected in accused South Carolina church shooter's federal trial
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    Jury selected in accused South Carolina church shooter's federal trial

    A jury was seated on Wednesday in the federal death penalty case against avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof, who is accused of gunning down nine black parishioners at a historic South Carolina church last year. Opening statements in the trial were expected to begin at the J. Waties Waring Judicial

  • Information glut no problem for most Americans: survey
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    Information glut no problem for most Americans: survey

    Most Americans do not see "information overload" as a problem for them despite the explosion of internet data and images, according to a Pew Research Center survey on Wednesday. "Generally, Americans appreciate lots of information and access to it," said the report into how U.S.

  • Bus driver was speeding in deadly Baltimore crash: government report
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    Bus driver was speeding in deadly Baltimore crash: government report

    A school bus involved in a crash that killed six people in Baltimore last month was traveling at nearly twice the speed limit, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. The board's preliminary report said the bus, operated by a contractor for Baltimore City Schools, was traveling

  • Georgia to execute man for 1990 murder of father-in-law
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    Georgia to execute man for 1990 murder of father-in-law

    William Sallie, 50, is due to die by lethal injection at 7 p.m. EST at the state prison in Jackson. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles denied his request for clemency late on Monday. Sallie would become the 19th person executed in the United States this year, according to the Death Penalty Information

  • On 75th anniversary, U.S. veterans recall Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
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    On 75th anniversary, U.S. veterans recall Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

    By Dana Feldman and Hugh Gentry LOS ANGELES/HONOLULU (Reuters) - It has been 75 years, but U.S. Navy veteran James Leavelle can still recall watching with horror as Japanese warplanes rained bombs down on his fellow sailors in the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into World

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    Discrimination against Latinos in United States has risen, study says

    Most Latinos in the United States say they have suffered discrimination, more than twice as many who said so a decade earlier, according to research released on Tuesday. A study published in online journal Social Science & Medicine - Population Health found 68 percent of Latino men and women in the

  • Ohio lawmakers pass 'heartbeat' abortion legislation
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    Ohio lawmakers pass 'heartbeat' abortion legislation

    Ohio lawmakers approved a bill that bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks after conception, clearing the way for one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the United States if it becomes law. The Republican-led state House of Representatives and Senate

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    SoftBank shares jump after CEO says to invest $50 billion in U.S.

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares of SoftBank Corp soared to their highest level in more than a year on Wednesday after Chief Executive Masayoshi Son said he would invest $50 billion in U.S. businesses.

  • SoftBank's Son pledges $50 billion, Foxconn eyes U.S. expansion as Trump woos Asian firms
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    SoftBank's Son pledges $50 billion, Foxconn eyes U.S. expansion as Trump woos Asian firms

    Two of Asia's biggest technology companies said they were looking to expand investment in the United States, as President-elect Donald Trump pushes to bring manufacturing and jobs back home. Billionaire businessman Masayoshi Son, also the head of Japan's SoftBank Group Corp , pledged a $50 billion

  • Los Angeles metro system bomb threat not credible: FBI
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    Los Angeles metro system bomb threat not credible: FBI

    A threat to detonate a bomb at a subway station in Los Angeles was not credible, federal authorities said late on Tuesday after police spent the day searching commuters and leading bomb-sniffing dogs around stations across the metro area. Authorities found no evidence regarding a specific but uncorroborated

  • White nationalist leader's speech sparks protests at Texas university
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    White nationalist leader's speech sparks protests at Texas university

    Texas A&M University students and activists protested against a speech on Tuesday by white nationalist Richard Spencer, who was filmed at a conference last month saying "Hail Trump", drawing Nazi-like salutes from some spectators. About 1,000 demonstrators waved flags, marched, sang songs

  • Georgia executes man for 1990 murder of father-in-law - state
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    Georgia executes man for 1990 murder of father-in-law - state

    William Sallie, 50, was pronounced dead at 10:05 p.m. EST at the state prison in Jackson, where he was executed by lethal injection, the Georgia Department of Corrections said in a statement. The execution was carried out after the United States Supreme Court denied Sallie's request for a stay,

  • Georgia executes man for fatally shooting father-in-law: state
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    Georgia executes man for fatally shooting father-in-law: state

    (Reuters) - Georgia executed on Tuesday a man convicted of fatally shooting his father-in-law and kidnapping his estranged wife and her sister in 1990, becoming the ninth person put to death in the state this year.

  • U.S. cities enlist public’s help in wake of deadly Oakland fire
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    U.S. cities enlist public’s help in wake of deadly Oakland fire

    By Rory Carroll and Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In the days since a warehouse fire in Oakland, California, killed at least 36 people attending a party, cities across the United States have vowed to find ways to prevent such tragedies. In Los Angeles, a councilmember is calling on citizens

  • Authorities identify all but one of 36 Oakland fire victims
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    Authorities identify all but one of 36 Oakland fire victims

    Authorities in Oakland, California, said on Tuesday they had identified all but one of the 36 victims whose bodies were pulled from the debris of a fire that ripped through a dance party at a warehouse at the weekend. "This has been a heavy labor operation plus a heavy mental operation," Oakland

  • Trump lays out non-interventionist U.S. military policy
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    Trump lays out non-interventionist U.S. military policy

    By Steve Holland FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump laid out a U.S. military policy on Tuesday that would avoid interventions in foreign conflicts and instead focus heavily on defeating the Islamic State militancy. In the latest stop on a "thank you" tour of states

  • Energy Transfer keeps up legal pressure after pipeline defeat
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    Energy Transfer keeps up legal pressure after pipeline defeat

    By Mica Rosenberg and Ernest Scheyder WASHINGTON/CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - The company building the Dakota Access Pipeline turned to a federal judge late on Monday for a permit to finish the job after the federal government ruled against the controversial pipeline. The pipeline, which is being

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    'Bad driving' led to shooting of ex-NFL player McKnight: sheriff

    (Reuters) - A Louisiana sheriff on Tuesday blamed road rage and a verbal argument that followed it for causing last week's fatal shooting of former National Football League player Joe McKnight.

  • Military doctor denies Chelsea Manning's request to have records reflect gender change
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    Military doctor denies Chelsea Manning's request to have records reflect gender change

    The decision further stymies Manning's attempts to be treated as a woman while imprisoned at the Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas, said the document filed on Monday in federal court in Washington in relation to on ongoing lawsuit. Manning has been the focus of an international debate over

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    Judge approves San Bernardino, California's plan to exit bankruptcy

    The judge overseeing San Bernardino, California's municipal bankruptcy said on Tuesday she would approve the city's plan to restructure its finances, according to a spokeswoman for the city. An official confirmation order is expected by late January, spokeswoman Monica Lagos added in an email

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    No charges against Iowa police officer in shooting of motorist

    Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden said a grand jury would not indict Cedar Rapids Police Officer Lucas Jones for shooting Jerime Mitchell on Nov. 1. "They (the grand jury) advised it was their decision to return a no bill, indicating that no criminal charges should be brought against officer

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    Junk-rated Chicago schools plan new kind of bond issue

    Chicago's public school (CPS) system plans to sell a new type of bond issue in an attempt to separate the debt from the district's severe financial woes and protect it in a potential bankruptcy filing, according to a document released by the district on Tuesday. The preliminary prospectus for