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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

  • U.S. judge grants new immigration fraud trial for Palestinian activist
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    U.S. judge grants new immigration fraud trial for Palestinian activist

    A federal judge in Detroit on Tuesday granted a new trial for a Palestinian activist charged with immigration fraud for failing to disclose that she had been imprisoned in Israel in connection with a 1969 supermarket bombing there, court officials said. A U.S. appeals court earlier this year threw out

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    Man fatally shot by Ohio police officer identified as UAE student

    A man shot and killed after he crashed his car and struggled with an Ohio police officer was a 26-year-old college student and citizen of the United Arab Emirates, officials said on Tuesday. Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri, a student at Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University, died from a gunshot

  • Oakland warehouse fire death toll, at 36, not expected to rise
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    Oakland warehouse fire death toll, at 36, not expected to rise

    Authorities in Oakland, California, said on Tuesday they do not expect the death toll from a blaze that engulfed a converted warehouse during a dance party to rise above 36, but could not rule it out as they continued picking through debris. Emergency workers have searched and cleared 90 percent of

  • Murder or self-defense argued in trial over ex-NFL star's killing
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    Murder or self-defense argued in trial over ex-NFL star's killing

    By Helen Freund NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The shooting death of retired NFL player Will Smith was an "execution," Louisiana prosecutors said in court on Tuesday, opening a high-profile murder trial in which the accused is seeking immunity under a "stand your ground" state law. Cardell

  • Trump claims $50 billion SoftBank investment due to his election win
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    Trump claims $50 billion SoftBank investment due to his election win

    The head of Japan's SoftBank Group Corp , which in October set up a $100 billion fund for technology investments, said on Tuesday he would invest $50 billion in U.S. businesses, a move President-elect Donald Trump claimed was a direct result of his election win. The investment, which could create

  • Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL player Rashaan Salaam dies at 42
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    Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL player Rashaan Salaam dies at 42

    Rashaan Salaam, who won the Heisman Trophy, U.S. college football's highest honor, and played in the National Football League, was found dead in a city park in Boulder, Colorado, authorities said on Tuesday. Salaam, 42, died on Monday, the Boulder County Coroner's Office said in a statement,

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    American tourist killed in lightning strike in Australia: police

    An American backpacker was killed in Australia on Tuesday when lightning struck his tent, police and local media said, as severe thunderstorms swept the east coast. Police said the man was camped beneath a tree with his girlfriend at Mt Warning, in an area popular with tourists, and died instantly.

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    Bahamian man gets five years in U.S. prison for hacking celebrities

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Bahamian man was sentenced to five years in U.S. prison on Tuesday for hacking into celebrities' email accounts to steal unreleased film and television scripts, personal information and sexually explicit videos in order to sell them. Alonzo Knowles, who maintained