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  • ACLU defending New York bombing suspect, calls lawyer delays 'disturbing'
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    ACLU defending New York bombing suspect, calls lawyer delays 'disturbing'

    Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen, has been held in police custody in a hospital in Newark, New Jersey, since he was arrested on Sept. 19 following a dramatic gun battle with officers trying to take him into custody.

  • From prairie to the White House: Inside a Tribe's quest to stop a pipeline
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    From prairie to the White House: Inside a Tribe's quest to stop a pipeline

    CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three days after guard dogs attacked Native Americans protesting an oil pipeline project in North Dakota in early September, an unprecedented event took place at the White House. Brian Cladoosby, president of the National Congress of American Indians, which represents

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    California man convicted as would-be Islamic State recruit gets 30 years

    A would-be Islamic State recruit from California was sentenced on Monday to 30 years in prison for his conviction on charges he sought to join the militant group in Syria and committed bank fraud to pay for a plane ticket there, federal prosecutors said. Nader Elhuzayel, 25, was found guilty in June

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    California man convicted as would-be ISIS recruit gets 30 years

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A would-be Islamic State recruit from California was sentenced on Monday to 30 years in prison for his conviction on charges he sought to join the militant group in Syria and committed bank fraud to pay for a plane ticket there, federal prosecutors said.

  • Washington state mall shooter had no militant contact: source
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    Washington state mall shooter had no militant contact: source

    There is no evidence showing that a man charged with five counts of first-degree murder after confessing to a shooting rampage at a shopping mall in Washington state over the weekend had contact with any known Islamic militant groups or individuals, a law enforcement official told Reuters on Monday.

  • Obama avoids pipeline comment but urges tribal sovereignty
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    Obama avoids pipeline comment but urges tribal sovereignty

    By Valerie Volcovici and Julia Harte WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday avoided direct mention of a pipeline that has provoked high-profile protests from Native Americans but urged tribal leaders to use the spotlight to continue pushing for recognition even after he leaves

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    Florida woman sentenced to prison for exporting technology to China

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Florida woman has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for conspiring to illegally export U.S. technology used in underwater drones to a Chinese state-owned entity, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

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    Mother sues U.S. hospital for discriminating against dead transgender son

    The mother of a transgender boy filed a lawsuit against a U.S. hospital on Monday claiming its medical staff repeatedly addressed her son - who later committed suicide - as a girl. In the landmark case, Katharine Prescott argues the Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD) in California discriminated

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    New York launches ad campaign to fight anti-Muslim rhetoric, violence

    New York City kicked off a social media advertising campaign on Monday to combat negative perceptions of Muslims and counteract increasing instances of threats and violence, officials said. Showing an array of photographs of Muslim men and women, the campaign reads "I am Muslim. Anti-Muslim sentiment

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    Chicago teachers' union votes to authorize strike

    The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) said on Monday that its members voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, setting the stage for a potential work stoppage as soon as mid-October. The CTU, which represents nearly 27,000 teachers and educational support workers in the country's third largest public

  • Dozens of investors say North Carolina bathroom law 'bad for business'
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    Dozens of investors say North Carolina bathroom law 'bad for business'

    By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Nearly 60 U.S. investors who together manage more than $2 trillion in assets called on North Carolina on Monday to repeal a law they said is making it harder for companies in the state to hire top talent by limiting protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual

  • 'Bridgegate' witness says Christie campaign manager knew of plot
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    'Bridgegate' witness says Christie campaign manager knew of plot

    "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee," wrote Bridget Anne Kelly, a top aide to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Weeks later, thousands of cars were stuck in a mammoth traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge, after Wildstein had executed the plan, he testified on Monday in federal

  • U.S. awards $20 million for body cameras to 106 police departments
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    U.S. awards $20 million for body cameras to 106 police departments

    More than 100 U.S. police departments and law enforcement agencies will receive $20 million to help buy body cameras, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday, in a bid to improve trust between officers and the public. Demand for body cameras has risen amid a series of shootings of black men, many

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    New Jersey's Atlantic City water utility to buy old airstrip for $100 million

    Atlantic City, New Jersey's fiscally distressed gambling hub, stands to gain $100 million by selling a defunct municipal airstrip to the city's quasi-independent public water utility, Mayor Don Guardian and other officials said on Monday. The land deal is part of a fiscal recovery plan that

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    Three Mississippi River locks may close due to flood: Army Corps

    (Reuters) - Flooding on the Mississippi River is likely to close three locks on the grain shipping waterway from southern Iowa to northern Missouri later this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Monday. The flood-swollen Mississippi is forecast to crest at 18.3 feet (5.6 meters) at New Boston

  • Washington Monument closed indefinitely for elevator system overhaul
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    Washington Monument closed indefinitely for elevator system overhaul

    The 555-foot (169-meter) obelisk, erected on the District of Columbia's National Mall in honor of President George Washington in the 19th century, had been scheduled to reopen in mid-September after its most recent closure began on Aug. 17. "Despite the continuing work on the Washington Monument

  • Jury selection begins in U.S. case against church shooter
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    Jury selection begins in U.S. case against church shooter

    Several hundred people reported to the U.S. courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday for the start of jury selection in the death penalty case against a white man who shot dead nine black parishioners in a church in June 2015. Prosecutors have said the man, Dylann Roof, 22, is an avowed white

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    Coast Guard will not reopen search for missing woman after son found

    The U.S. Coast Guard will not reopen a search for a 54-year-old woman whose fishing boat sank last week, despite the discovery of her son alive on a life raft a week after the incident, officials said on Monday. Authorities had searched 62,000 square nautical miles off New England, an area larger than

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    Cedar Rapids, Iowa, braces for flooding as river expected to crest

    (Reuters) - Emergency crews have erected nearly 10 miles (16 km) of temporary flood barricades and laid a quarter-million sandbags in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as residents braced on Monday for what could be the second-largest flood in the city's history, officials said. Iowa's second-biggest city

  • Troubled lawyer shoots nine in Houston before being killed by police
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    Troubled lawyer shoots nine in Houston before being killed by police

    A troubled lawyer opened fire on morning commuters in Houston on Monday, injuring at least nine people before being fatally shot by police, authorities said. Six victims were taken to hospitals and three were treated at the scene after being shot at while inside their vehicles in the wealthy neighborhood

  • Sanofi gets $43 mln U.S. funding to spur Zika vaccine development
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    Sanofi gets $43 mln U.S. funding to spur Zika vaccine development

    The funding from the HHS' Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) will be used for mid-stage trials, expected to begin in the first half of 2018, and for manufacturing, the French drugmaker said. Work on the vaccine began in March as a collaborative effort between the U.S.

  • Surfing spaniels hit the waves in California
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    Surfing spaniels hit the waves in California

    LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - More than 60 dogs gave cats a rest and instead chased waves during the eighth annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach near Los Angeles.

  • U.S. crime rises in 2015, still far below peak levels: FBI
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    U.S. crime rises in 2015, still far below peak levels: FBI

    By Julia Harte and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Violent crime in the United States increased in 2015 but remained far below peak levels of the 1990s, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Monday as presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepared for a debate that is likely

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    Active shooter taken down by Houston police, several people injured

    (Reuters) - Houston police said an active shooter was shot by its officers on Monday and that several people who were shot and injured by the suspect were being transported to local hospitals.

  • Charlotte protesters march for sixth night despite shooting video release
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    Charlotte protesters march for sixth night despite shooting video release

    A couple hundred demonstrators chanted and marched through Charlotte on Sunday, as protests persisted after the release of two videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers in North Carolina's largest city. Angry protesters have filled the streets of Charlotte every day since