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  • Denver protesters demand justice in fatal shooting by police

    A local prosecutor met briefly with some members of the crowd, a mix of young people and clergy, in a hallway outside the eighth-floor district attorney's office and promised a thorough investigation of Monday's shooting. Outside, protesters chanted, "Cowards shoot girls" and carried signs with…

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  • Iowa Governor Branstad released from Des Moines hospital

    (Reuters) - Six-term Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was released from a Des Moines hospital on Tuesday morning in good condition after being treated for mild flu with dehydration, the governor's office said. Branstad, 68, became ill on Monday during a visit to a research facility in Johnston, Iowa,…

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  • Blizzard hits U.S. northeast, New York spared its brunt

    By Scott Malone, Jill Serjeant and Laila Kearney BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, closing schools, cancelling thousands of flights and leaving residents in the hardest-hit parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut digging out as much as 2…

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  • Brothers who turned on Mexican cartels sentenced to 14 years

    By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - Two brothers who ran a Chicago distribution hub for Mexican drug cartels and then became informants who helped the U.S. government convict more than a dozen drug dealers, were sentenced to 14 years in prison on Tuesday in federal court. Starting in 2008, Pedro…

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  • U.S. panel weighs case of alleged al Qaeda fighter at Guantanamo

    By Ian Simpson ARLINGTON, Va. (Reuters) - A suspected al Qaeda fighter from Yemen on Tuesday faced a U.S. national security board weighing whether he should remain at the Guantanamo Bay military prison, with his representatives calling for his transfer. The inmate, Saeed Ahmed Mohammed Abdullah…

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  • Oklahoma man pleads guilty as accessory to murder of Australian student

    By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma man charged as an accessory after the fact in the murder of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane has pled guilty to hiding the gun used to kill the athlete, prosecutors in the state said on Tuesday. Oddesse Barnes, 23, pled guilty in a…

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  • Indiana agrees to expand Medicaid under Obamacare

    Indiana on Tuesday became the 28th U.S. state to agree to expand the Medicaid program for the poor under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, a move that will extend health coverage to 350,000 low-income state residents, the administration said. The agreement was announced separately by…

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  • Rape case against Vanderbilt players to go to Tennessee jury

    By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - After 12 days of graphic testimony, the trial of two former Vanderbilt University football players charged with the rape of an unconscious female student was expected to go to the jury on Tuesday. Prosecutors say the woman was raped and sodomized by…

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  • Uber says ride services reduce drunk driving

    Uber, a ride service facing legal challenges around the world, on Tuesday released a survey showing that people are less likely to drive home after drinking alcohol after such businesses started operating in their cities. The results of the survey, done with advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk…

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  • Georgia to execute man despite claims he is mentally disabled

    Warren Lee Hill, 54, is scheduled to be executed by injection at 7 p.m. His attorneys are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday refused to stop the execution, as did the state Supreme Court last week. Hill was condemned for beating prisoner…

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  • Obama: Drone that landed at White House available at RadioShack - CNN

    The type of small drone that crashed on the White House grounds on Monday is available at a chain like RadioShack Corp and illustrates the need for more regulation over such new technologies, U.S. President Barack Obama told CNN. In an interview broadcast on Tuesday, Obama said he had asked the…

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  • Two officers shot, suspect killed in Minnesota city hall shooting

    A man shot two police officers shortly after a swearing in ceremony at a city hall in a Minneapolis suburb on Monday night and then was fatally shot by other officers in a rapid exchange of fire, authorities said. The two police officers were in good condition and were expected to survive after…

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  • Jury selection in Boston Marathon bombing trial halted till Thursday

    Jury selection for the trial of the accused Boston Marathon bomber will be postponed until Thursday due to the blizzard pounding the city, court officials said on Tuesday. A massive winter storm has dropped more than 14 inches (36 centimeters) of snow on Boston, with up to another foot of…

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  • Russia dismisses U.S. espionage charges against alleged NYC spy ring

    Russia's foreign ministry on Tuesday dismissed charges by the U.S. against three men for their alleged involvement in a Russian spy ring operating in New York City. The U.S. government on Monday announced criminal charges against three men who are accused of conspiring to gather economic…

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  • Wall Street left with skeleton crews down as blizzard bears down

    By John McCrank and Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blizzard bearing down on New York hollowed out Wall Street offices on Monday, leaving most investment banks and fund managers with skeleton staffs as many employees opted to work from home. "No one will give me a medal for making it to work…

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  • Factbox: Biggest New York City snowfalls on record

    The city may never sleep but New York officials urged residents to hibernate in coming days as a blizzard was forecast to bring up to 3 feet of snow to the area. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio urged residents to leave work early on Monday and stay inside through the night. Below is a rundown of…

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  • Muni conference in New York postponed due to storm

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A municipal bond conference organized by the Bond Buyer publication is being postponed to Feb. 18 due to a storm set to hit New York, marketing manager Eric Fusco said. The Bond Buyer's National Outlook 2015 conference was scheduled to be held on Tuesday. Forecasters predict up…

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  • Uber limits price hikes in New York City snowstorm

    (Reuters) - Uber, the app-based ride-hailing service that has attracted criticism for jacking up prices at times of high demand, has told New York City customers that it will charge no more than 2.8 times the usual fare for trips during the snowstorm that began hitting the city on Monday. The…

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  • Factbox: Northeast transit snarled by blizzard Monday and Tuesday

    (Reuters) - As a powerful blizzard bears down on the northeastern United States, airlines, commuter rail, bus lines and subways have responded with travel delays and cancellations. * NEW YORK'S METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY will be suspending service on all bus, commuter rail and subway service…

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