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  • More Americans see influence of religion waning: poll

    By Mary Wisniewski (Reuters) - Nearly three-quarters of the public think religion is losing influence in American life and a growing number want religion to play more of a role in politics, according to a poll released on Monday. The share of Americans who say churches and other houses of worship…

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  • Police search apartment of man seen with missing Virginia student

    (Reuters) - Police searching for a missing University of Virginia student issued a wanted poster for a man in the case on Monday and searched his apartment, a city spokeswoman said. Charlottesville officers executed a search warrant on the apartment of Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr, 32, but the results…

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  • Missing Afghan soldiers found trying to cross U.S.-Canada border: official

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Three Afghan National Army soldiers who did not return to a training exercise at U.S. military base in Massachusetts were found trying to cross the Canadian border, a Massachusetts State Police official said on Monday. The men presented themselves at a border crossing near…

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  • Indiana man dies trying rim-to-rim hike at Grand Canyon

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A 46-year-old Indiana man collapsed and died while trying to hike rim-to-rim with his two brothers at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, a park official said on Monday. Michael Sperry, of Valparaiso, was pronounced dead at the scene about half a mile below…

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  • New York man sent to prison for causing death of 13 pit bulls

    By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A suburban New York man who admitted causing the death of 13 pit bulls he trained to fight was sentenced on Monday to up to three years in prison, officials said. Anthony Reddick, 53, also will be prohibited from owning any animals for 15 years, according to…

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  • FBI watching some Americans who returned from Syria conflict

    By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of the 100 Americans who went to Syria and Iraq to join up with radical groups like Islamic State have returned to the United States, U.S. officials said on Monday, amid fears that such foreign fighters could pose a security threat at home. The…

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  • Traffickers sold tacos with a 'side of meth': Colorado prosecutors

    DENVER (Reuters) - Authorities in Colorado broke up a drug trafficking ring and seized 55 pounds of methamphetamine, ending what prosecutors said on Monday was an audacious network that involved a food truck selling tacos "with a side of meth." The state's Attorney General John Suthers said a…

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  • Seattle prosecutor wants to dismiss pot tickets, says target black men

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - The city attorney's office called for the dismissal of every public marijuana use citation written in Seattle in the first seven months of the year, saying on Monday the ticketing process had exhibited a racial bias against black men. Washington state voted…

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  • Huge California mudslide may have been triggered by drought

    (Reuters) - California's three-year drought might have triggered Mount Shasta's worst mudslide in two decades which damaged hiking trails and forced two roads to close over the weekend, a national park spokeswoman said on Monday. Mud and debris began flowing down Mud Creek Canyon on the southeast…

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  • Arizona judge bars same-day coverage of Arias penalty phase retrial

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona judge has rejected another bid by media organizations wanting to air same-day footage of convicted murder Jodi Arias' penalty phase retrial that will decide if she is to be executed for killing her ex-boyfriend, documents showed on Monday. Maricopa…

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  • Former U.S. attorney endorses Oregon pot legalization

    By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A former U.S. attorney for Oregon has endorsed an upcoming referendum to legalize recreational marijuana in the state and tax and regulate its sales, saying on Monday that laws banning the drug have failed to curb its use. Kris Olson, who served as…

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  • Climate protesters march on Wall Street, block street near NYSE

    By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched through New York City's financial district on Monday and blocked streets near the stock exchange to denounce Wall Street's role in raising money for businesses that contribute to climate change. Protesters stopped traffic on…

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  • Judge refuses to cut New York fund manager's 40-year Ponzi sentence

    By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge rejected Westgate Capital Management LLC founder James Nicholson's request to shorten his 40-year prison term for running a $140 million Ponzi scheme at his hedge fund firm, likening it to the much larger fraud run by Bernard Madoff. U.S.…

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  • Highway swallowed by Washington mudslide to reopen, six months later

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state highway destroyed by a deadly mudslide in March was scheduled to reopen this week, officials said on Monday, as residents of a rural community devastated by the disaster marked its six-month anniversary. Forty-three people were killed…

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  • Heavy rains spur New Mexico evacuations, close caverns park

    By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - Heavy rains lingering over southeastern New Mexico from Tropical Storm Odile forced people out of more than 100 houses and kept the popular Carlsbad Caverns National Park closed on Monday. Bobby St. John, spokesman for the Eddy County Emergency Operations…

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  • Leader of Iran sanctions group launches non-profit to fight terror financing

    By Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - The leader of a Manhattan-based non-profit that tries to put pressure on Iran by publicly criticizing people and firms who do business there announced on Monday he is launching a new non-profit devoted to tracking terrorist financing. The announcement comes…

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  • Retrial begins in Florida in loud music shooting

    By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE Fla. (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Monday in the retrial of a middle-aged white man charged with killing an unarmed black teenager during a dispute over loud rap music. With protesters gathered outside the courthouse, screening started for the first 100…

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  • New York man jailed 23 years dies after wrongful conviction case

    By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man who spent more than two decades in prison for a murder he was later cleared of died shortly after filing a $124 million lawsuit against the city, his lawyer said on Monday. William Lopez was convicted in 1989 of gunning down a suspected drug…

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  • Texas soldier beat toddler to death for soiling diaper: police

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A Fort Bliss, Texas, soldier beat his 2-year-old daughter to death after he became upset that she soiled her diaper, police said on Monday. Dartarious Graham, a 20-year-old U.S. Army specialist, was arrested by El Paso police and charged with capital murder in…

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