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  • Trump says won't be 'throwing punches' in U.S. Republican debate

    Donald Trump, the man to beat in this week's first televised Republican presidential debate, said on Sunday he does not plan to attack his rivals and downplayed expectations for his performance, saying "I'm not a debater." The combative real estate mogul will take center stage at Thursday's debate…

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  • Manhunt underway for killer of Memphis police officer

    (Reuters) - A manhunt was underway Sunday in Tennessee for the killer of a Memphis police officer who was fatally shot during a traffic stop on Saturday night, officials said. Sean Bolton, 33, died from multiple gunshot wounds after being discovered critically wounded at about 9:15 p.m. local time…

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  • Drug needle exchanges gain ground after Indiana HIV outbreak

    Since Indiana opened its first state-run needle exchange last spring, Tara Burton, 25, has made weekly visits to turn over needles she used to shoot Opana, a prescription painkiller, up her track-marked arm. The one-story clinic in rural Scott County, Indiana, marks a sea change in states where…

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  • Thirteen hurt in shooting outside New York City house party

    Nine people were struck by gunfire and four others suffered cuts and scrapes in the early morning shooting, according to the New York Police Department. All of the gunshot victims, which included both men and women ranging in age from 19 to 38-years-old, were transported to local hospitals and are…

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  • Memphis police officer shot, killed

    A police officer in Memphis, Tennessee, was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Saturday night, officials said. Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong told reporters that around 9:15 p.m. local time a citizen used the downed officer's radio to report he had been shot multiple times. "This…

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  • California wildfires expand after death of firefighter

    By Alex Dobuzinskis SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Firefighters rushed to contain a pair of fast-moving wildfires in Northern California on Saturday as they mourned the death of a U.S. Forest Service firefighter killed this week in the battle against one of the blazes, officials said. Experts have…

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  • Texas attorney general indicted by grand jury on fraud charges: reports

    The attorney general of Texas has been indicted on securities fraud and other charges over an alleged scheme to mislead investors in a technology company, the New York Times and other media reported on Saturday.The three-count indictment against Ken Paxton, a Republican, will be unsealed in Dallas…

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  • Verizon workers in U.S. East could strike on Sunday, union says

    The largest U.S. wireless service provider has been locked in negotiations centering on healthcare costs and other issues, ahead of Saturday's expiry of contracts covering almost 40,000 wireline service workers in nine eastern states and Washington, D.C. Candice Johnson, a spokeswoman for the…

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  • Verizon workers in U.S. East could strike on Sunday: media

    The largest U.S. wireless service provider said on Friday there was little progress in negotiations ahead of Saturday's expiry of contracts covering almost 40,000 wireline service workers in nine eastern states and Washington, D.C. The negotiations are continuing, Verizon spokesman Richard Young…

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  • Man pleads not guilty in incident outside U.S. Capitol building

    A Pennsylvania man pleaded not guilty Saturday to charges that he ignored police and slammed his car into a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol building Friday, according to court documents, in the latest security alert at the Washington landmark. Antonio Pierorazio, 51, of Reading, drove his red…

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  • Four dead, 65 sick in New York City Legionnaires' disease outbreak

    By Katie Reilly NEW YORK (Reuters) - A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, a severe type of pneumonia, has now killed four people and sickened 65 in the Bronx section of New York City since July 10, New York City health officials said on Saturday. This wave of Legionnaires', which officials…

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  • Officials delay reopening of New Mexico nuclear waste site

    The planned March 2016 reopening of an underground nuclear waste dump in New Mexico has been pushed back indefinitely because of unanticipated challenges, U.S. officials said. A radiation leak at the U.S. government's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant that originated in a disposal chamber half a mile (1…

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  • Minneapolis airport terminal area briefly evacuated in bomb scare

    The north end of the Lindbergh terminal was evacuated at about 1:20 p.m. and the roadway shut down while a bomb squad from the Bloomington, Minnesota police department investigated, airport spokeswoman Melissa Scovronski said. "One of our officers decided to swab it and it came back positive for…

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  • March to Washington begins with civil rights rally in Selma

    Organizers of "America's Journey for Justice" want to build momentum behind a renewed national dialogue over race relations prompted by the killing of a number of unarmed black men by police officers over the past year. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People leaders at the…

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  • Private equity pioneer Jerome Kohlberg dies

    Jerome Kohlberg Jr., a founder of investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co and a pioneer of the leveraged buyout, died on Thursday at his home in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, aged 90. Kohlberg's death was confirmed by his former partners at KKR on Saturday. Kohlberg began working at…

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  • Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland had been warned over conduct: AP

    Sandra Bland was pulled over in her car on July 10 by a white state trooper, Brian Encinia, for failing to signal a lane change. A prosecutor in Waller County, which is northwest of Houston and where the arrest and death happened, said on July 23 that an autopsy supported the medical examiner's…

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  • Sleepy Sturgis, South Dakota revs up for mammoth motorcycle rally

    Outside the Knuckle Saloon, co-owner Ken McNenny lights a cigarette, leans on a bar and nods to a steady stream of motorcycles humming up and down the street days before the official start of the annual rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. McNenny has little time for sleep or riding while preparing the…

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  • California governor declares state of emergency over raging wildfires

    By Curtis Skinner and Victoria Cavaliere SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's governor declared a state of emergency on Friday as a string of wildfires raged across the state and a firefighter was killed battling a blaze in drought-parched forest, officials said. The firefighter, David Ruhl of…

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  • Search suspended for missing teens off Florida coast

    The U.S. Coast Guard called off its search for two 14-year-old boys from South Florida at sunset on Friday, a week after they disappeared while on a fishing trip off the state's Atlantic Ocean coast. The search for Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen has spanned nearly 50,000 square nautical miles,…

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  • White House says no expectation of federal bailout for Puerto Rico

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that there is no expectation for a federal bailout for Puerto Rico.

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