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  • Winter storm moves away, eastern U.S. to remain cold

    A winter storm that dropped roughly two feet of snow (61 cm) on parts of the eastern United States is expected to move out to sea on Friday but the cold will remain. The National Weather Service warned of flooding and told commuters from the lower Mississippi valley to the mid-Atlantic to be wary…

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  • Wisconsin Assembly slogs through debate on right-to-work bill; unions cry foul

    By Brendan O'Brien MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - Weary Wisconsin lawmakers debated into the early hours of Friday a measure supported by Republican Governor Scott Walker that would stop private-sector workers from having to join a union or pay dues as a condition of employment. Opponents call the…

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  • Winter storm pummels eastern United States, grounds flights

    By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A late winter storm pummeled the eastern United States on Thursday ahead of a cold front, canceling almost 5,000 flights as Kentucky dug out from up to 23 inches (58 cm) of snow that had stranded hundreds of drivers. Winter storm warnings and advisories were…

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  • With a nod and a wink, Republicans build 2016 campaign machines

    By Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - Asked last week about his agenda if elected, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker began: "Should I choose to be a candidate..."     Then he added with a grin: "My lawyers love it when I say that."     Like the other would-be Republican…

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  • Weather-battered U.S. consumers skip mall, order in and head south

    By Jilian Mincer NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumers battered by the wretched winter weather still afflicting much of the eastern half of the country have responded by ordering in rather than eating out, flying more frequently to Florida and cutting out trips to the mall, according to a Reuters…

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  • U.S. government settles with Ohio newspaper over detention of journalists

    (Reuters) - The U.S. government agreed to pay an Ohio newspaper $18,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the organization after a reporter and a photographer were detained after taking photos of a tank manufacturing plant. Toledo Blade reporter Tyrel Linkhorn and photographer Jetta Fraser were…

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  • U.S. federal judge wounded while resisting Detroit robbery bid

    By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg was shot in the leg in Detroit on Thursday night during an attempted robbery outside his home, police said. Two men approached Berg around 9 p.m. and during an ensuing struggle one of the suspects shot the judge in his…

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  • Review of Hillary Clinton emails to take months: official

    By Steve Holland and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A growing controversy over Democrat Hillary Clinton's use of personal email for work while she was U.S. secretary of state could drag on for months, threatening to cloud the expected launch of her 2016 presidential campaign. Clinton…

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  • State Department reviewing if Hillary Clinton's emails broke rules: Washington Post

    The U.S. State Department has begun a review of whether Hillary Clinton's use of personal email for work while she was secretary of state violated policies aimed at protecting sensitive information, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

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  • Idaho ex-governors say U.S. wants state to be nuclear waste dump

    By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Former Idaho Governors Cecil Andrus and Phil Batt threatened on Thursday to sue the U.S. Energy Department to prevent what they said was its efforts to turn the state into "a nuclear waste dumping ground." In a letter notifying the Energy Department of…

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  • California 'maternity hotel' operators may face heat from guests

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least some of the pregnant women from China caught up in raids this week on so-called maternity hotels, catering to foreign mothers-to-be seeking U.S. citizenship for their babies, are still likely to remain long enough in California to give birth on…

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  • Protest over homelessness sprawls in Tucson, Arizona

    By Brad Poole TUCSON, Ariz. (Reuters) - A federal lawsuit stemming from the Occupy movement more than three years ago has led to a sprawling homelessness protest in Tucson, Arizona, that has scores of people living in coffin-like plywood sidewalk "pods," and the county citing the city for human…

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  • U.S. appeals court puts Nebraska same-sex marriages on hold

    (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday put on hold a federal judge's ruling that would have allowed same-sex couples in Nebraska to marry starting on Monday. The order came hours after the U.S. Supreme Court said it would hear oral arguments on April 28 on the question of whether states have…

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  • BNSF oil train derails in rural Illinois; two cars aflame

    By Edward McAllister and Catherine Ngai NEW YORK (Reuters) - A BNSF Railway [BNISF.UL] train loaded with crude oil derailed and caught fire on Thursday afternoon in a rural area south of Galena, Illinois, according to local officials and the company. The incident marks the latest in a series of…

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  • Exclusive: New York attorney general seeks information on financier Epstein's philanthropy

    By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Attorney General's Office has sent letters to the charitable foundation of financier Jeffrey Epstein seeking information on whether it is complying with state registration requirements. Epstein, 62, has been a tabloid sensation since allegations…

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  • Protests shut down University of California Santa Cruz campus

    (Reuters) - Protesters shut down the campus of the University of California at Santa Cruz on Thursday, police said, on the fourth day of demonstrations that organizers said were over planned tuition hikes as well as police brutality. Starting at dawn, demonstrators blocked a key intersection…

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  • New trial sought for Pennsylvania boy convicted of murder at age 11

    By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Attorneys for a Pennsylvania boy convicted of murdering his father's pregnant girlfriend when he was 11 years old asked a judge on Thursday to grant him a new trial or set him free. The conviction of Jordan Brown, now 17, was vacated in 2013 but he…

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  • Opening statements in Colorado cinema massacre trial due April 21

    By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - The judge overseeing the Colorado cinema massacre trial said on Thursday he wants opening statements in the much-delayed case against gunman James Holmes to begin on April 21. "We hope to have openings on April 21," Arapahoe County District Court…

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  • Gag order lifted in Massey ex-CEO's trial over fatal West Virginia mine blast

    By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A federal appeals court lifted a sweeping gag order on Thursday that sealed court documents and barred participants from talking about a West Virginia criminal case stemming from the worst U.S. mine disaster in four decades. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court…

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  • No criminal charges to be filed against NASCAR's Busch

    No criminal charges will be filed against suspended NASCAR driver Kurt Busch in a domestic abuse case involving his former girlfriend, prosecutors in Delaware said on Thursday. Patricia Driscoll said Busch grabbed her by the neck inside his motor home at Dover International Speedway in Delaware on…

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