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  • Bergdahl defense can access classified information, court rules

    Legal proceedings against Bergdahl, which had been halted pending a resolution of the classified material issue, can now resume, according to a ruling on Thursday by the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals that was made public late on Saturday by Bergdahl's attorney, Eugene Fidell. …

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  • Connecticut governor honored for welcoming Syrian refugees

    Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy was honored on Sunday by the family of John F. Kennedy for embracing Syrian refugees at a time when other U.S. leaders sought to turn them away. The Democratic governor was presented the Profile In Courage award at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in…

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  • Derailed train near Washington leaks hazardous material

    By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A CSX freight train derailed in northeastern Washington, D.C. on Sunday, spilling hazardous material near a city subway station, and emergency workers were cleaning up the site after plugging the leak, officials and the railroad company said. The substance…

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  • Malia Obama headed to Harvard, will take gap year first

    U.S. President Barack Obama's eldest daughter Malia will attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017 after taking a year off from studies following her high school graduation this spring, the White House said on Sunday. "Malia will take a gap year before beginning school," a White House…

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  • Obama torches Trump at his final Washington correspondents' dinner

    By Megan Cassella WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday took aim at Democrats and Republicans alike in his final appearance headlining the star-studded White House correspondents' dinner, but saved his sharpest barbs for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. …

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  • Detroit schools can't meet payroll after June 30

    Steven Rhodes, a former federal bankruptcy judge, said that $48.7 million in supplemental funding approved by the Michigan legislature last month would allow paychecks for all employees only through the end of June. Without passage of the reform package, "there will be no funds available to pay…

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  • Daniel Berrigan, U.S. anti-war priest and poet, dies at 94

    Berrigan died at the Murray-Weigel Jesuit Community in New York's Bronx borough, America magazine said. A passionate critic of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, Berrigan gained worldwide attention in 1968 when he, his younger brother Philip, who was a Josephite priest, and seven other Catholics seized…

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  • Six killed in Texas floods as severe weather lashes central U.S.

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A grandmother and four of her grandchildren were killed and another person also died in floods in Texas caused by storms that unleashed tornadoes, damaging hail and torrential rains on several central U.S. states, officials said on Saturday. The woman…

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  • Five killed in Texas floods as severe weather lashes central U.S.

    A grandmother and four of her grandchildren were killed and another person was missing in floods in Texas caused by storms that unleashed tornadoes, damaging hail and torrential rains on several central U.S. states, officials said on Saturday. The flood victims in Palestine, Texas, 100 miles (160…

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  • U.S. West Point academy set for first woman dean in two century history

    (Reuters) - The United States Military Academy is poised to have its first woman dean in its 216-year history after President Barack Obama nominated to the post a West Point graduate who currently leads the school's Department of Social Sciences. Colonel Cindy Jebb, who holds a Ph.D. in political…

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  • Ringling elephants, a famed U.S. circus act, pack up trunks for retirement

    Elephants take a final bow at Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, ending a 145-year spectacle that delighted fans but enraged animal activists, who say the highly publicized retirement is not enough. The last 11 elephants touring with "The Greatest Show on Earth" will leave behind…

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  • Teenage girl killed in carnival ride incident in Texas - local media

    (Reuters) - A teenage girl was killed when she was thrown from a ride at a church carnival in southwest Texas on Friday, media said.

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  • Confederate monument to be removed from University of Louisville campus

    The monument, a commemoration to Kentuckians who fought and died for the Confederacy during the Civil War, will be cleaned and kept in storage until an appropriate location is selected, University of Louisville President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced. “This monument…

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  • Cellphone in missing Florida teens case to be reviewed by Apple

    If Apple retrieves anything from the water-damaged phone that relates to the day the boys disappeared - including photos, texts and social media posts - the data will be given to a judge, who will decide if it is evidence and whether it may be shared with the families, according to a report by WPLG…

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  • U.S. jury finds Immunosyn ex-CEO Ferrone guilty of fraud

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2011 had charged California-based Immunosyn with misleading investors about the regulatory status of the company's sole product, a drug derived from goat blood called SF-1019, that was intended to treat a variety of ailments. “We are pleased with the…

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  • U.S. spy court rejected zero surveillance orders in 2015: memo

    By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The secretive U.S. Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court did not deny a single government request in 2015 for electronic surveillance orders granted for foreign intelligence purposes, continuing a longstanding trend, a Justice Department document showed. …

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  • Louisiana prisoner freed after 41 years of unconstitutional life sentence

    The high-profile case of Gary Tyler, 57, ended when he entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to 21 years - just over half of the time served - and told he could go home Friday, according to a statement released on behalf of Tyler and his attorneys. Tyler is among a generation of prisoners who…

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  • Colorado woman sentenced to 100 years for cutting fetus from woman

    A Colorado woman was sentenced on Friday to 100 years in prison after being convicted of attempted murder for stabbing a pregnant stranger she had lured with an online ad for free maternity clothes, then cutting the fetus from her victim's womb. A Boulder County District Court judge handed down…

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  • U.S. Navy commander sentenced to prison in wide-ranging bribery scandal

    A high-profile U.S. Navy commander who pleaded guilty to accepting paid travel, prostitutes and Lady Gaga concert tickets from a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for classified information was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison. Commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz, who…

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  • One woman charged in Texas after children found tied up in yard

    A woman has been arrested in the San Antonio area and charged with child abuse after deputies found a 2-year-old child chained to the ground and another on a leash tied to a door in the backyard of her residence, officials said on Friday. Deputies arrived at the home late on Thursday after…

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