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  • U.S. officials who promised new Ebola guidelines set news conference

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control set a news teleconference for 7 p.m. ET (2300 GMT)on Monday, having promised earlier in the day to issue new Ebola guidelines. (Reporting by Yasmeen Abutaleb; Editing by Howard Goller)

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  • U.N. officials tour Detroit to assess impact of water shutoffs

    By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - Two United Nations human rights officials on Monday finished a tour of Detroit to assess the impact of widespread water disconnections on residents in an effort by city officials to shore up some $90 million in overdue bills. During their three-day tour,…

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  • Plan to overhaul New York airports takes step forward

    By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A long-awaited overhaul of New York's LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports moved a step closer to reality on Monday when the state and federal governments touted a sweeping plan to make over two of the busiest U.S. travel hubs. The initiative,…

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  • NFL, others file lawsuit to block New Jersey sports betting

    By Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - The National Football League and other sports leagues filed a lawsuit on Monday in an attempt to block New Jersey from offering legalized wagering on sporting events. In calling for the injunction, the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball and the NCAA are seeking to block…

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  • U.S. Congress examining deal between NSA official, ex-agency chief

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate committee and an outspoken U.S. Congressman are seeking further information about a deal under which a top National Security Agency official is being permitted to work part-time for a private company run by the spy agency's former director. The Senate Intelligence…

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  • Wyoming attorney general says gay marriages can begin on Tuesday

    By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) - Gay marriages can begin in Wyoming on Tuesday after the state files a formal notice that it will not appeal a judge's order overturning a ban on same-sex matrimony, the state's attorney general said on Monday. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl struck down Wyoming's gay…

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  • California man charged with capital murder of Saudi student

    By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 28-year-old man was charged on Monday with murdering a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found last week alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, Los Angeles prosecutors said. Agustin Rosendo Fernandez could be…

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  • New York man hired to assist suicide sentenced to 12 years

    By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man convicted of helping a debt-ridden motivational speaker commit suicide to make the death look like a robbery was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday, prosecutors said. Kenneth Minor, 42, pleaded guilty to manslaughter last month in the…

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  • Colorado health officials recommend banning most pot confections

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Pot-infused brownies, candies and other confections that are “naturally attractive to children” should be banned, according to recommendations on Monday by Colorado health officials to a task force charged with drafting rules on marijuana edibles. The Colorado…

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  • Blood sample tests negative for Pennsylvania police ambush suspect

    By Joe McDonald EAST STROUDSBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Blood drops found by a homeowner in northeastern Pennsylvania, where police have spent five weeks searching for a sniper who killed a state trooper and wounded another, have tested negative for the main suspect in the case, police said on Monday. Two…

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  • Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy resigns

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles schools superintendent John Deasy, embroiled in controversy over the district's $1.3 billion iPad rollout and other issues, tendered his resignation on Thursday, Deasy and school board officials said in a joint statement. The statement gave no reason for the…

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  • Hospital apologizes to U.S. family of Liberian man who died of Ebola

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - The Texas hospital that cared for Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, who died last week of the Ebola virus, apologized to his family on Thursday for being unable to save his life, the family said. Duncan's fiancée, Louise Troh, 54, said in a statement she…

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  • FBI director warns new phone encryption could thwart probes

    By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. FBI Director James Comey on Thursday made his strongest comments yet about encryption features built into new cell phones by Google Inc and Apple Inc , warning they could hurt law enforcement efforts to crack homicide and child exploitation cases.…

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  • California woman gets stuck in chimney trying to sneak into home

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California woman who tried to sneak into a house through the chimney got stuck and had to be rescued by firefighters, who used dish soap to help extricate the soot-covered intruder, authorities said on Monday. Local media reports say the woman, identified by police as…

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  • Biden's son discharged from U.S. Navy reserve after drug test: sources

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The son of Vice President Joe Biden was discharged from the U.S. Navy reserve earlier this year after testing positive for cocaine, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The sources, who were not authorized to speak on the record, said Hunter Biden tested…

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  • Report: Obama to name former adviser Ron Klain as Ebola 'czar'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has asked former White House adviser Ron Klain to coordinate U.S. efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak, an administration official said on Friday, after criticism the government's response to the virus has been slow and inadequate. Klain, a lawyer and…

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  • Ebola-infected Texas nurse starts trip to NIH hospital in Maryland

    DALLAS (Reuters) - Ebola-infected Texas nurse Nina Pham on Thursday left the Dallas hospital where she has been receiving treatment for the virus this week for a flight to a National Institutes of Health facility in Maryland, officials said. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where Pham, 26,…

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  • Memory of accused Boston bomber's friend could be impaired: expert

    By Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - An expert on marijuana abuse testified on Friday that the drug could have impaired the cognitive abilities and memory of a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with lying to investigators. Attorneys for Robel Phillipos, 21, have argued that…

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