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  • Police assist 'Woman in Black' after crowd surrounds her in Virginia

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A woman dressed in all black who has been spotted strolling along highways in the U.S. Southeast and Midwest needed police assistance after she was surrounded by a group of about 50 curious people in Virginia, authorities said on Wednesday. Police in Winchester,…

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  • Boehner: Obama executive steps further president's 'lawlessness'

    By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday that any unilateral steps by President Barack Obama to address a surge of illegal immigrants would make matters worse and add to a "legacy of lawlessness." "No more unilateral action by the…

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  • Sudanese woman who had faced execution for conversion due in U.S.

    (Reuters) - A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her conviction was quashed, was due to return to the United States on Thursday, according to a family member. Mariam Yahya Ibrahim was scheduled to arrive in Manchester, New…

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  • Crashed drone carried contraband aimed at South Carolina prison

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - A drone being flown in a novel attempt to smuggle phones, marijuana and tobacco into a South Carolina maximum security prison crashed outside its walls, authorities said on Wednesday. The contraband smuggling attempt has been under investigation since…

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  • Help wanted: Aging Maine town offers reward for plumber

    By Dave Sherwood BOWDOINHAM Maine (Reuters) - When the only plumber in remote Jackman, Maine, retired, leaving the town's 862 people with no alternative nearer than 50 miles (80 km) away, things got desperate enough that the town offered a $2,000 scholarship for anyone willing to learn the trade…

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  • U.N. concerned by U.S. plans for child migrants

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations' human rights chief expressed concern on Thursday at what she said were plans by the U.S. government to deport tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who entered the United States in recent months. Faced with a delicate and divisive…

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  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds collective bargaining law

    By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Wisconsin's collective bargaining reforms, which prompted protests from organized labor, do not violate the free speech and equal protection rights of public sector union workers, the state's supreme court ruled on Thursday. The reforms, passed in 2011 by…

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  • Voter ID law upheld by Wisconsin Supreme Court

    By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a state law requiring voters to have photo identification to cast a ballot, although the law remains blocked by an earlier ruling by a federal judge that it is unconstitutional. The court wrote in its decision…

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  • Justice Department wants workers to carry heroin antidote

    U.S. law enforcement agents who deal with heroin addicts may begin carrying the drug naloxone to reverse overdoses, the Justice Department said on Thursday, responding to a surge in heroin use in the United States. Attorney General Eric Holder said he urged federal law enforcement agencies to…

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  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds registry for same-sex couples

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 2009 law that establishes a registry for same-sex couples, saying it does not violate an amendment to the state's constitution banning gay marriage. The gay marriage ban was approved by Wisconsin voters in 2006. It now has more than 2,000 couples…

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  • Exec at heart of ex-Va. Governor's corruption trial due back on stand

    By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - The businessman who federal prosecutors contend gave gifts and loans to former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife is due to return to the witness stand on Thursday at the couple's corruption trial. The businessman, Jonnie Williams, on…

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  • U.S. jobless claims up, wage growth starting to push higher

    By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a continuing strengthening of labor market conditions. Other data on Thursday suggested a long-awaited acceleration in wage growth was…

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  • New York police officer released from hospital following shootout

    A New York police detective wounded in a shootout on Monday in Greenwich Village was released from the hospital on Wednesday, one day after two U.S. marshals injured in the same incident were also released, a police spokesman said. The three officers were attempting to arrest 32-year-old Charles…

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  • Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot, killing one person

    (Reuters) - A small plane crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego retail store on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring at least one other, according to officials and local media. The single-engine aircraft bounced while attempting to land at the Montgomery Field Airport around 5:25 p.m.…

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  • Seattle cop who issued 80 percent of marijuana tickets reassigned

    By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - The Seattle Police Department has reassigned an officer who single-handedly issued about 80 percent of the marijuana tickets handed out in the city during the first half of this year, authorities said on Wednesday. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole said…

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  • New York Met Opera proposes federal mediators in bitter labor dispute

    By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera has proposed bringing in a federal mediator to resolve its most bitter labor dispute with musicians and other unionized employees in decades, the company said on Wednesday. The suggestion comes a day before current contracts…

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  • San Diego student's near-death in DEA custody avoidable: report

    By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Simple measures, such as a white board listing names of prisoners, might have prevented the near-death of a San Diego college student inadvertently left in a holding cell for nearly five days without food or water, a federal report showed on Wednesday. The…

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  • U.S. advances plan to reintroduce wild bison herds outside Yellowstone

    New herds of genetically pure wild bison may once again roam vast expanses of the American West where the iconic animal has been absent since the end of the 19th century, under a tentative plan federal officials advanced on Wednesday. The proposal, for which Yellowstone National Park officials…

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  • Teen who sneaked to top of World Trade Center pleads guilty: report

    A New Jersey teen, who sneaked into New York City's One World Trade Center and ascended to the top of the 104-story building to the antenna, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge stemming from the incident, New York media reported. Justin Casquejo, 16, accepted a plea deal that will…

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  • Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, Peace Corps leaves three countries

    By David Lewis and Emma Farge DAKAR (Reuters) - Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus. "This is a major…

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