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  • Doubts over whether Detroit bankruptcy plan gets job done

    By David Greising, Karen Pierog and Tim Reid DETROIT Reuters) - Detroit’s plan to recover from bankruptcy includes several blueprints for a new future. Detroit is far short of the $1.7 billion it needs over the next 10 years to remove abandoned buildings, replace outdated technology and increase…

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  • Fast-food workers to launch intensified protests across U.S.

    The protests, announced on Twitter by organizer Fight For 15, come as cities across the nation propose minimum wage increases while Democrats seek to raise the federal minimum wage ahead of this year's mid-term congressional elections. Fast food workers have launched a series of protests over the…

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  • California high school drops mascot criticized by Arab-American group

    (Reuters) - A California high school has retired its Middle Eastern-themed mascot and accompanying belly dancers and redrawn its logo after criticism from Arab-Americans that they played on harmful stereotypes, a group advocating for the change said on Monday. Coachella Valley High School agreed…

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  • Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help

    By James Pearson, Alina Selyukh and Matt Spetalnick SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government on Monday for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with U.S. One of them said his health was failing and another described…

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  • Four members of suburban Chicago family found shot to death

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Four members of a suburban Chicago family were found shot dead in their home, with one death ruled a suicide and the rest homicides, police and coroner officials said on Sunday. Local media said the victims were an elderly couple and their two severely…

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  • After unrest over shooting, Ferguson police now wear body cameras

    Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday. Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police…

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  • Securing release of three U.S. detainees in North Korea is a top priority: White House

    The White House said on Monday it was continuing to do all that it can to secure the release of three Americans detained in North Korea, after they made a televised appeal for help from the U.S. The three spoke to the cable channel CNN on Monday, with one of the prisoners saying his health was…

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  • Judge temporarily blocks law that could close all Louisiana abortion clinics

    The measure, signed into law by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in June and due to take effect Sept. 1, would require doctors who perform abortions to have patient admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their practice. "Plaintiffs will be allowed to operate lawfully while continuing…

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  • Dozens arrested at Made in America music festival in Los Angeles

    (Reuters) - Seven people were arrested on Sunday at the Made in America music festival in downtown Los Angeles, following an opening day that left more than two dozen people in handcuffs, police said. During Sunday's show at Grand Park there were four felony arrests, including one for battery and…

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  • All five aboard small plane killed in crash at Colorado airport

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - All five people aboard a single-engine airplane died after it crashed on Sunday in a field beside a runway during an attempt to land at a northern Colorado airport, authorities said. Peter Knudson, spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, said…

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  • NY storms end Electric Zoo music festival, halt U.S. Open, delay flights

    Severe thunderstorms on Sunday forced an early end to New York's Electric Zoo music festival, delayed flights at area airports and injured two people after a lightning strike near a Bronx beach. Open in Queens, New York, interrupted the Made In America outdoor concert in Philadelphia and shut down…

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  • Aftershock hits California's Napa Valley

    (Reuters) - California's Napa Valley, the site of a strong and damaging earthquake a week ago, was shaken by a small aftershock early on Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, measuring magnitude 3.2, occurred five miles southwest of Napa. There were no immediate reports of damage. It…

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  • Celebrity chef Todd English charged with intoxicated driving in New York

    English was arraigned on a misdemeanor charge and released on $1,500 bail following his early morning arrest, Southampton police said. English's attorney, Edward Burke Jr., said in a statement his client was not intoxicated while driving. English, who is from Boston, has opened restaurants all…

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  • Three killed, two injured in small plane crash at Colorado airport

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Three people were killed and two injured on Sunday when a single-engine airplane crashed in a field adjacent to a runway at a northern Colorado airport, authorities said. Peter Knudson, spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, said the Piper…

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  • Fighter 'War Machine' sent to Nevada to face assault charges

    The professional fighter known as "War Machine" was in custody in a Las Vegas jail on Saturday after being transferred from Southern California, where he was arrested for assault stemming from an ex-girlfriend's accusation that he beat her in Nevada. Jonathan Koppenhaver, an Ultimate Fighting…

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  • Sinkhole that proved popular at Corvette Museum will be filled

    A sinkhole that swallowed eight cars inside the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky will be filled even though it has become a tourist attraction that sharply increased attendance and revenue, the museum’s board decided on Saturday. The board had voted in June to attempt to keep part of the hole…

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  • Sam's bid to be first openly gay NFL player on hold

    (Reuters) - Defensive end Michael Sam's dream of becoming the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) was put on hold on Saturday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season. The 24-year-old, a standout with the University of Missouri…

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