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  • Baltimore erupts in riots after funeral of black man who died in police custody

    By Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore erupted in violence on Monday as hundreds of rioters looted stores, burned buildings and at least 15 police officers were injured following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after suffering a spinal injury in police custody. The riots…

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  • Storm knocks out power to New Orleans airport for hours

    A line of storms moving through Louisiana on Monday knocked out power to the New Orleans International Airport, sent freight train cars tumbling from an elevated bridge and left nearly 238,000 customers without electricity. There were no immediate reports of injuries from the storms, but the power…

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  • Nevada's Attorney General charges Bitcoin-fueled poker website -newspaper

    (Reuters) - Nevada's Attorney General has charged the operator of an online poker website that accepted Bitcoin for running it without a license, the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper reported on Monday. Bryan Micon's Seals with Clubs poker site was shut down in February, the newspaper reported,…

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  • U.S. Supreme Court set to hear pivotal gay marriage arguments

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are set on Tuesday to hear arguments on whether the Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, taking up a contentious social issue in what promises to be the year's most anticipated ruling. The…

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  • San Francisco Uber user robbed, beaten by driver: police

    By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A man who requested a late-night ride from the ridesharing service Uber in San Francisco over the weekend was robbed by a driver, who refused to let him leave, then chased and assaulted him before taking his cell phone and debit card, police said. "This…

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  • Mexican police free 92 migrants held near U.S. border

    Mexican police freed 92 migrants from a safe house in the city of Reynosa on Mexico's northeastern border with the United States, the government said on Monday. Federal police arrested three suspected gang members during the raid on the building where the migrants, hailing from Cuba, Brazil,…

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  • U.S. attorney general condemns 'senseless acts of violence' in Baltimore

    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch condemned the violence that erupted in Baltimore on Monday and said the Justice Department would provide any assistance needed. “I condemn the senseless acts of violence by some individuals in Baltimore that have resulted in harm to law enforcement officers,…

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  • New bird flu cases probable in Iowa, millions of birds affected

    By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - Initial tests have found probable avian influenza outbreaks at five new commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting more than 6 million birds, the state's agriculture department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. In the avian influenza…

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  • Nurses union plans short strikes in California and Illinois

    A union representing nurses in California and Illinois said on Monday 6,400 members planned to walk off their jobs later this week for a series of one- and two-day strikes amid contract negotiations. Issues in contention vary from location to location, but include salary, health benefits and…

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  • Possible Democratic presidential hopeful O'Malley saddened by Baltimore violence

    (Reuters) - Former Maryland Governor and possible Democratic presidential contender Martin O'Malley said on Monday he was saddened by the situation in Baltimore, where violence erupted after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. "I'm…

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  • U.S. senator sticking by 'poison pill' tweak to trade bill

    U.S. Democratic Senator Robert Menendez said on Monday he would strongly resist any attempt to override a human-trafficking amendment to trade legislation that some say could derail a Pacific trade pact. The amendment, approved by the Senate Finance Committee last week, would disqualify trade…

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  • Pennsylvania court reinstates conviction of Catholic clergyman in abuse case

    By Natalie Pompilio PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's highest court on Monday reinstated the conviction of the first U.S. Catholic church official sent to prison for mishandling sexual misconduct complaints against priests. In August 2012, a Philadelphia jury found Monsignor William Lynn,…

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  • Sobs heard as Colorado cinema massacre trial begins

    By Keith Coffman and Daniel Wallis CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - Colorado's long-awaited cinema massacre trial began on Monday with opening statements in which jurors were asked to decide whether gunman James Holmes was insane when he killed a dozen moviegoers in 2012, or a calculating mass…

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  • Baltimore Orioles say to postpone Monday game amid rioting

    BALTIMORE (Reuters) - The Baltimore Orioles said they would postpone a Monday night game after consulting with police, on a day the city was torn by the worst rioting the United States has seen since last year's unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. (Reporting by Ian Simpson; Writing by Scott Malone;…

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  • Oklahoma sheriff's official resigns after fatal shooting

    By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The No. 2 official at the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office resigned on Monday, days after release of a report in which subordinates said they felt pressured to support the training records of a reserve deputy who fatally shot a black suspect in early April. …

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  • Second Navy SEAL dies after Virginia pool training accident

    (Reuters) - A second U.S. Navy SEAL has died after a mishap while training in a swimming pool at a Virginia military base, according to media reports on Monday. Both members of the Navy's elite sea, air, and land teams were working out in the pool at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort…

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  • Storms put search for four boaters missing in Alabama waters on hold

    (Reuters) - Bad weather on Monday forced officials to suspend a search for four people missing after powerful thunderstorms caught them by surprise and capsized their sailboats during a weekend regatta off the Alabama coast, U.S. Coast Guard officials said. Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Vega said…

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  • Stage set for landmark U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage arguments

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears landmark arguments on whether the Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage, activists on both sides of the contentious social issue converged on the white marble courthouse to voice their views. Anti-gay…

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  • Boston bomber's lawyer urges 'unrelenting punishment' over death

    By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was adrift and following his obsessive older brother when he carried out the deadly 2013 attack, a defense lawyer said on Monday as he urged a jury to spare his client's life. The defense sought to portray…

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