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  • U.S., Blackwater defense clash on jury summary of shooting

    The guards "took something that didn't belong to them, the lives of 14 human beings," prosecutor Anthony Asuncion told the jury. There were "no insurgents, no AK-47s, just people seeking shelter from these men," Asuncion said, pointing to the defendants who sat in the courtroom. Later, a lawyer…

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  • Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

    A Massachusetts man badly injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing married his nurse in a weekend wedding, according to the hotel where the ceremony was held. James Costello met Krista D’Agostino while he was undergoing treatment at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, according to the statement…

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  • Texas man acquitted of shooting driver who hit, killed sons

    By Amanda Orr ANGLETON Texas (Reuters) - A Texas jury on Wednesday found a father not guilty of shooting dead a suspected drunk driver who hit and killed his two sons while they pushed a truck down a country road late at night. David Barajas, 32, had been charged with murdering Jose Banda, 20, in…

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  • Police presence drawing down in Ferguson, Missouri

    By Edward McAllister ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday disbanded what had been a command center in Ferguson, Missouri, for law enforcement responding to sometimes violent protests over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. Boarded up stores were the only…

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  • Dupont fined $1.275 million in West Virginia toxic pollution case

    DuPont will pay a fine of $1.275 million and spend an estimated $2.3 million more to settle claims by U.S. Department of Justice in a case about eight alleged releases of harmful levels of hazardous substances between May 2006 and January 2010 from a DuPont facility in Belle, West Virginia, the…

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  • Survivor, two bodies found after Philadelphia robbery, abduction

    By Sean Landis PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A man suffering stab wounds who said he was thrown into Philadelphia's Schuylkill River early on Wednesday after a robbery and kidnapping was found by police, who also recovered two bound and submerged bodies. Authorities have not released the victims' names.

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  • At Visa pour l'Image, proof that photojournalism isn't dead

    Do we really need photojournalists? A prominent photo festival offers proof that news photography is thriving in spite of industry setbacks

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  • Body found at home of man who fatally shot wife at NJ hospital

    (Reuters) - A body was found at the home of a man who earlier on Wednesday shot and killed his wife at a southern New Jersey hospital and then shot and wounded himself, a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. The wife, a patient at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, died…

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  • Mexican family files suit accusing U.S. agents in border death

    Relatives of a Mexican man they said was shot dead by U.S. Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza was shot from a Border Patrol boat on the Rio Grande River while his family was having a picnic on the Mexican side near Nuevo Laredo, the suit said. Arevalo is one of at least 13 people killed under a Border…

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  • Tennessee lawyer Barrett dies, a civil rights champion

    By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - George Barrett, a lawyer who waged a nearly four-decade battle for desegregation of Tennessee's colleges and universities and represented student civil rights activists, has died at 86, a law firm partner said on Wednesday. Barrett, who died on Tuesday…

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  • California would triple tax breaks for film production under deal

    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California will triple its tax breaks for entertainment companies doing business in the state, the latest effort to stem a tide of runaway production that has cost billions in revenue in Hollywood's home state under a deal announced on Wednesday. …

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  • Bankrupt Detroit offered bigger loan secured by art

    A New York-based specialty finance group is ready to loan Detroit as much as $4 billion, double its previous offer, if the bankrupt city uses the masterpieces in its art museum as collateral, according to a new proposal that surfaced this week. Art Capital Group, which offered to loan the city $2…

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  • Gay marriage issue lands at Florida Supreme Court

    By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - The hot topic of same-sex marriage was sent to the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case brought by two women appealing a Tampa judge's denial of their divorce petition. The Second District Court of Appeal asked the Supreme Court to rule on what it…

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  • Gay marriage advocates ask top U.S. court to strike down state bans

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a bold legal move, gay marriage advocates are urging the U.S. Supreme Court in three pending cases to decide once and for all whether states can ban same-sex unions. Gay and lesbian plaintiffs won before appeals courts in cases involving bans in…

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  • Death certificates would reflect gender identity under California bill

    Death certificates in California would be changed to reflect the gender identity of people at the time of their death rather than their sex at birth under a bill passed by lawmakers on Wednesday, the latest effort by the state to further the rights of transgender residents. It is one of several…

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  • U.S. court in Ohio overturns hate crime convictions of 16 Amish

    By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A federal appeals court in Ohio on Wednesday overturned the hate crime convictions of an Amish sect leader and 15 of his followers in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow members of their religious faith. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati found that…

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  • U.S. CDC says flies home staffer who had 'low-risk' contact with Ebola

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday it flew an employee back to the United States from West Africa by chartered plane after the staff member came in contact with an international healthcare worker who later tested positive for Ebola. CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said the…

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  • S.C. Supreme Court approves workers' compensation for kickball injury

    (Reuters) - A South Carolina man who shattered two leg bones during a company kickball game is entitled to workers' compensation benefits because he was required to attend the event as part of his job, the state's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday. Stephen Whigham, who worked for a marketing and…

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  • Army identifies shooter at Virginia base as Iraq war veteran

    Army on Wednesday identified the soldier who fatally shot herself at a Virginia base this week as Sergeant First Class Paula Walker, an Iraq war veteran. Walker, 33, brandished a pistol and barricaded herself inside an office at Fort Lee, in central Virginia, on Monday. Walker, from Yonkers, New…

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  • Nine Comments That Could Get You Fired

    Even if you have a good relationship with your manager, there are some things you should never say to your boss. Find different ways to say it.

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  • Thieves damage civil rights icon Rosa Parks’ former Alabama home

    By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Alabama police are seeking help in catching thieves who ransacked a Montgomery apartment building where black civil rights activist Rosa Parks lived when she was famously arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man in 1955. The vandals…

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