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  • Woman found hanged in Southern California high school classroom

    A woman was found hanged to death in a Southern California high school classroom when students arrived on Monday, authorities said, and local media reported that she was a teacher at the school. Paramedics responding to 911 calls from El Dorado High School in Placentia tried to revive the woman…

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  • Ravens cut cornerback Hampton after arrest for drunken driving

    (Reuters) - The Baltimore Ravens on Monday cut Victor Hampton after the cornerback was charged over the weekend in North Carolina with drunken driving. Hampton, 22, was stopped by police on Saturday in Charlotte driving 100 miles per hour (160 kph) in a 55 mph (89 kph) zone on Interstate 77,…

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  • Texas nurse Pham sues Dallas hospital over Ebola infection

    By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - The first person infected with Ebola in the United States, nurse Nina Pham, sued a Texas hospital on Monday, saying it did not do enough to prevent her from contracting the deadly virus and invaded her privacy after she was diagnosed with it. In the suit against…

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  • Washington state school will not reopen cafeteria after shooting rampage

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state high school where five students died in a shooting rampage last October has decided to permanently close the cafeteria where the violence unfolded, a spokesman for the school said on Monday. The cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School has been sealed off…

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  • New York mom convicted of murder in son's salt-poisoning death

    A New York mother accused of poisoning her son with salt so she could bask in social media attention after documenting his mysterious illness online was convicted on Monday of murder, a prosecutor said. A jury in state court in White Plains, New York, found Lacey Spears, 27, guilty of murder in…

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  • Colorado police find remains of teen girl missing since December

    The remains of an 18-year-old girl who vanished in western Colorado late last year have been found and the police are treating the teen's death as suspicious, authorities said. Kelly Mae Myers was reported missing by relatives in the mountain town of Grand Junction who said they last heard from…

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  • California court rules San Diego sex offender law unconstitutional

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that San Diego County's "blanket" enforcement of the state's sex offender residency laws was unconstitutional, a decision that could open the door to wider challenges of the statute. (Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Eric…

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  • War court judge orders replacement for overseer of Guantanamo cases

    By Lacey Ann Johnson FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - A military commander overseeing tribunals for al Qaeda suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, exercised "unlawful influence" to speed up trial proceedings and must relinquish his authority over the cases, a military judge ruled on Monday. The allegations…

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  • Armed men take $4 million in gold from armored truck in North Carolina: police

    (Reuters) - Three armed men are on the run after they allegedly stole $4 million worth of gold from a tractor-trailer carrying a shipment along Interstate 95 in eastern North Carolina, police said Monday. Two armed security guards employed by the transport company, TransValue Inc, reported the…

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  • N.Y. prison guards resign, avoid prison in plea deal over inmate beating

    By Caurie Putnam WARSAW, N.Y. (Reuters) - Three guards at Attica prison in western New York pleaded guilty on Monday to official misconduct in a deal that spared them prison terms stemming from the severe beating of an inmate, prosecutors said. As part of the deal, brutality charges against the…

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  • Wisconsin representatives take up right-to-work bill

    By Brendan O'Brien MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - Wisconsin lawmakers on Monday opened a final push toward adopting a measure supported by Republican Governor Scott Walker to bar private-sector workers from being required to join a union or pay dues when working under union-negotiated contracts. The…

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  • Florida group to sue FBI in death of friend of Boston bombing suspect

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida Islamic group announced on Monday it has filed a formal notice with the FBI that it plans to sue the agency for $30 million in the death of Ibragim Todashev, a friend of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Todashev, 27, a Muslim…

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  • 'Jihadi John' part of network linked to failed London bombers - court papers

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi, identified as 'Jihadi John', was a member of a network in contact with one of the men convicted of trying to bomb the British capital's underground railway in 2005, according to the government. U.S. security sources last week…

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  • California Republicans vote to charter gay political organization

    California Republicans broke from their own platform on Sunday and voted overwhelmingly at their state party convention to give official recognition to a gay rights wing of the GOP that has long been marginalized. Endorsement of the Log Cabin Republicans as a charter volunteer organization within…

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  • U.S. concerned after Venezuela says Americans detained: State Department

    The United States is concerned with the situation in Venezuela following President Nicolas Maduro's announcement over the weekend that his government had detained U.S. citizens, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Monday. Venezuela summoned the U.S. charge d'affaires for a meeting with its…

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  • Former Atlanta superintendent charged in school cheating case dies: TV report

    Former Atlanta school Superintendent Beverly Hall, who was deemed too ill from breast cancer to stand trial with a dozen former educators accused in a standardized test cheating scandal, has died, WSB-TV reported on Monday. Hall was named national superintendent of the year by the American…

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  • Philadelphia Fed names Patrick Harker as Plosser's successor

    The Philadelphia Federal Reserve on Monday named Patrick Harker, one of its directors and the head of the University of Delaware, as its president and the newest U.S. monetary policymaker. Harker, 56, begins the job July 1 and succeeds Charles Plosser, an outspoken and hawkish Fed official who…

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  • U.S. justices raise doubts about Arizona redistricting commission

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared skeptical of a voter-approved plan that stripped Arizona state lawmakers of their role in drawing congressional districts in an bid to remove partisan politics from the process. The nine-justice court's…

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  • New York lifts years-long ban on cellphones in public schools

    By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's 1.1 million public school students were allowed for the first time in years to take their cellphones to school on Monday, when a controversial ban on them was lifted. Mayor Bill de Blasio said in January that he would seek to end the ban,…

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