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  • Florida teenager arrested for child molestation and pornography

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A 16-year-old Florida boy remained in jail on Tuesday on a $802,500 bond following his arrest on more than 100 charges related to molesting a child and creating pornography, according to authorities. Jared Henry, who attended Plant City High School near…

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  • Three Denver girls reportedly en route to Turkey detained, sent home

    By Aruna Viswanatha and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Voice of America reported earlier this week…

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  • Indiana police search vacant houses after arrest of suspected killer

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Indiana police used a dog trained to hunt for cadavers to search more than 90 vacant houses in the city of Gary on Tuesday, following the discovery of the bodies of six women who may have been victims of a serial killer. Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, a convicted…

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  • U.S. seeks more Trinity guardrail tests after jury verdict

    By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday asked Trinity Industries Inc to conduct additional crash testing of a highway guardrail system that had been the subject of a fraud verdict by a federal jury a day earlier. In a letter to Trinity, the Federal Highway Administration said…

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  • Memphis boy wounded when gun he brought to school goes off

    By Tim Ghianni (Reuters) - A Tennessee teenager was wounded in the leg on Tuesday when he dropped his backpack and a handgun he was showing off to middle school classmates in Memphis went off, officials said. The 13-year-old student, who was not identified, was in stable condition at a nearby…

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  • New York state to settle landmark suit over public defenders

    By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY N.Y. (Reuters) - New York state has agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming its public defense system is underfunded and violates poor people's rights to counsel a day before the case was set to go to trial. The state will establish a cap on the number of cases court-appointed…

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  • Court orders mental health evaluation for White House fence jumper

    By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington on Tuesday ordered a 30 day mental health evaluation for Omar Gonzalez, the Iraq war veteran charged with jumping the fence of the White House and entering the presidential mansion with a knife last month. Gonzalez was found "not…

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  • Exclusive: Ex-spy chief's private firm ends deal with U.S. official

    By Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former National Security Agency director Keith Alexander has ended a deal with a senior U.S. intelligence official allowing the official to work part-time for his firm, an arrangement current and former officials said risked a conflict of…

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  • Chicago corrections officer charged in pot smuggling attempt

    By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A corrections officer in Chicago's Cook County Jail was arrested on Tuesday and faces a federal criminal charge for allegedly trying to smuggle two sandwiches packed with marijuana into the jail last year, federal authorities said. Three inmates, two civilian…

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  • More than 20 children attacked by bees at Texas school

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A swarm of bees attacked two dozen children at a school near Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday after a student appeared to rattle a nest during a gym-class soccer game, a school spokeswoman said, Four of the children, who are in sixth grade, were taken to the hospital. There…

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  • Dish drops Turner channels as contract renewal talks fail (Oct. 21)

    By Anya George Tharakan (Reuters) - Dish Network has stopped carrying Turner Broadcasting's channels, including CNN, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, as the companies failed to renew their distribution deal. Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warner Inc, said on Tuesday it worked for months to come…

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  • Factbox: Ebola cases in the United States

    (Reuters) - There have been eight cases of Ebola seen in the United States since the beginning of August. A Liberian man who died Oct. 8 in a Dallas hospital was the first person diagnosed with the virus on U.S. soil. Two hospital employees who cared for the man have been infected with the virus,…

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  • North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle

    By Roberta Rampton and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family in Ohio, the White house said on Tuesday. Spokesman Josh Earnest said the United States welcomed the move, but…

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  • Fate of accused Boston bomber's friend hinges on marijuana defense

    By Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - Attorneys clashed in court on Tuesday over whether a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber was too high on marijuana to have deliberately lied to investigators about his role in the aftermath of the worst attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001. A…

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  • Girl who died at Ohio haunted house attraction had heart condition: official

    By Steve Bittenbender (Reuters) - A teenage girl who died after collapsing at a haunted house attraction in Ohio had a pre-existing heart condition, an official said on Tuesday. Christian Faith Benge, 16, collapsed over the weekend when she visited the Land of Illusion complex with friends and…

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  • U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

    By Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus. Restrictions on…

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  • Idaho pastors opposed to gay marriage sue city over law

    By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - Two pastors in Idaho, who fear they could be penalized for refusing to perform newly legal gay marriages at their private wedding chapel, have filed a lawsuit, saying an Idaho anti-discrimination law violates their right to free speech and religious…

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  • Dominican Republic joins entry ban for Ebola-affected countries

    By Manuel Jimenez SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - The Dominican Republic joined other countries in banning entry to foreigners who have visited Ebola-affected countries in the last 30 days, the country's Ministry of Public Health announced on Tuesday. The Caribbean country joined several other states in…

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  • Campaign consultant pleads guilty to embezzling $1.8 million in Texas race

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A political consultant hired for the failed 2012 campaign of Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst for a U.S. Senate seat pleaded guilty on Tuesday to siphoning off about $1.8 million in campaign funds for his personal use, prosecutors said. Kenneth…

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