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  • U.S. announces arrests in border crackdown on human smuggling

    U.S. officials have made almost 200 arrests and seized more than $625,000 in illicit profits in a month-long crackdown on human smuggling in response to an influx of illegal immigration into Texas, the Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said…

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  • Obama government looks to satisfy religious groups on Obamacare

    The Obama administration is developing a method for religious organizations opposed to contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act to opt out of providing the coverage in their health plans without filling out a form. Under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, known as…

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  • Firefighters advance on biggest wildfire on record in Washington state

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Firefighters gained ground on Tuesday against the largest wildfire in Washington state's history but the massive blaze that has destroyed 200 homes continued to threaten some communities and forced a fresh round of evacuations. The Carlton Complex fire…

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  • NYC police training to be overhauled after custody death

    By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - All New York City police officers are expected to undergo retraining in the wake of a man's death on a city sidewalk shortly after he was placed in a chokehold by officers, Bill Bratton, the police commissioner, said on Tuesday. The dying moments of Eric…

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  • Obama administration to unveil stricter fuel regulations for trains: WSJ

    (Reuters) - The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to announce new regulations related to more stringent safety standards on trains carrying flammable fuels on Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported citing a source on Capitol Hill familiar with the process. Reuters had…

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  • Texas woman found guilty of starving stepson to death

    Elizabeth Ramsey, 33, faces up to 99 years in prison for her role in the 2011 death of Johnathan Ramsey. Her husband and the boy’s father, Aaron Ramsey, was sentenced to life in prison last year in the boy’s death. Ramsey's lawyers had asked jurors to find her guilty of a lesser charge, arguing…

    Reuters
  • Big California raid targets marijuana grown on tribal land

    By Jennifer Baires SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California authorities have launched a major raid to seize marijuana grown on and around a Northern California Indian reservation, joining with tribal authorities to combat illegal grow operations on native lands, authorities said on Tuesday. “They’re…

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  • Oklahoma teen accused of sexually abusing children in Kenya

    By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma teenager is charged with traveling to Kenya to sexually abuse children at a missionary children's home in the East African country, prosecutors said on Tuesday. According to records released by the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of…

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  • Mysterious white flags replace U.S. stars and stripes on Brooklyn Bridge

    By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers awoke to find two white flags hung in place of the American flags that traditionally flutter atop the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday morning, baffling city officials, police and onlookers. Two U.S. flags usually decorate the towers of the iconic…

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  • U.S. Supreme Court lifts stay of execution for Arizona inmate

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday vacated a stay of execution for an Arizona inmate who had sued the state demanding more information about the drugs that will be used in the lethal injection procedure he faces. Joseph Wood is one of six death row inmates who…

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  • Sleep in train station, go to jail under San Francisco crackdown

    By Jennifer Chaussee SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Transit police on San Francisco's BART commuter rail line on Tuesday stepped up efforts to discourage homeless people from sleeping in stations, issuing warnings that could eventually lead to a trip to jail. The crackdown by the Bay Area Rapid…

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  • U.S., European airlines halt flights to Israel due to instability

    Air carriers in the United States and Europe on Tuesday halted flights to Tel Aviv after warnings from governmental agencies in an effort to ensure passenger safety as turmoil in Israel and the region intensified. U.S. carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines Group and United Airlines were the…

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  • Latest Obamacare legal knot won't be easy to untangle

    By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. judges have their work cut out for them untangling a legal knot created on Tuesday when two federal appeals courts released conflicting rulings hours apart going to the heart of the role the federal government will play in Obamacare. The latest…

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  • Factbox: Airlines suspend flights to Tel Aviv on security concerns

    (Reuters) - Airlines canceled flights into Tel Aviv on Tuesday after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Europe's aviation regulator advised carriers not to fly to Ben Gurion International Airport following a nearby rocket strike. The following is a rundown of carriers that have so far…

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  • Colorado judge sets new December 8 trial date in theater massacre case

    By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL Colo. (Reuters) - Jury selection in the much-delayed trial of accused movie theater gunman James Holmes will begin on Dec. 8, a Colorado judge said on Tuesday, dismissing objections by the defense who said they needed more time. Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos…

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  • Lawyer for author's estate calls Jesse Ventura publicity seeker

    By Art Hughes ST. PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - Former Minnesota Governor and ex-professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is a publicity seeker trying to grab headlines by filing a defamation case against the estate of a fellow ex-Navy SEAL who died after serving his country with honor, defense lawyers said…

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  • Hundreds of postal workers protest at Chicago Staples over outsourcing

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hundreds of postal workers from around the country protested outside a Staples store in downtown Chicago on Tuesday over a program that allows postal services to be sold at more than 80 Staples retail outlets. Postal workers have complained about the program…

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  • Man arrested in bomb hoax at Louisiana university

    A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a bomb hoax last week at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette that forced an evacuation of the sprawling campus and triggered a large-scale police response, authorities said on Tuesday. Devin Haywood, a Louisiana resident who is not a…

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  • Driver rescued in Oregon after 12 hours trapped with corpse

    By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A driver who spent 12 hours trapped in the wreckage of her car with the corpse of a passenger who died after their vehicle tumbled down an embankment was rescued after a hitchhiker in Oregon heard her cries for help, authorities said on Tuesday. Police…

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  • Maine governor bemoans move of eight child immigrants to his state

    Maine Governor Paul LePage blasted the White House on Tuesday for placing in his state eight children who tried to cross the border illegally. The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has been struggling to find shelter for the wave of unaccompanied child immigrants from Guatemala, El…

    Reuters
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