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    Arizona tent facility eyed to cope with U.S.-Mexico border surge

    The "soft-sided" Yuma structure would follow similar so-called tent cities opened in El Paso and Donna, Texas, this month, each able to house 500 people overnight. "Due to the sustained influx of migrants being apprehended in the Yuma sector, in excess of current capacity, the United

  • Protesters demand end to killings of transgender women, Trump rollbacks
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    Protesters demand end to killings of transgender women, Trump rollbacks

    Protesters chanting "black trans lives matter" and "we will not be erased" on Friday demanded an end to the killings of black transgender women in the United States and decried the Trump administration's proposals to reverse transgender rights. Three black transgender women died

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    Doctor, medical funder charged in New York in transvaginal mesh fraud

    A doctor and a surgical funding consultant were arrested on Friday on charges that they defrauded women into having unnecessary surgeries to remove transvaginal mesh implants in order to profit from settlements paid to the women by mesh manufacturers, U.S. prosecutors in New York said. Urogynecologist

  • Groups sue over Alabama abortion law; judge blocks Mississippi ban
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    Groups sue over Alabama abortion law; judge blocks Mississippi ban

    The lawsuit is one of several the groups have filed or are preparing to file against states that recently passed strict anti-abortion measures in an effort to prompt the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark case that guarantees a woman's constitutional right to abortion.

  • 'Embodiment of evil': Jayme Closs kidnapper sentenced to die in prison
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    'Embodiment of evil': Jayme Closs kidnapper sentenced to die in prison

    Barron County Circuit Court Judge James Babler said Patterson, 21, admitted to having fantasies of "taking multiple girls, and killing multiple families" as he handed down a sentence with no possibility of release. "Mr. Patterson, you initially murdered two innocent parents, parents trying

  • Trump appeals ruling allowing banks to hand his financial records to Congress
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    Trump appeals ruling allowing banks to hand his financial records to Congress

    "We remain committed to providing appropriate information to all authorized investigations and will abide by a court order regarding such investigations," Deutsche Bank spokeswoman Kerrie McHugh said in an emailed statement. A spokesman for the Intelligence Committee declined to comment on

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    U.S. Supreme Court blocks redrawing of Ohio, Michigan electoral maps

    The lower courts found that the electoral maps in the two states had been drawn to entrench Republicans in power by manipulating boundaries in a way that reduced the voting clout of Democrats - a practice known as partisan gerrymandering - in violation of the U.S. Constitution. While both disputes involve

  • Mitsui's ITC begins paying claims following Texas tank fire
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    Mitsui's ITC begins paying claims following Texas tank fire

    Mitsui & Co Ltd's Intercontinental Terminals Co (ITC) has begun evaluating and paying claims to Houston area residents who missed work or incurred medical expenses following a March fire at its petrochemical storage facility, the company said on Friday. A three-day blaze at ITC's tank farm in

  • U.S. states want federal government to forgive disabled veterans' student loans
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    U.S. states want federal government to forgive disabled veterans' student loans

    Led by New Jersey Democrat Gurbir Grewal and Utah Republican Sean Reyes, the attorneys general said in a letter https://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/NAAG-Letter-to-Sec.-DeVos.pdf they welcomed federal efforts to make loan discharges easier to obtain, but said the Department of

  • Trump retweets doctored video of Pelosi to portray her as having 'lost it'
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    Trump retweets doctored video of Pelosi to portray her as having 'lost it'

    U.S. President Donald Trump, engaged in personal attacks on House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, retweeted a heavily edited video that falsely claimed the Democratic leader had difficulty speaking to reporters. In a Twitter posting late on Thursday, the Republican president wrote, "PELOSI

  • Colorado man pleads not guilty to murdering fiancé with baseball bat
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    Colorado man pleads not guilty to murdering fiancé with baseball bat

    A Colorado man accused of bludgeoning his fiancé to death with a baseball bat last year pleaded not guilty on Friday to murdering the young mother whose body has yet to be found, a court official said. Patrick Frazee, 33, was arraigned in Teller County District Court in Cripple Creek, Colorado on charges

  • U.S. House fails to pass disaster aid bill; second attempt likely next month
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    U.S. House fails to pass disaster aid bill; second attempt likely next month

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday failed to pass a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill supported by President Donald Trump, but is expected to try again early next month. Following Senate passage of the legislation on Thursday by a vote of 85-8, House leaders had hoped to win quick, unanimous

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    Pentagon eyes expanding DARPA future warfare research office

    The U.S. Department of Defense is close to expanding its legendary future warfare and technology agency DARPA by combining it with the Pentagon office in charge of adapting existing weapons to new uses, people familiar with the plans said. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency would absorb the

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    National Spelling Bee drops perfection as a prerequisite to entry

    The bee, which begins on Tuesday in an auditorium outside Washington and ends on Thursday with a live telecast on ESPN, will test the spelling mettle of a record 565 young people, age 7 to 15. While a handful of regions have traditionally sent more than one participant to the national contest, the new

  • Democrats grapple with 'electability' question as white men lead diverse field
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    Democrats grapple with 'electability' question as white men lead diverse field

    Democrats seeking to unseat Republican U.S. President Donald Trump in 2020 will choose from the largest and most diverse set of candidates in history - yet, so far, two older white men are leading the pack. The early dominance of former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders,

  • Trump campaign views healthcare as a 2020 campaign weapon
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    Trump campaign views healthcare as a 2020 campaign weapon

    U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign believes he can turn Republicans' biggest liability from last year's congressional elections - the debate about the future of healthcare in America - into a winning issue for his reelection. Some candidates have suggested abolishing private insurance

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    Heavy rains limit operations at Oklahoma refinery, oil pipeline

    Heavy rains and storms slamming the central United States forced the closure of a HollyFrontier Corp refinery in Oklahoma and a portion of Tallgrass Energy LP's crude oil pipeline on Thursday. Severe weather in the central United States has left three people dead on Thursday, local media said, as

  • Death toll from storms lashing central U.S. rises to seven
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    Death toll from storms lashing central U.S. rises to seven

    The latest in a line of destructive storms pounding the central United States killed at least three people as tornadoes raked across Missouri while heavy rain flooded rivers in Oklahoma, authorities said on Thursday. The three deaths and several injuries were recorded in and around Golden City, Missouri

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    Tallgrass embargoes deliveries of shut Pony Express pipeline segment

    Extensive flooding on the Cimarron River in Oklahoma required the temporary embargo on all movements into destinations located near Cushing, Oklahoma, the company said. The Pony Express pipeline has a capacity of 320,000 barrels per day. The pipeline starts in Guernsey, Wyoming, and flows southeast

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    Las Vegas businessman gets 50 years prison in $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme

    Edwin Fujinaga, 72, the former chief executive of MRI International Inc, was sentenced by Chief Judge Gloria Navarro of the Nevada federal court, following his conviction last November on 20 counts of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Fujinaga was also ordered to forfeit $813.3 million and

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    New York state regulator investigating pension transfer deals: sources

    At issue is whether brokers, who help put such deals together, solicited insurers who are not licensed in New York to take on the pension transfers, the people familiar with the matter said. The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), on Wednesday, issued subpoenas to units of Morgan

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    Florida executes man convicted of killing eight women in 1984

    (Reuters) - A 65-year-old man known as one of Florida's most notorious serial killers who had been convicted of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing eight women in 1984 was executed on Thursday.

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    Las Vegas businessman gets 50 years prison in $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme

    Edwin Fujinaga, 72, the former chief executive of MRI International Inc, was sentenced by Chief Judge Gloria Navarro of the Nevada federal court, following his conviction last November on 20 counts of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Fujinaga was also ordered to forfeit $813.3 million and

  • Reuters

    New York state regulator investigating pension transfer deals: sources

    At issue is whether brokers, who help put such deals together, solicited insurers who are not licensed in New York to take on the pension transfers, the people familiar with the matter said. The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), on Wednesday, issued subpoenas to units of Morgan

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    Trump says U.S. to keep close eye on 'American Taliban' Lindh after release

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States would be closely watching John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, after his release from prison.