• With shelters at 'max' California border agents drop migrants at bus station
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    With shelters at 'max' California border agents drop migrants at bus station

    U.S. Border Patrol in the El Centro area of southern California said it began to drop migrants off at San Bernardino's Greyhound Station on Wednesday after it ran out of room to hold them. "It was a decision that was made because they couldn’t take any more families and obviously we cannot

  • Rural Iowans ponder Trump alternatives as China trade war drags on
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    Rural Iowans ponder Trump alternatives as China trade war drags on

    The world's two largest economies have been locked in a 10-month trade war that has roiled global supply chains and rattled financial markets. U.S. farmers, who helped carry Trump to his surprise 2016 election win, have been among the hardest-hit as China has imposed tariffs on imports of U.S. agricultural

  • U.S. Border agent accused of calling migrants 'savages' before knocking one over
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    U.S. Border agent accused of calling migrants 'savages' before knocking one over

    Agent Matthew Bowen sent the messages in November 2017, two weeks before he is accused of deliberately knocking over a Guatemalan man with his Border Patrol vehicle in Nogales, Arizona, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Tucson. Prosecutors Monica Ryan and Lori Price filed the documents

  • Supreme Court gives Merck another shot to avoid Fosamax lawsuits
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    Supreme Court gives Merck another shot to avoid Fosamax lawsuits

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave Merck & Co a new opportunity to avoid lawsuits accusing the company of failing to properly warn patients of debilitating thigh-bone fractures from taking its osteoporosis drug Fosamax, throwing out a lower court decision that had revived the litigation. The nine

  • White House does not need a 'strongman,' Hickenlooper says in 2020 policy speech
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    White House does not need a 'strongman,' Hickenlooper says in 2020 policy speech

    "I think history clearly demonstrates that when you have a so-called strongman - a dictator - you don't have rule of law," Hickenlooper said when asked at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs if that was a better approach to foreign policy than multilateralism.

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    Alabama police arrest suspect in shooting death of officer

    Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, was taken into custody about nine hours after the shooting, which happened on Sunday night when police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance and were met with gunfire, Auburn Police Chief Paul Register said. "It was relatively uneventful," Register said, describing

  • U.S. Supreme Court sides with Native American elk hunter
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    U.S. Supreme Court sides with Native American elk hunter

    The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Native American elk hunter, citing an 1868 treaty between his tribe and the U.S. government as it revived his legal challenge to a conviction for hunting out of season in Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming. It found that the treaty, which gave tribe members

  • Missouri governor expected to sign eight-week abortion ban into law
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    Missouri governor expected to sign eight-week abortion ban into law

    Missouri's Republican governor could sign a law as early as this week banning most abortions in the Midwestern state after the eighth week of pregnancy, part of a wave of restrictions aimed at driving a challenge of abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court. Republican Governor Mike Parson told reporters

  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects Iraqi man's torture-related deportation challenge
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    U.S. Supreme Court rejects Iraqi man's torture-related deportation challenge

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid to avoid deportation by a Christian Iraqi immigrant who argued he would be tortured if sent back to his home country for a drug conviction after more than three decades in the United States. The justices declined to hear an appeal by Amir Shabo, who was

  • U.S. Supreme Court takes no action in Indiana abortion cases
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    U.S. Supreme Court takes no action in Indiana abortion cases

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took no action on appeals seeking to revive two restrictive Republican-backed abortion laws from Indiana, even as debate rages over a new measure in Alabama that would prohibit the procedure almost entirely. Neither Indiana case was on the list of appeals on which the

  • Billionaire pledges to pay off Morehouse students’ debt
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    Billionaire pledges to pay off Morehouse students’ debt

    Video footage of Smith's remarks show mouths falling agape before students rise to their feet to cheer and applaud as the pledge is made. "This is my class, 2019, and my family is making a grant to eliminate their student loans," Smith said during his speech, pointing towards hundreds

  • Kamala Harris proposes equal pay measure to close gender gap
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    Kamala Harris proposes equal pay measure to close gender gap

    Harris' proposal aims to shift the burden from workers, who now must prove pay discrimination by employers, to corporations, which would have to show they eliminated pay disparities between men and women doing work of equal value. In 2017, full-time, year-round working women earned 80% of what male

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    Atlanta college graduation speaker pledges to pay off students' debt

    Video footage of Smith's remarks show mouths falling agape before students rise to their feet to cheer and applaud as the pledge is made. "This is my class, 2019, and my family is making a grant to eliminate their student loans," Smith said during his speech, pointing towards hundreds

  • Trump may pardon military men accused or convicted of war crimes: New York Times
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    Trump may pardon military men accused or convicted of war crimes: New York Times

    U.S. President Donald Trump has asked for files to be prepared on pardoning several U.S. military members accused of or convicted of war crimes, including one slated to stand trial on charges of shooting unarmed civilians while in Iraq, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Trump requested the immediate

  • Bernie Sanders proposes U.S. education overhaul in appeal to black voters
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    Bernie Sanders proposes U.S. education overhaul in appeal to black voters

    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled an education policy proposal on Saturday designed to pump billions of dollars into the public schools system, in a bid to appeal to black voters who shunned the U.S. senator during his previous presidential run. The 10-point plan Sanders detailed

  • Suspect arrested in Detroit murder that sparked serial killer fears
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    Suspect arrested in Detroit murder that sparked serial killer fears

    Detroit Police Chief James Craig told reporters at an impromptu afternoon news conference that minutes earlier detectives had taken the suspect, James Quill Cockerham, into custody in the death of 26-year-old Elizabeth Candice Nichole Laird. "I appreciate our friends in the media for really dispelling

  • Trump says 'good chance' Democrats will back his immigration, border plan
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    Trump says 'good chance' Democrats will back his immigration, border plan

    A day after unveiling a plan to shift to a "merit-based" immigration system, the Republican president said there was a "good chance" that Democrats would back him and provide funding to manage record migrant flows along the U.S.-Mexico border. "The Democrats now realize that

  • U.S. embassy issues Indonesia security alert ahead of election results
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    U.S. embassy issues Indonesia security alert ahead of election results

    The U.S. embassy in Jakarta has issued a security alert ahead of election results due on Wednesday, as Indonesian authorities have arrested nearly 30 suspected militants, including some who police say are able to detonate bombs using Wi-Fi networks. The embassy advised U.S. citizens to avoid areas where

  • Migrant families being flown to San Diego from Texas in U.S. border crisis
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    Migrant families being flown to San Diego from Texas in U.S. border crisis

    Hundreds of detainees from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities in Texas and elsewhere are being flown to San Diego for processing beginning on Friday, the agency said. This is making it difficult to process and release family units within 20 days of their arrival at a detention center

  • Nearly 180 former Ohio State University students claim sexual abuse by doctor
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    Nearly 180 former Ohio State University students claim sexual abuse by doctor

    Dr. Richard Strauss was accused of abusing at least 177 male students when he worked as a physician for the university's athletic department and the student health center from 1978 to 1998, the report said, detailing the findings of a year-long independent investigation. Staff members knew of the

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    New York seizes state's oldest credit union after ex-CEO's embezzlement plea

    New York's top financial regulator on Friday seized the state's oldest credit union, Municipal Credit Union, saying it suffered from "unsafe and unsound" conditions after its former chief executive pleaded guilty to embezzlement. The seizure by New York's Department of Financial

  • Former 'slave' in New York sex cult says founder ordered naked meetings
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    Former 'slave' in New York sex cult says founder ordered naked meetings

    The former "slave," Lauren Salzman, told jurors in federal court in Brooklyn that the group's leader, Keith Raniere, would preside over the meetings fully clothed. When he was unable to attend the meetings in person, the women would take a naked photo and text it to him - making sure he

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    Prosecutors say NYC policewoman sought murder of her husband and 14-year-old girl

    Officer Valerie Cincinelli, 34, was taken into custody by the FBI on Friday and charged in U.S. District Court in New York with conspiracy to commit murder. In the federal criminal complaint filed against Cincinelli, prosecutors allege that the 12-year New York Police Department veteran had been discussing

  • Detroit police deny 'serial killer' rumors sparked by woman's murder
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    Detroit police deny 'serial killer' rumors sparked by woman's murder

    The whispers apparently stem from the murder of 26-year-old Elizabeth Candice Nichole Laird, whose body was found in a dumpster outside an apartment building on the city's east side on Wednesday. "There is false information circulating on social media that there is a serial killer at large

  • As Fed seeks policy advice, officials visit a struggling New Jersey city
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    As Fed seeks policy advice, officials visit a struggling New Jersey city

    CAMDEN, N.J./PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Two top Federal Reserve officials went to Camden, New Jersey, on Friday, taking a different reading of the pulse of the U.S. economy by visiting what is by one measure the country's lowest-income city, as the central bank seeks advice on how to do a better job