• 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

  • California utility in big 2015 gas leak had failed to probe leaks for decades
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    California utility in big 2015 gas leak had failed to probe leaks for decades

    Because Southern California Gas, a unit of Sempra Energy, had failed to investigate and analyze leaks since the 1970s, the consequences of such corrosion were not understood, leading to the 2015 incident, the report found. The report was commissioned by two state regulatory agencies, the California

  • Illinois governor eyes $41.5 billion plan to rebuild state's infrastructure
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    Illinois governor eyes $41.5 billion plan to rebuild state's infrastructure

    Illinois would spend $41.5 billion over six years to rebuild roads, bridges, schools and other facilities that have fallen into "dire shape," under a preliminary plan floated by Governor J.B. Pritzker on Friday. The Democratic governor's plan, which was distributed to lawmakers and seen

  • 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

  • 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

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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

  • Corporations, events face boycott threats over U.S. abortion laws
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    Corporations, events face boycott threats over U.S. abortion laws

    A day after Maryland and Colorado officials told staff not to travel to Alabama to protest its abortion law passed Tuesday, people took to Twitter to say they were cancelling convention visits and beach vacations in the state. Hangout Fest, a May 16-19 music festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama was targeted

  • 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

  • In nod to 2020, Trump pitches U.S. immigration overhaul
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    In nod to 2020, Trump pitches U.S. immigration overhaul

    Trump's plan, roundly panned by Democrats and immigration advocacy groups, is aimed at trying to unite Republicans - some who want to boost immigration, others who want to restrict it - ahead of next year's presidential and congressional elections. "If for some reason, possibly political

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    Net neutrality supporter sentenced for death threats to FCC Chairman Pai

    A California man was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty for threatening to kill the family of U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai over the regulator's successful effort to repeal net neutrality rules. The Justice Department said Markara Man, 33,

  • Second U.S. appeals court rules Trump cannot end protections for 'Dreamers'
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    Second U.S. appeals court rules Trump cannot end protections for 'Dreamers'

    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said in its ruling that the 2017 rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program violated administrative law because the policy change was not adequately explained. The ruling reversed a decision by a federal court

  • Architect I.M. Pei dies at age 102: New York Times
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    Architect I.M. Pei dies at age 102: New York Times

    Pei, whose portfolio included a controversial renovation of Paris' Louvre Museum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, died overnight, his son Chien Chung Pei told the newspaper. Ieoh Ming Pei, the son of a prominent banker in China, left his homeland in 1935, moving to the United States

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    Factbox: Selected works of architect I.M. Pei

    I.M. Pei, whose modern designs and high-profile projects made him one of the best-known and most prolific architects of the 20th century, has died, the New York Times reported on Thursday. Some of his better-known works included: * National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado: Finished

  • Alabama boycott builds as states retaliate against abortion law
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    Alabama boycott builds as states retaliate against abortion law

    A day after the southern state passed the country's most restrictive abortion law, Maryland's Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot said he would advise his state's $52 billion pension fund to divest from Alabama, and urged other states to follow suit. Colorado's Democratic Secretary