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AURORA, Ill. (Reuters) – The gunman who killed five fellow workers at an Illinois factory had just been fired, and the plant manager and a human resources official were among his victims, authorities said on Saturday. The exterior of the Henry Pratt valve assembly plant — where police say Gary Martin shot fellow employees and
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood after he was found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Vatican said on Saturday. Pope Francis has decided that the ruling, which followed an appeal by the man who was a power-broker as Archbishop of
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(Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided by the conservative-majority Supreme Court, legal experts said. People gather to protest against U.S. President
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution. The Republican president’s move to circumvent Congress represented a new approach to making good on
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FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen during a group portrait session for the new full court at the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back at the court after missing
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FILE PHOTO: Teachers, students and members of the community march toward the Denver Central Library, where contract negotiations between school district and teachers union officials continue, as Denver public school teachers strike for a second day in Denver, Colorado, U.S., February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Michael Ciaglo DENVER (Reuters) – Denver teachers and school district officials reached
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PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) – One year after the Valentine’s Day massacre inside a Florida school, students and families leading a nationwide push for gun safety will pause on Thursday for the anniversary of the deadliest U.S. high school shooting. FILE PHOTO: The initials of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and a placard are placed on
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress on Thursday aimed to end a dispute over border security with legislation that would ignore President Donald Trump’s request for $5.7 billion to help build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border but avoid a partial government shutdown. U.S. President Donald Trump listens next to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross during
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BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal judge weighing whether Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants said on Wednesday both the Ivy League school and a non-profit suing it faced potential problems in proving their positions. FILE PHOTO: A seal hangs over a building at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi/File Photo U.S.
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to sign a bipartisan government funding deal as it stands now, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, adding that Trump could still change
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(Reuters) – Rap artist 21 Savage, who has been in custody in Georgia for nine days on immigration charges, was granted bond on Tuesday and will be released from custody on Wednesday, his attorney said. FILE PHOTO: Rapper 21 Savage poses for a photo before attending the Versace presentation in New York, U.S. December 2,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday it is requiring small drones to display registration numbers on the exterior to address concerns raised by U.S. security officials and to make it easier to identify owners. FILE PHOTO: A drone hovers at a viewpoint overlooking the Space Needle and skyline of tech hub
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DENVER (Reuters) – Thousands of Denver public school teachers walked picket lines for a second day on Tuesday, disrupting classes for some 92,000 students as union and school district officials resumed contract talks that broke down over the weekend. In the latest in a series of strikes to hit U.S. public school systems around the
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he has yet to decide whether to support an agreement reached by congressional negotiators to avert another partial government shutdown that includes no funds for
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and a prosecutor on Monday challenged the sentence of former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke for the murder of a black teenager, questioning whether the judge who imposed it followed the law due to his failure to account for other convictions. FILE PHOTO: Chicago police Officer
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday signed an order withdrawing more than two-thirds of the state’s National Guard troops from the U.S.-Mexico border, calling claims of an illegal immigration crisis there nothing but “political theater.” FILE PHOTO: California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom speaks after being elected governor of the state
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RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) – Virginia Democrats pressured Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax to resign on Monday over accusations of sexual assault, which he denies, but held off on pursuing impeachment, with the Republican speaker of the state House urging restraint. Fairfax is one of three top state Democrats engulfed by scandal this month. Governor Ralph Northam
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