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Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged in Florida prostitution sting

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 5:04pm
Robert Kraft, owner of the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots, was charged in Florida with soliciting prostitution after he was captured on video engaging in sex acts with a worker at a massage parlor, police said on Friday.
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Singer R. Kelly charged with sexually abusing teenage girls

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 5:03pm
Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly was charged on Friday with criminal sexual abuse of at least three teenagers under age 17, the local state's attorney said, following years of allegations against the 52-year-old R&B singer.
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Florida mayor jailed, 'lucky he's not dead' after allegedly shooting at deputies

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 3:59pm
The mayor of a Gulf Coast Florida city was lucky to be alive, albeit in jail, on Friday, the day after he fired two shots at sheriff's deputies during a pre-dawn raid at his home, authorities said.
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Virginia Republicans want Democrat's sex assault accusers to testify

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 3:43pm
Virginia Republican lawmakers on Friday said they plan a hearing where two women who have accused the state's Democratic lieutenant governor of sex assault can testify about their allegations.
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U.S. Senators launch bipartisan probe into rising insulin prices

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 3:34pm
Two top U.S. senators launched an investigation into rising insulin prices on Friday, sending letters to the three leading manufacturers seeking answers as to why the nearly 100-year-old drug's cost has rapidly risen, causing taxpayers to spend millions of dollars a year.
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Trump administration bans abortion referrals at U.S.-funded clinics

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 3:06pm
The Trump administration said on Friday that taxpayer-funded family planning clinics which primarily serve low-income Americans will no longer be able to refer patients for abortions, a move that critics vowed to challenge in court.
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North Carolina orders new U.S. House election after 'tainted' vote

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 2:59pm
North Carolina's elections board on Thursday ordered a new election for a U.S. House seat after officials said corruption surrounding absentee ballots tainted the results of a 2018 vote that has embarrassed the Republican Party.
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U.S. Coast Guard officer accused of terror plot could face more charges

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 2:12pm
(This version of the Feb. 21st story corrects spelling to Hasson from Hassan in last paragraph)
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Florida mayor jailed, but 'lucky he’s not dead' after shooting at deputies

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 2:08pm
The mayor of a Gulf Coast Florida city was lucky to be alive, albeit in jail, on Friday after firing two shots at sheriff's deputies when they tried to execute a search warrant at his home, authorities said.
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Singer R. Kelly charged with sexual abuse: court records

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 2:03pm
Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly was charged on Friday with multiple counts of criminal sexual abuse, following years of allegations of sexual misconduct, according to court documents posted online.
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Robert Kraft, owner of NFL's Patriots, charged in Florida prostitution sting

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 1:35pm
Robert Kraft, owner of the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots, was charged in Florida with soliciting prostitution after he was captured on video engaging in sex acts with a worker at a massage parlor, police said on Friday.
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Record-setting snowstorm buries parts of Arizona

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 1:28pm
A winter storm in the U.S. Southwest that dumped snow on Arizona made travel treacherous on Friday as strong winds pushed powdery snow into drifts and forecasters predicted the blizzard would continue into the night.
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'El Chapo' to seek new trial after juror admits breaking rules

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 1:24pm
Convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman intends to seek a new trial after one of the jurors who convicted him told Vice News that jurors read media about the case despite the judge's instructions not to, a lawyer for Guzman said in a court filing on Friday.
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California couple plead guilty to torturing their 13 children

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:54pm
A Southern California couple accused of beating, shackling and starving their 13 children held captive in the family's home pleaded guilty on Friday to multiple charges including torture, child abuse and false imprisonment.
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Time's Up leader resigned after sexual allegation against son

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:37pm
The leader of the Time's Up group set up last year to fight sexual harassment resigned after her own son was accused of sexual misconduct, the organization said on Friday.
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NFL champion team owner Robert Kraft charged in police sting with soliciting prostitute

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 11:51am
Robert Kraft, the owner of the NFL Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, was charged with two counts of soliciting a prostitute in Jupiter, Florida, in a police sting on a massage parlor, police said on Friday.
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U.S. judge will not block Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan health venture's new hire

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 11:11am
A federal judge on Friday declined to block a UnitedHealth Group Inc unit's former executive from working at a new healthcare venture launched by Amazon.com Inc, Berkshire Hathaway Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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U.S. farmers receive $7.7 billion in trade aid to date: USDA

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:33am
U.S. Department of Agriculture has paid out $7.7 billion so far to farmers, William Northey, Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation, said on Friday, in aid designed to offset the negative impact of tariff imposition.
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New pipelines drain West Texas crude stocks to four-month low

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:20am
Crude inventories in West Texas dropped this week to the lowest in four months after a converted pipeline began transporting crude from the nation's biggest shale oil field to the U.S. Gulf Coast, data from market intelligence provider Genscape showed.
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War memorial or religious symbol? Cross fight reaches U.S. high court

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 7:42am
When Fred Edwords first drove by the 40-foot-tall (12 meters) concrete cross that has stood for nearly a century on a busy intersection in suburban Maryland outside the U.S. capital, his first reaction was, "What is that doing there?"
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