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Deadly flooding forces evacuations across U.S. South, Midwest

Domestic News from Reuters - 12 hours 36 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. Southern Plains and Midwest braced for more flooding on Thursday as snow-melting temperatures and heavy rains swelled waterways after claiming the lives of at least two people, including a child, and forcing hundreds of people to evacuate.
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U.S. students protest gun laws, Trump considers arming teachers

Domestic News from Reuters - 17 hours 41 min ago
WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers as a way to stop more U.S. rampages.
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Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to U.S. presidents, dies at 99

Domestic News from Reuters - 19 hours 48 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who counseled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years in the pulpit, died on Wednesday at the age of 99, a spokesman said.
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Trump says arming teachers could help prevent school massacres

Domestic News from Reuters - 21 hours 17 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that arming teachers could help prevent massacres like last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, voicing support for an idea backed by the National Rifle Association gun rights group.
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Pennsylvania Republicans ask Supreme Court to block new congressional map

Domestic News from Reuters - 21 hours 35 min ago
(Reuters) - Pennsylvania Republicans on Wednesday filed an emergency appeal asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a new congressional map drawn by the state's top court from taking effect ahead of this year's mid-term elections.
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Judge dismisses New York Columbia University student's claims over rape reports

Domestic News from Reuters - 22 hours 29 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a Columbia University student's lawsuit accusing the school of acting with deliberate indifference after she was sexually assaulted twice as a freshman in her dormitory room.
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Ex-Arkansas judge who bartered in sexual favors sentenced to prison

Domestic News from Reuters - 22 hours 34 min ago
(Reuters) - A former Arkansas district judge has been sentenced to five years in prison on charges that included granting leniency to defendants in his court if they gave him sexual favors in return, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday.
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U.S. students turn to gun-control group after school shooting

Domestic News from Reuters - 22 hours 35 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When they got prayers and thoughts from U.S. lawmakers after a massacre at a Florida high school that left 17 students and teachers dead, thousands of young people turned to the country's largest gun-control advocacy group to learn how to make their voices heard.
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New York man pleads guilty to attempting to support to Islamic State

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:35pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former plumbing assistant from New York City pleaded guilty on Wednesday to attempting to provide material support to Islamic State.
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Family of black man killed by Washington police gets $3.5 million settlement

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The city of Washington will pay $3.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of an unarmed black man who was shot to death by police in 2016, officials said on Wednesday.
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New sealed charges brought in case against ex-Trump campaign manager

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against two of President Donald Trump's former campaign officials, a court record indicated on Wednesday.
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Laws have failed: Florida survivors demand action on guns

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:41pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Survivors of last week's deadly Florida high school shooting poured into the state capital, Tallahassee, on Wednesday to demand that lawmakers restrict sales of assault rifles, and hundreds of students joined scattered sympathy protests around the United States.
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More than $500,000 raised for 13 siblings held captive in California

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:23pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Thirteen siblings in Southern California who authorities say were beaten, shackled and abused by their parents can count on more than $500,000 in donations that local groups have raised for their care.
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Lawsuits challenge Electoral College system in four U.S. states

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:15pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A coalition that includes a Latino membership organization and a former Massachusetts governor filed lawsuits on Wednesday challenging how four U.S. states allocate their Electoral College votes in presidential elections.
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Family of black man killed by Washington police get $3.5 million settlement

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The city of Washington and the family of an unarmed black man shot to death by police in 2016 have agreed to a $3.5 million settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit, officials said on Wednesday.
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U.S. hate groups proliferate in Trump's first year, watchdog says

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:40pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. hate groups expanded last year under President Donald Trump, fueled by his immigration stance and the perception that he sympathized with those espousing white supremacy, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday
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'Laws have failed,' say Florida survivors in push to limit gun sales

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:18pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of people including teenaged survivors of last week's deadly Florida high school mass shooting poured into the state capital Tallahassee on Wednesday demanding that lawmakers limit sales of assault rifles.
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Fresh U.S. criminal charges filed in special counsel's Manafort case

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:22pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the criminal case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against President Donald Trump's former senior campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, a court record seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed.
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Truck was on tracks despite gates when struck by Amtrak train: U.S. report

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:03pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A garbage truck was on the tracks despite lowered safety gates when it was struck by a train carrying Republican lawmakers in a fatal crash last month in rural Virginia, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday.
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Tyson Indiana pork plant resumes operations after two-day shutdown

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:02pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc's hog processing plant in Logansport, Indiana returned to normal operations on Wednesday after resolving a production-related problem that idled the facility since midday on Monday, a company representative said.
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