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U.S. judge shreds main claim in Parmesan cheese labeling lawsuits

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 5:03pm
A federal judge on Thursday dismissed the central claim in lawsuits accusing five food producers and retailers of deceiving consumers by using "100% Grated Parmesan Cheese" labels to describe products that contained cellulose, an anti-clumping agent made from wood pulp.
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Former Harvard president defends school in Asian-American bias trial

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 2:57pm
Former Harvard University President Drew Faust on Thursday rejected claims that the Ivy League school discriminates against Asian-American applicants, saying that doing so would be "totally at odds with what we believe."
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Trump's final campaign stretch rattled by twin calamities

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:41pm
When Donald Trump met with advisers about his plans for campaign appearances in the final weeks for the battle for control of the U.S. Congress, the president surprised them by insisting they add more events to an already-crowded schedule.
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Pittsburgh synagogue massacre suspect enters not guilty plea

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:56am
Appearing defiant and swaggering, the man charged with killing 11 worshipers in a Pittsburgh synagogue, pleaded not guilty on Thursday in a federal court as the Jewish community buried three more of the dead.
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Tennessee set to execute double murderer by electrocution

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:28am
Tennessee plans to execute 63-year-old Edmund Zagorski by electrocution on Thursday night after the condemned man requested not to be put to death by lethal injection.
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NiSource discloses criminal probe of Massachusetts gas pipeline explosions

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 8:51am
Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation of utility company NiSource Inc over gas explosions and fires in three Massachusetts communities that killed one person and injured at least 21 others in September, the company disclosed on Thursday.
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Pittsburgh synagogue massacre suspect pleads not guilty

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 8:48am
The man charged with opening fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue and killing 11 worshipers pleaded not guilty on Thursday in federal court to all 44 counts against him, including hate crimes and firearms offenses.
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Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 8:28am
The man charged with murdering 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue in a shooting spree on Thursday pleaded not guilty to all 44 counts against him, including hate crimes and firearms offenses.
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U.S. ambassador to Russia diagnosed with early-stage cancer: report

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 7:59am
U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has early-stage cancer and is being treated, according to comments he gave to a Utah-based newspaper in an interview published on Thursday.
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NiSource discloses criminal probe into Massachusetts gas pipeline explosions

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 7:47am
Federal prosecutors have begun a criminal investigation into utility company NiSource Inc over gas explosions and fires in three Massachusetts communities that killed one person and injured at least 21 others in September, the company disclosed on Thursday.
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Tenth child dies from viral outbreak at New Jersey facility

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 7:19am
A 10th child died has in a viral outbreak at a rehabilitation center in northern New Jersey, where 27 young patients with compromised immune systems have been confirmed with adenovirus infections, state health officials said.
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Pittsburgh synagogue massacre suspect to be arraigned

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 3:29am
The avowed anti-Semite accused of opening fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue and killing 11 worshipers is scheduled to appear in federal court on Thursday, as three more victims of the massacre are laid to rest.
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Woman survives six days in Arizona desert after crash

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 8:02pm
A 53-year-old woman survived six days in the Arizona desert on grass and water after crashing her car, before being rescued by a rancher and highway workers who were chasing a cow, police and local media said on Wednesday.
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Groundskeeper in Bayer in U.S. weed-killer case accepts reduced award

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 6:30pm
The school groundskeeper who won a jury trial against Bayer AG's Monsanto unit over allegations that the company's glyphosate-containing weed-killers caused his cancer, accepted a court-mandated reduced punitive damages award on Wednesday.
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Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect faces new charges as funerals continue

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 6:21pm
A federal grand jury on Wednesday charged the man accused of killing 11 worshipers in a Pittsburgh synagogue with additional hate crimes and firearms offenses, as the Jewish community held more funerals for victims of the worst anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history.
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Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect charged with 44 counts

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 6:21pm
The suspect in a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh that killed 11 worshipers has been charged on a total of 44 counts, up from 29 counts previously, according to a federal indictment filed on Wednesday.
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Pittsburgh Jews begin healing with ancient shiva mourning custom

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 6:21pm
Behind the deli counter at a Jewish market in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, AJay Herskowitz provides brisket and comfort to a community shaken by tragedy. 
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Trump hardens stance on Mexico border, says 15,000 troops could be sent

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 5:20pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States could send as many as 15,000 troops to the border with Mexico, as he hardens his stance against a caravan of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in Central America.
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Mattis rejects criticism of sending U.S. troops to border

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 4:49pm
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday rejected criticism that deploying thousands of troops to the border with Mexico was a political stunt.
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After Saudi sisters found dead by New York river, police hunt clues

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 4:46pm
New York police were still trying to piece together on Wednesday a mystery over two young women whose bodies were discovered a week ago on the rocky Manhattan shore of the Hudson River, bound together with duct tape around their waists and ankles.
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