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Trump signals he's open to mileage tax with praise of Oregon program

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:57am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday praised an experimental program in Oregon that charges a mileage tax to volunteer drivers, adding to signals that President Donald Trump is open to finding new revenue sources to pay for his proposed infrastructure program.
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Florida school massacre survivors push lawmakers for assault gun ban

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:20am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dozens of teenaged survivors of the second-deadliest public school shooting in U.S. history marched on Florida's capital on Wednesday to ask lawmakers to ban sales of assault rifles of the sort used to kill 17 students and educators last week.
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Number of U.S. hate groups jumps 20 percent since 2014: watchdog

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:09am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. hate groups rose again in 2017, during President Donald Trump's first year in office, and has surged 20 percent since 2014, a U.S. civil rights watchdog said on Wednesday.
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U.S. top court refuses to widen whistleblower protections

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:58am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to broaden protections for corporate insiders who call out misconduct, throwing out a lawsuit brought against a real estate trust by a former employee who had reported alleged wrongdoing internally but not to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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U.S. top court forbids seizure of ancient Persian artifacts

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:52am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Americans injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem cannot seize ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago museum to satisfy a $71.5 million court judgment against Iran, which they had accused of complicity in the attack.
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Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to presidents, dies at 99

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:16am
(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 on the pulpit, died on Wednesday at the age of 99, a spokesman said.
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Secret Service reopens area around White House after suspicious car

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:00am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service reopened streets around the White House and allowed workers back into an evacuated building on Wednesday after authorities cleared a suspicious car parked nearby.
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Survivors of Florida school massacre rally for gun ban in state capital

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 8:13am
TALLAHASSEE/PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Student activists from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff were shot and killed began a march to the state capital of Tallahassee on Wednesday, where they were to meet with lawmakers to call for a ban on assault-style weapons.
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U.S. Secret Service responds to suspicious vehicle near White House

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:42am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service is responding to a suspicious vehicle near the White House and the new executive building is being evacuated, it said in a post on Twitter on Wednesday.
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Florida rally to ban assault-style weapons set for Wednesday

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 6:48am
PARKLAND/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Student activists from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff were shot and killed will call for a ban on assault-style weapons when they meet with lawmakers and hold a rally on Wednesday in Tallahassee, the state capital.
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Alabama policeman killed trying to apprehend murder suspect: media

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 5:31am
(Reuters) - A police officer in Mobile, Alabama was shot and killed as he was attempting to apprehend a murder suspect late on Tuesday, local media reported.
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Rally calling for ban on assault-style rifles to be held in Tallahassee

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 5:18am
PARKLAND/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Student and parent activists from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff members were slain last week in a shooting rampage will hold a rally on Wednesday at the state capital, calling for a ban on assault-style rifles.
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Video of gun owner's assault on an AR-15 goes viral after Florida mass shooting

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:28am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A video of a man cutting his semi-automatic weapon in half has gone viral following last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, prompting a social media movement decrying easy access to high-powered assault rifles.
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Survivors of Florida school shooting launch gun control push

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:21pm
PARKLAND/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Dozens of students and parents from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff members were slain last week in a shooting rampage arrived in the state capital of Tallahassee on Tuesday to lobby for a ban on assault-style rifles.
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'Making of a Murderer' case may go to Supreme Court: report

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:43pm
(Reuters) - A Wisconsin man convicted of murder in the case that was chronicled in the Netflix documentary, "Making of a Murderer," on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to toss out his 2005 confession that his attorneys claim was coerced by investigators, the Washington Post reported.
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Steven Cohen loses bid to seal lawsuit alleging sexism at Point72

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:09pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen's request to temporarily seal a lawsuit accusing his hedge fund firm Point72 Asset Management LP of sexism toward women.
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Missouri residents sue over radioactive material storage sites

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:07pm
(Reuters) - Residents living near landfill sites in the St. Louis area where radioactive waste has been stored filed lawsuits on Tuesday seeking compensation, claiming negligence in handling materials they said were some of the most dangerous on Earth.
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Democrat picks up seat in special election for Kentucky legislature

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:02pm
(Reuters) - A Democrat easily won a Kentucky House of Representatives special election on Tuesday, the 37th U.S. legislative seat flipped to the party from Republicans since Donald Trump's 2016 election as president, the Democratic National Committee said.
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Trump administration sued over detention of immigrant children

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 8:46pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York civil rights group on Tuesday sued Trump administration officials over what it called prolonged detention of immigrant children, blaming recent shifts in U.S. government policy for keeping children locked up without cause.
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FCC reversal of net neutrality rules expected to be published Thursday: sources

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 8:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to publish on Thursday its December order overturning the landmark Obama-era net neutrality rules, two sources briefed on the matter said Tuesday.
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