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Father who forgave son for family's murder asks Texas to spare his life

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 1:26pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas man who survived a deadly domestic attack hatched by his son is pushing the state to grant clemency to the condemned man, although it has never spared a death row inmate solely at the formal request of the victim's family.
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Stunned by massacre, U.S. students demand tighter gun controls

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 12:58pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Stunned by last week's bloodiest high school shooting in U.S. history, students across the country were mobilizing on Sunday for stronger gun laws, while Florida officials contemplated when to reopen their badly shaken school.
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Florida school massacre suspect on authorities' radar in 2016: media

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 12:45pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A teenager accused of fatally shooting 17 people at a Florida high school was investigated by police and state officials as far back as 2016 after slashing his arm in a social media video, and saying he wanted to buy a gun, but authorities determined he was receiving sufficient support, newspapers said on Saturday.
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Republicans face first test of tax cuts' power to sway voters

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 11:08am
WASHINGTON, Penn (Reuters) - Mark Marran, an operations manager for a Fortune 500 company, voted for Donald Trump. Two weeks ago he noticed an extra $100 in his bimonthly pay check, courtesy of sweeping tax cuts passed by the Republican Congress late last year.
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Firearms debate rages as Florida rally coincides with gun show

Domestic News from Reuters - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:53am
MIAMI (Reuters) - Student survivors of a mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school called for gun restrictions on Saturday during an angry and somber rally, but attendees at a nearby gun show said firearms could not be blamed for the massacre.
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Florida school massacre suspect on authorities' radar in 2016: report

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 3:16pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A teenager accused of shooting to death 17 people at a Florida high school was investigated by police and state officials as far back as 2016 after slashing his arm in a social media video, and saying he wanted to buy a gun, but authorities determined he was receiving sufficient support, a newspaper said on Saturday.
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Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 3:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday.
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Weinstein Company removes president and chief operating officer Glasser

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 3:11pm
(Reuters) - The board of the Weinstein Company has dismissed the beleaguered film studio's president and chief operating officer, less than a week after he was cited for failing to act on employee harassment complaints.
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Pressure mounts on FBI director to resign as Florida community reels

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 3:08am
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Pressure is mounting on the FBI director to resign after his agency admitted it failed to investigate a warning that the man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun and the desire to kill.
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FBI admits failure to act on Florida school gunman, drawing anger

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 8:22pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Friday it had failed to act on a tip warning that the man now accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun, the desire to kill and the potential to commit a school shooting.
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Trump had affair with Playboy model: New Yorker report

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:37pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump had an affair with a Playboy model at the same time he was in a relationship with a porn star and the National Enquirer tabloid paid the model $150,000 to prevent her story being made public, the New Yorker reported on Friday.
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FBI admits failure to act on Florida school gunman, draws anger

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:33pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Friday that it had failed to act on a tip warning that the man now accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun, the desire to kill and the potential to commit a school shooting.
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South Carolina teen who fatally shot two charged as adult

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:59pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A 15-year-old accused of killing his father and driving to a South Carolina elementary school playground in 2016 where he opened fire and fatally wounded a 6-year-old student, will be tried as an adult, a South Carolina judge ruled on Friday.
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Confluence of crises crashes Trump's 'Infrastructure Week'

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:58pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This was supposed to be “Infrastructure Week” for U.S. President Donald Trump, a time to unveil a long-promised plan to create jobs by revitalizing America's roads and bridges.
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U.S. charges three with exporting drone parts to Lebanon's Hezbollah

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:46pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal authorities have charged three men with illegally exporting drone parts and other material from the United States to Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.
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Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:22pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Arkansas judge on Friday dismissed a Monsanto Co lawsuit aiming to stop Arkansas from blocking the use of a controversial farm chemical the company makes, dealing a blow to its attempts to increase sales of genetically engineered seeds.
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15-year-old boy charged with murder, assault in Kentucky school shooting

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:18pm
(Reuters) - Gabriel Parker, 15, was charged with two counts of murder and 14 counts of first-degree assault in the January shooting at a Kentucky high school, according to Marshall County Circuit Court documents released on Friday.
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Yemeni man pleads guilty in U.S. to trying to join Islamic State

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:17pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Yemen-born New York City resident on Friday pleaded guilty to attempting to provide support to Islamic State, admitting that he tried to join the organization and urged someone else to join too.
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Maryland jury awards $37 million to family of woman shot by police: report

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:13pm
(Reuters) - A Maryland jury has awarded more than $37 million in damages to the family of an armed black woman who was fatally shot by Baltimore County police in a 2016 standoff, the Baltimore Sun reported on Friday.
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Russians charged with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian Internet agency and more than a dozen Russians interfered in the 2016 U.S. election campaign in a multi-pronged effort to support Donald Trump and disparage rival Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Special Counsel said in an indictment on Friday.
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