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North Carolina teachers join 'Red for Ed' walkouts for higher pay

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:07pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - Thousands of North Carolina teachers marched to the state capitol on Wednesday in a call for higher pay and increased education spending after similar protests from teachers in other states seeking more money for schools.
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$500 million settlement reached in Nassar sex abuse scandal

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:45am
(Reuters) - Sexual abuse victims of disgraced gymnastics Dr. Larry Nassar and Michigan State University have reached a tentative settlement in which the university will pay the victims $500 million, attorneys for both sides said on Wednesday.
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Power outages linger as U.S. Northeast recovers from deadly storm

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:51am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A violent spring storm that killed at least five people in the northeastern United States downed trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power on Wednesday.
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Hundreds of thousands remain without power after deadly storm pounds U.S. Northeast

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 8:38am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people remained without power in the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday after ferocious storms packing fierce winds and hail battered the region, killing three people.
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North Carolina teachers rally for more funds in latest U.S. school walk-out

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:07am
RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - Thousands of North Carolina teachers were expected to rally at the capitol on Wednesday for higher pay and increased education spending in a walk-out that follows similar protests from teachers in other states seeking more money for schools.
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Texas to execute man dubbed 'Lovers' Lane' killer for 2003 murder

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:06am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas on Wednesday plans to execute a man dubbed the "Lovers' Lane" killer who was convicted of a 2003 ambush attack on a remote road in San Antonio where he tried to rob another man in a parked car and then fatally shot him.
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Two Pennsylvania men due in court in quadruple murder case

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:02am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Two Pennsylvania men accused of luring four young men to a farm with the promise of marijuana, shooting them dead and then burning their bodies in a pig roaster were due in court in the murder case on Wednesday.
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U.S. Northeast storms kill two, snarl transport, cause power outages

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 1:39am
(Reuters) - Powerful storms carrying high winds, torrential rain and hail slammed heavily populated parts of the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday, knocking over trees that killed two people, snarling transport and causing widespread power outages.
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California judge tosses state's physician-assisted suicide law

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 7:05pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California judge on Tuesday overturned the state's physician-assisted suicide statute, ruling that lawmakers did not have the authority to pass it during a special session convened to take up healthcare legislation.
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U.S. judges weigh fate of program protecting young immigrants

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:53pm
NEW YORK/PASADENA, California (Reuters) - A panel of three appeals court judges in California on Tuesday asked the federal government to defend its decision to end a program protecting from deportation some immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children, who are often referred to as "Dreamers."
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U.S. agency seeks new authority to disable threatening drones

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Homeland Security Department on Tuesday told Congress that the agency needs new legal authority to track threatening drones and disable or destroy them if necessary.
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Cyber attack delays Atlanta mayor's first budget pitch

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:12pm
(Reuters) - Atlanta's 2019 budget process has been delayed by a March cyber attack that scrambled a swath of government data, temporarily closing courts, halting bill payments and slowing other key services in the most devastating "ransomware" assault on a major U.S. city, a city spokesperson said on Tuesday.
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Ash threatens Hawaii communities after volcano explosions

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:09pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Rockfalls and explosions at the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano shot ash into the air on Tuesday as residents for the first time in the 12-day eruption got text messages from county officials warning them the ash could cause eye and breathing irritation.
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Golf: Former PGA Player of the Year Ford dies at 95

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:07pm
(Reuters) - Two-times major champion Doug Ford died in Florida on Monday night at the age of 95, the PGA Tour announced.
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Storms slam U.S. Northeast, snarling transport and causing power outages

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:01pm
(Reuters) - Powerful storms packing high winds, torrential rain and hail slammed heavily populated parts of the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday, snarling transport and causing widespread power outages in an area home to tens of millions of people.
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U.S. judge refuses to dismiss ex-Trump aide Manafort's criminal case

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:39pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge dealt President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort a major blow on Tuesday by refusing to dismiss criminal charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, after Manafort claimed that Mueller's probe has run amok and should be reined in.
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Groups sue to stop Iowa's 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:05pm
(Reuters) - Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union's Iowa branch said they sued on Tuesday to stop a state law that would impose the strictest abortion limits in the United States from taking effect.
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U.S. state lawsuits against Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic mount

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 4:54pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Litigation against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is intensifying as six more U.S. states on Tuesday announced lawsuits, accusing the company of fueling a national opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing its prescription painkillers to generate billions of dollars in sales.
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U.S. state attorneys general sue Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 3:21pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Six more U.S. states on Tuesday announced lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the company of fueling a national opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing its prescription painkillers to generate billions of dollars in sales.
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Family of Waffle House victim in Nashville sues accused shooter's father

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 2:54pm
(Reuters) - The family of one of the four people killed in last month's shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the accused shooter's father, saying he improperly gave his son access to weapons.
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