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Gunfire rumors prompt brief lockdown at Washington state college

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:26pm
(Reuters) - A college near Seattle locked down its campus for about two hours on Friday, prompting police to respond to reports of gunfire that turned out to be unfounded, according to the college and police.
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U.S. top court mulls whether to take up 'Dreamers' dispute

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday discussed in private how to handle President Donald Trump's appeal of a judge's decision blocking his plan to end protections for young illegal immigrants dubbed "Dreamers," and the nine justices could announce as early as Tuesday whether they will take up the case.
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FBI failed to act on tip accused Florida gunman wanted to kill

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:03pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday said it mishandled a January tip that the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people in Florida had guns and the potential to carry out a school shooting.
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N.Y. judge says Charter must face lawsuit over slow internet

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:47pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Charter Communications Inc must face a lawsuit by New York's attorney general accusing the cable company of giving customers slower-than-advertised internet speeds, a New York state judge ruled in a decision made public on Friday.
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Police respond to rumors of gunfire at college in Washington state

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:48pm
(Reuters) - A college near Seattle locked down its campus on Friday morning as police responded to unconfirmed reports of gunfire, according to the college and police.
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FBI admits mishandling tip about accused Florida gunman

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:35pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday acknowledged that it mishandled a January tip that the 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school had guns and the desire to kill.
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Police respond to reports of gunfire at college in Washington state

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:15pm
(Reuters) - A college near Seattle ordered its campus on lockdown on Friday morning as police responded to unconfirmed reports of gunfire, according to the college and police.
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Al Qaeda operative gets life sentence for killing soldiers, bomb plot

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:07pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man convicted of participating in a 2003 attack on American soldiers in Afghanistan that killed two people and plotting to bomb a U.S. embassy in West Africa was sentenced to life in prison on Friday.
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Florida town mourns young victims after deadly school shooting

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:00am
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The families of a 14-year-old athlete and a college-bound 18-year-old on Friday held the first of 17 expected funerals for the victims of this week's rampage at a Florida high school, the latest in a series of deadly shootings at U.S. schools.
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U.S. Supreme Court weighs intervening in 'Dreamers' problem

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:46am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court could say on Friday whether it will consider President Donald Trump's appeal of a lower court decision blocking his order to end a program that shields hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
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Gone with the wind: storms deepen Florida's beach sand crunch

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:36am
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla (Reuters) - Down the palm tree-lined roads of northeast Florida's Flagler County, a half-dozen dump trucks are shuttling back and forth along the Atlantic coast pouring thousands of tons of sand onto the local beach.
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Grief and anger as Florida prepares to bury victims of school massacre

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:32am
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - As families prepared on Friday to bury victims of another U.S. mass shooting, grief mixed with anger amid signs of possible lapses in school security and indications that law enforcement may have missed clues about the suspected gunman's plans.
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Britain's Balfour says joint venture bags $1.95 billion U.S. airport contract

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:26am
(Reuters) - Britain's Balfour Beatty said on Friday its joint venture had won a $1.95 billion contract relating to building, financing and managing an airport transport system at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the United States.
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Telltale internet message may have foreshadowed Florida school massacre

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:00pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The 19-year-old man accused of shooting 17 people to death at a Florida high school legally purchased the assault rifle used in the killings and may have foreshadowed the attack in a social media comment investigated by the FBI last year, authorities said on Thursday.
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Rights group sues to block Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:38pm
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The ACLU filed a lawsuit on Thursday challenging an Ohio law that criminalizes abortions if a doctor performing a termination is aware that the woman has received a diagnosis that her fetus has Down syndrome.
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Senate rejects immigration bills, leaves Dreamers in limbo

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate rejected a series of bills to protect "Dreamer" immigrants on Thursday, leaving in limbo the future of 1.8 million young adults brought to the United States illegally as children.
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Former NY City teacher, brother charged with attempted bomb-making

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:30pm
(Reuters) - A former New York City high school teacher and his brother were arrested on Thursday and charged with attempting to build an explosive device after an investigation by the FBI, according to authorities.
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Accused Florida gunman visited restaurants, store after killing: police

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 7:07pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school fled hidden in a crowd of frightened students and visited two fast food restaurants before he was arrested less than two hours after the massacre, officials said on Thursday.
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U.S. officials warn 'intense' flu season to continue, urge shots

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:21pm
(Reuters) - Adults who get a flu shot are 36 percent less likely to get the disease, while for children the figure was an unexpectedly high 59 percent, U.S. health officials said on Thursday, predicting that the current "intense" season could continue for weeks.
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Two men arrested in New York City with bomb-making material: NY Times

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:15pm
(Reuters) - Authorities arrested two people in New York City on Thursday and planned to charge to them with building an explosive device after what they described a federal terrorism investigation, the New York Times reported, citing an unnamed law enforcement official.
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