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New York top court clears man held six years at Rikers Island without trial

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:00pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided New York State Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, on Thursday threw out the indictment of a man who spent more than six years in the Rikers Island jail in a Manhattan murder case, saying his constitutional right to a speedy trial was violated.
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West Virginia man admits to fraud tied to Boston art heist

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:44pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A West Virginia man pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges he fraudulently offered to sell some of the $500 million in artwork that was stolen from a Boston museum in 1990 and never recovered, even though he had no access to the paintings.
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U.S. charges Chicago trader with stealing bitcoin

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:22pm
(Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a Chicago trader with wire fraud for allegedly stealing $2.06 million of bitcoin and litecoin from his employer.
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Seattle ICE lawyer admits stealing immigrants' identities for cash

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:15pm
(Reuters) - The former chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Seattle pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to a scheme to steal the identities of immigrants for financial gain.
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U.S. groups sue Trump administration over teen pregnancy grant cuts

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:56pm
(Reuters) - Planned Parenthood, other organizations and a Washington state county filed lawsuits on Thursday challenging a decision by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to defund more than $200 million in teen pregnancy prevention programs.
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Gun restraining order might have thwarted Florida shooting: experts

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:55pm
(Reuters) - A few U.S. states have laws allowing police and family members to obtain orders barring people suspected of being a threat from possessing guns, but Florida does not. Some gun control proponents and legal experts said Wednesday's school shooting might have been thwarted if it had.
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FBI was warned about Florida man accused of killing 17 at school

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:21pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned in September about an ominous online comment by the 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people at his former high school but was unable to locate him, an agent said on Thursday.
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New York top court clears man held 6 years at Rikers Island without trial

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:17pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided New York State Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, on Thursday threw out the indictment of a man who spent more than six years in the Rikers Island jail in a Manhattan murder case, saying his constitutional right to a speedy trial was violated.
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Senate rejects immigration bills after Trump veto threat

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:50pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate failed to advance any legislation to protect "Dreamer" immigrants on Thursday, falling short of the 60 votes needed to move forward on four proposals including one backed by President Donald Trump and two bipartisan measures.
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New York police sergeant cleared in deadly shooting of woman: union

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:07pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City police sergeant was found not guilty of all charges on Thursday in the 2016 death of a emotionally disturbed woman whom he shot as she wielded a baseball bat in her apartment, the officer's union said.
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U.S. senator questions FEMA over Puerto Rico contracts

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 2:10pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Senate's budget panel has questioned the federal disaster response agency about two contracts totaling more than $180 million, awarded to companies that failed to deliver the goods to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico last year.
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FBI was warned about accused Florida gunman but unable to locate him

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 1:58pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned last year about an ominous online comment by the 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people at his former high school but was unable to locate him, an agent said on Thursday.
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White House rejects bipartisan Senate immigration plan

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 1:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House rejected on Thursday a bipartisan U.S. Senate proposal to protect young "Dreamer" immigrants and tighten border security, saying it would weaken enforcement of current law and produce a flood of illegal immigration.
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U.S. court says Trump travel ban unlawfully discriminates against Muslims

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 1:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries violates the U.S. Constitution by discriminating on the basis of religion, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday in another legal setback for the policy.
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Citizens United loses free speech appeal over New York donor rules

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 1:45pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a constitutional challenge by the conservative group Citizens United to New York state's requirement that registered charities disclose their donors annually.
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Trump says will make schools safer after Florida shooting

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 1:05pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called for healing and peace one day after a gunman killed at least 17 people at a Florida high school, saying his administration would work to improve school safety and address mental illness.
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Congress urges railroads to meet looming safety deadline

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 1:02pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chair of a congressional committee on Thursday urged U.S. railroads and transit agencies to meet a looming deadline to install an anti-crash technology called positive train control after a series of recent crashes.
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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' to face U.S trial in September

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:29pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Thursday set a Sep. 5 trial date for Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" who is jailed in the United States on drug trafficking and conspiracy charges.
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FBI was warned about alleged Florida gunman, could not locate

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:29pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned last year about an ominous online comment by the 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people in his former high school but was unable to locate him, an agent said on Thursday.
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Washington state likely to deny permits for Trump oil drilling plan: official

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:08pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Washington state is preparing to reject land leases and easements to stymie the Trump administration's plan to allow oil drilling off its shores, an official of the Pacific northwest state said on Thursday.
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