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Los Angeles prosecutors review sex assault cases against actors Seagal, Anderson

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:51pm
The Los Angeles District Attorney's office said on Thursday that it was reviewing new sexual assault cases involving three celebrities: film producer Harvey Weinstein, action movie star Steven Seagal, and actor Anthony Anderson, the star of the television comedy series "Black-ish."
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Tennessee executes man for 1985 rape, murder of seven-year-old girl

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:05pm
Tennessee conducted its first execution in nearly a decade on Thursday, administering a lethal injection to a man convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl he was babysitting.
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Mechanic becomes latest person killed in California fires

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 10:41pm
A mechanic helping to fight one of several major wildfires in California was killed in a traffic collision on Thursday, bringing the death toll from that blaze to eight, officials said.
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Florida school shooting families want board removed

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 9:58pm
A group of parents whose children were killed in the Parkland, Florida school shooting on Thursday called for their school district board to be ousted for failing to ensure security before students return to classes next week.
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Brooklyn imam dismayed by family's tragedy at New Mexico compound

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 8:12pm
A prominent New York City Muslim cleric said on Thursday that he was baffled by events leading to his grandson's presumed death and the arrest of his son and four other adult relatives on charges of abusing children at a compound in New Mexico.
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U.S. reunions of immigrant families grind to a near halt

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 7:50pm
The number of immigrant children in U.S. care who have still not been reunited with their families after being separated at the Mexican border has barely budged in the past week, as the government struggles to locate parents no longer in the United States.
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New Mexico compound girls briefly reunited with grandfather

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 7:22pm
Two girls who were among 11 children taken from a New Mexico compound raided last week by police were briefly reunited on Thursday with their grandfather, who said that with their parents in jail he wanted to take them to his home in Egypt.
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Mechanic latest to die in fight against California fires

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 6:04pm
A mechanic helping to fight one of several major wildfires in California died in a traffic collision on Thursday, bringing the death toll from that blaze to eight, officials said.
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Judge orders migrants returned to U.S. in midst of deportation flight

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:21pm
A federal judge on Thursday ordered an immigrant mother and daughter brought back to the United States after learning during a court hearing that the government had put them on a deportation flight to El Salvador.
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U.S. appeals court orders EPA to ban pesticide said to harm children

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:53pm
A divided federal appeals court on Thursday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban a widely-used pesticide that critics say can endanger children and farmers.
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Oklahoma teen who killed parents, siblings gets life in prison

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:37pm
An Oklahoma judge sentenced a 19-year-old on Thursday to five consecutive life terms after he was convicted of joining his older brother in bludgeoning and stabbing their parents and three siblings to death in 2015, court documents showed.
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Science Applications International wins $597 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:32pm
Science Applications International Corp has been awarded a $597 million U.S. defense contract for the production and delivery of integrated command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
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Supreme Court clears way for Tennessee to execute murderer

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 3:51pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday denied a last-ditch petition seeking to halt the execution by Tennessee of a man convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl he was babysitting.
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Supreme Court clears way for Tennessee to execute murderer of girl

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 2:35pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday denied a last-ditch petition seeking to halt the execution by Tennessee of a man convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl he was babysitting.
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Mechanic fighting California wildfire dies in traffic collision

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 1:26pm
A mechanic helping to fight one of several major wildfires in California died in a traffic collision on Thursday, bringing the death toll from that blaze to eight, officials said.
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Oklahoma teenager who killed family sentenced to life in prison

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 1:08pm
An Oklahoma judge sentenced a 19-year-old on Thursday to five consecutive life sentences after he was convicted of joining his older brother in bludgeoning and stabbing their parents and three siblings to death in 2015, court documents showed.
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Firefighters make progress in quelling California's largest wildfire

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:00pm
Firefighters battling the largest recorded wildfire in California's history made progress in extinguishing the flames, even as the blaze grew overnight, the state fire agency said on Thursday.
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Mechanic killed in road accident while fighting Carr Fire in California

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:58am
A heavy equipment mechanic working for California fire authorities and assigned to the Carr wildfire was killed on Thursday as a result of traffic accident, officials said, bringing the death toll from that blaze to eight.
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After disaster alert failures, U.S. moves toward national system

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:49am
In California last month, two young children and their great-grandmother died in a wildfire that family members say they never saw coming.
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New Mexico child abuse suspects accused of training children for shootings

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 9:18am
Five adults charged with abusing 11 children at a New Mexico compound, where they were found ragged and starving, were training those children to use firearms to commit school shootings, prosecutors said in court documents on Wednesday.
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