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In first, transgender woman wins Democratic nomination for Vermont governor

5 hours 24 min ago
Vermont Democrats made Christine Hallquist the first openly transgender person to win a major party nomination for statewide office in U.S. history as she clinched Tuesday's primary election for governor.
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Pennsylvania report details decades of sexual abuse by priests

6 hours 45 min ago
Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period and silenced victims through "the weaponization of faith" and a systematic cover-up campaign by their bishops, the state attorney general said on Tuesday.
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Florida university latest to cut ties with China's Confucius Institute

6 hours 49 min ago
The University of North Florida will close a campus branch of a Chinese-run cultural institute, the latest U.S. college to do so amid criticism from U.S. legislators that China uses the institute to influence American higher education.
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As more women run for office, U.S. state legislatures are poised to change

7 hours 14 min ago
As women line up to run for U.S. political office at historic rates, state legislatures - where some of America's most critical policy decisions get made - could see a slew of new female lawmakers after November's vote, according to a Reuters analysis of election data.
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Lightning storms mass over California, Oregon as wildfires blaze

7 hours 46 min ago
Storm clouds gathered over southern Oregon and northern California early on Wednesday, threatening to spark more wildfires with lightning strikes as emergency crews battled several deadly blazes, forecasters said.
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Turkish court rejects U.S. pastor's appeal, upper court yet to rule: lawyer

7 hours 54 min ago
One Turkish court has rejected an American Christian pastor's appeal to be released from house arrest and for his travel ban to be lifted, but an upper court is yet to rule on the appeal, his lawyer told Reuters on Wednesday.
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New Mexico judge gets death threats after granting bail to Muslim compound members

8 hours 20 min ago
A New Mexico judge received death threats and Islamophobic abuse on Tuesday a day after she granted bail to five Muslims charged with child abuse and accused of training children at their compound to carry out attacks, court officials said.
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Mayor of Washington D.C. joins El Salvador town to celebrate migration milestone

9 hours 25 min ago
Far from U.S. President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration, the people of a small coastal town in El Salvador on Tuesday celebrated half a century of their links to Washington D.C. - joined by the capital's mayor.
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Midwest battleground states tap candidates for midterm elections

9 hours 46 min ago
Voters chose nominees on Tuesday in the key battleground states of Wisconsin and Minnesota, setting up what are expected to be tight races as November's congressional elections draw near.
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Evacuations, rescues as 'historic' floods hit northeastern U.S.

11 hours 50 min ago
New Jersey declared a partial state of emergency on Tuesday as forecasts for further heavy rainfall posed new danger in parts of that state, New York and Pennsylvania, where rescuers hauled people from waterways, flooded cars and homes.
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Turnout in Minnesota, Wisconsin primaries surges to two-decade highs

12 hours 25 min ago
Voter engagement in the 2018 midterm races remains feverish, primaries in notable swing states Wisconsin and Minnesota showed on Tuesday.
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New Mexico Judge gets death threats after granting bail to compound members

14 hours 31 min ago
A New Mexico judge received death threats on Tuesday a day after she granted bail to two men and three women charged with child abuse and accused of training children at their compound to carry out attacks, court officials said.
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Yosemite reopens its valley, as flames and smoke linger

16 hours 5 min ago
The heart of Yosemite National Park in California, shut down for nearly three weeks due to a deadly wildfire, was reopened to the public on Tuesday, but smoke lingered in the air and a key route to the park's best known landmarks remained closed.
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Wisconsin, Minnesota primaries to gauge strength of opposition to Trump

16 hours 46 min ago
States such as Wisconsin helped drive Donald Trump’s surprising presidential win two years ago, and Tuesday's primaries there and in neighboring Minnesota could serve as a barometer of opposition strength headed into the November midterm elections.
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Outrage, praise as New Mexico compound members granted bail

17 hours 9 min ago
A New Mexico judge's decision to grant bail to two men and three women charged with child abuse and accused of training children at their remote compound for attacks was slammed by the state's governor and many locals but praised by others who said they posed no danger.
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Nine hurt as Denver gas explosion levels residential building

17 hours 20 min ago
Nine people were injured, one critically, on Tuesday when a natural gas explosion leveled a Denver apartment house, a fire department spokesman said.
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Ford to invest $740 million in Detroit train station, city development project

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 6:11pm
Ford Motor Co disclosed Tuesday it will spend $740 million on a project to revamp Michigan Central Station, Detroit’s historic but dilapidated former rail station, as well as other neighborhood sites.
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U.S. lawsuit over photos at U.S.-Mexico border crossings is revived

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 6:03pm
A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit by border policy activists challenging the constitutionality of a U.S. government policy requiring advance permission to take photos or shoot film at ports of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Nine hurt as gas explosion levels Denver building

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 5:56pm
Nine people were injured, one critically, on Tuesday when a natural gas explosion leveled a Denver apartment building, a fire department spokesman said.
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Trump administration sued over Arkansas' Medicaid work requirements

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 4:57pm
Advocacy groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the decision by President Donald Trump's administration to allow Arkansas to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients in the state.
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