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Clinton Portis, Carlos Rogers among former NFL players facing U.S. fraud charges

1 hour 13 min ago
Federal authorities on Thursday charged 10 former National Football League players over a scheme that allegedly defrauded more than $3.4 million from a healthcare program for retired athletes, such as by filing false claims for expensive medical equipment.
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Trump mocks teen climate activist Thunberg: 'Chill Greta, Chill'

1 hour 57 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump reprised his ridicule of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg on Thursday after the Swedish climate activist was named Time's Person of the Year for 2019.
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U.S. forecaster sees 70% chance for neutral weather during winter

2 hours 50 min ago
There is an about 70% chance of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) neutral conditions prevailing during the 2019-20 Northern Hemisphere winter, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday.
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U.S. watchdog finds $6.7 billion in questionable Medicare payments to insurers

4 hours 57 min ago
A U.S. government watchdog is raising fresh concerns that health insurers are exaggerating how sick Medicare patients are, receiving billions of dollars in improper payments as a result.
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Boston Marathon bomber seeks to avoid death penalty

5 hours 53 min ago
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Thursday will try to persuade a federal appeals court that the death sentence he faces is unfair because it was handed down by a tainted jury.
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Amid deadly U.S. mass shootings in 2019, heroes emerged

6 hours 37 sec ago
The relentless pace of American shootings did not slow in 2019. But amid the harrowing scenes, heroes also emerged.
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Sandy Hook families to get day in court against gunmaker

8 hours 5 min ago
Families of victims in the Sandy Hook school massacre that killed 20 children and six adults will get their day in court about nine years from the shooting.
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U.S. House approves Space Force, family leave in $738 billion defense bill

9 hours 33 min ago
The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a $738 billion defense policy bill providing the first paid family leave for all federal workers and the creation of a Space Force, a top military priority for President Donald Trump.
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Amid criticism, Trump signs order targeting anti-Semitism at universities

14 hours 3 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to prohibit federal funding for colleges and universities that allow anti-Semitism, but the move drew some criticism for potentially limiting free speech.
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U.S. prosecutors seek to jail Giuliani associate in campaign finance case

14 hours 21 min ago
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday asked a judge to jail an associate of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani while he awaits trial, saying he lied about his wealth when he negotiated his bail.
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Texas executes inmate convicted of killing prison supervisor

15 hours 1 min ago
Texas on Wednesday executed an inmate convicted of killing a prison boot factory supervisor because he was upset he had to work as a janitor.
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Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen seeks reduction in U.S. prison term

16 hours 33 min ago
Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for Donald Trump who became a key witness against the president for House Democrats, is seeking a reduction in his current three-year prison sentence, an attorney for Cohen said on Wednesday.
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U.S. poised to give federal workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave

16 hours 34 min ago
More than 2 million federal workers will get paid parental leave for the first time, for 12 weeks, following a birth or adoption, under U.S. legislation poised to pass the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
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Amazon on-time delivery slip reported after Cyber Monday sales surge

16 hours 47 min ago
On-time delivery rates fell for Inc van drivers in the latest week, consulting firm ShipMatrix said on Wednesday, but the online retailer said its performance was "far better than what's being reported" even as it dealt with record Cyber Monday orders and regional winter storms.
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U.S. House passes massive defense bill, heads to Senate

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 4:39pm
The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a $738 billion bill setting policy for the U.S. Department of Defense on everything from family leave to fighter jets and the creation of a Space Force that has been a priority for President Donald Trump.
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Motive unclear in deadly New Jersey kosher grocery rampage: officials

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 4:00pm
Investigators are not sure why two people launched a deadly attack at a New Jersey kosher grocery store, federal and state officials said on Wednesday, but a federal law enforcement source said it did not appear to be an act of terrorism.
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U.S. non-border immigration arrests fell despite Trump push

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 3:41pm
Non-border immigration arrests in the United States fell by 10 percent in the year to September from a year earlier, the latest U.S. data shows, a drop that the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said was partly due to the diversion of the agency's resources to the border.
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Harvey Weinstein reaches tentative $25 million settlement with accusers: NY Times

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 3:02pm
Harvey Weinstein and the board of his bankrupt film studio have reached a tentative $25 million settlement with dozens of women who accused the former Hollywood producer of sexual misconduct, The New York Times said on Wednesday, citing lawyers involved in the negotiations.
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Harvey Weinstein posts new bond as pledge he won't flee sexual assault trial

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 3:01pm
Harvey Weinstein posted additional security on Wednesday as a pledge that he will not flee a criminal sexual assault case brought by New York prosecutors, who had sought to increase his bail after he allegedly failed to wear his electronic ankle monitor.
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Democratic presidential hopeful Klobuchar sets out tough stance on China, Russia

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 2:38pm
Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar on Wednesday said she would rebuild U.S. foreign alliances and take tougher stances on U.S. relations with China and Russia than President Donald Trump if she is elected.
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