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Six dead in crash of twin-engine plane in Texas

6 hours 39 min ago
All six people on board a twin-engine plane died when it crashed on a private ranch near an airport in Kerrville, Texas on Monday, officials said.
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Medicare hospital fund reserves likely to be exhausted in 2026: U.S. report

6 hours 45 min ago
Medicare's hospital insurance fund will be depleted in 2026, as previously forecast, and Social Security program costs are likely to exceed total income in 2020 for the first time since 1982, according to a government report released on Monday.
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Dow locks union workers out of Houston-area plant

7 hours 5 min ago
Dow Inc locked 226 employees out of its Houston-area chemical plant in Deer Park, Texas, on Monday afternoon after United Steelworkers union (USW) workers rejected the latest labor contract proposal, USW officials said.
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Kentucky Derby a magnet for human trafficking, officials warn

8 hours 5 min ago
Human traffickers are likely to prey on vulnerable young women and children at this year's Kentucky Derby, state and local officials warned on Monday, and urged spectators to be alert to people with matching tattoos or branding marks.
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U.S. records 71 new measles cases in week as outbreak spreads

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 6:46pm
The United States recorded 71 new measles cases last week, a 13 percent increase as the country faces its second-worst outbreak of the disease in almost two decades, federal health officials said on Monday.
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Washington student, Denver man among the dead in Sri Lanka blasts

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 5:18pm
A fifth-grade student at an exclusive private school in Washington, D.C., and a Denver man on a business trip were among the U.S. residents killed in the Sri Lanka Easter attacks, a media report and the man's employer said on Monday.
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Boys now allowed to dance on Minnesota high school teams

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 4:50pm
An organization that oversees high school sports in Minnesota has rescinded its rule preventing boys from joining their high schools' competitive dance teams.
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Leader of armed group at U.S. border boasted of assassination training: FBI

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 4:35pm
The head of an armed group that stops migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally allegedly boasted of training volunteers to kill former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an FBI agent said in court papers.
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U.S. appeals court denies Manning's bail request, upholds contempt finding

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 3:47pm
Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning will remain in jail after a federal appeals court on Monday denied her request to be released on bail, and upheld a lower court's decision to hold Manning in civil contempt for refusing to testify before a grand jury.
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U.S. Supreme Court takes up major gay, transgender job discrimination cases

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 2:54pm
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether U.S. law banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sex protects gay and transgender workers, as the conservative-majority court waded into a fierce dispute involving a divisive social issue.
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Philadelphia can exclude foster agency that won't work with same-sex couples: court

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:23am
Philadelphia can exclude a Catholic foster care agency from a program for placing children with foster families because it refuses to work with same-sex couples, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.
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Transgender U.S. adults have higher risk of poor health

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 10:35am
(Reuters Health) - Transgender adults may be more likely to have unhealthy habits and medical issues that negatively impact their quality of life than people whose gender identity matches what it says on their birth certificates, a U.S. study suggests.
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Leader of armed group stopping migrants at U.S.-Mexico border to face federal charges

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 10:11am
The leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants crossing into the United States from Mexico is expected in court on Monday as federal prosecutors crack down on civilians attempting to enforce immigration policy.
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Supreme Court takes up major gay, transgender job discrimination cases

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 10:10am
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether U.S. law banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sex protects gay and transgender workers, as the conservative-majority court waded into a fierce dispute involving a divisive social issue.
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FBI arrests leader of armed group stopping migrants in New Mexico

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 9:40am
The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico.
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Mexico warns of 'deep concern' over armed groups on U.S. border

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 9:40am
Mexico said on Saturday it had "deep concern" about armed groups that intimidate and extort migrants on the border, shortly after the ACLU and Democratic senators called for a probe into such citizen efforts to block migrants from crossing.
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Supreme Court to decide if LGBT workers protected under sex discrimination law

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 9:07am
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether U.S. law banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sex protects gay and transgender workers, as the conservative-majority court waded into a fierce dispute involving a divisive social issue.
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Companies warn Trump: Census citizenship question could be costly

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 7:06am
(This April 17 story corrects the tenth paragraph to show DeVere Kutscher is no longer executive director of the Census Business Coalition.)
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San Diego church-goers tackle woman holding baby, waving gun

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 9:07pm
Church-goers tackled a woman who held a 10-month-old baby, waved a gun and threatened to blow up the building at an Easter Sunday service in San Diego, leading to her arrest, police said.
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Top Democrats leave open option of Trump impeachment after Mueller report

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 7:09pm
Top congressional Democrats left the door open on Sunday to the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump, but said they would first need to complete their own investigations into whether he obstructed justice in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.
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