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Top USA Gymnastics board members bow to resignation demands

1 hour 17 min ago
(Reuters) - Three USA Gymnastics board members resigned on Monday, bowing to demands for a shake-up at the sport's governing body after revelations that the long-time national team doctor sexually abused dozens of female athletes, some as young as 10 years old.
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Five missing after Oklahoma oil and gas drilling site explosion

1 hour 30 min ago
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Five workers were missing after a fiery explosion on Monday at an oil and gas drilling site in eastern Oklahoma, officials said.
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Congressman, ousted from ethics panel, asks it to investigate him

1 hour 35 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Less than three days after he was removed from the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee, Republican lawmaker Patrick Meehan asked the panel to investigate allegations he engaged in sexual harassment and misused official resources.
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Government shutdown fizzles on spending, immigration deal in Congress

1 hour 35 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress voted on Monday to end a three-day U.S. government shutdown, approving another short-term funding bill as Democrats accepted promises from Republicans for a broad debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants.
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Tennessee man takes plea deal in murder of student Holly Bobo

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:59pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Dylan Adams, one of three men charged in the 2011 murder of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo, accepted a plea deal on Monday that will send him to prison without parole for 35 years.
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CDC director urges flu vaccinations as pediatric deaths mount

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:54pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Of the 30 U.S. children who have died from the flu so far this season, some 85 percent had not been vaccinated, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who urged Americans to get flu shots amid one of the most severe flu seasons in years.
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Pennsylvania court orders new congressional map due to gerrymandering

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:49pm
(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top court on Monday threw out the state's congressional map, ruling that Republican legislators unlawfully sought partisan advantage, and gave them three weeks to rework it in a decision that could boost Democratic chances of retaking the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Three USA Gymnastics board members resign in wake of sex abuse scandal

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:39pm
(Reuters) - Three USA Gymnastics board members resigned on Monday in the wake of its former team physician sexually abusing female gymnasts, a step the organization said would support its reform efforts.
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Former Fiat Chrysler VP pleads guilty in U.S. union corruption probe

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:34pm
(Reuters) - Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV vice president Alphons Iacobelli pleaded guilty on Monday in connection with a U.S. investigation into allegations he made at least $1.5 million in improper payments to senior union officials, the U.S. attorney's office in Detroit said.
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House passes measure to fund government and end shutdown

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:32pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a short-term measure on Monday to fund the federal government through Feb. 8 and end a three-day government shutdown.
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Man sent to prison for up to 60 years in Pennsylvania school stabbings

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:11pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A western Pennsylvania man was sentenced on Monday to up to 60 years in prison for stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard with two kitchen knives in a high school rampage in 2014.
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U.S. requires tougher cargo screening from Middle East airports

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:43pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday it will require six Middle Eastern carriers to undergo enhanced cargo screening as part of an effort to raise global aviation security.
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Kentucky accuses McKesson of helping fuel opioid epidemic

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:07pm
(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Monday accused drug distributor McKesson Corp of helping fuel the opioid epidemic by failing to halt shipments of suspiciously large or frequent orders by pharmacies of prescription painkillers.
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Senators forge deal to end government shutdown

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:23pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators struck a deal on Monday to lift a three-day government shutdown as Democrats agreed to end the standoff in exchange for President Donald Trump's Republicans promising a debate on the future of young illegal immigrants.
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Vermont becomes ninth U.S. state to legalize marijuana

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:16pm
(Reuters) - Vermont became the ninth U.S. state and third in the Northeast to legalize recreational marijuana use on Monday when Republican Governor Phil Scott signed a bill passed by the legislature earlier this month.
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Judge rejects Uber $3 million settlement with New York drivers

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:15pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge refused to grant preliminary approval for Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] proposed $3 million class-action settlement with 2,421 New York drivers who accused the ride-sharing company of retaining excessive fees from their fares.
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Body broker who sold diseased remains is convicted of fraud

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 2:36pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Detroit businessman who sold and leased donated body parts for two decades was convicted Monday of defrauding medical customers by selling them diseased human remains.
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Five workers missing in explosion at Oklahoma drilling site: sheriff's office

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 2:17pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Five workers remained missing after a gas explosion occurred on Monday at a drilling site in eastern Oklahoma, according to Pittsburg County Emergency Management Department.
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Senators strike deal to end government shutdown

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 2:12pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators struck a deal on Monday to lift a three-day government shutdown and try to end a fight between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Republicans over immigration and border security.
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Pennsylvania court: congressional map unconstitutionally gerrymandered

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 1:19pm
(Reuters) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday threw out the state's congressional map as unconstitutionally gerrymandered and gave lawmakers until Feb. 9 to redraw the boundaries, a decision that will have major ramifications for the 2018 midterm elections.
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