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America's nuclear headache: old plutonium with nowhere to go

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:25am
AMARILLO, Texas (Reuters) - In a sprawling plant near Amarillo, Texas, rows of workers perform by hand one of the most dangerous jobs in American industry. Contract workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pantex facility gingerly remove the plutonium cores from retired nuclear warheads.
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Job seeker from Manchester allegedly steals, crashes interviewer's car in South Carolina

St. Charles News from - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:15am
The woman was charged with motor vehicle theft; driving under the influence; and possession, receiving or disposing of a stolen vehicle, according to a news report.
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Judge refuses to dismiss criminal case against Greitens

St. Charles News from - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:05am
Defense lawyers had argued that the criminal case against Gov. Eric Greitens should be dismissed because of the actions of prosecutors and a former FBI agent investigating the case. Prosecutors denied their claims.
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Barbara Bush's legacy could inspire discussions on end-of-life care

St. Charles News from - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:05am
Advocates for end-of-life planning praised the Bush family's decision to go public with her preferences for coping with terminal illness.
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Ben Franklin was cut from 'Hamilton,' but the Decemberists still tell his story

St. Charles News from - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:00am
‘Hamilton” may just be leaving St. Louis, but fans of the hit musical can possibly get another small taste of it next week from an unexpected source: the Decemberists.
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Students to walkout across the United States in call for gun reforms

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 5:16am
LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Thousands of students across the United States will mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School by walking out of classes on Friday, in a show of unity intended to put pressure on politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.
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How pot holiday 4/20 got its start with 5 California high school stoners

St. Charles News from - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 5:00am
How the marijuana-loving world came to mark the occasion of 4/20 is believed traceable to five Northern California men now in their 60s with bad backs and graying hair. Here's the story:
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Three defense witnesses to testify in Cosby sex assault retrial

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:34am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Three witnesses are expected to testify on Friday for the defense in the trial against comedian Bill Cosby, who is accused of drugging and sexual assaulting a former friend more than a decade ago.
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Some 50 members of migrant caravan reach Mexico, U.S. border

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:22am
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of 50 Central American migrants who set out from southern Mexico in late March have reached the U.S. border, having endured the long journey despite threats by President Donald Trump to secure the border with National Guard personnel.
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California does 'poor job' in assisting homeless: state auditor

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:12am
(Reuters) - California does a poor job helping homeless people who live in cars, abandoned buildings and on the street find shelter and must do more to address the problem in their state that leads the nation in homelessness, the state's auditor said on Thursday.
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2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

St. Charles News from - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:19am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.
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The Latest: Trump claims vindication after memos released

St. Charles News from - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:09pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey's memos (all times local):
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Reports: Wells Fargo to be fined $1B as early as Friday

St. Charles News from - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:04pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators plan to fine Wells Fargo as much as $1 billion as early as Friday for abuses tied to its auto-lending and mortgage businesses, The New York Times and other news outlets reported, citing unnamed…
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Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

St. Charles News from - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation.
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Gun-control activists rally near Columbine High School ahead of walkouts

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:18pm
LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Colorado gun control activists rallied on Thursday near Columbine High School, calling for an end to gun violence one day before the 19th anniversary of the massacre there and a planned nationwide student walkout.
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Valero's Texas City refinery hit by explosion, fire

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 8:56pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - An explosion set off a huge fire at Valero Energy Corp's 225,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Texas City, Texas, refinery on Thursday afternoon but the fire was quickly contained, according the City of Texas City Emergency Management office.
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New York governor presses banks, insurers to weigh risk of NRA ties

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 8:49pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday ramped up pressure on banks and insurers to revisit whether their ties to the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups harm their reputations and the public interest.
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Lance Armstrong settles U.S. federal fraud case for $5 million: attorney

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 8:47pm
(Reuters) - Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong on Thursday agreed to pay $5 million to settle a federal suit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs, his attorney and federal officials said.
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Cosby sex assault retrial to go to jury next week: judge

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 8:30pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Prosecutors wrapped up their sexual assault case against comedian Bill Cosby on Thursday as experts offered conflicting testimony about the drugs he is accused of giving a then-friend before allegedly raping her.
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Shooter fires through Florida restaurant window, kills 2 deputies

St. Charles News from - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 7:55pm
Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz identified the slain deputies during a news conference as Sgt. Noel Ramirez, 30, and Deputy Taylor Lindsey, 25.
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