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SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) – A gunman entered a church in a small town in southeast Texas on Sunday and began firing, resulting in many fatalities and injuries, a county commissioner told Reuters. The gunman was killed several miles from the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, about 40 miles (65 km) east of San
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(Reuters) – Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years when she claimed a dominant victory over Kenyan three-times champion Mary Keitany on Sunday. Nov 5, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Shalane Flanagan celebrates after winning the professional women’s division at the 2017 TCS New York
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – This week’s deadly truck attack in New York could not deter blind Japanese runner Toshiaki Ito from joining 50,000 fellow competitors in the city’s marathon this Sunday. “I will not be defeated by it,” Ito, a 59-year-old banker, said as he picked up his race number three days after an Uzbek
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Thousands of Central Americans and Haitians living in the United States under special status no longer need to be shielded from deportation, the U.S. Department of State told Homeland Security officials this week, according to the Washington Post. A Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bus is seen parked outside a
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Washington man was arrested near the White House on Friday after telling a Secret Service officer he had “dropped explosives” in the area, the agency said. The White House seen from outside the north lawn fence in Washington September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque The suspect, Ervin Pettaway, 33, was immediately taken
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation to continue a federal insurance program for millions of lower-income children and pregnant women, but with an ongoing funding battle it could be weeks before the program gets more money. FILE PHOTO: A pregnant woman stands on a scale before receiving a prenatal
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Many of the immigration initiatives launched by the Trump administration in recent weeks target one kind of migrant: children. Students gather in support of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) at the University of California Irvine Student Center in Irvine, California, U.S., October 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake The measures are aimed
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) – A military judge began deliberating U.S. Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl’s sentence on Thursday, after prosecutors said the soldier should spend 14 years behind bars for endangering troops in Afghanistan in 2009 and the defense urged no prison time. U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl leaves the courthouse after both the prosecution
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives’ energy committee on Wednesday said it wants more information about the role played by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in contracts for rebuilding Puerto Rico’s power grid after Hurricane Maria. Members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue team conduct a search
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. farmers have overwhelmed state governments with thousands of complaints about crop damage linked to new versions of weed killers, threatening future sales by manufacturers Monsanto Co (MON.N) and BASF SE (BASFn.DE). FILE PHOTO: Monsanto’s research farm is pictured near Carman, Manitoba, Canada on August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Zachary Prong/File Photo Monsanto is
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(Reuters) – Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) executive director Ricardo Ramos sent a letter to utility industry trade groups requesting assistance for power restoration crews, a Puerto Rico government official said on Tuesday. Puerto Rico’s flag is seen as a worker of Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority (PREPA) repairs part of the power grid
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