U.S. top court spurns Louisiana, Kansas on Planned Parenthood cuts

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women's healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states.

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10.Dec.2018


Accused Russian agent Butina poised to plead guilty-court filing

Accused Russian agent Maria Butina appeared poised this week to plead guilty in the case, after her lawyers and prosecutors filed a joint motion asking a federal judge on Monday to schedule a change of plea hearing this week.

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10.Dec.2018


Five children dead in Ohio house fire: local media

Five children ranging in age from one to nine have died following an overnight house fire in Youngstown, Ohio, local media reported on Monday.

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10.Dec.2018


Snow storm kills one, thousands without power in U.S. southeast

An intense snow storm was easing up on Monday after it dumped up to two feet of snow in Virginia, left one motorist dead in North Carolina and cut off power for more than 300,000 people in the U.S. southeast.

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10.Dec.2018


Winter storm kills one, knocks out power to 310,000 in U.S. Southeast

A powerful winter storm that struck the U.S. Southeast over the weekend killed at least one motorist, left more than 310,000 customers without power and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights on Sunday.

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09.Dec.2018


Storm hits Carolinas and officials warn of potential widespread power outages

A winter storm brought snowfall and freezing rain to North and South Carolina on Saturday, creating hazardous conditions on roads and threatening to leave hundreds of thousands of people without power, officials said.

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09.Dec.2018


Many U.S.-bound caravan migrants disperse as asylum process stalls

Thousands of Central American migrants spent weeks traveling north through Mexico in caravans, walking and hitching rides when possible, only for many to give up hope and turn back when they met resistance at the U.S. border.

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08.Dec.2018


U.S. appeals court will not restore Trump asylum order

A U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a defeat on Friday when it refused to allow his order barring asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally to take effect, while a court challenge proceeds.

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08.Dec.2018


U.S. Jesuits release names of clergy accused of sexual abuse

Two U.S. chapters of the Roman Catholic Church’s Jesuit order of clergyman on Friday released a list of 153 names of its clerics who have faced credible accusations of sexual misconduct spanning almost half the country.

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07.Dec.2018


North Carolina governor declares emergency over impending snowstorm

The governor of North Carolina declared a state of emergency on Friday as a major winter storm already drenching the southern plains states was expected to slam the southeast with snow and sleet this weekend.

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07.Dec.2018


Foie gras off Amazon.com's menu in California after settlement

Amazon.com Inc has agreed not to sell foie gras in California from birds that have been force fed and pay $100,000 in penalties and costs as part of a lawsuit settlement, a prosecutor said Friday.

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07.Dec.2018


White nationalist convicted of murdering protester in Charlottesville, Virginia

A white nationalist who drove his car into a crowd protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, killing one of the counterdemonstrators, was found guilty on Friday of first-degree murder and nine other counts.

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07.Dec.2018


Mueller: ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort lied to investigators about funds, contacts

U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to federal investigators about a payment and contacts with Trump administration officials, the U.S. special counsel investigating whether Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia said in a court filing on Friday.

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07.Dec.2018


Mountain lion that crossed freeways died after California wildfire

A Southern California mountain lion that crossed freeways dozens of times, evading potentially deadly traffic, has died after burning its paws during a wildfire, officials said on Friday.

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07.Dec.2018


Michigan medical officer ordered to trial over Flint water deaths

A Michigan judge on Friday ordered the state's chief medical officer to stand trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection to the contamination of the city of Flint's water supply, a crisis that resulted in 12 deaths.

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07.Dec.2018


Trump administration set to relax Obama-era water protections: report

The Trump administration is set to reduce the number of federally regulated waterways protected under the U.S. Clean Water Act in a bid to help the energy and agriculture industries, according to a media report on Friday.

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07.Dec.2018


NY judge orders rapper Cardi B to stay away from victims in brawl

A New York judge on Friday ordered rapper Cardi B to have no contact with two bartenders she allegedly attacked in a strip-club brawl, but allowed her to remain free after she skipped a court appearance earlier in the week.

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07.Dec.2018


U.S. Air Force missed four chances to stop Texas shooter buying guns

The U.S. Air Force missed four chances to block the shooter in 2017's deadly church attack in Texas from buying guns after he was accused of violent crimes while in the military, a report by the Department of Defense's inspector general said on Friday.

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07.Dec.2018


Trump says he will name State Department spokeswoman as U.S. ambassador to U.N.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he would nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, choosing a former TV anchor with little policy experience to lead U.S. diplomacy at the international organization.

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07.Dec.2018


NY police give all clear after CNN bomb threat

CNN's broadcast offices in New York City were evacuated by police on Thursday night for more than an hour after a caller said there were five bombs hidden in the Time Warner Center Building, disrupting the broadcaster's schedule, police said.

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07.Dec.2018