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(Reuters) – A former Stanford University swimmer found guilty of sexual assault in California has appealed his conviction after serving a sentence that many condemned as an example of how the justice system fails to take such crimes seriously enough. FILE PHOTO: Brock Turner, the former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman,
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(Reuters) – Charlottesville authorities failed to protect public safety and free speech during a white nationalist rally over Confederate statues that turned deadly in the Virginia college town in August, an independent review said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Members of white nationalists clash against a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 12, 2017.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Many U.S. flight attendants lack the training in how to deal with complaints of on-board sexual harassment, an industry union and Democratic lawmakers say, raising questions about whether airlines are prepared to protect passengers from predatory men. FILE PHOTO: A plane prepares to land over a cyclist during unseasonably warm weather
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly urged senior Senate Republicans over the summer to end the Senate Intelligence Committee’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including the panel’s chairman, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing several lawmakers and aides. U.S. President Donald Trump looks up as reporters ask questions about the future
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Energy and mineral production on federal and tribal land generated $7.1 billion in disbursements in fiscal year 2017, $1 billion more than the previous year, the U.S. Interior Department said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks at the Interior Department in Washington, U.S., April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 400 U.S. Marines and their artillery are leaving Syria after helping to capture the city of Raqqa from Islamic State, the U.S.-led coalition fighting the militant group said on Thursday. Last month, U.S.-backed militias declared victory in Raqqa, Islamic State’s former headquarters in Syria, after months of fighting with the
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(Reuters) – Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk said on Tuesday The Boring Company will compete to fund, build and operate a high-speed Loop connecting O‘Hare Airport to downtown Chicago. Elon Musk, founder, CEO and lead designer at SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla, speaks at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition II in Hawthorne, California, U.S., August 27,
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – NBC News fired popular “Today” show host Matt Lauer after a colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior, the network said on Wednesday, making him yet another rich and powerful man to be felled this year by accusations of harassment. His termination sent shockwaves through U.S. morning television, where Lauer has
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department will extend greater leniency to companies that voluntarily alert authorities when they learn employees have paid bribes to foreign officials. FILE PHOTO: The exterior of the U.S. Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington, DC, U.S. on July 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo The new guidelines will allow
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(Reuters) – A suspect died shortly after being taken into police custody in Reno, Nevada late on Tuesday after opening fire from a downtown apartment complex and holding a hostage, local media reported. Police shot the unidentified suspect who died on the way to the hospital after an hours-long standoff with authorities, local ABC affiliate
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday takes up a major test of privacy rights in the digital age as it weighs whether police must obtain warrants to get data on the past locations of criminal suspects using cellphone data from wireless providers. FILE PHOTO: A woman uses her phone to photograph One
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative and liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared reluctant to broaden protections for corporate insiders who blow the whistle on securities law violations or fraud by their companies. U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas During an hour-long argument in the case, several justices
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(Reuters) – Police were searching for a 3-year-old girl who went missing from her bedroom in Jacksonville, North Carolina, after being put to bed on Sunday night, the local sheriff’s office said. Mariah Woods may have been abducted, according to an alert issued by the state’s Department of Public Safety. The girl wears orthopedic braces
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