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National 2016-07-27T22:33:43+00:00
  • Truck driver formally indicted for 10 immigrant deaths in Texas
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A truck driver accused of smuggling immigrants inside a packed and sweltering tractor-trailer through Texas, 10 of whom died, was formally indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday on charges that can carry the death penalty, prosecutors said. ... read more
    Source: Reuters NewsPublished on 2017-08-17
  • Possession of small amounts of narcotics now minor offense in Oregon
    (Reuters) - Possession of small quantities of narcotics like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine are no longer felonies in Oregon under a measure signed into law by Governor Kate Brown, who said on Wednesday that it undoes laws that had unfairly targeted minorities and the poor. ... read more
    Source: Reuters NewsPublished on 2017-08-17
  • Violence prompts U.S. Congress to discuss militant threats
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional panel next month will hold a hearing on violent extremism, including threats from domestic militants, following a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly. ... read more
    Source: Reuters NewsPublished on 2017-08-17
  • Maryland judge reaffirms life sentences for D.C. sniper Malvo
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six life sentences for a man convicted in a deadly Washington area sniper spree when he was 17 have been allowed to stand after a Maryland judge found that he had not been given mandatory life terms, which the U.S. Supreme court has ruled unconstitutional for juveniles. ... read more
    Source: Reuters NewsPublished on 2017-08-17
  • New York Times editor testifies in Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit
    (Reuters) - The editor of the New York Times editorial board on Wednesday took the witness stand in a lawsuit filed by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who claims that a June editorial in the paper defamed her by linking her to a 2011 mass shooting. ... read more
    Source: Reuters NewsPublished on 2017-08-16
  • ‘Whose Streets?’ spotlights diverging narratives of Ferguson
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While America confronts the aftermath of protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, the story behind an incident that contributed to racial tensions in the United States is the subject of the newly released documentary "Whose Streets?" ... read more
    Source: Reuters NewsPublished on 2017-08-16
  • Baltimore removes four Confederate monuments
    (Reuters) - Work crews in Baltimore took down four monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy on Wednesday before dawn, avoiding protests of the sort that greeted the planned removal of a statue in the neighboring state of Virginia. ... read more
    Source: Reuters NewsPublished on 2017-08-16