Second U.S. judge blocks Trump administration from ending DACA program

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(Reuters) – A second U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program that protects immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children from deportation. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, cannot end in March as the Republican
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‘Chelsea Bomber’ receives two life sentences

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New Jersey man convicted of planting bombs in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood in 2016 received two life sentences on Tuesday, after expressing no remorse in a Manhattan courtroom for engineering the explosion that injured 30 people. “I don’t harbor hatred towards anyone,” Ahmad Khan Rahimi said in a courtroom
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Pennsylvania court set to redraw voting maps after governor veto

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(Reuters) – Pennsylvania’s top court was set to lay out new congressional voting districts for the state after Democratic Governor Tom Wolf on Tuesday rejected a version drawn by Republican legislative leaders as unfairly skewed in their party’s favor. In a 5-2 party-line vote, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Democratic majority last month invalidated the existing
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White powder sent to Washington building, housing Obama office: reports

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington police and fire officials on Tuesday removed a white powdery substance sent to the office building where former President Barack Obama leases space, but the material was found to be harmless, according to media reports. The local Fox affiliate said the incident was reported in the early afternoon at a building
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U.S. senators raise concerns about extent of sexual abuse in sports

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senators investigating sexual abuse in sports said on Tuesday they were concerned about “potential systemic issues” involving abuse after written responses from the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics did not provide significant new details about how they responded to accusations of abuse. The Senate subcommittee is waiting for responses from
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Few Americans reporting cryptocurrency trading to IRS for now: report

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Less than 100 people out of the 250,000 individuals who have already filed federal taxes this year through company Credit Karma reported a cryptocurrency transaction to U.S. tax authorities, the company said on Tuesday. This is despite nearly 57 percent of the 2000 Americans surveyed by the credit score startup and
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Pug, borzoi among breeds to advance to final at Westminster Dog Show

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A borzoi, pug, bichon frise and border collie won Monday’s group competitions at the 142nd annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and will vie for the contest’s top prize. This year’s two-day event in New York City draws challengers from all 50 U.S. states and 16 other countries, including Canada, Mexico,
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Opioid makers paid millions to advocacy groups: U.S. Senate report

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(Reuters) – Five opioid manufacturers including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have paid more than $10 million to advocacy groups and doctors tied to them, many of whom amplified industry messages supporting the use of the painkillers, a U.S. Senate report said on Monday. The report, released by Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, said groups who
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Trump budget seeks cuts to domestic programs, Medicare, favors military and wall

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump proposed a budget on Monday that calls for cuts in domestic spending and social programs such as Medicare and seeks a sharp increase in military spending and funding for a wall on the Mexican border. While running for president in 2016, Trump pledged to leave popular benefit programs such
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Lawsuit claims Steven A. Cohen’s firm Point72 is hostile to women

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A female executive at billionaire Steven A. Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management LP on Monday filed a lawsuit accusing the firm of operating as a “boys’ club” that subjects women to a openly hostile working environment and pays them less than men. Lauren Bonner, an associate director, said a “structural sexism” pervades
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Liberia church massacre survivors sue alleged perpetrator in U.S. court

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NEW YORK/MONROVIA (Reuters) – Four survivors of a church massacre that killed 600 people during the Liberian civil war on Monday filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. court against the man they accuse of having ordered the attack. The lawsuit, brought in federal court in Philadelphia, accuses Moses Thomas of directing the mass killing on
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Trump administration revives support for new FBI headquarters

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday revived its support for construction of a new FBI headquarters, saying it planned to ask Congress in 2018 for the remaining $2.175 billion needed to help pay for it. The funding request, tucked inside the president’s larger $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, would help cover the cost
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