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FAA to order inspections of jet engines after Southwest blast

April 19, 2018

(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it will order inspection of about 220 aircraft engines as investigators have found that a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion this week on a Southwest flight, killing a passenger. The regulator said late on Wednesday it plans to finalize the air-worthiness directive within the […]

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Supreme Court struggles with e-commerce sales tax case

April 17, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared uncertain whether to let states force out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases in a fight potentially worth billions of dollars pitting South Dakota against e-commerce businesses. FILE PHOTO: The South Dakota state capitol building is seen in Pierre, South Dakota, U.S., February […]

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At New York’s Trump Tower, condo prices have lost their glitter

April 12, 2018

(Reuters) – For Todd Brassner, an art dealer who died in a fire that ripped through his Trump Tower apartment last weekend, the New York high-rise he lived in for two decades became unbearable after Donald Trump announced he was running for president. Trump Tower on 5th Avenue is seen in New York City, U.S., […]

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Trump resumes attacks on law enforcement after FBI raids his lawyer’s office

April 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump reprised his angry attacks on law enforcement on Tuesday following FBI raids targeting his personal lawyer that were related to a federal investigation into possible collusion by Trump campaign aides with Moscow. In two brief Twitter messages, Trump lamented that “attorney-client privilege is dead,” and denounced a “total […]

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‘Momentum is on our side,’ Oklahoma teachers union leader declares

April 10, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – Oklahoma teachers carried their walkout over school funding and higher pay into a ninth day on Tuesday as a union leader declared that educators had the advantage of momentum in a battle with the Republican-dominated state legislature. As their walk-out for higher wages and increased education spending enters its second week, […]

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Michigan to end free bottled water for Flint, saying water crisis over

April 7, 2018

(Reuters) – The state of Michigan will no longer supply free bottled water to Flint, the city once plagued with lead-tainted drinking water in a crisis that drew national attention, officials said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Volunteers distribute bottled water to help combat the effects of the crisis when the city’s drinking water became contaminated […]

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U.S. attorney general renews calls to prosecute first-time border crossers

April 7, 2018

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ramped up calls on Friday to criminally prosecute immigrants who cross illegally into the United States, adding to a barrage of statements on immigration by the administration of President Donald Trump this week. United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions visits families of opioid overdose victims and […]

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Texas sends 250 National Guard troops to Mexico border

April 7, 2018

(Reuters) – The Texas National Guard has begun deploying troops to help secure the state’s southern border with Mexico as President Donald Trump has been unable to get the U.S. Congress or Mexico to fully fund his proposed wall along the border. A border patrol agent guards a gap in the Mexico-U.S. border fence in […]

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Oklahoma Senate takes up tax hike to halt week-long teachers’ strike

April 6, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – The Oklahoma Senate is set to debate a tax hike package on Friday to raise education funds in the hope of halting a week-long strike by its public school teachers, who are some of the lowest-paid educators in the country. Teachers pack the state Capitol rotunda to capacity, on the second […]

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Missing children believed dead after California SUV wreck

April 6, 2018

(Reuters) – Three children missing since their mother drove their vehicle off a California cliff are believed to be dead and search operations are now focused on recovering their bodies from the Pacific Ocean, police said on Thursday. Interviews with relatives and friends suggest all six of the family’s children were inside the sports utility […]

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