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Illinois woman wants to trademark ‘I can’t breathe,’ Eric Garner’s last words
Catherine Crump wants to trademark the phrase ?I can?t breathe,? the last words of Staten Island man Eric Garner, which became a rallying cry? asymbol of ang...
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U.S. attributes Sony attack to North Korea
Federal investigators on Friday accused North Korea of carrying out a computer attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, blaming the Stalinist government f...
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6-year-old boy dies in car crash that killed 3 others outside California church
A 6-year-old boy whose mother was killed when a motorist ran a red light and slammed into a crowd outside a California church has also died from his injuries...
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5-year-old boy found dead in upstate New York wasn't abducted, police say
A caretaker's initial report that a 5-year-old boy was abducted from an Albany-area home before being found dead nearby hours later was false, New York polic...
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Lawyers for two friends of accused Boston bombers due in court
BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for two friends of the accused Boston Marathon bombers are due in court on Friday for separate hearings as the city braces for the...
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In North Dakota, countdown looms for $5.3 billion oil tax break
BISMARCK, N.D. (Reuters) - Tumbling U.S. oil markets hit an important if obscure milestone on Thursday, closing for the first time at a price that could trig...
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Former Chrysler Group recalling pickups for possible loose fastener
DETROIT (Reuters) - FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, is recalling almost 288,000 Dodge Ram pickup trucks globally that had been under review by U.S. safety...
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Consumers can sue Target Corp over data breach: judge
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge has cleared the way for consumers to sue Target Corp over the retailer's late 2013 data breach that they say compromised their perso...
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U.S. green groups sue EPA over stormwater regulations
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two environmental groups have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for what the groups said was failing to comply with a cour...
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Minecraft creator beats out Beyoncé for $70M Beverly Hills mansion
The most expensive home in Beverly Hills — which triggered a bidding war among celebrities and moneyed international buyers — has been snapped up...
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Education Department releases framework for rating U.S. colleges and universities
By the start of next school year, the federal government plans to rate colleges on access, affordability and student outcomes ? possibly relying on graduates...
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Gifts of cheer — from mugs to microbe toys — from your friends at the FBI, CIA and NIH
Trim your tree with an Ebola stuffed toy in the shape of the spindly virus, from the gift shop at the National Institutes of Health.Buy your loved one the pe...
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As U.S. eases hostilities, Cuba faces new challenge
HAVANA (Reuters) - For decades, it was Cuba's first response to criticism.
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Arson caused Los Angeles apartment blaze
A fire that reduced an unfinished downtown apartment building to a block-long mountain of blackened wood was an act of arson that caused an estimated $20 mil...
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White House releases snapshot of plan to rate U.S. colleges
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday released a draft of its plan to rate U.S. colleges and tie federal aid to performance as a way to coax insti...
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Investigators release sketch of man suspected of shooting Central Texas meteorologist
Authorities have released a sketch of a suspect in the shooting a Central Texas television meteorologist outside the studio where the weatherman worked.
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Massive Los Angeles construction fire was arson, authorities say
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A construction fire that gutted an entire city block of downtown Los Angeles and caused up to $30 million in damages was an act of ar...
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Teen's exoneration in 1944 slaying comes as relief to surviving relatives
Aime Ruffner recalled helping her 14-year-old brother, George Stinney Jr., graze the family cow one day in March 1944 in the tiny South Carolina town of Alco...
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Washington governor pushes capital gains tax in face of budget gap
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state Governor Jay Inslee on Thursday proposed a new tax on capital gains to try to close a projected budget shortfall of more...
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Uber's fight of California data-sharing rule highlights its bumpy road
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transpor...
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Neighboring states challenge Colorado pot laws in top U.S. court
DENVER (Reuters) - Nebraska and Oklahoma challenged neighboring Colorado's recreational marijuana laws in the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday amid complaints ...
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The political demography of U.S.-Cuba relations
President Obama?s announcement Wednesday of executive action on U.S.-Cuba policy was huge. By reestablishing diplomatic relations, expanding travel and trade...