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U.S. Homeland Security employees locked out of computer networks: sources

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WASHINGTON U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees in the Washington area and Philadelphia were unable to access some agency computer networks on Tuesday, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

Conservative U.S. justices skeptical in cross-border shooting case

Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday expressed skepticism about reviving a lawsuit filed by the family of a Mexican teenager against a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fatally shot the 15-year-old from across the border in Texas in 2010.

Demonstrators vow face-off against North Dakota pipeline

Protesters near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline are bracing for a stand-off with law enforcement as they face orders to evacuate a camp that has served as the base of their opposition to the multibillion-dollar project.

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Virginia governor vetoes bill defunding Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have blocked funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions and other health services.

Firebrand Milo quits Breitbart News after child sex remarks

NEW YORK Provocative far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos resigned on Tuesday as an editor of the Breitbart News website after he was vilified and lost a book deal over old comments that condoned at least some intimate relations between men and young teenage boys.

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Americans eat out less as higher menu prices take a bite from restaurant visits: Reuters/Ipsos poll

LOS ANGELES A third of U.S. adults are eating out less frequently than three months ago, mostly because of cost, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos survey that illustrates the challenge for U.S. restaurants seeking to revive traffic after zero growth in 2016.

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White House signals reversal in transgender bathroom policy

The White House on Tuesday signaled it was preparing to reverse a U.S. policy on transgender rights, raising concern among rights advocates that Republican President Donald Trump is about to revoke a signature initiative of his predecessor.

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Active shooter reported at major Houston hospital: police

HOUSTON Houston police on Tuesday reported an active shooter at Ben Taub Hospital, a major healthcare center, and initial indications were that all of its patients and staff were safe.

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North Carolina governor, attorney general seek to end voting law case

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. North Carolina's Democratic governor and attorney general on Tuesday withdrew a request for a U.S. Supreme Court review of a state voting law struck down last year by an appeals court that found it intentionally discriminated against African-Americans.

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Trump issues first public condemnation of anti-Semitic incidents

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump delivered his first public condemnation of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States on Tuesday after a new spate of bomb threats to Jewish community centers around the country and vandalism in a Jewish cemetery. | Video

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