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Survivors of Texas truck where 10 immigrants died seek to trade testimony for visas


AUSTIN, Texas/NEW YORK Some of the illegal immigrants who survived a deadly human-smuggling journey into Texas are seeking visas to stay in the United States in exchange for testimony against those responsible for an operation that killed 10 people on a sweltering truck, a lawyer said on Tuesday.

Wisconsin company offers employees microchip implants

A Wisconsin vending machine company is offering its employees a chance to have a microchip implanted in their hands that they could use to buy snacks, log in to computers or use the copy machine.

Tech 7:17pm EDT

Warrant in Minnesota police shooting says woman slapped squad car

A woman slapped the back of police squad car just before the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman in Minneapolis, according to newly released court documents.

Australia 5:43pm EDT

Trump speech to Boy Scouts raises ire of parents, former Scouts

NEW YORK President Donald Trump's campaign-style address to the Boy Scouts of America touched off a firestorm of criticism on Tuesday as parents and former Scouts decried a speech peppered with partisan attacks and ridicule of "fake media."

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Two members of missing Burundi robotics team found, U.S. police say

WASHINGTON Two members of a teenage robotics team from Burundi who went missing after a competition in Washington last week have been located and are safe, the city's Metropolitan Police Department said on Tuesday.

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Sessions sets limits on U.S. federal funding for sanctuary cities

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday released a memo restricting Justice Department grants from going to so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration agents.

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Massachusetts ex-priest convicted in abuse scandal to leave prison

BOSTON A defrocked U.S. Roman Catholic priest who was one of the first to be convicted when the church's worldwide sex abuse scandal was first exposed more than a decade ago is due to be released from prison, a Massachusetts prosecutor said on Tuesday.

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U.S. judge refuses to halt New York nuclear power plant subsidies

NEW YORK A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by energy companies and trade groups to stop New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from providing billions of dollars in subsidies to prop up struggling nuclear power plants in the state.

U.S. appeals court blocks D.C. law restricting gun rights

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday blocked a regulation in Washington, D.C., that limited the right to carry a handgun in public to people with a good reason for self-defense, handing a victory to gun rights advocates.

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Battle intensifies to contain Montana wildfire, largest in U.S.

More than 600 firefighters in Montana battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the biggest wildfire in the United States after it torched buildings, seared grasslands and drove scores of people from their homes.

Environment 4:51pm EDT

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