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Environmental protesters return to Washington as Trump passes milestone

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WASHINGTON Protesters marched in Washington on a second consecutive Saturday to challenge President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and call on him to stand by policies to stop climate change championed by his predecessor. | Video

25 years after Los Angeles riots, progress and distrust live side by side

LOS ANGELES Twenty-five years after deadly riots erupted in Los Angeles when four white police officers were acquitted in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King, an undercurrent of distrust pulses in a city that says it has worked hard at police reforms.

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Torrential rains, damaging winds lash U.S. midsection

Heavy rains and damaging winds struck a broad swath of the U.S. heartland on Saturday, causing power outages for thousands of Oklahoma residents while triggering road closures and flash flood warnings in parts of the Midwest.

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U.S. spy agency abandons controversial surveillance technique

WASHINGTON The U.S. National Security Agency said on Friday it had stopped a form of surveillance that allowed it to collect without a warrant the digital communications of Americans who mentioned a foreign intelligence target in their messages, marking an unexpected triumph for privacy advocates long critical of the practice.

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Trump pledges fealty to NRA gun lobby

ATLANTA President Donald Trump pledged to uphold Americans' right to possess guns on Friday in a speech that he used to revisit some 2016 election campaign themes from his vow to build a border wall to dismissing a Democratic senator as "Pocahontas." | Video

Politics, Election 2016, Apr 28 2017

Florida eye doctor found guilty of scamming Medicare

A U.S. jury on Friday found a Florida eye doctor guilty of defrauding Medicare by as much as $105 million by using false claims, including charging for eye tests of blind patients, according to a federal court document.

Apr 28 2017

Two arrested on charges of illegal exports to Russia get time served

NEW YORK Two Russian nationals arrested in the United States last October on charges of conspiring to export sensitive military technology from the United States to Russia were sentenced to time served on Friday, a spokesman for U.S. prosecutors said.

World, Russia Apr 28 2017

Coughing, convulsing and calls for probe after Arkansas execution

A lawyer for an executed Arkansas death row inmate asked the state on Friday to investigate why his client coughed and convulsed on a death chamber gurney, saying a lethal injection drug may have been the cause.

United Nations Apr 28 2017

Former Chicago Public Schools chief sentenced for fraud

CHICAGO A federal judge on Friday sentenced the former chief executive of the Chicago Public Schools to 4-1/2 years in prison for her role in a scheme to steer lucrative contracts to one of her previous employers in exchange for kickbacks and bribes, the Department of Justice said.

Apr 28 2017

Massachusetts sues Ocwen over mortgage servicing practices

BOSTON The Massachusetts attorney general sued a unit of Ocwen Financial Corp on Friday, accusing the mortgage servicing company of engaging in abusive practices that harmed thousands of homeowners in the state.

Apr 28 2017

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