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U.S. chief justice alarmed at Trump administration immigration case stance

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WASHINGTON U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts took issue on Wednesday with the Trump administration's stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions.

Fox News anchor, others hit network with race bias claims

Fox News is facing renewed legal claims that it mistreated non-white employees, a week after network parent Twenty-First Century Fox Inc severed ties with its biggest star over unrelated sexual harassment complaints. | Video

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Ann Coulter cancels her speech at Berkeley amid safety dispute

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has canceled her speech planned for this week at the University of California's Berkeley campus after a dispute with school officials, who feared violent protests, over whether a safe venue could be found.

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Trump plan to slash business taxes to test Congress on deficit

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed slashing tax rates for businesses and on overseas corporate profits returned to the country in a plan greeted as an opening gambit by his fellow Republicans in Congress. | Video

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Drug use tops booze for first time in fatal U.S. crashes: study

WASHINGTON U.S. data has shown for the first time that drivers killed in crashes were more likely to be on drugs than drunk, with marijuana involved in more than a third of fatal accidents in 2015, a study released on Wednesday showed.

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Trump orders review of national monuments to allow development

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to allow national monument designations to be rescinded or reduce the size of sites as the administration pushes to open up more federal land to drilling, mining and other development. | Video

Missouri audit finds Ferguson court records in 'disarray'

The court system in Ferguson, Missouri, where the federal government last year found systemic racial bias by police toward blacks, is in "disarray with disorganized case files" and inadequate records controls, a state audit found on Wednesday.

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Massachusetts man found guilty of murdering 'Whitey' Bulger victim

BOSTON A Massachusetts man was found guilty on Wednesday of murdering an extortion victim of former Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, a killing that drew considerable media attention because it occurred during the gangster's high-profile trial.

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Former Jefferies Group trader sentenced to two years for fraud

NEW HAVEN, Conn. A federal judge in Connecticut on Wednesday sentenced a former Jefferies Group bond trader to two years in prison and to pay a $2 million fine after he was found guilty earlier this year of defrauding customers on bond prices.

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Exclusive: A New York hotel deal shows how some public pension funds help to enrich Trump

WASHINGTON Public pension funds in at least seven U.S. states have invested millions of dollars in an investment fund that owns a New York hotel and pays one of President Donald Trump's companies to run it, according to a Reuters review of public records. That arrangement could put Trump at risk of violating an obscure constitutional clause, some legal experts say. | Video

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