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Republican candidate charged with assault, roiling Trump's Montana test


BOZEMAN, Mont. A Montana Republican running for a U.S. House of Representatives seat was charged with assaulting a reporter hours before polls opened on Thursday for a special election that could test President Donald Trump's political clout.

Alabama inmate seeking to avoid eighth execution date given temporary reprieve

The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted the planned Thursday execution of a 75-year-old Alabama prisoner who has spent more than three decades on death row and faced seven previous execution dates.

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U.S. says three N.Y. prison guards sexually assaulted female inmates

NEW YORK Three male prison guards repeatedly sexually assaulted and raped several female inmates under their supervision at a federal detention center in New York over time periods of up to three years, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.

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Some Uber and Lyft riders are giving up their own cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll

SAN FRANCISCO Wally Nowinski got his first car when he turned 16 in Michigan, the home of the U.S. auto industry. But after two years of living in New York City, he sold his wheels, using ride services, carsharing and bike sharing to get around. | Video

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Facebook's Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to contemplate risk

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returned on Thursday to Harvard University, the school he dropped out of to start the pioneering social network, to urge its graduating class to help create a new social safety net to allow creative risk-taking. | Video

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San Francisco fund manager pleads guilty to fraud conspiracy

NEW YORK A San Francisco investment fund manager pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring to defraud investors by fabricating an impressive investing track record, New York federal prosecutors announced.

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Protest in New York over Palestinian-American graduation speaker

NEW YORK Dozens of right-wing demonstrators, including far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos, gathered in New York on Thursday to protest a university's decision to invite a Palestinian-American activist to deliver its graduation speech next week.

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Web of tracks, switches complicates NY Penn Station summer repairs

NEW YORK Down in a damp, cavernous space beneath the western end of New York's Pennsylvania station, national rail operator Amtrak showed on Thursday the three tracks it will take offline for emergency repairs, outlining the complicated operation.

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Alabama doctor tied to Insys gets 20 years for illegal prescriptions

An Alabama doctor was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison after being convicted with a colleague of prescribing painkillers through two clinics for no legitimate purpose, in a case tied to the U.S. probe of Insys Therapeutics Inc.

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Unions sue to stop Kentucky's 'right-to-work' law

LOUISVILLE Two labor groups filed a lawsuit in a Kentucky court on Thursday challenging the so-called right-to-work law the state legislature passed earlier this year.

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