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FILE PHOTO: Aerial view shows a pedestrian bridge collapsed at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, U.S., March 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo

Engineers and state and university officials met hours before a new pedestrian bridge collapsed in southern Florida, killing six people, but concluded a crack in the structure was not a safety concern, Florida International University said on Saturday.

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A customer buys tickets for the Powerball lottery in New York City, U.S., March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

An estimated $455 million Powerball jackpot is up for grabs on Saturday evening, one of the biggest in the multi-state U.S. lottery's history, after 19 straight drawings failed to produce a grand prize winner.

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Authorities alerted by a Walmart worker arrested a former Cornell University student accused of stockpiling a semi-automatic rifle, more than 300 rounds of ammunition, bomb-making materials and other deadly devices at his apartment near the upstate New York elite school.

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FILE PHOTO: The United States Capitol Dome is seen before dawn in Washington March 22, 2013.  REUTERS/Gary Cameron

As another U.S. government funding deadline looms, a huge spending bill is ground zero in the latest battle between Republicans and Democrats in Congress over President Donald Trump’s push to toughen immigration policy.

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FILE PHOTO: Adult-film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, poses for pictures at the end of her striptease show in Gossip Gentleman club in Long Island, New York, U.S., February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File photo

A law firm representing U.S. President Donald Trump and the corporation that paid porn actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 in what she called hush money over an alleged affair with Trump said in a court filing that it was seeking at least $20 million in damages for multiple violations of a nondisclosure agreement.

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FILE PHOTO: Governor of Kentucky Matt Bevin speaks at 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S., June 19, 2017.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Kentucky legislators passed a bill on Friday that seeks to tighten restrictions on child marriage, which advocates said is aimed at blocking weddings between younger girls and older men, a situation they say can lead to domestic violence.

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The top U.S. railways regulator plans to hold a series of meetings with disgruntled shippers and other customers starting next month, after fresh complaints over service delays and higher costs from automotive and grain lobby groups.

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FILE PHOTO:  A box of the Fentanyl-based drug Subsys, made by Insys Therapeutics Inc, appears in an undated photograph provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Alabama.  U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Alabama/Handout via REUTERS

Federal prosecutors on Friday brought charges against five New York doctors accused of taking kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc in exchange for prescribing the company's potent fentanyl-based cancer pain medication.

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FILE PHOTO - A Microsoft logo is seen a day after Microsoft Corp's $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn Corp, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

A senior executive said Microsoft Corp <MSFT.O> thoroughly investigates issues raised by women in the workplace and fired about 20 employees last year over complaints of sexual harassment as the company seeks to counter claims that it treats female workers unfairly.

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The wreckage of a chartered Liberty Helicopters helicopter that crashed into the East River is hoisted from the water in New York, U.S., March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

U.S. authorities ordered an end on Friday to so-called "doors off" helicopter rides unless passengers are equipped with quick-release restraints, following a crash in New York City last week that killed five people.

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Miami-Dade Police Department chaplains pray as they stand next to a collapsed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, U.S., March 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Joe Skipper

The engineer overseeing a newly built footbridge that crumbled onto a Miami roadway, killing at least six people, had called the state Transportation Department two days before the collapse to report cracks found in the span, the agency said on Friday.

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Massachusetts' top court on Friday opened the door for consumers to sue Merck & Co Inc and other makers of brand-name drugs over injuries blamed not on their own medications but on generic versions of their treatments made by other companies.

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A worker was missing and feared dead after explosions destroyed a chemical plant in Cresson, Texas, and rescue personnel were searching for the man, officials said on Friday.

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A science advocacy group urged the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday to reject a longstanding industry request to limit cyber attack protections at nuclear plants, a day after the Trump administration publicly blamed Moscow for hacking into nuclear power and other energy infrastructure.

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A fire breaks at a New York recycling plant next to the tracks of the Long Island Rail Road in New York City, New York, US., March 16, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. MTA LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD/via REUTERS

A large fire at a New York recycling plant next to the tracks of the Long Island Rail Road shut down train service on four branches on Friday, officials said.

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A federal court has halted the activities and frozen the assets of four people who allegedly promoted schemes falsely promising large returns for small payments of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the Federal Trade Commission said on Friday.

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A judge should not have dismissed an Arizona state prison inmate's lawsuit accusing police of having "beat the crap out of" him during a traffic stop because the claim appeared "too vague and conclusory," a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

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Two Muslim-American women and a non-profit group on Friday sued the New York City Police Department for forcing Muslim women and others to remove their hijabs or other religious head coverings in post-arrest photographs.

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FILE PHOTO: Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa attend the second day session at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File photo

The wife of Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump, has filed for divorce in New York, according to court records.

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FILE PHOTO: Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb fills out his ballot on a voting machine in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, U.S., March 13, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

(This March 14 story corrects paragraph 15 to add dropped words "not" and "whether" to show Pennsylvania has not provided funding)

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