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Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations


WASHINGTON President Donald Trump defended embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday, saying the Alabama Republican had denied allegations of sexual misconduct and emphasizing that he did not want Moore's Democratic opponent to win.

Second U.S. judge halts Trump ban on transgender troops

A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounted to unconstitutional discrimination.

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U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policies

BOSTON The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws by discriminating against Asian-American applicants.

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Ex-New York prison guards found guilty of charges over 2013 beating

NEW YORK Two former New York state jail guards were found guilty by a Manhattan jury on Tuesday of federal charges related to the 2013 beating of an inmate who suffered life-threatening injuries, prosecutors announced.

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U.S. wants PLO's Washington office to stay open -State Dept

WASHINGTON The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue despite a U.S. decision that could trigger its closure, the State Department said on Tuesday.

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House ethics panel investigating allegations against U.S. Rep. Conyers

WASHINGTON The House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Tuesday it was investigating allegations of sexual harassment against U.S. Representative John Conyers, who said his office had resolved a harassment case with a payment but no admission of guilt.

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World Trade Center developer settles with United, American over 9/11

NEW YORK The developer of the World Trade Center site in New York has reached a $95.2 million settlement of all claims against American Airlines Group Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and other aviation industry defendants stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, which involved the carriers' hijacked planes.

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Man charged with terrorism, murder in New York truck attack

WASHINGTON A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Sayfullo Saipov on terrorism and murder charges stemming from last month's truck attack in Lower Manhattan in which eight people were killed, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

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Death of Border Patrol agent in Texas may have been assault: FBI

AUSTIN, Texas A U.S. Border Patrol agent who died while patrolling a remote part of West Texas may have been assaulted, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday in a case that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to renew his call for a border wall.

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Virginia election results face delay, possible recounts

Two Virginia House of Delegates election races remain in question two weeks after the vote after a state board delayed certification of the results over an alleged ballot mix-up.

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