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Deadly storm batters Eastern U.S. with wind and heavy rain


WASHINGTON A powerful storm system plowed up the U.S. Eastern seaboard with torrential showers and high winds on Monday, hindering airline and rail travel, after killing at least 21 people in the South, many in mobile homes demolished by tornadoes. | Video

U.S. governors want say on Trump's infrastructure plan

CHICAGO U.S. governors are flagging hundreds of "shovel-ready" projects they regard as high-priority for President Donald Trump's plan to fix the nation's infrastructure.

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Wisconsin sued as teens claim unlawful conditions in youth facilities

Wisconsin was sued on Monday over conditions at two juvenile detention facilities in the state's northeast, where teenagers claimed they are routinely subject to unlawful solitary confinement, shackling and pepper spray.

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U.S. Air Force base in Arizona locked down over possible 'gunshot sounds'

LOS ANGELES A U.S. Air Force base near Tucson, Arizona was locked down for about an hour on Monday following unconfirmed reports of "gunshot sounds" heard there, a base spokeswoman said.

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New York City reaches $75 million settlement over police summonses

NEW YORK New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to resolve a civil rights lawsuit accusing its police of engaging in a widespread pattern of issuing criminal summonses to individuals without probable cause in order to meet minimum quotas.

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Texas appeal over voter ID law

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by Texas seeking to revive the state's strict Republican-backed voter-identification requirements that a lower court found had a discriminatory effect on black and Hispanic people.

Politics, Election 2016, 12:19pm EST

Climate activist killed in Florida while on barefoot U.S. walk

TAMPA, Fla. Florida authorities were investigating on Monday the death of an activist who was struck by a car and killed over the weekend while on a campaign to walk barefoot across the United States to draw attention to climate change concerns.

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More Californians dreaming of a country without Trump: poll

SACRAMENTO, Calif. The election of Republican businessman Donald Trump as president of the United States has some Californians dreaming - of their own country.

Politics, Election 2016, 3:27pm EST

Former N.Y. fund analyst arrested for skipping insider trading trial

NEW YORK A former analyst at the investment fund of Dell Inc founder Michael Dell was arrested on Monday after he refused to show up for trial to face charges that he made $1.5 million engaging in insider trading.

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Trump rejects new lawsuit over foreign payments to his firms

NEW YORK President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed allegations in a new lawsuit by prominent constitutional and ethics lawyers that he is violating the U.S. Constitution by letting his hotels and other businesses accept payments from foreign governments.

Politics, Election 2016, 3:49pm EST

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