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Trump administration drops Obama-era guidance on college sex crimes

(Reuters) – U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said on Friday her department was issuing new interim guidelines to colleges on how to handle sexual assault allegations, rescinding Obama administration rules that it said treated the accused unfairly. Reuters: U.S.

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NFL star Hernandez’s family sues league over ‘severe’ CTE

BOSTON (Reuters) – Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who killed himself in prison in April, had a “severe case” of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a lawyer said on Thursday as he sued the team and NFL on behalf of the athlete’s young daughter. Reuters: U.S.

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St. Louis approves police body cameras ahead of more protests

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – St. Louis officials decided on Wednesday to supply police officers with body cameras for a year following nearly a week of protests touched off by the acquittal of a former police officer for the shooting death of a black man. Reuters: U.S.

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California sues Trump administration over border wall

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California filed a lawsuit on Wednesday over the Trump administration’s plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, adding to the obstacles facing one of the Republican president’s key campaign promises. Reuters: U.S.

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St. Louis police probe whether officers chanted ‘Whose streets? Our streets’

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – St. Louis police are investigating whether some of its officers chanted “Whose streets? Our streets” during protests over the acquittal of a white former policeman who shot a black man to death in 2011. Reuters: U.S.

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Third St. Louis protest of police acquittal begins peacefully

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – A third day of protests started peacefully in St. Louis on Sunday after violent clashes between police and demonstrators the previous two nights over the acquittal of a white former police officer in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black man. Reuters: U.S.

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As Trump visits U.N., New York prepares for ‘Super Bowl’ of security

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York police and a host of federal agencies are preparing for the annual traffic and security nightmare known as the United Nations General Assembly, featuring a week of speeches by U.S. President Donald Trump and a parade of other dignitaries. Reuters: U.S.

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St. Louis protest turns violent after peaceful rallies against police acquittal

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – Clashes between demonstrators and riot-clad police marred the end of what had been a largely peaceful second day of protest rallies in St. Louis following the acquittal of a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man. Reuters: U.S.

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Congress votes to call on Trump to denounce hate groups

(Reuters) – The U.S. Congress passed a resolution late on Tuesday calling on President Donald Trump to condemn hate groups after Trump was criticized for his response to the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a month ago. Reuters: U.S.

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Florida Keys, airports partially re-open after Irma rips through state

FLORIDA CITY/MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (Reuters) – Parts of the storm-ravaged Florida Keys will allow residents to return on Tuesday to survey damage from Hurricane Irma, which devastated the state with high winds and storm surges that destroyed homes and left millions without power. Reuters: U.S.