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Opinion: Even a conservative senator couldn't stomach this nomination

President Donald Trump's nomination of Matthew Spencer Petersen to a lifetime appointment as a federal district court judge demonstrates the President's utter contempt for the judiciary.

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Trump is reshaping the judiciary at a frenetic pace, despite the ABA calling some nominees unqualified

Under normal circumstances, confirmation hearings for district court judges aren't headline grabbers.  

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U.S. judge to lift house arrest for former Trump campaign manager Manafort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge on Friday said she would release former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort from house arrest once he meets certain conditions, expressing satisfaction that the $10 million he agreed to forfeit would be available if he ever failed to appear for court proceedings.

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U.S. court dismisses $3 billion suit against Deutsche Bank by Jewish family heirs

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A U.S. district court in Florida has dismissed a lawsuit by the heirs of a prominent Jewish family seeking $3 billion from Deutsche Bank.

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Senator grills nominee on qualifications

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) questions Matthew Spencer Petersen, President Trump's nominee for district court judge, about his lack of experience trying cases in court.

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U.S. judge orders special counsel to turn over evidence on Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday to turn over any potential evidence that could be material for when he sentences President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

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BRIEF-JG Wentworth Says Co, Units Filed Voluntary Cases Under Chapter 11 In United States Bankruptcy Court

* JG WENTWORTH SAYS ON DEC 12, CO, UNITS FILED VOLUNTARY CASES UNDER CHAPTER 11 IN UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR DISTRICT OF DELAWARE - SEC FILING

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War-scarred neighborhoods in Ukraine's rebel-held Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ruined houses, shell craters and deserted streets - this is a typical scene in the Oktyabrsky district of Donetsk, the largest city of Ukraine's pro-Russian rebel region that bears the same name.

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Study seen needed before lifting fracking ban in remote Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Gas extraction via fracking could only resume in Australia's Northern Territory district after a study on the controversial practice is completed in two to three years, according to the recommendations of an independent group released on Tuesday.

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Judge tells ex-Trump adviser Manafort to stop communicating with media

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge told President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort on Monday to stop communicating with the media in ways that might affect the outcome of his trial but she agreed to consider a proposal to ease his bail restrictions.

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U.S. top court takes up Republican challenge to Maryland electoral district

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday added a second case to its docket on a contentious issue that could have major consequences for American elections, agreeing to decide whether Democratic lawmakers in Maryland unlawfully drew a congressional district in a way that would prevent a Republican candidate from winning.

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Judge presiding over Michael Flynn criminal case is recused: court

(Reuters) - The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge presiding over the criminal case for President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been recused from handling the case, a court spokeswoman said on Thursday.

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U.S. judge presiding over Michael Flynn criminal case is recused: court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge presiding over the criminal case for President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been recused from handling the case, a court spokeswoman said on Thursday.

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Judge suggests 19 to 24 years in prison for ex-South Carolina cop

A federal judge said Thursday that the "appropriate underlying offense" for the former South Carolina police officer who killed unarmed black man Walter Scott is second-degree murder and suggested a sentence of 19 to 24 years in prison. US District Court Judge David Norton is expected to sentence Michael Slager, who is white, later Thursday, after he hears more victim impact statements. Slager pleaded guilty in May to violation of civil rights by acting under the color of law in Scott's killing.

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Critical Shopper: Why Is There No Great Multibrand Men’s Store in New York?

Reign, newly opened in the meatpacking district, aims to be a one-stop men’s wear shop.

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BRIEF-Finjan Files Complaint Against Zscaler For Patent Infringement

* FINJAN FILES A COMPLAINT AGAINST ZSCALER, INC. FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT IN THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

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Security alert closes underground station in central London: transport authority

LONDON (Reuters) - London's transport authority said on Tuesday it had closed St Paul's underground station in the city's financial district while police responded to a security alert in the area.

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Trans student: This isn't about a wedding cake, it's about civil rights

Over the past few years I've learned what it means to fight for my right to be treated just like everyone else. When my high school implemented a bathroom ban that forbade me from using the men's bathroom even though I am a transgender male student, I fought back. My fight took me to the US Supreme Court and still continues today -- despite the Court sending my case back to the district court.

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Turkish banker says U.S. prosecutors withheld evidence

NEW YORK, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Lawyers for a banker at Turkey's state-owned Halkbank who is charged with scheming to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran accused U.S. prosecutors of withholding evidence that might help exculpate their client. They said this included gold trader Reza Zarrab's alleged willingness to lie in exchange for leniency. In a letter on Monday to U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan, lawyers for Mehmet Hakan Atilla said prosecutors on Saturday even

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Special Report: Hidden peril awaits China's banks as property binge fuels mortgage fraud frenzy

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - When Zhu Chenxia bought a flat early last year from Lei Yarong in the up-market Nanshan district of China's southern metropolis of Shenzhen, the two women drew up three purchase agreements to cover the deal.

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U.S. court backs Trump in battle over interim consumer watchdog head

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday sided with President Donald Trump in a legal battle over who should be in charge of the U.S. consumer finance watchdog, allowing White House budget director Mick Mulvaney to serve as acting head.

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BRIEF-Greater Portland Transit District Supports Growth With 11 More Buses From New Flyer

* NEW FLYER INDUSTRIES - ‍GREATER PORTLAND TRANSIT DISTRICT ORDERED FOR 5 XCELSIOR COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS TRANSIT BUSES, & 6 XCELSIOR TRANSIT BUSES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Avaya Announces Court Approval Of Restructuring Plan

* AVAYA HOLDINGS CORP - ‍UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK CONFIRMED SECOND AMENDED CHAPTER 11 PLAN OF REORGANIZATION​

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Beijing police detains teacher related to alleged abuse at RYB kindergarten

BEIJING, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The police of Beijing's Chaoyang district have detained a teacher on suspicion of abuse at a RYB kindergarten, the police said in an statement posted on its official Weibo account.

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Armed police race to London's Oxford Street after reports of shots fired

LONDON (Reuters) - Police said they were responding on Friday to reports of shots being fired on London's packed Oxford Street, the heart of the British capital's main shopping district, and had reacted as if the incident were terrorist related.

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U.S. judge strikes down Texas measure to limit second-trimester abortions

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would ban the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal and necessary for women's health.

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U.S. judge strikes down Texas law to limit second-trimester abortions

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge in Austin on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would restrict the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal and necessary for women's health.

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Judge strikes down Texas law to limit second-trimester abortions

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge in Austin on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would restrict the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure is safe, legal and necessary for women's health.

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Likely Census Bureau pick questioned over writings on competitive elections

The likely pick to fill the role of deputy director at the Census Bureau has no government experience and authored a book that argues that competition in district races is bad for the country, Politico has reported.

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The highlights from Dubai Design Week

Dubai Design Week's third edition of its annual fair saw the international design community flock to the city to explore the many offerings on show at the recently established D3 Design District.

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Singapore sees running autonomous buses on public roads from 2022

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is hoping to deploy autonomous buses on public roads in three different districts of the city-state from 2022 to provide better connectivity, the country's Ministry of Transport said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Another woman had accused Conyers, court docs show

Another former staffer alleged that Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers sexually harassed her, according to court documents filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in March 2017 and obtained by CNN.

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NYC terror attack suspect faces 22 charges

The suspect in New York's deadliest terror attack since 9/11 was indicted Tuesday on murder and terror-related charges, the US Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York said.

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New judge assigned to US lawsuit against AT&T-Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit aimed at stopping AT&T Inc from buying movie and TV show provider Time Warner Inc will be heard by District Court Judge Richard Leon, according to a court filing on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 4-Two killed as Kenyan police disperse supporters cheering opposition leader

* Odinga's convoy was trying to reach Nairobi business district

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Philadelphia moves one step closer to return of local control of public schools

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Philadelphia's School Reform Commission (SRC) voted Thursday night to begin steps to dissolve itself, paving the way for a return to city control for the nation’s 8th largest school district after 16 years.

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Chicago schools sell $1 billion bonds with lower market penalty

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The junk-rated Chicago Board of Education completed an up-sized bond sale on Thursday with a pricing that indicated an easing in the municipal market penalty the district has been forced to pay due to its deep financial problems.

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With just one mosque, Belgrade's Muslims are forced to improvise

BELGRADE (Reuters) - In the shadow of a demolished mosque, three dozen men gathered in a house in a gloomy district of northern Belgrade. The Muslim call to prayer drifted out through the open door.

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A Growing Call to Limit Lawyers’ Donations to Prosecutors

After criticism in cases that involved the Trumps and Harvey Weinstein, the Manhattan district attorney says it’s time to limit contributions from defense lawyers.

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Restaurant Review: This May Be the Best Beef at Any Korean BBQ in New York

Cote, a new restaurant in the Flatiron district, styles itself as a steakhouse, with dry-aged beef and a nicely priced menu option.

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BRIEF-Tel Aviv district court ordered Mediwound to purchase about $1.5 mln of PolyHeal shares

* Tel Aviv district court ordered Mediwound to purchase approximately $1.5 million of PolyHeal shares; Mediwound weighing an appeal

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Despite Recent Wins for Democrats, Gerrymanders Dim Hopes for 2018

Partisan redistricting and increasingly restrictive voting laws will make next year’s midterm elections uphill battles for Democrats.

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RPT-New kids on the block: tech giants turning Sydney's CBD into 'Silicon Place'

SYDNEY, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Global technology titans including Amazon.com Inc, LinkedIn and Expedia are moving into Sydney's central business district, providing a commercial property fillip just as Australia's record housing boom starts to tire.

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BRIEF-Pacific Drilling files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

* co and certain units have filed petitions for chapter 11 in United States bankruptcy court for Southern District of New York​

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New kids on the block: tech giants turning Sydney's CBD into 'Silicon Place'

SYDNEY, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Global technology titans including Amazon.com Inc, LinkedIn and Expedia are moving into Sydney's central business district, providing a commercial property fillip just as Australia's record housing boom starts to tire.

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Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture last Islamic State-held district of Rawa

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Saturday to capture Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic-State control.

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Task force formed to deal with Hollywood sexual assaults

The Los Angeles County District Attorney is forming a task force to evaluate sexual assault cases in Hollywood.

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U.S. attorney's office probes billionaire Icahn on biofuels activity: filing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York is seeking information from billionaire investor Carl Icahn and his firm Icahn Enterprises L.P. related to...

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CORRECTED-U.S. attorney's office probes billionaire Icahn on biofuels activity -filing

NEW YORK, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York is seeking information from billionaire investor Carl Icahn and his firm Icahn Enterprises L.P. related to activities around the country's biofuels program.

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Former TV anchor, whose girlfriend was killed on-air, wins Virginia seat

Former television anchor and Democrat Chris Hurst, whose girlfriend Alison Parker was killed on live television in 2015, has won the race for the 12th district of Virginia's House of Delegates.

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Tanzania's Magufuli sacks officials who failed to recall public works budget figures

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacked two senior officials late on Monday after they failed to recall immediately how much money was allocated by the government in their respective districts for public road construction projects.

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Shanghai's enthralling kinetic building

In Shanghai's historic Bund district, visitors circle a new theater with a brash -- and slowly rotating -- veneer of bronze-colored steel bamboo. Beside it, a pair of recently completed 590-foot-tall towers overlook the city's colonial-era buildings and the financial district just beyond.

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Op-Ed Contributors: The Lessons of Cyrus Vance’s Campaign Contributions

The current campaign finance system for district attorneys is eroding public trust and could lead to actual corruption.

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U.S. judge keeps bail conditions for ex-Trump campaign aide Manafort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District judge again declined to ease bail conditions for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business associate Richard Gates on Monday, saying they still needed to provide more financial information.

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Tax Plan Burdens Blue-State Republicans and Their Districts

Republicans hope a tax bill will lift their fortunes in 2018. In crucial states like New Jersey, with high local taxes, it could do just the opposite.

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Man killed in 1983 for 'socializing' with white woman, DA says

Suspects arrested in the 1983 slaying of a black man in Georgia were angry that he was socializing with a white woman, Spalding County District Attorney Benjamin Coker told CNN.

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Suspect in 2012 Benghazi attack to appear Friday in U.S. court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man seized by U.S. forces in Libya and accused of involvement in an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Benghazi in 2012 will appear on Friday in federal court in Washington, the U.S. Attorney's office for the District of Columbia said.

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New York's Moinian Group launches tower in Hudson Yards

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Moinian Group on Friday broke ground on a 53-story tower in the burgeoning Hudson Yards district that is rapidly changing New York's skyline in a more than $2 billion project the developer hopes to help finance through the EB-5 visa program.

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UPDATE 1-New York's Moinian Group launches tower in Hudson Yards

NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Moinian Group on Friday broke ground on a 53-story tower in the burgeoning Hudson Yards district that is rapidly changing New York's skyline in a more than $2 billion project the developer hopes to help finance through the EB-5 visa program.

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Moinian Group seeks up to $500 mln in EB-5 funds for New York project

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Developer Moinian Group said on Friday that it's seeking $250 million to $500 million in investment through the U.S. EB-5 immigrant program to help fund a 2 million square foot tower going up in Manhattan's burgeoning Hudson Yards district.

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Floating Schools in Bangladesh

In the Natore District in northwest Bangladesh, children attend school on a houseboat. Flooding is an increasing problem in the country, which is a delta formed by the confluence of major rivers and highly vulnerable to climate change.

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Pennsylvania ex-prosecutor sues Cosby accuser for defamation

(Reuters) - A former Pennsylvania district attorney who declined to prosecute entertainer Bill Cosby for sexual assault in 2005 has sued Cosby's accuser in the case for defamation, claiming she destroyed his political career in retaliation.

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Mayor of Philadelphia will ask to end state control of city schools

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Mayor James Kenney of Philadelphia said Thursday he would seek to end state control of the city's school district, the nation’s 8th largest, and vowed to increase local tax support to bring city schools up to modern standards.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi visits troubled Rakhine border district: witness

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, visited areas hit by conflict in the western state of Rakhine on Thursday for the first time since attacks by militants from the Rohingya Muslim minority two months ago sparked a refugee crisis.

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Chicago Public Schools gets improved rating outlook from S&P

CHICAGO (Reuters) - S&P Global Ratings revised the outlook on the Chicago Board of Education's junk credit rating to stable from negative on Tuesday, citing a boost in state and local funding for the cash-strapped school district.

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NYPD detectives charged with raping handcuffed woman in police van

Two New York Police Department detectives took turns raping a handcuffed 18-year-old woman in the back seat of their police van in Coney Island last month, according to the Kings County District Attorney's office.

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Deadly virus outbreak declared in Uganda

An outbreak of contagious and deadly Marburg virus disease in the Kween district of eastern Uganda was declared by the nation's Ministry of Health on October 19.

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NFL: Court denies Elliott's injunction request

(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension is again in effect after a ruling by U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied Monday a request for a preliminary injunction.

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Bharara on what to expect in Mueller probe

Preet Bharara, the former US attorney for the Southern District of New York who President Donald Trump fired just three months into his presidency, shares what could possibly happen if someone is taken into custody under special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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DA refiles manslaughter charges against Penn State fraternity members

A district attorney in Pennsylvania has refiled charges against 11 members of Beta Theta Pi fraternity in connection with the death this year of a Penn State sophomore.

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Court decision settles long-standing Ohio energy royalty dispute

Oct 26 (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court in Akron has ruled that Ohio law allows energy companies to deduct fees from payments to royalty holders whose contracts set a value at the well site, settling a widely-followed case involving Chesapeake Energy.

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N.Y. prosecutor to retire after being charged in beating cover-up

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A district attorney on Long Island, New York, announced his retirement on Thursday, one day after he was arraigned on federal charges that he helped cover up a police chief's assault on an handcuffed inmate.

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Mississippi court ruling is credit negative for schools: Moody's

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service on Thursday said a recent ruling by Mississippi's highest court against a number of public school districts that sought increased funding is negative for the state's school districts' credit.

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Chicago school board approves revised budget, $1.1 billion bonds

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday signed off on a revised fiscal 2018 budget and up to $1.1 billion of bonds the junk-rated school district tentatively plans to sell next month.

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Suffolk Prosecutor Charged With Obstructing Police Assault Investigation

Thomas J. Spota, the Suffolk County district attorney, was indicted on charges of trying to derail an inquiry into James Burke, the former Suffolk County police chief.

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Former Philadelphia D.A. sent to prison for five years for corruption

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Former Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in federal prison for taking bribes and committing fraud to maintain a lifestyle prosecutors said he could not afford.

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Pennsylvania audit finds 'extreme dysfunction' in Scranton schools

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top state auditor on Tuesday said he found such "extreme dysfunction" and "serious financial instability" in the Scranton School District that he referred the matter to local, state and federal authorities for possible further action.

Midterm Elections (2018) nytimes.com

Democrats Lack Strong Challengers for Some Vulnerable G.O.P. House Seats

The party is struggling to recruit candidates in working-class areas, and it might have too many challengers in the most affluent districts.

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Celebrity chef Cat Cora sues NYC restaurant she had backed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The celebrity chef Cat Cora on Monday sued the operator of the four-month-old Fatbird restaurant in Manhattan's Meatpacking District, saying it reneged on its agreement to pay her for the right to use her name, likeness and recipes.

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Deadly air strike hits Syrian government-held Deir al-Zor: state TV, monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An air raid in the government-held Qusur district of Deir al-Zor city in eastern Syria killed more than a dozen people, Syrian state television and a war monitor said on Monday.

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Update: Most Houston Attractions Have Reopened; the Opera Gets Creative

Hurricane Harvey caused flooding in the theater district, so other venues will be used for performances. Museums, restaurants and festivals are also back.

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Macri coalition may win Argentina's 'Big Five' districts in Sunday mid-term

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Allies of Argentina's business-friendly President Mauricio Macri could sweep the country's "Big Five" voting districts in Sunday's congressional election, neutering the opposition and advancing his chances of being re-elected in 2019.

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Iraqi forces complete Kirkuk province takeover after clashes with Kurds

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces on Friday took control of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters following a three-hour battle, security sources said.

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Iraqi forces complete takeover of Kirkuk province after clashing with Kurds

BAGHDAD/KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces took control on Friday of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters following a three-hour battle, security sources said.

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Go-go going as Chinese women fuel Thai tourism boom

BANGKOK (Reuters) - For decades since the Vietnam war, the scantily clad dancers in the go-go bars of Bangkok's Patpong red-light district have been the face of Thailand's tourism industry.

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UPDATE 1-GM to settle state ignition claims for $120 mln

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Thursday agreed to pay $120 million to resolve claims from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over faulty ignition switches, state attorneys general said.

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GM to settle state ignition claims for $120 million

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Thursday agreed to pay $120 million to resolve claims from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over faulty ignition switches, state attorneys general said.

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GM to settle state ignition claims for $120 mln

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Thursday agreed to pay $120 million to resolve claims from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over faulty ignition switches, state attorneys general said.

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Republican Tiberi to leave Congress in January: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Pat Tiberi announced his retirement on Thursday from the House of Representatives, saying he will leave by Jan. 31 and not seek re-election in his Ohio district, becoming the latest in a string of Republican deciding to leave Congress.

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Did Japan just ban tattoo artists?

Black is a color you won't find on the walls of Ron Sugano's tattoo parlor in the upmarket Meguro district of south-west Tokyo, where quaint geometric houses line quiet streets.

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UPDATE 1-McDonald's S.Korea office raided in burger probe -reports

(Adds McDonald's comment in 4th paragraph) SEOUL, Oct 18 (Reuters) - South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp on Wednesday following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said. The Seoul central district prosecutors' office confiscated some documents and evidence at the office and three other companies, including an ingredient supplier, the

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BRIEF-Stericycle enters into settlement with plaintiffs

* Stericycle says ‍on Oct 17, co entered into settlement with plaintiffs, counsel in a multidistrict litigation proceeding - SEC filing ​

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McDonald's S.Korea office raided in burger probe - reports

SEOUL, Oct 18 (Reuters) - South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said. The Seoul central district prosecutors' office confiscated some documents and evidence at the office and three other companies, including an ingredient supplier, the reports said. A spokeswoman at the offi

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Parents upset with school's handling of racist message

The parents of an African-American high school freshman in Texas say they are livid with their daughter's school district for not doing enough to discipline a student who sent her a racist message saying, "we should have hung all u n*****s while we had the chance."

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

On Washington: Trump and McConnell See a Way to Make Conservatives Happy

Under pressure to deliver legislatively, the president and the Senate majority leader are seeking to aggressively install conservative jurists at the appeals and district court level.

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BRIEF-‍Mylan invalidates Allergan's patents on Restasis​

* U.S. district court for Eastern District of Texas issued decision finding asserted claims of patents relating to Restasis invalid ​

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Hong Kong: Where North Korea launders its money?

Easey Commercial Building is an unassuming mid-rise office tower on Hennessy Road, an artery that runs through Hong Kong's busy Wan Chai district. The structure sits among scenery that's classic Hong Kong: bright lights, tall buildings, people rushing about.

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BRIEF-U.S. Court issues adverse decision concerning Allergan's Restasis

* U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issues adverse trial decision concerning Restasis (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) 0.05% patents

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Opinion: Weinstein, the Trumps and the NY link between them

Add Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance to the long list of people harmed by the exploding Harvey Weinstein scandal. Critics are faulting Vance for failing to prosecute Weinstein in 2015, when an Italian model told cops she'd been sexually abused by the movie mogul and worked with police to record Weinstein admitting to grabbing her.

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China steps up war on poverty, though some still left behind

BEIJING (Reuters) - Wang Qin, 59, collects scrap at a demolished residential district on the outskirts of Beijing, working 15 hours a day and struggling on her own to pay for her granddaughter's education.