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After long delay, U.S. Supreme Court may act on 'Dreamers' immigrants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court in the coming days will have a last chance before its three-month summer break to decide whether to take up President Donald Trump's long-stalled bid to end a program that shields from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. Learn More

 

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Trump denies woman's sexual assault accusation: 'She's not my type'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump denied a new accusation of sexual violence raised by a woman who said she had to fight him off more than 20 years ago in the dressing room of a high-end New York department store. More »

 

Illinois joins 10 other U.S. states in legalizing recreational marijuana

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois on Tuesday became the 11th U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults after Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that also provides for the removal of certain previous drug convictions and will generate new revenue for the financially troubled state. More »

 

Seven migrant deaths reported in 'extreme heat' at U.S. border

(Reuters) - Authorities in Texas reported seven migrant deaths on Monday, including those of a woman, two babies and a toddler, showing the danger of extreme summer heat as Central American families surge across the U.S.-Mexico border. More »

 

U.S. senators say social media letting algorithms 'run wild'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday questioned how major social media companies like Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google unit use algorithms and artificial intelligence to serve up new content to keep users engaged. More »

 

Woman accused of aiding Islamic State, double-crossing U.S., faces up to life in prison

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. woman charged with working as an Islamic State recruiter under the code name "Umm Nutella," who agreed to cooperate with the prosecutors but then divulged her deal to extremists while out on bail, could be sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday. More »

 

Helicopter pilot killed in June 10 crash in New York City flew erratically: NTSB

(Reuters) - A pilot who died when his helicopter crashed atop a New York City skyscraper on June 10 had been flying erratically and said he did not know where he was shortly before the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a preliminary report released on Tuesday. More »

 

U.S. relocates hundreds of migrant children from overcrowded border station

(Reuters) - Nearly 250 migrant children have been relocated to children's shelters from an overcrowded Texas border patrol station where attorneys said they had been held for weeks in dirty conditions without adequate food and water. More »

 

Jury recommends death penalty in sledgehammer killings of California family: media

(Reuters) - A Southern California jury on Monday recommended the death penalty for a man convicted this month of the 2010 sledgehammer killings of a family of four whose bodies were later found buried in the Mojave Desert, media reports said. More »

 

Bernie Sanders calls for canceling $1.6 trillion in student loan debt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders proposed a plan on Monday to cancel $1.6 trillion in student loans and pay for it with a tax on Wall Street, elevating the issue in the 2020 debate and going beyond proposals from his Democratic White House rivals. More »

 

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