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Fingers crossed! Washington zoo hopes to get panda pregnant again

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Zoo officials in Washington hope they can get lucky again with female giant panda Mei Xiang. Learn More


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Two men killed in Portland after trying to stop in anti-Muslim rant: police

(Reuters) - Two men were stabbed to death in the U.S. city of Portland on Friday when they tried to stop their attacker from harassing two women because they appeared to be Muslim, police said. More »


Hillary Clinton attacks proposed Trump budget cuts as 'cruelty'

WELLESLEY, Mass. (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton assailed the man who beat her to the White House, slamming as "unimaginable cruelty" President Donald Trump's proposal to cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade in a speech on Friday. More »


Accused South Carolina serial killer pleads guilty to seven murders: reports

(Reuters) - An accused serial killer pleaded guilty to seven murders at a court in South Carolina on Friday and was given seven consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole, avoiding the death penalty, local news reports said. More »


Texas teacher disciplined for 'terrorist' award for student

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - At least one Houston-area teacher has been disciplined after presenting a seventh grade student with the mock award "most likely to be a terrorist," a school district official said on Friday. More »


Judge overturns life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday tossed out life prison terms for one of two men convicted in a deadly Washington, D.C. area shooting spree, saying he must be re-sentenced in light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the Washington Post reported. More »


Sponsors abandon Puerto Rican parade in NY after nationalist honored

(Reuters) - Sponsors have been fleeing next month's National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City since organizers decided to honor an activist recently freed after more than three decades in prison for ties to a nationalist group that carried out more than 100 bombings in the 1970s and 1980s. More »


U.S. says Hezbollah associate pleads guilty to money laundering conspiracy

(Reuters) - A Lebanese man accused of trying to use his ties to Hezbollah to further a scheme to launder drug money pleaded guilty on Friday in a Brooklyn, New York federal court to a U.S. money laundering conspiracy charge. More »


Before the White House, Kennedy was a high-school prankster

BOSTON (Reuters) - Years before he captained the torpedo boat PT-109, ran for office or set the United States on a path to put a man on the moon, President John F. Kennedy was a troublesome teen whose hijinks nearly got him kicked out of his prestigious boarding school. More »


Alabama 'pill mill' doctor tied to Insys gets 21 years in prison

(Reuters) - An Alabama doctor was sentenced on Friday to 21 years in prison for running two clinics with a colleague that prosecutors called a massive "pill mill," in a case tied to the U.S. probe of Insys Therapeutics Inc. More »


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