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Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as Justice Dept. No. 2: senior official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as the next deputy U.S. attorney general, the White House said on Tuesday night, the latest shuffle in the Justice Department at a time when it faces close scrutiny over its Russia investigation. Learn More


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Bernie Sanders faces new challenges in crowded 2020 U.S. presidential race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders is back for another White House run, but this one promises to be far different than the improbable 2016 presidential campaign that made the Vermont senator a political force. More »


Teen in Lincoln Memorial protest sues Washington Post for $250 million

(Reuters) - A high school student from Covington, Kentucky, sued the Washington Post for defamation on Tuesday, claiming the newspaper falsely accused him of racist acts and instigating a confrontation with a Native American activist in a January videotaped incident at the Lincoln Memorial. More »


Trump confident he will prevail against lawsuits over emergency declaration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump expressed confidence on Tuesday that he would prevail against a lawsuit filed by 16 U.S. states seeking to block his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. More »


Illinois mass shooting reveals gaps in gun laws; state seeks to close them

(Reuters) - The governor of Illinois vowed on Tuesday to seek tighter gun control measures after learning the man who shot five co-workers dead last week was wrongly granted a firearms permit but never forced to surrender his weapon. More »


North Carolina poll workers admit improperly running early results

RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - North Carolina poll workers told election officials on Tuesday they illegally viewed early election results last year, the latest evidence in a probe of voting irregularities in a still unsettled congressional race. More »


Colorado man beat fiancé to death with bat, burned body: police

DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado man accused of murdering his fiancĂ© last November beat the young mother to death with a baseball bat before burning her body, a homicide investigator told a hearing on Tuesday, a court official said. More »


Pressure mounts on Alabama publisher after he urges KKK to 'ride again'

(Reuters) - Alabama elected officials and journalism organizations condemned as hateful on Tuesday a small town newspaper's editorial calling for the Ku Klux Klan to "ride again," as pressure mounted on the publisher to resign. More »


West Virginia teachers to continue strike, in charter schools fight

(Reuters) - A union for West Virginia teachers vowed on Tuesday to continue their strike to oppose charter schools, expressing distrust of lawmakers despite scoring a legislative victory. More »


U.S. agency to cancel $929 million in California high-speed rail funds

(Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday it will cancel $929 million in federal funds awarded by the Obama administration for a California high-speed rail project and is "actively exploring every legal option" to seek the return of $2.5 billion the state has already received. More »


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