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White nationalist to be sentenced for murder at Virginia protest

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - A white nationalist who drove his car into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally in Virginia last year could be sentenced as early as Tuesday to life in prison for murdering one of the people he struck. Learn More


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Thousands without power in U.S. southeast after snow storm

Atlanta (Reuters) - At least three people had died and thousands of homes were left without power in the Carolinas and Virginia early on Tuesday after a storm dumped up to two feet of snow in parts of the southeastern United States. More »


U.S. expected to propose weakening Obama-era wetland protections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is expected to propose weakening protections for U.S. wetlands on Tuesday, in a move sought by ranching and mining interests but one that will likely be held up in the courts amid opposition from environmentalists. More »


Number of people believed missing in California wildfire drops to three

(Reuters) - The number of people unaccounted for in California's deadliest wildfire dropped to just three, down from a high of more than 1,200, officials said late on Monday. More »


Texas ready to execute man convicted of 1993 murder, assault

(Reuters) - Texas is scheduled on Tuesday to execute a man convicted of murdering a man and sexually assaulting his wife at a Dallas-area community college more than two decades ago. More »


U.S. arrests religious leaders, activists at border protest

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Kneeling in front of riot police, 32 religious leaders and activists were arrested at the U.S. border fence in San Diego on Monday during a protest to support the Central American migrant caravan. More »


U.S. lawmakers agree on Farm Bill, aiming for vote this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers have reached an agreement on the Farm Bill that drops a proposal to tighten food stamps restrictions backed by President Donald Trump, and are looking to vote on it this week, according to congressional staffers. More »


U.S. top court, Kavanaugh spurn Planned Parenthood defunding case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women's healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states. More »


Accused Russian agent Butina poised to plead guilty: U.S. court papers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Accused Russian agent Maria Butina, suspected of trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and influence U.S. policy toward Russia, is expected to plead guilty this week following a deal between her lawyers and U.S. prosecutors, according to court filings on Monday. More »


Dylann Roof admirer charged with Ohio bomb plot

(Reuters) - An Ohio woman who corresponded with Charleston, South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof was charged on Monday with planning to bomb a Toledo, Ohio, bar, prosecutors said. More »


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