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Preachers rail at police in funeral for NYC man who died in custody

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Preacher after preacher stepped up to the pulpit at a sweltering Brooklyn church on Wednesday to express fury at the city’s police force during the funeral of Eric Garner, who died soon after police put him … Continue reading

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Preachers rail at police in funeral for NYC man who died in custody

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Preacher after preacher stepped up to the pulpit at a sweltering Brooklyn church on Wednesday to express fury at the city’s police force during the funeral of Eric Garner, who died soon after police put him in a banned chokehold. ...

U.S. health insurers to pay $330 million in premium rebates

(Reuters) – U.S. health insurers will send out about $330 million in rebates to employers and individuals this summer under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday. ...

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Preachers rail at police in funeral for NYC man who died in custody

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Preacher after preacher stepped up to the pulpit at a sweltering Brooklyn church on Wednesday to express fury at the city’s police force during the funeral of Eric Garner, who died soon after police put him in a banned chokehold. ...

U.S. judge strikes down Colorado’s gay marriage ban, stays ruling

DENVER (Reuters) – A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but stayed his ruling until the issue is decided by a higher court. ...

Arizona inmate takes nearly two hours to die in botched execution

PHOENIX (Reuters) – An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection on Wednesday and his lawyers said he “gasped and snorted” before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in … Continue reading

Republican Paul Ryan to renew U.S. poverty debate with grant plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Representative Paul Ryan will probably spark a new round of arguments over how to fight poverty in America on Thursday as he introduces a sweeping plan to replace long-standing social safety net programs with new block … Continue reading

Colorado theater gunman’s lawyers challenge firearms analysis

DENVER (Reuters) – Lawyers defending accused theater gunman James Holmes challenged the reliability of firearms analysis on Wednesday, despite conceding that their client was solely responsible for the 2012 massacre that killed 12 moviegoers. ...

African Americans disproportionately cited for public pot use in Seattle -police

SEATTLE (Reuters) – African Americans in Seattle were ticketed disproportionately to their population for unlawfully using marijuana in public places during the first half of 2014, according to a report released on Wednesday by the city’s police department. ...

San Francisco approves soda tax for November ballot

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – San Francisco city leaders have approved a measure for the November ballot that would place a two-cents-per-ounce municipal tax on sodas and other sugary beverages, hoping to become the first major city to successfully impose such … Continue reading

Lack of immigration reform slows U.S.-Mexico economic growth: Mexican official

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) – The growing network of cross-border ties with Mexico, including trade equaling $1 million every minute, is threatened by the lack of progress toward immigration reform in the United States, Mexico’s foreign secretary said on Wednesday. ...

U.S. says Chinese man pleads guilty in military technology sting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A 28-year-old Chinese man pleaded guilty on Wednesday of attempting to smuggle military technology obtained from undercover U.S. agents out of the United States to China, the U.S. Justice Department said. ...

Seven arrests made in $1.6 million StubHub cyberfraud case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Police have arrested seven people on charges they were tied to an international ring that defrauded eBay Inc’s StubHub online ticketing service of some $1.6 million, the latest in a string of high-profile cybercrime busts in … Continue reading

U.S. judge knocks down Colorado’s gay marriage ban, stays ruling

DENVER (Reuters) – A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, but temporarily stayed his ruling until the issue is decided by a higher court. ...

Army defends job cut notices to U.S. captains in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Army on Wednesday defended its decision to notify 87 captains deployed overseas, including 48 in Afghanistan, that they were losing their jobs, would be transferred home and had nine months to organize their departure from … Continue reading

Exploding shooting targets banned from 12 U.S. national forests

SALMON Idaho (Reuters) – Federal land managers on Wednesday banned exploding targets used by shooting enthusiasts from 12 national forests in four Western U.S. states, saying the devices could spark wildfires and are a threat to public safety. ...

Massachusetts bill limiting protests at abortion clinics goes to governor

BOSTON (Reuters) – A bill to limit demonstrations around Massachusetts abortion clinics passed the state’s House of Representatives on Wednesday and headed to Governor Deval Patrick. ...

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Over 10 million U.S. adults gain coverage under Obamacare: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An estimated 10.3 million American adults have gained health coverage since Obamacare enrollment began last October, with the biggest gains among young adults and Hispanics, according to a study published on Wednesday. ...

Indiana teen dead, dad missing after crash ends world flight bid

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A teenager from Plainfield, Indiana, who was trying to fly around the world in 30 days, is dead and his father is missing after their small plane crashed on Tuesday night near American Samoa, an official told … Continue reading

Exclusive: CDC says lab director behind anthrax mishap resigns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The director of a U.S. government bioterror lab that potentially exposed scores of workers to live anthrax last month has resigned, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. ...

Arizona will execute killer after court rejects last-minute appeal

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona’s Supreme Court cleared the way on Wednesday for a convicted double-murderer to be put to death, lifting a hold after reviewing a last-minute appeal that involved questions about the lethal drug cocktail to be used in … Continue reading