R&B crooner R. Kelly charged with sexually assaulting teenage girls

Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly was charged in Chicago on Friday with the aggravated sexual assault of four people, including three teenage girls, following years of accusations against the performer.

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23.Feb.2019


As 2020 candidates turn left, some Democrats worry about the center

Liberal Democratic presidential contenders' rush to embrace the left's most ambitious proposals has some Democrats worried there could be a price to pay when they try to defeat President Donald Trump next year.

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23.Feb.2019


North Carolina judge rules voter ID, tax cap amendments unconstitutional

A North Carolina judge on Friday ruled that two amendments, one requiring identification to vote and another capping the state income tax, were unconstitutional because racial gerrymandering meant that the state's legislature was "illegally constituted."

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22.Feb.2019


Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged in Florida prostitution sting

Robert Kraft, owner of the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots, was charged in Florida with soliciting prostitution after he was captured on video engaging in sex acts with a worker at a massage parlor, police said on Friday.

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22.Feb.2019


Trump administration bans abortion referrals at U.S.-funded clinics

The Trump administration said on Friday that taxpayer-funded family planning clinics which primarily serve low-income Americans will no longer be able to refer patients for abortions, a move that critics vowed to challenge in court.

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22.Feb.2019


Record-setting snowstorm buries parts of Arizona

A winter storm in the U.S. Southwest that dumped snow on Arizona made travel treacherous on Friday as strong winds pushed powdery snow into drifts and forecasters predicted the blizzard would continue into the night.

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22.Feb.2019


Grand jury examining whether Zinke lied to investigators: Washington Post

U.S. prosecutors have started presenting evidence to a grand jury in Washington to examine whether former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing two people familiar with the matter.

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22.Feb.2019


Time's Up leader resigned after sexual allegation against son

The leader of the Time's Up group set up last year to fight sexual harassment resigned after her own son was accused of sexual misconduct, the organization said on Friday.

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22.Feb.2019


NASA clears SpaceX test flight to space station

NASA gave its final go-ahead on Friday to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company to conduct its first unmanned test flight of a newly designed crew capsule to the International Space Station on March 2.

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22.Feb.2019


Florida mayor jailed, 'lucky he's not dead' after allegedly shooting at deputies

The mayor of a Gulf Coast Florida city was lucky to be alive, albeit in jail, on Friday, the day after he fired two shots at sheriff's deputies during a pre-dawn raid at his home, authorities said.

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22.Feb.2019


Virginia Republicans want Democrat's sex assault accusers to testify

Virginia Republican lawmakers on Friday said they plan a hearing where two women who have accused the state's Democratic lieutenant governor of sex assault can testify about their allegations.

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22.Feb.2019


U.S. Senators launch bipartisan probe into rising insulin prices

Two top U.S. senators launched an investigation into rising insulin prices on Friday, sending letters to the three leading manufacturers seeking answers as to why the nearly 100-year-old drug's cost has rapidly risen, causing taxpayers to spend millions of dollars a year.

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22.Feb.2019


North Carolina orders new U.S. House election after 'tainted' vote

North Carolina's elections board on Thursday ordered a new election for a U.S. House seat after officials said corruption surrounding absentee ballots tainted the results of a 2018 vote that has embarrassed the Republican Party.

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22.Feb.2019


U.S. Coast Guard officer accused of terror plot could face more charges

(This version of the Feb. 21st story corrects spelling to Hasson from Hassan in last paragraph)

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22.Feb.2019


'El Chapo' to seek new trial after juror admits breaking rules

Convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman intends to seek a new trial after one of the jurors who convicted him told Vice News that jurors read media about the case despite the judge's instructions not to, a lawyer for Guzman said in a court filing on Friday.

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22.Feb.2019


California couple plead guilty to torturing their 13 children

A Southern California couple accused of beating, shackling and starving their 13 children held captive in the family's home pleaded guilty on Friday to multiple charges including torture, child abuse and false imprisonment.

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22.Feb.2019


U.S. judge will not block Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan health venture's new hire

A federal judge on Friday declined to block a UnitedHealth Group Inc unit's former executive from working at a new healthcare venture launched by Amazon.com Inc, Berkshire Hathaway Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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22.Feb.2019


U.S. farmers receive $7.7 billion in trade aid to date: USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture has paid out $7.7 billion so far to farmers, William Northey, Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation, said on Friday, in aid designed to offset the negative impact of tariff imposition.

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22.Feb.2019


New pipelines drain West Texas crude stocks to four-month low

Crude inventories in West Texas dropped this week to the lowest in four months after a converted pipeline began transporting crude from the nation's biggest shale oil field to the U.S. Gulf Coast, data from market intelligence provider Genscape showed.

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22.Feb.2019


War memorial or religious symbol? Cross fight reaches U.S. high court

When Fred Edwords first drove by the 40-foot-tall (12 meters) concrete cross that has stood for nearly a century on a busy intersection in suburban Maryland outside the U.S. capital, his first reaction was, "What is that doing there?"

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22.Feb.2019