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Trump offshore oil drilling plan draws protest in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Environmental activists in California on Thursday plan to protest a Trump Administration proposal to vastly increase offshore oil drilling in the United States. The protest was planned to immediately precede a public meeting by the U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in Sacramento, where officials will be available to talk with members of the ...

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Special Report: U.S. body brokers supply world with torsos, limbs and

PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) – On July 20, a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship departed Charleston, South Carolina carrying thousands of containers. One of them held a lucrative commodity: body parts from dozens of dead Americans. According to the manifest, the shipment bound for Europe included about 6,000 pounds of human remains valued at $67,204. To keep the merchandise from spoiling, the ...

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Storm to clobber U.S. Midwest with snow, wind and frigid temps

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – A storm is expected to clobber Chicago, Detroit and Milwaukee with heavy snow, gusty winds and freezing temperatures that will slow travel for millions of commuters on Thursday evening and Friday. The storm system that stretches from western Montana across parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois and east into southern Michigan will drop as much 12 inches ...

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Dollars, data support record number of transgender U.S. election candi

(Reuters) – Alexandra Chandler was a U.S. Navy intelligence analyst when she came out as a transgender woman in 2006. She could have been fired, but instead she said the conservative Republicans in her chain of command promoted her to division chief. A decade later, that kind of acceptance was overshadowed by what Chandler called the hate and divisive language ...

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Exclusive: States need U.S. help to protect drug-affected infants – GA

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The federal government needs to take more steps to help states protect infants born affected by drugs such as opioids, the U.S. Government Accountability Office says in a new report released Wednesday. State agencies remain confused about a federal law requiring them to report drug-affected infants to child protective services – not to punish mothers but ...

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Indianapolis prosecutor blasts Trump for politicizing football player

(Reuters) – An Indianapolis prosecutor on Wednesday blasted U.S. President Donald Trump for bringing politics into the case of a twice-deported man charged in a drunk-driving crash that killed an Indianapolis Colts football player. Manuel Orrego-Zavala, 37, a Guatemalan citizen, was charged with four felonies including drunken driving causing death. Police said he drove a pickup truck that crashed into ...

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