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After protests, St. Louis mayor says address racism

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:40:41 -0400

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - The legacies of racism, not only the violent protests that gripped St. Louis after a white former police officer was acquitted of murdering a black man, must be addressed, the city's mayor said on Tuesday.(image)

Police, protesters clash after vigil for slain Georgia Tech student

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:40:33 -0400

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Violent clashes erupted overnight between police and protesters after a memorial vigil for a Georgia Tech student killed by campus officers, and the school's president on Tuesday blamed the unrest on "outside agitators."(image)

Attorney General Sessions steps up anti-'sanctuary' rhetoric after setbacks

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:48:43 -0400

(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped up the Trump administration's critique of so-called sanctuary cities on Tuesday, saying local and state policies to limit cooperation with immigration enforcement are a criminal's "best friend."(image)

Trump's U.N. speech shows nationalist instincts firmly intact

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:14:24 -0400

Among the many signals that Donald Trump sent in his speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, one was especially clear: former chief strategist Steve Bannon's White House departure has not muted the president's "America First" foreign policy instincts.(image)

Black cops in St. Louis stuck between public, fellow officers

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:16:27 -0400

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - During a peaceful protest moments before St. Louis would erupt into three nights of racially charged riots, five people confronted a black police officer alone in his Jeep.(image)

Unbudgeted: How the opioid crisis is blowing a hole in small-town America's finances

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:52:58 -0400

INDIANA, Pa./CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Reuters) - As deaths mount in America's opioid crisis, communities on the front lines face a hidden toll: the financial cost.(image)

Convicted killer recaptured after escape from Mississippi prison

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:14:04 -0400

(Reuters) - Authorities in Mississippi have recaptured a convicted killer who slipped away from a state prison, but a second escaped inmate who was serving time for burglary remains at large, the state department of corrections said on Tuesday.(image)

Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:21:36 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. officials.(image)

Hospital allow kids to drive themselves to operating room

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:47:34 -0400

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A San Diego children's hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to 'drive' themselves to the operating room.(image)

'Shocking' disregard for safety in U.S. meningitis case -prosecutor

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:53:09 -0400

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Tuesday accused a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak of showing a "shocking" disregard for patients' lives, while his lawyer argued the man was no killer.(image)