Oklahoma reels, Missouri declares state of emergency from storm, floods

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Pipeline opponents challenge Louisiana law targeting protesters

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Environmental groups and demonstrators arrested near an Energy Transfer LP crude pipeline filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging a 2018 Louisiana state law that made trespassing near oil and gas pipelines a criminal offense. Felony charges that carry sentences of up to five years...

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Rain, flooding expected in U.S. Southern Plains after deadly storms

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Navy SEAL’s murder trial delayed over defense claims of prosecutor misconduct

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A judge in the court-martial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with war crimes in Iraq said on Wednesday the trial would start at least a few days late as lawyers on both sides grappled over allegations that prosecutors illegally snooped on the defense. U.S. Navy SEAL Special Operations...

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Virginia governor’s role in blackface yearbook photo unclear, school says

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New Jersey man charged with threatening to bomb Trump Tower

(Reuters) - A 20-year-old New Jersey man accused of threatening on social media to "shoot everybody" at a pro-Israel march and bomb the Trump Tower skyscraper in New York City was arrested on Wednesday on a string of federal charges, prosecutors said. Pedestrians walk past and take pictures in front...

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Pelosi says she prays for Trump after accusing him of cover-up

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U.S. Treasury backs away from plan for Harriet Tubman on $20 bill next year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury will not introduce a redesigned $20 bill picturing escaped slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman next year as planned, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday. In 2016, the Treasury Department said it would replace former President Andrew Jackson's...

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Pilot reports flash just before fatal mid-air Alaska plane collision

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Texas environmentalists plan lawsuit against Valero for pollution

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Three Texas environmental groups notified Valero Energy Corp on Wednesday of plans to file a lawsuit under the U.S. Clean Air Act for pollution at the company's Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, the organizations said. FILE PHOTO: The Valero refinery next to the Houston Ship Channel is seen...

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