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NASA experiment to color the skies over the U.S. East Coast

NASA experiment to color the skies over the U.S. East Coast

Published 11/06/2017

A high-flying science experiment may color the skies above the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast with bluish green and red clouds on Sunday evening, as NASA seeks to learn more about charged particles at the top of Earth's atmosphere.

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U.S. judge orders Dish to pay $280 million fines, damages in telemarketing lawsuit

U.S. judge orders Dish to pay $280 million fines, damages in telemarketing lawsuit

Published 05/06/2017

The Dish Network logo is seen on the side of an installer truck in Denver, Colorado March 2, 2009. Picture taken March 2, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A federal judge in Illinois on Monday ordered Dish Network Corp to pay $280 million in penalties to the U.S. government and four states in an eight-year-old "robocall" telemarketing lawsuit.

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Golf: Donald turns back clock, two shots behind at Harbour Town

Golf: Donald turns back clock, two shots behind at Harbour Town

Published 13/04/2017

Former world number one Luke Donald, looking to break through at the RBC Heritage after many close calls, shot a six-under-par 65 that left him two shots off the lead after the opening round in South Carolina on Thursday.

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Golf: Johnson to make PGA Tour return at Wells Fargo in May

Golf: Johnson to make PGA Tour return at Wells Fargo in May

Published 13/04/2017

Dustin Johnson of the U.S. looks over the 10th green during Wednesday practice rounds for the 2017 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S., April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Dustin Johnson will make his first start since withdrawing from last week's U.S. Masters when he competes in the Wells Fargo Championship at Eagle Point Golf Club in North Carolina from May 4-7, the tournament's director said on Thursday.

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North Carolina lawmakers reach deal to repeal transgender bathroom law

North Carolina lawmakers reach deal to repeal transgender bathroom law

Published 30/03/2017

FILE PHOTO -- A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access adorns the bathroom stalls at the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, North Carolina May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake/File Photo

North Carolina Republican lawmakers said late on Wednesday they had reached a deal to repeal the state's controversial law prohibiting transgender people from using restrooms in accordance with their gender identities.

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Trump seeks to ax Appalachia economic programs, causing worry in coal country

Trump seeks to ax Appalachia economic programs, causing worry in coal country

Published 17/03/2017

Earl Gohl (C), co-director of the Appalachian Regional Commission, is participating in a coding demo with Interapt trainees in Paintsville, Kentucky, U.S. on March 13, 2017. REUTERS/Valerie Volcovici

President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating funding for economic development programs supporting laid-off coal miners and others in Appalachia, stirring fears in a region that supported him of another letdown on the heels of the coal industry’s collapse.

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Immigrants across the U.S. skip work, school in anti-Trump protest

Immigrants across the U.S. skip work, school in anti-Trump protest

Published 17/02/2017

Demonstrators march during the 'Day Without Immigrants' protest in Washington, DC, U.S., February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Businesses shut their doors, students skipped class and thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the United States on Thursday to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

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Fighting travel ban is gamble for Democratic officials in Trump states

Fighting travel ban is gamble for Democratic officials in Trump states

Published 09/02/2017

Shanez Tabarsi is greeted by her daughter Negin after traveling to the U.S. from Iran following a federal court's temporary stay of President Trump's executive order travel ban at Logan Airport in Boston. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Three of the 19 Democratic state attorneys general who joined Washington state's legal challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban are making a politically tricky maneuver: they are from states that went for Trump in the November election.

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Texas unveils `bathroom bill` that critics say targets LGBT rights

Texas unveils `bathroom bill` that critics say targets LGBT rights

Published 06/01/2017

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick speaks at a news conference on the introduction of a bill that would limit access to bathrooms and other facilities for transgender people at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, U.S., January 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jon Herskovitz

A Texas Republican state senator introduced legislation on Thursday to limit public restroom access for transgender people, despite warnings from a business group that the measure would hurt the Texas economy because it was discriminatory.

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Democratic voter-intimidation cases falter in three U.S. states

Democratic voter-intimidation cases falter in three U.S. states

Published 08/11/2016

FILE PHOTO -- Visitors enter the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S. October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File Photo

Democrats fell short in three U.S. states on Monday in their legal battle to impose tighter restrictions on supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump who plan to monitor Election Day voting for signs of fraud.

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