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  1. Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 18 | Reuters

    Toys "R" Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains. The Chapter 11 filing is among the largest ever by a specialty retailer and casts doubt over the future of the company's approximately 1,600 stores and 64,000 employees.

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  2. UPDATE 1-Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 18 | Reuters

    Toys 'R' Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains. Toys 'R' Us said it received a commitment for over $3 billion in debtor-in-possession financing from lenders including a JPMorgan-led bank syndicate and certain of the company's existing lenders.

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  3. Protesters, counter-protesters face off at Virginia Confederate statueRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 16 | Reuters

    Protesters and counter-protesters exchanged words and signs near the Confederate monument of General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday, during a rally protesting its removal. Rough Cut .

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  4. UPDATE 1-Toys 'R' Us preparing for possible bankruptcy filing -sourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 15 | Reuters

    Toys 'R' Us is working to put together a loan to fund its operations in a potential bankruptcy filing that could come before the holiday sales season, according to people familiar with the matter. The toy merchant's move underscores the deep distress rippling through retailers of all sizes as consumers increasingly shop online at sellers such as Amazon.com Inc or go to discounters such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc .

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  5. Toys 'R' Us mulls bankruptcy filing: Wall Street JournalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 15 | Reuters

    Toys 'R' Us Inc could file for bankruptcy in the coming weeks as pressure from skittish suppliers intensifies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company and its restructuring advisers are considering filing for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond, Virginia, according to the WSJ report.

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  6. Man pleads guilty to murders of Maryland sisters kidnapped in 1975Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 12 | Reuters

    Lloyd Lee Welch is pictured in this 1977 booking photo courtesy of the Montgomery County Police. Welch, who has been imprisoned since 1997 as a "convicted child sex offender" was named a "person of interest" in the 1975 case of the disappearance of two sisters last seen at a Maryland mall by Chief Tom Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department during a press conference February 11, 2014.

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  7. Appeals court allows prayer at Michigan county's public meetingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 6 | Reuters

    A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday said the elected public board of commissioners in Jackson County, Michigan did not violate the U.S. Constitution by opening monthly meetings with Christian prayers and asking audience members to join. By a 9-6 vote, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati rejected claims by the plaintiff Peter Bormuth that the prayers violated the First Amendment's Establishment Clause because the commissioners, all Christian, offered them.

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  8. Mayor says Lee statue must go as debate over U.S. slave past ragesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2017 | Reuters

    The mayor of Charlottesville called on Friday for a special session of Virginia's legislature to let localities decide the fate of Confederate monuments like the statue at the center of a far-right rally last week that turned deadly. Mayor Mike Signer issued his appeal amid an increasingly contentious debate over what to do with memorials to Confederate figures, who fought for the preservation of slavery during the U.S. Civil war, that are seen by opponents as offensive.

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  9. Interfering with flight crew not always violent crime: U.S. appeals courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | Reuters

    Interfering with a flight crew is not always a "crime of violence," a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday in a decision favoring a New York man who rushed the cockpit and shouted about jihad while aboard a United Airlines flight. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, ordered a lower court judge to reconsider whether David Diaz should pay $22,151.77 in restitution to United as part of a punishment that also included nine months in prison.

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  10. EPA wins U.S. court reversal over coal jobs studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | Reuters

    A federal appeals court said the Environmental Protection Agency should not have been ordered by a lower court judge to assess how its air regulations affect coal industry jobs, in a defeat for Murray Energy Corp, a large coal miner. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, ruled on Thursday that in passing the Clean Air Act, Congress did not authorize lawsuits such as Murray's, depriving federal courts of jurisdiction to hear them.

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  11. Trump administration amends travel ban date to keep legal battle aliveRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2017 | Reuters

    The Trump administration on Wednesday moved to amend the starting date of its proposed 90-day travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries in a bid to keep its legal battle alive. The amendment appears intended to avoid the administration's legal case at the U.S. Supreme Court becoming moot on grounds that parts of the executive order have expired.

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  12. Two fugitives captured after escaping from Oklahoma jail: mediaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | Reuters

    Two of the four inmates who escaped earlier this week through a jail's air vent in central Oklahoma were caught early on Wednesday after being spotted by fishermen at a reservoir, local media reported. Authorities took Trey Goodnight, 27, and Jeremy Irvin, 31, into custody near the Wes Watkins Reservoir, about 30 miles southwest of the Lincoln County Jail in Chandler, from where they broke out on Monday, according to KFOR.com, the website of the NBC television affiliate in Oklahoma City.

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  13. Gunman shoots congressman, police at Virginia baseball practiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | Reuters

    A gunman opened fire at a baseball practice involving U.S. politicians in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday, wounding several people including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, police and witnesses said. WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, opening the door for future troop increases requested by the U.S. commander.

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  14. UPDATE 1-Trump administration asks for more time to file travel ban briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | Reuters

    The Trump administration on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court for more time to file papers responding to an appeals court ruling that upheld a block on a proposed travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority countries. The high court is weighing the administration's two emergency applications asking for the ban issued on March 6 to immediately go into effect.

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  15. REFILE-UPDATE 1-Trump eyes Supreme Court after appeals court rejects travel banRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | Reuters

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized a federal appeals court one day after it handed him another legal setback by refusing to revive his U.S. travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority nations, and appeared poised for the nation's top court to weigh in. On Monday, the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals became the second federal appeals court to reject the Republican Trump administration's bid to undo a Hawaii federal judge's decision that blocked the temporary travel ban in a dispute headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  16. Japan's trading houses offload thermal coal assets amid climate concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | Reuters

    TOKYO, June 13 Japanese trading houses including top-ranked Mitsubishi Corp are offloading thermal coal assets on growing concerns about the fuel's environmental impact, in a move also reflecting a shift in their focus to the more profitable coking coal. With networks spanning the globe, trading houses are trying to mitigate global criticism around the harm the fuel causes.

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  17. Sri Lankan shares hit 5-1/2-week closing low despite foreign inflowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | Reuters

    Sri Lankan shares on Tuesday hit their lowest close in more than five weeks due to profit-booking in blue chips, although foreign investors actively bought into the island nation's risky assets. Foreign investors were net buyers of 389.9 million rupees worth of shares, extending the year-to-date net foreign inflow to 20.7 billion rupees.

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  18. Rio Tinto CEO sees Canada as less business-friendly than in pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | Reuters

    The chief executive of Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto , which owns iron ore, diamond and aluminum mines and processing facilities in Canada, said on Tuesday that it was becoming tougher to do business in the resource-rich country. "You know mining well and you understand its value, but to be very frank it has been getting harder to do business here over the years - from employee relations to tax to managing land access," Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques said in prepared remarks to be delivered at the International Economic Forum of the Americas in Montreal.

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  19. Sessions to face questions on Russia, Comey in high-stakes Senate hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2017 | Reuters

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face questions on Tuesday about his dealings with Russian officials and whether he intentionally misled Congress as a Senate panel investigates the Kremlin's alleged involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Sessions' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. , has the potential for high drama as the Russia probe continues to dominate U.S. politics, sidelining President Donald Trump's domestic agenda.

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  20. Trump blasts court for ruling against travel ban at 'dangerous time'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | Reuters

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals one day after it handed him another legal setback by refusing to revive his U.S. travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority nations. "Well, as predicted, the 9th Circuit did it again - Ruled against the TRAVEL BAN at such a dangerous time in the history of our country.

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