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(Reuters) – Dozens of U.S. trade groups have asked federal rail regulators to investigate CSX Corp’s (CSX.O) “chronic service failures,” saying problems at No. 3 U.S. railroad have rippled across the North American rail network, according to a letter seen by Reuters. The letter, from the Rail Customer Coalition sent on Monday, is the latest
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(Reuters) – South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a national opioid addiction epidemic. The lawsuit by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, filed in Richland County Court of Common Pleas in Columbia, accuses
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(Reuters) – Voters in Alabama head to the polls on Tuesday to choose Republican and Democratic nominees for a U.S. Senate seat, in a race that has been dominated by debate over President Donald Trump. Nine Republicans and seven Democrats are competing in the respective primaries, with little expectation that any candidate will reach the
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California sued the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday over federal restrictions on some law enforcement grants to so-called sanctuary cities, continuing a legal counterattack by Democrats against President Donald Trump’s administration. The city of San Francisco also filed its own lawsuit against the Justice Department late last week, saying the
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(Reuters) – The chief executives of Intel Corp, Merck & Co Inc and Under Armour Inc resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council on Monday, following Trump’s initially tepid response to weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. “I resigned from the council to call attention to the serious
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(Reuters) – An Oklahoma man has been arrested by the FBI on charges that he tried to blow up an Oklahoma City bank building with a van he thought was packed with explosives, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Jerry Drake Varnell, 23, of Sayre, Oklahoma, on Saturday. According to
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DENVER (Reuters) – Jurors began deliberating on Monday in a trial centering on accusations by Taylor Swift that a Colorado DJ grabbed her bare bottom, after his lawyer argued that his client was a respected industry veteran who never would have risked his job to grope the pop star. Plaintiff’s attorney Gabriel McFarland made his
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texas measures to restrict access for transgender people to bathrooms in schools and public buildings appear doomed this week after hundreds of businesses stood in opposition and moderate Republican powerbrokers blocked the bills. The so-called bathroom bills have caused rifts among Republicans who control the state’s legislature, leaving no likely path
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Illinois Senate on Sunday rejected Governor Bruce Rauner’s changes to an education funding bill, sending the measure to the House, where similar action is uncertain, and leaving school districts guessing when state-aid dollars will begin flowing. The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 38-19 to override the governor’s amendatory veto, which proponents of the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The special counsel investigating whether Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign wants to speak with current and former senior White House officials, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the investigation, is in talks with the
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