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Puerto Rico oversight board enters agreement to address debt claims

Puerto Rico’s federally created financial oversight board said on Sunday it has entered into an agreement with bondholders to provide “a framework for a plan of adjustment” to address $35 billion of claims against the U.S. territory.

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Suspected North Carolina burglar caught after being fought off by boy with machete

North Carolina police arrested a suspected burglar on Sunday who was fought off by an 11-year-old boy with a machete and sought treatment at a hospital for a head wound, but managed to flee before police could arrest him.

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Phoenix mayor apologizes after police pull gun on parents of alleged child shoplifter

The mayor of Phoenix apologized and called a community meeting for this week amid public anger over a viral video showing police pointing a gun at the parents of a 4-year-old child over allegations she shoplifted a doll.

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North Carolina burglar attacked by boy with machete flees hospital

North Carolina police were hunting on Sunday for a suspected burglar who was fought off by an 11-year-old boy with a machete and later fled a hospital where he had sought treatment for a head wound before police could arrest him.

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Phoenix mayor sorry after police pull gun on parents of alleged child shoplifter

The mayor of Phoenix apologized and called a community meeting for this week amid public anger over a viral video showing police pointing a gun at the parents of a young child over allegations she shoplifted a doll.

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Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead

The Happy Spot was a little depressed.

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Tires blow on United jet during Newark airport landing, no injuries

Tires on a United Airlines jet blew out as it landed at New Jersey’s Newark airport on Saturday, causing flight delays but injuring none of the 166 passengers on board, officials said.

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Four Democratic 2020 candidates court South Carolina’s black voters

Four of the two dozen Democrats vying for their party’s 2020 U.S. presidential nomination appeared at a Black Economic Alliance forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, with an eye on the key role black voters will play in the early-voting state.

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Flights resume at Newark after United plane skids off runway, no injuries

Flights were briefly halted at New Jersey’s Newark airport on Saturday after a plane skidded off a runway while landing, but no one was hurt, federal officials said.

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New York police divers search Hudson River for missing swimmer

New York City police scuba divers searched the Hudson River on Saturday for a retired North Carolina professor who went missing while participating in a swim competition, officials said.

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Flights halted at Newark after United plane skids off runway, no injuries

Flights were halted at New Jersey’s Newark airport on Saturday after a plane skidded off a runway while landing, but no one was hurt, federal officials said.

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Trump administration owes D.C. government $7 million for inauguration: Washington Post

The Trump administration and Congress still owe the District of Columbia government $7 million for expenses related to the 2017 presidential inauguration, the Washington Post reported on Friday, raising questions about who will foot the bill for the president’s planned July 4 speech at the Lincoln Memorial.

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Democratic 2020 candidates court South Carolina’s black voters

Four of the two dozen Democrats vying for the party’s 2020 U.S. presidential nomination will appear at a Black Economic Alliance forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, with an eye on the key role black voters will play in the early-voting state.

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Hundreds gather for vigil in Memphis neighborhood where man was shot

Some 300 people gathered on Friday evening for a candle-light vigil in the Memphis neighborhood where a young black man was shot dead by federal authorities as residents remained on edge following violent demonstrations earlier this week.

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Fugitive ex-priest to face Arizona child sex charges

A fugitive former Catholic priest who fled to Italy and vanished after being indicted on child sex charges in Arizona in 2003 has been found and returned to Arizona, authorities said on Friday.

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Trump presses Lockheed to keep open a Pennsylvania plant slated for closure

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged Lockheed Martin Corp to keep open its Sikorsky helicopter plant in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, a week after the weapons maker announced the planned closure of the facility.

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U.S. court lets Trump transgender military ban stand, orders new review

A U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a victory in his effort to ban most transgender people from the military, ordering a judge to reconsider her ruling against the policy, which the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed to take effect.

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U.S. drugmakers file lawsuit against requiring drug prices in TV ads

U.S. drugmakers filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a new government regulation that would require them to disclose the list price of prescription drugs in direct-to-consumer television advertisements.

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U.S. says $168 million ITT for-profit student loans to be forgiven

Former students at ITT Technical Institute will not have to pay $168 million they still owe on private loans from an affiliated lender to attend the now-defunct for-profit college, under a U.S. regulatory settlement announced on Friday.

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U.S. drugmakers file lawsuit against rule requiring drug prices in TV ads

U.S. drugmakers on Friday filed a lawsuit to prevent the companies from disclosing the list price of prescription drugs in direct-to-consumer television advertisements as per a newly proposed government regulation.

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Memphis neighborhood mourns local man, worries about more riots

Residents of a Memphis neighborhood worried on Friday about any repeat of violent demonstrations that erupted this week after police fatally shot a young black man.

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U.S. cities propose framework for nationwide opioid settlement talks

Lawyers for counties and municipalities suing drug manufacturers and distributors over their alleged roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic on Friday pitched a novel plan that would bring all 24,500 communities nationally into their negotiations for billions of dollars in settlements.

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Trump defends adviser Conway, won’t fire her over political comments

President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not fire White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, a day after a federal watchdog accused her of breaking U.S. law by making political statements in her official role and called for her ouster.

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Founder of alleged U.S. sex cult Nxivm calls no witnesses at trial

Keith Raniere, the New York man accused of trapping women in a sex cult and having them branded with his initials, said Friday that he would call no witnesses at his trial, setting the stage for jurors to begin deliberating on his fate next week.

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U.S. cities pitch framework for nationwide opioid settlement talks

Lawyers for counties and municipalities suing drug manufacturers and distributors over their alleged roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic on Friday pitched a plan that would bring all 24,500 communities nationally into their negotiations for billions of dollars in settlements.