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States sue U.S. to void state and local tax deduction cap

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four U.S. states sued the federal government on Tuesday to void the new $10,000 cap on federal deductions for state and local taxes included in President Donald Trump's 2017 tax overhaul. Learn More


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U.S. grand jury indicts woman on charges of being Russian agent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Russian woman on charges of acting as an agent of the Russian government, the Justice Department said. More »


Separated immigrants win deportation reprieves from two U.S. judges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for immigrant families separated by the U.S. government at the border with Mexico said a federal judge's order barring rapid deportations until at least next Tuesday would give their clients breathing room as they decided their next steps. More »


California wildfire moves toward Yosemite, small mountain towns

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A fierce California wildfire crept toward the boundary of Yosemite National Park on Tuesday as crews fought through steep, often inaccessible terrain and thick smoke to protect a string of small mountain communities in the path of the flames. More »


Jury convicts ex-N.Y. state senate leader of soliciting bribes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos was found guilty of soliciting bribes and other federal corruption charges by a jury on Tuesday, nearly a year after an appeals court threw out an earlier conviction. More »


Michigan State chief, U.S. Olympic Committee CEO to testify on athlete safety

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Interim Michigan State University President John Engler and the heads of the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics are scheduled testify on July 24 before a U.S. Senate commerce panel on efforts to protect athletes from abuse, the committee said on Tuesday. More »


Texas to execute convicted killer despite plea by victim's family

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas plans to execute a man on Tuesday for murdering a store owner during a robbery in 2004, despite calls from some relatives of the victim that the life of the inmate be spared as they have forgiven him. More »


Murder suspect due in U.S. court after DNA cracks open 1988 case

(Reuters) - A 59-year-old Indiana man will be formally charged on Thursday with the 1988 murder of an eight-year-old girl after the decades-old cold case was cracked open by DNA evidence linked to a genealogical website, authorities said on Tuesday. More »


Ex-Ohio State wrestlers sue school claiming it ignored sexual abuse

(Reuters) - Four former Ohio State University varsity wrestlers sued the school on Monday, claiming its athletic doctor sexually abused them and others over 20 years and the school failed to stop it. More »


U.S. motor travel rose by 0.8 percent in May: DOT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Motorists traveled 0.8 percent more miles on U.S. roads and highways in May compared with last year, data released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) shows. More »


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