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Thousands of Mexicans march to scrap NAFTA, as government fights to save it

Thousands of Mexicans march to scrap NAFTA, as government fights to save it

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – While Mexican government negotiators fought tooth and nail to save the North American Free Trade Agreement during talks in Washington, thousands of Mexican farmers and workers took to the streets on Wednesday demanding the deal be scrapped.

Truck driver formally indicted for 10 immigrant deaths in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A truck driver accused of smuggling immigrants inside a packed and sweltering tractor-trailer through Texas, 10 of whom died, was formally indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday on charges that can carry the death penalty, prosecutors said.

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Possession of small amounts of narcotics now minor offense in Oregon

(Reuters) – Possession of small quantities of narcotics like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine are no longer felonies in Oregon under a measure signed into law by Governor Kate Brown, who said on Wednesday that it undoes laws that had unfairly targeted minorities and the poor.

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Trump's stance on Virginia violence shocks America's allies

BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) – America’s closest allies condemned U.S. President Donald Trump in unusually strong and personal terms on Wednesday after he put part of the blame for violent clashes in the state of Virginia on those marching against gun-brandishing neo-Nazis.

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Maryland judge reaffirms life sentences for D.C. sniper Malvo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Six life sentences for a man convicted in a deadly Washington area sniper spree when he was 17 have been allowed to stand after a Maryland judge found that he had not been given mandatory life terms, which the U.S. Supreme court has ruled unconstitutional for juveniles.

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New York Times editor testifies in Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit

(Reuters) – The editor of the New York Times editorial board on Wednesday took the witness stand in a lawsuit filed by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who claims that a June editorial in the paper defamed her by linking her to a 2011 mass shooting.

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'Whose Streets?' spotlights diverging narratives of Ferguson

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – While America confronts the aftermath of protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, the story behind an incident that contributed to racial tensions in the United States is the subject of the newly released documentary “Whose Streets?”

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House panel to hold hearing on white supremacist threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing next month about threats from extremist groups, including domestic terrorism, following a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.

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U.S. ends program for Central American minors fleeing violence

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security terminated a program on Wednesday that allowed minors fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to settle in the United States, ending travel hopes for more than 2,700 children awaiting approval.

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U.N. inquiry finds Congolese militia likely killed U.N. monitors

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A United Nations inquiry found that two U.N. investigators were murdered by a group of Congolese, likely militia members from central Democratic Republic of Congo, but an absence of evidence “does not preclude the possibility that others are involved.”

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