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Second Texas healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola
DALLAS (Reuters) - A second Texas healthcare worker who treated the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said on Wednesday.
FBI agent to testify in trial of friend of accused Boston bomber
BOSTON (Reuters) - An agent with the FBI is due to take the witness stand on Wednesday in the trial of a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber.
Pot business conference draws hundreds, hoping U.S. will legalize
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marijuana is illegal under federal law in the United States, but more than 300 attendees paid $500 each to attend the Cannabis Business Expo at a high-end hotel in Manhattan's Times Square, hoping to profit if it becomes legal by the end of the decade.
Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp said on Wednesday it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready in a decade.
California school district settles transgender discrimination complaint
(Reuters) - A southern California school district settled a claim with the federal government that alleged the district discriminated against a transgender student, officials said on Tuesday.
New apps for U.S. renters may keep lax landlords in line
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Tom Hunter and his two roommates were left without heat for more than a month by a negligent landlord in New York, they began toying with an idea: an app that could help renters keep landlords in check.
Police say tests show teen shot by St. Louis officer had gun residue on hands
St. Louis (Reuters) - A black teenager fatally shot last week in St. Louis by an off-duty police officer had gunshot residue on his hands, jeans and T-shirt, according to crime lab results released on Tuesday after four days of protests in the city against police violence.
California man indicted for fatal stabbing of parents, sons, dog
(Reuters) - A California man was indicted for fatally stabbing his parents, his two young sons and the family's dog, authorities said on Tuesday, in killings the man said were his "destiny".
Exclusive: U.S. pork group counters antibiotics report with online campaign
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A leading U.S. pork association will use an online marketing campaign to counter a critical television documentary on antibiotics use in livestock, pointing consumers to industry-funded websites that defend the practice, according to an association email.
Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion restrictions
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked certain restrictions on abortion contained in a Texas state law that abortion rights groups said would have forced all but a handful of clinics to shut down in the state of 26 million people.
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