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U.S. Top News: Judge allows Detroit to start bankruptcy exit plan immediately

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Judge allows Detroit to start bankruptcy exit plan immediately
DETROIT (Reuters) - The federal judge who approved Detroit's plan for exiting the biggest-ever U.S. municipal bankruptcy gave the city on Wednesday the go-ahead for putting the plan in motion.
Brown family calls for non-violence, has faith in jury: lawyer
GENEVA (Reuters) - The family of the slain Missouri teenager Michael Brown said on Wednesday that they had faith in the pending decision of a grand jury and called for supporters to refrain from violence.
U.S. nurses to protest, strike over Ebola measures
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nurses across the United States will stage protest rallies and strikes on Wednesday over what they say is insufficient protection for health workers dealing with patients possibly stricken with the deadly Ebola virus.
U.S. states' pot legalization not in line with international law: U.N. agency
VIENNA (Reuters) - Moves by some U.S. states to legalize marijuana are not in line with international drugs conventions, the U.N. anti-narcotics chief said on Wednesday, adding he would discuss the issue in Washington next week.
Pentagon No. 2 urges end to U.S. defense cut 'madness'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work appealed on Wednesday for lawmakers to "end this madness" of across-the-board Pentagon spending cuts, saying they threaten U.S. military readiness and technological dominance at a time of complex global challenges.
White supremacist charged in Kansas murders set for court hearing
KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - A white supremacist accused of killing three people at two Jewish facilities in Kansas in April is set to appear in court on Wednesday for a hearing to determine whether he should stand trial on capital murder charges.
Judge to review competency of Wisconsin girl in Slenderman case
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday is scheduled to review the mental competency of a girl accused of luring a classmate into the woods and repeatedly stabbing her to please Slenderman, a fictional Internet character.
Missouri governor vows to stop any violence after Ferguson decision
WELDON SPRINGS Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said on Tuesday the National Guard would be on standby to respond to any violence after a grand jury decides whether or not to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson.
Exclusive: As cities struggle, Scranton in Pennsylvania to triple a local tax
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former steel and coal town of Scranton, Pennsylvania, will triple a local tax next year as it and some other U.S. cities struggle to recover from the financial crisis, the city's business administrator told Reuters on Tuesday.
Chicago expected to pass law to stem redevelopment of cheap hotels
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago City Council is expected to pass an ordinance on Wednesday that will make it tougher to redevelop single-room occupancy (SRO) hotels, which advocates say will protect residents from homelessness.
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