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U.S. lobbies Qatar over couple in child death case
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. officials have been in contact with Qatar's government to ask them to allow a Los Angeles couple to return home after an appeals court threw out convictions linked to the death of their African-born adopted daughter, a State Department spokeswoman said on Monday.
Obama vows to address 'simmering distrust' between police, minorities
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a forceful pledge on Monday to use his last two years in office to address the "simmering distrust" between police and minority communities as he requested $263 million for the federal response to the civil rights upheaval triggered in Ferguson, Missouri.
Florida high court to consider extension of self-defense gun law
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - An appeal before the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday could shift the burden of proof for the state's "Stand Your Ground" law, relieving gun owners of a legal duty to prove self-defense when they brandish weapons in violent confrontations.
Obama to urge Congress to loosen purse strings for Ebola fight
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday will press Congress to approve $6.18 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and prepare U.S. hospitals to handle future cases.
U.S. hospitals make fewer serious errors; 50,000 lives saved
NEW YORK (Reuters) - About 50,000 people are alive today because U.S. hospitals committed 17 percent fewer medical errors in 2013 than in 2010, government health officials said on Tuesday.
Obama considering Ashton Carter, others for next defense secretary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is considering a variety of high-profile figures as his candidate to be the next U.S. defense secretary and replace the resigning Chuck Hagel, administration sources said on Monday.
Ferguson protesters lawyer up after scores of arrests
FERGUSON, MO. (Reuters) - The young man and woman waiting in the dark outside the St. Louis county jail were bundled up in scarves and hats to ward off a light freezing rain, but still they were shivering. Every time someone emerged from the jail they would scurry with the person to a nearby car, which had the engine running and the heat blasting.
U.S. military warned of possible Islamic State attacks at home: report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials have warned military personnel that Islamic State forces may be planning attacks against them in the United States, ABC News reported on Monday.
Navajo Nation president signs landmark law enforcement legislation
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - The president of the Navajo Nation signed an amendment to the tribal code on Monday reinstating stiffer jail sentences and fines for some non-violent crimes that have often gone unpunished on the reservation over the past decade.
Police find more than 10 dead horses on Mississippi ranch
JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - Authorities found at least 10 dead horses on a Mississippi ranch after receiving a report that more than 170 of the animals, many of them malnourished, were on the property, officials said on Monday. 
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