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U.S. Top News: Republican activists widely say Romney should sit out White House run

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Republican activists widely say Romney should sit out White House run
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Mitt Romney's declaration that he is considering a third shot at the White House after being a two-time Republican presidential loser was widely greeted with disdain at a national gathering of Republican activists on Thursday.
Indian woman allegedly raped by Uber driver plans to sue in U.S.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A woman who was allegedly raped by an Uber taxi driver in India's capital has hired a prominent lawyer to sue the online-hailing taxi service in U.S. courts.
Two dead inside Florida home after robbery suspect cornered
(Reuters) - Police found two bodies in a house in central Florida on Thursday after they had cornered a robbery suspect there then stopped him in a blaze of gunfire as he tried to drive a car through their cordon.
Pope's U.S. visit a chance to mend fences with conservatives
(Reuters) - Pope Francis has electrified Roman Catholics in the United States with the open, accepting tone he has brought to the role, and his first visit later this year is expected to draw more than a million followers eager to set eyes on him.
Trial nears end for Chicago-area policeman in death of 95-year-old man
MARKHAM, Ill. (Reuters) - A judge on Friday could decide the fate of a Chicago-area police officer charged in the death of a 95-year-old man who was shot with beanbag cartridges after he allegedly threatened people with a knife.
Obama measures on Cuba trade, travel poke new holes in embargo
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States announced sweeping new rules on Thursday that will significantly ease sanctions on Cuba, opening up the communist-ruled island to expanded U.S. travel, trade and financial activities.
Oklahoma and Florida execute convicted murderers
(Reuters) - Oklahoma put to death convicted murderer and rapist Charles Warner on Thursday, its first execution since a faulty lethal injection last April sparked widespread criticism and led the state to draw up new protocols for its death chamber.
Occupy protesters arrested in Oakland to share $1.4 million settlement
(Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters arrested during a 2012 Occupy movement demonstration in Oakland, California, have won a nearly $1.4 million settlement of a lawsuit that accused authorities of violating their civil rights, an attorney said on Thursday.
Illinois mother charged with attempting to poison children's juice
(Reuters) - An Illinois mother was charged with attempting to kill two of her children by spiking their apple juice with prescription drugs before taking the drugs herself in a possible suicide attempt, police said on Thursday.
New Yorkers concerned by mayor's rift with police, poll shows
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of New York City residents are concerned by the unusually deep rift that has formed between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's police department, according to a poll released on Thursday, with 77 percent saying the relationship is bad.
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