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Winter storm edges U.S. Northeast near new snowfall records
BOSTON (Reuters) - A massive snowstorm that parked itself over the northeastern United States on Monday was forecast to drop up to two feet (60 cm) of snow over a region that has been repeatedly pounded over the past two weeks, closing schools and snarling travel.
U.S. Supreme Court refuses to halt same-sex marriages in Alabama
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused a request by Alabama's attorney general to keep same-sex marriages in the state on hold, likely clearing the way for gay and lesbian couples to begin seeking marriage licenses there.
'American Sniper' Texas murder trial nears as final jurors screened
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Final jury selection is set to begin on Monday in a Texas court for the U.S. veteran accused of fatally shooting Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL whose best-selling autobiography was turned into the hit movie "American Sniper."
District of Columbia holds hearing on marijuana sales
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The legal sale of marijuana in the U.S. capital takes a step forward on Monday as District of Columbia city council members weigh a bill legalizing pot and regulating its sale.
Obama, Katy Perry team up against domestic abuse at Grammys
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A powerful trio formed by President Barack Obama, pop star Katy Perry and a survivor took their fight against domestic abuse to the Grammy Awards on Sunday and exhorted artists to use their power to stop violence against women and girls.
Glitch delays launch of SpaceX rocket with U.S. weather satellite
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Launch of a SpaceX rocket with a U.S. weather satellite bound for deep space was called off minutes before liftoff on Sunday due to a technical problem, officials said.
U.S. judge puts $94.5 million Atlantic City casino deal on hold
(Reuters) - A federal judge in New Jersey on Sunday called a temporary halt to the pending sale of bankrupt Revel Casino in Atlantic City and scheduled a hearing on Monday on a motion to block some of the terms of the $94.5 million deal.
Paparazzi not responsible for deadly car crash involving Bruce Jenner
(Reuters) - Paparazzi photographers were not responsible for a deadly traffic accident involving Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner, who appeared uninjured in the four-car crash on a California highway this weekend, police said on Sunday.
Two injured in small plane crash near U.S. Army base in Maryland
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small, single-engine plane crashed on Sunday in a wooded area near Fort Meade, a U.S. Army base in Maryland, injuring two men, state police said.
Michigan man claiming bomb, drives pickup into Coast Guard station
(Reuters) - A Michigan man claiming to have a bomb drove his truck through the gates of a U.S. Coast Guard station on Lake Michigan early Sunday, according to police and media reports.
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