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Puerto Rico board asks Congress for backing in fight with governor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The federally appointed oversight board that manages Puerto Rico’s finances asked Congress for support on Tuesday in its fight with the island’s governor over who should take charge of halting efforts to restore electric power after Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello speaks during an interview …

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Waymo launching ride-hailing service in Phoenix with no human behind wheel

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Waymo self-driving unit is launching a ride-hailing service for the general public with no human driver behind the steering wheel and has been testing such fully self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona, Chief Executive John Krafcik said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Waymo unveils …

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Massachusetts court to weigh universities' suicide prevention role

BOSTON (Reuters) – The top court in Massachusetts is expected to hear arguments on Tuesday in a closely watched lawsuit against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology questioning to what extent universities and colleges can be held responsible when students commit suicide. FILE PHOTO: A man walks through Killian Court at …

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Hard-fought Virginia governor's race to test Trump's clout

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bitterly fought governor’s race in Virginia leads a slate of state and local elections on Tuesday that offer an early test of President Donald Trump’s political influence and possible strategies for both parties in next year’s midterm elections. Republican Party contender Ed Gillespie, who is campaigning …

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Lapse in background check database allowed Texan church gunman to buy weapons: Pentagon

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) – The man who committed the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history was able to buy guns legally from a sporting goods store because a prior domestic violence conviction was never entered into an FBI database used in background checks, officials said. Mourners gather at a …

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