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May 22, 2018

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Texas leaders want more screening and more guns to prevent more shootings

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas political leaders are considering installing airport-style security at public schools and screening students for mental health issues as alternatives to gun control to thwart a repeat of last week's deadly shooting at a Houston-area high school.

As U.S. shrinks refugee operations, new arrivals in Kansas town lose a lifeline

GARDEN CITY, Kansas (Reuters) - In his first whirlwind weeks in the United States, Wimber Htoo, 23, racked up a list of accomplishments. He learned to use the bus, applied for a social security card and obtained a state ID, all new experiences for Htoo, a member of the Karen minority who fled Myanmar as a teenager for a refugee camp in Thailand.

Gender, guns, partisan infighting define state nominating contests

(Reuters) - Voters in several states are casting ballots on Tuesday for candidates who could make U.S. political history.

Prodded by Trump, FBI to look into complaint about its 2016 tactics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department agreed on Monday to investigate "any irregularities" in FBI tactics related to President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign after Trump questioned whether an FBI informant had been planted into his political organization.

Lava creeps onto geothermal plant site on Hawaii's Big Island

PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Molten lava from the erupting Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island crept onto a geothermal power plant site on Monday, as workers rushed to shut down the facility to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases.

Pennsylvania sues over troubled Harrisburg incinerator bond deals

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's administration on Monday sued an array of financial, legal and other professional firms over their involvement in a 15-year-old incinerator upgrade project that nearly bankrupted the state capital, Harrisburg.

U.S. proposes end of grizzly-baiting ban in Alaska's national preserves

(Reuters) - The Trump administration has proposed rescinding Obama-era rules barring sport hunters from using bait to lure and kill grizzly bears in Alaska's national preserves, as is allowed in other parts of the state, the National Park Service said on Monday.

Companies win big at U.S. top court on worker class-action curbs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements already in place for about 25 million employees.

Gunman who killed Indian man in Kansas bar pleads guilty to federal charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Kansas man who shot and killed an Indian software engineer and injured two others in February 2017 pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court to hate crime and firearm charges, the Justice Department said.

Hawaii volcano eruption driving away millions in tourism dollars

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Reuters) - Cruise ships have canceled stops on Hawaii's Big Island. Hotel rooms will sit vacant this summer despite price cuts.

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