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Oct 13, 2015

Planned Parenthood revises reimbursement policy after video uproar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Planned Parenthood would no longer
accept reimbursement for fetal tissue donated for medical
research after abortions, the women’s healthcare provider said
on Tuesday, a response to allegations by anti-abortion
campaigners that it profited from abortions.

The policy change was announced amid a months-long
controversy after the release of videos secretly recorded by
anti-abortion activists that grew into demands by some
Republicans in Congress to cut off funding to the group, even
threatening a government shutdown last month.

Sep 30, 2015

Former U.S. spy agency contractor Snowden draws crowd with Twitter debut

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Edward Snowden has come in
from the cold – on Twitter.

Snowden, the fugitive former National Security Agency
contractor who leaked details about the U.S. government’s
massive surveillance programs, started a Twitter
account on Tuesday from exile in Russia with a simple handle –
@snowden.

Sep 29, 2015

Snowden draws crowd with Twitter debut

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Edward Snowden has come in from the cold – on Twitter.

Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the U.S. government’s massive surveillance programs, started a Twitter account on Tuesday from exile in Russia with a simple handle – @snowden.

Sep 29, 2015

U.S. whistleblower Snowden draws crowd with Twitter debut

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Edward Snowden has come in from the cold – on Twitter.

Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the U.S. government’s massive surveillance programs, started a Twitter (TWTR.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) account on Tuesday from exile in Russia with a simple handle – @snowden.

Sep 29, 2015

Whistleblower Snowden draws crowd with Twitter debut

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Edward Snowden has come in from the cold – on Twitter.

Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the U.S. government’s massive surveillance programs, started a Twitter account on Tuesday from exile in Russia with a simple handle – @snowden.

Sep 23, 2015

Baseball legend Yogi Berra dead at 90

By Bill Trott

(Reuters) – Yogi Berra, a Hall of Fame catcher for the New York Yankees whose mangled syntax made him one of the sports world’s most beloved and frequently quoted figures, has died at the age of 90.

Berra died of natural causes on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center posted online by Major League Baseball.

Sep 22, 2015

Jack Larson, who played Superman’s pal Jimmy Olsen in TV series, dies

By Bill Trott

(Reuters) – Jack Larson, who played Jimmy Olsen, the boyish, frequently imperiled cub reporter on the 1950s U.S. television series “Adventures of Superman” who was oblivious to the fact that his co-worker was actually the man of steel, died at the age of 87.

Larson died on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles’ Brentwood neighborhood, said Lieutenant Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy was pending.

Sep 10, 2015

U.S. to focus more on executives, not just companies, in criminal cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has
issued new guidelines that emphasize prosecuting individual
executives in white-collar crime cases, and not just their
corporations.

Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, author of a memo
outlining the rules for federal prosecutors, was to announce the
guidelines in a speech on Thursday at the New York University
Law School.

Sep 6, 2015

Critics push U.S. to help Europe by taking more refugees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States came under more pressure on Sunday to help Europe find sanctuary for a flood of immigrants displaced by war and chaos, but Washington showed no signs of planning a dramatic increase in its intake of refugees.

David Miliband, head of the International Rescue Committee and former British foreign secretary, called on the United States to bring out “the kind of leadership America has shown on these kind of issues” in the past.

Aug 30, 2015

Neurologist, author Oliver Sacks dies at age 82

By Bill Trott

(Reuters) – Oliver Sacks, the neurologist who studied the intricacies of the brain and wrote eloquently about them in books such as “Awakenings” and “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” died on Sunday at the age of 82, his personal assistant said.

The British-born Sacks, who announced in February that he had terminal liver cancer, died at his home in New York City at 1:30 a.m. with his partner, the writer Billy Hayes, and his personal assistant, Kate Edgar, at his side, Edgar told Reuters.