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Jul 2, 2014

U.S. fans catch football fever, but team slumps to defeat

By Daniel Wallis

(Reuters) – American football fans decked out in red, white and blue flocked to stadiums and giant TV screens on Tuesday to see their team knocked out of the World Cup by Belgium in a heart-breaking game.

Strong performances by the U.S. team in Brazil had ignited passions in a country not known for its love of soccer, and free viewing parties were held from coast to coast while fans crammed into sports bars and restaurants.

Jul 2, 2014

U.S. fans catch soccer fever, but team slumps to defeat

By Daniel Wallis

(Reuters) – American soccer fans decked out in red, white and blue flocked to stadiums and giant TV screens on Tuesday to see their team knocked out of the World Cup by Belgium in a heart-breaking game.

Strong performances by the U.S. team in Brazil had ignited passions in a country not known for its love of soccer, and free viewing parties were held from coast to coast while fans crammed into sports bars and restaurants.

Jul 1, 2014

American fans catch soccer fever for key U.S. game

By Daniel Wallis

(Reuters) – American soccer fans decked out in red, white and blue flocked to stadiums and giant TV screens on Tuesday to cheer their national team in a World Cup clash with Belgium that could be the most-watched soccer game in U.S. history.

Strong performances by the U.S. team in Brazil have ignited passions in a country not known for its love of soccer. That excitement will peak if the supposed underdogs can triumph in Salvador and advance to the tournament’s quarter-finals.

Jul 1, 2014

American fans catch football fever for key U.S. game

By Daniel Wallis

(Reuters) – American football fans decked out in red, white and blue flocked to stadiums and giant TV screens on Tuesday to cheer their national team in a World Cup clash with Belgium that could be the most-watched football game in U.S. history.

Strong performances by the U.S. team in Brazil have ignited passions in a country not known for its love of football. That excitement will peak if the supposed underdogs can triumph in Salvador and advance to the tournament’s quarter-finals.

Jun 26, 2014

Emboldened by Utah ruling, Colorado clerk issues gay marriage licenses

DENVER, June 26 (Reuters) – A left-leaning Colorado county
defiantly issued marriage licenses to gay couples on Thursday,
emboldened by a landmark same-sex marriage ruling by a regional
appeals court, even as the state attorney general warned such
nuptials would not be valid.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver
ruled on Wednesday that conservative Utah cannot ban same-sex
couples from marrying, pushing the issue of gay marriage a step
nearer the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jun 26, 2014

U.S. appeals court backs gay marriage in conservative Utah

DENVER (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday that conservative Utah may not ban gay couples from marrying, a decision that capped a day of victories for same-sex nuptials and nudges the issue closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The ruling by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Denver-based 10th Circuit marked the first time that a regional appeals court has made such a decision in the year since the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to extend benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

Jun 25, 2014

U.S. courts back gay marriage in Utah, Indiana

DENVER (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday found a gay marriage ban in conservative Utah violated the Constitution, saying the heavily Mormon state could not bar same-sex nuptials in a ruling that capped a day of victories for gay couples.

The Utah ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver marked the first regional appeals court ruling on gay marriage since the U.S. Supreme Court forced the federal government to extend benefits to same-sex couples married in states that allow gay marriage last June.

Jun 24, 2014

U.S. police forces ‘dangerously’ militarized, rights group says

By Daniel Wallis

(Reuters) – Police SWAT teams are forcing their way into homes, often using explosive devices, simply to serve drug possession search warrants in tactics that a leading civil rights groups said on Tuesday treated civilians as wartime enemies.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said federal government programs that armed police “with the weapons and tactics of war” had led forces across the United States to become unnecessarily and dangerously militarized.

Jun 20, 2014

Three men wounded in shooting after rap concert in Denver area

DENVER (Reuters) – Authorities searched on Friday for a man who fired a rifle at a vehicle carrying Los Angeles rapper Schoolboy Q in the parking lot of a Colorado amphitheater after his performance at a concert headlined by Nas, wounding three other men in the car.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Schoolboy Q was not injured and that it was not releasing the identities of the victims nor their relationship to the 27-year-old rapper, whose real name is Quincey Matthew Hanley.

Jun 19, 2014

U.S. court strikes down Los Angeles ban on living in cars

By Daniel Wallis

(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court struck down on Thursday a Los Angeles city ordinance that bars people from living in their cars, describing the rule as cryptic and saying that it has been used to discriminate against the poor and homeless.

The ruling overturned a 2011 lower court decision in a lawsuit brought by a group including four homeless people who parked in the city’s Venice district and were cited and arrested under the ordinance, which prohibits the use of vehicles as living quarters.

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      "Daniel used to work for The Times newspaper and PA News agency in London before joining Reuters in 2003. Since then he has reported on political, general and economic news from across east Africa, Iraq and Latin America."
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