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Today's National Headlines
NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - A machinists union campaign to organize Boeing Co's South Carolina operations began in earnest on Tuesday, as the company turned over a list of about 3,000 employees eligible for an April 22 organizing vote.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The grandson of billionaire Getty oil founder J. Paul Getty, Andrew Getty, was found dead on Tuesday at his Los Angeles area home, the Los Angeles Times reported.

(Reuters) - An Alabama doctor-turned-lawmaker said on Tuesday he was abandoning his push to overturn a law requiring insurers to pay for post-pregnancy hospital stays that was inspired by and named after a former patient of his who died days after giving birth.

DENVER (Reuters) - A teenage Colorado girl whose remains were found dumped in a suitcase in a remote park area last month died from a drug overdose, the local coroner's office said on Tuesday.

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida city on Tuesday banned drinking on its beaches for the remainder of the current spring break season, after seven people were shot during a raucous party over the weekend.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A former pastor at a Florida church and a partner tried to use the 2012 bankruptcy of brokerage Peregrine Financial Group to hide their theft of $2 million from investors in a commodity trading scam, according to a lawsuit filed by U.S. regulators.

JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - The family of a University of Mississippi student withdrew him from the school on Tuesday after a video appearing to show him biting the head off a hamster while on spring break this month was posted online.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former FBI agent admitted on Tuesday to taking heroin seized in drug busts in the Washington area for his personal use and to evidence tampering that resulted in the dismissal of several major drug-trafficking cases.Matthew Lowry, 33, faces at least seven years in prison and a potential fine of up to $16 million, according to court documents.

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Three students have been expelled from Pennsylvania's Bucknell University for racist language and comments on the school's student-run radio station, university officials said on Tuesday.

DENVER (Reuters) - Police arrested a 51-year-old driver for the Uber car service on Wednesday who is accused of trying to burglarize a Denver woman's home after he dropped her off at the city's airport, authorities said.

(Reuters) - The estate of Latin pop star Selena Quintanilla filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against UMG R...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Trevor Noah, the newly announced successor to Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's l...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new collection of short stories by Elmore Leonard from early in the late A...
(Reuters) - The lingering 'will he play/won't he play?' scenario with Tiger Woods ahead of next week...
MIAMI (Reuters) - Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived a scare from Alexandr Dolgopolov on Tue...
RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) - World number one Lydia Ko has yet to win a major title but the...
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