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U.S. immigration arrests fall under Trump as resources shift to the border

1 hour 41 min ago
U.S. immigration arrests fell under President Donald Trump at the end of 2018 compared to the same period a year earlier, a drop authorities attributed to a growing need to deal with "alarming rates" of migrant families at the border.
Categories: National News

Trump signs executive 'free speech' order for U.S. colleges

2 hours 42 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order linking "free speech" efforts at public universities to federal grants in an effort to combat what he considers a clamp down on conservative students' abilities to share their views.
Categories: National News

Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid rising floodwaters in Midwestern U.S.

3 hours 6 min ago
Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency on Thursday as floodwaters that left a swath of destruction across Nebraska and Iowa surged downstream, swamping small towns, roads and farmland in the U.S Midwest.
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Climate change's fingerprints are on U.S. Midwest floods: scientists

3 hours 6 min ago
Climate change played a hand in the deadly floods in the U.S. upper Midwest that have damaged crops and drowned livestock, scientists said on Thursday, while a Trump administration official said more homework was needed before making that link.
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Man charged with sending bombs to Trump critics pleads guilty

3 hours 34 min ago
A Florida man pleaded guilty on Thursday to criminal charges in connection with the mailing of bombs to prominent Democrats and other critics of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Categories: National News

Houston suburbs lift travel restrictions imposed after petrochemical fire

3 hours 48 min ago
Two Houston-area cities told residents to stay indoors and closed schools on Thursday due to air pollution from a petrochemical plant fire, then lifted the travel restrictions after airborne levels of the chemicals abated.
Categories: National News

Wisconsin judge blocks Republican-backed laws curbing Democratic governor's powers

3 hours 59 min ago
A Wisconsin judge on Thursday blocked legislation passed by Republican lawmakers during a December lame-duck session intended to curb the powers of newly elected Democratic Governor Tony Evers, calling the measures unconstitutionally approved.
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Pastor convicted of hacking, insider trading gets five years prison: NY judge

4 hours 15 min ago
A former hedge fund manager who also worked as a pastor was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison after being convicted of insider trading on non-public corporate press releases stolen by computer hackers.
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Floods threaten more states in rain-soaked U.S. Midwest

4 hours 59 min ago
As icy floodwaters fed by rains and melting snow receded in Nebraska and Iowa, leaving destroyed homes, drowned cattle and swamped farmland, Midwestern states downstream on Thursday braced for a relentless surge along the Missouri River, with more rain expected.
Categories: National News

Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban

6 hours 52 min ago
Mississippi's Republican governor signed one of America's strictest abortion bills on Thursday banning women from obtaining an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can often occur before a woman even realizes she is pregnant.
Categories: National News

More floodwaters rising in storm-ravaged U.S. Midwest

6 hours 56 min ago
As icy, lethal floodwaters fed by rains and melting snow recede in Nebraska and Iowa, leaving destroyed homes, drowned cattle and swamped farmland, Midwest states downstream were set on Thursday for a relentless surge of the Missouri River.
Categories: National News

U.S. Powerball jackpot soars to $625 million ahead of Saturday's drawing

7 hours 8 min ago
The U.S. Powerball jackpot leaped to at least $645 million on Thursday ahead of its second drawing after no one claimed the winning numbers announced on Wednesday, when the cash prize was at $550 million, according to lottery officials.
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Kentucky launches probe into drug overcharges by pharmacy benefit managers

7 hours 18 min ago
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said on Thursday he had launched an investigation into allegations that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) had overcharged state health insurance programs for drugs and discriminated against independent pharmacies.
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FBI not properly assessing potential U.S. maritime terrorism threats: report

7 hours 30 min ago
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is not taking appropriate steps to review and assess potential maritime terrorism risks facing U.S. sea ports, the Justice Department's internal watchdog has found.
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Houston suburbs order residents indoors, close schools after chemical plant fire

7 hours 43 min ago
Residents of two Houston-area cities were told to stay indoors and schools in six communities were closed on Thursday due to air pollution after a petrochemical plant fire.
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U.S. team heading in positive direction from dark place, says Biles

9 hours 6 min ago
Simone Biles believes U.S gymnastics is moving in a positive direction after the "dark place" it found itself in a year ago following a sex-abuse scandal.
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Texas residents ordered indoors, schools closed after chemical plant fire

9 hours 27 min ago
Residents of two Houston-area cities were told to stay indoors and schools in six communities were closed on Thursday due to air pollution by a cancer-causing chemical after a petrochemical plant fire.
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Mississippi governor to sign 'heartbeat' abortion ban

9 hours 46 min ago
Mississippi's Republican governor was due to sign one of America's strictest abortion bills on Thursday banning women from obtaining an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can often occur before a woman even realizes she is pregnant.
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Residents told to shelter in place after Texas petrochemical plant fire

11 hours 37 sec ago
Residents of a Houston-area community were told to remain indoors and schools in six communities were closed on Thursday, after a petrochemical plant fire that burned for days released high levels of a cancer-causing chemical into the air.
Categories: National News

More flood waters rising in storm damaged U.S. Midwest

11 hours 39 min ago
As icy, lethal flood waters fed by rains and melting snow recede in Nebraska and Iowa, leaving destroyed homes, drowned cattle and swamped farmland, Midwest states downstream were set on Thursday for a relentless surge of the Missouri River.
Categories: National News

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