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Fire crews battle to halt spread of Montana blaze, largest in the U.S.

2 hours 28 min ago
(Reuters) - More than 600 firefighters in Montana on Tuesday battled to halt the spread of the biggest wildfire in the United States after it torched buildings, raced through forests and drove scores of people from their homes.
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Trump gives Boy Scouts at jamboree a taste of Washington politics

4 hours 24 min ago
GLEN JEAN, West Virginia (Reuters) - After another challenging day in Washington, President Donald Trump flew to West Virginia to a field full of 40,000 chanting and cheering Boy Scouts, telling them he was happy to leave Washington behind.
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U.S. judge halts deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 23:48
DETROIT (Reuters) - A federal judge in Michigan halted on Monday the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals from the United States, the latest legal victory for the Iraqi nationals facing deportation in a closely watched case.
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Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 21:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator John McCain, who has been recuperating in Arizona after being diagnosed with brain cancer, will return to Washington for a vote on healthcare reform on Tuesday, his office said in a statement on Monday.
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Woman admits to killing fiance in kayak incident on Hudson River

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:29
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A woman who once reported her fiance missing after his kayak capsized on a frigid Hudson River pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide on Monday, admitting she pulled the plug on his kayak so it would fill with water, prosecutors said.
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'Pharma bro' Shkreli says he will not testify in securities fraud trial

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:23
(Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur vilified as the "pharma bro" for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, said on Monday in federal court that he would not testify in his securities fraud trial.
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Wells Fargo asks court to require client information be returned

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:22
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co has asked judges in New York and New Jersey to require a lawyer representing a former employee to immediately return reams of client information the bank mistakenly sent to the attorney, a bank spokeswoman said on Monday.
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Kansas man gets 30-year sentence for foiled bomb plot targeting U.S. military base

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:13
(Reuters) - A Kansas man was sentenced on Monday to 30 years in federal prison for plotting a failed suicide bombing at a U.S. military base on behalf of Islamic State, federal prosecutors said.
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Durst kicked man in face at party before wife disappeared: testimony

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 17:45
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Real estate scion Robert Durst, whose ties to three slayings were portrayed in the HBO series "The Jinx," kicked a man in the face without provocation in 1981, breaking a bone, the man testified on Monday ahead of a highly anticipated murder trial.
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Trump pleads with Republicans to keep their promise, roll back Obamacare

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 16:52
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" and fulfill seven years of campaign promises to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
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California teen driver arrested after fatal crash she reportedly livestreamed

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 16:18
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Medicaid, pension costs create budget complications for U.S. states: report

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 16:01
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A sluggish forecast for U.S. economic growth as well as an increase in U.S. states' Medicaid and pension contribution costs is creating a budgetary squeeze in many state capitols, according to a research report issued by S&P Global Ratings on Monday.
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Montana blaze rages as California crews gain ground on wildfire

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 15:29
(Reuters) - The biggest U.S. wildfire torched buildings and parched grassland forcing evacuations in eastern Montana while California firefighters gained ground on a massive blaze near Yosemite National Park on Monday, authorities said.
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Homeless man set sleeping West Virginia woman on fire: local media

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 13:48
(Reuters) - A homeless man was accused of setting on fire a woman who was also homeless while she slept on a front porch in West Virginia, leaving the victim in critical condition, local media reported on Monday.
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NYC wins appeal over Wall Street lawyer arrested at protest

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:43
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Wall Street lawyer arrested in 2013 after he stopped on the sidewalk to talk with Occupy Wall Street protesters cannot seek damages from New York City and its police for false arrest and imprisonment, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.
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Massachusetts top court: State can't comply with immigration detainers

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:41
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts police do not have the authority to detain illegal immigrants solely to buy time for federal law enforcement officials to take them into custody, the state's top court ruled on Monday.
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U.S. allows fast processing again for some H-1B visa applications

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:20
(Reuters) - The U.S. government said on Monday it would resume fast processing of H-1B visas requested by institutions of higher education and nonprofit and governmental research organizations, while leaving in place a longer approval time for companies that use the visas.
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Parents of UK baby Charlie Gard end legal battle over treatment

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 09:37
LONDON (Reuters) - The parents of Charlie Gard have ended their legal battle to give the terminally ill British baby further treatment, a lawyer representing the parents said on Monday.
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Arrested driver of truck that held nine bodies due in court in Texas

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 04:10
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The driver of a truck in which at least nine men were found dead alongside dozens suffering in sweltering conditions in San Antonio, Texas was expected to appear in court on Monday, over what authorities called a case of ruthless human trafficking.
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California crews hold wildfire in check, letting more residents go home

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 20:19
(Reuters) - California authorities battling a massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park lifted evacuation orders on Sunday for more local residents but said firefighters may need almost two more weeks to contain the blaze fully.
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