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Florida 20-year-old claims $451 million Mega Millions jackpot

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:24
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A 20-year-old man from Florida's Gulf Coast claimed a $451 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot and opted to receive a one-time payment of nearly $282 million, Florida lottery officials said on Friday.
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'Window closing' as search expands for missing in California mudslide

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:04
MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue crews expanded their search on Friday for at least five people missing after mudslides in southern California that killed at least 17 people, damaged hundreds of buildings and caked highways with sludge.
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'Dreamer' lives in limbo as Washington battles over immigration

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:57
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jovan Rodriguez plans to go underground if protections for immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children expire, giving up on dreams of a master’s degree and a career in New York’s glittering theater world.
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Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to impose Medicaid work provisos

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to require that Medicaid recipients work or get jobs training, after gaining federal approval for the fundamental change to the 50-year-old health insurance program for the poor.
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Supreme Court takes up fight over Texas electoral districts

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:17
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a bid by Texas to revive Republican-drawn electoral districts for state legislative and U.S. congressional seats that were thrown out by a lower court for diminishing black and Hispanic voters' clout.
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Strangers at home, Salvadoran deportees welcomed at call centers

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:40
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Alexander Ramos was deported to El Salvador from the United States seven years ago, forced to leave jobs as a gardener and at McDonald's after getting caught driving without a license.
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Political risk looms over Republicans' welfare tinkering

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:15
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Political danger signs are flashing, but conservatives in Washington are pushing forward with proposals to change America's social safety net, an agenda even fellow Republican President Donald Trump recently shied away from.
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Flu in U.S. now widespread but season may be peaking: CDC

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:43
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Seasonal influenza is now widespread across the continental United States, causing severe illness and rising numbers of hospitalizations, but this year's outbreak may be peaking, government health officials said on Friday.
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Kentucky becomes first U.S. state to implement Medicaid work requirements

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kentucky on Friday became the first U.S. state to receive approval from the federal government to implement work requirements in Medicaid, a fundamental change to the 50-year-old government health insurance program for the poor.
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Ohio officials worry about possible new spills from Rover natgas pipe

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:42
(Reuters) - Ohio environmental regulators on Friday told federal energy regulators the state has significant concerns about the potential for a spill from Energy Transfer Partners LP's drilling under a river as the company works on the Rover natural gas pipeline.
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Trump denies 'shithole' remarks as condemnation mounts at home and abroad

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:33
(Note: Story includes language throughout that will offend some readers)
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Jeff Bezos contributes $33 million to Dreamers scholarship program

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:02
(Reuters) - Scholarship program TheDream.US said on Friday it had received a $33 million donation from Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos to fund 1,000 college scholarships.
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Trump slams Senate immigration deal, denies offensive language

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:43
(Note: Story includes language throughout that will offend some readers)
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Rescuers at California mudslide expand search for missing

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:39
MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - Emergency officials in southern California said on Friday they were looking for five people missing and feared dead or trapped by deadly mudslides and have expanded the search area.
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U.S. ambassador to Panama resigns, says cannot serve Trump

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:34
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley, a career diplomat and former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, has resigned, telling the State Department he no longer feels able to serve President Donald Trump.
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U.S. upholds New York denial of Constitution natgas pipe

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:24
(Reuters) - U.S. energy regulators rejected Williams Cos Inc's request to overturn New York's denial of a water permit for the company's proposed Constitution natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York, according to a filing on Thursday.
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Trump slams Senate 'Dreamer' deal, seeks to walk back 'tough' words

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:41
(Note: 9th and 13th paragraphs includes language some readers will find offensive)
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U.S. Representative McSally of Arizona to seek Senate seat

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:40
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Martha McSally of Arizona said on Friday she would run for the Senate seat being vacated by Jeff Flake, joining a contentious primary contest.
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Fires and mudslides have some rethinking the California dream

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:48
MONTECITO, Calif. (Reuters) - A few who live amid the usually serene beauty and year-round warmth of Santa Barbara County say nature's recent onslaughts of wildfires and mudslides have dampened their California dreams.
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Trump rejects senators' bipartisan 'Dreamer' immigration plan

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:35
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday rejected a bipartisan "Dreamer" immigration plan proposed by a group of U.S. senators, saying it did not properly fund his long-touted wall along the southern border with Mexico and calling it "a step backward."
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