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House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:48
(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, overcoming objections from privacy advocates and confusion prompted by morning tweets from President Donald Trump that initially questioned the spying tool.
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U.S. Marshals to hold auction of seized bitcoin on Jan. 22

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:45
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government will hold an auction of about 3,813 bitcoins that were seized in federal criminal, civil and administrative cases, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Thursday.
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Trump administration to let states adopt Medicaid work requirements

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:38
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration told U.S. states on Thursday they can for the first time move toward imposing work or job training requirements on people as a condition for obtaining health insurance under the Medicaid government program for the poor.
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California rescuers keep up search for missing in deadly mudslide

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:13
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Southern California rescue workers using dogs and scanners searched for eight people feared lost in the wreckage of this week's deadly mudslides, which struck along the state's picturesque coastal communities, according to officials.
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Missouri governor admits to extramarital affair before taking office

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:32
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens said he had an extramarital affair before his election in November 2016 after a St. Louis television station aired a recording of a woman confessing to a sexual encounter with him to her now ex-husband.
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House to vote to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:40
(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on Thursday on whether to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, which has been the target of privacy advocates who want to limit its impact on Americans.
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California rescuers use dogs, scanners to search deadly mudslide debris

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:41
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue crews in Southern California worked overnight into Thursday morning, using dogs and scanners to comb through tons of debris for survivors from deadly mudslides that struck along the state's picturesque coastal communities.
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Lockheed enhances capability of its Aegis missile-defense system

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:06
(Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp said on Thursday it had connected key components of its new long-range discrimination radar (LRDR) with its Aegis Ashore missile-defense system to enhance Aegis's capabilities.
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Trump administration will allow states to test Medicaid work requirements

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Thursday it would allow states to test requiring some Medicaid recipients to work or participate in community activities such as volunteering or jobs training as a condition of eligibility for the government health insurance program for the poor.
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Rescuers race against time to find missing in California mudslides

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:00
SANTA BARBARA, Calif (Reuters) - Rescue crews in Southern California resumed on Thursday the arduous task of combing through tons of debris for survivors from deadly mudslides that struck along the state's picturesque coastal communities.
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Californian man dies hiking Australia's sweltering outback

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 01:43
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An American tourist has died in the Australian outback while hiking though sweltering conditions on the Larapinta Trail, renowned for its ancient Aboriginal sacred sites, police said on Thursday.
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U.S. judge denies effort to stop Mulvaney from heading consumer watchdog

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 21:03
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge denied on Wednesday a preliminary injunction sought by the deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeking to stop White House budget director Mick Mulvaney from taking control of the agency.
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Death toll rises to 17 in California mudslides, 17 missing

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 20:34
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - The death toll from devastating mudslides in affluent communities along a stretch of Southern California coastline rose to 17 on Wednesday after two more bodies were recovered, the local sheriff said, and the number of people missing also climbed to 17.
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Rescuers seek survivors after California mudslides kill 17

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 19:38
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue crews with dogs and scanners dug through waist-deep mud in an affluent stretch of Southern California's coast on Wednesday, searching for 13 people still missing after mudslides that killed at least 17.
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Judge denies effort to stop Mulvaney from heading consumer watchdog

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge denied on Wednesday a preliminary injunction filed by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Deputy Director Leandra English seeking to stop White House budget director Mick Mulvaney from taking control of the agency.
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Investor Rich Hall leaves Harvard to return to University of Texas

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 17:36
BOSTON (Reuters) - Richard Hall, who oversaw private equity investing at Harvard University's $37 billion endowment, is leaving the Ivy League school to become the deputy chief investment officer at the University of Texas' endowment.
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Rescuers seek survivors after California mudslides kill 15

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 17:03
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescue crews with dogs and scanners dug through waist-deep mud in an affluent stretch of Southern California's coast on Wednesday, hunting for some two dozen people missing after mudslides swept through, killing at least 15.
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U.S. grand jury indicts man accused of Manhattan terror attack

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:57
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Bangladeshi man accused of attempting a suicide bombing in a busy New York City commuter hub in the name of Islamic State in December was indicted on U.S. terrorism charges by a grand jury on Wednesday.
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U.S. immigration operation targets 7-Eleven stores in 17 states

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:14
(Reuters) - U.S. immigration agents fanned out to nearly 100 7-Eleven convenience stores nationwide on Wednesday, arresting 21 people suspected of being in the country illegally and giving owners a tight deadline to prove other employees are authorized to work.
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Trump blasts DACA ruling, calls U.S. court system 'broken and unfair'

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 15:35
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blasted the federal court system as "broken and unfair" on Wednesday after a judge blocked his administration's move to end a program protecting young immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents.
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