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Pentagon gets request to extend Mexico border deployment

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 15:53
The Pentagon has received a request from within the Trump administration to extend the deployment of troops to the border with Mexico, which otherwise would have ended on Dec. 15, U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity.
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U.S. wants new aviation standard to expand passenger data collection

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 15:52
The United States is pushing for a new global aviation standard by late 2019 that would expand the collection of passenger records from airlines, a high-ranking state department official said on Friday, in a move that would help combat terrorism while raising privacy concerns.
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Driver in Charlottesville rally never braked, photographer testifies

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 15:09
A photojournalist who took a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of the car plowing into a crowd of counterprotesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia last year said in court on Friday that no image in the series showed its brake lights on.
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Alaska hit by strong earthquake, tsunami warning canceled

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 14:32
A powerful earthquake shook southern Alaska on Friday morning, buckling roads, disrupting traffic and knocking television stations off the air in its largest city.
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N.Y. judge strikes down policy tying funds to immigration compliance

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 13:54
The Trump administration cannot compel states and cities to cooperate with federal immigration authorities as a condition for receiving millions of dollars in federal law enforcement funds, a New York federal judge ruled on Friday.
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Hymns then blood: victims testify at Charlottesville rally trial

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 13:24
Before the car hit him, there was an upbeat atmosphere among those protesting a white nationalist rally in Virginia last year, a student has recalled in court.
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Whitaker alerts U.S. trade regulator to his justice role in fraud query response

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 12:43
Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker responded to a 2017 fraud query from the Federal Trade Commission by noting his new senior level position at the Justice Department and agreeing to be "very helpful," records released Friday show.
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Trump's ex-campaign chairman faces March sentencing

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:34
U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will tentatively face sentencing on March 5, a federal judge ruled on Friday, after the U.S. special counsel investigating whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russia said Manafort had breached his plea agreement.
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Trump demand that asylum seekers wait in Mexico may turn on legal clause

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 06:04
U.S. President Donald Trump's unprecedented proposal to keep migrants waiting in Mexico while seeking U.S. asylum will likely face challenges that it endangers refugees and denies them due process, and may be decided by an obscure provision of U.S. immigration law.
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Catholic archdiocese in New Mexico, facing abuse cases, to file for bankruptcy

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 23:26
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, will file for bankruptcy protection as it faces litigation arising from accusations of sexual abuse by clergy, its archbishop said on Thursday.
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Search for remains in California's deadliest wildfire officially ends

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 22:43
Three weeks after flames incinerated most of a Northern California town in the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, the search for more human remains has officially ended with at least 88 people confirmed dead and nearly 200 still listed as missing.
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Handful of caravan migrants launch hunger strike at U.S. border

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 21:52
A handful of the thousands of Central American migrants camped out at the U.S.-Mexican border waiting to plead their case for asylum in the United States launched a hunger strike on Thursday to protest the Mexican police blocking their way.
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Two toddlers shot in front of Mississippi hospital, expected to survive

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 21:19
Two toddlers in a car were hit by gunfire from another vehicle in front of a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, on Thursday and were in stable condition at the medical facility, police said.
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Two children shot in front of Mississippi hospital, condition unknown

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 19:07
Two children in a car were hit by gunfire in front of a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, on Thursday, the Jackson Police Department said.
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California Democratic Party chair resigns amid sexual misconduct investigation

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 19:02
The chairman of the California state Democratic Party said on Thursday he would resign amid allegations that he engaged in unspecified sexual misconduct with party staffers.
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Two children shot in front of Mississippi hospital: local media

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 18:36
Two children in a car were hit by gunfire in front of a Jackson, Mississippi, hospital on Thursday, the city's police chief told the Clarion Ledger.
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Pentagon looks to exoskeletons to build 'super-soldiers'

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 18:33
The U.S. Army is investing millions of dollars in experimental exoskeleton technology to make soldiers stronger and more resilient, in what experts say is part of a broader push into advanced gear to equip a new generation of "super-soldiers."
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California regulator orders PG&E to implement safety recommendations

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 15:45
California's top utilities regulator on Thursday ordered the embattled power utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co to implement safety recommendations the agency's staff outlined in an independent third-party report.
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Police arrest suspect in Black Friday shooting at Alabama mall

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 13:47
Police in Georgia on Thursday arrested a suspect in a shooting that wounded two people at an Alabama mall during Black Friday sales, federal officials said.
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Murder trial begins for driver in Virginia white nationalist rally

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 13:36
The man who plowed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at last year's white nationalist rally in Virginia had every intention to kill, a prosecutor told jurors on Thursday at the start of his murder trial.
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