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Californians left homeless by wildfire brace for heavy rain and mud

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:16
Northern California residents left homeless by the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in state history braced for a new bout of misery on Tuesday from showers expected to plunge encampments of evacuees into rain-soaked fields of mud.
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In Mississippi U.S. Senate race, a 'hanging' remark spurs Democrats

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 21:38
A white Republican senator's casual reference to a "public hanging" has inflamed a special election runoff in Mississippi, fueling Democratic hopes of an upset in a conservative state with an ugly history of racist violence.
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U.S. judge strikes down Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:48
A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, ruling that it "unequivocally" violates women's constitutional rights.
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Judge voids U.S. female genital mutilation law

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:31
A federal judge in Detroit on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a U.S. law banning female genital mutilation, and also dismissed several charges against two doctors and others in the first U.S. criminal case of its kind.
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Exclusive: Trump weighs authorizing U.S. troops to medically screen migrants

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:31
President Donald Trump's administration is considering giving U.S. troops on the border with Mexico the authority to carry out medical screening of migrants, U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Two suspects arrested in deadly downtown Denver shooting

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:07
Two men have been arrested in a shooting on a street corner in downtown Denver in which one person was killed and four others wounded, including one of the two suspects, the city's police chief said on Tuesday.
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Abstain from romaine: U.S., Canada warn on E.coli in lettuce

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:57
Public health officials in the United States and Canada on Tuesday warned against eating romaine lettuce while they investigate an outbreak of E. coli that has sickened 50 people in the two countries, including 13 who were hospitalized.
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Witness at 'El Chapo' trial tells of high-level corruption

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:56
A witness at the U.S. drug trafficking trial of accused Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Tuesday testified that he paid a multimillion dollar bribe to an underling of Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in 2005.
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Interior's Zinke blames environmentalists for California wildfires

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:39
U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday that the deadliest wildfires in California's history were partly due to lawsuits from environmentalists who have sought to stop forest management practices, such as forest thinning.
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U.S. judge orders release of Iraqis detained by Trump administration

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:32
A U.S. judge on Tuesday ordered the Trump administration to release more than 100 Iraqis it detained longer than six months while seeking to deport them, saying the government acted "ignobly" and made "demonstrably false" statements in the case.
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U.S. to deport Taiwan student who threatened to shoot up Pennsylvania school

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 15:29
U.S. immigration officials were preparing on Tuesday to deport a Taiwanese exchange student who pleaded guilty to charges of threatening to shoot up the Catholic high school he attended in suburban Philadelphia.
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Traffic jams, bitter cold on this year's Thanksgiving menu

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:33
Americans may need an extra helping of patience this Thanksgiving weekend, with the largest number of travelers in a decade expected to hit the road or board flights to celebrate with family and friends after a prosperous year for many.
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Interior's Zinke says California fires partly due to environmentalists

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:32
U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday that the deadly California wildfires were partly due to lawsuits from environmentalists who have sought to stop forest management practices, such as forest thinning.
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Californians left homeless by wildfire brace for heavy rain

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:10
Heavy rains were due to bring fresh misery to Northern California late on Tuesday, raising the risk of mudslides in an area where people left homeless by the state's deadliest wildfire remain huddled in parking lot encampments.
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California wildfires-related insured losses within anticipated level: Fitch

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 13:10
Losses from the ongoing California wildfires will likely hurt fourth-quarter earnings of insurers, but are expected to remain within anticipated levels, ratings agency Fitch said on Tuesday.
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Trump administration calls U.S. judge's asylum ruling 'absurd'

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:16
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday said it would continue to defend President Donald Trump's decision to make immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico ineligible for asylum, after a federal judge temporarily blocked the policy.
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U.S. court allows generic version of Indivior opioid abuse drug

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:23
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday allowed generic drug company Dr. Reddy's Laboratories to sell a copycat version of the Indivior Plc opioid treatment Suboxone Film, sending Indivior's stock price down more than 40 percent.
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Chicago police investigate hospital shooting that left four dead

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:01
Chicago police on Tuesday were seeking a motive for a shooting rampage outside and inside a hospital late Monday that left four people dead, including the gunman, a physician who was his former girlfriend and a police officer, officials said.
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Incoming rain could hinder search for California wildfire victims

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:37
Heavy rains expected to hit Northern California late on Tuesday could help firefighters but will raise the risk of mudslides and hinder the search for more victims of the deadliest wildfire in the state's history as nearly 1,000 people remain missing.
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EPA plans biofuel 'reset' as program misses Congress' targets

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 08:05
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose new targets for the final three years of the nation's renewable fuel program in January, replacing ambitious decade-old goals set by Congress with volumes closer to the industry's current output, two people familiar with the matter said.
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