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Australia, NZ firefighters fly out to battle deadly California wildfires

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 22:27
Firefighters from Australia and New Zealand flew out of Sydney on Friday on a mission to relieve exhausted crews battling deadly wildfires sweeping the northwest of the United States.
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ICE denies hunger strike by immigrants at Texas detention center

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 22:23
A group of immigrant fathers, recently reunified with their sons and detained in Texas, have gone on a hunger strike to demand their release, an immigrant rights group representing them said on Thursday.
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U.S., Alaska seek law opening state forests to roads

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 20:28
Alaska and the U.S. government are seeking new regulations that could open more of the state's forests to roads and development to drive its economy, the U.S. National Forest Service said on Thursday.
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Los Angeles prosecutors reviewing sex assault case involving Backstreet Boys' Carter

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 20:10
The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office said on Thursday that prosecutors were reviewing a sexual assault case involving Backstreet Boys' singer Nick Carter.
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Trump national security team says Russia behind effort to meddle in U.S. elections

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 19:59
U.S. President Donald Trump's national security team said on Thursday that Russia is behind "pervasive" attempts to interfere in upcoming U.S. elections, in a rejection of denials of meddling that Russian President Vladimir Putin made directly to Trump.
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Crews battling deadly California wildfire slowed by returning winds

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 19:46
Crews battling a deadly wildfire in California faced a resurgence of gusty winds on Thursday, hampering progress they were making this week to keep the blaze from spreading.
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U.S. urges end to lawsuits over 'abstinence-only' for pregnant teens

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 18:18
The U.S. government is urging federal judges to dismiss two lawsuits by Planned Parenthood affiliates over its efforts to impose what they called an "abstinence-only-until-marriage" focus in its Teen Pregnancy Protection Program.
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Detained immigrants in Texas on hunger strike: rights group

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 18:10
A group of immigrant fathers, recently reunified with their sons and detained in Texas, have gone on hunger strike to demand their release, an immigrant rights group representing them said on Thursday.
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Boyd Gaming and Paddy Power's FanDuel partner on U.S. mobile sports bets

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 17:32
Casino operator Boyd Gaming Corp and fantasy sports company FanDuel Group on Thursday said they were joining in a strategic partnership to run online and mobile sports betting operations in the United States.
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U.S. Congresswoman calls on Vietnam to release American held during visit

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 17:21
A U.S. citizen detained since last month in Vietnam should be allowed to return home to California, a U.S. Congresswoman and the man's family said on Thursday.
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Trump aides say Russia has sweeping effort to weaken U.S. elections

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 16:53
U.S. President Donald Trump's top aides said on Thursday that Russia is behind "pervasive" attempts to interfere in upcoming U.S. elections, in a rejection of denials of meddling that Russian President Vladimir Putin made directly to Trump.
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Trump aides say Russia has sweeping effort to weaken US elections

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 16:41
U.S. President Donald Trump's top aides said on Thursday that Russia is behind "pervasive" attempts to interfere in upcoming U.S. elections, in a rejection of denials of meddling that Russian President Vladimir Putin made directly to Trump.
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Ohio air base says there is no active shooter threat

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 16:30
An Air Force base in Ohio declared the area safe on Thursday after an exercise involving an active shooter scenario spurred a call to public emergency services and a response from security forces.
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U.S. states vow to fight Trump rollback on auto emissions

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 16:22
California and 18 other U.S. states promised on Thursday to fight a Trump administration proposal to weaken fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks and force states into line, arguing the United States has an obligation to protect the environment for future generations.
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Texas investigators probe pipeline blaze that injured seven

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 16:11
Authorities on Thursday were investigating what caused a fire and series of natural gas pipeline explosions in Midland County, Texas, that sent seven people to hospital and shut down five lines before being extinguished.
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World Trade Center developer loses final 9/11 lawsuit against insurer

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 15:08
A federal judge on Thursday rejected a lawsuit by the developer of New York's World Trade Center seeking to take a $14 million cut of a settlement between its insurer and airlines over the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
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Trump's attacks on media may lead to real violence: U.N. expert

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 14:37
U.S. President Donald Trump's verbal attacks on the media run the risk of triggering real violence against journalists, the U.N. rapporteur for freedom of expression said on Thursday.
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Authorities respond to report of active shooter at Ohio air base

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 14:14
Authorities were responding on Thursday to a report of an active shooter incident at a hospital on an Air Force base in Ohio, base officials said on Twitter.
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U.S. cites 'pervasive' Russian efforts to weaken election

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 13:35
The U.S. intelligence community remains concerned about election security and Russia is still trying to interfere in American elections, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said on Thursday.
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Amtrak train partially derails in Washington, DC

Reuters US News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 13:27
An Amtrak train from New Orleans partially derailed as it entered Washington's Union Station on Thursday, but no passengers or crew members were injured, officials said.
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