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U.S. judge questions Trump administration on asylum policy

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:00
SAN FRANCISCO - A U.S. judge closely questioned the government on Monday as he weighed whether to temporarily halt an order from President Donald Trump that bars asylum for migrants who illegally cross the border with Mexico.
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Colorado man gets life for murders of pregnant wife, children

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:08
A Colorado man was sentenced to life without parole on Monday for strangling his pregnant wife, smothering their two young daughters and dumping their bodies in an oil field so he could pursue a romantic affair.
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Rain may hamper search for California wildfire victims

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 14:06
Emergency services stepped up their efforts on Monday to find remains of victims of California's deadliest ever wildfire as nearly 1,000 people remained unaccounted for, but rain expected this week could make that search harder and raise the risk of dangerous mudslides.
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CNN seeks hearing after White House again vows to yank reporter's access

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 11:06
CNN on Monday called on a federal court to hold emergency proceedings after the White House said it would again revoke press access to correspondent Jim Acosta despite a temporary restraining order on Friday to reinstate him.
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Rain looms as search for California wildfire missing continues

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:46
Emergency services renewed their search through charred wreckage of California's deadliest ever wildfire for the nearly 1,000 people still unaccounted for, with rain on the horizon that should help fire crews fighting the blaze but complicate efforts to find its victims.
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U.S. judge to weigh temporary halt to Trump's asylum order

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:03
Civil rights groups will urge a U.S. judge on Monday to temporarily halt an order by President Donald Trump that bars asylum for migrants who illegally cross the border with Mexico.
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Insured losses from Camp and Woolsey wildfires estimated at $9-13 billion: RMS

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:21
Risk modeling firm RMS said on Monday that it estimated insured losses from the Camp and Woolsey wildfires, which ravaged California, between $9 billion and $13 billion.
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Some California wildfire victims may never be found: searcher

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:13
Searchers looking for the remains of victims of the wildfire that destroyed the Northern California town of Paradise said some bodies may never be found because of the intensity of the blaze.
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Survivors find reasons to be thankful after deadly California fire

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:02
Most years, Kelly Doty marked Thanksgiving by delivering scores of meals to low-income families with children in the tight-knit Northern California mountain community of Paradise.
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Close to 1,000 still missing after deadliest California wildfire

Reuters US News - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 04:47
Emergency services on Sunday sifted through the charred wreckage of California's deadliest ever wildfire, searching for signs of nearly 1,000 people believed still missing as crews made progress in bringing the blaze under control.
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Grim search for 993 missing after deadliest California wildfire

Reuters US News - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 23:30
Authorities on Sunday sifted through the charred wreckage of California's deadliest ever wildfire, searching for any signs of the 993 people now listed as missing after the Camp Fire tore through the mountain town of Paradise.
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Former NYC mayor Bloomberg giving Johns Hopkins $1.8 billion for financial aid

Reuters US News - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 17:19
Former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg is giving $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University for student financial aid at his alma mater, Bloomberg said in an opinion piece published on Sunday in The New York Times.
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Republican Scott secures Florida U.S. Senate seat after recount

Reuters US News - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 16:46
Rick Scott, Florida's outgoing governor, was declared the winner on Sunday of his hard-fought U.S. Senate race against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson following a hand recount of ballots, giving Republicans control of both of the state's Senate seats for the first time since the 19th century.
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PG&E reports another outage on morning when California fire started

Reuters US News - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 16:44
California utility PG&E Corp, facing investor concerns over its possible role in the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California, has reported another power-line outage that it experienced on the morning of Nov. 8 when the blaze started.
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Republican Scott wins Florida U.S. Senate seat after manual recount

Reuters US News - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 14:45
Florida's outgoing governor, Republican Rick Scott, was declared the winner of the state's hard-fought U.S. Senate race on Sunday, following a manual recount of ballots in the tight contest against three-term Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson.
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Factbox - Still counting: Uncalled U.S. federal elections

Reuters US News - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 14:45
Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 elections and Republicans held onto a majority in the U.S. Senate, but eight federal races remain undecided more than a week later.
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Scott wins Florida U.S. Senate seat after manual recount

Reuters US News - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 13:47
Florida's outgoing governor, Republican Rick Scott, was declared the winner of the state's hard-fought U.S. Senate race on Sunday, following a recount of ballots in the tight contest against three-term Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson.
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Grim search for 1,276 missing after deadliest California wildfire

Reuters US News - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 11:28
Authorities sifted through the charred wreckage of California's deadliest ever wildfire on Sunday, searching for any signs of the 1,276 people now listed as missing after the Camp Fire tore through the mountain town of Paradise.
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Fiery mailboxes and dogs in bags: fleeing California's wildfire

Reuters US News - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 06:31
Nicole Montague and her 16-year-old daughter Destiny noticed a red glow on the horizon as they drove to school in Paradise, California, that Thursday morning. They did not think much of it as they had seen fires nearby in the past.
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Rain on the way as search for missing continues after California wildfires

Reuters US News - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 04:18
Rain is on the way for fire-scorched and smoke-choked northern California, forecasters said on Sunday, as the search for the dead and missing continued after the state's most destructive wildfires.
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