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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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Search on for 1,276 now missing after California's deadliest wildfire

Reuters US News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 22:40
The number of people missing after California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire jumped on Saturday to 1,276, despite authorities locating hundreds of people who scattered when the Camp Fire tore through the mountain town of Paradise.
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Republican DeSantis secures Florida governor's seat after rival Gillum concedes

Reuters US News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 18:47
Democrat Andrew Gillum, who had sought to become Florida's first black governor, conceded on Saturday, after a recount showed he had no way of catching his Republican rival Ron DeSantis, an ally of President Donald Trump.
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Evacuation plan 'out the window' when fire hit California town

Reuters US News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 11:55
When a "megafire" engulfed Paradise, California, officials and residents had to abandon their evacuation plans and improvise new ways to save lives, learning lessons that could help the growing number of U.S. communities at risk to wildfires.
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When 'megafire' blocked escape plan, California town had to think fast

Reuters US News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 10:15
When a "megafire" engulfed Paradise, California, officials and residents had to abandon their evacuation plans and improvise new ways to save lives, learning lessons that may help the growing number of U.S. communities at risk to wildfires.
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Rain storms could bring more misery for California fire evacuees

Reuters US News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 09:31
Thousands of people displaced by California's most destructive wildfire, including hundreds living in tents and cars, face heavy rains next week that could trigger dangerous floods and mudslides, while helping douse the flames.
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Teams search for 1,000 missing in California's deadliest wildfire

Reuters US News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 06:13
Forensic recovery teams searched for more victims in the charred wreckage of the northern California town of Paradise on Saturday as the number of people listed as missing in the state's deadliest wildfire topped 1,000.
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U.S. Coast Guard seizes $500 million worth of cocaine

Reuters US News - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 00:34
U.S. authorities seized about 18.5 tons of cocaine with a street value of $500 million in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Friday.
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California searches for 1,000 missing in its deadliest fire

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 22:03
Recovery teams with cadaver dogs pressed on with their search for more victims in a flame-ravaged northern California town on Friday as authorities sought clues to the fate of more than 1,000 people reported missing in the deadliest wildfire in state history.
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U.S. prosecutors talking with accused Russian agent to resolve case

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 19:30
U.S. prosecutors and lawyers for accused Russian agent Maria Butina are engaging in negotiations, both sides said in a court filing on Friday, raising the possibility the case could be resolved with a plea deal.
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California presses search for fire victims, number of missing soars

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 19:12
Recovery workers with cadaver dogs pressed on with their search for more victims in a flame-ravaged northern California town on Friday as authorities sought clues to the fate of more than 600 people reported missing in the deadliest wildfire in state history.
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Abrams admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor race

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:22
Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams admitted defeat in her effort to become the first black female U.S. governor on Friday, but said she planned to sue the state over voting problems and "gross mismanagement" of the election.
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Judge eases Reagan shooter Hinckley's release conditions

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 17:14
A federal judge on Friday eased travel and other restrictions on the activities of John Hinckley, who shot former U.S. President Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt.
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Grim fiscal forecast awaits Illinois' new governor

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:53
Illinois' new governor faces a budget deficit that could triple in size, as well as a backlog of unpaid bills that could surpass the state's record high, according to a new five-year fiscal forecast from outgoing Governor Bruce Rauner.
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Eleventh child dies from viral outbreak at New Jersey facility

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:12
An 11th child has died in less than four weeks at a New Jersey rehabilitation center, one of 34 young patients with compromised immune systems to have been infected by a viral outbreak, state health officials said on Friday.
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Amid progress against California blaze, number of missing soars

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:52
Family members and survivors on Friday sought news of the 630 people considered missing after the deadliest wildfire in California history reduced much of the town of Paradise to ash and charred rubble, and killed 63.
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'I brace myself': anxious search for the missing in California fire

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:52
Rose Farrell was an independent-minded 99-year-old determined to live by herself in Paradise, California. A caregiver checked on her daily and she relied on a walker, but still had her car in her driveway.
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California state senator says 'too soon' to speculate about utility legislation

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:28
California state Senator Bill Dodd said on Friday it was "too soon" to speculate about future legislation affecting utility PG&E's ability to recover costs related to potential liabilities from wildfires.
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Louisiana can enforce ban on strippers under 21: U.S. appeals court

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:21
A federal appeals court said Louisiana can enforce a law banning nude dancing in strip clubs by people under age 21, overturning an injunction against the ban and reversing its own ruling that the law might be unconstitutional.
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Prosecutors in talks with accused Russian agent to resolve case: filing

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:53
Prosecutors and defense lawyers are in talks potentially to resolve a criminal case accusing gun-rights activist Maria Butina of acting as a Russian agent to infiltrate a pro-gun rights organization in the United States and influence U.S. foreign policy toward Russia.
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