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Top Kentucky court upholds state's 'right-to-work' law

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:39
The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the state's so-called “right-to-work” law, which makes it illegal to require workers to join unions and bars the collection of fees from private-sector workers who choose not to become union members.
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Tight Senate race in Florida hangs on hand recount of ballots

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:34
Florida election officials on Friday were slogging through a hand recount of ballots to determine who won a hard-fought U.S. Senate contest, with about a dozen high-profile races across the country remaining unresolved more than a week after elections.
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Still counting: Uncalled U.S. federal and state elections

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:34
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 11 federal and two state gubernatorial races remain undecided more than a week later.
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U.S. judge orders White House to restore press pass to CNN's Acosta

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:32
A U.S. judge on Friday ordered the White House to temporarily restore CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass, which was revoked after a contentious press conference last week with President Donald Trump.
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Prosecutors in talks with accused Russian agent Butina to resolve case-filing

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:29
Prosecutors and defense lawyers are in talks to potentially 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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Trump threatens to return to court if journalists do not follow rules

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:12
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to return to court if journalists do not follow White House rules, after a judge ordered the White House to restore a CNN reporter's access.
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Families anxious to learn fate of hundreds missing in California fire

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:43
Family members and survivors of the deadliest wildfire in California history sought news on Friday on the missing 630 people - 10 times the number of confirmed dead - from the fast-moving blaze that reduced much of the town of Paradise to ash and charred rubble.
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White House will temporarily reinstate CNN reporter's access

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:58
The White House said on Friday it will temporarily reinstate access for CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, after a U.S. judge restored Acosta's press credentials for the time being, saying they had been revoked without due process.
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Kentucky supermarket murder suspect charged with federal hate crimes

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:17
A white man from Kentucky suspected of killing a black man and woman in a racially motivated shooting attack at a supermarket last month has been charged with federal hate crimes and firearm charges, according to federal officials.
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Relatives seek news as California wildfire missing numbers rise

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:12
Family members and survivors of the deadliest wildfire in California history sought news on Friday on the 630 people missing a week after the fast-moving blaze reduced much of the town of Paradise to ash and charred rubble.
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U.S. judge temporarily restores White House press pass to CNN's Acosta

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:42
A U.S. judge on Friday temporarily restored White House press credentials to CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, which were revoked following a contentious press conference with President Donald Trump, saying there should be a due process in place for limiting a journalist's access to the White House.
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Forced out, Bolton aide Ricardel expresses admiration for Trump, Melania

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:48
Forced out of the White House in a feud with first lady Melania Trump, Mira Ricardel on Friday expressed admiration for U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife as a tumultuous week ended for the former deputy national security adviser.
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Toll of dead, missing rises in wildfire-ravaged California town

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:25
Teams of rescue workers continued to sift through burned homes and vehicles on Friday for the remains of victims in the northern California town of Paradise, as the number of those missing in the state's deadliest wildfire spiked to 630 people.
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Wildfire that destroyed California town leaves 63 dead and 630 missing

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 06:25
Rescue workers searched on Friday for 630 people reported missing in a northern California town reduced to ashes by the deadliest wildfire in state history.
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North Korea to deport U.S. citizen held since October: state media

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 03:02
North Korea will deport a U.S. citizen detained since October after he entered illegally from China and told his captors he was controlled by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the North Korean state news agency reported on Friday.
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Captain says U.S. military does not view Central American migrants as 'enemies'

Reuters US News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 02:57
A captain with the U.S. forces deployed in San Diego to fortify the southern border said he does not view the migrants from a Central American caravan amassing in Mexico as "enemies" after President Donald Trump described them as an "invasion."
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Commander says U.S. military does not view Central American migrants as 'enemies'

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 23:46
The commander of U.S. forces deployed in San Diego to fortify the southern border said he does not view the migrants from a Central American caravan amassing in Mexico as "enemies" after President Donald Trump described them as an "invasion."
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Tally of missing in California's deadliest blaze surpasses 600

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 23:25
A search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday, as authorities expanded to 630 the number of those reported missing in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history.
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Crews search for California fire victims as list of missing passes 600

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 22:00
The search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday and authorities said the list of those reported missing had expanded to more than 600 in the deadliest wildfire in California history.
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NiSource lapses led to deadly Massachusetts blast: federal agency

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 20:26
The National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday that utility company NiSource Inc failed to adequately draft and oversee natural gas pipeline work orders and those lapses led to deadly blasts in three Massachusetts communities in September.
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