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Proposed U.S. Space Force budget could be less than $5 billion: deputy defense secretary

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:24
The proposed U.S. Space Force, a new military service backed by President Donald Trump, could have an initial budget of less than $5 billion, the deputy defense secretary said on Thursday.
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Troops sift through California wildfire ruins amid fears death toll will rise

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:43
Firefighting crews made progress against the deadliest wildfire in California history on Thursday amid concerns that the death toll of 56 would rise as search teams work their way through the burned-out town of Paradise in the state's north.
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FDA to ban flavored e-cigarettes at U.S. convenience stores

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:42
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced sweeping new restrictions on flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popular among teenagers in an effort to prevent a new generation of nicotine addicts.
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'Design errors' faulted in Florida bridge that collapsed: agency

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:03
The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that "design errors" were found in a bridge that collapsed in March at Florida International University, killing six and injuring eight.
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U.S. judge gives Florida voters until Saturday to resolve signature challenges

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:09
A U.S. federal judge on Thursday gave voters in Florida whose signatures on ballots were rejected by county election officials until Saturday afternoon to resolve the challenges as a recount continues in close-fought races for a U.S. Senate seat and governor of the state.
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Troops search ruins as California wildfire death toll climbs

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 08:47
U.S. National Guard troops fanned out to scour the ruins of the devastated town of Paradise on Thursday for remains of victims as 130 people remained listed as missing in California's deadliest wildfire on record, whose death toll has risen to 56.
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After 2,000 miles they crossed the U.S. border; then tragedy struck

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 07:30
The 911 emergency call came in to the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson station around midnight.
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DNA firm schooled in war zones helps ID California fire victims

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 06:05
The remains of victims charred beyond recognition in the California wildfires are being identified by a pioneering DNA analysis company that primarily works in war zones and crime scenes.
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Troops search for 130 missing in California wildfire, death toll climbs to 56

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 04:22
U.S. National Guard troops scoured the ruins of the town of Paradise on Thursday for any sign of 130 people still missing in California's deadliest wildfire on record as authorities said the death toll had risen to 56.
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Exclusive: U.S. troop levels at Mexico border likely at peak - commander

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 01:41
The number of U.S. troops at the border with Mexico may have peaked at about 5,800, the U.S. commander of the mission told Reuters, noting he would start looking next week at whether to begin sending forces home or perhaps shifting some to new border positions.
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Texas executes Mexican who killed his family 26 years ago

Reuters US News - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 01:29
Authorities in Texas executed a Mexican man on Wednesday for bludgeoning to death his 42-year-old wife and two children, using a sledgehammer at their home in 1992, the state said.
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At least 56 killed, 130 missing in California's deadliest wildfire

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 23:56
National Guard troops joined the grim search on Wednesday for more victims in the ruins of an incinerated northern California town while the death toll climbed to 56 in the most deadly and destructive wildfire in the state's history.
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Mexican man executed in Texas for bludgeoning death of family

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 23:38
A Mexican man was executed in Texas on Wednesday for bludgeoning his 42-year-old wife and two children to death with a sledgehammer at their home in 1992, the state said.
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Texas executes Mexican man for bludgeoning to death his family

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 23:17
A Mexican man was executed in Texas on Wednesday for bludgeoning his 42-year-old wife and two children to death with a sledgehammer at their home in 1992, the state said.
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At least 56 killed, more than 100 missing in California wildfire

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:25
The remains of eight more victims were found on Wednesday in and around a northern California town overrun by flames last week, raising the death toll to 56 in a wildfire disaster that ranks as the most lethal and destructive in the state's history.
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Cadaver dogs lead grim search for victims in California fire

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:02
(Editor's Note: Please be advised that this story contains details that may upset some readers)
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Two killed, dozens injured in Mississippi bus crash

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 19:56
Two people were killed and more than 40 others injured on Wednesday when a tour bus overturned on an icy roadway in northern Mississippi just across the state line from Memphis, Tennessee, officials said.
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Chicago's focus turns to pensions after budget approval

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 19:29
The Chicago City Council on Wednesday gave overwhelming approval to the final budget proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who leaves office next year, and who said he will address looming pension funding challenges in December.
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Michael Avenatti arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 19:27
Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence, a police spokesman said.
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Brother of Sinaloa Cartel leader testifies against 'El Chapo'

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 19:07
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was a top leader of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel along with drug lord Ismael Zambada for years and personally invested in massive cocaine shipments to the United States, Zambada's brother told jurors on Wednesday.
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