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Citizenship query will not cause U.S. census undercount: official

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:55
The U.S. Census Bureau's top scientist on Wednesday insisted the bureau can get a full count of American residents during the 2020 census, despite the Trump administration's addition of a question on citizenship.
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'Progress is being made' against California's deadliest wildfire

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:37
Fire crews in northern California seized on improved weather conditions on Wednesday in their six-day-old battle to suppress the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history as National Guard troops were called in to help search for victims.
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Possible witnesses against 'El Chapo' revealed at U.S. trial

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:14
A defense lawyer for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Wednesday named some of the former close associates of the Mexican drug lord -- including his alleged head of operations in Central America -- who will likely testify against him at a U.S. trial.
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Mexican man faces execution in Texas for bludgeoning death of family

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:01
A Mexican man was due to be executed in Texas on Wednesday for bludgeoning his wife and two children to death at their home in 1992, as his attorneys continued to plead that his case be reexamined, according to state officials and court documents.
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Mattis defends Mexico border deployment in first troop visit

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:20
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of troops to the border with Mexico as he traveled there on Wednesday, saying the mission was "absolutely legal" and justified, and that it was improving military readiness.
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National Guard to search for victims of California's deadliest fire

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:49
The wildfire raging in northern California spread on Wednesday as National Guard troops joined the search for its victims and lawyers filed a lawsuit blaming the blaze, the state's deadliest, on poor maintenance by the area's utility company.
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Search intensifies for victims of California's deadliest wildfire

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:38
The search for remains of victims in the charred ruins of the northern California town of Paradise was set to intensify on Wednesday, while firefighters stepped up their nearly week-long efforts to contain the state's deadliest-ever wildfire.
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U.S. safety board holds hearing on fatal Southwest engine explosion

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:33
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board opened an investigative hearing on Wednesday into the fatal engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 that killed one passenger.
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U.S. seeks to strike El Chapo lawyer's opening statement

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:07
U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday asked a federal judge to strike the opening statement made a day earlier by the lawyer for accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on the first day of his trial in Brooklyn for drug smuggling.
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U.S. safety board to hold hearing on fatal Southwest engine explosion

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:12
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is set to hold an investigative hearing on Wednesday about a midair incident in April during which an engine on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 exploded over Pennsylvania, killing one passenger.
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Air Force pilot killed, another injured in crash in Texas: Air Force

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 06:12
A U.S. Air Force pilot was killed and another injured when their supersonic jet crashed in Texas, the Air Force said on Wednesday.
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House Democrat to probe census citizenship question

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 06:04
The lawmaker expected to head the powerful House Oversight Committee in the new U.S. Congress says one of his first priorities will be investigating why President Donald Trump's administration decided to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census questionnaire.
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National Guard to help search for remains from California's deadliest wildfire

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 04:25
National Guard troops were due to arrive on Wednesday to help search for more victims in the charred, ash-strewn ruins where the northern California town of Paradise stood, before it was erased in the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in state history.
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Death toll hits 48 in California's worst wildfire disaster

Reuters US News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 01:27
The remains of six more fire victims were found on Tuesday in a northern California town overrun by flames last week, raising the death toll to 48 in the most lethal and destructive wildfire in California's history.
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Death toll climbs to 48 in California's most lethal wildfire disaster

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:21
The remains of six more victims were found on Tuesday in and around a northern California town overrun by flames last week, raising the death toll to 48 in a wildfire disaster already ranked as California's most lethal and destructive in state history.
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Ohio family charged with murdering eight people in child custody feud

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 21:05
Four members of a family face the death penalty after a grand jury charged them with the April 2016 execution-style shooting deaths of eight members of another rural Ohio family, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced on Tuesday.
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Deadly 'megafires' the new normal in California

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 20:01
Paradise, California had long prepared for wildfires but only in its worst nightmares did it imagine the kind of "megafire" that last week destroyed most of the town and is becoming a common occurrence in the state.
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Teams 'look for skulls' in ashes of California's deadliest wildfire

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:52
White-clad forensic teams with cadaver dogs fanned out across a ghostly landscape strewn with ash and charred debris searching on Tuesday for more human remains left from a blaze that killed at least 42 people in California's deadliest wildfire disaster.
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El Chapo is a scapegoat for drug lord who bribed Mexico's president: lawyer

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:46
A lawyer for accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman told a New York jury in opening remarks that his client was a scapegoat for the real leader of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada.
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House Democrats to probe Trump impact on FBI, Justice: lawmaker

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:30
The incoming Democratic chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee intends to investigate President Donald Trump's impact on the integrity of the Justice Department and the FBI, according to a letter sent to top federal law enforcement officials on Tuesday.
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