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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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Pentagon official: 'No fundamental concern' over defense consolidation

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:05
The U.S. government is still reviewing a merger of Harris Corp and L3 Technologies, a top Pentagon official said on Tuesday, adding that she had no fundamental concerns about further consolidation in the U.S. defense sector.
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Motorists drove 0.8 percent fewer miles on U.S. roads in September: DOT

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:03
Motorists drove 0.8 percent fewer miles on U.S. roads and highways in September versus last year, according to figures released on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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U.S. judge to hold hearing on CNN White House lawsuit

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:00
A federal judge said he would hold a hearing on Wednesday on CNN's lawsuit against the Trump administration seeking the speedy reinstatement of press credentials for White House correspondent Jim Acosta, a frequent target of President Donald Trump.
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Lawyer calls El Chapo 'scapegoat,' says Mexico's Pena Nieto took bribes

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 17:34
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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Ohio lays murder charges in deaths of eight people in rural family feud

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 17:16
Four members of one family were charged on Tuesday with the April 2016 execution-style shooting deaths of eight members of another rural Ohio family, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced.
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Sitting in the embers, Californians wonder: can Paradise be rebuilt?

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 17:11
Lovingly placed statues of a family of deer still mark the entrance to Mare Reasons' house in Paradise, California, but her woodland home was so thoroughly devoured in the state's deadliest wildfire that only an iron bed and an antique stove remain intact above the rubble.
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Man convicted on terrorism charge in 2017 Michigan airport stabbing

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 16:50
A man accused of stabbing a police officer at a Michigan airport last year was convicted in U.S. federal court on Tuesday of charges including terrorism, a court official said.
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Deadly California wildfire grows as teams sift through ashes for remains

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 16:14
Convoys of fire engines rumbled through the smoldering northern California town of Paradise on Tuesday on their way to combat still-active sections of the state's deadliest and most destructive wildfire in history, which grew by 8,000 acres.
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'Megafire' that torched town now common in California

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:48
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 killed at least 42 people.
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Factbox: The career of Mexico's brutal Robin Hood, 'El Chapo' Guzman

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:47
The evidence likely to be presented at the New York trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will paint a picture of a Robin Hood figure, albeit a brutal one, who amassed a $14 billion fortune by bribery, murdering rivals and smuggling huge amounts of drugs.
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U.S. anti-Semitic hate crimes spiked 37 percent in 2017: FBI

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 13:46
Hate crimes in the United States jumped 17 percent in 2017, with a huge spike in anti-Semitic attacks, marking the third year in a row that such attacks have increased, according to FBI data released on Tuesday.
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Deadly California wildfire grows as city of Paradise smolders

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 13:41
Convoys of fire engines rumbled through the smoldering northern California town of Paradise on Tuesday on their way to combat still-active sections of the state's deadliest and most destructive wildfire in history, which grew by 8,000 acres.
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Deadly California wildfire grows, still only 30 percent contained

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:36
The deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history has burned a further 8,000 acres and remained only 30 percent contained, California fire officials said on Tuesday as search teams resumed sifting through charred wreckage in a hunt for human remains.
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Iowa senator says expect fewer biofuel waivers from Wheeler's EPA

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:18
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may issue fewer biofuel waivers to small refineries under Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler than it did under its previous leadership, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said on Tuesday.
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U.S. top court to review Virginia voting districts in race case

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:01
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will review for a second time whether Republican legislators in Virginia drew electoral districts in the state in a way that unlawfully diluted the clout of black voters.
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CNN sues White House over revoked credentials of correspondent

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 09:41
CNN filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Trump administration over the revocation of press credentials for White House correspondent Jim Acosta, whose questions and reporting have been a frequent target of criticism by President Donald Trump.
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U.S. court orders Georgia to continue review of governor's race

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 09:27
Georgia voters will wait until at least Friday for the final word on who will be their next governor after a U.S. federal judge ordered state election officials to review provisional ballots cast in last week's election.
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Search for bodies, answers after California wildfire kills 42

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 09:05
Search teams were set to sift through the charred wreckage of Paradise, California, on Tuesday in the search of human remains as authorities investigated the cause of state's deadliest ever wildfire.
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U.S. trial of Mexico's 'El Chapo' begins amid heavy security

Reuters US News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 07:29
The trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will begin with lawyers' opening statements in a federal court in Brooklyn on Tuesday, amid intense public attention and extraordinary security measures.
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