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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new package of U.S. disaster assistance sailed through the House of Representatives on Thursday, despite President Donald Trump expressing impatience with having to devote federal resources for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico’s recovery. The Republican-controlled House voted 353-69 to approve $36.5 billion in emergency relief for Puerto Rico and other areas hit by
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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) – Fast-moving wildfires raging across Northern California’s wine country have killed 17 people, left about 150 missing and destroyed 1,500 homes, wineries and other structures, state fire officials said on Tuesday. The flames from 17 major blazes have blackened more than 115,000 acres (46,500 hectares) since fires broke out on Sunday
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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Monday he would sign a proposed rule on Tuesday to begin withdrawing from the Clean Power Plan, former President Barack Obama’s centerpiece regulation to fight climate change. “Here’s the president’s message: The war on coal is over,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Strong winds swept across Germany on Thursday, killing six people and forcing the cancellation of trains in Berlin and the north. Police said a woman died when a tree fell on a car carrying her in the northern port city of Hamburg. The driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries, the
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