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(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice asked on Thursday for documents related to a Senate committee’s report on the transfer of fetal tissue by abortion provider Planned Parenthood, according to a letter seen by Reuters. People walk past a Planned Parenthood clinic in the Manhattan borough of New York, November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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FARIA BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) – Fanned by gusting winds, wildfires raged in densely populated Southern California for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing 200,000 people to flee their homes with dangerous conditions forecast until Sunday. The blazes have destroyed hundreds of houses and forced many Los Angeles-area schools to close. Flames hopscotched over highways and
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hundreds of Los Angeles area schools shut their doors on Thursday as raging wildfires wreaked havoc on Southern California, forcing about 200,000 people to flee and destroying hundreds of houses. Authorities feared the four major fires would be whipped up by the region’s notorious westward Santa Ana winds that could reach
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Josh Brookhart has four health insurers to choose from in Seattle’s King County for 2018, more than many Americans like him who buy coverage on the Obamacare individual market. FILE PHOTO: Joshua Lemacks, 14, who has a congenital heart defect, practices archery in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. November 18, 2017. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman/File Photo
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Attorneys for Leandra English, the deputy director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), on Wednesday filed fresh paperwork challenging President Donald Trump and his pick to lead the consumer watchdog. FILE PHOTO: Leandra English (L), current acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) meets with Senate Democratic Leader
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A wind-whipped wildfire raged on Wednesday into a wealthy Southern California neighborhood, destroying at least six homes, threatening hundreds more and scorching a building at a winery owned by billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch. The so-called Skirball Fire, which erupted early on Wednesday morning as the latest in a rash of
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VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) – More than 1,000 firefighters battled an unrelenting wildfire on Wednesday that threatened more than 12,000 homes in and around Ventura, the biggest of several uncontrolled Southern California blazes fanned by intensifying dry Santa Ana winds. The Thomas Fire raged in the foothills above and in the city of Ventura some 50
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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Independent U.S. refiner Andeavor said on Tuesday it will not abandon a push to build a Pacific Coast rail-to-marine terminal despite a Washington state panel’s recommendation against the project. The Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council last week voted unanimously to recommend against building the $210 million project, citing the likelihood of
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court justices including pivotal jurist Anthony Kennedy on Tuesday posed tough questions to lawyers representing a conservative Christian baker in Colorado who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, but also raised concerns about religious liberty implications in the closely watched case. FILE PHOTO: Baker Jack Phillips
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VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Reuters) – A rapidly spreading wildfire in the foothills north of Los Angeles threatened thousands of homes on Tuesday, forcing residents to evacuate after causing at least one death and power outages throughout the area, officials said. Flames are seen as a brush fire spreads in Santa Paula, California. James Fullmer/via REUTERS
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(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday proposed eliminating an Obama administration rule that allowed restaurant employees to keep their tips instead of being forced to share them with non-tipped workers, saying the rule had contributed to pay disparities between servers and other staff like cooks and dishwashers. FILE PHOTO: Employees give customers
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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A series of tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump about the investigation into contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia prompted concerns on Sunday among both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying Trump could be wading into “peril” by commenting on the probe. U.S. President Donald Trump
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(Reuters) – A California teenager charged with sexually assaulting two young boys, admitted to molesting as many as 50 children over the past eight years in the state, according to police. Joseph Hayden Boston, 18, was arrested on Saturday when his mother brought him to a police station after he allegedly told her he had
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – “A Prairie Home Companion,” the U.S. radio variety show that Garrison Keillor presented for decades until his retirement last year, has been renamed “Town Hall,” days after the raconteur was accused of sexual misconduct. FILE PHOTO: Author and radio personality Garrison Keillor listens to U.S. President Barack Obama speak at a
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The special counsel examining alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election removed a top FBI investigator from his team for exchanging text messages with a colleague that expressed anti-Trump views, two U.S. newspapers reported on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on
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