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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – A fast-moving wildfire roared through a Northern California town on Thursday, with deaths reported as it burned a hospital, hundreds of homes and sent tens of thousands of people fleeing flames in cars and on foot, authorities said. Vehicles are seen during evacuation from Paradise to Chico, in Butte County, California,
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(Reuters) – Eleven people were shot and wounded, including a deputy, after a man walked into a Southern California bar and restaurant on Wednesday night and started shooting, police said. “I can confirm 11 victims, people that were shot,” said Capt. Garo Kuredjian of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. “I don’t know the severity of
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Before he became U.S. president, Donald Trump was famous for dismissing contestants on his television show “The Apprentice” with a resounding “You’re fired!” U.S. President Donald Trump points to a questioner during a news conference following Tuesday’s midterm congressional elections at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions a day after congressional elections, and vowed to fight if the U.S. House of Representatives’ new Democratic majority launches probes into his administration. Sessions, an early supporter of Trump who ran afoul with him by recusing himself from a investigation into
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday portrayed the midterm election results as “an incredible day” for his Republicans despite a Democratic takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives that will lead to greater restraints on his administration. At a White House news conference, Trump argued that Republicans beat historical odds in Tuesday’s elections,
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(Reuters) – A brothel-owning, evangelical Christian-backed Republican candidate who died last month won his race for the Nevada state legislature late on Tuesday, according to state election officials. FILE PHOTO: Dennis Hof, who owned the Moonlite BunnyRanch legal brothel and was a Republican candidate for Nevada State Assembly District 36, poses outside the brothel in
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump faced greater restraints on his presidency after Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in the White House. Trump and his fellow Republicans expanded their control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections, following a
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, giving them the opportunity to block Trump’s agenda and open his administration to intense scrutiny. In midterm elections two years after he won the White House, Trump and his fellow Republicans
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans voted on Tuesday to decide whether Donald Trump’s Republicans maintain their grip on the U.S. Congress, or if Democrats can slow the president’s agenda after a divisive campaign marked by clashes over race, immigration and trade. The first national elections since Trump captured the White House in a stunning 2016 upset
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday joined liberal colleagues in raising concerns about Missouri’s plan to use lethal injection to execute a murderer with a rare medical condition. FILE PHOTO: Death row inmate Russell Bucklew is shown in this Missouri Department of Corrections photo taken on February 9,
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The trial of extradited Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is set to begin on Monday in federal court in Brooklyn, where he is facing drug trafficking and conspiracy charges. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, where Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s trial will be
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(Reuters) – The Republican candidate in Georgia’s governor’s race, who also oversees the state’s elections, accused Democrats on Sunday of trying to hack voter registration systems, a move analysts said highlighted the inherent conflict between his twin roles. The contest between Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams, who is vying to
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(Reuters) – Hispanics are more interested in voting this year than in the last U.S. congressional midterm elections in 2014 and their enthusiasm outpaces that of all U.S. adults, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll released on Sunday. Volunteer Bea Nevarez stands for a portrait during door-to-door canvassing in Tucson, Arizona, U.S., October 31,
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BELGRADE, Mont. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump touted U.S. economic growth and his nationalist policies as he rallied with Republican candidates ahead of Tuesday’s U.S. congressional elections as Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden urged voters to reject division. Control of both houses of the U.S. Congress, currently dominated by Republicans, and 36 governors’ offices
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(Reuters) – Two women were killed when a gunman opened fire in a Florida yoga studio before class members fought back and the attacker killed himself, police said on Saturday. The women, identified as Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and Maura Binkley, 21, were shot and killed on Friday afternoon when Scott Beierle, 40, opened fire
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