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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would allow the federal government to shut down if Democrats do not fund his border wall and back immigration law changes, betting that maintaining a hard line will work in Republicans’ favor in November congressional elections. However, a disruption in federal government operations could
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REDDING, Calif. (Reuters) – Seventeen people were missing on Saturday as a monster wildfire in Northern California spread after killing two firefighters, destroying hundreds of buildings and sending tens of thousands of frantic residents fleeing from their homes. More than 38,000 people in Redding and elsewhere in Shasta County have been ordered to leave their
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REDDING, Calif. (Reuters) – Nine people were reportedly missing as a monster wildfire in Northern California grew by two-thirds overnight after killing two firefighters, destroying hundreds of buildings and sending thousands of frantic residents racing from their homes. Some 3,400 firefighters on the ground and in 17 helicopters battled the 80,900-acre (32,740-hectare) Carr Fire, which
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, one of the U.S. Catholic Church’s most prominent figures, who has been at the center of a widening sexual abuse scandal. FILE PHOTO: Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick smiles during an interview with Reuters at the North American College at the
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge has ordered a Manhattan gallery to pay $330,982 in damages to a foundation representing art by the late theater and screen caricaturist Al Hirschfeld for losing 19 of his works and selling reproductions of others without permission. In a decision made public late on Thursday, U.S. District Judge
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REDDING, Calif. (Reuters) – Nine people were reportedly missing as a monster wildfire in northern California burned unchecked on Saturday after it killed two firefighters, destroyed hundreds of structures and sent thousands of frantic residents racing from their homes. Some 3,400 firefighters on the ground and in helicopters and airplanes battled the 48,300-acre (19,500 hectares)
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday rejected a last-ditch effort by gun control groups to block the Trump administration from allowing the public to download blueprints for 3-D printable guns, declining to intervene just days before the designs are expected to go online. FILE PHOTO: The United States Federal Courthouse building is
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government said in court filings on Thursday that it lacked the technical capability to quickly provide states with information about children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy toward illegal immigrants. Undocumented immigrant families walk from a bus depot to a
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(Reuters) – Rights activists said on Friday they were struggling to find immigrant families to confirm the U.S. government had met a court deadline to reunite “eligible” parents and children who had been separated after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months. FILE PHOTO: Children and family members take part in a sit-in following
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REDDING, Calif. (Reuters) – At least one person was killed in a fast-growing wildfire that sent residents fleeing from the northern Californian city of Redding, where homes and businesses burned and power was cut on Friday, fire officials said. The Shasta County Carr Fire grew by about 60 percent overnight, scorching 44,450 acres (18,000 hectares),
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