• U.S. judge blocks Trump asylum restrictions
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    U.S. judge blocks Trump asylum restrictions

    A U.S. judge on Monday temporarily blocked an order by President Donald Trump that barred asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico, the latest courtroom defeat for Trump on immigration policy. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order

  • Expected rains could hinder search for California wildfire victims
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    Expected rains could hinder search for California wildfire victims

    Remains of 79 victims have been recovered since the Camp Fire erupted on Nov. 8 and largely obliterated the Sierra foothills town of Paradise, a community of nearly 27,000 people about 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco. The missing persons list kept by the Butte County Sheriff's Office still

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    Some California wildfire victims may never be found: searcher

    (Editor's Note: Please be advised this story contains details that may upset some readers) By Andrew Hay (Reuters) - Searchers looking for the remains of victims of the wildfire that destroyed the Northern California town of Paradise said some bodies may never be found because of the intensity

  • EPA plans biofuel 'reset' as program misses Congress' targets
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    EPA plans biofuel 'reset' as program misses Congress' targets

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose new targets for the final three years of the nation's renewable fuel program in January, replacing ambitious decade-old goals set by Congress with volumes closer to the industry's current output, two people familiar with the matter said.

  • Fatal New York limo crash victim's family sues owner, operator
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    Fatal New York limo crash victim's family sues owner, operator

    Ten John Doe defendants representing additional parties whose acts contributed to the woman's injuries and death were also named in the lawsuit filed in New York state supreme court. Amanda Rivenburg was among 20 people killed in the Oct. 6 crash. The Ford Excursion limousine carrying 17 people

  • House Democrats target DOJ decision not to defend Obamacare
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    House Democrats target DOJ decision not to defend Obamacare

    Democrats will scrutinize the Trump administration's decision not to defend Obamacare in federal court, when Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year, a leading Democrat said on Monday. In June, the Department of Justice declared the healthcare law's individual mandate

  • Trump likely to give U.S. troops authority to protect immigration agents
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    Trump likely to give U.S. troops authority to protect immigration agents

    Ahead of U.S. congressional elections earlier this month, Trump denounced the approach of a caravan of migrants as an "invasion" that threatened American national security, and he sent thousands of U.S. troops to the border to help secure it. Currently, the troops do not have authority to

  • White House restores access for CNN's Acosta, ending legal fight
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    White House restores access for CNN's Acosta, ending legal fight

    The White House on Monday restored press access for CNN reporter Jim Acosta, ending a legal fight that had so far gone against the Trump administration. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement the press pass for Acosta, which was revoked after a contentious Nov. 7 news conference

  • Chicago hospital shooting leaves four dead, including police officer and gunman
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    Chicago hospital shooting leaves four dead, including police officer and gunman

    The shooter knew the doctor he shot outside Mercy Hospital, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told a news conference, describing the initial killing as an act of domestic violence. The gunman was the ex-fiance of the doctor, Chicago media outlets reported, with one witness saying he demanded

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    Five people shot, one fatally, in downtown Denver

    A shooting on a downtown Denver street corner on Monday left one person dead and four hospitalized with bullet wounds, as investigators sought at least one suspect still at large, a police spokesman said. No further official details were immediately available about the circumstances of the shooting,

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    U.S. likely to give troops authority to protect border officials

    The White House is likely to grant U.S. troops on the border with Mexico additional authority to protect customs and border personnel if needed, a U.S. official said on Monday. There are about 5,900 active-duty troops on the border with Mexico. Reinforcements were sent by U.S. President Donald Trump

  • 'El Chapo' killed man after he refused to shake his hand: trial witness
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    'El Chapo' killed man after he refused to shake his hand: trial witness

    Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was a ruthless killer who ordered the murder of a man who had refused to shake his hand at a meeting, a prosecution witness told jurors at Guzman's U.S. trial on Monday. Jesus Zambada, the brother of Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada who was Guzman's alleged

  • Two killed in shooting at Chicago hospital, including gunman: local media
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    Two killed in shooting at Chicago hospital, including gunman: local media

    Two people were killed and two others critically wounded in a shooting at a Chicago hospital on Monday, and among the dead was the gunman who started shooting in the parking lot and then burst into the medical facility and opened fire, according to local media. A police officer was among those wounded

  • White House restores access for CNN's Acosta, ending legal fight
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    White House restores access for CNN's Acosta, ending legal fight

    The White House on Monday restored press access for CNN reporter Jim Acosta, ending a legal fight that had so far gone against the Trump administration. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement the press pass for Acosta, which was revoked after a contentious Nov. 7 news conference

  • House Democrats target DOJ decision not to defend Obamacare
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    House Democrats target DOJ decision not to defend Obamacare

    Democrats will scrutinize the Trump administration's decision not to defend Obamacare in federal court, when Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year, a leading Democrat said on Monday. In June, the Department of Justice declared the healthcare law's individual mandate

  • Fatal New York limo crash victim's family sues owner, operator
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    Fatal New York limo crash victim's family sues owner, operator

    Ten John Doe defendants representing additional parties whose acts contributed to the woman's injuries and death were also named in the lawsuit filed in New York state supreme court. Amanda Rivenburg was among 20 people killed in the Oct. 6 crash. The Ford Excursion limousine carrying 17 people

  • U.S. briefly shutters border crossing to brace for migrants
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    U.S. briefly shutters border crossing to brace for migrants

    U.S. officials briefly closed the busiest border crossing from Mexico early on Monday to add concrete barricades and razor wire amid concerns that some of the thousands of Central American migrants at the border could try to rush the crossing. Northbound lanes at the San Ysidro crossing from Tijuana

  • Trial spotlights U.S. drug safety concerns at compounding pharmacies
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    Trial spotlights U.S. drug safety concerns at compounding pharmacies

    Janet Woodcock, who heads the FDA's pharmaceuticals division, testified in Boston federal court that she had never seen an outbreak like the one New England Compounding Center's mold-tainted steroids caused in 2012. Compounding pharmacies make tailor-made drugs for patients whose needs cannot

  • Colorado man gets life for murders of pregnant wife, children
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    Colorado man gets life for murders of pregnant wife, children

    A Colorado man was sentenced to life without parole on Monday for strangling his pregnant wife, smothering their two young daughters and dumping their bodies in an oil field so he could pursue a romantic affair. Christopher Watts, 33, was spared the death penalty at the urging of family members of his

  • U.S. judge questions Trump administration on asylum policy
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    U.S. judge questions Trump administration on asylum policy

    A U.S. judge closely questioned the government on Monday as he weighed whether to temporarily halt an order from President Donald Trump that bars asylum for migrants who illegally cross the border with Mexico. Trump cited an overwhelmed immigration system for his recent proclamation that officials will

  • Rain may hamper search for California wildfire victims
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    Rain may hamper search for California wildfire victims

    The remains of 77 people have been recovered, the Butte County Sheriff's Office said late on Sunday, as it cut the number of missing to 993 from 1,276. The Camp Fire broke out in northern California on Nov. 8 and quickly all but obliterated Paradise, a mountain town of nearly 27,000 people around

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    Some California wildfire victims may never be found: searcher

    (Editor's Note: Please be advised this story contains details that may upset some readers) By Andrew Hay (Reuters) - Searchers looking for the remains of victims of the wildfire that destroyed the Northern California town of Paradise said some bodies may never be found because of the intensity

  • Grim search for 993 missing after deadliest California wildfire
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    Grim search for 993 missing after deadliest California wildfire

    The number of believed missing fell 283 late on Sunday, down from 1,276 people, the Butte County Sheriff's Office said in a statement, but gave no other details. The blaze ignited on Nov. 8 was 65 percent contained, up from 60 percent earlier in the day. The death toll far surpasses the previous

  • Republican Scott secures Florida U.S. Senate seat after recount
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    Republican Scott secures Florida U.S. Senate seat after recount

    Rick Scott, Florida's outgoing governor, was declared the winner on Sunday of his hard-fought U.S. Senate race against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson following a hand recount of ballots, giving Republicans control of both of the state's Senate seats for the first time since the 19th century.

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    Factbox - Still counting: Uncalled U.S. federal elections

    In Mississippi, Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democratic challenger Mike Espy will compete in a runoff election on Nov. 27 after neither won a majority for a U.S. Senate seat. On Sunday, Florida's outgoing governor, Republican Rick Scott, was declared winner of the state's U.S. Senate