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30 October 2019

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Twin Southern California wildfires menace Reagan Library, Getty Museum, homes

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SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (Reuters) – A major wildfire threatened thousands of homes and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Los Angeles on Wednesday as the fiercest Santa Ana winds yet lashed Southern California, forcing meteorologists to create new alert levels to warn of the danger. The blaze erupted early on Wednesday morning in Simi Valley, […]

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30 October 2019

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Green groups sue Trump administration over California drilling plan

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement at the White House following reports that U.S. forces attacked Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in northern Syria, in Washington, U.S., October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (Reuters) – Two environmental groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday over its plan to open up more than […]

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30 October 2019

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As winds surge, new wildfire ignites near Reagan Library outside Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A fresh wildfire ignited near the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library outside Los Angeles on Wednesday as extraordinarily dry, prolonged Santa Ana winds whipped through the region, forcing meteorologists to grasp for new language to warn of the danger. The fire broke out in Ventura County’s Simi Valley, just a few miles […]

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30 October 2019

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Critics unload on Trump administration biofuel proposal

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(Reuters) – Representatives of both the oil and corn industries unleashed criticism of the Trump administration’s proposed biofuels plan for next year during a public hearing on Wednesday hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Grain bins are seen in front of crops at Knuth Farms in Mead, Nebraska, U.S., August 28, 2019. REUTERS/Stephanie […]

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30 October 2019

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California firefighters ready for battle again as Santa Ana winds whip up new wildfires

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Fast-moving Santa Ana winds are expected to blast through Southern California on Wednesday, whipping up new wildfires after a brief respite for firefighters on Tuesday. California National Guard Spc. Theodoro Vicencio maintains a checkpoint at a road closure along the south side of the Kinkade Fire in Santa Rosa, California, U.S., […]

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30 October 2019

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Three people shot dead at Long Beach, California residence: fire department

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(Reuters) – Three people were killed and nine others injured in a shooting at a residence in Long Beach, California, the local fire department said late on Tuesday. The emergency service confirmed three fatalities and nine patients transported to local area hospitals. Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Catherine Evans Our Standards:The Thomson […]

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29 October 2019

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Southern California firefighters brace for resurgence of extreme winds

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Firefighters braced late on Tuesday for a resurgence of strong Santa Ana desert winds across Southern California after crews gained a brief respite in battling fires that have displaced thousands of Los Angeles residents near the Getty Center museum. City arson investigators reported earlier on Tuesday that the Getty fire, which […]

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29 October 2019

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Border arrests hit 11-year high, U.S. seeks to expedite deportations

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EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) – Immigration arrests at the U.S. border with Mexico soared 88 percent in fiscal 2019 in what U.S. officials on Tuesday labeled a crisis while unveiling their latest measure to combat the trend: expediting the deportation of asylum seekers. FILE PHOTO: Migrant men sit on the ground after being detained by […]

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