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Gunman fires from high-rise in Reno

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A gunman with a hostage opened fire out of a Reno, Nevada, high-rise, according to police. The suspect was killed by law enforcement. [Source]

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More Victims of the California Wildfires: Avocados and Lemons

The largest of the fires has damaged a portion of the harvest in the country’s most productive region for both crops.

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After fires, Southern California faces risk of mudslides

CARPINTERIA, Calif./LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters in Southern California are slowly gaining control of one of the largest wildfires in state history, but residents may not enjoy much relief as experts said the flames are laying the groundwork for the next disaster - mudslides.

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Quakes and Fires? It’s the Cost of Living That Californians Can’t Stomach

For many Californians, natural disasters are a moment to take stock and rethink the dream. But in the end, it almost always comes down to cost.

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Nonfiction: Are the American West’s Wildfires Inevitable?

Michael Kodas’s “Megafire” and Edward Struzik’s “Firestorm” analyse the misguided history and dire results of America’s wildfire management policy.

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California wildfires: 'It's still not great, but it's a better bad'

Thousands of firefighters are making headway against the vast Thomas Fire burning in Southern California, expressing hope that conditions are becoming more favorable.

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In California, Mixed Results for Regulations Meant to Help Stop Fires

While the rules can certainly help in slow-moving fires, they have proved no match to the high-wind fires that made this season so destructive.

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California Today: California Today: A Weekend of Fires

Monday: Fires approach Santa Barbara, delivery robots and the enduring legacy of Willie Brown.

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California wildfires now larger than New York City and Boston combined

Firefighters are struggling to contain the biggest of six blazes burning in southern California, with the Thomas Fire slipping from 15% containment to 10% Sunday.

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New evacuations ordered as California wildfires rage on

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - The largest California wildfire advanced on coastal towns near Santa Barbara on Sunday, stoked by the gusty winds and dry conditions that have fueled destructive blazes across the state's southern region.

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Jerusalem, Wildfires, Roy Moore: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Crews battling California wildfires gird for return of high winds

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Santa Ana winds that have stoked wildfires across Southern California, destroying hundreds of buildings and forcing evacuations of some 200,000 people are forecast to return in force on Sunday, authorities said.

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California fires: Governor offers grim outlook

Gov. Jerry Brown has a sobering message for Southern Californians after a week of raging wildfires: This is your new normal.

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It's not just spraying water: How the pros fight wildfires

As wildfires ravaged California this year, thousands of firefighters have taken on the massive task of containing and extinguishing flames over hundreds of thousands of acres.

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Strong winds pose fresh threat in California wildfires

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown will survey the destruction of the state's devastating wildfires on Saturday, as firefighters rushed to contain the blazes before dry desert winds were expected to intensify.

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RPT-California wildfires send film, TV productions scrambling

LOS ANGELES, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Wildfires raging across Southern California are taking a toll on the region's iconic film industry, forcing producers of commercials, television shows and even student films to pause or seek alternate shooting locations.

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Firefighters race to contain California wildfires as winds set to strengthen

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters in Southern California were under pressure on Saturday to contain six raging wildfires, which have destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced tens of thousands of people to flee, before fierce winds are expected to strengthen again.

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Weather eases the battle as California wildfires grow

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Growing wildfires chewing through parts of Southern California on Friday ravaged avocado farms, racehorse stables and a retirement community, even as milder weather aided firefighters in their efforts to slow the progress of six major blazes.

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Dozens of Horses Killed as Fires Tear Through California

The horses died in two fires this week — and at least three people were injured — even as trainers and rescuers tried to save as many as they could.

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California wildfires send film, TV productions scrambling

LOS ANGELES, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Wildfires raging across Southern California are taking a toll on the region's iconic film industry, forcing producers of commercials, television shows and even student films to pause or seek alternate shooting locations.

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‘We Watched Our House Burn.’ Losing It All in California’s Fires.

In Ventura County, Jack Selby watched his childhood home burn to the ground, and Nancy Cole lost all her possessions, including family heirlooms from Holocaust survivors.

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No respite in sight from fast-moving Southern California wildfires

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Exhausted fire crews made little headway on Friday in containing the most troublesome of six major wildfires burning in South California as dry winds fanned flames that ravaged avocado farms, racehorse stables and a retirement community.

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Wildfires, Puerto Rico, Star Wars: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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New Mexico school gunman was ex-student investigated by FBI

TAOS, New Mexico (Reuters) - A gunman who killed two students at a New Mexico high school and then took his own life was a former student who was investigated by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation last year after he asked online about buying weapons for a mass shooting, officials said on Friday.

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Trump declares emergency in California over wildfires

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a state of emergency in California due to raging wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of structures and forced thousands from their homes.

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California Fires Live Briefing: A ‘Very Dangerous’ Time for an Already Charred State

Fires continued to ravage much of Southern California on Friday, where fast-moving flames had scorched more than 142,000 acres across four counties.

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Firefighters battle intense wildfires in Southern California

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battled several intense wind-driven wildfires early on Friday across densely populated Southern California that have destroyed at least 500 structures and chased tens of thousands of people from their homes over the past five days.

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California wildfires have scorched more than 140,000 acres and forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate

Wildfires roared across Southern California for a fifth day Friday, with new blazes prompting additional evacuations as neighborhoods went up in flames in San Diego County.

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Firefighters battle intense wildfires ravaging southern California

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battled several intense wind-driven wildfires early on Friday that have swept across densely populated Southern California, destroying at least 500 structures and chasing 190,000 people from their homes over the past five days.

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Out-of-control wildfires devastate California

Four major wildfires are torching the Los Angeles area

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California’s Fires, by the Numbers

Just one of the fires raging in Southern California has already burned an area larger than Detroit, fueled by winds nearing hurricane strength. Here’s a look at the numbers behind the state’s worst fire season ever.

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BRIEF-Verizon - Customers In Southern California Areas Hardest Hit By Wildfires Will Be Offered Free Unlimited Talk, Text And Data from Dec 7-Dec 10

* VERIZON -CUSTOMERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AREAS HARDEST HIT BY WILDFIRES WILL BE OFFERED FREE UNLIMITED TALK, TEXT AND DATA FROM DEC 7 THROUGH DEC 10​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Fleeing the California Wildfires: What to Take and When to Evacuate

When wildfires threaten, be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice, officials say. Here are some suggestions on how to get ready for such an emergency.

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Two students, gunman dead in New Mexico school shooting

(Reuters) - A gunman fatally shot two students at a high school in New Mexico on Thursday, before he himself died, state and local police said.

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Be 'ready to GO!' Southern California warns residents as fires rage

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.

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BRIEF-Validus Provides Initial Estimate of Losses from Oct California Wildfires

* VALIDUS HOLDINGS, LTD. PROVIDES INITIAL ESTIMATE OF NET LOSSES FROM OCTOBER 2017 CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES AND COMMENTS ON U.S. HOUSE AND SENATE TAX REFORM BILLS

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Wildfires pile woes on California pot industry after tough year

(Reuters) - Wildfires blazing through Southern California are worrying marijuana growers, who fear that smoke could damage their crops, the basis of a newly legalized industry in the state.

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Why California's wildfires are spreading so quickly

It's been an especially devastating year for wildfires in California, with four of the deadliest in the last 12 months, according to state records.

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‘It Burns and It Keeps Burning’: Scenes From Southern California’s Wildfires

Wildfires have burned more than 100,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Fighting them were professionals and homeowners with garden hoses.

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Gunman, two students dead after New Mexico high school shooting

(Reuters) - A suspected shooter opened fire at a high school in New Mexico on Thursday, killing two students before being killed, according to police and officials from the nearby Navajo Nation.

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Morgan Stanley fires former lawmaker for misconduct

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley has fired former U.S. Democratic lawmaker Harold Ford, Jr., a managing director at the Wall Street bank, for inappropriate conduct, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Cypress Announces Pasinex Signs Option To Acquire 80% Of Gunman Project In Nevada

* CYPRESS ANNOUNCES PASINEX SIGNS OPTION TO ACQUIRE 80% OF GUNMAN ZINC / SILVER PROJECT IN NEVADA

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Morgan Stanley fires former U.S. lawmaker for misconduct

NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley has fired former U.S. Democratic lawmaker Harold Ford, Jr., a managing director at the Wall Street bank, for inappropriate conduct, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.

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Gunman, two others dead after New Mexico high school shooting

(Reuters) - A shooter opened fire at a high school in New Mexico on Thursday, killing two students before being shot dead, according to police and officials from the nearby Navajo Nation.

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Southern California fires force 200,000 people to flee

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.

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California Fires Live Updates: ‘Extreme’ Threat as Wind Gains Strength

Los Angeles and other cities in Southern California are bracing for winds so strong “there will be no ability to fight fire,” the state’s firefighting chief warned.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: A Special Fires Edition

Thursday: Fires reach Los Angeles, smoke masks, and tales of evacuation

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Winds whip up wildfires, forcing mass evacuations in California

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hot, dry Santa Ana winds are expected to fan several relentless wildfires in southern California on Thursday, where hundreds of houses have burned and tens of thousands have fled their homes around Los Angeles, the second-largest U.S. city.

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4 Reasons California’s Fires Are So Bad This Year

California has suffered unusually destructive fires this year. Here’s why.

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Jerusalem, Franken, Wildfires: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, Vladimir Putin, Wildfires: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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California fires force evacuation in exclusive L.A. area

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Southern California wildfires raged into an affluent Los Angeles neighborhood on Wednesday, forcing evacuations, threatening multibillion-dollar homes and temporarily shutting a major highway.

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California Fires: Blaze Breaks Out Near Getty Center in Los Angeles

A brush fire erupted on the west side of Los Angeles before dawn on Wednesday, while a much larger fire continued to rage out of control in the Ventura area.

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This is what wildfires look like from space

How massive are the wildfires torching Southern California? Smoke from the blazes is clearly visible from 438 miles above the Earth.

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CA wildfires prompt TV production shutdowns

Raging wildfires in Southern California have caused at least two television series to temporarily shut down production for safety reasons, the show's studios tell CNN.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Outlier Fires Are Becoming the Norm

Wednesday: Southern California fires, border arrests plummet, Oakland strike, Christmas tree shortage and finally llamas, yes, llamas.

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BRIEF-RenaissanceRe Announces $90 Million Initial Estimated Net Negative Impact From Oct 2017 California Wildfires

* RENAISSANCERE ANNOUNCES $90 MILLION INITIAL ESTIMATED NET NEGATIVE IMPACT FROM OCTOBER 2017 CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

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As wildfires consumed homes, five friends grabbed garden hoses and went to work

More than 1,000 firefighters are battling the fast-moving wildfires in Ventura County, California. And for a few hours late Monday night, they had help from a band of friends armed only with garden hoses.

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Emergency declared as wildfires rage near Los Angeles; thousands flee

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Reuters) - Thousands of Californians north and west of Los Angeles fled their homes as two out-of-control wildfires spread rapidly overnight, fueled by strong desert winds that hampered firefighters, officials said on Tuesday.

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Wildfires near Los Angeles force thousands to evacuate; one dead

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Reuters) - Two wind-fueled wildfires north and west of Los Angeles have caused at least one death, forced the evacuations of thousands of people and triggered widespread power outages, officials said on Tuesday.

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World's biggest Starbucks just opened in China

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Hospital fires doctors who mistakenly declared newborn dead

An Indian hospital has fired two doctors for mistakenly declaring a newborn baby boy dead.

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UPDATE 1-Yemen's Houthi group says fires missile toward Abu Dhabi nuclear reactor

DUBAI, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi group has fired a cruise missile towards a nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, the group's television service reported on its website on Sunday, without providing any evidence.

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Gunman shot after opening fire at hospital

A man was shot Friday after police say he opened fire at a hospital in Bakersfield, California.

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Voyager fires thrusters for first time since 1980

NASA scientists are able to fire up a set of thrusters on Voyager 1 for the first time since 1980, allowing the spacecraft to orient itself in interstellar space, 13 billion miles from Earth.

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Nonfiction: A Renowned Travel Writer’s Letters From the Road

“Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters,” edited by Adam Sisman, sparkles with the charm that made Fermor such a welcome guest and bedmate.

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Vice fires three employees amid investigations into sexual harassment

Vice Media fired three employees on Thursday amid a probe into sexual harassment and improper workplace conduct, according to a memo obtained by CNNMoney.

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CNN fires staffer after complaints about behavior

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UPDATE 8-NBC News fires 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - NBC News fired Matt Lauer, the popular host of its "Today" morning show, on Wednesday after a female colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior, the network said, making him the latest rich and powerful man to be felled by such accusations.

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Franco-German fighter jet project likely to be opened to other countries

BERLIN (Reuters) - A Franco-German program to develop a European fighter jet will likely be widened to include other countries to lower costs, officials with the German defense ministry and Europe's Airbus said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 7-NBC News fires 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after a colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior, the network said on Wednesday, making him yet another rich and powerful man to be felled this year by accusations of harassment.

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Wild series of insults and tweets by the President comes as North Korea fires its most advanced missile

Donald Trump potentially has millions of lives in his hands as the threat of a devastating war with North Korea swiftly escalates.

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UPDATE 5-NBC News fires 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving what it called a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network said on Wednesday.

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NBC News fires 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving what it called a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network said on Wednesday.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

NBC Fires Matt Lauer Over Sexual Misconduct Allegation

The network’s news president, Andrew Lack, said in a memo, “We were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”

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Gunman fires from high-rise in Reno

A gunman with a hostage opened fire out of a Reno, Nevada, high-rise, according to police. The suspect was killed by law enforcement.

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North Korea, Donald Trump, Reno: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Gunman Opens Fire From Reno Condominium

The attacker died, but no one else was injured in an episode reminiscent of the Las Vegas hotel killings two months ago.

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North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in sea close to Japan

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea fired what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close to Japan, officials said, Pyongyang's first test launch since mid-September with some scientists cautioning that Washington, D.C., could now technically be within reach.

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North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in Sea of Japan: Pentagon

WASHINGTON/SEOUL-29 (Reuters) - North Korea launched a missile that landed close to Japan on Wednesday, the first since a missile fired over its neighbor in mid-September, and the Pentagon said its initial assessment was that Pyongyang had tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

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North Korea fires ballistic missile: U.S. government sources

(Reuters) - North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday, two U.S. government sources said, a week after President Donald Trump put North Korea back on a U.S list of countries that it says support terrorism.

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North Korea Fires a Ballistic Missile, in Further Challenge to Trump

The launch came despite President Trump’s warning that continued weapons testing would leave him “no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”

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Brazil's Renova Energia board approves Brookfield acquisition

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The board of directors for Brazil renewable energy company Renova Energia SA has approved Brookfield Asset Management Inc's proposal to acquire the company, a securities exchange filing showed on Monday.

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China's RYB Education fires head of Beijing kindergarten embroiled in abuse scandal

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese educational services provider RYB Education Inc said it had removed the head of one of its kindergarten, as allegations of child abuse at the Beijing nursery rocked the country's booming childcare industry.

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REFILE-China's RYB Education fires head of Beijing kindergarten embroiled in abuse scandal

BEIJING, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Chinese educational services provider RYB Education Inc said it had removed the head of one of its kindergarten, as allegations of child abuse at the Beijing nursery rocked the country's booming childcare industry.

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After an explosion, gunmen waiting outside opened fire at fleeing worshipers, according to reports

At least 85 people were killed in an attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai region on Friday, Egyptian state-owned news agency MENA reported.

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Miner SouthGobi fires chief executive; says business as usual

HONG KONG, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Vancouver-based coal miner SouthGobi Resources Ltd said on Thursday it sacked its chief executive officer (CEO), who is a suspect in a fraudulent loan case, with immediate effect, because of his inability to fulfil his daily duties.

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UPDATE 3-CBS News fires Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations

Nov 21 (Reuters) - CBS News said on Tuesday it had fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, the day after the Washington Post reported the television host had sexually harassed eight women.

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CBS News fires Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations

(Reuters) - CBS News said on Tuesday it had fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, the day after the Washington Post reported the television host had sexually harassed eight women.

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Mugabe defies demands to quit as Zimbabwe's leader after party fires him

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday defied his own ZANU-PF party and hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding his resignation by pledging in a television address to preside over the party's next congress in December.

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7-year-old survived but his family didn't, and a neighbor says the gunman went to the school to kill the boy

Volunteer firefighter Johnny Phommathep could hear the trouble next door loud and clear. The screaming. The threats. The gunfire. It was all too clear what could happen. And then it did happen -- a deadly rampage in his small, remote California community of Rancho Tehama.

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Kushner attorney fires back: There were no 'missing documents'

The attorney for Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, is pushing back against the Senate Judiciary Committee after the panel accused Kushner of not disclosing key documents.

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Hedge fund bet on Glencore backfires with $100 million loss

LONDON (Reuters) - London hedge fund giant Lansdowne Partners lost $100 million from a long-term bet against Glencore this year after the spectacular recovery of the miner took some by surprise. ...

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Wells Fargo fires consumer lending head Franklin Codel

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co said on Friday Franklin Codel, a senior executive vice president and head of its consumer lending organization, has been dismissed, effective immediately.

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Boy orphaned by California shooting knew and feared gunman

Seven-year-old Gage did what the teachers said. He knew the drill.

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Rights groups pressure IBM to renounce interest in Trump's 'extreme vetting'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to renounce a Trump administration proposal to use technology to identify people for visa denial and deportation from the United States.

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Police: California shooting gunman was deranged and paranoid

A man who killed five people in Northern California this week was "deranged and paranoid," and was under investigation for a stabbing involving two neighbors, authorities say.

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Northern California Gunman Killed Wife Before Shooting Spree

The death toll climbed to six in the rampage north of Sacramento.

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He told gunman: Shoot me, not kids

Jessie Sanders ran toward the gunman who killed four people in a remote Northern California community, yelling at the gunman to shoot him instead of the children. Sanders said a bullet grazed his right forearm.

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Lebanon accuses Saudi Arabia of holding its PM hostage

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's president on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of holding hostage prime minister Saad al-Hariri along with his family - the first time he has explicitly said he was being held - and called this an act of aggression.

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Gunman kills four in Northern California shooting spree

(Reuters) - A gunman carrying a semi-automatic weapon and two handguns opened fire at multiple locations across a small Northern California community on Tuesday, killing four people before he was slain by police.

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Gunman picked random targets at 7 locations, including elementary school, police say

News and News Media nytimes.com

Op-Docs: From Journalist to Hostage

When a reporter takes too many risks, who pays the price?

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: A Renowned Chef’s Advice for Beginners

Tuesday: Talking to Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park, the Brooklyn Podcast festival, and readers respond to subway announcements.

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Freeport Indonesia mine access road reopened after shooting -spokesman

JAKARTA, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc has reopened the main supply route to its Papuan mine, a company spokesman said on Monday, after the road was closed on Sunday following a shooting incident in the area.

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In the Air Force, Texas Gunman Showed Signs of Depression and Rage

One Air Force colleague recalled how Devin P. Kelley, when punished for poor performance, would cry, scream and shake with rage, vowing to kill his superiors.

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Gunman Convicted of Murder in New York Police Officer’s Death

Demetrius Blackwell, accused of fatally shooting Officer Brian Moore during a routine encounter in Queens in 2015, was found guilty of first-degree murder.

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Gunman claimed to buy animals for practice

Texas church shooter Devin Kelley claimed he bought animals on Craigslist with the sole intention of killing them, a former Air Force colleague told CNN.

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A look at wine country after the wildfires

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Texas gunman not welcomed at church before shooting

Devin Kelley walked into a Texas church turning joyous prayers into screams of terror as he killed more than 20 people, including an unborn child.

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Texas church gunman escaped mental facility in 2012 while facing court-martial

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The former U.S. serviceman who committed the deadliest mass shooting on record in Texas escaped from a mental hospital in 2012 as he faced court-martial on domestic violence charges for which he was later convicted, a police report revealed on Tuesday.

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Texas church gunman escaped mental facility in 2012: police report

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man who carried out one of the deadliest U.S. mass shootings escaped from a mental health facility in 2012, the same year he was convicted by a U.S. Air Force court-martial of domestic abuse, according to a police report.

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Texas Gunman Once Escaped From Mental Health Facility

Devin P. Kelley, who killed 26 people at a church on Sunday, was found by police after leaving a treatment center, according to a 2012 police report that also said he had threatened his Air Force superiors.

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Survivors describe the chilling moments as the gunman walked down aisles, shooting some at point-blank range

The carnage started even before the gunman entered the church.

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U.S. Air Force error allowed Texas church gunman to buy weapons

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man who carried out one of the deadliest U.S. mass shootings was able to buy guns legally because a prior domestic violence conviction while he was in the Air Force was never put into an FBI database used in background checks, officials said.

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Strangers who stopped gunman reunite as heroes

On that awful Sunday morning, they were just strangers, trying to stop an act of unspeakable evil.

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Air Force didn't log Texas church gunman conviction in U.S. database

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man who carried out one of the deadliest U.S. mass shootings was able to buy guns legally from a sporting goods store because a prior domestic violence conviction was never put into an FBI database used in background checks, officials said.

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Man who chased gunman: I'd do it 100 times over

One of the men who chased down the gunman in the deadliest shooting in Texas history, Johnnie Langendorff, said he didn't hesitate to help another local resident chase down the shooter and would do it "100 times over."

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Texas Gunman, and Trump vs. the Courts

We look at why a domestic violence conviction did not stop Devin Kelley from buying weapons, and at how the president’s comments can influence court rulings.

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Lapse in background check database allowed Texan church gunman to buy weapons: Pentagon

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man who committed the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history was able to buy guns legally from a sporting goods store because a prior domestic violence conviction was never entered into an FBI database used in background checks, officials said.

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Gunman fired about 450 rounds. Building may be beyond repair

The gunman who killed 26 people inside a small Texas church on Sunday was armed with an assault rifle, 15 loaded magazines and an obsession with a family dispute.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe fires VP, paves way for wife to succeed him

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has fired his longtime ally and vice president, potentially clearing the way for his wife, Grace Mugabe, to take the role and eventually succeed her 93-year-old husband.

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Hero speaks: Emotional interview with man who shot gunman

Stephen Willeford shot and chased the gunman who killed 26 people in a Texas church.

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Survivor's son: Gunman walked up and down aisle shooting

David Brown, whose mother is recovering after the Texas church shooting, says the gunman walked up and down the aisle shooting people that were already on the ground.

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Air Force error let Texas gunman buy weapons for church massacre

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The gunman who shot 26 worshipers to death and wounded 20 others at a Texas church was embroiled in a domestic dispute with his in-laws and had been sending threatening messages to his wife's mother before the massacre, officials said Monday.

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Texas church gunman sent threatening texts to in-laws, officials say

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - The man accused of killing 26 people including an 18-month-old child at a Texas church had sent threatening text messages to his in-laws who sometimes attended the house of worship before launching the latest U.S. mass shooting, officials said on Monday.

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Texas gunman's in-laws sometimes attended church, sheriff says

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A man thrown out of the U.S. Air Force for beating his wife and child shot and killed 26 people in a Texas church where his in-laws had sometimes worshipped before shooting himself, officials said on Monday, in the latest in a string of U.S. mass shootings.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

In Texas Shooting, Gunman Kills at Least 26

After Devin Kelley exited the church, he and an armed bystander engaged in a brief “fire fight” before the suspect went into his vehicle.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Texas Gunman Led Troubled Life Before Church Shooting

Devin Patrick Kelley, a former member of the United States Air Force, had been jailed for domestic abuse, kicked out of the military and charged with animal cruelty.

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Texas gunman attacked church where in-laws worshipped, sheriff says

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A man thrown out of the U.S. Air Force for beating his wife and child shot killed 26 people in a rural Texas church where his in-laws worshipped before fatally shooting himself, officials said, in the latest in a string of U.S. mass shootings.

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Texas church massacre gunman killed self after chase, sheriff says

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. Air Force veteran who fatally shot at least 26 people in a rural Texas church during Sunday services took his own life after a shootout with residents, the local sheriff said Monday.

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Gunman kills 26 in rural Texas church during Sunday service

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A man with an assault rifle killed at least 26 people and wounded 20 in a rural Texas church during Sunday services, adding the name of Sutherland Springs to the litany of American communities shattered by mass shootings.

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Gunman storms small-town Texas church, killing at least 26

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A gunman with an assault rifle stormed a church in rural Texas on Sunday, killing at least 26 worshippers and wounding 20 others in a rampage to be notched into a litany of mass shootings that have plagued the United States in recent years.

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Gunman received bad conduct discharge from Air Force

A picture is starting to emerge of the suspected gunman in a deadly mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

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Gunman kills at least 26 worshipers at small-town Texas church

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A gunman dressed in black tactical gear massacred at least 26 worshipers and wounded 20 others at a white-steepled church in Texas on Sunday, carrying out the latest in a series of mass shootings that have plagued the United States.

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Texas gunman kills at least 26 worshipers at small-town church

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A gunman massacred at least 26 worshipers and wounded 20 others at a church in southeast Texas on Sunday, carrying out the latest in a series of mass shootings that have plagued the United States, authorities said.

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Gunman opens fire at Texas church, killing at least 20

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A gunman entered a small church in southeast Texas and opened fire, killing at least 20 worshipers and wounding many others in the latest in a series of mass shootings that have plagued the United States, according to authorities and media reports.

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Many reported dead after gunman opens fire at Texas church

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A gunman entered a church in a small town in southeast Texas on Sunday and began firing, resulting in many fatalities and injuries, a county commissioner told Reuters.

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Multiple deaths in shooting at Texas church, gunman dead: local media

(Reuters) - A gunman entered a church in a small town in southeast Texas on Sunday and began firing, resulting in "multiple" fatalities and injuries, local media reported, citing the county authorities.

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Commissioner says gunman dead after pursuit

Wilson County commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. said that a gunman fled in a vehicle after a church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and is now dead after a brief pursuit.

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Fires Aren’t the Only Threat to the California Dream

Everything is political in the Bay Area, but housing most of all.

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Trump opened the floodgates. Dem women running for office in record numbers

Kimberly Anne Tucker wanted to be part of a movement. To fight against the Donald Trump presidency that she saw as full of hateful rhetoric, much of it misogynistic.

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Miami fires firefighters after noose found, black family photos defaced

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Six Miami firefighters have lost their jobs after a twine noose was discovered hanging over a family photo belonging to a black colleague, the city's fire chief said on Thursday.

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Police catch 'nonchalant' gunman who killed three at Colorado Walmart

THORNTON, Colo. (Reuters) - Police in Colorado on Thursday captured a man who they had said calmly walked into a suburban Denver Walmart and fatally shot three people before driving away.

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Police hunt 'nonchalant' gunman who killed three at Colorado Walmart

THORNTON, Colo. (Reuters) - Police in Colorado hunted on Thursday for a man who calmly walked into a suburban Denver Walmart and fatally shot three people before driving away.

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Gunman 'nonchalantly' opens fire in Colorado Walmart, kills three: police

THORNTON, Colo. (Reuters) - Police in Colorado on Thursday were searching for a gunman who calmly walked into a Walmart in suburban Denver and opened fire with a handgun, randomly shooting at shoppers and store clerks, killing three people, before he fled.

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California insurance agency: wildfires losses at $3.3 billion, rising

(Reuters) - Wildfires in California have caused insured losses of more than $3.3 billion, based on claims reported by 15 insurers, and the figure will rise, the California Department of Insurance said on Tuesday.

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California Department of Insurance says wildfires losses at $3.3 billion and rising

(Reuters) - The California Department of Insurance said on Tuesday that insured losses for deadly wildfires in the state are $3.3 billion, based on claims reported by 15 insurers.

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Gunman in Utah campus killing also wanted in Colorado homicide

(Reuters) - Police sniper teams and armored cars converged on a canyon near the University of Utah's Salt Lake City campus on Tuesday to search for a gunman who killed a student and is suspected in another homicide in Colorado.

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Manhunt shifts for gunman who killed one on Utah campus

(Reuters) - Hundreds of police officers poured into a canyon near the University of Utah's Salt Lake City campus on Tuesday in a search for a gunman suspected of killing a student during a carjacking attempt.

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Syrian hostages who escaped Islamic State receive rapturous homecoming

Qaryatayn, SYRIA (Reuters) - Twenty six Syrian hostages who escaped from their Islamic State captors received an emotional homecoming on Sunday in the central province of Homs, witnesses and officials said.

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Kurdish leader Barzani resigns after independence vote backfires

ERBIL/BAGHDAD Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani said he would give up his position as president on Nov. 1, after an independence referendum he championed backfired and triggered a regional crisis.

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Historic Kurdish leader Barzani announces resignation as independence vote backfires

ERBIL/BAGHDAD Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani informed the region's parliament on Sunday that he would give up his position as president on Nov. 1, after an independence referendum he championed backfired and triggered a regional crisis.

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Insured losses from deadly California wildfires could hit $3 billion

(Reuters) - Insured property losses from wildfires that raged through Northern California wine country this month, killing at least 42 people and destroying thousands of businesses and homes, could total $2 billion to $3 billion, a risk-modeling firm said on Thursday.

Wildfires nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Wildfires at Your Doorstep

More than one-third of American homes are in what firefighters call the “wildland urban interface,” where they risk burning in wildfires.

Brain nytimes.com

Vegas Gunman’s Brain Will Be Scrutinized for Clues to the Killing

A Stanford neuropathologist will be looking for physical abnormalities in Stephen Paddock’s brain, although the examination is unlikely to answer the mystery of the mass killing.

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Shooting, tear gas, bonfires mar Kenya election re-run

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police clashed with opposition supporters where burning barricades and gangs of youths prevented voting in some towns in an election re-run, seeking to challenge the credibility of President Uhuru Kenyatta's expected victory.

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Portugal government survives no confidence vote over fires

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's government on Tuesday survived a no confidence vote in parliament called by the opposition which alleged the government had failed to protect the lives of 110 people who died in two wildfire tragedies in the past four months.

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Megyn Kelly fires back at Bill O'Reilly

NBC's Megyn Kelly responded to former Fox News colleague Bill O'Reilly's claim that a sexual misconduct lawsuit against him was a smear campaign.

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Forest fires stoke record loss in world tree cover: monitor

OSLO (Reuters) - Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand, that could accelerate deforestation blamed for climate change, an independent forest monitoring network said on Monday.

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Forest fires stoke record loss in world tree cover in 2016: monitor GFW

OSLO (Reuters) - Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand, an independent forest monitoring network said on Monday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

D.E.A. Says Hondurans Opened Fire During a Drug Raid. A Video Suggests Otherwise.

Now made public, the government’s surveillance video strongly suggests the agency’s account of a raid in Honduras, where four civilians died, was not accurate.

Hurricane Harvey (2017) nytimes.com

Update: Most Houston Attractions Have Reopened; the Opera Gets Creative

Hurricane Harvey caused flooding in the theater district, so other venues will be used for performances. Museums, restaurants and festivals are also back.

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UK insurers review premiums on high-rises after Grenfell fire

LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Insurers are considering raising premiums for tall buildings in Britain with flammable cladding panels and no sprinklers or even excluding related risks following the Grenfell fire in London earlier this year.

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Rep. Wilson fires back at Trump and says his chief of staff 'lied to the American public' in criticizing her

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UK police end armed hostage-taking at English leisure complex: BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - British police ended an armed hostage siege on Sunday, the BBC reported, saying there were no casualties after a gunman took two staff members hostage at a bowling alley in a leisure complex in central England.

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UK police dealing with 'ongoing incident' at leisure complex, reports of gunman

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Sunday they were dealing with an "ongoing incident" at a leisure park in Nuneaton, central England, telling people to avoid the area.

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Portuguese protest over deadly forest fires, government pledges aid

LISBON (Reuters) - As thousands of Portuguese protested on Saturday over the government's handling of massive wildfires that have killed 108 people since June, government ministers pledged to spend over 400 million euros ($470 million) in aid.

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They survived the California fires -- now the crisis is finding housing

Laurie Martinez has slept in a tent every night since a fire ripped through her neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California.

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Dozens of pot farms burn in California wildfires

Wines nytimes.com

Wildfires Spared the Vineyards, but the Wines Could Suffer

Winemakers in Northern California feel they dodged the worst, but have short-term worries about the grapes.

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Wells Fargo fires forex bankers, investigates unit: WSJ

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co , the third-largest U.S. bank by assets, has fired four foreign-exchange bankers amid an investigation into that business by both the bank and regulators, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter and the bank.

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Wells Fargo fires forex bankers, investigates unit -WSJ

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co, the third-largest U.S. bank by assets, has fired four foreign-exchange bankers amid an investigation into that business by both the bank and regulators, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter and the bank.

Sonoma Valley (Calif) nytimes.com

Update: After Fires, Napa and Sonoma Tourism Industry Is Getting Back on Its Feet

Some vineyards were wiped out by devastating wildfires. But many, plus hotels, parks and restaurants, are reopening.

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BRIEF-Terreno Realty acquires a building in Los Angeles for $4.8 mln

* Terreno Realty Corporation acquires building in Los Angeles, CA for $4.8 million

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This fire department responds to more ODs than fires

President Trump said Monday that he would officially declare America's opioid epidemic a national emergency next week, which would provide an influx of funding and policy initiatives across the country.

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Nickelodeon fires 'Loud House' creator over sexual harassment allegations

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Trump brags about his fake Renoir

Is President Donald Trump's "Renoir" a fake? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the art of the fake art deal.

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UPDATE 2-California Dept of Insurance estimates wildfires losses at $1.05 bln

Oct 19 (Reuters) - The California Department of Insurance said on Thursday its preliminary estimate for insured wildfire losses was $1.05 billion, based on claims received by the state's eight largest insurers, adding that it expected the numbers to rise.

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California Dept of Insurance estimates wildfires losses at $1.05 billion

(Reuters) - California Department of Insurance on Thursday said preliminary insurance data estimated the California wildfires losses at $1.05 billion, adding that the numbers are expected to rise.

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CIA chief says U.S.-Canadian hostages held for five years in Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the CIA said on Thursday that a U.S.-Canadian couple kidnapped by Islamist militants in Afghanistan were held inside neighboring Pakistan for five years before being freed last week.

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Trailers could house those displaced by fires in California wine country

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Residents of Northern California's wine country left homeless by the state's deadliest-ever wildfires could be temporarily housed in federal government trailers, officials said on Wednesday, as the death toll from the blazes rose to 42.

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Death toll rises to 42 in California wildfires

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll from more than a dozen major wildfires still burning across Northern California's celebrated wine country rose to 42 on Wednesday, after search and rescue teams picking through burned out neighborhoods found another victim.

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Gunman kills three at Maryland company, suspected in Delaware shooting

(Reuters) - An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company fatally shot three co-workers and critically wounded two others on Wednesday and is suspected in a later shooting in nearby Delaware, authorities said.

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Portugal fires burn 520,000 hectares, nearly 60 percent of EU total

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's fires have burnt 520,000 hectares of forest this year, 52 times the size of Lisbon and representing nearly 60 percent of the total area burnt in the entire European Union in 2017, data from the EU showed on Wednesday.

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Mexico's Pemex fires warehouse workers for oil theft

MEXICO CITY, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said on Tuesday it would rescind contracts held by several workers at a warehouse and distribution center in the central state of Guanajuato as part of a strategy to combat oil theft.

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Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews fought their way across rugged, steep terrain on Tuesday in a push to gain full control of the deadliest wildfires in California history, as search-and-rescue teams picked through an ashy moonscape of destroyed homes looking for victims.

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Brazil's Renova says exclusive period ends for Brookfield talks

SAO PAULO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Brazilian renewable energy company Renova Energia SA said the period for exclusive talks with Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc expired on Tuesday with no deal.

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Las Vegas gunman's estate could offer rare redress for victims

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Victims of mass shootings in the United States often win little or no damages from perpetrators but the Las Vegas massacre may be different because the shooter is thought to have been a wealthy man, lawyers said.

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Chicago Aviation Dept fires two officers involved in dragging man off flight

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired two security officers for their roles in the forcible removal of a passenger on a United Airlines flight in April, an incident that provoked international outrage.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Navy SEALs Were Ready if Pakistan Failed to Free Family Held as Hostages

American officials asked Pakistan to rescue an American woman, her Canadian husband and their children. With new intelligence on their whereabouts, officials had limited time to act.

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Search on for dozens missing in California wildfires as evacuees return home

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California combed through the debris of burned-out houses on Tuesday for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

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Catalonia refuses to renounce independence, separatist protesters rally

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia refused on Tuesday to bow to the Spanish government's demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a political collision course with Madrid later this week.

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Dozens missing in California wildfires as more evacuees return home

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

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Portugal's government faces no-confidence vote over forest fires

LISBON (Reuters) - A Portuguese opposition party launched a motion of no-confidence in the Socialist government on Tuesday over its failure to prevent the loss of human lives in this week's lethal wildfires, the second such disaster in four months.

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Dozens still missing in California wildfires, more evacuees return home

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Northern California search-and-rescue teams on Tuesday will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

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Catalonia refuses to renounce independence, anti-government protests form

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia refused on Tuesday to bow to the Spanish government's demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a political collision course with Madrid later this week.

Classical Music nytimes.com

As Geffen Hall’s Renovation Stumbles, Cincinnati Shows the Way

Reopening after a $143 million renovation, which removed a thousand seats, Cincinnati’s stately Music Hall offers a model for Lincoln Center.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Reporting on Wildfires Felt ‘Like a Country at War’

Tuesday: A Times reporter digs out his satellite phone, San Diego courts Amazon, and how fire retardant works.

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Portugal's wildfires die down, criticism of government grows

LISBON (Reuters) - Lethal wildfires in Portugal died down on Tuesday under the first real rain since June, but the government faced growing criticism for its slow response to the second such disaster in four months.

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How Donald Trump is negotiating like a hostage-taker

As a candidate, Donald Trump sold himself as a deal maker. As president, he's governing more as a hostage taker.