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Death toll climbs to 4 in California's largest wildfire this season

Search teams have located two more bodies in an area scorched by a forest fire raging for a fifth day in northern California near the Oregon border, bringing to four the number of lives lost in the state's biggest blaze this year, officials said on Tuesday.

Death toll climbs to 4 in California's largest wildfire this season

 
Created 02 August 2022
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Kentucky floods kill at least 37 as more storms forecast

Floods unleashed by torrential rains in eastern Kentucky have killed at least 37 people, including four children, Governor Andy Beshear said on Monday while warning that more dangerous weather is approaching the region.

Kentucky floods kill at least 37 as more storms forecast

 

   
Created 17 June 2022
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Trump pressed, threatened Pence to overturn election, panel hears

Former President Donald Trump pressured his vice president, Mike Pence, to overturn his 2020 election defeat despite being told repeatedly it was illegal to do so, aides to Pence told the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol on Thursday.

Trump pressed, threatened Pence to overturn election, panel hears

 
Created 16 June 2022
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Fed rolls out biggest rate hike since 1994, flags slowing economy

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday approved its largest interest rate increase in more than a quarter of a century to stem a surge in inflation that U.S. central bank officials acknowledged may be eroding public trust in their power, and being driven by events seen increasingly out of their hands.

Fed rolls out biggest rate hike since 1994, flags slowing economy

   
Created 15 June 2022
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US panel weighs authorizing Covid vaccines for youngest children

After months of anxious wait for some parents, a panel of experts convened by the US Food and Drug Administration will meet Wednesday to weigh recommending Covid vaccines for the nation's youngest children.

US panel weighs authorizing Covid vaccines for youngest children

 
Created 15 June 2022
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Wall Street watchdog to laid-off crypto employees: work for us

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority plans to increase its resources to understand and monitor cryptocurrencies as more of the Wall Street watchdog's members trade digital assets, Chief Executive Officer Robert Cook said on Tuesday.

Wall Street watchdog to laid-off crypto employees: work for us

   
Created 14 June 2022
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US Senate gun measures gain support despite limited scope

Two horrific massacres in recent weeks have succeeded in bringing Democrats and Republicans close to the most significant federal legislation addressing US gun violence in three decades.

US Senate gun measures gain support despite limited scope

 
Created 13 June 2022
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US senators announce bipartisan gun control deal

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Sunday proposed steps to curb gun violence following devastating mass shootings in Texas and New York, but the limited measures fall far short of the president's calls for change.

US senators announce bipartisan gun control deal

   
Created 12 June 2022
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Thousands of protesters demand action on US gun violence

Thousands of people took to the streets in the United States on Saturday to push for action on the devastating gun violence plaguing the country, where Republican politicians have repeatedly blocked efforts to enact stricter firearms laws.

Thousands of protesters demand action on US gun violence

 
Created 11 June 2022
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US to drop Covid testing for incoming international air travelers

The U.S. will drop from Sunday a 17-month-old requirement that people arriving in the country by air test negative for Covid-19, an official said, a move that follows intense lobbying by the airlines and the travel industry.

US to drop Covid testing for incoming international air travelers

   

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