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Democrat Gillum concedes Florida governor's race, congratulates DeSantis

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 4:50pm
Democrat Andrew Gillum, who had sought to become Florida's first black governor, conceded on Saturday as a recount of ballots neared its end, and he congratulated rival Republican Ron DeSantis, an ally of President Donald Trump.
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California searches for 1,000 missing in its deadliest fire

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 10:47am
Forensic recovery teams pressed their search for more victims in the flame-ravaged northern California town of Paradise on Friday as authorities sought clues to the fate of about 1,000 people reported missing in the state's deadliest wildfire on record.
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When 'megafire' blocked escape plan, California town had to think fast

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 9:15am
When a "megafire" engulfed Paradise, California, officials and residents had to abandon their evacuation plans and improvise new ways to save lives, learning lessons that may help the growing number of U.S. communities at risk to wildfires.
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Rain storms could bring more misery for California fire evacuees

Domestic News from Reuters - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 8:31am
Thousands of people displaced by California's most destructive wildfire, including hundreds living in tents and cars, face heavy rains next week that could trigger dangerous floods and mudslides, while helping douse the flames.
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U.S. Coast Guard seizes $500 million worth of cocaine

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:34pm
U.S. authorities seized about 18.5 tons of cocaine with a street value of $500 million in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Friday.
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Abrams admits defeat in hard-fought Georgia governor race

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 7:41pm
Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams admitted defeat in her effort to become the first black female U.S. governor on Friday, but said she planned to sue the state over voting problems and "gross mismanagement" of the election.
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U.S. prosecutors talking with accused Russian agent to resolve case

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 6:30pm
U.S. prosecutors and lawyers for accused Russian agent Maria Butina are engaging in negotiations, both sides said in a court filing on Friday, raising the possibility the case could be resolved with a plea deal.
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U.S. judge orders White House to restore press pass to CNN's Acosta

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 6:18pm
A U.S. judge on Friday ordered the White House to temporarily restore CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass, which was revoked after a contentious news conference last week with President Donald Trump.
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California presses search for fire victims, number of missing soars

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 6:12pm
Recovery workers with cadaver dogs pressed on with their search for more victims in a flame-ravaged northern California town on Friday as authorities sought clues to the fate of more than 600 people reported missing in the deadliest wildfire in state history.
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Amid progress against California blaze, number of missing soars

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 5:03pm
Family members and survivors on Friday sought news of the 630 people considered missing after the deadliest wildfire in California history reduced much of the town of Paradise to ash and charred rubble, and killed 63.
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'I brace myself': anxious search for the missing in California fire

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 5:03pm
Rose Farrell was an independent-minded 99-year-old determined to live by herself in Paradise, California. A caregiver checked on her daily and she relied on a walker, but still had her car in her driveway.
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Tally of missing in California's deadliest blaze surpasses 600

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 4:52pm
A search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday, as authorities expanded to 630 the number of those reported missing in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history.
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PG&E shares surge 40 percent on report regulator wants to avoid bankruptcy from wildfire

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 4:52pm
PG&E Corp shares soared 40 percent in after-hours trade on Thursday following a report that a regulatory official told investors the agency does not want the utility to go into bankruptcy should it be found responsible for this month's deadly wildfire in northern California.
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Judge eases Reagan shooter Hinckley's release conditions

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 4:14pm
A federal judge on Friday eased travel and other restrictions on the activities of John Hinckley, who shot former U.S. President Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt.
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Grim fiscal forecast awaits Illinois' new governor

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 3:53pm
Illinois' new governor faces a budget deficit that could triple in size, as well as a backlog of unpaid bills that could surpass the state's record high, according to a new five-year fiscal forecast from outgoing Governor Bruce Rauner.
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Prosecutors in talks with accused Russian agent to resolve case: filing

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 3:52pm
U.S. prosecutors and defense lawyers are in talks potentially to resolve a criminal case accusing gun-rights activist Maria Butina of acting as a Russian agent to infiltrate a pro-gun rights organization in the United States and influence U.S. foreign policy toward Russia.
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California state senator says 'too soon' to speculate about utility legislation

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 1:28pm
California state Senator Bill Dodd said on Friday it was "too soon" to speculate about future legislation affecting utility PG&E's ability to recover costs related to potential liabilities from wildfires.
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Louisiana can enforce ban on strippers under 21: U.S. appeals court

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 1:21pm
A federal appeals court said Louisiana can enforce a law banning nude dancing in strip clubs by people under age 21, overturning an injunction against the ban and reversing its own ruling that the law might be unconstitutional.
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Top Kentucky court upholds state's 'right-to-work' law

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 1:03pm
The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the state's so-called “right-to-work” law, which makes it illegal to require workers to join unions and bars the collection of fees from private-sector workers who choose not to become union members.
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Tight Senate race in Florida hangs on hand recount of ballots

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:34pm
Florida election officials on Friday were slogging through a hand recount of ballots to determine who won a hard-fought U.S. Senate contest, with about a dozen high-profile races across the country remaining unresolved more than a week after elections.
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