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California governor’s ‘homelessness tour’ seeks money, solutions to crisis on streets

(Reuters) – California’s governor began a week-long “homelessness tour” on Monday seeking $750 million to address growing numbers of people living on the streets, stopping first in a rural community to show his state’s problems extend beyond the big cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles. FILE PHOTO: Tents and tarps erected by homeless people …

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U.S. appeals court voids ‘shockingly low’ 17-year sentence in NY terrorism case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday ordered the resentencing of a Staten Island, New York man for attempting to provide material support to Islamic State and kill an FBI agent, saying his 17-year prison term was “shockingly low.” The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Fareed Mumuni’s …

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Trump impeachment looms as U.S. House committee approves charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment by approving two charges against him over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden. A divided House Judiciary Committee voted 23-17 along party lines to approve articles of …

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Amid criticism, Trump signs order targeting anti-Semitism at universities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to prohibit federal funding for colleges and universities that allow anti-Semitism, but the move drew some criticism for potentially limiting free speech. White House senior advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others stand behind U.S. …

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Buttigieg vows fundraising transparency after spat with Warren

DETROIT (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg’s campaign pledged on Monday to increase transparency over donors to his White House bid and disclose clients he worked for as a young consultant, following criticism from rival Elizabeth Warren. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during the Teamsters Vote 2020 Presidential Forum in Cedar Rapids, …

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Saudi airman may have become radicalized before U.S. Navy base attack

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Reuters) – The Saudi airman accused of killing three people at a U.S. Navy base in Florida appeared to have posted criticism of U.S. wars and quoted slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on social media hours before the shooting spree, according to a group that tracks online extremism. Federal investigators have …

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Officer stabbed, student shot in altercation at Wisconsin high school: police

(Reuters) – A Wisconsin high school student on Tuesday stabbed a school resource officer, who responded by shooting the teenager, police said, in the second such incident over the last two days in the state. Oshkosh West High School, about 85 miles (137 km) north of Milwaukee, was put on lockdown after the altercation, Oshkosh …

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U.S. snowstorms, rain make Thanksgiving trip home a nightmare

FILE PHOTO: Thanksgiving traffic crawls in a rainstorm in Claremont, California, U.S., November 28, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (Reuters) – Holiday travelers can go home again but it will take far longer than expected with snow, ice and rain slowing the busiest U.S. travel day of the Thanksgiving weekend on Sunday, forecasters said. As much as …

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‘Tis the season: Quotes from shoppers as America’s biggest shopping day kicks off

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Shoppers headed out to stores across the United States in a quest to score the best Black Friday discounts, with early promotions marking the start of a condensed holiday shopping season. People wait in line to pay for purchases at Best Buy during a sales event on Thanksgiving day in Westbury, …

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