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Government shutdown fizzles on spending, immigration deal in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress voted on Monday to end a three-day U.S. government shutdown, approving the latest short-term funding bill as Democrats accepted promises from Republicans for a broad debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants. Learn More

 

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U.S. West Coast braces for possible tsunami after Gulf of Alaska quake

ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - A 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska early on Tuesday, prompting warnings of a possible tsunami down the West Coast of North America. More »

 

'Dreamers' disappointed that Congress deferred DACA deal

(Reuters) - Young "Dreamers" brought to the United States illegally as children were angry and disappointed on Monday after the U.S. Congress approved a temporary spending bill to end a three-day government shutdown without a deal to shore up their shaky legal status. More »

 

Pennsylvania court orders new congressional map due to gerrymandering

(Reuters) - Pennsylvania's top court on Monday threw out the state's congressional map, ruling that Republican legislators unlawfully sought partisan advantage, and gave them three weeks to rework it in a decision that could boost Democratic chances of retaking the U.S. House of Representatives. More »

 

CDC director urges flu vaccinations as pediatric deaths mount

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Of the 30 U.S. children who have died from the flu so far this season, some 85 percent had not been vaccinated, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who urged Americans to get flu shots amid one of the most severe flu seasons in years. More »

 

Tsunami watch for Hawaii canceled

(Reuters) - Hawaii is no longer considered at risk from a possible tsunami that could be generated by a powerful earthquake that hit the Gulf of Alaska early on Tuesday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. More »

 

Five missing after Oklahoma oil and gas drilling site explosion

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Five workers were missing after a fiery explosion on Monday at an oil and gas drilling site in eastern Oklahoma, officials said. More »

 

Congressman, ousted from ethics panel, asks it to investigate him

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Less than three days after he was removed from the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee, Republican lawmaker Patrick Meehan asked the panel to investigate allegations he engaged in sexual harassment and misused official resources. More »

 

Vermont becomes ninth U.S. state to legalize marijuana

(Reuters) - Vermont became the ninth U.S. state and third in the Northeast to legalize recreational marijuana use on Monday when Republican Governor Phil Scott signed a bill passed by the legislature earlier this month. More »

 

Ex-Fiat Chrysler executive pleads guilty in U.S. union corruption probe

(Reuters) - A former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV executive pleaded guilty on Monday in connection with a U.S. probe into accusations that he made at least $1.5 million in improper payments to United Auto Workers union officials, the U.S. attorney's office in Detroit said. More »

 

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