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  • Reuters

    Factbox: The Dakota Access Pipeline's long journey

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday turned down the request for an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to build under the Missouri River, after months of protests from Native American and climate activists. The following is a timeline of the project: December 2014 Energy Transfer

  • At Dakota pipeline protest, activists celebrate, mindful fight isn't over
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    At Dakota pipeline protest, activists celebrate, mindful fight isn't over

    By Ernest Scheyder and Terray Sylvester CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters in North Dakota celebrated after the federal government ruled against a controversial pipeline project but were mindful the fight is not over, as the company building the line said it had no plans for re-routing

  • With Dakota denial, outlook for U.S. pipelines turns murky
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    With Dakota denial, outlook for U.S. pipelines turns murky

    By Liz Hampton HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army's denial of an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, after permitting and legal obligations were followed, sets an uncertain precedent for new projects despite President-elect Donald Trump's promise to support energy infrastructure. The decision

  • Death toll rises to 36 from warehouse fire in California: police
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    Death toll rises to 36 from warehouse fire in California: police

    (Reuters) - The death toll from a huge fire that tore through a converted warehouse in Oakland, California during a dance party on Friday night has risen to 36, with 11 of the victims identified so far, police said on Monday. The blaze was the deadliest in the United States since 100 people perished

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    Death toll rises to 33 from California warehouse inferno

    Exhausted crews continued their search for more victims of a huge fire that tore through a converted warehouse in Oakland, California during a dance party, with the toll of 33 known deaths expected to grow on Monday. It was the deadliest fire in the United States in more than a decade. "We'

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    Georgia man to be sentenced in toddler's 'hot car' murder

    A Georgia man convicted of intentionally leaving his toddler son to die inside a sweltering SUV on a hot summer day will find out if he will spend the rest of his life in prison when a judge sentences him on Monday. A jury of six men and six women last month convicted Justin Ross Harris, 35, on all

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    Some warehouse visitors saw warning signs in advance of Oakland fire

    By Kristina Cooke and Heather Somerville Oakland, Calif. (Reuters) - About six months before Friday's conflagration that destroyed an Oakland warehouse and killed at least 33 people attending a party, builder Matt Hummel walked into the building and saw danger. Reuters was unable to confirm these

  • Reuters

    Musicians, student among first list of Oakland fire victims

    Victims of a fire that destroyed a converted warehouse in California this weekend, killing at least 33 people, included a woman working her way through culinary school, at least three musicians and a teacher. Oakland officials released the first list of victims late on Sunday, seven California adults

  • U.S. reshaping budget to account for Russian military threat
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    U.S. reshaping budget to account for Russian military threat

    By Andrea Shalal SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (Reuters) - Russia's increasing military activities around the world have unsettled top U.S. military officials, who say they are reshaping their budget plans to better address what they now consider to be the most pressing threat to U.S. security. "Russia

  • Gunman charged after threatening DC restaurant hit by fake news
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    Gunman charged after threatening DC restaurant hit by fake news

    A man who took a rifle into a Washington pizza restaurant on Sunday "to self-investigate" a fake news report that it was operating a child abuse ring has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, police in the U.S. capital said. Washington's Metropolitan Police Department said

  • Gunman enters Washington restaurant hit by fake news reports
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    Gunman enters Washington restaurant hit by fake news reports

    Washington police said on Sunday they detained a man wielding an assault rifle who entered a pizza restaurant that was the target of fake news reports it was operating a child abuse ring led by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her top campaign aide. An unidentified 35-year-old man

  • Army denies Dakota pipeline permit, in victory for Native tribes
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    Army denies Dakota pipeline permit, in victory for Native tribes

    CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have protested against the project for several months. A celebration

  • Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin to stay in New Zealand until lungs clear
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    Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin to stay in New Zealand until lungs clear

    Former U.S. astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, has been advised by doctors to stay in New Zealand until fluid from his lungs clears, days after he was evacuated from the South Pole as his condition worsened. The 86-year-old adventurer who was visiting the pole as part of a tourist

  • Accused Charleston gunman asks judge to reinstate defense team
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    Accused Charleston gunman asks judge to reinstate defense team

    The avowed white supremacist accused of killing nine black people at an historic South Carolina church told a federal judge on Sunday that he no longer wished to represent himself during the "guilt" phase of his murder trial in Charleston. Dylann Roof, 22, sent a handwritten note to U.S. District

  • Death toll in Oakland, California, loft fire rises to 33
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    Death toll in Oakland, California, loft fire rises to 33

    A fire that devastated an Oakland, California, loft building during a weekend dance party has taken at least 33 lives and the toll will likely rise, authorities said on Sunday, as criminal investigators joined recovery teams at the charred ruin. Firefighters in Oakland, east of San Francisco, found

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    Guantanamo detainee released to Cabo Verde

    The U.S. Defense Department on Sunday announced that a long-held inmate at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, Shawqi Awad Balzuhair, had been transferred to the government of Cabo Verde. With his release, there are 59 detainees remaining at Guantanamo Bay, according to a Defense Department statement

  • California warehouse fire kills at least nine at dance party
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    California warehouse fire kills at least nine at dance party

    A fire that roared through a warehouse dance party in Oakland, California, killed more than nine people and left at least two dozen others missing and feared dead inside the gutted building, officials said on Saturday, as anguished friends and relatives awaited word of their fate. Oakland and Alameda

  • Sense of duty draws U.S. veterans to Dakota pipeline protest
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    Sense of duty draws U.S. veterans to Dakota pipeline protest

    In the back reaches of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp, U.S. military veterans, armed with saws, hammers and other tools, are quietly building barracks, an infirmary and a mess hall. Despite the bitter cold and an evacuation order from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the veterans hope to erect

  • Green Party's Stein to pursue Pennsylvania recount petition in federal court
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    Green Party's Stein to pursue Pennsylvania recount petition in federal court

    By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Green Party candidate Jill Stein late Saturday vowed to bring her fight for a recount of votes cast in Pennsylvania in the U.S. presidential election to federal court, after a state judge ordered her campaign to post a $1 million bond. “The Stein campaign

  • Pentagon arms buyer 'hopeful' that Lockheed F-35 block buy will proceed
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    Pentagon arms buyer 'hopeful' that Lockheed F-35 block buy will proceed

    Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's chief arms buyer, said on Saturday he was hopeful that a proposed three-year block buy of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets, expected to generate large savings, would go ahead."I can't say what's in the final budget, but I'm very hopeful that the

  • U.S. Navy aims to buy more Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets: source
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    U.S. Navy aims to buy more Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets: source

    The U.S. Navy plans to divest its older model Boeing Co F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets in coming years and hopes to buy dozens of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets to deal with a shortfall of strike fighters aboard its carriers, a Navy official said. "To decrease the strike fighter shortfall and to best prepare

  • Fire at California loft party kills at least nine, two dozen missing
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    Fire at California loft party kills at least nine, two dozen missing

    By Peter Henderson OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - A fire that erupted during a dance party at a warehouse used by an artists' collective in Oakland, California, killed at least nine and left about two dozen people missing, raising fears that more bodies would be found inside, authorities said on Saturday

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    Firefighters battle major fire in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    At least one building was ablaze at Berkshire and Vandine Streets, the Cambridge Fire Department said in a string of tweets. The Boston Globe and local WCVB-TV reported that 10 alarms had been struck and that several buildings, as well as cars, were on fire. The newspaper said that the blaze broke

  • U.S. veterans, tribe elders join forces in pipeline protest
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    U.S. veterans, tribe elders join forces in pipeline protest

    By Ernest Scheyder and Terray Sylvester CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - U.S. military veterans spoke with tribal leaders on Saturday about their shared interest in blocking a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation, with as many as 3,500 veterans joining protests at the

  • Bergdahl seeks pardon before Trump takes office
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    Bergdahl seeks pardon before Trump takes office

    U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who is charged with desertion for walking away from his combat post in Afghanistan in 2009, has asked President Barack Obama for a pardon, the White House said on Saturday. Obama will relinquish office on Jan. 20 to Republican President-elect Donald Trump, who made