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CHICAGO (Reuters) – The 25-year-old son of Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson donated one of his kidneys to his father in a life-saving transplant surgery on Wednesday, local media reported. Daniel Johnson agreed to be his 57-year-old father’s donor when he learned his own kidney was a match, the Chicago Tribune said. The simultaneous surgeries
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(Reuters) – A fast-moving wildfire destroyed several homes and forced the evacuation of residents in Northern California on Tuesday, local media and fire officials said. The fire started at 1.15 p.m. and burned 1,000 acres (405 hectares) in Butte County, about 85 miles (135 km) north of Sacramento, according to information on the Cal Fire
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SEATTLE (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Monday sharply questioned a lawyer defending President Donald Trump’s effort to broadly enforce a temporary refugee ban that the Republican president said was necessary for national security. At a hearing in Seattle, a three-judge 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel also disputed attempts by Justice Department
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Anti-racism activists will begin a 10-day march on Monday from Charlottesville to Washington to protest against a far-right rally in the Virginia city and what they called President Donald Trump’s reluctance to condemn its white nationalist organizers. The “March to Confront White Supremacy” is the latest demonstration following the Aug. 12 rally
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ROCKPORT, Texas (Reuters) – Rescue crews raced against rising floodwaters on Sunday to pull hundreds of stranded residents from their homes in southeast Texas as Harvey, the most powerful storm to hit the state in more than 50 years, roared inland. The storm has killed at least two people and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez
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(Reuters) – Hundreds of counter-protesters gathered near a barricaded San Francisco park Saturday despite the cancellation of a free-speech rally that city leaders feared could draw right-wing extremists. The planned gathering by Patriot Prayer had been the centerpiece of a weekend of protests in the Bay Area that had raised concern among police and elected
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Reuters) – Craig Uggen stopped short in his white Ford truck on Friday as gusting winds from Hurricane Harvey pushed waves from Corpus Christi Bay over the road. His anxiety rose with the water, now covering half his front wheels. As he backed onto higher ground, another gust ripped the camper from
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Reuters) – Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast as a Category 4 storm on Friday, bringing life-threatening winds and the likelihood of catastrophic flooding as the most powerful storm in over a decade to hit the mainland United States. The hurricane made landfall northeast of Corpus Christi around 10 p.m. CDT
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday granted a pardon to controversial former Arizona lawman and political ally Joe Arpaio less than a month after he was convicted of criminal contempt in a case involving racial profiling. “Throughout his time as sheriff, Arpaio continued his life’s work of protecting the public from the
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A free-speech rally planned for San Francisco this weekend that local leaders had urged residents to boycott as dangerous and “white supremacist” was canceled on Friday by organizers who said that those comments had drawn extremists and made it unsafe. The planned gathering by Patriot Prayer had been the centerpiece of
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will no longer sponsor an awards program honoring voluntary corporate actions to combat global warming, it announced on Friday, the agency’s latest move to undo Obama-era climate change programs. Since 2012, the EPA has been the lead sponsor of the Climate Leadership Awards program and conference, which
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