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Reports: Evacuations expand in Southern California as wildfires continue to rage

Reports: Evacuations expand in Southern California as wildfires continue to rageSeveral large wildfires have forced hundreds of thousands from their homes in Southern California and persistent Santa Ana winds will challenge firefighters looking to contain the blazes.



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Israel signals free hand in Syria as U.S., Russia expand truce

Israel signals free hand in Syria as U.S., Russia expand truceBy Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel signaled on Sunday that it would keep up military strikes across its frontier with Syria to prevent any encroachment by Iranian-allied forces, even as the United States and Russia try to build up a ceasefire in the area. U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday affirmed joint efforts to stabilize Syria as its civil war wanes, including with the expansion of a July 7 truce in the southwestern triangle bordering Israel and Jordan. A U.S. State Department official said Russia had agreed “to work with the Syrian regime to remove Iranian-backed forces a defined distance” from the Golan Heights frontier with Israel, which captured the plateau in the 1967 Middle East war.



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China to expand corruption supervision pilot scheme nationwide: Xinhua

China to expand corruption supervision pilot scheme nationwide: XinhuaChina will expand a pilot project for anti-graft supervision reforms nationwide next year that will consolidate existing corruption agencies, state-run news agency Xinhua reported, as President Xi Jinping expands his signature policy drive. Xinhua said in a report published late on Saturday China’s top legislature adopted a decision calling for new supervisory commissions to be set up by the People’s Congresses at provincial, city and county-levels to “supervise those exercising public power”. Xi’s signature anti-graft drive has jailed or otherwise punished nearly 1.4 million Communist Party members since 2012.



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Team Trump's Plan For America's National Monuments: Shrink Size And Expand Hunting

Team Trump's Plan For America's National Monuments: Shrink Size And Expand HuntingWASHINGTON —Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed an order Friday to greatly expand hunting, fishing and target shooting at America’s protected national monuments and on other public lands.



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Mueller would need go-ahead to expand Russia probe: Justice official

Mueller would need go-ahead to expand Russia probe: Justice officialUS special prosecutor Robert Mueller would need clearance from above to expand his Russia probe into areas outside the original scope of the investigation, a top Justice Department official said Sunday. “We don’t engage in fishing expeditions,” said Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who appointed Mueller, a former FBI director, to investigate links between US President Donald Trump’s campaign and a covert Russian effort to tip the 2016 US elections in his favor.



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U.S. Aims to Expand U.N. Sanctions on North Korea

U.S. Aims to Expand U.N. Sanctions on North KoreaA draft resolution would toughen trade restrictions and commercial ventures.



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U.S. may soon expand U.N. talks on North Korea sanctions, signaling China deal: diplomats

U.S. may soon expand U.N. talks on North Korea sanctions, signaling China deal: diplomatsBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States could shortly broaden talks on a push for stronger U.N. sanctions on North Korea to include all 15 Security Council members, signaling a likely deal with China on new measures, diplomats said on Thursday. Since North Korea’s July 4 launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the United States has been negotiating with Pyongyang ally China on a draft resolution to impose new sanctions on North Korea, which fired a second ICBM last Friday, in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions.



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U.S. may soon expand U.N. talks on North Korea sanctions, signaling China deal: diplomats

U.S. may soon expand U.N. talks on North Korea sanctions, signaling China deal: diplomatsBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States could shortly broaden talks on a push for stronger United Nations sanctions on North Korea to include all 15 Security Council members, signaling a likely deal with China on new measures, diplomats said on Thursday. Since North Korea’s July 4 launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the United States has been negotiating with Pyongyang ally China on a draft resolution to impose new sanctions on North Korea, which fired a second ICBM last Friday.



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State laws expand concealed guns to public facilities

State laws expand concealed guns to public facilitiesStarting Saturday, concealed guns are allowed at college campuses in Georgia and Kansas, more public buildings and bus stations in Tennessee, and at the Iowa state Capitol as new laws took effect continuing the steady expansion of gun rights in Republican-controlled states.



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U.S. judge asked to expand order blocking Iraqis' deportation

U.S. judge asked to expand order blocking Iraqis' deportationThe advocacy group filed an amended complaint seeking to keep Immigration and Customs Enforcement from deporting Iraqis from anywhere in the United States while a federal judge weighs the case of the Iraqis in Michigan. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith on Thursday ordered a stay in the Michigan Iraqis’ deportation for at least two weeks while he decides whether he has jurisdiction.



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