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Sri Lanka approves vaccine amid warnings of virus spread


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SNP will refuse to vote for any Brexit trade agreement despite warnings of no deal ‘catastrophe’


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Coronavirus: Millions travel for Thanksgiving despite warnings


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White House still planning holiday parties, despite warnings


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California fires: warnings for Los Angeles, progress up north

California fires: warnings for Los Angeles, progress up northFirefighters made progress battling a fire raging in northern California's wine country on Wednesday as rare "extreme" red flag warnings were issued for much of the Los Angeles region. The National Weather Service said powerful Santa Ana winds, with potential gusts of up to 80 miles per hour (130 kilometers per hour) in mountainous areas, had created "extremely critical" conditions in parts of southern California. "We expect the Santa Anas to be howling," the NWS said.



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The Latest: More evacuation warnings issued in California

The Latest: More evacuation warnings issued in CaliforniaThe threat from a wildfire that destroyed 21 homes in Northern California’s wine country is growing. Crews are struggling in the battle against the Sonoma County fire. Pacific Gas & Electric said a faulty transmission line near the start of a wildfire in California wine country has prompted a change in strategy about when to shut down such high-voltage lines in windy weather.



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Steven Mnuchin may have gone against IRS warnings to help a friend get a major tax break

Steven Mnuchin may have gone against IRS warnings to help a friend get a major tax breakTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin may have used his position to help a billionaire friend earn a significant tax break and subsequent profits, despite the Internal Revenue Service warning against it, The New York Times reports.The Treasury Department, reportedly at the personal instruction of Mnuchin, made an area of land in Nevada owned by financier Michael Milken, who was reportedly an inspiration for the character of Gordon Gekko in the film Wall Street, eligible for a federal tax break that it did not previously qualify for after alleged pressure from Milken's business partner and other landowners.The IRS expressed its doubts about the decision, arguing in an internal memo obtained by the Times that "failure to apply the designation standards equally across the board will call into question the legitimacy of the process by which the designations were made." The memo also stated that the appearance of "arbitrary" Treasury standards like this one could open the "door for accusations that the determination process was influenced by political considerations or bias."Spokespersons for both Mnuchin and Milken, who are reportedly longtime friends, said the two men did not discuss the matter and Mnuchin had no knowledge of Milken's investments in Nevada. Regardless, the report has already spurred criticism. Read more at The New York Times. > THREAD: Let's start with this smoking-gun memo-obtained by The New York Times. Treasury at direct order of Sec. Mnuchin took what staff at IRS warned would be seen as a overtly political act & one could undermine the integrity of a multi-billion dollar Trump-era federal tax break pic.twitter.com/XrToQiBa1r> > — Eric Lipton (@EricLiptonNYT) October 26, 2019> And the bottom line is that Mr. Mnuchin directed his staff to take a move that many strongly objected to, and which some saw as overtly political, and which stood to benefit his billionaire friend, Milken. (Nevada Gov sent in this letter 45 minutes after phone call with Mnuchin) pic.twitter.com/CnlzVcDAxF> > — Eric Lipton (@EricLiptonNYT) October 26, 2019



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The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to Georgia

The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to GeorgiaFormer Tropical Storm Nestor has spread heavy rains over a large part of Georgia and triggered warnings for two potential twisters in the state. The National Weather Service issued two tornado warnings Saturday evening for southern Georgia. Nestor made landfall earlier Saturday on Florida’s northern Gulf Coast as a post-tropical cyclone after losing its tropical storm status.



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Schiff takes charge of impeachment, issues stern warnings to Trump and Pompeo

Schiff takes charge of impeachment, issues stern warnings to Trump and PompeoHouse Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff charged President Trump with “incitement of violence” in his combative response to the whistleblower complaint.



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Tropical storm warnings issued in the Bahamas as system cranks up

Tropical storm warnings issued in the Bahamas as system cranks upSome models show the system that could become Tropical Storm Humberto intensifying into a hurricane off the Southeast coast by early next week.



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