Month: August 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The number of American churches declaring themselves sanctuaries for illegal immigrants has more than doubled since President Donald Trump was elected, but only a dozen people are known to be taking refuge there to avoid deportation. Since Trump’s victory in November, about 400 churches have declared themselves sanctuaries, bringing the total
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SAN FRANCISCO, August 1 (Reuters) – The bloom is off seed funding, the business of providing money to brand-new startups, as investors take a more measured approach to financing emerging U.S. technology companies. Seed-stage financing has been sliding for the last two years, with the number of transactions down about 40 percent since the peak
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A wildfire broke out on Monday at the edge of a national forest in Southern California, threatening dozens of homes in the path of the flames and prompting authorities to order residents of several neighborhoods to evacuate their homes. The so-called Rose Fire, which broke near foothill communities east of the
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s military is “confident, capable and fully prepared” to protect the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the state-run China Daily on Tuesday quoted Defence Minister Chang Wanquan as saying in reference to Taiwan. Despite decades of growing trade across the Taiwan Strait, China has never renounced the use of force, if needed,
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