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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after it become public that he spearheaded a bill that undercut the government’s power to crack down on opioid makers that were flooding the market with the addictive painkillers. Trump had pegged Tom Marino, a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, to lead
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Middle-class Americans’ incomes would eventually rise more than $4,000 if corporate tax cuts were enacted, the Trump administration said in an analysis released on Monday to counter Democratic criticisms that its tax proposals overwhelmingly benefit the rich. The White House and top Republicans in Congress have unveiled a broad framework for tax
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HOUSTON (Reuters) – One worker is missing and six are injured after an oil production platform operated by a New Orleans company exploded and caught fire in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain late on Sunday, authorities said. The platform is operated by Clovelly Oil Co, confirmed Donald Mackenroth, a Clovelly vice president reached by phone. He said
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(Reuters) – An oil rig exploded in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain late on Sunday and at least six people were injured, authorities told local media. Kenner Police Department spokesman Sergeant Brian McGregor told the Times-Picayune newspaper that there were “a lot of injuries,” with at least six confirmed and more expected. St. Charles Parish said on
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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) – Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the official death toll of 38 to rise with hundreds of people still missing. Thousands of firefighters were battling 16 major wildfires, some encompassing several smaller merged blazes, in areas
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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) – Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the official death toll of 35 from the week of fires to rise with hundreds of people still missing. Sixteen major wildfires, some encompassing several smaller merged blazes, have consumed
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