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Flush with cash, Democrats back midterms ‘inflation act’ ad blitz

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on food supply and prices, and his Administration’s efforts to support farmers and food processors, Kankakee, Illinois, U.S., May 11, 2022. REUTERS/Tom Brenner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters)......

U.S. spares Western states from Colorado River water cuts – for now

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An aerial view of Lake Powell is seen, where water levels have declined dramatically to lows not seen since it was filled in the 1960s as growing demand for water and climate change shrink the Colorado River and create challenges for business owners and recreation in Page, Arizona, U.S., April......

Exclusive: Google Fiber plans 5-state growth spurt, biggest since 2015

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The roof of a Google fiber installation truck is pictured Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S., September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 10 (Reuters) – Google Fiber plans to bring its high-speed internet service to multiple cities in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska......

Trump-backed candidates on ballot in key U.S. states

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Aug 2 (Reuters) – Polls closed on Tuesday evening in Michigan, Kansas and Missouri, as Donald Trump’s effort to play Republican kingmaker faced fresh tests in high-profile races for U.S. Congress, and governor across five states ahead of November’s midterm elections. In Arizona and Michigan, candidates who embraced the former......

Fringe candidates putting Republicans’ U.S. Senate hopes at risk

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WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – Republican voters’ embrace of fringe and divisive candidates is jeopardizing the party’s goal of taking control of the U.S. Senate in November’s midterm elections, as well as winning key governors’ races. Far-right candidates who have echoed former President Donald Trump’s spurious stolen-election claims could win......

Unilever sells Ben & Jerry’s Israeli business to defuse BDS row

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JERUSALEM, June 29 (Reuters) – Unilever (ULVR.L) on Wednesday sold its Ben & Jerry’s ice cream business in Israel to its local licensee for an undisclosed sum, aiming to smooth over a potentially damaging diplomatic row over the company’s political stance. The deal comes after the U.S. ice cream brand......

S.Korea’s LGES reviews plan for $1.3 bln Arizona battery plant as U.S. inflation bites

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SEOUL, June 29 (Reuters) – South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution Ltd (LGES) (373220.KS) plans to reassess its investment plan for a standalone Arizona battery factory due to the current U.S. economic environment, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday. The spokesperson’s comments on the previously announced $1.3 billion investment......

In post-Roe U.S., abortion providers seek licenses across state lines

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June 25 (Reuters) – Jennifer Kerns, a California physician, will soon also practice 1,800 miles away at an abortion clinic in Kansas, where women from nearby states in the Midwest with bans on the procedure are expected to seek care. Abortion clinics and providers say Kerns is among dozens of......

U.S. court upholds Arizona land swap deal for Rio Tinto copper mine

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A sign adorns the building where mining company Rio Tinto has their office in Perth, Western Australia, November 19, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 25 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court has ruled that the federal government may give thousands of......

Election officials detail threats by Trump supporters at Jan. 6 Capitol riot hearing

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WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – State election officials recounted on Tuesday how Donald Trump supporters threatened them and their families after they refused to help the former president overturn his 2020 election defeat. The congressional committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters......

Wildfires explode in drought-hit New Mexico

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Smoke drifts from a fire in the neighbourhood of The Farm, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S., April 22, 2022 in this image obtained from social media via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAOS, N.M., April 23 (Reuters) – Wind-driven wildfires exploded in size in northern......

Fierce winds drive wildfires in U.S. Southwest

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April 22 (Reuters) – Howling winds pushed wildfires towards villages in northern New Mexico on Friday, forcing thousands to flee homes as blazes burned across the parched U.S. Southwest. Over a dozen small communities were evacuated as two wildfires merged in mountains around 30 miles northeast of Santa Fe, driven......

Thousands flee as Arizona wildfire almost triples in size

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April 20 (Reuters) – A wind-driven Arizona wildfire almost tripled in area on Wednesday after burning dozens of structures and forcing thousands to flee their homes in a drought-hit rural area. The blaze, dubbed the Tunnel Fire, swept northeast over largely unpopulated hills 14 miles (23 km) north of Flagstaff,......

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