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In about-face, Trump approves California fire relief funds

14 days ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Trump reversed his administration's previous denial of relief aid to California, which has been badly damaged by fires.
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In Reversal, Trump Administration Will Provide Disaster Aid For California Fires

14 days ago   |   By Forbes

The White House originally said the request wasn't “supported by the relevant data.”
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UPDATED: Trump reverses FEMA denial of emergency aid for California fires

UPDATED: Trump reverses FEMA denial of emergency aid for California fires

14 days ago   |   By Politico

President Donald Trump has agreed to reverse his administration's decision to deny federal cleanup funding for six California wildfires, including the largest single fire in state history located in the Republican-heavy Central Valley, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday .
Impact: The reversal comes after Republican lawmakers representing the central part of the state pressured the Trump administration to approve the funding. Newsom said in a statement that he spoke to Trump and was "grateful for his quick response." It was unclear what led the Federal Emergency Management Agency to...
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Trump administration reverses decision to deny California fire disaster aid, Gov. Newsom says

14 days ago   |   By ABC

After originally saying the federal government would not declare a major disaster, the administration changed its tune Friday.
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McClintock: Trump will reverse FEMA denial of emergency aid for California fires

McClintock: Trump will reverse FEMA denial of emergency aid for California fires

14 days ago   |   By Politico

Rep. Tom McClintock said Friday that President Donald Trump has agreed to reverse his administration's decision to deny federal cleanup funding for six wildfires, including the largest single fire in state history located in the Republican-heavy Central Valley.
Impact: McClintock, a Republican who represents fire-struck regions of California, said in a tweet that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told him that Trump would issue a disaster declaration providing funding to clean up fire debris. That comes despite the Federal Emergency Management Agency's denial of Gov. Gavin Newsom's...
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U.S. surpasses 9M Covid cases

U.S. surpasses 9M Covid cases

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Poll: Biden leads Trump in North Carolina

Poll: Biden leads Trump in North Carolina

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White House aide says Trump's vaccine-by-Election Day promise was 'arbitrary'

White House aide says Trump's vaccine-by-Election Day promise was 'arbitrary'

A top White House adviser on Friday called President Donald Trump's longshot pledge to have a coronavirus vaccine by Nov. 3 “kind of an arbitrary deadline,” as Election Day... Read more ...

With Lil Wayne, Ice Cube And 50 Cent, Trump Makes Final Push For Black Voters

With Lil Wayne, Ice Cube And 50 Cent, Trump Makes Final Push For Black Voters

The Trump campaign has spent more than $20 million on a strategy to appeal to Black voters, Polls show Trump has improved narrowly with young Black voters, particularly men... Read more ...

Federal appeals court suggests late-arriving Minnesota ballots may be tossed

Federal appeals court suggests late-arriving Minnesota ballots may be tossed

A panel of federal appellate judges ruled Thursday that ballots that arrive after polls close in Minnesota on Election Day must be segregated from ballots that arrive earlier... Read more ...

Trump's USGS Chief Violated Whistleblower Protection Law, Inspector General Says

Trump's USGS Chief Violated Whistleblower Protection Law, Inspector General Says

James Reilly, the director of the U.S. Geological Survey, reassigned an agency employee after learning that the staffer had filed a complaint against him. Read more ...

Poll: Biden leads by 5 in Florida

Poll: Biden leads by 5 in Florida

Former Vice President Joe Biden is holding onto a 4- to 6-point lead over President Donald Trump in Florida - a must-win state for the president - with less than a week to go... Read more ...

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Joe Biden Pledges To Pass Equality Act In First 100 Days

The Democratic candidate says he'll prioritize the landmark LGBTQ rights legislation should he win the presidency. Read more ...

Fox's Carlson: 'Damning' Biden Evidence Vanished in Mail

Fox's Carlson: 'Damning' Biden Evidence Vanished in Mail

Tucker Carlson is pushing the narrative about alleged corruption involving Joe and Hunter Biden , and he delivered an unusual development on his show Wednesday night. Carlson... Read more ...

FBI Warns Of 'Imminent Cybercrime Threat' To U.S. Hospitals

FBI Warns Of 'Imminent Cybercrime Threat' To U.S. Hospitals

Hackers are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts as COVID-19 cases surge nationwide, the agency said. Read more ...