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Exclusive: Trump weighs authorizing U.S. troops to medically screen migrants

Exclusive: Trump weighs authorizing U.S. troops to medically screen migrantsThe proposal, which is still in draft form and circulating within the administration, would involve the military in screenings for things like illness and injury only if U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency personnel were overwhelmed and unable to do so on their own, the officials said. The proposal would expand the mission for the Pentagon, which said previously it did not expect its forces to directly interact with migrants. The Pentagon declined to comment on internal deliberations.



Traffic jams, bitter cold on this year's Thanksgiving menu

Traffic jams, bitter cold on this year's Thanksgiving menuAmericans may need an extra helping of patience this Thanksgiving weekend, with the largest number of travelers in a decade expected to hit the road or board flights to celebrate with family and friends after a prosperous year for many. The weather could complicate the journey in many parts of the country, as bitter, record-breaking cold blankets much of the Northeast on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, and heavy rain in Northern California threatens to bring mudslides. Beginning on Tuesday, more than 54 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more for the traditional feast, jamming highways, airports, railroads and waterways, according to the American Automobile Association, the largest U.S. automotive advocacy group.



Two suspects arrested in deadly downtown Denver shooting

Two suspects arrested in deadly downtown Denver shootingTwo men have been arrested in a shooting on a street corner in downtown Denver in which one person was killed and four others wounded, including one of the two suspects, the city's police chief said on Tuesday. Chief Paul Pazen also said that Monday's late-afternoon barrage of gunfire in the area known as LoDo, a bustling district of hotels, restaurants and high-rise residential lofts, was a "targeted" attack, not random. The Denver Post cited a witness as saying he saw a gunman open fire with a pistol on a group of people, then get into the driver's seat of his car, slam the door shut and speed away.



Witness at 'El Chapo' trial tells of high-level corruption

Witness at 'El Chapo' trial tells of high-level corruptionThe witness, Jesus Zambada, also said he paid millions of dollars in bribes to former Mexican government official Genaro Garcia Luna on behalf of his brother, drug lord Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, who remains at large. A spokesman for Lopez Obrador did not immediately respond to a call and text message seeking comment. Garcia Luna could not immediately be reached through an email to GLAC Consulting, a security consulting firm he heads.



Interior's Zinke blames environmentalists for California wildfires

Interior's Zinke blames environmentalists for California wildfires"Radical environmental groups that would rather burn down the entire forest than cut a single tree or thin the forest," have brought lawsuits to stop forest management, Zinke told reporters in a teleconference about the California wildfires. "Yes, I do lay it on the feet," of environmentalists, he said. Randi Spivak, lands director for the Center of Biological Diversity, an environmental group that has sued the government over forest practices, said there have been just 38 lawsuits over the federal government's 576 forest management decisions involving California from 2009 to 2017.





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