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US Budget Deficit Running 11.8% Higher This Year

The U.S. budget deficit through the first three months of this budget year is up 11.8% from the same period a year ago, putting the country on track to record its first $1 trillion deficit in eight years. In its monthly budget report, the Treasury Department ...
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Farmers Don’t Need to Read the Science. We Are Living It.

The New York Times Subscription FIREBAUGH, Calif. — Many farmers probably haven’t read the new report from the United Nations warning of threats to the global food supply from climate change and land misuse. But we don’t need to read the science — ...
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Chukchansi Gold to Hold Jobs Fair for 70 Positions

About 70 full-time and part-time positions are available at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, which will host a job fair Tuesday. The event will run from noon to 5 p.m. in casino's Firehouse Lounge. Chukc...
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What You Won’t See in the Mueller Report

WASHINGTON — The special counsel's Trump-Russia report will be out on Thursday for all to see. But not all of it. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler, has said he is prepared to issue subpoenas "very quickly" for the ...
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CalFire: Homeowner Equipment Caused Deadly Blaze

SACRAMENTO — In a long-awaited report, state investigators said Thursday that a 2017 wildfire that killed 22 people in Northern California wine country was caused by a private electrical system, not equipment of embattled Pacific Gas & Electric Co. The ...