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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse started on the ground floor and quickly raged, with smoke billowing into the second level and trapping victims whose only escape route was through the flames, federal investigators said Wednesday.
By Patricia Zengerle and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers joined more than 100 Cuban entrepreneurs on Wednesday to urge President-elect Donald Trump to continue President Barack Obama’s engagement with Havana, despite Trump’s threat to end detente with the island. Preparing for what could be a long fight, five congressional Democrats and one Republican held a news conference in Washington with Cuban entrepreneurs whose businesses had grown since the two countries moved toward more normal relations two years ago. "I hope that the next president of the United States, as a businessman, understands our needs," said Yamina Vicente, who owns Decorazon, a party planning and decorating business in Havana.