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  • Howard Dean: Republicans will 'have a terrible time because they’re getting older and whiter'

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    Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean was pleased with the party’s performance in last week’s midterm elections — and not just because it regained control of the House.

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:00:56 -0500
  • Trevor Noah Provides 'Presidential Harassment' Training For House Democrats

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    With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, Trevor Noah

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:05:18 -0500
  • Yahoo News Explains: Is the Vatican doing enough to address sexual abuse in the church?

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    The Vatican halted a plan by U.S. bishops to address the age-old sexual abuse issues plaguing the Roman Catholic Church.

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:26:21 -0500
  • Animal survivors of the California fires

    The wildfires that ripped through communities in Northern and Southern California this week have left heartbreaking images of eviscerated neighborhoods and coroners searching for human remains.

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:08:53 -0500
  • Fast food manager attacked by woman over ketchup

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    Police say they are searching for a McDonald's customer caught on surveillance video attacking two employees last month at a restaurant in Santa Ana, California.

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:19:32 -0500
  • Wisconsin company gives employees handguns for Christmas: 'The perfect gift'

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    A Wisconsin family-owned company decided to forgo traditional cash bonuses

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:34:25 -0500
  • Northern California Fire Victims Are Suing The Power Company

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    Northern California's Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has once again found itself

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:26:00 -0500
  • Brexit protests outside Downing Street as UK ministers debate deal

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    Brexit supporters and opponents rallied near Prime Minister Theresa May's Downing Street office on Wednesday as her cabinet debated the draft divorce deal inside. Pro-Brexit campaigners urged her to scrap the tentative agreement and make a clean break with European Union without paying a penny more into the EU budget. Around 100 demonstrators gathered opposite the Downing Street entrance gates, chanting "Theresa May, don't betray!" and "What do we want?

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:54:06 -0500
  • Morning Brief: The top news and buzzy moments you need to know

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    Welcome to the Morning Brief where we give you a rundown of everything you may

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:49:01 -0500
  • Sen. John Kennedy To Trump: 'Tweeting A Little Less Would Not Cause Brain Damage'

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    Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) dodged questions on CNN's "New Day" about whether

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:54:45 -0500
  • Marco Rubio's Biblical Criticism Of Florida Election Recounts Goes Awry

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    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) went full Old Testament on Wednesday with his latest

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:19:22 -0500
  • The Latest: Post urges independent probe in columnist slay

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    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on developments following the Oct. 2 killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul (all times local):

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:53:48 -0500
  • Watch California's powerful, relentless winds stoke the state's fires

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    It's the time of year when winds really kick up in California, and firefighters on Tuesday night captured footage of relentless gusts driving a new blaze over the parched terrain.  Firefighters in San Bernardino County — an arid region east of Los Angeles — spent the night combatting the newly-born Sierra Fire amid potent seasonal winds, known as Santa Anas. Though this particular fire (147 acres and well-contained), is quite small compared to the expansive Camp and Woolsey fires, it shows how persistent 50 mph gusts can whip fire over the land — land that has been parched by a confluence of dry winds and a long, scorching summer.  #SierraFire: Footage from earlier this evening. In #SantaAnaWinds, Dozers can often engage where it’s too dangerous for handcrews. A decisive force multiplier in tonight’s firefight. ^eas pic.twitter.com/gtqmJB5pk6 — SB County Fire (@SBCOUNTYFIRE) November 14, 2018 In the video, a bulldozer, which had been clearing vegetation to limit the spread of fire into an adjacent community, can be seen working while the winds blow smoke through the air and stoke brush fires in the background. Santa Ana winds are notorious for stoking fall fires in California. These dry winds, traveling east from the great U.S. deserts, pick up in the fall and eventually peak in December, Sasha Gershunov, a research meteorologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, said in an interview.  But typically by mid-November — and certainly December — some rains will wet the dry California vegetation.  The winds will always blow, but these days they're increasingly gusting over dried-out terrain. This makes for perfect fire conditions.  SEE ALSO: When will this terrible wildfire season in California end? "Now we’re in our traditional fire season, but the fuels are untraditionally dry this late into the season," said Gershunov. "This seems to be getting more common as the climate changes," he added. Some of the most destructive, deadliest wildfires occur in Southern California, a place not defined by pine forests, but shrubs and grasslands.  Here, a confluence of Santa Ana winds, development in fire-prone areas, and climate change have boosted the state's growing wildfire woes. Overall, the amount of land burned in the United States has more than doubled over the last 30 years, and predictably, these fires have been enhanced by a warming globe. WATCH: Ever wonder how the universe might end?

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:49:40 -0500
  • Macron in Morocco for opening of high-speed railway

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    French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Morocco on Thursday to take part in the inauguration of a high-speed railway line that boasts the fastest journey times in Africa or the Arab world. The French leader, who was invited by King Mohammed VI, will attend a grand ceremony at Tangiers' newly renovated train station, with heavy security measures put in place. Macron will travel with the monarch on the high-speed train from Tangiers, a major port linking Africa and Europe, to the capital Rabat.

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:20:49 -0500
  • Best Bites: Traditional Thanksgiving cranberry brie tart with pancetta

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    Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:00:00 -0500
  • Death Toll Rises To 56 In Northern California Camp Fire, Deadliest In State History

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    At least 56 people have been killed in the devastating Camp fire in Northern

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:12:28 -0500
  • Lion Air: a deadly crash and a whole lot of questions for Boeing

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    Questions swirled Wednesday about how Boeing had failed to tell airlines and pilots about changes to an anti-stall system suspected in last month's fatal crash in Indonesia. Investigators are examining whether the system, which is meant to prevent aircraft from stalling, was tied to the crash of Lion Air Flight 610. The Boeing 737-MAX plunged into the Java Sea on October 29, killing all 189 people aboard.

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:33:53 -0500
  • Michelle Obama Says She And Barack Are 'Finding Each Other Again' In Post-White House Romance

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    Michelle Obama is getting candid about her relationship with her husband of

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:26:04 -0500
  • Top Senate Democrat: Trump should stay out of government funding

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    Top U.S. Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump should not interfere in lawmakers' negotiations if he wants a smooth government funding process. "We believe if President Trump stays out of the appropriations process, we can get good bipartisan agreement and government can move smoothly forward," Schumer told reporters. "As long as Trump doesn't interfere, we can move the government forward." On a separate legislative issue likely to be debated in the new Congress that convenes in January, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there was widespread interest in doing an infrastructure investment bill.

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:31:40 -0500
  • Hillary Clinton Says Stacey Abrams Would Have Won Already 'If She Had A Fair Election'

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    Hillary Clinton believes Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia Stacey

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:28:16 -0500
  • Witness didn't hear officer order security guard to drop gun

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    CHICAGO (AP) — A security guard who was working at a suburban Chicago bar when a black co-worker was fatally shot by a white police officer said Wednesday that he never heard the officer order the other man to drop his gun.

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:22:50 -0500
  • California wildfires: Fears radioactive waste could be caught in destructive blaze

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    An organisation of physicians fear radioactive waste could become a major issue after southern California’s huge wildfire burned near a former nuclear test site. The organisation of Physicians for Social Responsibility said it was likely that smoke and ash from the fire spread radiological and chemical contamination that was in soil and vegetation near the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. Regulators in California said initial testing found no elevated levels of radiation of hazardous compounds after the blaze near the site.

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:08:35 -0500
  • Mike Pence issues strongest US rebuke yet against Aung San Suu Kyi  over Rohingya crisis

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    Mike Pence, the US Vice President, confronted Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi  Wednesday over the "violence and persecution" of her country's  Rohingya Muslims.  Mr Pence, who was attending a Singapore summit in Donald Trump's place, became the most high ranking US official to confront Ms Suu Kyi over the crisis, telling her that America was "anxious to hear the progress" she was making on the crisis.   It came as Bangladesh appeared to quietly drop plans to repatriate some of  the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees following international condemnation of the policy. Bangladesh's refugee commissioner, Mohammad Abul Kalam, initially said the  country planned to return 150 refugees on Thursday despite aid agencies warning that their lives would be at "serious risk".  He said the process would involve Bangladesh handing the refugees, the first among a preliminary 2,260 currently in vast camps in southeastern Bangladesh, over to Myanmar at a transit point on the border between the two countries.  Suu Kyi, seated next to Pence, was stony-faced as he spoke Credit: ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/ REUTERS However the plans were dropped after it emerged none of the refugees on the repatriation list have so far volunteered to return to Burma.  More than 720,000 mostly Muslim Rohingya fled Burma after a military crackdown was launched in August last year, joining some 300,000 already in  Bangladesh.  The US has accused the military of ethnic cleansing against the country's  Rohingya, who are widely reviled in Buddhist-majority Burma.  The Burmese army has claimed its forces have carried out legitimate counterinsurgency operations in Rakhine state, but UN-mandated investigators claim it was a campaign of killings, rape and arson with  "genocidal intent".  "The violence and persecution by military and vigilantes that resulted in driving 700,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh is without excuse," Mr Pence told Ms Suu Kyi in public remarks at the Asia-Pacific summit in Singapore.  "I am anxious to hear the progress that you are making of holding those  accountable who are responsible for the violence that displaced so many  hundreds of thousands and created such suffering, including the loss of  life," he added.  Rohingya Muslim refugees wait for food aid at Thankhali refugee camp in Bangladesh's Ukhia district Credit:  MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/ AFP Mr Pence also pressed Ms Suu Kyi, Burma's de facto leader, to pardon two  Reuters journalists who were arrested last December while working on an investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim villagers.  Ms Suu Kyi, who sat stony-faced next to Mr Pence as he spoke, gave a curt  response, telling the Vice President there were "different points of view" on the crisis.  "In a way we can say that we understand our country better than any other country does and I'm sure you will say the same of yours, that you  understand your country better than anybody else," she added.  Once hailed as a champion in the fight for democracy, the 1991 Nobel Peace  Prize winner has been stripped of a series of international honours over the Rohingya exodus.  Plans for repatriation had caused widespread alarm among the Rohingya community in Bangladesh.  Bangladesh insists only those who volunteer will be returned, but UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned that many refugees are panicking at the prospect of being sent back against their will.  At a glance | Myanmar’s Rohingya people Many of those slated to be repatriated are reported to have gone into hiding within the camps at Cox's Bazar, the border district hosting a small refugee city perched on hillsides. At least one man attempted suicide after being told he was on a list of  refugees to be returned.  Rohingya community leaders said that an increase in the number of Bangladeshi soldiers at the camps in recent days was stoking anxiety.  "With an almost complete lack of accountability - indeed with ongoing  violations - returning Rohingya refugees to Myanmar at this point effectively means throwing them back into the cycle of human rights violations that this community has been suffering for decades," Ms Bachelet  said.  Amnesty International on Wednesday called on Bangladeshi and Burmese authorities to "immediately halt" their repatriation plans, saying it was a "reckless move which puts lives at risk". 

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:41:19 -0500
  • 10 Cheap Stocking Stuffers Under $10

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    If you're reading this, it's not too late. At least, not for inexpensive,

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:50:34 -0500
  • 11 Useful Gifts That Don’t Create Clutter

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    Gifts are an integral part of the holiday season, whether you celebrate

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:30:12 -0500
  • Ford Model T survives California wildfires almost untouched

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    Ron Westbrook had to flee his home due to the Californian wildfires, but can find minor comfort in his Ford Model T surviving

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:28:10 -0500
  • Animals in the path of California wildfires

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    Local giraffe survives Woolsey fire.

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:34:41 -0500
  • British PM fights rebellion over Brexit deal

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May battled Friday to salvage a draft Brexit deal and her own political future. The Conservative leader said she believed with "every fibre of my being" in the Brexit course she had set, after facing a hostile parliament and seeing four ministers, including Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, quit the government. Members of parliament on all sides warned her there was no way the plan could win their approval, but she dismissed calls to quit, saying: "Am I going to see this through?

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 03:11:53 -0500
  • Fox News To File Amicus Brief In Support Of CNN's Jim Acosta Lawsuit

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    Fox News, which frequently provides favorable coverage of President Donald

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:59:10 -0500
  • Brazilian gets life in prison for Spanish family slayings

    MADRID (AP) — A judge in Spain on Thursday handed down three life sentences to a Brazilian man convicted of the gruesome slayings of his aunt, uncle and two young cousins.

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:48:12 -0500
  • 'Progress is being made' against California's deadliest wildfire

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    The confirmed death toll from the Camp Fire stood at 48 as the footprint of the fire grew by 5,000 acres to 135,000 acres(55,000 hectares), even as diminished winds and rising humidity allowed firefighters to carve containment lines around more than a third of the perimeter. "Progress is being made," said Ken Pimlott, director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) at a news conference flanked by Governor Jerry Brown, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and other officials. The escalating search for additional human remains in the fire zone is focused on what little is left of Paradise, California, in the Sierra foothills about 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco, which was mostly incinerated last Thursday.

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:51:20 -0500
  • Israeli Defense Minister Resigns, Threatening Government’s Survival

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    Avigdor Liberman, who has urged the government to strike a harsh blow against Gaza’s Hamas rulers, quit after the security cabinet on Tuesday agreed to a truce halting a two-day flareup in fighting. The cease-fire, and attempts to reach a long-term truce, are “a capitulation to terrorism,” Liberman said at a news conference.

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:18:45 -0500
  • U.S. troops help fortify southern border as migrant caravan approaches

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. The Pentagon chief said that within a week to 10 days the 5,800 troops currently deployed for the border mission will have accomplished all the tasks initially requested by Customs and Border Protection, although additional tasks are now being worked out between the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to the 5,800 active duty troops in the border area, about 2,100 National Guard troops have been providing border support since April.

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:56:19 -0500
  • What To Buy On Black Friday At Walmart

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    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are near, but that doesn't mean there aren't

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:03:43 -0500
  • Can Sneakers Made From Recycled Plastic Save Our Planet?

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    Recycled plastic has become the material du jour for the fashion industry.

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:35:34 -0500
  • 'Start Here' podcast: First lady wants Mira Ricardel fired

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    Chief of Staff John Kelly is reportedly on the chopping block as well. ABC News' Brad Mielke reports.

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:04:29 -0500
  • X-ray images show tools Khashoggi killers brought to Istanbul, Turkish paper claims

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    The 15-strong Saudi kill team responsible for the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi carried luggage containing scissors, syringes and a stun gun, a pro-government Turkish paper has claimed. Sabah, a daily newspaper headquartered in Istanbul, published images on Tuesday purported to be airport X-ray scans of the team's bags as they left Istanbul for Riyadh on October 2, the day of Mr Khashoggi’s murder.  A number of tools and pieces of equipment can be seen, including walkie-talkies, a signal jammer and a pair of scissors.  The bags were loaded onto two private jets but police were not able to open them due to diplomatic immunity, according to the report. The paper, which is close to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), is one of a number of outlets that has published a steady stream of leaks providing lurid details of Khashoggi’s death, a tactic seemingly designed to keep pressure on Riyadh and its allies. How the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi unfolded Mr Khashoggi, a regular contributor to the Washington Post, was killed in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate while attempting to secure paperwork that would allow him to remarry.  According to Istanbul’s chief prosecutor, he was strangled and his body dismembered soon after entering the building.  Saudi officials initially denied all involvement but in the face of mounting international outrage admitted that the columnist had been killed as part of a “rogue” operation. The X-ray images were published as the New York Times reported that in an audio recording of the killing, one of the team responsible can be heard instructing a superior to "tell your boss" after the murder takes place, a suspected reference to Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince.  Khashoggi was once close to the royal family but went into self-imposed exile last year and had since been critical of the Crown Prince in his writing. Mr Erdogan described the tape as a “calamity” this week and said it shocked even a Saudi intelligence officer who listened to it, according to local media. The Turkish president added that orders for the killing came from the highest levels of the kingdom.

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:58:04 -0500
  • Melania Trump Knows It’s Ironic That She Advocates Against Bullying

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    Melania Trump acknowledged the irony that she is advocating against bullying

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:37:52 -0500
  • Woman wears wedding gown after fiance dies in Lion Air crash

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    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian woman whose fiance died on a Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea was photographed in her wedding dress and professed her love for him on the day they were to have been married.

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:11:07 -0500
  • Tally of missing in California's deadliest blaze surpasses 600

    A search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday, as authorities expanded to 630 the number of those reported missing in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history. At least 63 people have been confirmed dead in the Camp Fire, which erupted a week ago in the drought-parched Sierra foothills 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco and now ranks as one of the most lethal single U.S. wildfires since the turn of the last century. Authorities attributed the high death toll in part to the staggering speed with which the wind-driven flames, fueled by desiccated scrub and trees, raced with little warning through Paradise, a town of 27,000.

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:25:37 -0500
  • Florida Judge Cites 2000 to Stress Import of Close Votes

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    During a five-hour hearing in Tallahassee on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker was urged by a lawyer for Democratic Senator Bill Nelson to count an estimated 5,000 affected ballots, while a lawyer for the Florida Secretary of State said the suit was filed too late and the law must be respected. Nelson aims to overcome a razor-thin vote deficit in the recount for his U.S. Senate race with Republican Governor Rick Scott, one of the most closely watched in the U.S. The margin forced an automatic recount, which triggered a spate of separate lawsuits in state courts further south. Walker, whose musings during the hearing touched on slavery, the Civil War, women’s suffrage and the invasion of Iraq, ended the proceeding without ruling on Nelson’s request for a court order requiring that the recount include all mail-in ballots rejected over signatures.

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:50:44 -0500
  • US could lose in war with China or Russia, panel warns

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    The United States is facing a national security and military crisis and could lose in a war against Russia or China, a bipartisan congressional panel warned in a report Wednesday. Congress had tasked the National Defense Strategy Commission to look at President Donald Trump's sweeping National Defense Strategy (NDS), which highlights a new era of "Great Power competition" with Moscow and Beijing.

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:22:34 -0500
  • Facebook Executive Sheryl Sandberg Calls Explosive NYT Report 'Simply Untrue'

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    Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg weighed in on the recent

    Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:30:18 -0500
  • Death Toll Rises To 63 In Northern California Camp Fire, 631 Now Unaccounted For

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    The death toll in Northern California's Camp fire rose once again on Thursday

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:20:18 -0500
  • 30 Attractions You Won’t Believe Are in the U.S.

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    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:37:31 -0500
  • Photos: Pets, owners reunited following deadly and destructive Camp Fire

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    The Camp Fire, the most deadly and destructive wildfire in California history, has destroyed hundreds of homes, put hundreds of lives at risk and separated pets from their owners.

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:20:10 -0500
  • Stormy Daniels’ Attorney Michael Avenatti Arrested After Domestic Violence Allegations

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    Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels,

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:29:31 -0500
  • The Latest: EU Parliament member hails draft Brexit deal

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    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local):

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:23:17 -0500
  • U.S. safety board holds hearing on fatal Southwest engine explosion

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    Dallas-based Southwest has been under scrutiny since an engine on a flight headed from New York to Dallas blew apart in mid-air over Pennsylvania, shattering a plane window, flinging shrapnel and killing passenger Jennifer Riordan, one of 149 people aboard. The hearing in Washington turned to a detailed summary of the engine failure on flight 1380, including details of the fan blade design and development history of the engine type that failed, a CFM56-7B made by CFM International, a transatlantic joint-venture between General Electric Co and France's Safran SA . The hearing also focused on engine fan blade inspection methods.

    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:33:21 -0500
  • Kasich: Midterm turnout suggests opening for independent bid

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    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday while he remains undecided about another presidential run, the midterm election results could suggest a greater opening for an independent or third-party candidate.

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:08:18 -0500
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