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Another House win caps Democratic rout in California

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Democrat Gil Cisneros wins GOP-held US House seat in Southern California, cements stunning political realignment that leaves vast swath of Los Angeles metro area under Democratic control. More>>

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US Sen Nelson concedes to Gov. Scott as Florida recount ends

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Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida political icon whose career highlight may have been a trip on the space shuttle, conceded his bitterly close re-election bid to Republican Rick Scott on Sunday. More>>

Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts before rain

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Northern California crews braced for strong winds, with gusts up to 50mph, that could erode gains they've made against the country's deadliest wildfire in a century. More>>

Rhodes scholar class features plenty of women, immigrants

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The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 21 women, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, and almost half of the 32 winners are immigrants or first-generation Americans. More>>

Bloomberg donates 'unprecedented' $1.8B to Johns Hopkins

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Former New York City Mayor and businessman Michael Bloomberg is donating nearly $2 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University. More>>

The Latest: Dozens gather at memorial for wildfire victims

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California's governor is expressing optimism that President Donald Trump will support the state as it deals with raging wildfires. More>>

Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town

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Many of the nearly 3,000 migrants who have reached the border with California say they do not feel welcome in the Mexican city of Tijuana. More>>

Explosion at Idaho hazardous waste site kills 1, injures 3

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Officials say an employee at a hazardous waste site in southwestern Idaho was killed after an explosion Saturday that also injured three workers and heavily damaged a building. More>>

1st black Democratic nominee for Florida governor concedes

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'Stay tuned': Andrew Gillum, Florida's first black nominee for governor, concedes hard-fought race against Republican Ron DeSantis but vows to remain politically active. More>>

Prison inmate death after run-in with staff ruled homicide

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The death of an inmate following an incident at Western Illinois Correctional Center in May has been ruled a homicide. More>>

Man who fled Texas during 2008 murder trial caught in Mexico

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Authorities say a man who disappeared on the last day of his 2008 murder trial has been captured in Mexico and returned to Texas. More>>

Disney details new 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' attractions

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At 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' lands, fans will be able to pilot the Millennium Falcon and face off with Kylo Ren in an epic battle, Disney announced on Saturday. More>>

Election shows how gerrymandering is difficult to overcome

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The midterm elections have provided a case study on the consequences of how congressional and state legislative districts are drawn. More>>

The Latest: DeSantis: No reaction to race he declared 'over'

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Democrat Andrew Gillum is officially ending his bid for Florida governor, congratulates Republican opponent Ron DeSantis. More>>

Recount adds to Florida's reputation for bungling elections

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Latest Florida recount adds to state's reputation for bungling elections. More>>

Amazon's would-be NY neighbors: Cynicism, some hope for jobs

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Residents of the housing project near the Queens location where Amazon would make its New York City home have mixed reactions to the global behemoth coming to the neighborhood. More>>

Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan had 'loved Afghan people'

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A Utah mayor killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan has been remembered at a public funeral as a man of commitment, confidence and compassion. More>>

Smoke spreading from California fires sparks health concerns

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Recurring wildfires are sparking concern among medical experts about potentially major health consequences. More>>

Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder

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Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with PTSD in a small experiment. More>>

New Mexico woman sues hospital for resuscitating her

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A New Mexico woman who was brought back to life is suing the hospital for violating her rights. More>>

Jennie-O recalling ground turkey in salmonella outbreak

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Jennie-O-Turkey is recalling more than 91,000 pounds of raw turkey in an ongoing salmonella outbreak. More>>

Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what's a mineral

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A fight over who owns the fossils of two dinosaurs that appear to have died while locked in battle hinges on the legal definition of "mineral". More>>

Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days

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A rocket has blasted off from Virginia with space station supplies, the second shipment in as many days. More>>

Transit riders, drivers brace for influx of Amazon employees

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New York and Washington's clogged streets and creaky subway systems are about to feel more pain as 50,000 more people descend on the two metro areas when Amazon opens its second headquarters there. More>>

Electronic driving systems don't always work, tests show

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Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not stay in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash. More>>

2 dead in vintage World War II fighter crash after flyover

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The FAA says a vintage World War II small plane with two people aboard has crashed into the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericksburg, Texas. More>>

Kemp asks for unity in Georgia as Abrams promises lawsuit

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Democrat Stacey Abrams has ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia's closely watched race for governor. More>>

Beloved toy store FAO Schwarz makes its comeback

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FAO Schwarz reopens 3 years after Fifth Avenue flagship store closed amid financial problems. More>>

Florida's 1st black nominee for gov challenged GOP dominance

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With just hours to go, most Florida counties had finished their hand recount in the state's contentious U.S. Senate race. More>>

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire as Trump visits

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President Donald Trump heads to Northern California to visit site of deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century as confusion reigns over how many are missing in the tragedy. More>>

Democrat Cisneros nabs GOP House seat in Southern California

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Democrat Gil Cisneros captures a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six state congressional seats. More>>

Police: Duo dumped deer carcasses on Minnesota Somalis' cars

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Somali community leaders are expressing deep concern after a white man and his teenage son dumped deer carcasses on the hoods of two cars owned by Somali-American men in the central Minnesota city of St. Cloud. More>>

Paradise is reduced to ash, but memories survive the flames Video included

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Paradise, California, reduced to ash in deadly wildfire, was everything its name implies: charming, friendly and historic. More>>

Migrants won't see armed US soldiers on border

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As thousands of migrants in caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on doorstep of US, they won't find armed soldiers standing guard. More>>

Number of missing hard to peg in deadly California wildfire

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Northern California officials have struggled to get a handle on the number of missing from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century. More>>

Florida starts painstaking hand recount in US Senate race

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Bitter US Senate battle in Florida headed to legally required hand recount, while contest for Florida governor appears to be over. More>>

California utility shares rise as regulator calms investors

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Shares of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. soared Friday after California's top utility regulator said his agency will help the company deal with potentially crippling liability costs from wildfires. More>>

The Latest: Kemp says Georgia race over, state to look ahead

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Democrat Stacey Abrams says she can't win the Georgia governor's race, effectively ending her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp. More>>

Judge: John Hinckley can move out of his mother's house

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A judge has ruled that the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can move out of his mother's house. More>>

Finger pointing, frustration in eastern US storm's aftermath

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The first snowfall of the season lingered in the Northeast as thousands of exhausted commuters pointed their fingers at politicians and meteorologists for leaving them creeping along highways or stuck in mass transit hubs. More>>

As wildfires grow deadlier, officials search for solutions

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Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush and burying spark-prone power lines underground would give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, experts say. More>>

Florida high school massacre panel considers recommendations

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Commission investigating Florida school massacre expected at hearing Friday to learn more about medical response to the rampage. More>>

California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses

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A string of stunning losses has set off a fresh round of Republican soul-searching in California, where the party has been drifting toward irrelevance for years. More>>

FBI re-creates decoy heads Alcatraz inmates used in escape

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The FBI has created replicas of decoy heads used by prisoners to mount their infamous escape from Alcatraz Island in 1962. More>>

Amazon ends suspense over HQ by picking New York, DC suburb

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Amazon says it will split its much-anticipated new offices between New York and a suburb of Washington, DC. More>>

DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is proposing overhauling the way colleges handle complaints of sexual misconduct. More>>

Fire deaths rise to 71 ahead of Trump's California visit Video included

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At least 63 are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the missing. More>>

FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

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FDA pushes for ban on menthol in cigarettes and tightened rules to prevent sale of flavored e-cigarettes to kids. More>>

The Latest: Southern California fire toll at 713 buildings

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Officials say they have contained almost half of a Northern California deadly blaze that razed a town and killed at least 63 people. More>>

Mrs. Obama says 'Access Hollywood' tape led her to speak out

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Michelle Obama says she felt anxious before giving her emotional New Hampshire speech two years ago condemning President Donald Trump for bragging about sexually assaulting a woman. More>>

Nuke dump managers: There was waste near ceiling collapse

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Managers at the federal government's nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico have acknowledged that there was waste in the area where a portion of the underground facility's ceiling collapsed earlier this week. More>>

Baltimore mayor picks Fort Worth chief as next top cop

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Baltimore's mayor has chosen a Texas police chief as next head of troubled force, bidding to boost public trust in a tattered department. More>>

Judge allows class-action lawsuit by mentally ill veterans

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A federal judge in Connecticut says thousands of Navy and Marine Corps veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who developed post-traumatic stress disorder but were denied Veterans Affairs benefits can sue the military. More>>

Nurse's kidney donation triggers bi-state transplant chain

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A nurse's decision to donate a kidney to a patient triggered a series of events that led to three people getting new organs at two Kansas City-area hospitals. More>>

House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves

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The House has passed a bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. More>>

Amazon's growing pains in Seattle offer lessons to new hosts

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As Amazon turns its attention to setting up new homes in Long Island City, New York and Arlington, Virginia, experts and historians in Seattle say both places can expect a delicate relationship with the world's hottest online retailer. More>>

Fire refugees camp in Walmart parking lot amid uncertainty

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Hundreds of fire survivors are camping in a Walmart parking lot as uncertainty hangs over them like smoke still clouding the sky. More>>

Experts seek ways to boost extreme wildfire survival rates

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With wildfires growing deadlier across the U.S. West, experts are suggesting ways to help people survive. More>>

Winds that fanned Southern California wildfire diminish

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Winds that fanned a deadly, destructive Southern California firestorm are fading and more areas are reopening to residents. More>>

Man shouts 'Heil Hitler' at Baltimore theater, causing panic

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A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore theater with menace when he began shouting "Heil Hitler. More>>

Utility asked last month to hike bills over California fires

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A utility facing severe financial pressure amid speculation that its equipment may have sparked a deadly California wildfire asked U.S. energy regulators last month for permission to raise its customers' monthly bills. More>>

Snowstorm slows evening commute in New York City

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A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest on Wednesday, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate. More>>

The Latest: Firefighter on California blaze struck by car

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Cool weather is helping fire crews increase their containment of the Northern California deadly blaze that razed a town and killed at least 56 people. More>>

California fire has claimed 63 as missing list grows to 631

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Hundreds of people are combing through the charred remains of towns incinerated by a Northern California wildfire that already has claimed 56 lives. More>>

Homeless Samaritan tale raised $400K. Police say it's a lie

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Authorities say a homeless man who benefited from a GoFundMe page set up by a New Jersey couple they said helped them with a disabled car is now in custody. More>>

Witness: El Chapo got police escort after escape

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A former drug cartel member say his notorious boss got a surprise in 2001 when he broke out of prison and was met with a police escort in Mexico City. More>>

Bitter battle for Florida Senate seat goes to hand recount

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Florida's bumpy recount election reaches a pivotal point Thursday as most counties across the state complete reviews that could determine the next senator and governor in one of America's top political battlegrounds. More>>

Absentee ballots reviewed in heated Georgia governor's race

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Over protests by Democrats, Republican Brian Kemp claims an 'insurmountable lead in race to be Georgia's next governor. More>>

Police release 911 calls from warehouse shooting suspect

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A set of 911 calls from a man who opened fire at an Albuquerque warehouse starts with him telling an officer that he is the one who shot his co-workers at the food distribution center, and that he had been hearing voices in his head. More>>

Women elected in record numbers in state legislative races

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State legislatures across the country will include more than 2,000 women for the first time next year, and women could be the majority of lawmakers in the lower chambers in both Colorado and Nevada. More>>

NYPD shakes up sex crime unit after Weinstein, staffing woes

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The New York City Police Department is shaking up its embattled special victims division. More>>

Study finds healthy group of polar bears in sea near Alaska

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A study of polar bears in the Chukchi (chuk-CHEE) Sea between Alaska and Russia finds that the population is thriving for now despite a loss of sea ice due to climate change. More>>

Thousands warmly recall officer hailed as bar shooting hero

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Friends, family and colleagues mourn death of sheriff's deputy who raced into Southern California bar to exchange gunfire with man who killed 12 people before shooting himself. More>>

Prosecutor: Ohio suspects talked revenge vs. investigators

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Two women who are the mothers of two suspects in the massacre of a family, and the grandmothers of the other two, have pleaded not guilty to misleading investigators. More>>

Fire claims popular recreation spots in Southern California

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Southern Californians faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire are also grappling with the destruction of a vast swath of public lands popular for hiking, biking, swimming and impressive vistas. More>>

California recommends restrictions for popular pesticide

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California regulators are recommending new restrictions on a widely used pesticide blamed for harming babies brains. More>>

US officials report a record number of tick diseases

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Health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases _ more than 59,000 _ were reported last year. More>>

Criticized deputy refuses to testify about school massacre

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The then-sheriff's deputy who was on campus during the Florida high school massacre didn't appear to answer an investigative panel's questions. More>>

Dartmouth sued following professor misconduct allegations

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Dartmouth College has been sued for allegedly allowing three psychology professors to sexually harass and abuse scores of female graduate students for years, including two who said they were raped. More>>

Hate-crime indictments returned in Kentucky grocery killings

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A federal grand jury in Kentucky has charged a white man with three hate crimes in the shooting deaths of two African-Americans last month at a grocery. More>>

Father: Threats to driver won't bring justice for slain kids

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A northern Indiana woman has entered a preliminary not guilty plea to charges that she struck and killed three children crossing a highway to board a school bus. More>>

South Dakota turkeys head to White House seeking pardons

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A pair of South Dakota turkeys will make their way to the nation's capital in the hopes of receiving presidential pardons and avoiding ending up as Thanksgiving dinner at the White House. More>>

Trump visits Marines, talks at veterans' event

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President Donald Trump is paying a visit to the Marine Barracks in Washington to meet with troops who responded to a September fire at a public housing complex. More>>

Official: Alabama prosecutor wounded, ex-trooper was suspect

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Authorities say a county prosecutor was shot and wounded in rural western Alabama before officers fatally wounded the suspect. More>>

Man on trial for killing girlfriend's abusive Missouri mom

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A woman whose mother for years made everyone believe her daughter was seriously ill testified Thursday that she talked her boyfriend whom she'd met online into coming to Missouri to kill her abusive mom. More>>

Inmate confesses to 90 deaths; investigators corroborate 30

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A Texas prosecutor says a man convicted in three California murders but long suspected in dozens of deaths now claims he was involved in about 90 killings nationwide. More>>

Democrat flips US House seat in Maine ranked balloting

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A Democrat who finished behind Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin in the first round of balloting has come from behind to flip the seat in Maine's 2nd Congressional District. More>>

WWII pilot's remains will join those of his son at Arlington

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The remains of an Air Force pilot from Pennsylvania whose plane crashed off Croatia during World War II are coming home. More>>

Gobble gobble: Low turkey prices cut Thanksgiving meal cost

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Low food prices have driven the cost of a Thanksgiving feast down to their lowest level since 2010. More>>

Police: Woman's car damaged in SpaghettiOs assault

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Police are investigating an assault involving several cans of SpaghettiOs in Pittsburgh. More>>

Neo-Nazi's attorney calls ruling dangerous for free speech

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The attorney for a neo-Nazi website's founder says a judge's decision to allow a lawsuit to proceed against his client is "dangerous for free speech. More>>

No charges in death of teen trapped in minivan

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An Ohio prosecutor says no one will face criminal charges for the failed response to a 16-year-old student who died trapped in a minivan parked near his school. More>>

After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence Video included

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Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti is denying allegations that he committed domestic violence. More>>

Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes

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E-cigarette company Juul halts sales of flavors at stores to help keep them from kids. More>>

More US kids get paralyzing illness, cause is still unknown

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More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness, and U.S. health officials still aren't sure what's causing it. More>>

Stung by Amazon's rejection, cities look on the bright side

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The 18 North American cities that were not picked by Amazon for its new headquarters are bearing the rejection with a mix of reflection, disappointment and some optimism. More>>

Case reveals shame, trauma of male sex trafficking victims

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A Connecticut sex trafficking ring is illuminating what advocates call the underreported scourge of male trafficking and the devastation it leaves behind. More>>

Hearing reveals chilling details of fatal Southwest flight

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Federal safety board hearing into deadly Southwest Airlines flight will focus on jet-engine fan blades. More>>

Identifying wildfire dead: DNA, and likely older methods too

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Authorities doing the somber work of identifying the victims of California's deadliest wildfire are drawing on leading-edge DNA technology, but experts say older scientific techniques and deduction could also come into play. More>>

No accounting for these tastes: Artificial flavors a mystery

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Food companies have been ordered to remove six "artificial flavors" from their products. More>>

PG&E says it contacted resident about shut-off power line Video included

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A utility accused in a lawsuit of igniting California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire says it contacted a customer about a power line on her property. More>>

Mexican citizen executed in Texas for killings of wife, kids

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Attorneys for a Mexican citizen set to be executed in Texas for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children say his life should be spared because he's a 'bipolar, brain-injured' person who was severely abused as a child. More>>

Georgia's Kemp claims 'insurmountable lead;' Dems cast doubt

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After two federal court rulings and a flurry of legal filings over a 24-hour period, uncertainty still hangs over Georgia's midterm elections, including the still undecided race for governor. More>>

Mattis: War-trophy bells' return to help US, Philippine ties Video included

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Mattis: Returning three war-trophy church bells to the Philippines will help cement ties between the countries. More>>

Bitter Florida recount: Lawsuits pile up, machines overheat Video included

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Florida's recount battle will head back to a courtroom on Wednesday as lawyers for Democrats ask a federal judge to set aside the state law that mandates that a vote be thrown out if signatures on mail ballot envelopes don't match signatures on file. More>>

Storm: 2 dead, 44 hurt in bus crash on icy road near Memphis

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Authorities: 2 dead, several hurt as tour bus overturns on icy highway ramp south of Memphis as storm rakes parts of South with sleet, light snow. More>>

Accusers: 20-plus Ohio State staff knew concerns over doctor

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Twenty-nine more plaintiffs have joined a lawsuit against Ohio State University by alumni who say they're victims of sexual misconduct by a team doctor. More>>

The Latest: Dead identified in bus crash near Memphis

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A coroner says two people are dead, several others injured after tour bus overturns on on icy Mississippi highway ramp south of Memphis, Tennessee. More>>

Experts: California wildfire is deadliest in last 100 years

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Experts say the wildfire burning in Northern California is the deadliest since 1918, when an estimated 1,000 people were killed in a fire that tore through northern Minnesota. More>>

Catholic bishops' meeting nears end, no vote on abuse plan

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Numerous U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are calling for a formal repudiation of Theodore McCarrick, the ex-cardinal facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct over a long stretch of his career. More>>

Guard troops search for more wildfire victims; 56 dead

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Five days after the deadliest wildfire in California history, more than 1,000 people were at more than a half-dozen shelters set up for evacuees. More>>

The Latest: Outbreak of norovirus at wildfire shelter

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7:45 a.m. A fire official says fire crews aided by cooler weather and diminishing winds have managed to slow the spread of a massive Northern California blaze that killed at least 48 people. More>>

3rd body found in Southern California fire zone

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People are returning to some neighborhoods evacuated during the devastating Southern California wildfire but officials say the threat is far from over. More>>

Study: Weak reporting on missing, murdered Native women

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A study released by a Native American non-profit says numerous police departments in cities nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women. More>>

Cartel member testifies against 'El Chapo' at US trial

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A U.S. judge has admonished the lawyer for Mexican drug smuggler El Chapo after an opening statement that riled Mexican presidents by accusing them of taking bribes. More>>

Retired government worker revealed as $343M Powerball winner

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A retired government worker from Harlem has been revealed as the winner of over $343 million in Powerball _ the biggest jackpot in New York state lottery history. More>>

FBI examining more video in search for Wisconsin teen

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The FBI is examining additional surveillance video taken from an expanded area around the Wisconsin home where a couple was shot and killed and their 13-year-old daughter was apparently abducted. More>>

Witness didn't hear officer order security guard to drop gun

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Investigators say witnesses reported that a police officer repeatedly ordered a man to drop his gun before he was fatally shot outside a suburban Chicago bar where he worked as a security guard. More>>

Michelle Obama begins arena tour in talk with Oprah Video included

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Former first lady Michelle Obama officially starts her national and international tour to promote her new book, 'Becoming,' by sitting for a conversation with Oprah Winfrey at the home arena of the Chicago Bulls. More>>

Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management

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Scientists: Wind and drought to blame for deadly California wildfires, not forest management. More>>

Lawyers seek 'Apprentice' tapes in Trump immigration suit

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Lawyers alleging President Donald Trump's decision to end special protections shielding certain immigrants from deportation was racially motivated are seeking unaired footage from his reality TV show "The Apprentice" to try to bolster their case. More>>

Child at center of Ohio mass killing is safe, family says

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Authorities say prosecuting an Ohio family of four arrested in the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family could take years. More>>

From Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon's empire

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Whether you've bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you've been caught up in Amazon's growing web of businesses. More>>

'No remorse': Judge sends teen shooter to juvenile detention

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An Indiana judge has ordered a 13-year-old boy to be the responsibility of the state juvenile court system until he's 18 for shooting his teacher and a classmate, saying he doesn't believe the teen's apology. More>>

Whitaker's failed renovation missed affordable housing goal

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A city of Des Moines official says a failed apartment-rehabilitation project by acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was a missed opportunity to preserve affordable housing in a key neighborhood. More>>

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

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New U.S. guidelines on exercise: Get kids active as young as 3 to avoid health problems later in life. More>>

Amid drug crisis, spiritual first responders hit the streets

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Clergy members become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis. More>>

Postal Service's red ink for 12th year as letter mail drops

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The U.S. Postal Service is reporting a financial loss for the 12th straight year, citing declining mail volume as well as the costs of its pension and health care obligations. More>>

Funeral set for victim of Southern California mass shooting

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Funerals are being scheduled for victims of last week's mass shooting in a Southern California bar. More>>

Democrat Harder upsets California GOP US Rep. Denham

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Democrat Josh Harder has upset four-term Republican Rep. Jeff Denham in California's Central Valley farm belt. More>>

State says permit for refinery near national park justified

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Attorneys for North Dakota's Health Department say the agency didn't improperly discount its own concerns about a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year. More>>

US awards second border wall contract in Texas

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The U.S. government has awarded a $167 million contract to build 8 miles of border wall in south Texas. More>>

The Latest: Gov. Scott to step down from elections board Video included

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Florida's recount battle will head back to a courtroom on Wednesday as lawyers for Democrats ask a federal judge to set aside the state law that mandates that a vote be thrown out if signatures on mail ballot envelopes don't match signatures on file. More>>

The Latest: Indiana boy sentenced for school shooting

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An Indiana judge has ordered a 13-year-old boy to be held by the state juvenile system until he's 18 for shooting his teacher and a classmate, saying he doesn't believe the teen's apology. More>>

Things to know about Michelle Obama's book, arena tour

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Former first lady Michelle Obama is kicking off her book tour at Chicago's United Center, home of the Bulls and Blackhawks. More>>

Amazon's NYC home in 'opportunity zone' for Trump tax break

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Amazon's new home in New York City is in an 'opportunity zone' offering developers a big tax break. But is it deserved?. More>>

Authorities: Custody dispute played role in family's slaying

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Authorities say a family of four has been arrested in the slayings of eight members of another family in rural Ohio two years ago. More>>

New Tesla chairwoman's biggest challenge is controlling Musk

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Tesla says Robyn Denholm of Australia's Telstra will become its new board chair. More>>

US trial of Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" gets underway

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A U.S. jury is set to hear an epic tale about the notorious Mexican drug lord known as 'El Chapo". More>>

Bishops weigh anti-abuse strategy after delay set by Vatican

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Several Roman Catholic bishops are urging colleagues at their national meeting to take some sort of action on the clergy sex abuse crisis despite a Vatican order to delay voting on key proposals. More>>

Florida official known for missteps in recount cross hairs Video included

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At the center of Florida's vote recount storm is an elections supervisor with a checkered past whose Democratic-dominated county has been the target of protests and accusations, including by President Donald Trump, that something fraudulent is afoot. More>>

Sheriff: California wildfire's death toll rises to 48 Video included

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More than a dozen coroner search and recovery teams looked for human remains from a Northern California wildfire that killed at least 42. More>>

Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud

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Florida's election recount of its Senate and governor's races is chugging along as more irregularities are uncovered. More>>

The Latest: In NYC, Arlington, not everyone Amazon thrilled

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Amazon has confirmed that it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and Arlington, Virginia. More>>

The "worst toys" for the holidays, according to safety group

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A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season. More>>

Amazon goes bicoastal, will open HQs in New York, DC suburb Video included

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A person familiar with the plans say Amazon will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in northern Virginia. More>>

Lincoln museum backers seek money to keep Illinois artifacts

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Advocates for Abraham Lincoln's museum are asking Illinois lawmakers to help keep a throng of historic artifacts in his hometown despite questions about whether a stovepipe hat actually belonged to the 16th president. More>>

Amid legal wrangling, Georgia election uncertainty lingers

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A turning point could be near in the Georgia governor's race that remains undecided a week after Election Day, with Republicans hoping county officials certify election results and Democrats asking a federal judge for a delay. More>>

PG&E sued over massive Northern California wildfire Video included

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People who lost homes in California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire sued Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Tuesday, accusing the utility of negligence and blaming it for the fire. More>>

Republican who lost US House race seeks to impound ballots

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A New Mexico Republican who lost her bid for a U.S. House seat is seeking to impound absentee ballots in a key county that decided the race to the Democrat. More>>

Appointment of acting attorney general challenged in court

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Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general. More>>

Southern California wildfire roars to life in wilderness

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Returning Santa Ana winds have firefighters grappling to corral a devastating Southern California wildfire and hoping new blazes won't erupt. More>>

Man who made hoax call in deadly 'swatting' pleads guilty

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A California man accused of making a hoax phone call that led police to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas is expected to enter new pleas. More>>

The Latest: Sheriff: Death toll raises to 48 in wildfire

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President Donald Trump says there are more victims of the California wildfires "than anybody would ever even think possible". More>>

Photographer: Nazi salute image not meant to be offensive

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The parent who took a photo of a group of Wisconsin high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute on the steps of a local courthouse says he was simply asking the teens to wave goodbye to their parents before they headed off to prom. More>>

Death of black security guard brings call for investigation

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A lawyer says a police officer fatally shot an armed guard who was wearing a hat with 'security' emblazoned across the front and holding a man down following a shooting inside a suburban Chicago bar. More>>

The Latest: Suspect in fatal Kansas hoax call pleads guilty

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A California man has admitted making a hoax call that ultimately led S to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between online gamers over $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII video game. More>>

Red-carpet fanfare dropped amid deadly California fires

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Hollywood cut back on the glamor trappings of movie premieres as a wildfire burned or imperiled the homes of celebrities and others. More>>

A universe of flawed heroes: Stan Lee was ahead of his time Video included

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A universe of flawed heroes: Stan Lee was ahead of his time. More>>

Officials: Vegas air controller who went silent has resigned

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Authorities say an air traffic controller who became incapacitated during a solo stint on a night shift last week in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has quit. More>>

Grim calculus: Coroners search for those killed in wildfire Video included

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The blue of an unfurled body bag has become a gut-wrenching splash of color in this apocalyptic landscape of loss and despair as pressure mounts to account for the hundreds of missing after a wildfire roared through Paradise. More>>

Missouri teacher suspended after student dresses as Klansman

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A southern Missouri school district has suspended a teacher who oversaw a class presentation in which a ninth-grader dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan. More>>

FBI report shows 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017

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The FBI says hate crimes reports were up about 17 percent in 2017, marking a rise for the third year in a row. More>>

Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D

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Big studies reveal mixed results on who does and does not benefit from taking fish oil or vitamin D. More>>

Ginsburg, 85, improving after fall but misses court session

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing a brief court session while she recovers from a fall and three broken ribs. More>>

More protection: UN says Earth's ozone layer is healing

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UN report says Earth's protective ozone layer is healing thanks to ban of ozone-depleting chemicals. More>>

Utility emailed woman about problems 1 day before fire

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A woman who owns property near where a deadly wildfire started in Northern California says utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. emailed her last week about problems that were causing sparks. More>>

The Latest: Photographer: Controversial photo ill-timed shot

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A parent who took a photo that shows about 60 Wisconsin high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute says he simply asked the youths to wave goodbye to their parents and that he takes the blame for the timing of the shot. More>>

Petco, others respond to demand for natural pet foods Video included

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Petco bans artificial ingredients as demand for natural pet food grows. More>>

Cross talk: Federal agencies clash on cellphone cancer risk

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Two US government agencies give conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation. More>>

Bishops delay votes on combating church sex abuse crisis

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U.S. Catholic bishops will delay for at least several months any action on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis that is rocking the church. More>>

Authorities still assessing why California shooter snapped

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Investigators still working to understand why a gunman killed 12 people at a Southern California bar. More>>

Fires put pressure on California utilities despite new law

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California utilities again are facing severe financial pressures from the possibility that their equipment sparked catastrophic wildfires, including two now burning at either end of the state. More>>

Judge: Sides in Florida recount should 'ramp down' rhetoric Video included

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Mishaps, protests and litigation overshadow vote recount in Florida's pivotal races for governor and U.S. Senate, recalling the 2000 presidential fiasco. More>>

New blazes fan fresh fears in California as some return home Video included

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The growth and destructive power of a Southern California wildfire have been slowed to a crawl. More>>

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  • US Sen Nelson concedes to Gov. Scott as Florida recount ends

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  • Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts before rain

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    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump talks to FEMA Administrator Brock Long as he tours Paradise, Calif., California Gov. Jerry Brown and Paradise Mayor Jody Jones during a visit to a neighborhood impacted by the wildfires, Saturday, Nov. 17, ...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump talks to FEMA Administrator Brock Long as he tours Paradise, Calif., California Gov. Jerry Brown and Paradise Mayor Jody Jones during a visit to a neighborhood impacted by the wildfires, Saturday, Nov. 17, ...
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