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Dec 10, 2017

The legacy of Newtown: Lockdowns, active-shooter training and school security
Five years after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, schools across America have changed how they approach security, and some have avoided a similar massacre.

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Dec 10, 2017

How safe is ‘safe enough' to put driverless cars on the nation's roadways?
Surveys show people harbor trepidation about giving up driving, which means the rollout of fully autonomous cars may depend on how the public responds when they crash.

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Dec 10, 2017

Teaching teens the perils of marijuana as recreational pot marketplace grows
Educators are trying to explain the risks just as marketers are planning sales campaigns in some states. 'They think that if it''s legal, it must be okay,' one teacher in California said.

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Dec 10, 2017

Teaching teens the perils of pot as marketplace grows
Teachers are trying to explain the risks just as marketers are planning sales campaigns.

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Dec 10, 2017

A boy shared the pain of being bullied — inspiring thousands to show him love
Since Keaton Jones recorded his heartbreaking video, dozens of athletes, celebrities and public figures have expressed their support.

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Dec 10, 2017

A woman tried to kill bed bugs with alcohol — and set a fire that left 10 without a home
Three people were hospitalized after the fire broke out late Friday, Cincinnati officials said, adding that this was the second fire in two weeks caused by someone trying to kill bed bugs. They asked that people trying to get rid of the pests should call in a professional instead of trying to solve the problem themselves.

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Dec 10, 2017

At the edge of the wildfires, surfers seek escape in Ventura's waves
Just across the street from the epicenter of the firefighting and evacuation efforts, surfers navigated some of the best waves in California. For those in the water, the ocean is a sanctuary — usually from everyday life, but last week, also from the fire.

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Dec 10, 2017

Simeon Booker, intrepid chronicler of civil rights struggle for Jet and Ebony, dies at 99
He risked his life to bring Emmett Till''s death and the Freedom Rides to a national audience.

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Dec 10, 2017

Now another man claims he was the person saving a bunny in a viral California wildfire video
What was initially a case of a human putting his life at risk for the sake of a small, furry creature has become a case of — well, maybe just fraud.

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Dec 10, 2017

California fires rage into second week as massive blazes are ‘expected to spread'
The fires have torn through the southern part of the state, killing at least one person and destroying hundreds of buildings.

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Dec 10, 2017

Small plane plummets into San Diego house, killing two
Officials said two others were taken to a hospital with burns.

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Dec 10, 2017

States are looking for new ways of executing prisoners on death row. Their latest idea? Opioids.
The powerful synthetic painkiller fentanyl has been the driving force behind the nation''s opioid epidemic, killing tens of thousands of Americans last year in overdoses. Now Nevada and Nebraska are pushing for the country''s first fentanyl-assisted executions, and doctors and death penalty opponents are fighting those plans.

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Dec 10, 2017

Waiting too long to use hospice care can make suffering at end-of-life worse
Research finds that many people enter hospice only in last few weeks of life after enduring much.

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Dec 10, 2017

California fires rage into second week. ‘This is kind of the new normal,' Gov. Brown says.
At least one person''s death is linked to the blazes, and the flames have destroyed more than 800 buildings. Officials stress that weather conditions could trigger still more hazards.

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Dec 10, 2017

Meet the driver who stopped to rescue a rabbit from a California wildfire. Maybe.
Oscar Gonzales was driving through an orange-tinted hellscape when he saw a rabbit running frantically on the side of the burning road.

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Dec 10, 2017

More older people are doing yoga, but they are also racking up injuries
Here''s how to avoid problems and reap the many health benefits of the practice.

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Dec 10, 2017

Is this why we love gazing into a baby's eyes?
A locked-on gaze may produce shared patterns of brain activity.

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Dec 10, 2017

States to try new ways of executing prisoners. Their latest idea? Opioids.
Critics call the testing of alternatives — including nitrogen gas — human experimentation.

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Dec 10, 2017

Lawmaker's resignation raises questions of ‘pro-life approach' to IVF, surrogacy
Arizona Rep. Trent Franks shared details on the fertility struggles he and his wife faced with their family.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 09, 2017

‘We stood there crying': Ailing polar bear seen in ‘gut-wrenching' video and photos
A video released this week of an emaciated polar bear has served as a rallying cry and stand-in for a largely unmitigated environmental disaster.

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Dec 09, 2017

Trump calls Medgar Evers a hero at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Here's why.
The museum pays tribute to the courage of Evers, who was killed by a white supremacist, and other civil rights martyrs. But Trump's decision to attend the museum's debut Saturday sparked outrage among African American leaders.

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Dec 09, 2017

Public radio host Tom Ashbrook placed on leave amid unspecified allegations
Boston station WBUR did not go into specifics on why it removed the The 'On Point' host.

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Dec 09, 2017

Public radio host Tom Ashbrook placed on leave; undisclosed allegations are being investigated
Boston station WBUR did not go into specifics of the allegations. The 'On Point' host is the latest public radio figure to face allegations.

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Dec 09, 2017

Meet the driver who stopped to rescue a rabbit from a California wildfire
Oscar Gonzales was driving through an orange-tinted hellscape when he saw a rabbit running frantically on the side of the burning road.

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Dec 09, 2017

First fatality confirmed as raging wildfires spread across Southern California
Officials warned higher winds forecast through the weekend could create more erratic fire conditions.

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Dec 09, 2017

Most people want to die at home, but many land in hospitals getting unwanted care
Fewer than half of Americans have had a conversation about their end-of-life wishes.

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Dec 09, 2017

Fact checking 'The Crown': Jackie Kennedy vs. Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace
Britain went positively mad for Jackie when she arrived in London. The queen wasn't pleased.

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Dec 09, 2017

First fire-related death confirmed as raging wildfires cloaked Southern California in nightmarish flame
Officials warned that the coming days could still bring more danger of additional fires.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 08, 2017

First fire-related fatality confirmed as raging wildfires cloaked Southern California in nightmarish flame
Officials warned that the coming days could still bring more danger of additional fires.

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Dec 08, 2017

EPA lists 21 toxic Superfund sites that need 'immediate and intense' cleanup
The agency acknowledged that there is no additional funding to clean up the sites.

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Dec 08, 2017

Early winter storm coats Deep South in a rare snow
It's the same storm that's cranking up to bring the white stuff to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

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Dec 08, 2017

California fires spread for a fifth day, with nightmarish flames and towering smoke visible from miles away
Officials warned that the coming days could still bring more danger of additional fires.

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Dec 08, 2017

A Native American ‘Sesame Street' could help save dying languages
Two Navajo women are looking to engage children to help save Diné, the tribe's ancestral language.

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Dec 08, 2017

Using Lyft in this city could get a ride in a self-driving car
Lyft and autonomous vehicle start-up NuTonomy started a self-driving car pilot in Boston''s Seaport district.

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Dec 08, 2017

The Southern California wildfires — as seen from space
The European Space Agency''s Sentinel-2 satellite captured data used to generate a false-color image of the blaze based on observations of light visible and invisible to human eyes. A second, natural-color image of the region taken on the same day on NASA''s Terra satellite shows smoke from the fire billowing into the Pacific Ocean.

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Dec 08, 2017

‘Everything is literally burning around you.' Raging wildfires continue to spread in Southern California
'We are nowhere near the end of this,' an official warned as new fires emerged across the region.

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Dec 08, 2017

Director Bryan Singer sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenager in 2003
The 'X-Men' and 'Usual Suspects' director was accused earlier this week of assaulting a 17-year-old at a yacht party in Seattle.

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Dec 08, 2017

Their family and friends call the media 'fake news.' But these students want to be journalists.
For journalism students at conservative Liberty University, a quest to balance Christian truth with journalistic truth.

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Dec 08, 2017

They had to break out the snow shovels this week in communities around the Great Lakes
Lake-effect snow fell at 3 inches per hour, from Michigan to western New York.

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Dec 08, 2017

Their communities call the media 'fake news.' But these students want to be journalists.
For journalism students at conservative Liberty University, a quest to balance Christian truth with journalistic truth.

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Dec 08, 2017

Southern California ‘like a war zone' as raging wildfires continue to grow
'We are nowhere near the end of this,' an official warned as new fires emerged across the region.

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Dec 08, 2017

Graphic video shows Daniel Shaver sobbing and begging officer for his life before 2016 shooting
officer Philip 'Mitch' Brailsford officer involved was acquitted of second-degree murder charge

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Dec 08, 2017

See how this early winter storm coated the South in a rare snow
It's the same storm that's cranking up to bring as much as a foot of snow to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

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Dec 08, 2017

Southern California ‘like a war zone' amid raging wildfires as Trump declares emergency
'We are nowhere near the end of this,' an official warned as new fires emerged across the region.

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Dec 08, 2017

Trump travel ban and his tweets argued at federal appeals court
Tweets are official statements but not ‘legally relevant,'' administration lawyer tells judges

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Dec 08, 2017

See how this early winter storm coated parts of Texas, Deep South in a rare snow
It's the same storm that's cranking up to bring as much as a foot of snow to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

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Dec 08, 2017

Apocalyptic images show the devastation caused by raging Southern California fires
Wind-whipped fires are destroying homes and forcing evacuations in Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Diego counties.

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Dec 08, 2017

Director Bryan Singer sued for sexually assaulting a teenager in 2003
The 'X-Men' and 'The Usual Suspects' director 'categorically denies' the allegations.

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Dec 08, 2017

See how this early winter storm coated the Deep South in a rare snow
It's the same storm that's cranking up to bring as much as a foot of snow to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 08, 2017

How an early winter storm coated the Deep South in a rare snow
It's the same storm that's cranking up to bring the white stuff to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 08, 2017

Fire and fear stretch across Southern California as wildfires rage from Ventura to San Diego
Authorities warned of 'extreme fire behavior' as winds whipped across Southern California.

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Dec 08, 2017

Trump will suspend a rule to limit a pollutant far worse than carbon dioxide
The Trump administration will delay an Obama-era rule limiting methane emissions.

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Dec 08, 2017

Trump travel ban — the 3.0 version — argued at appeals court
The Supreme Court this week allowed the ban to take effect while the litigation continues.

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Dec 08, 2017

Southern California ‘like a war zone' as raging wildfires grow
'We are nowhere near the end of this,' an official warned as new fires emerged across the region.

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Dec 08, 2017

The solar eclipse burned a crescent wound on a woman's retina. She wasn't wearing proper glasses.
'It''s something I have to live with for the rest of my life,' the patient said.

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Dec 08, 2017

Vodka spills on Philadelphia area highway
Poor Tito. Bottles of Tito''s Vodka spilled from a tractor trailer that was carrying a full load onto Interstate 95 near Philadelphia, according to an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Who wants to help with clean up of the Truck?? Check out the cargo!! pic.twitter.com/vPvZbwGePd — Bob Kelly (@bobkellytraffic) December 7, 2017 The crash happened […]

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Dec 08, 2017

Oregon punished an engineer for criticizing red-light cameras. He fought back and won.
A state panel fined an engineer who found flaws in the timing of the cameras.

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Dec 08, 2017

Aspiring journalists at conservative Liberty University see themselves as the antidote to 'fake news'
For journalism students at the prominent conservative evangelical school, a quest to balance Christian truth with journalistic truth.

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Dec 08, 2017

Benghazi juror: Prosecutors overplayed emotional appeal, lacked proof Abu Khattala killed Americans
Juror says in exclusive interview that prosecutors proved that Abu Khattala was present during the attack on the Benghazi compound, but not that he planned or participated in killing four Americans.

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Dec 08, 2017

Body cam captures police dog attacking innocent woman taking out her garbage
A trip to the garbage dumpster ended in a ferocious attack for a St. Paul woman.

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Dec 08, 2017

‘You there fatboy? On a donut break?' Taunting texts to an officer yield a criminal case
Maryland man was pulled over for a ticket, fined and just couldn''t let it rest, court documents say.

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Dec 08, 2017

'As a superintendent, I am gravely concerned. As a parent, I am outraged.'
'Sadly, here in NJ, we have veered sharply from standardized assessments simply having a place to occupying too much space.'

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Dec 08, 2017

Churchill's powerful 'fight on the beaches' speech: The words few people actually heard
As the 'Darkest Hour' debuts in movie theaters, the strange story of how people finally got to listen to Churchill deliver one of history's most stirring speeches.

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Dec 08, 2017

'It was like a war zone': Southern California fires stretch from Ventura to San Diego
Authorities warned of 'extreme fire behavior' as winds whipped across Southern California.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 07, 2017

'It was like a war zone': Fires stretch across Southern California as wildfires roar from Ventura to San Diego
Authorities warned of 'extreme fire behavior' as winds whipped across Southern California.

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Dec 07, 2017

Pickle, family cat of Vice President Pence, dies at 16
'We will all miss Pickle, our very chatty, sweet kitty of 16 years,' Karen Pence tweeted Thursday.

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Dec 07, 2017

Video: Residents return to destroyed homes in Southern California


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Dec 07, 2017

Homeland Security to create new office focused on countering weapons of mass destruction
The group will be led by James McDonnell, who heads DHS''s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.

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Dec 07, 2017

Human disturbance hits narwhals where it hurts — the heart
Disturbed narwhals drop their heart rates from 60 beats a minute to three or four.

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Dec 07, 2017

Albuquerque police officer adopts a homeless addict's baby after a chance on-duty encounter
'This guy wasn't just taking a call, he was changing everybody's life around him,' Albuquerque Police Sgt. Jim Edison said. 'It's so unselfish. I was just humbled.'

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Dec 07, 2017

All I want for Christmas is a gift of a student loan payment
Nearly 70 percent of survey respondents would indeed prefer the generosity of a loan payment made on his or her behalf.

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Dec 07, 2017

'Forgiveness is in my heart,' a bereaved mother told the officer who shot her son in the back
Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager was sentenced in federal court for shooting and killing Walter Scott in 2015.

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Dec 07, 2017

Apparent White House pick to lead census sparks concern about partisanship
Statisticians, civil rights organizations, and former census directors worry a political appointment would threaten the neutrality of the decennial count

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Dec 07, 2017

Fire and fear stretch across Southern California as wildfires roar from Ventura to San Diego
Authorities warned of 'extreme fire behavior' as winds whipped across Southern California.

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Dec 07, 2017

Trump will suspend a rule to limit a pollutant far worse than carbon
The Trump administration will delay an Obama-era rule limiting methane emissions.

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Dec 07, 2017

We were told violent crime rose in 2016. That may not be true.
Just-released evidence paints a more optimistic picture.

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Dec 07, 2017

The attack on Pearl Harbor: Unforgettable photos of the bombing
President Franklin D. Roosevelt called Dec. 7, 1941 'a date which will live in infamy.'

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Dec 07, 2017

Former South Carolina police officer who shot Walter Scott sentenced to 20 years
The former officer took a plea deal this summer to resolve the state and federal charges against him that stemmed from the shooting death of an unarmed black man at a traffic stop.

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Dec 07, 2017

Scientists just found the oldest known black hole, and it's a monster
The discovery could offer clues to the enigmatic early years of the universe. An expert says the object's size is stunning because it existed just 690 million years after the Big Bang, when the universe was just 5 percent of its current age.

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Dec 07, 2017

Fire and fear stretch across Southern California as wildfires roar through communities
Authorities warned of 'extreme fire behavior' as winds whipped across Southern California.

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Dec 07, 2017

2 students killed in shooting at New Mexico high school, authorities say
The shooting occurred early Thursday at Aztec High School, a school with about 1,000 students, near the Colorado border.

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Dec 07, 2017

Surge in gun sales after Sandy Hook led to spike in accidental gun deaths, study says
The new paper tackles one of the biggest questions in gun research: how to measure the relationship between prevalence of guns and deaths.

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Dec 07, 2017

Wildfires rage across Southern California as officials warn of ‘very threatening' conditions
Authorities warned that winds on Thursday could lead to 'extreme fire behavior.'

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Dec 07, 2017

Trump has backed away from regulating methane. Now industry says it will reduce emissions itself.
Some environmental groups say the initiative is too little, too late given the industry''s embrace of the president's deregulatory agenda.

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Dec 07, 2017

Southern California wildfires burn across communities as officials warn of ‘extreme fire danger'
Authorities warned that winds on Thursday could lead to 'extreme fire behavior.'

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Dec 07, 2017

The odd episode of Sam Seder's firing — and rehiring — by MSNBC
A right-wing activist made an issue of the pundit''s old tweet. Later, his bosses realized they had missed its meaning.

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Dec 07, 2017

3 reported dead, 15 injured amid gunfire at New Mexico high school
The shooting occurred early Thursday at Aztec High School, a school with about 1,000 students, near the Colorado border.

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Dec 07, 2017

Cliven Bundy's fight against the feds has roots in interpretation of Mormon scripture
Years before his notorious ranch standoff, Bundy and his neighbor assembled an anthology of Mormon literature, linking the religion to staunch defense of the Constitution.

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Dec 07, 2017

Ex-NFL star Warren Moon denies sexual harassment claims
Lawyer says Hall of Fame quarterback disputes allegations in lawsuit that he forced an assistant to share his bed on business trips.

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Dec 07, 2017

Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics doctor, sentenced to 60 years on child porn charges
Accused of sexual assault by more than 140 women, Nassar will likely spend the rest of his life in prison

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Dec 07, 2017

Raging wildfires tear through Southern California as officials warn of ‘extreme fire danger'
Authorities warned that winds on Thursday could lead to 'extreme fire behavior.'

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Dec 07, 2017

3 people reported dead amid gunfire at New Mexico high school
The shooting occurred early Thursday at Aztec High School.

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Dec 07, 2017

‘Armageddon': Apocalyptic images show the devastation caused by raging Southern California fires
Ferocious, wind-whipped fires are raging across Southern California, destroying homes and forcing evacuations in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

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Dec 07, 2017

Alaska just reported one of the most extreme snowfall rates on record: 10 inches per hour
In the end, 40 inches of heavy wet snow accumulated in just 12 hours.

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Dec 07, 2017

Raging wildfires tear through Southern California as officials warn of increasing danger
Authorities warned that winds on Thursday could lead to 'extreme fire behavior.'

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Dec 07, 2017

They bragged about their 1983 ‘heinous' racial killing for years, prosecutors say
A grand jury on Tuesday indicted Frank Gebhardt, 59, and Bill Moore Sr., 58, in connection with the 1983 cold case killing of a black man, Timothy Coggins.

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Dec 07, 2017

This fighter pilot flew the last mission over Japan in WWII. Then he learned to love his enemy.
Jerry Yellin is among the few World War II veterans still alive to recount their stories.

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Dec 07, 2017

They bragged about their 1983 'heinous' racial killing for years, prosecutors say
A grand jury on Tuesday indicted Frank Gebhardt, 59, and Bill Moore Sr., 58, in connection to the 1983 cold case killing of a black man, Timothy Coggins.

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Dec 07, 2017

Pathologist of 'Concussion' fame accuses Calif. sheriff of mutilating corpses, meddling with investigations
'The sheriff does whatever he feels like doing as the coroner, in total disregard of bioethics,' wrote famed forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu.

Washington Post Nation
Dec 07, 2017

Kim Davis denied his right to marry another man. Now David Ermold is going to run against her.
David Ermold was denied a license to marry his partner in 2015. 'My commitment to Rowan County is to restore professional leadership, fairness and responsibility to the clerk''s office,' Ermold said.

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