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Nov 18, 2018

Today in History for November 19th
Highlights of this day in history: President Abraham Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address; Egypt's Anwar Sadat becomes first Arab leader to visit Israel; Ford halts Edsel production; Bandleader Tommy Dorsey and actress Jodie Foster born. (Nov. 19)         

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Nov 18, 2018

New Jersey couple killed in chain-reaction crash on the way to their wedding
Bride Kathryn M. Schurtz and fiance Joseph D. Kearney died in a crash in Pennsylvania while traveling to their own wedding.         

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Nov 18, 2018

AP Top Stories November 18 P
Here are the top stories for Sunday, November 18th: Trump comments on Saudi role in Khashoggi death; Result reached in Florida Senate recount; A WWII fighter plane crashes; A snow day for a panda in Washington.         

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Nov 18, 2018

What to do about scooters? Officials work on solutions as problems go on
Cities are trying to come up with regulations and new solutions as electric scooters become more accepted as transportation alternatives.         

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Nov 18, 2018

Man shoots buck with two heads. One had been dead for quite a while.
One buck died after fighting with the survivor, but he couldn't disentangle his rack from the dead deer and dragged him around until a head remained.         

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Nov 18, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence ends Asia-Pacific trip with visit to Guam
Vice President Pence arrives on Guam Sunday, visiting service members and their families at Andersen         

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Nov 18, 2018

2 dead in vintage World War II fighter crash
Two people were killed when a vintage World War II fighter plane crashed into the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericksburg, Texas. (Nov. 18)         

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Nov 18, 2018

Colorado dad scheduled to be sentenced for the murder of Shanann Watts, 2 children
Christopher Watts accepted a plea agreement Nov. 6 stipulating that he could not be sentenced to death for killing Shanann, Bella and Celeste.         

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Nov 18, 2018

Gov. Brown: Trump has 'got our back' after California wildfires
President Donald Trump promised "substantial" federal funds in the wake of the horrific fires that have swept the state, Gov. Jerry Brown said Sunday.         

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Nov 18, 2018

Trump stresses Saudi crown prince's denial
President Donald Trump says the crown prince of U.S. ally Saudi Arabia has told him directly that he had nothing to do with the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but Trump says he wonders "will anybody really know." (Nov. 18)         

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Nov 18, 2018

How Trump administration pressure to dump 4-H's LGBT policy led to Iowa leader's firing
The 4-H policy's removal comes amid other moves by the Trump administration to roll back federal protections covering gender identity.         

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Nov 18, 2018

In substance abuse recovery? Here are ways to prepare for Thanksgiving challenges
Experts share tips for recovering addicts on how to cope with the holidays, and share events and meetings in the region.         

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Nov 18, 2018

What to do about scooters? Officials try unique solutions as problems go on
Cities are trying to come up with regulations and new solutions as electric scooters become more accepted as transportation alternatives.         

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Nov 18, 2018

The business of wildfires: 'It's like we're profiting off a disaster, which is very upsetting'
Firefighters need to eat, sleep, go to the bathroom and get clean. Contractors help make that happen. What was seasonal now is almost year round.         

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Nov 17, 2018

'This is very sad to see': Trump surveys California wildfire devastation after 76 killed
Against a smoky, hazy backdrop Saturday, the president visited a burned-out community, which was hardest hit in deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century.         

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Nov 17, 2018

'We just hugged them': Trump meets victims of Thousand Oaks shooting during California wildfire tour
'We just hugged them and we kissed them — and everybody. And it was very warm,' the president said after meeting privately with victims' families.         

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Nov 17, 2018

Trump: Report will confirm who caused Jamal Khashoggi's killing. CIA hasn't come to conclusion.
After a CIA briefing Saturday, the president said, "it's possible" the Saudi crown prince was involved in the death of the Washington Post columnist.         

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Nov 17, 2018

Fire evacuees hopeful, skeptical over Trump visit
Residents who fled the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century expressed hope and skepticism over President Trump's visit to Northern California (Nov. 17)         

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Nov 17, 2018

'It's like total devastation': Trump visits Paradise lost in California fire
The current and incoming governors, both Democrats, welcome the visit, saying it's time "to pull together for the people of California."         

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Nov 17, 2018

Democrat Gillum ends campaign for Fla. governor
Democrat Andrew Gillum says he is ending his hard-fought race for Florida governor and has congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis (Nov. 17)         

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Nov 17, 2018

Man shoots buck with two heads. One had been dead for quite awhile.
One buck died after fighting with the survivor, but he couldn't disentangle his rack from the dead deer and dragged him around until a head remained.         

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Nov 17, 2018

'This was not just about an election cycle': Andrew Gillum concedes in Florida governor's race
Andrew Gillum conceded his race for governor a second and final time Saturday night in Florida's gubernatorial race         

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Nov 17, 2018

Trump sees Calif. wildfire devastation up close
President Donald Trump says he traveled to the heart of California's killer wildfire to fully grasp the scale of the devastation wrought on the landscape (Nov. 17)         

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Nov 17, 2018

Reward offered after dolphin shot in 'brutal, senseless act of aggression'
The corpse of a common dolphin was discovered Nov. 8 in the surf at Manhattan Beach, California, with a bullet hole in its body. The discovery has prompted an investigation and a $10,000 reward.         

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Nov 17, 2018

Trump says he's taking 'a lot of things into consideration' on Khashoggi's killing. What could the US do next?
President Donald Trump spoke on Saturday with his CIA chief and top diplomat about the spy agency's assessment that the Saudi crown prince ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.         

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Nov 17, 2018

'It's like total devastation': Trump visits Paradise lost by California fire
The current and incoming governors, both Democrats, welcome the visit, saying it's time "to pull together for the people of California."         

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Nov 17, 2018

Trump views wildfire damage in California
President Trump was greeted by California Governor Jerry Brown and Governor-elect Gavin Newsom as he arrived at Beale Air Force Base in California.         

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Nov 17, 2018

Trump talks to CIA about Jamal Khashoggi killing
President Donald Trump spoke on Saturday with his CIA chief and top diplomat about the spy agency's assessment of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.         

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Nov 17, 2018

School with major chickenpox outbreak has high vaccination exemption rate
The Asheville Waldorf School in North Carolina has the state's largest chickenpox outbreak since a vaccine for the virus became available more than 20 years ago. The school has one of the highest vaccination exemption rates in the state.         

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Nov 17, 2018

Trump arrives in California to tour fire areas
President Donald Trump arrives in California to tour the devastation caused from the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century (Nov. 17)         

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Nov 17, 2018

Trump in California to view fire devastation he blamed on forest mismanagement
The current and incoming governors, both Democrats, welcome the visit, saying it's time "to pull together for the people of California."         

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Nov 17, 2018

Dog found 'protecting the only house left on the block' after Camp Fire in Paradise
Ella the border collie was found in Paradise, California, with burned paws, 'protecting' a house that survived the Camp Fire's destruction.         

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Nov 17, 2018

Brian Kemp congratulates Stacey Abrams, says he's moving on
Republican Brian Kemp congratulates Democrat Stacey Abrams on a hard-fought campaign for Georgia governor, but says it's time to put the race behind him and focus on leading the state (Nov. 17)         

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Nov 17, 2018

Viral video: Mom overjoyed as cops ticket slew of vehicles for passing stopped school bus
The Florida deputies from the Pasco Sheriff's office stopped traffic to pull over numerous vehicles for passing a stopped school bus on Wednesday.         

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Nov 17, 2018

Trump to visit Calif. fire scene as deaths rise
President Donald Trump heads to Northern California to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century (Nov. 17)         

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Nov 17, 2018

Woolsey Fire destroys 'Westworld' location
Paramount Ranch, a popular western-themed park for movie and television productions, was one of the causalities of the Woolsey Fire.         

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Nov 17, 2018

Trump to view California fire devastation he blamed on forest mismanagement
The current and incoming governors, both Democrats, welcome the visit, saying it's time 'to pull together for the people of California.'         

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Nov 17, 2018

For Amanda Knox, a long road
        

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Nov 17, 2018

Migrants' makeshift shelter in Tijuana short on bathrooms, food, many say
As migrants continue arriving in Tijuana, officials are playing catch-up, trying to provide shelter and food for the caravan.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Man who raped dying teen, texted explicit pictures will serve less than 3 years
Family members of Alyssa Noceda called Brian Varela's sentence 'a joke.' The judge said Washington state's sentencing guidelines constrained her.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Kellyanne Conway's husband: Trump administration is a 'dumpster fire'
George Conway, the husband to Kellyanne one of the president's closest advisers, went into depth about his views on the president.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Ford recalls new Explorer, Expedition, Navigator, Nautilus, Super Duty
Ford issues safety recalls for the new Ford Explorer, Ford Expedition, Ford Super Duty, Lincoln Navigator and Lincoln Nautilus.         

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Nov 16, 2018

CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's killing: reports
The CIA has concluded in an assessment that Saudi Arabia's crown prince ordered the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, according to reports         

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Nov 16, 2018

Palm Beach prioritizes races to get recount done
Palm Beach County Election board announced it prioritized the order it would continue its recount focusing on the Senate race first to meet the Sunday deadline. (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Tests for Lyme disease don't work well enough to diagnose illness early, federal panel says
'Hopefully, it breaks this gridlock that we have on Lyme disease,' said Pat Smith, a member of the panel and founder of the Lyme Disease Association.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Troops fortify US-Mexico border with razor wire
As hundreds of exhausted people in a caravan of Central American asylum seekers reached the U.S. border in Mexico on Friday, American troops worked to fortify the fence and port of entry separating the two countries with strands of razor wire. (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' film hits theaters
More than 40 years after it was filmed, a documentary detailing the making of Aretha Franklin's groundbreaking and best-selling album "Amazing Grace" has been released. (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Inside the Camp Fire perimeter, these residents faced the inferno. Now, they're staying put.
Among the ruined neighborhoods and towns once home to the estimated 52,000 forced to escape the Camp Fire, you'll find surprising signs of life.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Frank Grillo explores international fight cultures in 'FightWorld'
Most travelers to new places usually aren't looking for a fight. Frank Grillo definitely is in his new Netflix series "Fightworld." (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

US, Ukraine discuss Russia, security matters
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed economic and security matters with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin in Washington Friday. Pompeo told reporters, "We will never accept Russia's attempted annexation of Crimea. (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Stacey Abrams says she will sue over Georgia election
Democrat Stacey Abrams says she will file a federal lawsuit to challenge the "gross mismanagement" of Georgia elections. (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Did President Trump make a sex joke about the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia?
Amid introducing those honored with the Medal of Freedom, President Trump seemed to include a joke about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's sex life.         

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Nov 16, 2018

AP Top Stories Nov. 16 P
Here's the latest for Friday, November 16th: CNN Reporter Jim Acosta received his White House credentials back; President Trump said he answered written qestions from Robert Mueller; Florida begins manual ballot recount; FAO Schwarz reopens in New York.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Brandon Micheal Hall goes from 'God Friended Me' to 'The Mayor'
Brandon Micheal Hall talks about his new series "God Friended Me" and what he learned from the cancellation of "The Mayor." (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Georgia governor election: Democrat Stacey Abrams acknowledges defeat
Democrat Stacey Abrams, trailing Republican Brian Kemp in the race for Georgia governor, acknowledged defeat on Friday.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Clergy demand investigation into guard's shooting
A group of clergy and activists are calling for an independent investigation into a bar security guard's fatal shooting by a suburban Chicago police officer. (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Wildfire evacuees mixed on upcoming Trump visit
Wildfire evacuees expressed mixed feelings about President Donald Trump's planned visit to Northern California where a massive wildfire has killed at least 63 people and destroyed nearly 10,000 homes. (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

NYC mayor 'frustrated' by snowstorm
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he understands why people are frustrated that city officials were caught off guard by a snowstorm that caused major problems. De Blasio said the city will do a full audit into what happened. (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Brandon Michael Hall goes from 'God Friended Me' to 'The Mayor'
Brandon Michael Hall discusses his new sitcom "God Friended Me" and what he learned from cancellation of "The Mayor." (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Brandon Michael Hall discusses new sitcom "God Friended Me"
Brandon Michael Hall discusses new sitcom "God Friended Me" and what he learned from cancellation of "The Mayor"         

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Nov 16, 2018

A view of Earth from space brings unifying moment to year of turmoil
Americans were aching for moments of unity and triumph in the midst of chaos in 1968. The race to the moon helped provide those moments.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Trump awards 'extraordinary Americans' with honors
President Donald Trump has recognized seven "extraordinary Americans" with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It's the highest honor America gives a civilian. Recipients included doctor and Republican Party donor Miriam Adelson. (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Toy store FAO Schwarz makes its NYC return
Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz is making a return to New York City. A new FAO opened Friday in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center. (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Nancy Pelosi meets with her potential rival, Marcia Fudge
Nancy Pelosi met privately Friday with her top potential rival for House speaker, Rep. Marcia Fudge, who said the two had a frank and open discussion, including "the feeling in the caucus of people who are feeling left out and left behind." (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

From Australia to Wisconsin, family moves to help autistic son with one-of-a-kind school
The program presupposes that all autistic students can learn.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Jim Acosta; 'This was a test and we passed the test'
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta says all he wants to do is go back to work covering "the guy in there," referring to President Donald Trump. Acosta said the court case to get credentials back 'was a test and we passed the test' (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Alcohol is killing more people, and younger. The biggest increases are among women
From 2007 to 2017, the number of deaths attributable to alcohol increased 35 percent. The death rate rose 24 percent. Deaths among women rose 67 percent.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Jemel Roberson: Family demands police release name of cop who shot black security guard
An attorney for the partner of the black security guard shot to death by a suburban Chicago police officer called on investigators to release the officer's name.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Community mourns North Carolina teacher authorities say was killed by Mexican cartel
Patrick Braxton-Andrew was killed in late October by a criminal organization which Mexican officials identified as the Sinaloa cartel.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Acosta; 'This was a test and we passed the test'
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta says all he wants to do is go back to work covering "the guy in there," referring to President Donald Trump. Acosta said the court case to get credentials back 'was a test and we passed the test' (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Donald Trump: I answered Robert Mueller's questions very easily
President Donald Trump says he has answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller but hasn't yet submitted them. Trump told reporters Friday he answered the questions "very easily" but added, "you have to always be careful." (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Donald Trump signs act creating cybersecurity agency
US President Donald Trump signed an act on Friday creating a national cybersecurity agency designed to protect the nation's infrastructure. (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange could see charges
The DOJ inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting they have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal. Any charges could shed light on whether Russia coordinated with Trump's campaign.(Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Trump: Reporters must 'behave' in the White House
President Donald Trump says his staff is "writing up rules and regulations" for reporters after a judge ordered the administration to restore credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta. (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

WikiLeaks chief Assange could see charges
The DOJ inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting they have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal. Any charges could shed light on whether Russia coordinated with Trump's campaign.(Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Trump signs act creating cybersecurity agency
US President Donald Trump signed an act on Friday creating a national cybersecurity agency designed to protect the nation's infrastructure. (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Trump: I answered Mueller's questions very easily
President Donald Trump says he has answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller but hasn't yet submitted them. Trump told reporters Friday he answered the questions "very easily" but added, "you have to always be careful." (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Fireball lights up night sky over Texas
Dozens of people reported seeing a fireball as it streaked across the sky over Central Texas. The non-profit American Meteor Society says it was also seen from Louisiana and Oklahoma. (Nov.16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Drunk lady allegedly tried to steal a live lobster out of tank
There's only one rule you must follow when you go to Red Lobster, don't try to steal the lobsters as one customer allegedly tried to do!         

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Nov 16, 2018

Live stream: President Donald Trump awards Medal of Freedom to 7 legends
President Donald Trump will award the nation's highest civilian honor to seven icons, past and present. USA TODAY will provide live coverage.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Inside the meticulous work of fire investigations: 'It's not like CSI on TV'
Even before questions are asked about the cause of a fire, investigators are at the scene, and they solve more than 70 percent of the cases.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Northeast snowstorm cripples commute
The first snowfall of the season lingered Friday in the Northeast leaving thousands of exhausted commuters. (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Chris Christie joins everybody else in attacking New Jersey governor about snow commute
No stranger to storm troubles and traffic jams himself, Chris Christie piles on current New Jersey governor over long snowstorm commute.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Violence breaks out as first wave of migrant caravan arrives in Tijuana, Mexico
Fights broke out between local Mexican residents and migrants on the beach overnight, as the caravan piles up in Tijuana.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposes controversial changes to campus sexual misconduct rules, narrowing definition of sexual harassment
Betsy DeVos' proposal would replace Obama-era guidelines she scrapped last year, saying they were unfair to students accused of sexual misconduct.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Judge: White House must return CNN's Acosta's pass
A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Alcohol is killing more people, and younger. The heaviest increases are among women
From 2007 to 2017, the number of deaths attributable to alcohol increased 35 percent. The death rate rose 24 percent. Deaths among women rose 67 percent.         

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Nov 16, 2018

'Like driving on an ice rink': These New York-area commutes were a nightmare
The winter storm appeared to catch officials off guard, leaving commuters stranded and wondering why so little was done to prepare.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Do you feel like 2018 was 'toxic'? Oxford English Dictionary says its the word of the year
Oxford Dictionaries attempt to capture the zeitgeist with one word each year. In 2018, that word was "toxic."         

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Nov 16, 2018

The day in pictures
        

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Nov 16, 2018

US court filing hints at possible charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
It was not immediately clear what charges Assange, who has been holed up for years in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for years, might face.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Kellie Pickler brings Christmas in July to Graceland
Country star Kellie Pickler battled with humidity in July to shoot her new Hallmark film, "Christmas at Graceland," which was shot at Elvis Presley's home in Memphis. (Nov. 16)         

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Nov 16, 2018

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules, narrowing definition of sexual harassment
Betsy DeVos' proposal would replace Obama-era guidelines she scrapped last year, saying they were unfair to students accused of sexual misconduct.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Batkid saved us 5 years ago. His cancer is still in remission today.
Miles Scott, the Make-A-Wish recipient who became Batkid in San Francisco for a day, has seen reduced signs of the blood cancer each year since he donned the cape and cowl in 2013.         

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Nov 16, 2018

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke blasts the movement for ignoring poor women
'The #MeToo movement has forgotten us,' Tarana Burke said of black, Hispanic and Native American women. 'Stop giving your power away to white folks.'         

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Nov 16, 2018

November political cartoons from the USA TODAY Network
Gannett's cartoonists from across the country draw their takes on news and politics.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Heil Hitler, Heil Trump' shouted from 'Fiddler on the Roof' balcony
Witnesses say the anti-Semitic cries prompted people at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre to run for exits and sparked fear that the man could begin shooting. Police say the man's words are considered protected free speech so he wasn't arrested.         

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Nov 16, 2018

America's Islamic Heritage Museum gives 'untold history'
America's Islamic Heritage Museum begins in the 1500s and explores the contributions of American Muslims through the 21st century.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Stacey Abrams prepares push for new Georgia governor vote
Stacey Abrams' campaign and legal team is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor's race that could leave the state's Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of voting.         

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Nov 16, 2018

Meet Smoke, the unofficial mayor of Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. And yes, he's a turkey
A local turkey named Smoke, often found in an Ashwaubenon neighborhood, is making quite a name for himself.         

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