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'What Took A Lifetime To Accumulate ... Was Incinerated In Minutes'

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:38

For those who have survived the deadly fires in Northern and Southern California, the escape was just the beginning. Now, they face the daunting task of rebuilding the lives they made.

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William Goldman, Writer Behind 'Butch Cassidy,' 'Princess Bride,' Dies At 87

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:39

Goldman had a successful literary career before he turned to Hollywood, where he made an indelible mark — as the writer of beloved movies as well as a best-selling guide to screenwriting.

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Judge Rules In Favor Of CNN, Temporarily Restores Correspondent's Credential

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:53

In the first legal battle between Trump and the news media, a federal judge sided with CNN and ordered the White House to immediately restore Jim Acosta's press pass.

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Why Ford Is Getting Into The Scooter Business

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:03

Money is going a lot of different ways in the car industry. Experts say companies are investing in new technology simply because they don't want to be left behind.

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Education Dept. Proposes Enhanced Protection For Students Accused Of Sexual Assault

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:52

Among the significant changes is that schools can make it harder to prove allegations. Instead of only a "preponderance of the evidence," schools could now demand "clear and convincing evidence."

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More Than 600 People Now Missing In California's Deadliest Fire

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:40

The list of missing in Northern California's Camp Fire has ballooned to 631 from more than 100 late Wednesday. But that number may include people who escaped and don't know they're being searched for.

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Court Filing Suggests Prosecutors May Be Preparing Charges Against Julian Assange

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:36

The document, part of an unrelated case, notes it's important "to keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged." The Justice Department says the WikiLeaks founder's name was used in error.

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Michelle Obama's Miscarriage Story May Help Other Women Share Theirs

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 05:01

A memoir from the former first lady is bringing fresh attention to miscarriages and could help illuminate and normalize the common loss of a pregnancy.

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Viva Las Vegas: Elvis, Adelson To Be Honored With Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 05:00

President Trump is awarding the nation's highest civilian honor to seven people Friday, including Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth and GOP megadonor Miriam Adelson.

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Pyongyang To Deport American Who Entered North Korea Illegally

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 04:42

The man, identified as Bruce Byron Lowrance, reportedly entered North Korea from China last month. His quick release is seen as a conciliatory gesture aimed at maintaining ties with Washington.

Verdict On Khmer Rouge Leaders Is First To Officially Acknowledge Regime's Genocide

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 03:30

Nuon Chea, 92, who was the No. 2 leader of the Khmer Rouge from 1975-1979 and Khieu Samphan, the 87-year-old former head of state of the brutal regime, were found guilty of genocide and other crimes.

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Kentucky Kroger Shooting Suspect Charged With Federal Hate Crimes

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 23:41

The grand jury indictment alleges Gregory Bush shot and killed two African-Americans "because of their race and color." The Justice Department has not decided if it will seek the death penalty.

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New Jersey Couple's GoFundMe Campaign To Help Homeless Man 'Was Predicated On a Lie'

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 19:28

Katelyn McClure, Mark D'Amico and Johnny Bobbitt Jr. were charged with second degree theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception on Thursday. They could get 10 years in prison.

Watch Elton John Get Worse At The Piano In Time-Traveling Christmas Ad

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 19:03

The British department store chain John Lewis & Partners is famous for its heart-wrenching Christmas ads. This year's edition features a very famous musician and a life-altering gift.

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Plan Stalls To Repatriate Rohingya Refugees

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 18:28

Bangladesh has stressed that it will not repatriate anyone against their will. The plan sparked protests among some refugees, while others reportedly hid within refugee camps.

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Police In Many U.S. Cities Fail To Track Murdered, Missing Indigenous Women

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:46

Seattle-based researchers examined the disappearances and murders of Native American women in 71 U.S. cities. They found information on 506 documented cases — and huge, troubling gaps in the data.

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Roy Clark, 'Hee Haw' Host And Country Music Ambassador, Dies At 85

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 15:33

The singer and multi-instrumentalist, known for his fleet guitar work and big smile, began his career as a teenaged prodigy and rose to become a regular presence in the living rooms of America.

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There's Growing Fear The Ebola Outbreak In Congo Could Get Much Worse

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:41

It's already the biggest outbreak in Congo's history. And Dr. Pierre Rollin of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says by many measures it's as if they're stuck at square one.

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After The Fire, The Town Of Paradise Lies In An Ashy Quiet

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:52

Mayor Jody Jones estimates 90 percent of the residential structures were destroyed in California's Camp Fire. Crews search for those who may have perished in neighborhoods now marked by silence.

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Ranked-Choice Voting Delivers Another Victory To House Democrats

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:49

Democrats have now gained 35 seats and could as many as 39 seats as counting continues in close races around the country. There will be no Republicans from New England in the U.S. House next year.

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