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LAPD Investigating Accusation Of 2013 Rape By Harvey Weinstein

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Weinstein has been dogged by a litany of allegations of sexual misconduct ever since the New York Times reported earlier this month that he has paid off accusers for decades.

California Wildfires Leave Seasonal Agricultural Workers In Limbo

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The devastating wildfires in Northern California and killed scores of people and left thousands homeless. They've also left many seasonal agricultural workers without jobs or income.

Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined

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Researchers looked at the combined effects of air, water and soil pollution on global health to come up with an annual toll.

Holes In The Plot: Suspect Loses Bet With Cops, Turns Himself In — With Doughnuts

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A wanted man made a bet with police on Facebook: If they could get 1,000 shares, he'd turn himself in — and bring doughnuts. They did it. And eventually, police posted photos of his promise kept.

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After Ikea Dresser Recall, Another Toddler Reportedly Died In Tip-Over

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Last June Ikea recalled millions of dressers over the risk of tip-over accidents. But the parents of Jozef Dudek, who was crushed by a Malm dresser this May, were not aware of the recall, lawyers say.

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Forecasters Predict Warmer-Than-Average Winter In Majority Of U.S.

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The La Niña weather pattern is likely to develop, boosting snowfall in the Great Lakes and northern Rockies and lowering snowfall in the Mid-Atlantic.

Taliban Attack Nearly Wipes Out Afghan Army Base

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Just two Afghan soldiers at a base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province were left uninjured. At least 43 were killed. This week, more than 120 people were killed by the militant group.

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Trump Says Administration's Response To Hurricane In Puerto Rico A '10'

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After meeting with the island's governor and the FEMA administrator, the president said things on the island were already pretty rough but he praised residents for their spirit.

WATCH: Kelly Denounces Congresswoman's Public Account Of Trump's Call With Widow

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"I just thought the selfless devotion that brings a man or woman to die on the battlefield, I just thought that that might be sacred," said chief of staff John Kelly, a Gold Star father.

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Sure, There's A Health Care Deal. That Doesn't Mean It Can Pass

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Opposition from conservatives and waffling support from President Trump remain serious hurdles for the first-ever bipartisan legislation affecting the Affordable Care Act.

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George W. Bush Slams 'Bigotry,' Politics Of Populism That Led To Trump, Sanders

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The former president made the remarks at a forum put on by his namesake center. "To renew our country, we only need to remember our values," the 43rd president said.

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Court Puts A Hold On Order That Approved Undocumented Teen's Abortion

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The minor, who is being referred to as Jane Doe, has obtained a judge's permission to have an abortion. But the Department of Health and Human Services has refused to allow her to visit a clinic.

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After 55 Years, Target Will Finally Open A Store In Vermont

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The news prompted a "Breaking News" banner on the local paper's website. As they're saying over at Vermont Public Radio: "This is not a drill."

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30-Foot Border Wall Prototypes Erected In San Diego Borderlands

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While the mockups are massive, it's anybody's guess whether they'll ever get built.

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Xi Jinping's War On Poverty Moves Millions Of Chinese Off The Farm

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Remote mountain villages where residents lived in poverty are being cleared, with villagers being given new apartments in the city. But finding work may be a challenge for some of the former farmers.

President Of Rio's 2016 Olympic Bid Is Charged With Corruption

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Former Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman is charged with helping to run a criminal organization. The evidence includes undeclared assets in the form of 16 gold bars.

Iditarod Sled Dogs Test Positive For Banned Substance

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At the end of this year's annual run to Nome, Alaska, several dogs from a single team tested positive for a banned pain killer, the race board says.

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Spain Moves To Strip Catalonia's Regional Autonomy

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Spain was preparing to impose direct rule over semi-autonomous Catalonia after the region's leader Carles Puigdemont declined to categorically renounce an independence referendum.

Administration Sends Mixed Signals On State Health Insurance Waivers

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When states applied for waivers from Obamacare rules to reduce premiums and strengthen their insurance markets, they didn't get the answers they wanted, prompting some to suggest a conspiracy.

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Quebec Enacts 'Religious Neutrality Law' To Curb Full-Face Veils In Public

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The bill, passed by the province's legislature, would effectively ban face coverings worn by Muslim women at any time they are giving or receiving public service.

Thursday, Oct 19

Federal Judge Orders Government To Allow Abortion For Teenager In The U.S. Illegally

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The case pits the Trump administration and anti-abortion groups against civil libertarians and immigrant rights advocates.

Declassified Files Lay Bare U.S. Knowledge Of Mass Murders In Indonesia

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The Indonesian military systematically killed at least half a million people in the 1960s. Documents released Tuesday show U.S. officials knew about it from the start — and stood by as it unfolded.

Emoluments Hearing Hints At What May Be At Stake: Trump's Tax Returns

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If a federal judge lets the plaintiffs proceed with their lawsuit against the president, the next step would give them access to some of his financial documents — perhaps including tax returns.

Wednesday, Oct 18

Draft Of Health Care Bill Addresses Trump Concerns About 'Bailouts' For Insurers

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A draft of the bipartisan legislation obtained by NPR would restore subsidies to insurance companies to assist low-income consumers and require them to go to consumers as rebates.

Federal Judge In Maryland Blocks Trump's Latest Travel Ban Attempt

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The plaintiffs "have established that they are likely to succeed on the merits," District Judge Theodore Chuang wrote in dealing another setback to the Trump administration.

Houston Reservoirs Have Finally Discharged All Of Hurricane Harvey's Floodwater

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In late August, Hurricane Harvey brought record rainfall to Houston. In mid-October, the city's two large federal reservoirs are finally back to empty.

Amazon Studios Exec Roy Price Resigns Following Harassment Allegations

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Price was suspended last week after producer Isa Hackett, who works on the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle, said he had "repeatedly and persistently" propositioned her.

Tuesday, Oct 17

Trump Warns Against 'Bailouts' For Insurance Companies In Bipartisan Health Care Deal

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The deal from the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate health committee is aimed at stabilizing insurance markets. The president had encouraged the short-term fix on Tuesday.

Fallen Soldier's Mother Says Trump Disrespected Her Son And Family

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The controversy began with a question about the president's lack of response to the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger. It took another turn on Wednesday with a dispute over his comments to a widow.

Federal Judge In Hawaii Blocks Trump's Third Attempt At Travel Ban

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President Trump's third executive order restricting travel from some countries to the U.S. was to go into effect on Wednesday. The judge didn't rule on the limits affecting North Korea and Venezuela.

How The NRA Uses Its Political Clout: An Early Lesson In Oklahoma

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Rep. Mike Synar, a Democrat, had the National Rifle Association's backing in 1980. But by 1994, his positions had changed, and so had the NRA's. Here's how the group worked to defeat him.

Monday, Oct 16

Harvey Weinstein Case Highlights Pitfalls Of Workplace Harassment Claims

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Most employers have policies on reporting sexual harassment, and human resource officials are required to investigate those claims. But those filing the complaints can face obstacles, experts say.

Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Desertion, Misconduct

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban from 2009 to 2014 after leaving his base in Afghanistan, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior.

Iraqi Troops Enter Kirkuk, Seeking To Take Oil-Rich Area Back From Kurds

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Kurdish media outlets quoted the Peshmerga General Command as calling the attack "a flagrant declaration of war against the nation of Kurdistan."

Catalan Leader Triggers Showdown With Spain Over Independence

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Catalonia's President Carles Puigdemont failed to clarify the region's stand on independence in a letter to Spain's prime minister — a move that Madrid has threatened will end the region's autonomy.

Sunday, Oct 15

Bombing In Somalia Kills Hundreds; Death Toll Expected To Rise

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In the Somali capital of Mogadishu, funerals have begun for those killed in Saturday's truck bombing. Officials caution the death would continue to rise from the nation's worst-ever attack.

Austria Election: Center-Right Party Head Likely Next Prime Minister

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No party won a majority in Austria's national election but Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, 31, is poised to head the government following upcoming coalition government negotiations.

As She Evacuated Patients From The Hospital, Her Home Burned

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On extremely short notice, two hospitals had to evacuate all their patients as wildfires spread rapidly through Santa Rosa, Calif., last Sunday and Monday. One nurse on duty tells her story.