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Firefighters need at least 2 more weeks to contain Camp Fire, but rain forecast may offer relief

Rain expected early next week could help shorten the battle but would also complicate the search for more bodies.

Supreme Court to hear case on Trump administration plan to add citizenship question to 2020 Census

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The Supreme Court agreed Friday to weigh in on the dispute over the Trump administration's plan to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census.

Alcohol is killing more people, and younger. The biggest increases are among women

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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.

President Trump to nominate former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as head of Environmental Protection Agency

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Environmental groups are expected to oppose President Trump's choice of acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler as the permanent head of the agency.

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Betsy DeVos' sexual assault rules draw ire from survivors, echo recent court rulings

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"I truly can’t imagine the overwhelming fear that facing him with the possibility of interrogation would bring," one of the Larry Nassar survivors said.

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta heads 'back to work' after judge orders White House to restore his press credential

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A federal judge ordered the White House on Friday to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press badge, which had been revoked Nov. 7.

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Donald Trump says he has answered Robert Mueller's questions, but hasn't submitted them yet

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Donald Trump did not detail his answers, but has repeatedly denied collusion with Russians who sought to influence the 2016 election.

How a selfie saved a Texas man from 99 years in prison

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In 2017, Christopher Precopia was charged with a felony he knew he hadn't committed.

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposes controversial changes to campus sexual misconduct rules, narrowing definition of sexual harassment

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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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What you don't know about America's Islamic heritage

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The history of Muslim immigration to the United States stretches back hundreds of years.

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Recount battles, CNN credential clash, Presidential Medal of Freedom: 5 things to know Friday

Recount battles, CNN credential clash, Elvis gets a Medal and more things to start your day.

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North Korea tests new 'ultramodern tactical weapon' amid stalled diplomatic efforts

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the successful testing of a “newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon,” state media reported Friday.

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Latin Grammys: Will Smith and Marc Anthony’s rocking performance, other moments you missed

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If you didn’t tune in for the Latin Grammys on Univision, you missed some stellar performances, dance-worthy music and funky fashion.

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California fire crews notch progress as weather cools and calms; Camp Fire death toll up to 63

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Fire crews wrangling with the most lethal blaze in California history are getting a welcome boost: Cooler, calmer weather.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first days in Congress: Treated as intern, clothing criticized

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first two days in the nation's capital have been an adventure. The 29-year-old is the youngest Congresswoman ever elected.

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Celebs react to death of model Kim Porter, Diddy's former girlfriend and the mother of his children

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Model Kim Porter had an on-again, off-again relationship with Diddy that spanned a decade. The pair called it quits in 2007, but have 3 kids together.

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Florida's still counting ballots. Thousands. By hand.

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The beginning of the end for robocalls, the FDA's new move on vaping and Florida's recount mess. Here's what to know from Thursday's top stories.

Hand recount ordered in Florida Senate race, but not governor race where margin is too wide

The statewide machine recount is complete and a hand recount of disputed ballots now begins in two races: U.S. Senate and agriculture commissioner.

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With Florida recount over, Andrew Gillum's last chance to become governor rests with the courts

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Despite a recount that ended with Republican Ron DeSantis up on Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democrat is not conceding and hoping for court wins.

Violence breaks out as first wave of migrant caravan arrives in Tijuana, Mexico

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Fights broke out between local Mexican residents and migrants on the beach overnight, as the caravan piles up in Tijuana.

Thursday, Nov 15

While Kemp's campaign says 'election is over;' Abrams' campaign claims 'major victory' following federal judge's ruling

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A federal judge’s ruling Wednesday night energized the campaigns of both Georgia gubernatorial candidates but didn’t bring resolution to a bitter race that stretched into its second week.

Email reveals Florida Democratic official pushed election forms with altered deadlines

Florida Democrats launched plan to give voters altered forms to fix absentee ballots after state deadline in hopes a judge would allow them to count.

Latin Grammys, Thousand Oaks shooting memorial service, Florida recount: 5 things to know Thursday

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The 2018 Latin Grammy Awards, lawsuits pile up ahead of Florida's recount deadline and more things to know to start your Thursday morning.

Michael Avenatti arrested in Los Angeles, denies domestic violence accusations

Michael Avenatti, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump who rose to prominence as the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, was arrested and booked on a felony domestic violence charge on Wednesday.

Wednesday, Nov 14

Feds find 'blatant disregard' for veteran safety at VA nursing home among the nation's worst

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Federal investigators found nurses asleep on the job at a VA nursing home. The VA releases updated ratings for its nursing homes nationwide.

DOJ: Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker 'unquestionably' authorized to lead department

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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is "unquestionably" authorized to head the Justice Department despite the lack of Senate confirmation, the department said

'Super Earth' discovered in orbit around a nearby star

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A 'Super Earth' – a planet much bigger and colder than our world – has been discovered in orbit around a nearby star, scientists announced Wednesday.

'Unprecedented' Camp Fire's death toll rises again, to 48

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Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea announced the grim news during a press conference, acknowledging the "very, very difficult task" of trying to find bodies in charred homes could mean that residents will eventually be the ones to discover…

Tuesday, Nov 13

Amazon is finally delivering its prime locations for HQ2

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Amazon is promising lots of new jobs and investment money. Will it deliver on making their new homes better?

President Trump blames Secret Service for canceling cemetery trip in France

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Trump took heat back home after the White House announced Saturday it had canceled a trip to a cemetery because of rain.

'Want to live in a war zone?' California homeowners face ruin after wildfires

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Thousands of wildfire-evacuated Californians face financially and emotionally difficult years ahead as they begin rebuilding their homes.

Camp Fire death toll reaches 42, deadliest wildfire in California history

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Santa Ana winds roaring across Southern California and similarly stiff gusts to the north hindered the efforts of firefighters on Monday.

Monday, Nov 12

The world lost a 'superhero' today: Stan Lee

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It’s Monday and news still has not slowed down following the midterm elections. No worries, we’re here to get you all caught up — quickly.

Legendary Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee dies at 95

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Stan Lee, the cultural icon responsible for many of Marvel’s most popular superheroes in comic books and movies, died at the age of 95.

'Like Dante's Inferno': Camp Fire equals deadliest wildfire in California history

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Firefighters battled winds and parched conditions Sunday in their herculean struggle against historic blazes that have killed 25 people in California.

Macron rebukes nationalism at World War I event

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PARIS – Bells tolled across France and Europe on Sunday, as President Donald Trump and other global leaders gathered to mourn the dead of World War I and heed the harsh lessons designed to prevent future conflict – perhaps including Trump…

Sunday, Nov 11

World War I was not the 'war to end all war,' but it was the beginning of the end

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The worst prediction of the past century – that World War I was "the war to end all war" – looks better in this one.

Here's the biggest news you missed this weekend

From still-growing wildfires in California to All-Star NBA trades, here's everything you need to know from this weekend.

'Like the gates of hell opened up': Thousands fled Paradise ahead of Camp Fire

Authorities say at least five people died in their vehicles, and another three were found outside.

Recount ordered in Florida's Senate, governor races

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Days after the election, no winner has been declared in Florida's closely-watched governor and senate races. The state said there will be a recount.