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'Most inhumane and vicious crime': No parole — ever — for dad who killed pregnant wife, 2 kids

Christopher Watts took a plea deal after a doorbell camera, other evidence showed he 'flat-out' lied to Colorado investigators, prosecutors said.

Trump said Finland prevents wildfires by 'raking' the forest. Finns say it's #RakeNews

Finland's President Sauli Niinisto did not recall telling President Donald Trump that his country rakes its forest floor.

The US knows how to address its drinking problem, but proven fixes are hard to sell

When officials wanted to reduce deaths from tobacco, they spoke of cancer risks, pushed for public bans and raised taxes. On alcohol, the way forward is less clear

Jeep Wrangler drivers report 'death wobble' on highways

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says the Jeep Wrangler issue is not a safety problem. It can arise when certain vehicles hit a bump at highway speeds.

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Customs and Border Protection reopens most vehicle lanes heading into California border crossing

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About 100,000 people, including 40,000 vehicles, legally enter through the border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana.

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Ford wants to get rid of that new-car smell. Here's why.

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Customer satisfaction studies show Chinese car consumers really hate the new-car smell. Ford has applied for an anti-odor patent.

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President Trump's conservative court shift may slow down as liberal judges avoid retirement

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President Donald Trump's record pace at filling federal appeals court vacancies over the past two years may be approaching a roadblock.

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White House tells Jim Acosta his suspension may be permanent after restraining order expires

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The Trump administration plans to again revoke Acosta's press credentials after a restraining order imposed Friday by a federal judge expires.

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Nissan's Carlos Ghosn fired, arrested over alleged income misconduct

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Nissan said an investigation based on a whistleblower report found Carlos Ghosn had falsified reports on his compensation "over many years."

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Former Cowboys linebacker Jeff Rohrer marries partner

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Jeff Rohrer, a former NFL linebacker, is the first known NFL player to marry a man.

Retired Admiral McRaven repeats: Trump's media attacks 'greatest threat to our democracy'

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"I stand by my comment that the President's attack on the media is the greatest threat to our democracy in my lifetime," McRaven said.

‘Nothing short of horrifying:’ Veterans' groups demand fixes at VA nursing homes

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Six veterans’ groups are calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve care at VA nursing homes after USA TODAY and Boston Globe reports.

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One in five Army generals could not deploy for medical reasons in 2016, data show

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One in five Army generals could not deploy in 2016 for medical reasons. Overdue medical and dental exams were the main culprits.

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5 things you need to know Monday

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From the migrant caravan to the Chiefs-Rams game and "Fantastic Beasts" at the box office, here's the biggest news to start your day.

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Fleeing Venezuela, migrants flood Colombia amid region’s worst humanitarian crisis in decades

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Venezuelan migrants have flooded across the Colombian border fleeing rampant hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages under the Maduro regime

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Orange is the new blue: California Democrats sweep 7 House seats in former GOP stronghold

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California's Orange County, for decades a GOP stronghold, won't have any Republican U.S. Representatives after the Democrats swept its seven seats.

Protesters march against migrant caravan in Tijuana, chanting ‘yes to migrants, no to invaders!’

Protesters marched against migrant caravan in Tijuana, chanting ‘yes to migrants, no to invaders!’

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Mel B opens up about suicide attempt with 200 pills: 'My life is a mess and I want out'

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In her memoir, the former Spice Girl admitted taking "nearly 200 aspirin pills" in an attempt to escape her tumultuous marriage to Stephen Belafonte.

Here's the biggest news you missed this weekend

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From Trump's visit to the Camp Fire devastation to Condoleezza Rice's potential as the Browns' head coach, here's what to know from the weekend.

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Florida recount: Sen. Bill Nelson concedes following manual recount; Rick Scott heads to Senate

The incumbent, Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson conceded Sunday afternoon after the results of the manual recount showed Rick Scott with 10,033 more votes.

Sunday, Nov 18

Fox News host Chris Wallace tells Trump world sees him as ‘beacon for repression’

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"Leaders in authoritarian countries like Russia, China, Venezuela, now repress the media using your words," Fox News host Chris Wallace told Trump.

'Entire world is worried' after rancorous Asia-Pacific trade summit

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World leaders meeting for Asia-Pacific trade talks in Papua New Guinea wrapped up a two-day summit without agreeing on a group statement.

'This is very sad to see': Trump surveys California wildfire devastation after 76 killed

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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.

'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.

Saturday, Nov 17

Cookie ethics: Congresswoman-elect asks if she's still allowed to sell Girl Scout cookies

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Rep.-elect Abigail Spanberger is one of her daughter’s troop leaders, and as she prepares for her new job representing Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, she wonders if she has a conflict of interest.

Eight more bodies bring California wildfire death toll to 71, with 1,000+ people missing

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

CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s killing: reports

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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

Inside the Camp Fire perimeter, these residents faced the inferno. Now, they're staying put.

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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.

Friday, Nov 16

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thursday, Nov 15

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.

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

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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.

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

It looks like Earth, is shaped like Earth, is it a ‘Super Earth’?

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A 'Super Earth' is discovered, Feds find blatant disregard for veteran safety at VA nursing home—catch up. Quick. The most interesting news of the day. #TheShortList

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.

'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…