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Flames consume a home as the River Fire tears though Lakeport, Calif., on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
AP Photo/Noah Berger, File
August 02, 2018 - 11:08 am
By Janie Har and Brian Skoloff, Associated Press UPPER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Just a month into the budget year, California has already spent more than one-quarter of its annual fire budget, at least $125 million, state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Mike Mohler said Wednesday...
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Voter
Tim Jimenez-KYW Newsradio
August 02, 2018 - 10:33 am
By Grace Sparks, CNN (CNN) -- Several factors that pollsters look at are predicting a "blue wave' in the fall elections, and some observers are calling 2018 the "year of the woman" given the number of female candidates running across the country. And it seems female voters are getting ready to...
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New York Democrat candidate for Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigns for Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed at a rally on the campus of Wayne State University July 28, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.
Bill Pugliano/Getty
August 02, 2018 - 9:45 am
By Gregory Krieg, CNN Video by Cassie Spodak and Jeff Simon, CNN (CNN) -- Consider Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's travel schedule. Over the past two weeks, the aggressive new voice of the progressive left has crisscrossed the Midwest, making a stop in Kansas to campaign alongside Bernie Sanders as well...
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Chief Executive Officer of CBS Les Moonves attends 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' On Apple Music Launch Party at Chateau Marmont on August 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
August 02, 2018 - 8:15 am
By Brian Stelter (CNN Money) -- The CBS board of directors met again on Wednesday and agreed to hire two law firms "to conduct a full investigation of the allegations in recent press reports about Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, CBS News and cultural issues at all levels of CBS." Translation: This...
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Facebook Russia Hackers
CNN
August 02, 2018 - 7:58 am
By Donie O'Sullivan, CNN (CNN) — Suspected Russian-run Facebook pages that were taken offline this week were used to organize protests across the country and convinced unwitting Americans to work with them -- in one instance, CNN has learned, even sending an activist a megaphone and a bouquet of...
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Vice President Mike Pence and Navy Rear Adm. Jon Kreitz, deputy director of the POW/MIA Accounting Agency, right, watch as military members carry transfer cases from a C-17 at a ceremony marking the arrival of the remains believed to be of American service members who fell in the Korean War at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. North Korea handed over the remains last week. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 02, 2018 - 1:29 am
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military is beginning the painstaking process of analyzing remains from the Korean War now that they are back on American soil after having been handed over by North Korea last week. Vice President Mike Pence and the top commander of U.S. forces in Asia, Adm. Phil Davidson...
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Democrats on the House intelligence committee have released more than 3,500 Facebook ads that were created or promoted by a Russian internet agency.
AP Photo/Richard Drew, File
August 01, 2018 - 6:49 pm
Facebook is spending heavily to avoid a repeat of the Russian interference that played out on its service in 2016, bringing on thousands of human moderators and advanced artificial intelligence systems to weed out fake accounts and foreign propaganda campaigns. But it may never get the upper hand...
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This June 30, 2015 file photo shows a sign at the entrance to the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas.
AP Photo/Eric Gay, File
August 01, 2018 - 6:46 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A report that a child died shortly after being released from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas inflamed the debate Wednesday over the detention of immigrant families, though there were few details about what actually happened. The American Immigration...
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The HealthCare.gov main page. The Trump administration is clearing the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey Obamacare. But the policies don’t have to cover pre-existing conditions and benefits are limited.
HHS via AP
August 01, 2018 - 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers will have more options to buy cheaper, short-term health insurance under a new Trump administration rule, but there's no guarantee the plans will cover pre-existing conditions or provide benefits like coverage of prescription drugs. Administration officials said...
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In this July 20, 2018, file photo, a duck boat sits idle in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator in Branson, Mo.
AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File
August 01, 2018 - 4:22 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A tourist boat was on the lake despite wind speeds far exceeding allowable limits when it sank last month in Missouri, killing 17 people, according to a certificate of inspection made public Wednesday. The Coast Guard announced that it has convened a formal Marine Board of...
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