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San Bernardino County Fire department firefighters assess the damage to a neighborhood in the aftermath of a wildfire, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Keswick, Calif.
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
July 30, 2018 - 12:08 pm
By Jonathan J. Cooper and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Thousands more people fled their homes after wildfires surged near a small lake town in Northern California, and the advance of the state's largest, deadliest blaze slowed slightly after days of explosive growth,...
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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
July 30, 2018 - 10:16 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages has been filed against the owners and operators of a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake, killing 17 people. The federal lawsuit was filed Sunday on behalf of two members of an Indiana family who lost nine relatives when the boat...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Friday, July 27, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
July 29, 2018 - 12:43 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he would consider shutting down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals, including building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. I would be willing to “shut down” government if the Democrats do not...
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Bayer paid doctors millions for questionable birth control device
AFP/Getty Images via CNN
July 29, 2018 - 10:19 am
By Elizabeth Cohen and Aaron Kessler (CNN) -- When Christina Potts was looking for permanent birth control, she said, her doctor was a "cheerleader" for one option and one option only: Essure. Potts says the device, which is implanted in a woman's fallopian tubes to block sperm from reaching an egg...
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People react at the scene of a shooting in New Orleans, Saturday, July 28, 2018.
Matthew Hinton /The Advocate via AP
July 29, 2018 - 10:09 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two armed individuals wearing hoodies walked up to a crowd gathered Saturday evening outside a strip mall in New Orleans and opened fire, killing three people and wounding seven more, the police chief said. The shooting happened on the 3400 block of Claiborne Avenue, about 3...
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In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, a truck carries a load at the Nucor Steel plant in Seattle.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File
July 29, 2018 - 8:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies seeking to be exempted from President Donald Trump's tariff on imported steel are accusing American steel manufacturers of spreading inaccurate and misleading information, and they fear it may torpedo their requests. Robert Miller, president and CEO of NLMK USA,...
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This combination of 2013 and 2012 file photos shows brothers David, left, and Charles Koch.
Phelan M. Ebenhack, Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP
July 29, 2018 - 8:51 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The conservative Koch brothers are no more — even if they remain a political powerhouse. The Democrats' super villains for much of the last decade have quietly launched a rebranding effort that may vanquish the "Koch brothers" moniker from American politics. The...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
July 28, 2018 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A USA Today investigation this week found America to be the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world. Naima Black with the Maternity Care Coalition said the findings are shocking, but not surprising. They mirror numerous studies on the frightening...
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Sean Spicer
AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File
July 28, 2018 - 2:50 pm
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — A black man yelled at former White House press secretary Sean Spicer in a bookstore and accused Spicer of calling him a racial slur when they were students at a prep school decades ago. Spicer was "taken aback" by the man's "outrageous claim" and had no recollection of him...
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Trees remained damaged and destroyed on the edge of a lake and blue FEMA tarps covered rooftops more than seven months after Hurricane Maria, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Villalba, Puerto Rico.
Elizabeth Flores/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA
Andrew Kramer
July 28, 2018 - 9:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been almost a year since Hurricanes Irma and Harvey — then followed by Hurricane Maria, which wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico. In an effort to see how recovery efforts are going, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is visiting Puerto Rico along with a congressional...
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