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Thousands of firefighters battle fast-spreading wildfire near Los Angeles

Thousands of firefighters battle fast-spreading wildfire near Los Angeles

Thousands of firefighters battle fast-spreading wildfire near Los Angeles More than 1,600 firefighters battled on Monday to contain a fast-spreading wildfire that has forced hundreds of evacuations in the drought-parched canyons north of Los Angeles, destroying 18 homes, killing at least one person and closing a highway. Authorities said the …

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Another night passes with protests and arrests

Another night passes with protests and arrests

Another night passes with protests and arrests Two Houston police officers fatally shot an African-American man who pointed a gun at them despite their commands that he lower his weapon, authorities said on Saturday, two days after five Dallas policemen were slain by a black military veteran. The two Houston …

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Wife of Orlando shooter could soon face charges

Wife of Orlando shooter could soon face charges

Wife of Orlando shooter could soon face charges A federal grand jury has been convened to look into possible wrongdoing by the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub, and criminal charges could be brought against her early as Wednesday, a law enforcement source …

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Heavily armed man arrested on way to L.A. gay pride parade

Heavily armed man arrested on way to L.A. gay pride parade

Heavily armed man arrested on way to L.A. gay pride parade A heavily armed man who said he was heading to a Los Angeles-area pride parade was arrested early on Sunday in nearby Santa Monica, but there was no apparent link with the deadly mass shooting in Florida, authorities said. …

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Gunman kills 20, injures 42 in shooting rampage at Florida gay club

Gunman kills 20, injures 42 in shooting rampage at Florida gay club

Gunman kills 20, injures 42 in shooting rampage at Florida gay club A gunman killed at least 20 people and injured 42 others in a crowded gay nightclub in Florida early on Sunday before police shot him dead in what U.S. authorities described as a “terrorism incident.” A police officer …

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College dorms a new front in U.S. battle over transgender rights

College dorms a new front in U.S. battle over transgender rights

College dorms a new front in U.S. battle over transgender rights As lawmakers across the United States battle over whether to allow transgender Americans to use public restrooms that match their gender identities, universities are scrambling to ensure that dorms meet federal standards. At a time of year when the …

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Texas floodwaters claim three soldiers’ lives at Fort Hood

Texas floodwaters claim three soldiers' lives at Fort Hood

Texas floodwaters claim three soldiers’ lives at Fort Hood A U.S. Army truck overturned in a swollen Fort Hood creek on Thursday, killing three soldiers and leaving six missing as storms dumped more rain on flood-hit parts of Texas. The rising floodwaters in Texas scrambled transportation, further swelled rivers already …

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signs of life return to West Texas oilfields

signs of life return to West Texas oilfields

signs of life return to West Texas oilfields With $50 crude As crude prices plummeted last summer, Steve Pruett, chief executive of a small west Texas oilfield developer, idled a drilling rig, opting to pay $21,000 a day to store it rather than dig more wells and risk bigger losses. …

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Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sold for $250,000

Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sold for $250,000

Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sold for $250,000 George Zimmerman said he has sold the gun he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012 for $250,000, television stations in Orlando and Las Vegas reported on Friday. Zimmerman could not be reached to verify the …

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Colorado movie massacre lawsuit goes to the jury

Colorado movie massacre lawsuit goes to the jury

Colorado movie massacre lawsuit goes to the jury The management of a Colorado movie theater where 12 patrons were slain in a 2012 shooting rampage could never have foreseen, nor safeguarded against, such a seemingly random but meticulously planned and violent attack, its lawyers said on Wednesday. Towards the close …

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