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November 16, 2018 - 7:33 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — With the confirmed death toll at 63, authorities in Northern California on Friday continued to search for those who perished and those who survived the fiercest of wildfires ahead of a planned visit by President Donald Trump. The president on Saturday is expected to get a look...
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President Donald Trump presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Miriam Adelson during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 16, 2018 - 5:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday recognized a major Republican Party donor and six other "extraordinary Americans" with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the nation reserves for a civilian. Individuals who make "outstanding contributions to American life and...
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Betsy DeVos
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November 16, 2018 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (WCBS/AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to investigate...
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Jim Acosta, Donald Trump
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November 16, 2018 - 10:34 am
U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly announced his decision Friday morning.
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E-cigarette
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November 15, 2018 - 6:25 pm
The Food and Drug Administration announced a major attack on the tobacco industry Thursday.
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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, second from left, shakes hands with firefighters while visiting decimated Paramount Ranch Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Agoura Hills, Calif. The landmark film location burned to the ground by the Woolsey Fire. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
November 15, 2018 - 6:12 pm
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Winds that fanned a deadly, destructive Southern California firestorm were fading Thursday and more areas were reopening to residents as firefighters extended containment lines around the vast burn scar. "It's the new abnormal: fires, dryness, lack of moisture, winds," Gov...
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Turkey pardon
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November 15, 2018 - 5:27 pm
HURON, S.D. (AP) — A pair of South Dakota turkeys will make their way to the nation's capital in the hopes of receiving presidential pardons and avoiding ending up as Thanksgiving dinner at the White House. Tourism officials in the birds' hometown of Huron paraded the turkeys around the city on...
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Cesar Sayoc
Broward County Sheriff's Office
November 15, 2018 - 2:01 pm
The Florida man accused of mailing a series of pipe bombs to CNN and top Democrats has pleaded not guilty.
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Jim Acosta, Donald Trump
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November 15, 2018 - 1:18 pm
President Donald Trump's administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta's White House press credentials.
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November 15, 2018 - 12:21 pm
Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies in the ashes of Paradise and surrounding communities. At least 56 people were killed, with 130 others missing a week after the flames swept through.
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