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Wildfire forces 300 homes to evacuate north of Los Angeles

Some 300 firefighters were battling a fast-moving wildfire outside Los Angeles early on Saturday that forced the evacuation of about 300 homes, fire officials said. The blaze broke out on Friday afternoon and spread quickly to cover some 2,500 acres … Continue reading

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Russian balloonist sets world record for circumnavigation

Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has landed safely in a field on a private property in West Australia after setting a world record for circumnavigating the world solo in a hot air balloon. The 64-year-old Konyukhov emerged from the balloon’s gondola … Continue reading

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Turkey's Erdogan orders closure of more schools, extends detention period

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends an interview with Reuters at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, July 21, 2016. Reuters/Umit Bektas Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the closure of more than 1,000 private schools and extended the period in … Continue reading

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Heavy rain in China kills at least 87, thousands evacuated

Heavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced thousands from their homes, state media reported on Saturday. Seventy-two people have been killed and 78 are missing in the northern province of Hebei after rain triggered floods … Continue reading

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National Football League demands interviews with four players named in PED report

January 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews (52) before playing against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports The National Football League has rejected … Continue reading

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Dallas police job applications surge after fatal ambush attacks

Police officers salute the hearse as they attend the funeral of slain Dallas police Sgt. Michael Smith in Dallas, Texas, U.S., July 14, 2016. Reuters/Carlo Allegri The Dallas Police Department, which was struggling to recruit officers, has seen a surge … Continue reading

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Virginia's top court rules against move to restore felons' voting rights: Washington Post

The Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Friday against Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences, the Washington Post reported. In a 4-3 ruling, the court said McAuliffe overstepped his clemency … Continue reading

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Trump pulls nearly even with Clinton after Republican convention: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has pulled nearly even with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for the first time since May, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken over the course of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week. The July … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Steady at 1-Month Highs

Mortgage rates didn’t budge, compared to yesterday’s, which leaves them in line with their highest levels since late June.  A small majority lenders have moved up from quoting conventional 30yr fixed rates of 3.375% to 3.5% during the course of this … Continue reading

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Multiple deaths at shooting rampage in German shopping mall: police

Gunmen went on a shooting rampage in a shopping mall in the southern German city of Munich on Friday, killing and wounding many people, police said. Authorities were evacuating people from the Olympia mall but many others were hiding inside. … Continue reading

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