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American student's stabbing death in the Netherlands prompts outpouring of condolences American student's stabbing death in the Netherlands prompts outpouring of condolences
REDDING, Calif. – The slaying of a 21-year-old American student in the Netherlands has captured national and international headlines and saddened the hearts of her friends – and complete strangers – around the world. Sarah Papenheim, who graduated from a Redding-area high school in 2015, was fatally stabbedon Wednesday at her Rotterdam apartment near the college she was attending. Her death pro...
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El Niños to strengthen because of global warming, will cause 'more extreme weather', study says El Niños to strengthen because of global warming, will cause 'more extreme weather', study says
El Niños will be stronger and more frequent in the decades ahead because of global warming, causing "more extreme events" in the United States and around the world, a study said Wednesday. A natural phenomenon marked by warmer-than-average seawater in the tropical Pacific Ocean, El Niño is Earth's most influential climate pattern. A weak one is forecast to form at some point this winter, feder...
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Kentucky governor bashes 'biased' Louisville Courier Journal, ProPublica in social media outburst Kentucky governor bashes 'biased' Louisville Courier Journal, ProPublica in social media outburst
Kentucky's governor wasn't pleased to hear the state's largest newspaper, the Louisville Courier Journal, was partnering with ProPublica to investigate a state-run government agency. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin posted a series of tweets attacking both news organizations and recorded a three-minute video on social media detailing his disdain for both outlets, which he characterized as biased. ...
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Some Americans are being denied 'life-saving' health care. It's because they are transgender Some Americans are being denied 'life-saving' health care. It's because they are transgender
LOS ANGELES – Grayson Russo desperately needs a surgery similar to a double mastectomy. Although someone with a breast tumor is able to promptly schedule such a surgery, Russo fought more than three years simply for approval. That's because Russo experiences gender dysphoria, a discomfort or distress caused by a discrepancy between a person’s gender identity and sex assigned at birth. Their ...
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Supreme Court won't consider state efforts to defund Planned Parenthood Supreme Court won't consider state efforts to defund Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider efforts by Republican-led states to defund Planned Parenthood. Despite its new, more conservative tilt, the court let stand federal appeals court rulings that allowed the reproductive health organization's patients to contest laws in Louisiana and Kansas that stripped its Medicaid funds. The court’s refusal to hear the case represent...
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'It's serious': Winter storm brings havoc to Southeast 'It's serious': Winter storm brings havoc to Southeast
A winter storm bringing havoc to airline and highway traffic across much of the nation crawled east Sunday, pummeling the Southeast with snow and sleet. More than 400,000 homes and businesses were without power in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama on Sunday. Thousands of flights were canceled or delayed from Texas to the Carolinas. In North Carolina, more than 1,...
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Ocean Cleanup fail? System in Great Pacific Garbage Patch to corral plastic needs redesign Ocean Cleanup fail? System in Great Pacific Garbage Patch to corral plastic needs redesign
SAN FRANCISCO – The people behind a Dutch nonprofit focused on cleaning plastic pollution from the world's oceans are nothing if not resilient. Two months after the launch of their massive trash-collecting device to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they're revamping the design they've worked on for years after it turned out to have some problems. "The journey toward a clean ocean is certainly ...
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The number of migrant families captured entering illegally increased in November The number of migrant families captured entering illegally increased in November
WASHINGTON – There was a slight increase in the number of families captured after crossing the southern border in November, according to numbers released Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security. The numbers show even more families were apprehended while illegally crossing the border during a time when President Donald Trump continuously vowed in front of large numbers of supporters to s...
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Class-action lawsuit alleges deadly California wildfire was caused by Pacific Gas & Electric Class-action lawsuit alleges deadly California wildfire was caused by Pacific Gas & Electric
The utility company operating in the heart of the region devastated by the deadly Camp Fire in California was named Wednesday as the target of a class-action lawsuit, which alleged Pacific Gas & Electric bears responsibility for the "unprecedented disaster." Attorneys representing several residents who lost everything in the tragedy said PG&E is to blame for the fire, which began Nov. 8 in Butt...
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Read Mueller memo on Michael Flynn's cooperation in the Russia investigation Read Mueller memo on Michael Flynn's cooperation in the Russia investigation
WASHINGTON - Prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller's team released a highly anticipated memo Tuesday evening, detailing the level of cooperation from Michael Flynn, the president's former National Security Advisor. The 13-page memo details Flynn's "substantial assistance" in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and includes a recommendation that he be given a ...
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