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Torrential Imelda rains kill one, flood homes, snarl travel around Houston

Torrential Imelda rains kill one, flood homes, snarl travel around Houston

SUMMARY: Imelda made landfall as a tropical storm near Freeport, Texas on Tuesday.

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U.S. cases of vaping-related illness rise to 530 as outbreak widens

U.S. cases of vaping-related illness rise to 530 as outbreak widens

SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed seven people have died from vaping-related illness.

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Alien enthusiasts gather in Nevada desert near secretive Area 51

Alien enthusiasts gather in Nevada desert near secretive Area 51

SUMMARY: About 40 miles (64 km) east of Rachel, another small town, Hiko, Nevada, planned a separate event called “Storm Area 51 Basecamp” at a gift shop dubbed the Alien Research Center.

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Lawmaker accuses Justice Department of blocking whistleblower disclosure

Lawmaker accuses Justice Department of blocking whistleblower disclosure

SUMMARY: Related Coverage Schiff says DOJ involved in decision to block whistleblower complaintSchiff said the Justice Department had misinterpreted the law in blocking Maguire from disclosing the complaint.

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Schiff says DOJ involved in decision to block whistleblower complaint

Schiff says DOJ involved in decision to block whistleblower complaint

SUMMARY: Schiff, speaking to reporters after a closed-door meeting with the intelligence community’s inspector general, said that the Justice Department had misinterpreted the law in blocking the complaint.

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Wildfire victims in PG&E bankruptcy to present $24 billion reorganization plan

Wildfire victims in PG&E bankruptcy to present $24 billion reorganization plan

SUMMARY: SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The committee for wildfire victims in the bankruptcy of PG&E Corp said in a court filing on Thursday it is prepared to present a $24 billion reorganization plan for the power provider.

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U.S. Speaker Pelosi unveils drug price plan, hopes for Trump support

U.S. Speaker Pelosi unveils drug price plan, hopes for Trump support

SUMMARY: The price index provision could be aimed at getting White House support, since the Trump administration has said it is working on a similar rule on some Medicare drug prices.

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Trump says he likes a Republican drug bill after Democratic alternative unveiled

Trump says he likes a Republican drug bill after Democratic alternative unveiled

SUMMARY: “I like Sen. Grassley’s drug pricing bill very much, and it’s great to see Speaker Pelosi’s bill today.

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U.S. House approves stopgap funding bill to avoid government shutdown

U.S. House approves stopgap funding bill to avoid government shutdown

SUMMARY: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved a stopgap government funding bill on Thursday that would avoid a government shutdown by maintaining current spending levels through Nov. 21.

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White House withdraws Byard's nomination to head FEMA

White House withdraws Byard's nomination to head FEMA

SUMMARY: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday it withdrew the nomination of Jeffrey Byard to head the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), after concerns were raised in his background investigation.

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Netanyahu rival Benny Gantz declares victory in Israel election

Netanyahu rival Benny Gantz declares victory in Israel election

SUMMARY: Official figures have not yet been released, but Gantz’s Blue and White party held two seats more than Netanyahu’s Likud party in the tight race.

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What's behind the youth movement to tackle climate change? Fear — but also hope

What's behind the youth movement to tackle climate change? Fear — but also hope

SUMMARY: She also joined the Portland Youth Climate Council and is fighting to save old trees growing on land zoned for industrial use.

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Missing: Nearly 3 billion birds that used to live in North America

Missing: Nearly 3 billion birds that used to live in North America

SUMMARY: North America has lost nearly 3 billion birds since 1970, according to a new analysis of bird survey and radar data.

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Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisian ruler whose fall helped spark Arab Spring, dies

Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisian ruler whose fall helped spark Arab Spring, dies

SUMMARY: Born Sept. 3, 1936, near Sousse on the Mediterranean, Ben Ali embarked on a career as a professional army officer.

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Priest masturbated me under guise of ending curse

Priest masturbated me under guise of ending curse

SUMMARY: A former Anglican priest in California manually stimulated a nude congregant with massage oil on a couch under the guise of ridding him of a curse, the alleged victim claims.

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Cops question boyfriend of NJ mom in disappearance of Dulce Alavez

Cops question boyfriend of NJ mom in disappearance of Dulce Alavez

SUMMARY: see also Mom of Dulce Alavez denies family was involved in girl's disappearance The mother of a 5-year-old girl apparently abducted from a...“He’s finishing his studies so he could give a better life to my daughter,” Alavez said.

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Country star Josh Turner’s crew bus crash leaves 1 dead, 7 injured

Country star Josh Turner’s crew bus crash leaves 1 dead, 7 injured

SUMMARY: A bus carrying Country star Josh Turner’s crew plunged 80 feet off an embankment in California, leaving one dead and seven injured, officials confirmed Thursday.

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Father, son seriously injured after train hits car

Father, son seriously injured after train hits car

SUMMARY: A father and son were seriously injured Thursday morning when a NJ Transit train hit a car on the tracks, according to officials and reports.

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Nike drops Antonio Brown amid sexual assault allegations

Nike drops Antonio Brown amid sexual assault allegations

SUMMARY: Related Video Antonio Brown slams critics days after rape allegations surface Antonio Brown slams critics days after rape allegations surface

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Watchdog Refuses to Detail Whistle-Blower Complaint About Trump

Watchdog Refuses to Detail Whistle-Blower Complaint About Trump

SUMMARY: Few details of the whistle-blower complaint are known, including the identity of the world leader.

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