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Dozens of pot farms burn in California wildfires

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Where Did the Napa Fire Begin? Investigators Scour the Ashes

Dozens of investigators are digging through the debris of the Northern California fires to determine what sparked the blazes.

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Wildfires Spared the Vineyards, but the Wines Could Suffer

Winemakers in Northern California feel they dodged the worst, but have short-term worries about the grapes.

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UPDATE 2-California Dept of Insurance estimates wildfires losses at $1.05 bln

Oct 19 (Reuters) - The California Department of Insurance said on Thursday its preliminary estimate for insured wildfire losses was $1.05 billion, based on claims received by the state's eight largest insurers, adding that it expected the numbers to rise.

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California Dept of Insurance estimates wildfires losses at $1.05 billion

(Reuters) - California Department of Insurance on Thursday said preliminary insurance data estimated the California wildfires losses at $1.05 billion, adding that the numbers are expected to rise.

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Californians Will Soon Have Nonbinary as a Gender Option on Birth Certificates

Under a new law, the first in the nation, residents will no longer be limited to identifying themselves as either male or female on state documents.

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Death toll rises to 42 in California wildfires

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The death toll from more than a dozen major wildfires still burning across Northern California's celebrated wine country rose to 42 on Wednesday, after search and rescue teams picking through burned out neighborhoods found another victim.

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Rep. Wilson describes widow's anguish after call

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) tells CNN's Aliysn Camerota that President Trump did not know the name of La David Johnson, a soldier that was killed in an ambush in Niger, while calling Johnson's widow.

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Search on for dozens missing in California wildfires as evacuees return home

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California combed through the debris of burned-out houses on Tuesday for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

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Dozens missing in California wildfires as more evacuees return home

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams in Northern California will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

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Dozens still missing in California wildfires, more evacuees return home

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Northern California search-and-rescue teams on Tuesday will continue to comb through burned homes for dozens of people still missing in the state's deadliest wildfires, which have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

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California Today: California Today: Reporting on Wildfires Felt ‘Like a Country at War’

Tuesday: A Times reporter digs out his satellite phone, San Diego courts Amazon, and how fire retardant works.

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Portugal's wildfires die down, criticism of government grows

LISBON (Reuters) - Lethal wildfires in Portugal died down on Tuesday under the first real rain since June, but the government faced growing criticism for its slow response to the second such disaster in four months.

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Wildfires kill at least 39 in Portugal and Spain

LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least 36 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and another three in neighboring northwestern Spain on Sunday and Monday.

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Patchwork of destruction left by deadly California wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Californians on Monday picked through the debris of homes and businesses incinerated by the deadliest wildfires in the state's history while firefighters hoped to have the blazes contained by Friday.

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Surprise moment dog turns up after wildfires

A family forced to leave their home due to deadly wildfires reunites with their Bernese Mountain Dog "Izzy" after returning home to access the devastation.

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Wildfires kill at least 35 in Portugal and Spain

LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least 35 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and neighbouring Spain on Sunday and Monday, officials said.

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Family reunites with pet after CA wildfires

Wildfires ravaged northern California in the past week, leaving at least 40 dead, but even in the darkest of times, a glimmer of hope can be found. That's what one Santa Rosa family learned after they found their dog, Izzy, still alive where their house once stood.

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Wildfires kill at least 30 in Portugal and Spain

LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least 30 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and neighbouring Spain on Sunday and Monday, officials said.

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Fires in Portugal and Northern Spain Kill at Least 30 People

Forest fires are sweeping across Portugal and northern Spain, fanned by strong winds caused by Hurricane Ophelia.

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Nine dead as wildfires ravage northern Portugal, Spain

LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least nine people died as hundreds of wildfires ravaged northern Spain and Portugal, scorching farmland and forcing the evacuation of towns and villages, authorities said on Monday.

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Firefighters gaining edge in California wildfires that have killed at least 40

SANTA ROSA (Reuters) - Firefighters began gaining ground on wildfires that killed at least 40 people in the past week, the deadliest blazes in California's history, as winds eased and searchers combed charred ruins for more victims with hundreds still missing.

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Pot farmer's dreams go up in smoke during California wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Andrew Lopas' plans to bring his marijuana business out of the black market with a legal, profitable and organic pot farm went up in smoke in the wildfires that have scorched Santa Rosa, California.

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Woman at Las Vegas shooting loses California home to wildfires

As a former firefighter and paramedic, Michella Flores has seen her fair share of emergency situations. But over the past couple of weeks she became a victim herself, and began to see things from a different perspective. She hasn't really slept in days.

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Fierce winds stir deadly California wildfires as teams search for victims

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fierce winds were expected to stir wildfires and test firefighters on Saturday in Northern California where the most lethal outbreak of wildfires in state history has killed 35 people and forced more than 90,000 residents from their homes.

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California wildfires rage as record death toll climbs to 35

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fire officials in Northern California reported further headway on Friday against the most lethal outbreak of wildfires in state history, as the death toll rose to 35 and teams with cadaver dogs combed charred ruins for human remains.

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California wildfires rage with record death toll expected to climb

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fire officials reported further headway on Friday against devastating blazes in Northern California's wine country but said the death toll of 34, already a record for the state, would likely climb higher with more than 250 people missing.

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California wildfires rage with record death toll expected to rise

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fire officials reported further headway on Friday against devastating blazes in Northern California's wine country but said the death toll of 32, already a record for the state, would likely climb higher with more than 250 people missing.

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A Gem of California’s Shore Becomes a Refuge From Wildfires

Hundreds of people fleeing flames to the east turned an idyllic strip of land near a town where “The Birds” was filmed into an ad hoc outdoor evacuation center.

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32 dead, hundreds missing as California wildfires rage

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters made headway on Friday against devastating wildfires in the heart of California's wine country but said the death toll of 32 was expected to rise with hundreds of people still missing.

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Californians say they didn't receive emergency alerts

When the wildfires in Northern California broke out this week, they spread so fast that many residents were caught off guard.

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BRIEF-Pacific Gas and Electric says liability associated with Northern California wildfires unknown

* Unknown whether Pacific Gas and Electric Company would have any liability associated with Northern California​ wildfires

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Charred ruins and sooty skies as California wildfires kill 31

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters faced more dry, windy conditions on Friday that could whip up wildfires in Northern California that have killed at least 31 people and left hundreds missing in the heart of wine country.

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Marijuana Crop Is Burning in the California Wildfires

Months before recreational marijuana becomes available to consumers, blazes are destroying cannabis farms and exposing plants to smoke, soot and ash.

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Ashes and bones found amid ruins scorched by wildfires

Amid the scorched ruins left by the wildfires that continue to burn in Northern California, officials are making grim discoveries.

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Op-Ed Columnist: We Used to Build Things

Today you see lots of history-making companies being created but not many new big civic organizations or movements.

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California wildfires kill at least 31 as wind continues to fan flames

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters face another round of dry, windy conditions on Friday as they battle wildfires that have killed at least 31 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the heart of wine country.

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California woman rescues horses, yaks and cows from deadly wildfires

(Reuters) - The acrid smell of smoke borne on hurricane-strength winds greeted horse trainer Rebecca Cushman before dawn, her phone ringing repeatedly as people frantically sought help saving their animals from California's deadly wildfires.

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A Look Back at California’s Deadliest Wildfires

In 1933, a 47-acre blaze killed 29 people in Los Angeles. The men fighting the fire were largely unprepared for the task.

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31 Dead, a Vast Landscape Charred, and a Sky Full of Soot

The worst wildfires to tear through California in nearly a century show no sign of letting up. Thick plumes of smoke now envelop much of the Bay Area.

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Death toll rises to 31 in California wildfires, hundreds missing

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters gained ground on Thursday against wildfires that have killed at least 31 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the chaos of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

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29 Dead, a Vast Landscape Charred, and a Sky Full of Soot

The worst wildfires to tear through California in nearly a century show no sign of letting up. Thick plumes of smoke now envelop much of the Bay Area.

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This is what Californians really needed during the fires

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Hundreds missing, 29 dead in California wildfires as crews gain ground

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began to gain ground on Thursday against wildfires that have killed at least 29 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the chaos of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

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BRIEF-Gladstone Land reports no damage to California farms from wildfires

* Gladstone land reports no damage to California farms from wildfires

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Hundreds missing, 26 dead in California wildfires as crews gain ground

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began to gain ground on Thursday against wildfires that have killed at least 26 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the pandemonium of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

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Hundreds missing, 24 dead in California wildfires as crews gain ground

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters began to gain ground on Thursday against the spread of wildfires that have killed at least 24 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the pandemonium of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

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Hundreds missing, 24 dead as dry winds fan California wildfires

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters struggled for a fourth day on Thursday to halt the spread of wildfires that have killed at least 24 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the pandemonium of mass evacuations in the heart of the state's wine country.

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BRIEF-Verizon extends data relief for customers in areas impacted by Northern California wildfires

* Verizon says ‍is extending its initial data relief offer for customers impacted by wildfires in Northern California by three days, through October 15 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Hundreds missing, 23 dead as dry gusts fan California wildfires

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters struggled to halt the spread of wildfires that have killed at least 23 people in Northern California and dry, gusty winds threatened on Thursday to push flames into the evacuated town of Calistoga.

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‘Thank God We Left’: Californians Describe Escaping Wildfires

We asked people to share how the wildfires affected them. Here are some of their stories.

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California Today: California Today: A Rising Death Toll From Wildfires

Thursday: The dead and missing in the wine country wildfires, a senseless killing in San Francisco, and California’s MacArthur “geniuses.”

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At least 23 dead, hundreds missing as winds fan California wildfires

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters facing a resurgence of high winds on Wednesday struggled to halt wildfires that have killed at least 23 people, destroyed 3,500 structures and left hundreds missing in chaotic evacuations across northern California's wine country.

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At least 21 dead, hundreds missing as winds fan California wildfires

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters facing a resurgence of high winds on Wednesday struggled to halt wildfires that have killed at least 21 people, destroyed 3,500 structures and left hundreds missing in chaotic evacuations across northern California's wine country.

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Raining Ash and No Rest: Firefighters Struggle to Contain California Wildfires

On the front lines, exhausted crews battling raging wildfires are stretched to their limits, with blazes “burning faster than firefighters can run.”

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Wildfires kill couple married for 75 years

Nothing could separate Charles and Sara Rippey. Not war. Not even a deadly California wildfire that engulfed their house.

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Californians Return to Fire-Ravaged Homes: ‘Everything Is Just Gone’

Northern California fires forced more than 20,000 people to leave their homes. When some Santa Rosa residents went back to check on their houses, there was nothing left.

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At least 21 dead as resurgent winds fan California wildfires

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters, facing resurgent winds and bone-dry conditions on Wednesday, battled to halt the advance of wildfires that have killed at least 21 people, destroyed 3,500 homes and businesses and blanketed Northern California's famed wine country in smoke.

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California’s Wildfires: Why Have They Been So Destructive?

The 17 major blazes raging in California have been much more ferocious than the state’s typical fire season, for reasons that were years in the making.

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California Winds Are Fueling Fires. It May Be Getting Worse.

Some scientists think global warming may be making California’s autumn winds even drier, a “key parameter for fire risk.”

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Dry weather could propel California wildfires that killed 21

SONOMA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters feared resurgent winds and dry conditions on Wednesday would spread the wildfires that have killed at least 21 people, destroyed 3,500 homes and businesses and blanketed Northern California's famed wine country in smoke.

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6 important things to know about wildfires

Wildfires can be unfathomably huge and destructive. Right now, more than a dozen fires in Northern California have engulfed thousands and thousands of acres and killed almost 20 people.

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Dry weather could propel California wildfires that killed 17

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battling wildfires in California's wine country faced the prospect of new outbreaks on Wednesday when dry, windy conditions return to an area where blazes have killed at least 17 people and destroyed 2,000 homes and businesses.

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How to help victims of the California wildfires

Fast-moving wildfires continue to spread devastation and desperation in Northern California. So far, the flames have driven more than 20,000 people from their homes. Dozens are dead. Authorities in Sonoma County received more than 100 missing person calls.

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The 'perfect storm' that caused the wildfires

It's unclear what caused fires to form suddenly around the same time in one night, blazing through California's wine country while many residents were caught unaware as they headed to bed.

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Wildfires kill 17 in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battling wildfires in California's wine country face the prospect of new outbreaks when dry, windy conditions return on Wednesday to an area where at least 17 people have been killed and 2,000 homes and businesses destroyed in blazes.

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Wildfires kill 15, destroy 1,500 homes and other buildings in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fast-moving wildfires raging across Northern California's wine country have killed 17 people, left about 150 missing and destroyed 1,500 homes, wineries and other structures, state fire officials said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 6-Wildfires kill 15, destroy 1,500 homes and other buildings in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct 10 (Reuters) - Fast-moving wildfires raging across Northern California's wine country have killed 17 people, left about 150 missing and destroyed 1,500 homes, wineries and other structures, state fire officials said on Tuesday.

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In Wine Country, Wildfires Take a Toll on Vintages and Tourism

Fatal fires that have devastated parts of Northern California this week engulfed several wineries and destroyed several hotels and restaurants.

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UPDATE 5-Wildfires kill 15, damage 1,500 homes in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct 10 (Reuters) - Fast-moving wildfires still raging across Northern California's wine country had killed 15 people, left some 150 missing and destroyed 1,500 homes, wineries and other structures as of Tuesday afternoon, state fire officials said.

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Before and after images show devastation of California wildfires

As many as a dozen wildfires have claimed lives and consumed thousands of acres across California, destroying homes and businesses.

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Death toll climbs to 15 as wildfires scorch CA

Out of control. The death toll climbs to 15 people killed as wildfires continue to spread in California. CNN's Dan Simon reports from Santa Rosa, CA.

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Wildfires kill 15, damage 1,500 homes in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Fast-moving wildfires burning across Northern California's wine country had claimed at least 15 lives by Tuesday afternoon and destroyed an estimated 1,500 homes and commercial buildings, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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UPDATE 4-Wildfires kill 15, damage 1,500 homes in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct 10 (Reuters) - Fast-moving wildfires burning across Northern California's wine country had claimed at least 15 lives by Tuesday afternoon and destroyed an estimated 1,500 homes and commercial buildings, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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Wildfires Still Burn in Northern California; 11 Are Dead

Officials were hopeful that improved weather conditions would help bring 17 fires under control after about 20,000 people were forced to evacuate.

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Fire crews battle California wildfires as death toll creeps up

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battled 15 wildfires on Tuesday that have killed at least 11 people and destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses in Northern California while raging through the state's world-famous wine country.

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Fire crews battle as deadly California wildfires rage on

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters battled overnight to contain wildfires in Northern California, evacuating residents in the path of 15 separate blazes that have killed at least 10 people and destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses.

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Wildfires kill at least 10 in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Wildfires fanned by strong winds swept through northern California's wine country on Monday, killing at least 10 people, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and forcing some 20,000 people to flee.

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Wildfires Scorch Northern California

Northern California is being hit by ferocious wildfires, leading to at least 10 deaths and some 20,000 evacuees.

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Hospitals evacuated as wildfires spread

At least two hospitals in Northern California evacuated patients as more than 14 wildfires spread across at least 57,000 acres of land, destroying 1,500 structures, officials said Monday.

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Did California’s Wildfires Force You to Evacuate?

The New York Times would like to hear from people directly affected by the wildfires in Northern and Southern California.

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At least 10 killed by wildfires in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - A spate of wildfires fanned by strong winds swept through northern California's wine country on Monday, leaving at least 10 people dead, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and chasing some 20,000 people from their dwellings.

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BRIEF-‍PG&E responds to wind-driven wildfires in North Bay​

* ‍PG&E responds to devastating, wind-driven wildfires in North Bay​

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Wildfires in Northern California Kill at Least 10 and Destroy 1,500 Buildings

Mass evacuations were ordered in what is being called one of the most destructive fire emergencies in the state’s history.

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Wildfires blaze in California's wine country

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One dead as thousands flee wildfires in California wine country

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Wildfires fanned by strong winds swept through California's wine country on Monday after killing at least one person, forcing some 20,000 residents to flee, and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses.

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Wildfires prompt evacuations in California's wine country

(Reuters) - Wildfires swept through California's wine country on Monday, forcing thousands of residents in Napa and Sonoma counties to flee and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses, state officials and local media reported.

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Wildfires rage in California's wine country

Alyssa O'Gorman and her family evacuated their Napa County home in the nick of time, dodging wind-driven wildfires spreading across northern California's wine country.

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Officers describe storming room

An improvised team of Las Vegas police officers -- two K-9 officers, a detective and a SWAT team member -- converged on the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on October 1, as Stephen Paddock was firing into a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers. Minutes later, they breached the gunman's hotel room door.

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Las Vegas survivor describes guilt: 'Did I do enough?'

A survivor of Sunday's Las Vegas massacre says he feels abashed about leaving the music festival unscathed while at least 59 others lost their lives around him in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

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Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Wildfires: Is All This Normal?

A climate reporter for The Times explains what you should know about recent disasters that have struck in quick succession.

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Former Hostage Held by Al Qaeda Describes 6-Year Ordeal in the Sahara

Johan Gustafsson, a Swede kidnapped at gunpoint in Timbuktu, Mail, by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in 2011 and recently freed, tells of his captivity and his conversion to Islam.

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Officials describe 'apocalyptic' conditions

Days after Hurricane Maria pounded the island of Puerto Rico, killing at least 10 people, authorities are starting to see firsthand the scope of devastation that left the US territory off the grid.

California Today nytimes.com

California Today: California Today: Amid Housing Pain, Most Californians Have Weighed a Move

Wednesday: A housing crisis that spans the state, a potentially fatal blow to the delta tunnels project, and a look back at Emperor Norton.

Wildfires nytimes.com

This Season, Western Wildfires Are Close By and Running Free

Extreme fire behavior — difficult to predict and dangerous to fight — has been the watchword for the year. And these fires are menacing more lives and property.

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State Department describes plans for cuts, offers few specifics: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - State Department officials briefed Senate staff on Friday on plans to cut up to $10 billion from the department's budget over five years, but offered few specifics to ease concerns that the administration risked weakening U.S. standing in the world.

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Cost of fighting U.S. wildfires topped $2 billion in 2017

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - The costs of fighting U.S. wildfires topped $2 billion in 2017, breaking records and underscoring the need to address a U.S. Forest Service budget that mostly goes to fires, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday.

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UK, HELP US: Islander describes scary scenes

A resident from the British Virgin Islands paints a scary picture of price gouging, looting and violence as he pleads for the British government to evacuate women and children.

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New Russian envoy describes 'warm' meeting with Trump: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's newly installed ambassador to Washington said on Friday that he had a warm and constructive meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian news agencies reported.

Wildfires nytimes.com

Montana Battles Wildfires Amid a Severe Drought

The fire season was extreme this year in Montana, and it is not over yet. Thousands of people have been evacuated, and two firefighters have died.

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Wildfires sweep across U.S. West, slow push toward Portland

(Reuters) - An Oregon wildfire that has damaged landmarks in the scenic Columbia River Gorge slowed its push toward evacuated houses near the city of Portland on Wednesday, officials said.

Wildfires nytimes.com

Pacific Northwest Fires Smother Region in Smoke and Ash

Dozens of blazes burning across Oregon and Washington have tainted the air and sent ash raining down on urban centers.

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Danish Sub Inventor Describes Journalist’s Death to Skeptical Court

Peter Madsen said Kim Wall had died in an accident on his submarine. A judge called the account “not reasonable” and approved more serious charges.

Hurricane Harvey (2017) nytimes.com

As Harvey Raged, Meteorologists Grasped for Words to Describe It

Forecasters needed to explain to people in the storm’s path just how dangerous it was.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

The Long View: A Racist World, Described by Those Who Knew It

Rereading Maya Angelou, Richard Wright and other mid-20th-century writers is to see anew that Appomattox was as much a beginning as an end.

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Witness describes 'immediate carnage' in Spain

Ali Shirazinia was at Las Ramblas avenue in Barcelona, Spain, when a van rammed through the crowd. Listen to him describe what he saw.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

A Combative Trump Criticizes ‘Alt-Left’ Groups in Charlottesville

The president said he did nothing wrong in his first remarks on Saturday following racial unrest in Virginia.

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Photographer describes capturing moment of crash

Photographer Ryan Kelly talks to CNN's Anderson Cooper about the defining image he captured of the violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Two witnesses describe moment car struck crowd

Two witnesses describe what they saw as a car plowed into protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Canadian loses 2 homes to wildfires

Hundreds of people lose homes each year to wildfires, but one Canadian man lost two in one year to wildfires that burned almost 900 miles from each other.

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British Columbia extends emergency status again as wildfires rage

Aug 4 (Reuters) - The Canadian province of British Columbia on Friday extended a state of emergency by two weeks for a second time as it battled 122 fires that have forced as many as 45,000 people to flee their homes.

Dating and Relationships nytimes.com

Modern Love: Escaping From a Dire Diagnosis on Match.com

To entertain her hospital-bound friend, a divorced woman opens an online dating account so they can scroll through profiles of available men.

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Mexico, U.S. to help fight British Columbia wildfires

(Reuters) - Firefighters from Mexico and the United States were due to arrive in British Columbia this week to help fight 138 wildfires in the Western Canadian province, the provincial government said on Tuesday, as more hot and dry weather was forecast.

Wildfires nytimes.com

Wildfires Force Thousands to Evacuate in Southern France

At least 10,000 people were forced to flee after a fire started near the town of Bormes-les-Mimosas, as summer blazes raged across the region.

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France wildfires force evacuations

Parts of the French Riviera were evacuated late Tuesday and into Wednesday as forest fires burned swathes of land and threatened thousands of people, according to a statement from the Var police.

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Wildfires prompt 10,000 evacuations on French Riviera

MARSEILLE (Reuters) - Firefighters evacuated thousands of campers and local residents after a wildfire broke out on France's tourist-thronged Riviera coast overnight.

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Wildfires lay waste to hillsides along French Riviera

NICE/MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - Firefighters battled wind-whipped infernos along the French Riviera coast on Tuesday as the flames torched vegetation on hills overlooking glitzy Mediterranean resorts thronged by summer holidaymakers.

Wildfires nytimes.com

Battling Wildfires in British Columbia

More than 40,000 people have been displaced by wildfires in the western Canadian province of British Columbia, where a state of emergency has been declared.

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Canada sends more troops to tackle British Columbia wildfires

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The Canadian government said on Friday it will send another 225 troops to help fight wildfires in the western province of British Columbia, as hot, dry weather conditions resumed following a day of much-needed rain.

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State of emergency in British Columbia extended as wildfires rage

VANCOUVER, July 19 (Reuters) - British Columbia's government took the unprecedented step on Wednesday of extending a state of emergency by two weeks as it battled 155 wildfires that have forced nearly 50,000 people from their homes.

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Thousands evacuated central California, wildfires burn across U.S. West

MARIPOSA, Calif. (Reuters) - A 25,000-acre wildfire in central California, one of three dozen major blazes burning across the U.S. West, threatened hundreds of homes and businesses on Wednesday after forcing the evacuation of about 5,000 residents.

vis-photo nytimes.com

Wildfires Roar Across Southern Europe

The blaze season is in full swing along the Mediterranean coast, fed by a mixture of strong winds, dry weather and high heat.

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Windy, dry weather forecast in U.S. West, threatens to stoke wildfires

(Reuters) - More than 800,000 residents in the U.S. West were told to be ready to evacuate on Tuesday as windy, dry conditions threatened to stoke wildfires, forecasters said.

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UPDATE 1-Canada musters military to fight wildfires, 39,000 evacuated

CALGARY, Alberta, July 17 (Reuters) - Canada was deploying military aircraft and Australia was sending 50 firefighters to battle rapidly spreading wildfires in British Columbia that have forced 39,000 people from their homes, federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said on Monday.

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Heat and drought feed wildfires in Italy, beaches near Rome threatened

ROME (Reuters) - Italian firefighters fought more than 1,000 wildfires on Monday amid high temperatures and drought, including three near Rome's beach neighborhood of Ostia, the fire brigade said.

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Canada musters military to fight wildfires as 39,000 evacuated

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada was deploying military aircraft and Australia was sending 50 firefighters to battle rapidly spreading wildfires in British Columbia that have forced 39,000 people from their homes, federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said on Monday.

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Hot, dry conditions may stoke wildfires in U.S. West, forecasters warn

(Reuters) - Crews battling dozens of wildfires across parts of the parched U.S. West will face tinderbox conditions that could stoke more blazes on Friday and through the weekend, forecasters said.

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Trump, escaping domestic troubles, visits France's Macron

PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, under fire at home over Russian connections and abroad over climate change and trade, arrived in Paris on Thursday seeking common ground with France's new leader Emmanuel Macron.

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Trump, escaping domestic woes, visits France's Macron

PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, under fire at home over Russian connections and abroad over climate change and trade, arrives in Paris on Thursday seeking common ground with France's new leader Emmanuel Macron.

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Crews fight dozens of California wildfires amid July heatwave

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews battled dozens of wildfires raging across California on Wednesday, gaining ground on several of the more destructive blazes as forecasters warned that hot, dry, tinderbox conditions would persist across the U.S. West.

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Pipelines secured as wildfires rage in western Canada

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Major pipeline companies in western Canada created fire breaks, installed sprinklers and took other measures to protect operations as raging wildfires spread to more than 38,000 hectares (93,000 acres) in British Columbia.

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Hundreds of tourists escape by boat from Sicilian wildfires

ROME (Reuters) - Seven hundred tourists were evacuated by boat from wildfires in Sicily on Wednesday, local media reported, as swathes of southern Italy burned after months with little rainfall.

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Firefighters gain on several wildfires in California

(Reuters) - Firefighters in California have gained ground in their battle to contain several wildfires that have forced the evacuation of thousands of people, but forecasters warned the hot and dry conditions in the U.S. West would continue over the coming days.

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California battling several large wildfires that forced out residents

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than 7,000 firefighters battled 13 large wildfires in California on Tuesday as the state entered its peak fire season with hot and dry conditions threatening to spread flames that already have forced thousands of people from their homes.

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Thousands flee California wildfires

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than 7,000 firefighters battled a dozen wildfires in California on Tuesday as thousands of people fled their homes and hot, dry weather allowed fires to spread easily, officials said.

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Thousands of firefighters battling California wildfires

(Reuters) - More than 6,000 firefighters were battling at least 15 large wildfires across California on Tuesday, prompting evacuations as high temperatures and dried out vegetation fueled dozens of blazes in the Western United States, fire officials said.

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Wildfires Spread Across at Least Six States and Canada

Crews have been fighting wildfires in multiple states in the past week, some of which continued to rage on Monday.

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UPDATE 1-Canada's British Columbia evacuates 10,000 as wildfires spread

July 10 (Reuters) - British Columbia on Monday evacuated thousands more residents from the path of wildfires spreading across the Western Canadian province amid expectations the blazes will grow as forecasters predict more hot, dry weather the week.

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British Columbia evacuates thousands more as wildfires spread

TORONTO (Reuters) - British Columbia on Monday evacuated thousands more residents from the path of wildfires spreading across the Western Canadian province amid expectations the blazes will grow as forecasters predict more hot, dry weather the week.

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Firefighters battle wildfires across six states

Red flag warnings have been issued across six states in the West, where firefighters continue to battle dozens of large blazes.

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Western Canada wildfires may spread with more hot, dry weather

KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (Reuters) - As Western Canada's British Columbia battled 220 wildfires scattered across the province on Sunday, officials warned that they expect greater devastation with forecasts of more hot, dry weather over the coming week.

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Hundreds told to flee California wildfires

Wildfires burning near a California recreation area have prompted new evacuation calls, according to tweets from Santa Barbara County and a statement from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff.

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Western Canada wildfires prompt state of emergency, evacuations

(Reuters) - Western Canada's British Columbia declared its first state of emergency in 14 years late on Friday as dozens of wildfires spread throughout the rural interior of the province, forcing thousands to evacuate their homes.

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Western Canada wildfires prompt evacuations of thousands in British Colombia

(Reuters) - Thousands of residents in the interior of Western Canada's British Columbia province have evacuated their homes because of two rapidly spreading wildfires as high temperatures, heavy winds and dry conditions made it tough for authorities to control the blazes.

You Should Have Left (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: A Brief but Potent Scare in ‘You Should Have Left’

Daniel Kehlmann’s new novella concerns a screenwriter whose working vacation with his family turns into a nightmare.

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Silicon Valley Women, in Cultural Shift, Frankly Describe Sexual Harassment

More than two dozen women in the tech start-up industry spoke to The New York Times about being sexually harassed by investors and mentors.

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Hundreds flee from wildfires

Wildfires fueled by gusty winds and high temperatures raged for another day in Utah and Arizona, displacing communities as hundreds of firefighters battled the blazes.

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Wildfires blazing under extreme heat

A series of wildfires is blazing across the Southwest as the chance of rain remains low amid a deadly heatwave.

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Coats and Rogers describe their interactions with the President as odd and uncomfortable, sources say

Two of the nation's top intelligence officials told Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team and Senate investigators, in separate meetings last week, that President Donald Trump suggested they say publicly there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russians, according to multiple sources.

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Witness describes the scene

Rémy Bonnaffé describes hearing a "loud bang" at a train station in Brussels, Belgium.

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Witness describes 'surge of first responders'

Emergency services are attending a number of casualties after a vehicle hit pedestrians in Finsbury Park, north London. Follow live updates here.

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US citizen describes being held in North Korea

American documentary maker Euna Lee discusses her experience being held captive in North Korea for 140 days.

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Chechen men describe how they were tortured for being gay

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two men from Chechnya have told Reuters they were detained by police and subjected to torture and beatings because they were gay, which is considered a crime by some in their deeply conservative region of Russia.

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Two fugitives captured after escaping from Oklahoma jail: media

(Reuters) - Two of the four inmates who escaped earlier this week through a jail's air vent in central Oklahoma were caught early on Wednesday after being spotted by fishermen at a reservoir, local media reported.

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Senator describes 'most disturbing' moment from testimony

Sen. Angus King said he was most disturbed when fired FBI Director James Comey testified President Donald Trump showed no interest in Russia's hacking of US election.

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For some Californians, it's bring your dog to work day every day

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Many California tech companies are encouraging employees to bring their dogs to the office, saying their presence can boost productivity, relieve stress and improve the work environment.

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Accuser describes alleged Cosby sex assault: 'I was frozen'

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - The woman who accused Bill Cosby of the sexual assault that led to his criminal trial testified on Tuesday that she felt "frozen" after taking three pills the entertainer gave her before the assault.

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Co-director describes new 'Elian' documentary

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Witnesses Describe Manchester Attack

Children, teenagers and adults tell of seeing bodies on the ground and of scrambling to escape the Manchester Arena when a bomb exploded after an Ariana Grande performance.

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Witness at Ariana Grande event describes chaos

A witness at Ariana Grande's concert inside of Manchester Arena in England said there were little girls crying after reports of an explosion inside the venue.

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Obama uses colorful term to describe Trump

Obama calls B.S. on President Trump. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a People magazine story hitting newsstands Friday.

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President described how ISIS hopes to make laptop bombs, the Washington Post reports

President Donald Trump shared highly classified information with the Russian foreign minister and Russian ambassador to the US in a White House meeting last week, according to The Washington Post.

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For Trump Supporters, the Real Outrage Is the Left’s Uproar Over Comey

With Democrats stunned by the firing of the F.B.I. director, those sympathetic to the president believe he is once again being held to an unfair standard.

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Macron spokesman describes winning strategy

CNN's Jim Bitterman spoke to Romain Champetier about how Emmanuel Macron was able to deliver right wing voters and win the election.

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'Mother' should not be used to describe a bomb, Pope says

MILAN (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday criticized the naming of the U.S. military's biggest non-nuclear explosive as "the Mother of All Bombs", saying the word "mother" should not be used in reference to a deadly weapon.

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How does US President Trump describe himself?

Smart, flexible, a man of his word ... Here's how the US President describes himself.

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Fresno hate crime suspect describes anger toward white men

A black man accused of fatally shooting three white men in what police are calling a hate crime said that he "snapped" after thinking "about all the injustice and the atrocities that my people go through."

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Florida evacuation orders lifted as rain quells wildfires

(Reuters) - Florida officials on Sunday lifted evacuation orders for about 2,000 homes threatened by wildfires in drought-stricken central and southwestern parts of the state, after rainfall helped firefighters battle the blazes.

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Florida wildfires force evacuations, destroy homes

(Reuters) - Scattered wildfires were burning in drought-stricken parts of central and southwestern Florida on Saturday, destroying nine homes and triggering evacuation orders for about 2,000 other residences.

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Thousands evacuated from Florida wildfires

Thousands of homes have been evacuated as firefighters continue to battle 91 wildfires across Florida, the state's forest service said.

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Mark Cuban just coined a brilliant term to describe Donald Trump

Mark Cuban is, like Donald Trump, a flashy and controversial billionaire. He's also, to my mind, one of the most savvy analysts of Trump and the president's appeal out there.

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CNN's Camerota describes 'chilling effect' working under Ailes

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Man describes losing 25 relatives in attack

In a heartbreaking interview Abdul Hamid Youssef tells CNN what it was like to lose around 25 of his family members in the chemical attack in Syria.

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Burying Their Cattle, Ranchers Call Wildfires ‘Our Hurricane Katrina’

An existential threat to a way of life that has sustained cattle-raising families since homesteading days.

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U.S. wildfires ravage ranches in three states

LIPSCOMB, Texas (Reuters) - When the Schwerzenbach family saw a wildfire racing toward their remote ranch in Lipscomb, Texas, there was no time to run.

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Residents inspect damage after wildfires reach Chile coast resort

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans began to return to their homes in the beach resort of Vina del Mar on Monday after wildfires over the weekend reached the city's suburbs, burning houses and knocking out power.

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Bear shot dead at German zoo after escaping from cage

BERLIN (Reuters) - A brown bear broke out of its cage at a zoo in northern Germany on Saturday and was shot dead by a zoo keeper after shocked visitors were led to safety, police said.

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UPDATE 1-Oklahoma wildfires kill thousands of pigs at Smithfield, Seaboard farms

March 10 (Reuters) - Wildfires devastated a Smithfield Foods Inc hog farm in Laverne, Oklahoma, killing at least several thousand pigs, company and local officials said on Friday.

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NFL denies misuse of painkillers described in court filings

(Reuters) - NFL teams violated federal laws governing prescription drugs, according to a Washington Post story based on sealed court documents contained in a federal lawsuit filed by former players against the league and reviewed by the newspaper.

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Thousands of pigs die in Oklahoma wildfires at Smithfield Foods hog farm

March 10 (Reuters) - Wildfires devastated a Smithfield Foods Inc hog farm in Laverne, Oklahoma, killing an uncertain but potentially huge number of pigs, company and local officials said on Friday.

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NFL: League denies misuse of painkillers described in court filings

(Reuters) - NFL teams violated federal laws governing prescription drugs, according to a Washington Post story based on sealed court documents contained in a federal lawsuit filed by former players against the league and reviewed by the newspaper.

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U.S. Plains wildfires leave thousands of cattle dead

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Fast-moving wildfires that burned through nearly 2 million acres (809,380 hectares) of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas this week have devastated ranches and left thousands of cattle and other livestock dead, officials said on Thursday.

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Kansas wildfires: These cattle ranchers just lost everything

Rancher David Bouziden lost his home, his ranch and nearly all his cattle in wildfires that swept through Kansas this week.

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Across the Parched Prairie, Fires Scorch 2,300 Square Miles

At least six people have been killed in wildfires burning across four states, including three ranch hands trying to save cattle in the Texas Panhandle.

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5 killed in Texas wildfires

Wildfires have killed five people in the Texas panhandle as multiple blazes continue to scorch large swaths of the southern and western United States.

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Texas wildfires kill four, blazes also hit nearby states

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Four people including three ranch hands trying to protect livestock have died in wildfires in the Texas Panhandle, where blazes have scorched about 320,000 acres (130,000 hectares), officials said on Tuesday.

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Prosecutors describe 'lives snuffed out' at Aaron Hernandez trial

BOSTON (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had often told friends he felt disrespected while partying at Boston nightclubs before gunning down two strangers after one spilled a drink on him, prosecutors said at the start of his second murder trial.

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CNN White House correspondent describes what happened

The White House handpicked news organizations, beyond the pool, to attend Friday's press briefing with Sean Spicer. CNN was not allowed to attend, while other networks were permitted.

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"I got handcuffed and just started crying": Sudanese student describes U.S. detention

Jan 28 (Reuters) - A Sudanese student with U.S. legal residency said on Saturday she was briefly handcuffed at a New York airport, following President Donald Trump's order restricting entry into the United States for people from seven Muslim-majority nations.

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No Escaping Politics at the Progressive Sundance Film Festival

While the event says it champions artists, not politics, its array of films affirms its decidedly diverse identity.

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Chile wildfires: At least 10 die in catastrophe

A chain of wildfires has unleashed a catastrophe over wide swaths of central and southern Chile, killing at least 10 people, destroying thousands of homes and consuming an area about three times the size of New York City, authorities said.

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Chile battles devastating wildfires as international help pours in

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The worst wildfires in Chile's modern history are ravaging wide swaths of the country's central-south regions, as a massive Boeing 747-400 Super Tanker arrived on Wednesday on loan from the United States to help extinguish the blazes.

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‘The Greatest Forest Disaster in Our History’: Wildfires Tear Through Chile

For days, raging flames have devastated a wide swath of the South American country.

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More Californians dreaming of a country without Trump: poll

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - The election of Republican businessman Donald Trump as president of the United States has some Californians dreaming - of their own country.

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Chile declares state of emergency due to massive wildfires

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile declared a state of emergency on Friday as more than a dozen wildfires that have scorched nearly 50,000 hectares (123,500 acres) threatened to encroach on towns, factories and vineyards.

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DeVos: Trump's leaked comments describe sexual assault

Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, said at her confirmation hearing on Tuesday night that she would consider actions the President-elect described on a 2005 hot mic tape released during the 2016 campaign to be sexual assault.

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‘There Are No Homes Left’: Rohingya Tell of Rape, Fire and Death in Myanmar

From camps in Bangladesh, refugees shed light on the violence that has unfolded in Myanmar in recent months as troops carry out a brutal counterinsurgency.

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Critic's Notebook: Casey Affleck: ‘Thanks for Dressing Up’

'He’s a scruffy boy,’ says the costumer designer for ‘Manchester By the Sea.’

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A&E network cancels 'Escaping the KKK' documentary over cash payments

LOS ANGELES, Dec 24 (Reuters) - The A&E cable television network said on Saturday it has canceled an upcoming documentary about efforts to help Ku Klux Klan members break away from the hate group, after learning cash payments were made "to facilitate access" to the film's subjects.

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Girl who evacuated Aleppo describes life or death moment

A young girl whose struggles in Syria's war-ravaged Aleppo gained wide attention via Twitter recalls the moment when she thought she was going to die.