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California Camp Fire Death Toll Reaches 81, Fire Authorities Say
A forecast of rain on Wednesday will aid containment efforts, but may also hamper the search for human remains.
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 22:48:00 -0500)

Michigan State University Ex-President Charged With Lying In Larry Nassar Case
Lou Anna Simon was charged with two felony and two misdemeanor counts on Tuesday for allegedly lying to police about how the school handled previous sexual misconduct allegations against the doctor.
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 22:19:54 -0500)

DHS Chief Visits U.S.-Mexico Border, Defends Administration's Asylum Rules
A day after a federal court blocks the Trump administration from changing asylum rules, DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen promises a legal fight.
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 20:36:16 -0500)

Federal Officials Indict More Than 40 People Linked to White Supremacist Prison Gang
The Ghost Face Gangsters started in California but a Georgia offshoot has spread criminal activity far beyond prison walls. On Monday, 43 were charged with drug trafficking and firearms possession.
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 19:20:42 -0500)

The Thanksgiving Prank That's Giving Parents Heartburn Before The Big Meal
Leading up to Thanksgiving people have been pranking their parents by asking them how to cook a giant turkey — in the microwave. The joke and the varied responses have taken over the Internet.
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:50:00 -0500)

Central American Migrants Arrive In Tijuana With Uncertain Future
Thousands of Central American migrants who have traveled weeks to get to the U.S. border are in Tijuana facing an uncertain future. Mexicans there resent them and the asylum process could take months.
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:30:20 -0500)

In The Midst Of Wildfire Chaos, Families Try To Plan Funerals For Their Loved Ones
How does a small city prepare for dozens of funerals? That's the question facing Paradise, Calif., and other communities where families hope to lay their loved ones to rest.
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:30:00 -0500)

GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Faces Tough Runoff Election After Public Hanging Comments
GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is facing controversies involving uncomfortable questions around race ahead of a runoff election in Mississippi against Democrat Mike Espy, who is African-American.
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:11:00 -0500)

Urban Historian Mike Davis Says Building In Malibu Will Never Be A Good Idea
The Woolsey Fire is not the first in Malibu, nor is it the first time residents have planned to rebuild. Urban historian Mike Davis tells NPR's Audie Cornish that maybe, it's better to let it burn.
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:47:00 -0500)

FBI Categorizes Proud Boys As Extremist Group With Ties To White Nationalism
The group the "Proud Boys" was recently labeled an extremist group by the federal government. That's according to an internal affairs report by the Clark County Sheriff's Office in Vancouver, Wash.
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:47:00 -0500)

How The Midterms And Lame-Duck Session Are Pushing The Farm Bill To A Deal
House GOP-backed work rules for food assistance have been the biggest hurdle in finalizing the farm bill. And now, the impending Democratic takeover of the House next year has shifted leverage.
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:40:00 -0500)

Chickenpox Outbreak Hits N.C. Private School With Low Vaccination Rates
Three dozen students have been infected at Asheville Waldorf School — which has among the very highest rates of parents claiming religious exemption from state vaccine requirements.
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:00:13 -0500)

Recreational Pot Shops Now Open For Business In Massachusetts
Two marijuana dispensaries opened their doors to customers 21 and older on Tuesday. The mayor of Northampton, Mass., was the first in line at one store, calling it a "historic day."
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:29:45 -0500)

Advocates Fight 'Culture of Secrecy' In Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico's governor pledged to run a transparent recovery process. But as billions of dollars are on the way, many say there are indications that transparency may not be a top priority.
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:29:26 -0500)

Democrats Demolish The 'Orange Curtain' In Orange County
There will be no Republican members of Congress from Orange County, Calif. It is a stunning turn for a county that was once the heart of the state's GOP.
(Tue, 20 Nov 2018 13:07:54 -0500)

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