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Flood Victims Get Food and Water; Rain Spreads to Northeast

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Stranded by Florence's epic floods days after the hurricane hit North Carolina, Wilmington residents lined up by the hundreds Tuesday for free food, water and tarps, while officials managed to open a second route into the surrounded city. ...
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Trade War Escalates as China Announces Tariffs on US Imports

BEIJING — The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. "The downward spiral that we have previously warned about n...
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US Slashes Number of Refugees to 30,000 Next Year

WASHINGTON — The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country ...
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Deputy Killed, Second Wounded near Sacramento

RANCHO CORDOVA — A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy was killed and another wounded in a shootout that started with an argument at a Pep Boys store, authorities said. "As soon as they arrived and engaged the subject he turned as if to run or flee and then ...
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GOP Plans Senate Hearing Next Week for Kavanaugh, Accuser

WASHINGTON — Republicans abruptly laid plans Monday for a Senate committee hearing at which Brett Kavanaugh and the woman alleging he sexually assaulted her decades ago will testify publicly, as GOP leaders grudgingly opted for a dramatic showdown they hoped w...
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