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Number of People Ordered To Flee California Fires Hits 15K

REDDING — The number of people ordered to flee from two Northern California wildfires has swelled to 15,000, authorities said Monday as flames rolled toward several small towns in a rural area of lakes, forests and mountains. Elsewhere in the same region, f...
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Branson Duck Boat Death Toll Reaches 17

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Some Facts About Immigrant Children in US Custody

The deaths of two migrant children in U.S. custody last month are bringing increased attention to how the nation is grappling with a surge of families and children traveling alone across the southern border, especially from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador....

Walters: Opioids Deadlier Than Guns in California

Abuse of opioids is a national epidemic, and California is no exception. CALmatters columnist Dan Walters writes in his Oct. 15 column: "Last year, California doctors and dentists wrote 23.7 million prescriptions for opioids, supposedly to relieve their ...