Amy Held

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Firefighters Gain Ground On SoCal Wildfires Even As Winds Continue To Vex

Saturday, December 09, 2017

The Santa Ana winds gave firefighters a small reprieve but were expected to pick up once again. Air quality was at hazardous levels in some areas.

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ISIS's Last Stand Falls In Iraq, Prime Minister Says

Saturday, December 09, 2017

After a three-and-a-half year fight, Haider al-Abadi announced Saturday Iraqi forces had retaken the group's final stronghold along the Syrian border.

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WATCH: N.J. Dashcam Captures Brilliant Nighttime Streak

Thursday, December 07, 2017

A police officer on patrol in the pre-dawn hours saw a meteor and managed to record it, which has lit up social media.

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Can't Be Topped: Neapolitan-Style Pizza Making Wins UNESCO Heritage Status

Thursday, December 07, 2017

The traditional form of pizza making was recognized on Wednesday by the U.N.'s cultural arm. The designation is intended to safeguard and raise awareness about forms of cultural heritage.

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Struggling Toys R Us Plans To Pay Executives Millions In Bonuses

Thursday, December 07, 2017

The nation's largest toy retailer filed for bankruptcy in September but said it wants to motivate its top brass to turn around sales in the critical holiday shopping season.

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Kim Davis Once Denied Him A Marriage License. Now Kentucky Man Seeks Her Job

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

A county clerk's race in Kentucky rose to national prominence after David Ermold announced he will run against Davis, who opposes same-sex marriage and denied him and his partner a marriage license.

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Parts Of LA On Fire As Several Blazes Scorch Southern California

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Four wildfires in Ventura and Los Angeles counties threatened more than 12,000 homes and other buildings and shut down more than 200 schools. No deaths have been confirmed.

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Trump Isn't Among Year's Most Popular Tweets — Obama Dominates The List

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

2017 was a busy year for Twitter, with records broken for most retweets and likes. Former President Barack Obama had several of the year's most popular tweets.

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As S.C. Waffle House Worker Sleeps, Customer Mans The Grill

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Alex Bowen of West Columbia said he didn't want to rouse the worker and got to work himself, documenting the caper in a series of selfies posted to social media.

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Wildfires In Southern California Force Thousands Of People To Flee

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The blazes in four counties come just weeks after the deadliest wildfires in the state's history killed dozens in Northern California's wine country.

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U.S. In Direct Contact With North Korea: 'We Do Talk To Them,' Tillerson Says

Saturday, September 30, 2017

"We have lines of communications to Pyongyang," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. The State Department later said North Korean officials are not "ready for talks regarding denuclearization."

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'They Want Everything To Be Done For Them': Trump Hits Back At Puerto Rico Criticism

Friday, September 29, 2017

In a series of tweets early Saturday, President Trump defended his administration's handling of the recovery effort on the island and cast blame on Democrats, the mayor of San Juan and the media.

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Nazi Salutes End In Arrests For Chinese Tourists In Berlin

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Germany has strict laws against using symbols, insignia or forms of greeting from "unconstitutional organizations."

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Venezuelan Troops Say They Quashed Attempted Anti-Government Attack At Military Base

Sunday, August 06, 2017

The political crisis in Venezuela is in a spiral following last Sunday's vote to elect a constituent assembly, which consolidated President Nicolás Maduro's control.

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Japan Calls For Denuclearized World On 72nd Anniversary Of Hiroshima

Sunday, August 06, 2017

On Aug. 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Now, Japan, the U.S. and other nations grapple with calls for global disarmament amid the threat posed by North Korea.

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Norman Lear, Kennedy Center Honoree, To Skip White House Reception In Protest

Saturday, August 05, 2017

The 95-year-old TV producer and writer says he cannot celebrate "at a White House that has no interest in supporting the Arts and Humanities."

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Northwestern Professor And Oxford Employee Arrested In Stabbing Death Of Chicago Man

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Wyndham Lathem and Andrew Warren surrendered on Friday in California and are facing first-degree murder charges.

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Search And Rescue Suspended For U.S. Marines In 'Mishap' Off Australian Coast

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Most service members were rescued, but three remain unaccounted for after their aircraft "entered the water."

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Legendary Editor Judith Jones Dies At 93

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

She was behind such seminal works as the English-language The Diary of Anne Frank and Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Jones died Wednesday from Alzheimer's complications, according to family.

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Ala. Peanut Butter Jailbreak Ends With Capture Of Final Inmate

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Two days after escaping from an Alabama county jail using the insides of a sandwich, the 12th inmate was caught in Florida.

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