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NC Governor Names New Elections Board Amid 9th District Fraud Investigation
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NC Governor Names New Elections Board Amid 9th District Fraud Investigation

The investigation into North Carolina’s alleged election fraud moved closer to possible resolution Thursday when Gov. Roy Cooper named a new state elections board to oversee the probe of America’s last undecided... Read More

Relief for Wildfire, Hurricane Victims Tied Up in Federal Talks About Border Wall
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Relief for Wildfire, Hurricane Victims Tied Up in Federal Talks About Border Wall

Disaster recovery funds for victims of California’s wildfires and other natural disasters have emerged as a bargaining chip in the battle to build President Donald Trump’s border wall. Read More

Census Prep Is Vital to a State’s Power. Here’s Why Some Could Miss Out
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Census Prep Is Vital to a State’s Power. Here’s Why Some Could Miss Out

For states, counting every resident in the census is like hunting for coins under the sofa cushions. Added together, those people equal real money in the form of federal dollars — not to mention more seats in the U.S. Congress. Read More

Woman Tried to Snatch 10-Month-Old Girl from Mother in Florida, Cops Say
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Woman Tried to Snatch 10-Month-Old Girl from Mother in Florida, Cops Say

A Sanford woman tried to snatch a 10-month-old girl from her mother Wednesday afternoon in Casselberry and was arrested on a kidnapping charge, police said. Investigators said Rita Ramirez, 39, couldn’t explain why... Read More

FEMA Extends Application Deadline for California Wildfire Victims to Feb. 15
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FEMA Extends Application Deadline for California Wildfire Victims to Feb. 15

Federal officials on Thursday said residents in Los Angeles, Ventura and Butte counties who suffered damages from the Woolsey, Hill or Camp wildfires have 15 more days to register for aid. Read More

Good Samaritan Picks Up Hotel Tab for 70 Homeless as Chicago Flirts With All-Time Cold Record
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Good Samaritan Picks Up Hotel Tab for 70 Homeless as Chicago Flirts With All-Time Cold Record

A good Samaritan has offered to spring for hotel rooms for 70 people who were camped out in tents overnight in the bitter cold after their propane tanks were confiscated, leaving them without any source of heat. Read More

What’s that Smoke Above Lake Michigan? It’s Arctic Sea Fog
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What’s that Smoke Above Lake Michigan? It’s Arctic Sea Fog

Smoke on the water. It’s not just a song lyric when it is hovering over Lake Michigan. Called sea smoke or sea fog, this phenomenon happens when a mass of very cold air blows over warmer water. It’s ... Read More

Running While Female: 2020 Presidential Hopefuls Test Differing Strategies
2020 Elections
Running While Female: 2020 Presidential Hopefuls Test Differing Strategies

When Elizabeth Warren launched her 2012 Senate bid in Massachusetts, some Democrats there worried. Another woman had run two years earlier and failed miserably. But Warren ignored warnings that she would be “another Martha Coakley.” Read More

National Parks Tally Shutdown Damage
Public Lands
National Parks Tally Shutdown Damage

In Death Valley, piles of human feces and hunks of what rangers call “toilet paper flowers” were left scattered around the desert. At Joshua Tree, officials found about 24 miles of unauthorized new trails... Read More

Pence to Meet with Venezuelan Exile Community in Miami
Venezuela
Pence to Meet with Venezuelan Exile Community in Miami

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, second lady Karen Pence, will fly to Miami on Friday to meet with the Venezuelan exile community and rally the community behind opposition leader Juan Guaido’s efforts to “restore freedom and democracy ... Read More

No, This Polar Vortex Doesn’t Disprove Global Warming
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No, This Polar Vortex Doesn’t Disprove Global Warming

It’s a question on many blue lips this week, as the Midwest braced for below-zero temperatures for its daily high on Wednesday: How can global warming be true when it’s so cold? Read More

Lawmakers Uneasy About Using Military Money and Active-Duty Troops at Border
National Security
Lawmakers Uneasy About Using Military Money and Active-Duty Troops at Border

With more than 2,300 U.S. troops still stationed at the southern border, lawmakers pressed Defense Department officials Tuesday to defend the deployment of active-duty members and asked whether President Trump plans on declaring a national emergency so he can use ... Read More

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