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Most Of The California Wildfires Are Under Control, But The Thomas Fire Is Still Raging

Most Of The California Wildfires Are Under Control, But The Thomas Fire Is Still RagingMore than 10 days after the Thomas Fire sparked in Ventura County, the blaze grew to some 252,200 acres on Friday as more than 8,300 firefighters worked night and day to contain it.



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Firefighters wrestle to control massive California wildfire

Firefighters wrestle to control massive California wildfireBy Ben Gruber CARPINTERIA, Calif. (Reuters) – An out-of-control California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 700 homes in its path of destruction crept closer to the upscale hillside community of Montecito on Tuesday despite calmer winds that slowed its progress. The Thomas Fire, which broke out on Dec. 4 near the community of Ojai, has since traveled 27 miles (43 km) to become the fifth-largest blaze in state history. It has blackened more than 368 square miles (953 square km) in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, an area larger than New York City.



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Firefighters wrestle to control massive California wildfire

Firefighters wrestle to control massive California wildfireAn out-of-control California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 700 homes in its path of destruction crept closer to the upscale hillside community of Montecito on Tuesday despite calmer winds that slowed its progress. The Thomas Fire, which broke out on Dec. 4 near the community of Ojai, has since traveled 27 miles (43 km) to become the fifth-largest blaze in state history. It has blackened more than 366 square miles (948 square kilometers) in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, an area larger than New York City.



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Democrats In Washington State Win Full Control Of The Government

Democrats In Washington State Win Full Control Of The GovernmentWASHINGTON ― Democrat Manka Dhingra won Tuesday’s special election to a Washington state Senate seat ― a race that most people wouldn’t be paying attention to except that Dhingra just cemented her party’s full control of the state government.



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Kellyanne Conway Says Debating Gun Control Now 'Disrespects The Dead'

Kellyanne Conway Says Debating Gun Control Now 'Disrespects The Dead'White House counselor Kellyanne Conway blasted renewed criticism about politicians’ failure to enact stricter gun controls in the wake of the Texas church shooting, saying it’s “disrespectful to the dead.”



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'Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough.' Gun Control Advocates Demand Action After Texas Shooting

'Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough.' Gun Control Advocates Demand Action After Texas Shooting"Let's also pray that you find the courage to do your job"



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Syrian army takes full control of Deir Ezzor city from IS: state TV

Syrian army takes full control of Deir Ezzor city from IS: state TVSyria’s army has seized Deir Ezzor from the Islamic State group, state media said Friday, driving the jihadists from the last major city where they were present. “The army announces full control of Deir Ezzor city,” state television said in a breaking news alert, citing sources on the ground. State television reported that engineering units from the army were combing captured neighbourhoods to defuse mines and other explosives.



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Scott Pruitt Just Cleared The Way For Industry Control Of EPA's Science Advisory Boards

Scott Pruitt Just Cleared The Way For Industry Control Of EPA's Science Advisory BoardsThe Environmental Protection Agency has banned scientists who receive funding from the agency from serving on its scientific advisory boards, in an unprecedented move critics say gives favor to industry-friendly advisers.



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Spain on a knife's edge as Madrid seizes control of rebel Catalonia

Spain on a knife's edge as Madrid seizes control of rebel CataloniaSpain was plunged into crisis Friday as Madrid seized power from independence-seeking Catalonia, the first curtailment of regional autonomy since the brutal dictatorship of Francisco Franco. After regional lawmakers voted to declare a Catalan “republic”, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy moved swiftly to dissolve the rebel government and parliament, and called December 21 elections to replace them. Secessionist lawmakers voted 70 to 10 in the 135-member parliament Friday to declare Catalonia “a republic in the form of an independent and sovereign state”.



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Spain Moves to Take Control of Catalonia After Defiant Independence Vote

Spain Moves to Take Control of Catalonia After Defiant Independence VoteShortly after the Catalan parliament passed a resolution to create “an independent state,” the Spanish government voted to take control of the region and remove the elected regional government.



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