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Democrats win California seat for net gain of 40 in US House

Democrats win California seat for net gain of 40 in US HouseA three-term Republican congressman conceded defeat on Thursday in a close race in California, giving the Democrats a total of 235 seats in the US House of Representatives. Republican David Valadao, who was first elected to the House from California’s 21st Congressional District in 2012, called Democrat T.J. Cox to concede the race. The result gave the Democrats 235 seats in the 435-member chamber, a net gain of 40 seats over the previous House.



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Oil prices gain as investors eye Fed relief on interest rates

Oil prices gain as investors eye Fed relief on interest ratesOil prices gained Thursday after the US benchmark slid below $ 50 a barrel following reports Russia could join a production cut at next month's OPEC meeting.



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House Democrats win 222 seats as Republicans gain 2 Senate seats

House Democrats win 222 seats as Republicans gain 2 Senate seatsA divided country has a divided Congress, with votes in several states still to be confirmed. ABC News' Stephanie Ramos reports.



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Asian stocks gain after Chinese assurances over slowdown

Asian stocks gain after Chinese assurances over slowdownSINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets advanced Monday, lifted by Chinese benchmarks after officials put a positive spin on the country's slowing economy.



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Tropical Storm Florence expected to gain strength into next week

Tropical Storm Florence expected to gain strength into next weekTropical Storm Florence is expected to intensify at a faster rate throughout the rest of the upcoming weekend, according to the latest intensity forecasts from AccuWeather.



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First lady Melania Trump’s parents gain U.S. citizenship through process opposed by Donald Trump

First lady Melania Trump’s parents gain U.S. citizenship through process opposed by Donald TrumpFirst lady Melania Trump's parents became U.S. citizens Thursday, through a process President Trump wants to end.



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Crews gain ground on monster California wildfire

Crews gain ground on monster California wildfireBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Crews battling the largest wildfire in California’s history took advantage of milder overnight temperatures to gain considerable ground in containing the blaze on Wednesday, a day after officials said it would take until September to snuff it out. The Mendocino Complex fire, which has scorched an area of northern California almost the size of Los Angeles, was 47 percent contained on Wednesday morning, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said, up from 34 percent a day earlier. Overnight temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday should drop to a low of 64 degrees Fahrenheit (18 Celsius) but highs were forecast to hit 98 degrees (37 Celsius) on Wednesday and 99 degrees on Thursday, said Jennifer Guenehner of the National Weather Service.



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Firefighters gain on sprawling California wildfire, six dead

Firefighters gain on sprawling California wildfire, six deadBy Bob Strong REDDING, Calif. (Reuters) – California firefighters on Monday gained ground on a massive wildfire that has killed six people and destroyed hundreds of homes, while rescuers searched for at least seven missing people. The Carr Fire ignited a week ago outside Redding, about 150 miles (240 km) north of Sacramento, and doubled in size over the weekend, charring an area half the size of New York City and forcing 38,000 people to flee their homes. Two firefighters, a 70-year-old woman and her two young great-grandchildren were among the dead.



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California wildfire: Firefighters gain ground on devastating inferno as victims' families reel from loss

California wildfire: Firefighters gain ground on devastating inferno as victims' families reel from lossFirefighters in northern California have finally begun gaining ground on the massive wildfire that has claimed at least six lives after doubling over the weekend – fuelled by hot, dry conditions and swift winds that pushed the flames. The family of a 70-year-old woman and two children killed by the massive fires, for instance, described the final moments of their loved ones, with the woman trying in vain to save her two great-grandchildren using a wet blanket at their house outside of Redding. The victims were identified by relatives as James Roberts, five, his sister Emily, four, and their great grandmother, Melody Bledsoe, 70.



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Democrats look to gain in Southern California as outrage mounts over family separations

Democrats look to gain in Southern California as outrage mounts over family separationsDemocrats are already plotting about how to motivate and mobilize the 66 percent of voters who oppose Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy.



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