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Firefighter Killed Battling Thomas Fire In Southern California, Officials Say

Firefighter Killed Battling Thomas Fire In Southern California, Officials SayA firefighter was killed battling the monstrous Thomas Fire in Southern California, officials said on Thursday.



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Texts reveal two FBI officials in Russia inquiry had anti-Trump sentiments

Texts reveal two FBI officials in Russia inquiry had anti-Trump sentimentsPeter Strzok was dismissed from the Russia investigation when Robert Mueller found out about a series harshly critical text messages about candidate Donald Trump. The messages were made public Tuesday.



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Los Angeles fire that tore through Bel Air started at homeless camp, officials reveal

Los Angeles fire that tore through Bel Air started at homeless camp, officials revealA cooking fire at a homeless camp ignited the wildfire that threatened the affluent Los Angeles neighbourhood of Bel Air, officials have said. “Investigators have determined the fire was caused by an illegal cooking fire at an encampment in a brush area adjacent,” the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement, adding that no arrests had yet been made in connection with the fire. While not as large as the two other blazes that scorched thousands of acres in Los Angeles County, the Skirball Fire attracted attention as it imperilled upscale homes and the Getty Center, feeding on dry brush in the hills.



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Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinct

Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinctPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them.



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Ex-Justice Department officials defend FBI after Trump says bureau is 'in tatters'

Ex-Justice Department officials defend FBI after Trump says bureau is 'in tatters'President Trump’s assertion that former FBI Director James Comey left the bureau’s reputation “in tatters” isn’t sitting well with Comey and other former members of the Justice Department.



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Ex-Justice Department officials defend FBI after Trump says bureau is 'in tatters'

Ex-Justice Department officials defend FBI after Trump says bureau is 'in tatters'President Trump’s assertion that former FBI Director James Comey left the bureau’s reputation “in tatters” isn’t sitting well with Comey and other former members of the Justice Department.



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Does Kratom Really Kill? Officials Aren't Telling Us The Whole Story.

Does Kratom Really Kill? Officials Aren't Telling Us The Whole Story.John Grove stood out among the dozens of fatal drug overdose victims the Georgia Bureau of Investigation examined in November 2016.



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Pakistan minister resigns as officials bow to Islamists' demands

Pakistan minister resigns as officials bow to Islamists' demandsPakistan’s law minister resigned Monday after the embattled government bowed to demands from a small Islamist group, striking a deal with the help of the military to end a weeks-long anti-blasphemy protest. Khadim Hussain Rizvi and his supporters from the once-obscure Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah Pakistan (TLY) group had paralysed the capital since November 6 with just 2,000 demonstrators, enraging millions of commuters and the judiciary who blasted the government for hesitating to act against them. Analysts said the capitulation to him and his supporters was an unsettling sign of the influence even marginal religious groups wield in Pakistan and an embarrassment for the government before elections due in 2018.



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Pentagon likely to acknowledge 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria: U.S. officials

Pentagon likely to acknowledge 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria: U.S. officialsThe Pentagon is likely to announce in the coming days that there are about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, two U.S. officials said on Friday, as the military acknowledges that an accounting system for troops has under-reported the size of forces on the ground. The U.S. military had earlier publicly said it had around 500 troops in Syria, mostly supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces group of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting Islamic State in the north of the country. Two U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the Pentagon could, as early as Monday, publicly announce that there are slightly more than 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria.



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Vietnam prosecutes bank officials in corruption crackdown

Vietnam prosecutes bank officials in corruption crackdownVietnam has prosecuted five former officials of the unlisted Dong A Bank for violating rules that “lead to serious consequences”, police said on Friday, part of a widening investigation involving the Ho Chi Minh City-based lender. Energy and banking firms are at the heart of a sweeping crackdown on corruption in the communist state, a campaign that made global headlines this year when Germany accused Vietnam of kidnapping a Vietnamese businessman in Berlin. The troubled, partly private Dong A Bank is among several lenders under scrutiny of the authorities who say they want to tackle corruption, including abuse of power and violation of lending rules.



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