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2020 Vision: Hillary Clinton thinks Russia will back Tulsi Gabbard to help Trump stay in power

2020 Vision: Hillary Clinton thinks Russia will back Tulsi Gabbard to help Trump stay in power“This is not some outlandish claim,” Clinton said in an interview this week. “This is reality.”



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Russia seeks to cement its role as power broker in Syria

Russia seeks to cement its role as power broker in SyriaRussia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government forces and Turkish troops. At the same time, tensions grew within NATO as Turkey defied growing condemnation of its invasion from its Western allies. Now in its seventh day, Turkey’s offensive against Kurdish fighters has caused tens of thousands to flee their homes, has upended alliances and is re-drawing the map of northern Syria for yet another time in the 8-year-old war.



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The Latest: Fire department: LA blaze began under power line

The Latest: Fire department: LA blaze began under power lineFire officials say a destructive fire that broke out on the edge of Los Angeles began beneath a high-voltage transmission tower. Capt. Erik Scott told The Associated Press on Monday that Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigators have only determined the origin of the fire, not its cause. The location was at the base of power lines owned by Southern California Edison.



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Power returns to Northern California; firefighters gain on wildfires in SoCal

Power returns to Northern California; firefighters gain on wildfires in SoCalThe lights were back on for more than 2 million Northern Californians after strong winds fueling wildfire concerns prompted a preemptive outage.



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California power outages highlight economic disparity

California power outages highlight economic disparityWhen the nation's largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could help sustain them during blackouts. Others had the security of knowing they could rely on solar panels and batteries installed in their homes. Communities in the San Francisco Bay Area are already reeling from economic imbalance as the tech industry has drawn well-off workers to the region, pushing lower- and middle-income families farther away from pricey city centers.



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California power lines spark wildfires and prompt blackouts. Why not just bury them?

California power lines spark wildfires and prompt blackouts. Why not just bury them?It would take more than 1,000 years to bury all the lines at the current rate. And it all comes out of the customer's pocket eventually.



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The California power outages show how dire the wildfire crisis has gotten — 9 of the state's 10 biggest fires came in the last 16 years

The California power outages show how dire the wildfire crisis has gotten — 9 of the state's 10 biggest fires came in the last 16 yearsCalifornia utility company PG&E; preemptively shut down power lines that could have sparked wildfires this week. It could be a new normal.



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Board strips Little Rock teachers' union bargaining power

Board strips Little Rock teachers' union bargaining powerThe Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday stripped the collective bargaining power of the Little Rock teachers’ union, sparking fears of a strike even as the panel backed off a plan that critics said would be a return to a racially divided system 62 years after the integration of Central High School. A packed auditorium chanted “shame” at the board as it adjourned after abruptly passing a proposal to no longer recognize the Little Rock Education Association as the district’s bargaining agent when the union’s contract expires Oct. 31. The move came shortly after the panel voted to return local control of Little Rock’s schools to a board that will be elected in November 2020.



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Power coming back in Northern California, fire danger eases

Power coming back in Northern California, fire danger easesThe lights were back on Friday for more than half of the nearly 2 million Northern California residents who lost electricity after the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. utility switched it off earlier this week to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires during dry, windy weather. PG&E restored the power in Northern California after workers inspected power lines to make sure it was safe to do so.



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California power outage: What happens when the lights go out

California power outage: What happens when the lights go outPower to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses went out early Wednesday, affecting millions of people in California. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said a forecast of extreme wind and dry weather has created fire danger of an unprecedented scope, prompting it to initiate the largest preventive outage in state history to reduce the risk of wildfires sparked by faulty power lines. PG&E said it will turn off power to 800,000 customers — that means about 2 million people — in 34 counties in northern, central and coastal California.



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