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California wildfires claim seventh victim, still spreading

California wildfires claim seventh victim, still spreadingBy Rich McKay NEW YORK (Reuters) – A seventh person died in a northern California wildfire on Saturday, as a couple of other fast-growing wildfires in the state expanded by more than 25 percent overnight and continued to spread. The White House announced on Sunday morning that U.S. President Donald Trump declared that a major disaster exists in California, a move that makes it easier for residents, businesses, cities and counties to gain access to federal money, food aid and other programs. “Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property loses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster,” the White House said.



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California's Wildfires Are Spreading Faster and Burning More This Year. Experts Say It 'Can Only Get Worse'

California's Wildfires Are Spreading Faster and Burning More This Year. Experts Say It 'Can Only Get Worse'More acres have burned across the state this year than at this point in 2017



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Opposition to immigrant sanctuary spreading in California

Opposition to immigrant sanctuary spreading in CaliforniaSANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak.



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These 17 Photos Show Santas Spreading Joy Around The World

These 17 Photos Show Santas Spreading Joy Around The WorldSanta Claus will soon be making his unbelievably fast trip around the world, delivering gifts to all of those children good enough to make his “nice” list.



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Biggest LA fire spreading more slowly as survivors pick up the pieces

Biggest LA fire spreading more slowly as survivors pick up the piecesCrews battling wildfires ravaging southern California for a week have managed to slow the spread of the worst of the blazes, officials said Tuesday, as residents were taking stock of the catastrophic damage. Evacuation orders were in place for threatened areas in the Santa Barbara region about 160 kilometers (100 miles) northwest of Los Angeles. In the past day or so, the blaze figure has grown by around a thousand hectares.



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Dramatic Video Shows Raging Southern California Wildfires Spreading

Dramatic Video Shows Raging Southern California Wildfires SpreadingMore than 12,000 homes are threatened by raging wildfires across Southern California, authorities said, as dramatic new video showed one of the latest fires overtaking the hills just north of the Los Angeles International Airport.



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Hezbollah, crown jewel of Iran's spreading influence

Hezbollah, crown jewel of Iran's spreading influenceLebanon’s Hezbollah, blamed by Saad Hariri for his shock resignation as premier, has grown over the three decades since its founding into a mighty army used by Iran to project regional influence. Hariri criticised the powerful Shiite movement for its meddling across the Middle East during a televised interview from Saudi Arabia on Sunday, his first media appearance since he stepped down on November 4. Hezbollah has participated in Hariri’s government for almost a year.



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Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for fake news?

Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for fake news?Infowars owner and long-time conspiracy theorist Alex Jones admitted that his site falsely reported and commented on the debunked “Pizzagate” controversy, a theory that alleged that Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant, had played a role in a child-sex-trafficking ring that also involved Hillary Clinton. Apologizing to the restaurant’s owner, James Alefantis, Mr. Jones issued a statement Friday. “I want our viewers and listeners to know that we regret any negative impact our commentaries may have had on Mr. Alefantis, Comet Ping Pong, or its employees,” he said.



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Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for fake news?

Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for fake news?Infowars owner and long-time conspiracy theorist Alex Jones admitted that his site falsely reported and commented on the debunked “Pizzagate” controversy, a theory that alleged that Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant, had played a role in a child-sex-trafficking ring that also involved Hillary Clinton. Apologizing to the restaurant’s owner, James Alefantis, Mr. Jones issued a statement Friday. “I want our viewers and listeners to know that we regret any negative impact our commentaries may have had on Mr. Alefantis, Comet Ping Pong, or its employees,” he said.



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Czech fugitive wanted for spreading HIV held in Thailand

Zdenek Pfeifer (L) sits in front of Thai police after being detained at his apartment on the island of Phuket on January 18, 2017A Czech fugitive wanted in his homeland for knowingly spreading HIV to multiple victims has been arrested on a Thai resort island after living in the country for more than a year, police said Wednesday. Zdenek Pfeifer, 49, was detained at his apartment on the island of Phuket on Tuesday evening, Thai Interpol said in a statement. "Thai police will contact Czech Interpol once he has been prosecuted for local violations," Thai Interpol said, adding he was arrested for illegally overstaying his visa.



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