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The Latest: Agency reports progress in fighting twin fires

The Latest:  Agency reports progress in fighting twin firesCLEARLAKE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires raging in California (all times local):



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Twin Peaks star, Pamela Gidley, dies ages 52

Twin Peaks star, Pamela Gidley, dies ages 52The American actress, Pamela Gidley, who played Teresa Banks in David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" prequel "Fire Walk with Me" passed away on April 16th, it was confirmed on Sunday.



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Water agency approves $11B for California twin tunnels plan

Water agency approves $  11B for California twin tunnels planCalifornia's largest water agency on Tuesday approved a nearly $ 11 billion plan to help fund two enormous tunnels, breathing new life into Gov. Jerry Brown's ambitious and controversial plan to remake the state's water system.



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More than 50,000 flee twin offensives in Syria as crisis deepens

More than 50,000 flee twin offensives in Syria as crisis deepensMore than 50,000 people have fled twin offensives in Syria in recent days, as escalating violence is displacing large numbers of civilians across the country. Around 30,000 left the northern majority Kurdish city of Afrin as Turkish and allied forces stepped up a siege. In the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, some 20,000 have left rebel areas targeted by Syrian government forces. They continued streaming out in their thousands on Friday as the enclave was pummelled relentlessly. Aid agencies said they were expecting at least double that number to leave in the coming days and weeks. Pictures from the Kafr Baytna neighbourhood showed the still-smouldering bodies of civilians in the street after the area was hit by what residents said was napalm-like incendiary weapons dropped from a Russian jet. Some 46 people were killed in the attack. Moscow and Damascus accuse the rebels of forcing people to stay in harm's way to use them as human shields. The rebels deny this and say the aim of the government assault is to depopulate opposition areas as they have done in Aleppo and Homs. Further north in Syria, the Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG) militia, defending Afrin, said it was battling the Turkish forces and their Syrian militia allies who tried to storm the town from the north. On Friday alone, Turkish artillery fire killed 18 civilians in the city centre, where remaining residents were stocking up on food in preparation for a fully fledged siege. Syrians from the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region, just outside Damascus, cross a regime-controlled corridor in Hamouria  Credit: AFP/Getty Speaking from a makeshift clinic in southern Afrin, Dan Smith, a British volunteer medic with the YPG, told the Telegraph he had seen many casualties in the last few days. “The situation just keeps getting worse, it’s a slaughter. They just bombed the civilian hospital,” Mr Smith, from London, said in a text message. “We’ve treated men, women and children, mostly with air strike and artillery injuries." Turkey's military dropped flyers in Arabic and Kurdish on the northern Syrian town of Afrin yesterday morning, asking residents to stay away from "terrorist positions" and urging YPG militiamen to surrender. Syrian civilians with their belongings as they flee from fighting between the Syrian government forces and rebels Credit: SANA The leaflets say Afrin civilians wanting to leave would be "under the guarantee" of the Turkish military. They urged Kurdish fighters to "trust the hand we extend to you," saying: "Come surrender! A calm and peaceful future awaits you in Afrin." The seven-year war has displaced more than half of Syria’s 21 million population – six million inside Syria and another six million are seeking refuge outside the country. The two offensives, one backed by Russia and the other led by Turkey, have shown how Syrian factions and their foreign allies are aggressively reshaping the map of control of the country as the UN looks on helplessly. Turkey began its operation, codenamed Olive Branch, in January with the aim of clearing the YPG, which it sees as terrorists, from the border. People take cover in a cellar in the village of Qastal Koshk, north of Afrin  Credit: AFP However, Turkish forces have continued deep into Afrin and threatened to continue on to Manbij, the next large town held by the Kurds. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, has previously claimed that Afrin was part of the Ottoman Empire and that the land should be returned to Arabs. The foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Russia convened a meeting in the Kazakh capital Astana yesterday to discuss the situation in Syria. The three states last year agreed to contain the conflict on several fronts with "de-escalation zones", while simultaneously pursuing own military objectives in Syria.



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Woman discovers she has a twin she was separated from at birth

Woman discovers she has a twin she was separated from at birthSharon Morello, who was adopted as a baby, learned that she was separated at birth from her twin sister, who was adopted by a different family.



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Chilling 9/11 photo shows moments after plane struck Twin Towers

Chilling 9/11 photo shows moments after plane struck Twin TowersSeptember 11, 2001 is a day that still strikes sadness and fear into the hearts of Americans, especially those who resided in New York City during the deadliest terror attack in U.S. history. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives on that fateful day when two hijacked planes crashed into the Twin Towers.



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Trial starts for woman charged with killing her twin

Trial starts for woman charged with killing her twinWAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A murder trial began Monday for a woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister.



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Twin Cities Pride officials apologize, will let police march

Twin Cities Pride officials apologize, will let police marchMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Twin Cities Pride Parade organizers apologized Friday for asking law enforcement to minimize their participation in Sunday's annual event in downtown Minneapolis due to tensions over the shooting of Philando Castile, and said officers are welcome to march after all.



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Twin Terror Attacks Hit Tehran, Killing at Least 12

Twin Terror Attacks Hit Tehran, Killing at Least 12A group of gunmen and a suicide bomber launched dual attacks on two Iranian landmarks Wednesday, killing 12 people and injuring nearly 50 others.



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Twin Sisters Celebrate Turning 100 With Flower-Filled Photo Shoot

Twin Sisters Celebrate Turning 100 With Flower-Filled Photo ShootCentenarians Maria Pignaton Ponton and Paula Pignaton Pandolfi were photographed in fluffy skirts and flowers in time for their birthday.



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