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WATCH: Massive 'Fire Tornado' Revealed In Footage Released By Officials

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It was just after 7:30 p.m. on July 26 that dispatchers heard Jeremy Stoke's mayday call. The fire inspector had been in his pickup heading to evacuate a neighborhood in northwest Redding, Calif., when he was trapped by the blaze himself.

Democrats Unveil Ad Attacking House GOP Leaders

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A prominent outside group supporting House Democrats is out with a new ad attacking top House Republican leaders as a scandal-plagued trio following in the mold of disreputable party predecessors.

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter Is Sentenced To Life In Prison

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A federal judge has sentenced Esteban Santiago to life in prison for carrying out a 2017 shooting in a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., airport that killed five people and injured six others.

'There Must Be Justice': U.S. Sanctions Myanmar Soldiers For Rohingya Killings

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Nearly a year since Myanmar began its bloody crackdown on the Rohingya, driving more than 700,00 members of the Muslim minority group to flee, the U.S. is sanctioning several high-level commanders and units in the country's armed forces.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Has Convoluted Ties To Rail Company Whose Project He Supports

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Seven years ago, Florida Gov. Rick Scott killed a federally funded project to build a high-speed train between Tampa and Orlando.

Monsoon Floods Have Killed More Than 320 People In Kerala, India

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The official death toll from flooding in the Indian state of Kerala spiked to at least 324 people on Friday — and the office of Kerala's chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, said, "the rains continue to remain strong."

Ruffed Grouse Population Declining, Hunters Worry West Nile Virus To Blame

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Hunters in Wisconsin are worried the state's ruffed grouse population is declining because of West Nile virus. The DNR is beginning a three year study on the matter this fall. 

Yo-Yo Ma, A Life Led With Bach

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Yo-Yo Ma opened his recent Tiny Desk concert with the gently rolling "Prelude" from J. S. Bach's Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1.

All The Things You Are: Aretha's Life In Jazz

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Aretha Franklin was about a month shy of her 20th birthday when she appeared for a week at The Village Gate in late February of 1962.

About That Microloan Mention In 'Crazy Rich Asians' ...

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Editor's Note: This story was originally published on Nov. 1, 2016, and has been updated.

Crazy Rich Asians is, of course, not a movie about global development. But as it happens, the topic gets a cameo in the rom-com.

How Spanish Women Were Allegedly Targeted In 'Stolen Babies' Cases For Decades

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For almost 40 years, Pilar Navarro thought her daughter was dead.

Texas Tightens Disclosure Rules Following Medicaid Investigation

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A Medicaid committee in Texas is requiring those who comment at its meetings to disclose more details about their ties to pharmaceutical companies following a Center for Public Integrity and NPR investigation into the

Janet Jackson Marks Her Comeback With The Help Of Daddy Yankee

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Janet Jackson knows exactly what she's doing.

U.S. Threatens Further Sanctions Against Turkey Over Detained Pastor

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The U.S. is threatening further sanctions against Turkey if it does not quickly release American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been detained by the Turkish government for nearly two years. The diplomatic spat is also taking a toll on Turkey's currency, the lira.

Former Intel Chiefs: White House Using Security Clearances As A 'Political Tool'

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About a dozen top former intelligence officials are speaking out after the White House revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a vocal cri

Opinion: How I Learned To Face Food Waste And Plan Smarter

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In Washington, D.C., Peter Rabbit regularly challenges me to stop wasting food. On a billboard hovering beyond my local grocery store and on posters on bus stop shelters, he casually chomps on a carrot while leaning on big bold letters: "Better Ate Than Never."

WHO Expects Ebola To Spread In Congo In Areas Too Dangerous To Send Workers

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The World Health Organization said Friday that security concerns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu region were preventing aid workers from reaching certain areas — and leaving open the possibility of the Ebola virus spreading.

More Than Keeping Time: A Melodic Drumming Demo

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What would you say if I told you that drums can sing? The best jazz drummers have always understood this as fact.

Children's Hospital Of Wisconsin Plans $265M Expansion In Wauwatosa

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Children's Hospital of Wisconsin plans a $265 million expansion and upgrade at its campus in Wauwatosa.

Teachers Turning To Free Supply Shops To Outfit Their Classrooms

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Victoria Gomez waits at a "checkout" table as two volunteers count up her finds: puzzles, felt, storage bins and wooden shelves. "My last [credit] card bill was $1,000 and that's just from last month, just for school supplies and things for my classroom," she tells them.

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