Inspector general to review EPA's 2017 hurricane response

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An internal federal watchdog says it will conduct a wide-ranging review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s preparedness and response to the major hurricanes that struck the United States this year. | read more:
Inspector general to review EPA’s 2017 hurricane response

Inspector general to review EPA’s 2017 hurricane response
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Fire engineer dies fighting California's growing Thomas Fire

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A firefighter was killed in southern California’s massive Thomas Fire on Thursday. The blaze has grown rapidly, fueled by gusty Santa Ana winds, dry conditions and single-digit humidity. | read more:
Fire engineer dies fighting California’s growing Thomas Fire

Fire engineer dies fighting California’s growing Thomas Fire
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Governor's executive order requires harassment training for state employees

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Governor Rick Scott is calling on state employees and their supervisors to undergo sexual harassment training. | read more:
Governor’s executive order requires harassment training for state employees

Governor’s executive order requires harassment training for state employees
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3 arrested for animal abuse at Okeechobee dairy farm

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Three workers at McArthur Diary in Okeechobee were arrested for animal cruelty after the Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) recorded undercover videos of the abuse inflicted on cows. | read more:
3 arrested for animal abuse at Okeechobee dairy farm

3 arrested for animal abuse at Okeechobee dairy farm
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Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfire

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Fire lines have been established around nearly a third of one of the largest wildfires in California history, but the blaze is still raging in some places, conditions are still fire-prone, and danger remains. | read more:
Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfire

Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfire
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Paul Ryan 'soul searching,' possible he could leave Congress after 2018 elections

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House Speaker Paul Ryan has had soul searching conversations about his future with friends, some of his close friends tell CNN. | read more:
Paul Ryan ‘soul searching,’ possible he could leave Congress after 2018 elections

Paul Ryan ‘soul searching,’ possible he could leave Congress after 2018 elections
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College student arrested; tried to trade chicken Alfredo, Sprite for sex

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Youngstown State University student Albert Maruna was caught red-handed and arrested this week after he allegedly attempted to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, who turned out to be an undercover officer. | read more:
College student arrested; tried to trade chicken Alfredo, Sprite for sex

College student arrested; tried to trade chicken Alfredo, Sprite for sex
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California will set more fires to try to stop wildfires

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California’s seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is helping drive plans to do more “controlled burns” that thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that if left unchecked can feed monster blazes that force entire communities to flee. | read more:
California will set more fires to try to stop wildfires

California will set more fires to try to stop wildfires
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Rubio says he's a 'no' on tax bill unless he gets child tax credit

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Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, told congressional leadership that he will not support the latest version of the GOP tax bill if the legislation doesn’t make the child tax credit more generous. | read more:
Rubio says he’s a ‘no’ on tax bill unless he gets child tax credit

Rubio says he’s a ‘no’ on tax bill unless he gets child tax credit
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Cost of fighting California's 4th-largest fire nears $75M

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Fire lines have been established around nearly a third of one of the largest wildfires in California history, but the blaze is still raging in some places, conditions are still fire-prone, and danger remains. | read more:
Cost of fighting California’s 4th-largest fire nears M

Cost of fighting California’s 4th-largest fire nears M
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Colossal California fire now 4th largest in state history

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Fire lines have been established around nearly a third of one of the largest wildfires in California history, but the blaze is still raging in some places, conditions are still fire-prone, and danger remains. | read more:
Colossal California fire now 4th largest in state history

Colossal California fire now 4th largest in state history
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