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  • The Latest: Police: Fentanyl a cause of overdoses at house>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 13 2019 - 3:29 AM:)
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    The Latest: Police: Fentanyl a cause of overdoses at houseCHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a mass drug overdose at a house in Chico, California (all times local):


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  • &#39;We had no idea she was pregnant&#39;: 911 audio shows panic after woman in vegetative state gave birth in Arizona care facility>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 13 2019 - 1:50 AM:)
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    'We had no idea she was pregnant': 911 audio shows panic after woman in vegetative state gave birth in Arizona care facilityThe five minutes of 911 audio from the birth starts with a frantic nurse at the facility yelling, "The baby's turning blue! The baby's turning blue!"


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  • Snowstorm targets Washington, at least five dead in U.S. Midwest>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 12 2019 - 11:15 PM:)
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    Snowstorm targets Washington, at least five dead in U.S. MidwestThe weather system, which started as rain from Mexico but has since turned into snow, is forecast to affect an 1,800-mile (2,900 km) swath of the United States from Colorado to the Mid-Atlantic. The storm hit Kansas and Missouri on Friday and pummeled those states again on Saturday as it extended into parts of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, said U.S. Weather Prediction Center meteorologist Andrew Orrison. In Kansas City, snow dusted the field at Arrowhead Stadium during Saturday's National Football League playoff game between the hometown Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts.


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  • Trump: Government shutdown will go on &apos;for long time unless Democrats come back from their holidays&apos;>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 12 2019 - 8:31 PM:)
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    Trump: Government shutdown will go on 'for long time unless Democrats come back from their holidays'Donald Trump defended his partial government shutdown strategy on Twitter on Saturday, claiming that critics were wrong to say he did not have a plan for the longest federal closure in American history as it reaches its 22nd day and counting. The shutdown, caused by an impasse between Mr Trump and Democrats over $5.6bn (£4.4bn) request for a border wall, has resulted in more than 800,000 federal workers missing their paychecks on Friday. Both Mr Trump and Congress have come out with proposed solutions to end the government shutdown.


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  • Snow storm marches toward Washington, after pummeling Midwest>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 12 2019 - 7:39 PM:)
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    Snow storm marches toward Washington, after pummeling MidwestThe weather system is forecast to affect an 1,800-mile corridor of the United States from Colorado to the mid-Atlantic.


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  • Julian Castro Jumps Into 2020 Democratic Presidential Fray>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 12 2019 - 7:28 PM:)
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    Julian Castro Jumps Into 2020 Democratic Presidential FrayCastro has been considered a rising star in the Democratic Party -- he was a contender to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 2016 -- but he’ll be entering a race that’s likely to include candidates with higher national profiles and well-established fundraising operations. “We’re going to make sure that the promise of America is available to everyone,’’ Castro said before a cheering crowd on Saturday in his home town of San Antonio, Texas.


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  • Eating more fiber and whole grains may mean a lower risk of death and disease, study finds>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 12 2019 - 5:03 PM:)
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    Eating more fiber and whole grains may mean a lower risk of death and disease, study findsHigher fiber diets were associated with a 15 to 31 percent reduction in the risk of death and disease, new research published in The Lancet has found.


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  • China&#39;s Huawei fires employee detained in Poland>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 12 2019 - 2:41 PM:)
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    China's Huawei fires employee detained in PolandHuawei said Saturday it has fired a Chinese employee who was arrested in Poland on espionage allegations, as China's telecom giant distanced itself from the case amid Western concerns that it could act as a proxy for Chinese security services. This week's detention of Wang Weijing follows the December arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer in Canada and US efforts to blacklist the company internationally over security concerns. While China's government has vociferously defended Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and demanded her release, the firm swiftly sacked Wang, who works at its representative office in Poland.


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  • Pompeo confident of US deal with Turkey to protect Kurds>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 12 2019 - 2:21 PM:)
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    Pompeo confident of US deal with Turkey to protect KurdsABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Despite Turkey's vows to the contrary, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday he was confident the two nations can agree on a way to protect U.S.-allied Kurdish rebels in Syria after American troops withdraw from the country.


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  • LA TEACHERS STRIKE: Teachers union rejects LAUSD&#39;s new offer>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 12 2019 - 8:00 AM:)
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    LA TEACHERS STRIKE: Teachers union rejects LAUSD's new offerA teachers strike scheduled to begin Monday appears imminent after United Teachers Los Angeles on Friday rejected a revised offer by the Los Angeles Unified School District.


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  • FBI &#39;probed whether Donald Trump secretly worked for Russia after Comey firing&#39;>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 12 2019 - 6:00 AM:)
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    FBI 'probed whether Donald Trump secretly worked for Russia after Comey firing'The FBI secretly launched an investigation into whether Donald Trump was working on behalf of Russia while in office, according to an explosive report by The New York Times.  The decision was said to have been taken after Mr Trump fired James Comey, the FBI director leading the Russia election meddling investigation at the time, in May 2017.  FBI agents had been weighing up the move for months but decided to act when Mr Trump linked the firing to the relief it would bring from the Russia probe, according to the paper.  The move would have put the FBI in an extraordinary position - having to consider whether the US president himself posed a national security risk to the country he was leading.  The investigation reportedly was only a few days old when Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to take over the Russia investigation. It is unknown whether he is still pursuing that line of inquiry. Mr Trump on Saturday morning sent six tweets hitting out at the Russia probe. Referencing the New York Times article, the US president said FBI leaders had launched the investigation “for no reason and with no proof”.  Wow, just learned in the Failing New York Times that the corrupt former leaders of the FBI, almost all fired or forced to leave the agency for some very bad reasons, opened up an investigation on me, for no reason & with no proof, after I fired Lyin’ James Comey, a total sleaze!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2019 The reported decisions date back to the chaotic days in Washington DC after Mr Trump fired Mr Comey just four months into his presidency.  The investigation into Russian election meddling - which included whether Trump campaign figures had conspired with the Kremlin - was already up and running, being led by the FBI.  Mr Trump reportedly wanted to reference Mr Comey’s handling of the Russia investigation in the letter announcing his dismissal. The US president also made the connection in a TV interview, saying “this Russia thing” was a reason he acted.  Those two events convinced FBI leaders that they had to investigate whether Mr Trump was knowingly working for or unwittingly being influenced by Moscow, according to The New York Times.  Outgoing FBI director Robert Mueller speaks during an interview at FBI headquarters Credit: AP As well as investigating whether Mr Trump has committed obstruction of justice in firing Mr Comey - a criminal offence - the bureau looked into whether he was a national security threat, which is a counterintelligence matter, the paper reported. Mr Mueller’s appointed as special counsel around a week after Mr Comey’s firing meant that the FBI handed all aspects of its investigation over to his team.  Rudolph Giuliani, a lawyer for Mr Trump, played down the significance of the investigation to The New York Times, saying: “The fact that it goes back a year and a half and nothing came of it that showed a breach of national security means they found nothing.”  Mr Comey wrote later on Saturday morning:  “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.” — FDR— James Comey (@Comey) January 12, 2019


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  • SpaceX to lay off 10 percent of workforce>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 12 2019 - 3:11 AM:)
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    SpaceX to lay off 10 percent of workforceSpaceX plans to lay off 10 percent of its more than 6,000 employees, a source familiar with the decision said on Friday. "To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company," the California-based company, headed by Elon Musk, said in a statement to AFP. The announcement came as SpaceX on Friday launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carrying 10 communications satellites.


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  • &#39;Jayme is the hero&#39; sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captor>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 12 2019 - 3:01 AM:)
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    'Jayme is the hero' sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captorJayme Closs is with her aunt after her rescue on Thursday and has been reunited with the rest of her family and her dog, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told reporters. Thousands of volunteers and hundreds of law enforcement officers had searched the small town of Barron after Closs' parents were found shot dead in their home in October, their front door blown open with a shotgun, their daughter gone. Closs was targeted by suspected kidnapper Jake Patterson, 21, who carefully planned her parents' murder, even shaving his head to avoid leaving forensic evidence at the crime scene, Fitzgerald told reporters.


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  • Wisconsin man arrested in teen&#39;s abduction, parents&#39; deaths>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 12 2019 - 1:35 AM:)
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    Wisconsin man arrested in teen's abduction, parents' deathsBARRON, Wis. (AP) — A 21-year-old man killed a Wisconsin couple in a baffling scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for three months before she narrowly managed to escape and reach safety as he drove around looking for her, authorities said.


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  • Three killed as Ottawa bus crashes into bus shelter>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 12 2019 - 12:59 AM:)
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    Three killed as Ottawa bus crashes into bus shelterThree people were killed and nearly two dozen were injured on Friday when a double-decker bus struck a bus shelter in the Canadian capital of Ottawa during rush hour, city officials said. "It is with deep sadness that I report there were three confirmed casualties, two of which were on the bus and one that was on the platform," Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson told reporters at a news conference late on Friday. The Ottawa Hospital confirmed on Twitter that it had received nine patients in critical condition from the crash.


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  • Florida sheriff suspended over Parkland shooting response>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 12 2019 - 12:25 AM:)
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    Florida sheriff suspended over Parkland shooting responseFlorida's governor on Friday suspended the sheriff who oversaw the response to last year's Parkland school shooting over failings in his handling of the massacre. Governor Ron DeSantis said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel had "repeatedly failed" and "demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership" following shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Fort Lauderdale airport in 2017.


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  • &#39;Jayme is the hero&#39; sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captor>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 12 2019 - 12:05 AM:)
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    'Jayme is the hero' sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captorJake Patterson was charged on Friday with kidnapping and with murdering James and Denise Closs with a shotgun.


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  • &apos;New party, who dis?&apos;: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocks Joe Lieberman after he said she wasn&apos;t future>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 11 2019 - 11:32 PM:)
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    'New party, who dis?': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocks Joe Lieberman after he said she wasn't futureAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old from New York, responded to Democrat Joe Lieberman after he said she wasn't the future of the party.


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  • Some national park Joshua trees have been cut down during the government shutdown>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 11 2019 - 11:05 PM:)
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    Some national park Joshua trees have been cut down during the government shutdownNational Park Service photos show several Joshua trees have been cut down by off-roaders since the partial government shutdown started.


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  • US approved thousands of requests to bring child brides into country over the last decade>
    (Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines - January 11 2019 - 10:55 PM:)
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    US approved thousands of requests to bring child brides into country over the last decadeIn one of those cases, a 49-year-old man applied to admit a 15-year-old child bride into the US. The are no set minimum age requirements under the Immigration and Nationality Act. The data obtained by the Associated Press, however, prompts scrutiny on whether the immigration system is enabling forced marriages, and how American laws are exacerbating the problem despite its attempts to curb child and forced marriages.


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