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Jericho the lion, right, seen here fighting with Cecil last year, was the subject of competing stories Saturday, as groups in Zimbabwe disagreed over whether he had been killed.


Jericho isn't Cecil's brother and is probably still alive

Citing "huge disgust and sadness," a conservation group said the lion nicknamed Jericho had been killed Saturday. But a researcher in Zimbabwe says he doesn't believe it.

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South Dakota firefighter dies battling wildfire in California

Flames from the Rocky Fire approach a house in Lower Lake, Calif., Friday. More than 5,000 firefighters are now battling large blazes in California; hundreds of residents are under evacuation orders in affected areas.

David Ruhl's body was recovered Friday. With 20 major wildfires burning in California Gov. Brown declared a state of emergency. Nine of those fires cover areas of at least 1,000 acres.

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MH370 update: Recovered jet section arrives at French lab for testing

Debris from an airplane that was found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been transported to France, where technicians will try to determine whether it is from a missing airliner, Flight MH370.

After the large piece of debris was discovered on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean this week, Malaysia Airlines said it "is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777."

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San Onofre: Regulators close case questioning reactor repairs

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Regulators have closed a case that questioned whether Edison violated government rules when it installed faulty equipment at the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant.

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There are more homeless living on Orange County streets

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Census results show a jump in homeless adults but decreases in the chronically homeless and families. Those who are unsheltered or living in cars and on sidewalks jumped 30 percent.

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Bill Bratton weighs in on body cams, Sandra Bland and Sam DuBose

Mayor De Blasio And Police Chief Bratton Discuss Police Training

Videos revealing police work that was once hidden from public view have gone viral online. In the last two weeks, that's played primary roles with Sandra Bland and Sam DuBose.

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CDC: 1 in 5 Americans reports having a disability

An illustration of a disabled man sitting in a wheelchair at the hospital by Katherine Streeter for NPR.

Limited mobility tops the list and those most impacted by all disabilities are women, seniors, southerners, people of color, and those with less-education and lower incomes

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Rise in high school students taking community college

For years, community colleges have allowed high school students to enroll but the rules favor high-achieving students. Administrators want to open the doors wider.