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#MeToo Movement Gathers Force In India

| A year after sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein catapulted #MeToo into a national movement in the U.S., women in India are using Facebook and Twitter to tell their stories.

Washington Catholic Archdiocese Names 31 Priests 'Credibly Accused' Of Sexual Abuse

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The list, which includes allegations dating back as far as 1948 and as recently as 1996, was released days after Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Critic Of Federal Public Lands Management To Join Department Of The Interior

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The Department of the Interior has chosen a prominent property rights attorney in Wyoming as their new deputy solicitor. Its a controversial appointment for environmental groups.

Idaho Game Commissioner Criticized For Killing 'Family Of Baboons' In Africa

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Blake Fischer is under pressure to resign after sharing photos from a hunting trip to Africa showing him posing with baboons that he said he killed.

To Prevent Wildfires, PG&E Pre-Emptively Cuts Power To Thousands In California

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The temporary outages could hit some 87,000 customers in Northern California. The impacted areas are forecast to have risky weather conditions, including low humidity and gusty winds.

When In Drought: States Take On Urgent Negotiations To Avoid Colorado River Crisis

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After years of sustained drought, water managers along the Colorado River system are renegotiating water cutbacks to seven Western states, hoping to avoid more drastic shortages in the future.

Many Native IDs Won't Be Accepted At North Dakota Polling Places

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The Supreme Court has upheld a state law requiring voters' IDs to have street addresses, which many reservations do not use. Native American groups are now scrambling to prepare for Election Day.

Wreckage Left By Hurricane Michael Slows Relief Efforts

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Government and nonprofit agencies work in advance of storms to create distribution networks for critical aid, but the category 4 storm damaged key communications and transportation infrastructure.

Following Crash, All F-35s Temporarily Grounded For Inspections

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The grounding for all U.S. F-35s and those operated by international partners follows the crash of an aircraft last month in South Carolina, in which the pilot safely ejected.