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Investigators suspect arson after home of Roy Moore's accuser burns

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| Authorities don't believe the fire that destroyed Tina Johnson's home is related to allegations against Moore — but they are talking with a person of interest in the case.

Astronaut John Young dies at 87

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One of NASA's most accomplished astronauts, he flew in space six times, including a moon landing. He later helped choose crews for shuttle missions.

Evangelicals and Mormons — political allies but theological rivals

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Conservative Christians and Mormons vote the same way on many social issues, but religious differences still spur harsh criticisms between the groups.

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What a new report found about the Oroville Dam crisis

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Dam safety experts say California dam managers' "long-term and systemic failures" to recognize construction and design flaws caused last year's near-disaster at the Oroville Dam.

Who's affected by the computer chip security flaw?

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Many of the world's personal computers and smartphones contain chips that contain the bug. Here's what you can do to protect your electronics.

Can Republicans and Democrats fix DACA?

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If the two parties hope to find a permanent fix, their best chance is to do it before January 19, when current bills to fund the government expire.

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Commercial airliners had their safest year ever, flight trackers say

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There were no fatalities on commercial passenger jets anywhere in the world in 2017, according to two groups that track airplane crash data. Air travel has grown steadily safer in the past decades.

NBC names Hoda Kotb as Lauer replacement on 'Today'

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Kotb has subbed for Matt Lauer since the day he was fired over sexual misconduct charges. Her appointment bucks the trend of morning news shows to have male and female co-hosts.

2017's biggest international stories in photos

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From the agony of Myanmar's stateless Rohingya people to the battle to retake Mosul to the Catalan fight for independence, we look at some of the year's most important stories.