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Anniversary of Ghost Ship fire focuses attention on city efforts

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| The deadliest U.S. building fire in more than a decade has left David Gregory with a recurring nightmare that still wakes him up in tears.

What went wrong in Charlottesville? Almost everything


The Virginia city "protected neither free expression nor public safety," says a report, an unsparing record of the chaos that unspooled during protests by right-wingers and their opponents.

Trump delays decision on race and ethnicity census data


The White House didn't announce a decision on its plan to change how the government collects race and ethnicity information — and the delay could impact the 2020 Census.

Fact check: Trump's pledge to restore 'Merry Christmas' to the White House


President Trump took part in his first National Tree Lighting Ceremony Thursday. Trump has pledged to ditch political correctness and bring back Christmas, but did it ever leave the White House?

Working moms have been a 'thing' since ancient history


Who ruled early farming? Women! Studies of ancient bones show that women's physical labor was crucial to driving the agricultural revolution in Europe.


Garrison Keillor fired over alleged improper behavior


Minnesota Public Radio received one allegation of "inappropriate behavior" about retired "Prairie Home Companion" host Keillor.

Benghazi attacks defendant convicted of terrorism — but not murder


Ahmed Abu Khatallah was accused of orchestrating the siege on a U.S. diplomatic compound in the Libyan city. That attack, which left four Americans dead, has become a political flashpoint in the U.S.

Trump wins opening round in legal battle over consumer watchdog agency


The White House is seeking to assert control over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was created to help people in disputes with big financial firms.

Can police track you through your cellphone without a warrant?


The Supreme Court wrestles again with interpreting the rules of the digital era and whether police need to get a search warrant to obtain cellphone location information.