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PG&E Says Its Equipment Likely Caused Camp Fire, As Investigation Continues

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| The California utility expects state investigators will find its damaged equipment started last November's fire, which killed at least 85 people and destroyed the town of Paradise.

Report: Child Poverty Could Be Cut In Half Over 10 Years, At A Hefty Price

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A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine lays out how to cut child poverty in half in 10 years.

A New Law Aims To Speed Up Veterans' Benefits Appeals

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The VA fully implemented the new law in February, hoping to clear up a backlog of appeals claims that numbers in the hundreds of thousands.

Second Nuclear Summit Ends With No Deal

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President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Hanoi, Vietnam, continuing the denuclearization talks they began eight months earlier in Singapore. The talks ended without an agreement.

75 Face Drug Charges In Puerto Rico, Some Allegedly Fed Victims To Reptiles

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The federal indictment represents a "significant blow" to Las FARC, one of the island's most notorious and brutal drug trafficking rings, officials said on Wednesday.

Girl Scout Cookie Good Samaritan Accused Of Federal Drug Crimes

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Last week, a man bought about 120 boxes of cookies so that the children selling them could get out of the cold. The DEA says he is the same man named in a federal indictment.

3 People Reported Dead On Long Island, N.Y., In Collision Of Vehicle And 2 Trains

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Officials say the vehicle went around the warning gate and was hit, first by one train and then by another one traveling in the opposite direction.

New York City Lawmakers Call For Less Piercing Emergency Vehicle Sirens

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Council Member Helen Rosenthal introduced a bill this month after receiving complaints about the impact of wailing ambulances.

Vandals Steal Head Of 800-Year-Old Mummy In Ireland

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"These are people who have been lying at rest for years and years and to have them desecrated in such a sacrilegious way is so distressing and disturbing," the Archbishop of Dublin told local media.