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Swastika Defaces Duke University Mural Honoring Synagogue Shooting Victims

/The Duke Chronicle
| The Nazi symbol was spray-painted over a Star of David on a campus memorial to the 11 people killed last month at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pennsylvania.

Confidentiality Of Responses To U.S. Census May Come Up For 'Renewed Debate'

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An internal email reveals a Justice Department discussion about the possibility of reconsidering whether the Patriot Act could force the release of individuals' confidential census responses.

Airbnb Plans To Remove Listings In Israeli Settlements

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Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin described it as a "disgraceful surrender," while senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat called it an "initial positive step."

Police Officer In 'Critical Condition' After Shooting At Chicago Mercy Hospital

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The Chicago Police Department says the officer was shot during an "active shooter incident." Few details were immediately released, though police said there were reports of additional victims.

Florida Sues Walgreens, CVS For Alleged Role In Opioid Crisis

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State Attorney General Pam Bondi's office announced Friday that it had added the drugstore chains to a lawsuit filed in May against opioid distributors and manufacturers.

Big Latino Turnout In Midterms Raises Stakes For 2020

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Latino turnout was up dramatically in the midterms, according to early voting and other preliminary data. Democrats say Latino votes helped flip house and senate races across the country.

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Trump Administration Faces 2 Legal Challenges For Asylum Restrictions

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As Trump cracks down on asylum-seekers, federal lawsuits argue that the administration is turning its back on legal precedent and international law.

Calif. Authorities Raise Wildfire Death Toll To 80, Lower Number Of Missing Persons

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At least 80 people have died throughout California since the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire broke out earlier this month. The official missing persons list spans 993 names.

Trump Says Extraditing Turkish Cleric Fethullah Gulen Is 'Not Under Consideration'

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News outlets had reported that the White House was looking to placate Turkey to ease pressure on the Saudis, after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.