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10 Things to Know for Today | December 7, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today

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North Carolina race shines light on ‘ballot harvesting’

An investigation into whether political operatives in North Carolina illegally collected and possibly stole absentee ballots in a still-undecided congressional race has drawn attention to a widespread but little-known political tool called ballot harvesting.

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US stocks claw back from an early plunge on Fed report

U.S. stocks clawed most of their way back from a deep slide Thursday that at one point had wiped out the market's gains for the year.

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Bush final farewell takes on personal, distinctly Texas feel

George H.W. Bush's family and friends praised his faith, humility and patience Thursday, saying the former president embodied courage and grace along with his unique brand of humor and kindness as days of national mourning in Washington took on a more personal feel during a final Texas farewell.

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10 Things to Know for Today | December 6, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today

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2 US warplanes crash off Japan; 2 found, 5 missing

A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan's southwestern coast after colliding early Thursday, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition

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Residents return to California town leveled by wildfire

Joyce and Jerry McLean sifted through twisted metal and broken glass Wednesday on the property where their mobile home once stood, hoping to find precious family possessions that might have survived the devastating California wildfire that leveled Paradise

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Documents show Facebook used user data as competitive weapon

Internal Facebook documents released by a U.K. parliamentary committee offer the clearest evidence yet that the social network has used its enormous trove of user data as a competitive weapon, often in ways designed to keep its users in the dark.

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Expectations low as Yemen's warring parties meet for talks

Yemen's warring parties will meet in Sweden this week for another attempt at talks aimed at halting their catastrophic 3-year-old war, but there are few incentives for major compromises, and the focus is likely to be on firming up a shaky de-escalation.

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Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station

Christmas turkey rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake.

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Police arrest 84 in European crackdown on Italian mob

In an investigation that underscored an Italian crime syndicate's role as a leading player in international cocaine trafficking, police in four countries arrested at least 84 suspected mobsters Wednesday in a series of carefully coordinated raids.

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French unions join protests, piling new pressure on Macron

Nationwide protests against French President Emmanuel Macron took on an even bigger dimension Wednesday after trade unions and farmers vowed to join the fray, unimpressed by government concessions that tried to stem the momentum of the most violent demonstrations France has seen in a decade.

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Bush saluted with praise, humor, cannons at capital farewell

George H.W. Bush was celebrated with high praise and loving humor Wednesday as the nation bade farewell to the man who was America's 41st president and the last to fight for the U.S. in wartime.

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Renewed jitters over trade send stocks, bond yields lower

Stocks tanked Tuesday as the goodwill generated by a truce between the U.S. and China over trade evaporated over confusion about what the two sides had actually agreed upon.

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Crowds honor Bush, from war service to help for disabled

Soldiers, citizens in wheelchairs and long lines of others on foot wound through the hushed Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to view George H.W. Bush's casket and remember a president whose legacy included World War military service and a landmark law affirming the rights of the disabled.

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After CIA briefing, senators lay blame on Saudi crown prince

Breaking with President Donald Trump, senators leaving a briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday said they are even more convinced that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Should you need to pass a social media check to get a gun?

Should hateful tweets keep you from getting a gun?

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10 Things to Know for Today | December 4, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today

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Trump praises witness who refuses to testify against him

The tweets add to mounting questions about whether Trump is taking steps to improperly influence witnesses in an investigation that has enraged him and shadowed his administration.

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US-China trade truce sends US stocks solidly higher

A welcome truce in the escalating U.S.-China trade dispute put investors in a buying mood Monday, sending U.S. stocks solidly higher and extending the market's gains from last week.

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Royal Mail delivers: Postman, can you take this to heaven?

A 7-year-old Scottish boy who sent a birthday card to his father in heaven has received a heart-warming reply.

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1 child dead, 45 people hurt in Arkansas charter bus crash

A third grader was killed and at least 45 people were injured when a charter bus carrying youth football players from Tennessee rolled off an interstate and overturned before sunrise Monday in central Arkansas, authorities said.

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George HW Bush flies back to capital to lie in state

Sent off with a 21-gun salute, George H.W. Bush left his beloved Texas for the final time Monday, headed to Washington as the nation paid tribute to the 41st president for a lifetime of public service that began in the Navy during World War II, ended with four years as president and was characterized throughout by what admirers say was decency, generosity and kindness.

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10 Things to Know for Today | December 3, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today

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Mexican city shuts down migrant shelter near US border

The city government of Tijuana announced Saturday that it has closed down a migrant shelter at a sports complex close to the U.S. border that once held about 6,000 Central Americans who hope to get into the U.S.