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Elizabeth Smart says kidnapper being released still a threat

Elizabeth Smart says a woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted should be committed to a mental-health facility after she's released from prison next week.

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Update | The guest that won't leave: 4 dead as Florence hits coast

Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster.

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Everyone wants answers: Mass., feds hunt for gas blast cause

Investigators worked Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of fiery natural gas explosions that killed a teen driver in his car just hours after he got his license, injured at least 25 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins.

Gunman kills wife, 4 others and himself in California

A gunman went on a rampage in Kern County, California, killing his wife and four other people before shooting himself to death, authorities said.

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Tropical bands from Florence begin lashing Carolinas

Florence's winds had dropped from a peak of 140 mph to 105 mph by midmorning, reducing the hurricane from a terrifying Category 4 to a 2. But forecasters warned that the widening storm — and its likelihood of lingering around the coast day after day — will bring seawater surging onto land and torrential downpours.

Months of deadly unrest devastate Nicaragua's economy

Two days after protests began in Nicaragua in April, a foreign auto components company was meeting at a hotel in the city of Leon when smoke from a burning university building just a block away billowed above the hotel's colonnaded courtyard.

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Tropical storm fades but still douses Hawaii with rain

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa urged residents and visitors to stay off the road until the Tropical Storm Olivia passed, but he was hopeful the effects of the storm on his county would be limited.

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Family arrivals surge at US-Mexico border in August

More than 16,000 families were apprehended at the border in August, authorities said Wednesday, a dramatic increase from previous months that the Trump administration blamed on legal loopholes and a reversal of a widely denounced policy that separated parents and children at the border.

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Closed ports, lost power: How storm could hurt area economy

Ports are closing. Farmers are moving hogs to high ground.

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Deviating from McCain, Sen. Graham goes all in on Team Trump

By the end, Sen. John McCain had rejected President Donald Trump.

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To stay or go? Millions in hurricane's path must decide

Millions of people in the path of Hurricane Florence are frantically preparing for a monster storm that's anticipated to make landfall as early as Friday afternoon.

Gunman kills 5, self in Bakersfield, California

Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood says the shootings began shortly before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and occurred at a business and a home in Bakersfield, about 90 miles north of Los Angeles.

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Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

Warmer than normal sea temperatures to add energy and rain to a storm. Check. A wind pattern that allows a storm to get strong and stay strong. Check. Higher sea levels to make a storm surge worse. Check. A storm covering enormous area, to drench and lash more people. Check.

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Serena Williams' treatment resonates among black women

The stereotype of the "Angry Black Woman" is alive and well, said Felicia Martin, 36, a federal employee who lives in Brooklyn.

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In simulation, Category 4 hurricane devastated East Coast

In the scenario, Cora also slammed hurricane-force winds into three nuclear power stations. One was damaged. Thirty-three major power substations were at risk from storm surge and major flooding.

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Big safety testing failure rate for California pot products

Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards and technical glitches than protecting consumer safety.

Woman sues Michigan State, says Nassar raped her in 1992

A woman has filed a lawsuit against Michigan State University, saying she became pregnant after she was drugged and raped by Larry Nassar when he was a medical student in 1992 but that campus police refused to investigate.

Active shooter study: Semi-automatic rifles more deadly

Active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons, although chances of dying if hit in either type of assault are the same, a new analysis shows.

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Russia launches biggest ever war games involving China

Moscow said the weeklong Vostok (East) 2018 maneuvers will span vast expanses of Siberia and the Far East, the Arctic and the Pacific Oceans and involve nearly 300,000 Russian troops

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Surge, wind, rain, floods: Hurricane Florence could hit hard

The eye of the massive storm is forecast to make landfall late Thursday or early Friday along a stretch of coastline already saturated by rising seas

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US marks 9/11 with somber tributes; Trump speaks at PA site

Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with tears and somber tributes as President Donald Trump hailed "the moment when America fought back" on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil.

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Flight 93 chime tower an ‘everlasting concert by our heroes’

The dedication occurred nearly 17 years after passengers on the hijacked flight from New Jersey to California fought back against a band of terrorists who then crashed the jetliner into a rural field.

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Timeline of suspected Russian plot to infiltrate NRA, GOP

As Siberian gun rights activist Maria Butina faces a hearing in Washington, here is a look at the unusual path that led to her arrest.

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Trump administration orders closure of Palestinian office

The Trump administration ordered the closure of the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington on Monday and threatened sanctions against the International Criminal Court if it pursues investigations against the U.S., Israel, or other allies.

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High stakes as 2-month sprint to Election Day begins

Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump's presidency are on the line as the primary season closes this week, jump-starting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats' ability to harness opposition to Trump and determine whether the Republican president can get his supporters to the polls.