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Oakland fire death toll, at 36, likely to climb

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:58:28 GMT

It's already one of the city's deadliest blazes, and Oakland, California, authorities say casualties are expected to rise as they investigate the fire at the warehouse-turned-arts-space known as Ghost Ship.(image)


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Family and friends turn to social media to find loved ones

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:29:26 GMT

With two dozen people still unaccounted for after a deadly fire broke out at a warehouse hosting an electronic music show in Oakland, California, concerned family and friends are turning to social media to find out if their loved ones survived and to offer support and assistance.(image)


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Supporting Oakland warehouse fire victims

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:58:25 GMT

A huge fire erupted at a two-story warehouse containing artists' studios December 2 in Oakland, California, killing at least nine people. Dozens are missing. Impact Your World has gathered some details on ways you can support the victims.(image)


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1.9 million lbs. of chicken recalled

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:03:16 GMT

National Steak and Poultry issued a recall of more 1.9 million pounds of its ready-to-eat chicken products, the Unites States Department of Agriculture said Monday. The products are sold as fully cooked for consumers to heat and serve, but they may be undercooked. Undercooked poultry can harbor bacteria that can lead to gastrointestinal illness.(image)


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Dakota Access Pipeline to be re-routed

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:08:52 GMT

The Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army's assistant secretary for civil works announced Sunday.(image)


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13 dead in Gatlinburg wildfires

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:51:05 GMT

The number of people killed as a direct or indirect result of this week's wildfires in eastern Tennessee has risen to 13, though emergency crews still have more areas to check, officials said Friday.(image)


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Hundreds of VA patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:16:29 GMT

Nearly 600 patients who received dental care at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and C and now face an anxious wait to find out if they were infected.(image)


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Dakota pipeline CEO holds a music festival

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:00:13 GMT

The billionaire CEO building the Dakota Access Pipeline will continue to hold a music festival bearing the name Cherokee, a Native American tribe. But there's a problem: Some artists are refusing to perform.(image)


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Couple rewrites 'Baby It's Cold Outside' as consent anthem

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:37:35 GMT

A couple from Minnesota has re-imagined the classic Christmas song "Baby It's Cold Outside" for a 21st-century audience, changing the song's lyrics to emphasize the importance of consent.(image)


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Obama signs onto women registering for Selective Service

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:03:37 GMT

President Barack Obama now supports women registering for the Selective Service -- a shift in the White House's previous position.(image)


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Teen who was bullied kills herself in front of family

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:46:28 GMT

Brandy Vela's bedroom is covered in Post-it notes. "You will always own a piece of my heart," says one. "You will never be forgotten," says another.(image)


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Man released in shooting death of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 03:59:59 GMT

A man who admitted to shooting former NFL running back Joe McKnight in a road rage incident has been released from custody without charges, authorities in Louisiana said Friday afternoon.(image)


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Trump taps Carson for HUD secretary

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:59:58 GMT

Ben Carson will be nominated as the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Trump transition team announced Monday.(image)


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Trump bashes 'SNL' on Twitter

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:20:14 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump has once again taken to Twitter to criticize "Saturday Night Live," this time slamming the show over a sketch about him compulsively tweeting.(image)


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Jill Stein's new plan for Pennsylvania

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:34:28 GMT

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein said early Sunday she would "escalate" her statewide recount efforts in Pennsylvania through a federal lawsuit, after announcing she would drop it.(image)


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13 hottest tech gifts under $100

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:19:47 GMT

Some of the hottest products of the year cost well under $100, from gaming consoles and VR headsets to drones.(image)


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Trump threatens some businesses with 35% tax

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:43:31 GMT

Fresh off saving 800 Carrier factory jobs from being off-shored to Mexico, President-elect Donald Trump is renewing his threat against companies that move their operations to foreign countries.(image)


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