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Jonestown Survivors Lost Only Life They Knew, Built New Ones

Jonestown Survivors Lost Only Life They Knew, Built New Ones

OAKLAND, CA (AP) — Jonestown was the highlight of Mike Touchette’s life — for a time. The 21-year-old Indiana native felt pride pioneering in the distant jungle of Guyana, South America. As a self-taught bulldozer operator, he worked alongside other Peoples Temple members in the humid heat, his blade carving roads and sites for wooden…

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When it Came to Racism, the Pen was Stan Lee’s Superpower

When it Came to Racism, the Pen was Stan Lee’s Superpower

(AP) Stan Lee was a seminal part of Miya Crummell’s childhood. As a young, black girl and self-professed pop culture geek, she saw Lee was ahead of his time. “At the time, he wrote ‘Black Panther’ when segregation was still heavy,” said the 27-year-old New Yorker who is a graphic designer and independent comic book…

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Homeland Security Chief Expected To Leave; More Churn Likely

Homeland Security Chief Expected To Leave; More Churn Likely

By COLLEEN LONG, ZEKE MILLER and CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expected to be among the next to go, perhaps as soon as this week. Trump has…

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US Trial to Tell Epic Tale of Mexican Drug Lord “El Chapo”

US Trial to Tell Epic Tale of Mexican Drug Lord “El Chapo”

NEW YORK (AP) — During the height of Mexican drug wars in 1993, an attempted hit on Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman went wrong. A team of gunmen sent to rub out the notorious drug lord instead killed a Roman Catholic cardinal at an airport in Guadalajara, outraging the Mexican public enough to touch off a…

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Returning Winds Have Southern California Firefighters Wary

Returning Winds Have Southern California Firefighters Wary

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and BRIAN MELLEY ,  Associated Press MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — With Santa Ana winds returning and hundreds of homes in ashes, firefighters were struggling to corral a devastating Southern California wildfire that has ravaged scenic canyons and celebrity enclaves near the ocean. Crews taking advantage of a weekend lull in the winds had…

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