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Grim Search for More Fire Victims, 31 Dead Across California

Grim Search for More Fire Victims, 31 Dead Across California

By GILLIAN FLACCUS and DON THOMPSON ,  Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — As wildfires raged at both ends of California, officials released another grim statistic: Six more dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by fire, raising the death toll there to 29. It matched California’s record for deaths in a single fire…

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High School Coach Says California Gunman was ‘Sadistic’

High School Coach Says California Gunman was ‘Sadistic’

MONTCLAIR, CA (AP) — A second high school coach of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar recalled him on Sunday as volatile and intimidating, and said that repeated complaints to school administrators about his behavior failed to prompt any discipline. Evie Cluke coached Ian David Long on Newbury Park High…

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Florida Election Recount Underway, Tensions Rise

Florida Election Recount Underway, Tensions Rise

By KELLI KENNEDY and TERRY SPENCER , Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After some early bumps, more than half of Florida’s 67 counties began recounting votes Sunday in the razor-thin Senate and gubernatorial races, bringing back memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco. In Democratic-leaning Broward County, the scheduled start of the recount was…

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World Leaders Gather In Paris A Century After WWI Armistice

World Leaders Gather In Paris A Century After WWI Armistice

By JOHN LEICESTER, RAF CASERT and LORI HINNANT , Associated Press PARIS (AP) — World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message “never again” but also exposed the globe’s…

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Recounts Ordered In Florida Senate, Governor Races

Recounts Ordered In Florida Senate, Governor Races

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON and KELLI KENNEDY , Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races on Saturday, an unprecedented review of two major contests in the state that took five weeks to decide the 2000 presidential election. Secretary Ken Detzner issued the order…

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