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An updated assessment released Monday of the impact of a massive explosion at a warehouse in Houston that killed two workers and injured 20 others shows that 450 structures, mostly homes, were damaged.
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Remembering the nine victims in the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

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A woman gets emotional at the scene of a small memorial left in remembrance to Kobe Bryant at the entrance of the Bryant Gymnasium at Lower Merion Hig
Nine people, including NBA legend Kobe Bryant, were killed in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, Calif., on Sunday. Below are their stories.

Alabama fire chief: At least 8 died in marina boat dock fire

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The remains of a dock where at least 35 vessels, many of them houseboats, were destroyed by fire early Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Scottsboro, Ala. Scot
A massive fire that killed at least eight people and destroyed dozens of boats in an Alabama marina early Monday was spread so rapidly by the wind that "we didn't have time to do nothing," said one resident who survived but lost his brother in the cold water.
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Harvey Weinstein arrives for his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 in New York.

Weinstein trial moves swiftly with more accusers on deck

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar campaigned this month in Iowa.

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Appeals court throws out Arizona ballot harvesting law

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a 2016 Arizona law that bars anyone but a family member or caregiver from returning early ballots for another person violates the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution.
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U.S. stocks rose in early trading Tuesday as investors shifted money into technology companies following a broad sell-off a day earlier over fears that the spread of a deadly virus in China could affect the global economy.
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Bill advances that could aid Collins challenge to Loeffler

An effort to require party primary elections for a Georgia U.S. Senate seat now held by Kelly Loeffler is advancing.
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President Donald Trump's legal team is raising a broad-based attack on the impeachment case against him even as it mostly brushes past allegations in a new book that could undercut a key defense argument at his Senate trial.
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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced a plan to prevent, contain and treat infectious diseases as a new viral illness spreads in China.
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Authorities ID man who saved baby during Texas mass shooting

A person who was seen on surveillance video saving a baby during last year's mass shooting at a Walmart in Texas that killed 22 people has been identified as a then-homeless man who was living in a makeshift camp near the store, police said.

Astronaut craves salsa and surf after record 11 months aloft

After nearly 11 months in orbit, the astronaut holding the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman can't wait to dig into some salsa and chips, and swim and surf in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tensions as Paris police face off against firefighters

Scuffles broke out Tuesday between French police and angry firefighters demonstrating in Paris for better working conditions.Unions organised the Paris protest for fire service workers…

County probes social services after boy's hypothermia death

A county on Long Island has launched an internal probe of its social services department after an 8-year-old boy died of hypothermia while in the custody of his father, a New York Police Department officer.

Threatening message found in condo of woman who shot 3

A cryptic and threatening message has been found written on the wall of a condominium belonging to a woman who fatally shot a retired Illinois State Trooper and wounded two other men at a suburban Chicago cigar lounge, authorities said.

China confirms 4,500 cases of virus, more than 50 elsewhere

China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of a new virus, with 106 deaths. Most have been in the central city of Wuhan where the…
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Vice President Mike Pence's planned visit on Tuesday to Wisconsin's liberal stronghold of Madison may signal the opening of a new front in the hotly contested campaign to win the battleground state.

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Greece has launched an auction for a 15-year bond, aimed at taking advantage of low interest rates and a recent sovereign credit rating upgrade.

Appellate court weighs Florida law on felon voting rights

Lawyers for the electoral battleground state of Florida are asking a U.S. appellate court to set aside a ruling that let some impoverished felons regain access to the ballot box, despite owing fines and other legal debts.

French climate alliance takes legal action against Total

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Federal agency would protect coalfields habitat for crayfish

A federal agency has proposed designating habitat areas for two protected crayfish species in the coalfields of Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia.