5 things to know for December 3: Khashoggi messages, Qatar and OPEC, Comey testimony

(CNN) 1. Jamal Khashoggi Some recent revelations about the killing of a Washington Post journalist in his home country of Saudi Arabia have intensified international concern over the incident. CNN has obtained access to Jamal Khashoggi’s WhatsApp messages, and they show the journalist was extremely critical of Saudi Arabia and its Crown…

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‘It’s not over yet.’ High winds feed California wildfires as death toll rises

(CNN)As the death toll from wildfires ravaging both ends of California climbed on Sunday, powerful winds swept through the state, stretching firefighting resources to the limit. The Woolsey fire continues to be a major blaze, displacing hundreds of thousands of residents as it moves east, including several celebrities. Firefighters on…

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Death toll, number of missing rise in California’s Camp Fire

Paradise, California (CNN)Hundreds of people poured Wednesday into the Northern California communities ravaged by the deadly Camp Fire, searching for human remains while authorities tried to track down 130 people who are unaccounted for after the blaze. “We’re moving as fast as we can. It will take as long as…

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Miley Cyrus, Neil Young, Gerard Butler among those to lose homes in California wildfires

(CNN)The deadly wildfires ripping through California have forced hundreds of thousands of residents to evacuate, including some celebrities whose homes have been lost to the blazes. Butler posted a photo on Twitter of the charred remains of his Malibu home and thanked firefighters for their courage. View this post on…

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California wildfire wipes out much of one town, kills 9

(CNN)One of three major wildfires roaring though California has burned its way into state history as the most destructive blaze on record in terms of structure loss, with more than 6,700 structures gone in two days, according to Cal Fire, the state’s fire-fighting agency. “There’s really not much left. There…

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5 things to know for November 6: Midterms, Cameroon, USA Gymnastics, Amazon, space

(CNN) 1. Midterm elections He’s not on the ballot, but today’s midterm elections are all about President Trump. He’ll either be rewarded for overseeing a booming economy and implementing new plans or punished for new policies and his unconventional style. Either way, we’ve never seen midterms with this much hype. Independents may end up…

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5 things to know for November 2: Midterms, Russia, Google, school bus stop crashes

(CNN) 1. Midterm elections It was billed as a big announcement on asylum policies, but President Trump’s address on immigration turned out to be more like his typical campaign speech. He said he would sign an executive order next week that would restrict asylum rules to close the door on…

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USC president steps down after campus gynecologist scandal

(CNN)University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias stepped down from his role effective Tuesday, according to a statement released by the school. Austin previously was appointed by Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology, and in 2016, she received the Goddard…

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A son recorded this terrifying attempt to drive himself and his father out of a wildfire

(CNN)Justin Bilton and his father sized up the wildfire raging ahead of their car and, thinking their window to escape was closing, decided to race through it. ‘Dad, this is insane’ The Massachusetts father, 70, and his son, 37, were camping in the Montana park earlier this month when the…

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5 things for August 3: Russia meddling, death penalty, emissions, Zimbabwe, Florida

(CNN)Expecting another scorcher today? It probably won’t be as hot as Death Valley, home of the new (tentative) world’s record for hottest month anywhere.Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today”…

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Timeline of what has happened in the New Mexico compound case

(CNN)Many questions remain since authorities searched a mysterious compound in New Mexico and discovered 11 emaciated children there. New details about the family are emerging in court, revealing a complex picture that includes the search for a missing toddler, allegations of child abuse and religious rituals, including a belief that…

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NASA selects 9 astronauts for first crewed Boeing, SpaceX missions

(CNN)NASA has tapped nine astronauts to become the first to launch to space from American soil since the Space Shuttle program was retired in 2011. All nine astronauts have military experience, and most are seasoned veterans of space. Chris Ferguson, a former NASA astronaut who has worked with Boeing as…

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She says federal officials took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center

McAllen, Texas (CNN)The undocumented immigrant from Honduras sobbed as she told an attorney Tuesday how federal authorities took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center, where she was awaiting prosecution for entering the country illegally. “The government is essentially torturing people by doing this,” Cornelio said.…

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