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FILE- In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Kentucky State Rep. Republican Dan Johnson addresses the public from his church regarding sexual assault allegations in Louisville, Ky. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Johnson committed suicide on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Mount Washington, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
Ky. lawmaker accused of assault dies in apparent suicideA Republican lawmaker in Kentucky facing sexual assault allegations has died of an apparent suicide
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FILE - In this March 26, 2016, file photo, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson chats with campaign volunteers in Baltimore. Mckesson, is suing Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that was later dismissed. The suit, which also names Fox News Network, was filed in New York on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro sued for defamationA civil rights activist is suing Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that was later dismissed
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A firefighter walks by flames of the burn out fire that was set set while battling a blaze in Custer State Park, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017.  High wind gusts are making it more difficult for firefighters to battle the blaze at the park in the Black Hills of South Dakota.    (Hannah Hunsinger /Rapid City Journal via AP)
Evacuation lifted for South Dakota towns near wildfireThe wildfire in South Dakota's popular Custer State Park grew rapidly, pushing beyond the park's borders and threatening nearby communities, but evacuation orders for those cities were eventually lifted later in the day
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FILE - In this June 6, 2017 file photo, a Caltrans rotary blower clears snow from Highway 120 in the Sierra Nevada near Yosemite National Park, Calif. Loss of water from rocks during drought caused California's Sierra Nevada to rise nearly an inch (2.5 centimeters) in height from October 2011 to October 2015, according to a new NASA study made public Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. The study also found that in the following two years of increased snow and rain, the rocks in the range regained about half as much water as was lost during the drought and the return of the weight caused the height of the mountains to fall about half an inch. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Study: Loss of water in drought caused Sierra Nevada to riseNASA study says loss of water from rocks during drought caused California's Sierra Nevada to rise nearly an inch in height from October 2011 to October 2015
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In this June 5, 2017, photo, a worker stacks merchandise outside a Walmart in Salem, N.H. Walmart is providing workers with an app aimed at helping them budget their money and get paid before payday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Walmart gives workers a way to get paid earlierWalmart is providing workers with an app that will help them budget their money and get paid earlier
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2012 file photo, Harold Richardson, left, Vincent Thames, second from left, Terrill Swift, and Michael Saunders, right, pose for a photo after a hearing in Chicago for the four men known as "the Englewood Four," whose 1994 rape and murder convictions were overturned in November 2011. New DNA evidence linked another person to the crime. The Chicago City Council approved Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, a $31 million settlement to be shared by the men who each spent more than a decade in prison. The police misconduct settlement is one of the largest in the history of the city . (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
Chicago approves paying $31M to 4 wrongfully convicted menChicago City Council approves $31 million settlement to be shared by four men who were exonerated after being imprisoned for more than a decade for a rape and killing
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In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, pockets of unburned vegetation flare up off Bella Vista Dr. in Montecito, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. After announcing increased containment on the Thomas fire, one of the biggest wildfires in California history, officials Wednesday warned that communities remain at risk and the threat could increase as unpredictable winds whip up again. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
California firefighters gain on blaze amid wind threatSouthern California firefighters are still working to contain the fifth largest fire in the state's history
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Doug Jones waves to supporters before speaking during an election-night watch party Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones won election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
GOP's not all that sad; party grapples with Alabama falloutRepublicans grapple with political fallout after Alabama stunner; fear grows about 2018 midterms
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In this  Oct. 25, 2017  file photo, Former Mesa police officer Philip Brailsford, left, and his attorney, Mike Piccarreta, stand for the jury, at the start of Brailsford's murder trial at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix . Brailsford was acquitted Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 of a murder charge in the 2016 fatal shooting of Daniel Shaver, an unarmed man outside his hotel room as officers were responding to a call that someone there was pointing a gun out a window. (David Wallace/The Arizona Republic via AP, File)
Widow of unarmed man 'betrayed' by acquittal of ex-officerThe widow of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by an Arizona police officer says she feels "betrayed" by jurors who acquitted him of murder
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Authorities investigate the scene of a shooting at the Penn State University campus in Beaver County in Monaca, Pa., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Police say a woman who worked at a Penn State satellite campus was apparently shot dead in the university parking lot by her estranged husband and the man then killed himself. (Kevin Lorenzi/Beaver County Times via AP)
Police: Estranged husband kills wife, self at college campusPolice: Food services worker shot dead by estranged husband in Penn State satellite campus parking lot; he then kills self
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In this courtroom sketch, defendant Akayed Ullah is seen on a video monitor from his hospital room, joined by his attorneys, federal defenders Amy Gallicchio, left, and Juliet Gatto, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in New York. On the bench at left and on the video monitor at right is Magistrate Judge Katherine Parker. Ullah is accused of setting off a pipe bomb that was strapped to his body on Monday, Dec. 11 in a pedestrian tunnel linking two busy subway stations near New York City's Port Authority bus terminal. Only he was seriously injured. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
Bombing underscores New York subway system's vulnerabilityPipe bomb that exploded under streets of New York serves as reminder of vulnerability of city's sprawling subway system
The Associated Press5 hours ago
NTSB investigates Delta plane that nearly landed on taxiwayFederal investigators say they probing an incident in which a Delta Air Lines plane nearly landed on a taxiway that was occupied by another plane at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.
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