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24 dead in West Virginia floods; search and rescue continues [Photos] [Video]

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- As a deluge swamped southeast West Virginia -- a disaster that killed at least 23 people -- Ronnie Scott's wife called him and told him their house was filling up with water.
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Class-action lawsuit against Jeep manufacturer triggered by Anton Yelchin death

A proposed class-action lawsuit prominently citing Anton Yelchin's accidental death has been filed against Fiat Chrysler, the manufacturer of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that pinned the Star Trek actor in his driveway last week.
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California blaze dubbed Erskine wildfire kills 2, destroys 150 homes

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A massive wildfire burning out of control in the foothills of central California has left at least 150 homes in ruins and damaged another 75, officials said on Saturday, warning that more residents may be forced to flee the advancing flames.
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TransCanada formally seeks NAFTA damages in Keystone XL rejection

TransCanada Corp. is formally requesting arbitration over U.S. President Barack Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, seeking $15 billion US in damages, the company said in legal papers dated Friday.
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Scientists call on Australia to save world's reefs

HONOLULU -- As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists have sent a letter to Australian officials calling for action to save the world's reefs, which are being rapidly damaged.
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Reports: Authorities feared terrorism, explosives at Pulse

The sign for he Pulse nightclub, site of the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, is visible through a fence privacy screen that now surrounds the club in Orlando, Fla.
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Guyana and Brazil look to China to finance jungle highway

Indigenous Munduruku children playing in the Tapajos river in the tribal area of Sawre Muybu, Itaituba, Brazil, Feb. 10, 2015. (Mauricio Lima/The New York Times, World Press Photo via AP)
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Aziz Ansari takes on Donald Trump, Islamophobia and gun control in new essay

Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari is calling for a stop to Muslim hate speech and demanding changes to gun laws in a new essay called "Why Trump Makes Me Scared For My Family.
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At least 14 killed in Somalia hotel attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Gunmen who stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital have taken an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police said Saturday, as the attackers set up snipers on the rooftop and threw grenades.
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An autopsy report into the death of Nadine Machiskinic concluded she was severely intoxicated due to a cocktail of drugs in her system, which "would make it unlikely that she would have been able to climb into a laundry chute on her own.
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Iranian forces clash with Kurdish separatists, killing 5

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian security forces have clashed with Kurdish separatists who infiltrated a northwestern village, killing five insurgents, according to the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard.
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Canadians living, working in Britain fear consequences of Brexit

Canadians living and working in Britain say they're considering changing long-standing plans after the results of Thursday's referendum.
The nationwide decision to withdraw from the European Union has many of them speculating about the impact the pending changes will have on their work and residency status in the country.
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