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Hurricane Michael victims ID'd as death toll rises, recovery effort drags on

Officials say the death toll from Hurricane Michael now stands at 35, including 25 who died in Florida.
On Friday, authorities confirmed that a body recovered Monday was that of Aggie Vicari, a missing 79-year-old Mexico Beach woman.
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Russian woman charged in first 2018 U.S. election meddling case

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections.
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Lotto fever grips U.S. as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B

Lotto fever was running high on Friday as the U.S. Mega Millions lottery jackpot jumped to a record $1 billion US, hours before the drawing for what is also the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
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Unburied fetuses, other bodies found in second funeral home

DETROIT -- About 36 fetuses and infants have been removed from a Detroit funeral home, the second facility where remains have been improperly disposed.
Detroit police raided Perry Funeral Home on Friday and found the remains.
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Trump revives fiery immigration talk for 'caravan' election

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he's back at it as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress.
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18 Saudis held as suspects in Jamal Khashoggi's death

In this Feb. 1, 2015, file photo, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
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Uruguay passes law granting rights to trans people

Activists celebrate during a session inside the Legislative Palace, the approval of the Integral law for Trans People that was voted by Uruguayan legislators in Montevideo, Uruguay, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
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Saudis confirm Khashoggi was killed inside consulate

ISTANBUL -- Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a "fistfight" in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom said early Saturday, acknowledging the writer's death for the first time. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody for his slaying and intelligence officials had been fired.
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Russian charged with conspiring to interfere in U.S. congressional elections

The U.S. government on Friday charged a Russian national with playing a key financial role in a Kremlin-backed plan to conduct "information warfare" against the United States, including to influence next month's congressional elections.
The criminal complaint charging Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, 44, with conspiracy to interfere with the U.S.
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Saudis confirm death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia's state-run news agency quoted prosecutors on Friday as saying that missing dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fight inside the Saudi Consulate in Turkey.
Prosecutors were also quoted as saying that 18 Saudis are being held as suspects in Khashoggi's death.
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U.S. prosecutors drop some charges against Paul Manafort

U.S. prosecutors on Friday agreed to drop criminal charges against Paul Manafort that a jury deadlocked on earlier this year, as a federal judge set a Feb. 8 date for Manafort's sentencing on charges of bank fraud and filing false tax returns.
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After denials, Saudis admit journalist Khashoggi died in consulate

Saudi Arabia's state-run news agency quoted prosecutors on Friday as saying that missing dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fight inside the Saudi Consulate in Turkey.
Prosecutors were also quoted as saying that 18 Saudis are being held as suspects in Khashoggi's death.
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'Mom, I'm in trouble': Grande Prairie woman faces decade in Thai prison

One of two tourists charged with vandalism for spray painting graffiti on an ancient red-brick wall in northern Thailand is from Grande Prairie, Alta.
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