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Authorities intensified their effort to find and identify victims of the deadliest wildfire in California history, an inferno that killed at least 42 people.

Five days after flames all but obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise, population 27,000, officials were unsure of the exact number of missing. But the death toll is certain to rise.

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A Saudi-funded think-tank has studied the potential effects on oil markets in case the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) broke up. The research effort has come after United States President Donald Trump has accused OPEC of pushing up oil prices and continues to decide whether to place sanctions on Ridyah after the killing of U.S.-backed Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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A 37-year survey of monarch populations in North Central Florida shows that caterpillars and butterflies have been declining since 1985 and have dropped by 80 percent since 2005.

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  • TERRORISM & SECURITY

Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded former Marine dressed all in black opened fire during college night at a country music bar in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing in panic before apparently taking his own life, authorities said.

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  • AMERICAS

Political and ideological stances in the U.S. are more entrenched than ever before. How long can the nation survive if most everyone is unwilling to listen to opposing voices?

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  • POLITICS

For months, pundits have pushed the importance of this year’s midterm election cycle. Some unabashedly called it the most important election in American history.

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  • ASIA

Despite rapid economic growth, the Asia-Pacific region has nearly a half billion people who go hungry as progress stalls in improving food security and basic living conditions, a United Nations report said November 2.

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  • HEALTH ISSUES

Only 3 percent of children in Britain complete the recommended amount of daily physical activity, new research published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health suggests.

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  • EUROPE

Angela Merkel’s decision to step down as party leader even as she tries to keep her position as German chancellor highlights a trend bedeviling Europe’s leaders: Centrist parties are fading as fringe parties gather pace.

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  • TERRORISM & SECURITY

Before he was accused of shooting and killing two black people in a Kentucky grocery store last week, Gregory Bush knocked on the door of a predominantly African-American church.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

Before the Brexit vote on June 23, 2016, United States President Barack Obama offered his thoughts on whether the United Kingdom should leave the European Union. Soon after a slim majority of Britons voted to leave the power bloc, then-candidate Donald Trump stated his view.

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  • ANALYSIS

More than 14,000 white crosses stud a densely wooded, verdant park in northeastern France. Each headstone has a name, military rank, and date of death engraved on it.

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  • MEDIA

In the United States, people who feel overwhelmed by the 24/7 news cycle significantly outnumber those who are comfortable with it. According to a 2018 survey by the Pew Research Center, nearly “seven-in-ten Americans (68%) feel worn out by the amount of news there is these days, compared with only three-in-ten who say they like the amount of news they get.”

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  • SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Scientists for the first time have used CRISPR gene editing to halt the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in a large mammal, according to a study by UT Southwestern that provides a strong indication that a lifesaving treatment may be in the pipeline.

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  • MARRIAGE & FAMILY

A more hands-off parenting trend has emerged in response to years of society favoring a micromanaging “helicopter” approach. Here’s what fathers and mothers need to know to strike a healthy balance.

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  • HEALTH ISSUES

Air pollution shortens human lives by more than a year, according to a new study from a team of environmental engineers and public health researchers. On the other hand, better air quality could lead to a significant extension of lifespans around the world.

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  • ANALYSIS

Today, the number of countries involved in “violent conflicts” is the highest in 30 years, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on July 17, 2018. He also stated that the number of people killed in conflicts has risen tenfold since 2005 and that the number of “violent situations” classifiable as wars, based on the number of casualties, has tripled since 2007.

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