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A firefighter hoses down a tree being consumed by flames from the King fire near Fresh Pond, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The blaze that started Sunday has consumed more than 18,000 acres and is only 5 percent contained.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Over 1,600 homes threatened in California fireMore than 1,600 homes under threat from Northern California wildfire
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Independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman discusses voting trends with a class at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/The Capital Journal, Chris Neal)
Orman business tie part of Kansas Senate raceKansas Senate hopeful Orman says he has 'modest' tie to ex-executive in insider trading case
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a joint news conference with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, Zarif ruled out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate. (AP Photo/Ahmed Saad, Pool)
Iran rules out cooperating with US in IraqIran rules out cooperating with US in helping fight Islamic State militants in Iraq
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People stand on the collapsed Aduano bridge leading to in Los Cabos, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, several days after Hurricane Odile, a category 3 storm, hit the region. President Enrique Pena Nieto's office said the federal government was working closely with state authorities on relief efforts in the areas battered by Odile, including restoring water and electricity. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Los Cabos in a mess 3 days after Odile's wrathChaos and looting in Mexico's Los Cabos as electricity, water still out 3 days after Odile
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, a woman shops at a supermarket in Tokyo. The Finance Ministry reported Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 that exports fell 1.3 percent from a year earlier to 5.71 trillion yen ($53.3 billion) while imports dropped 1.5 percent to 6.65 trillion yen ($62.1 billion). Consumer spending inside Japan has been lackluster since an April 1 sales tax, reducing demand for imports. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
Japan trade deficit falls to $8.8B as imports ebbJapan's trade deficit narrows to $8.8 billion as both imports, exports weaken
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FILE- In this July 16, 2014 file photo, a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle sits in front of police headquarters in Watertown, Conn. The L.A. Unified's School District police department received a MRAP vehicle like this one through a federal program. School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. At least 26 school districts across the country participate in the Pentagon’s surplus program, which has come under scrutiny after a militarized police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri. (AP Photo/The Republican-American, Steven Valenti, File)
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Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer (20) rushes for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Cardinals RB Dwyer arrested on assault chargesCardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested on assault charges in latest issue for NFL
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Secretary of State John Kerry, center, is flanked by Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., right, and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the ranking member, left, as he arrives to shore up President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebelsWary lawmakers grudgingly OK arms for Syria rebels fighting Islamic State group in Iraq, Syria
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FILE- In this July 16, 2014 file photo, a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle sits in front of police headquarters in Watertown, Conn. The L.A. Unified's School District police department received a MRAP vehicle like this one through a federal program. School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. At least 26 school districts across the country participate in the Pentagon’s surplus program, which has come under scrutiny after a militarized police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri. (AP Photo/The Republican-American, Steven Valenti, File)
School district police stock up free military gearGrenade launchers in schools? School police stock up on M16s, other free military gear
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  • Satanic Group to Distribute Children's Book

    Columnist Sarah Gray recently highlighted, " The Satanic Temple's hilarious response to a pro-religion court ruling " in a Sept. 16 piece for Salon. Media Research Center, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 02:57 PM
  • 'Satanic Temple' to Issue Materials to School Kids?

    Satanic Temple is a 'religious' group from New York that is hell bent on handing out its materials to school kids in Orange County, Florida. WFTV.com, Channel 9 reports that their planned moves follow the distribution on behalf of both Christian and atheist groups of materials to Orange County public schools. WebProNews, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 08:19 PM
  • Man wanted for questioning in double homicide may be in area

    Police in Orange County, Fla., believe a person of interest in a double homicide and attempted homicide there may be in the Charlotte area. The Orange County Sheriff's Office is looking for Nicholas Lopez concerning an Aug. 5 incident that left two dead and another injured, according to a news release. The Gaston Gazette, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 06:10 PM
  • Hillsborough County takes first step toward creating a domestic partner registry

    The Hillsborough County Commission is on its way to creating a domestic partner registry - though it may never actually be called that. Creative Loafing Tampa, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 02:11 PM
  • Satanists Protest Bibles In School With 'Satanic Children's Big Book of Activities'

    Orange County, Florida's public school district has twice allowed a Christian group to pass out Bibles to its students , prompting a self-identified Satanist group to seek equal treatment. A religious organization called The Satanic Temple announced on Sunday that they will provide "Satanic materials to students during the new school year . ThinkProgress, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 01:52 PM
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