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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary Ben Carson, second from left, tours the Union Rescue Mission in Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. On arrival in California on Tuesday, Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One he will do "something" about homelessness but offered no specifics beyond the mention of creating a task force. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday said he would welcome Trump's help to end homelessness if he contributed federal dollars or property that could be converted into shelters. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Details lacking: Housing head in LA, addresses homelessnessTrump administration interest in California's homeless crisis offers little in the way of help or specific solutions
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Prosecutor son's job prompts turning over telescope arrestsTo avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, the Hawaii attorney general's office will take over prosecution of protesters arrested for blocking construction of a giant telescope
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Officials Rule Unanimously on Teacher Who Tweeted TrumpA Texas teacher has lost her appeal to be rehired after losing her job over anti-immigration comments in tweets to President Trump, CBS-DFW reports. Georgia Clark thought the tweets—one of which said the high school where she taught was "taken over" by "illegal students from Mexico"— were private . The...
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Report: Cleanup of abandoned oil, gas wells could cost USA U.S. government watchdog agency says taxpayers could face potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in cleanup costs from abandoned oil and gas wells on public lands
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Fritz Creek area resident Barrett Fletcher gives the invocation before a Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting as a representative of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2019. A pastor wearing a spaghetti strainer on his head delivered the opening invocation at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday. The invocation by the pastor of the Homer congregation of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the second non-traditional invocation before the assembly since a court ruling. (Megan Pacer/Homer News via AP)
Pastafarian pastor leads prayer at Alaska government meetingA pastor wearing a spaghetti strainer on his head delivered the opening invocation at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday
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Police cordon off the scene of a shooting in Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Officials say two deputies have been injured and a suspect has died in the shooting. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
Tennessee officials say 2 deputies injured, suspect deadOfficials in Tennessee say two deputies have been injured and a suspect has died in a shooting in Memphis
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Chicago woman shot by gunman on bicycle while walkingChicago police say a woman walking with co-workers along a street near the central business district was shot by a heavily disguised bicyclist
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Ref Learns Punishment for Ordering Dreadlocks CutNew Jersey's attorney general has suspended the referee who told a 16-year-old wrestler to have his dreadlocks cut or forfeit his match. Alan Maloney will not be allowed to referee any matches in the state for two years, the Philly Voice reports. Gurbir Grewal also said that officials and staff...
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Judge partially blocks law aimed at oil pipeline protestsA federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of some of the new South Dakota laws that aim to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline.
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, dozens of supporters of a measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors circle the Capitol during a rally in Sacramento, Calif. Gov Gavin Newsom signed the bill AB5 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, aimed at giving wage and benefit protections to ride share drivers and workers in other industries on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
California adds wage, benefit protections for gig workersThe governor of California has signed sweeping legislation aimed at giving wage and benefit protections to rideshare drivers and workers in other industries
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FILE - This 2018 file photo provided by the Delaware State Police shows Clay Conaway, a former University of Delaware baseball player charged with raping multiple women. A woman who says she was raped by an ex-University of Delaware baseball player accused of multiple sexual assaults testified Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, that she was surprised and afraid when Conaway went from consensual kissing to physical force and violence. She is one of six women whom 23-year-old Conaway is accused of sexually assaulting between 2013 and 2018. (Delaware State Police via AP, File)
Woman testifies about alleged rape by university athleteA woman has testified that she was surprised and afraid when her date with ex-University of Delaware baseball player went from consensual kissing to physical force and violence
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Woman charged with making threat before youth game shootingAuthorities have arrested the mother of a suspect they say opened fire at a North Texas youth football game.
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