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Better weather gives leg up to crews on California wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- The winds eased, some of the smoke began to clear and the forecast Monday offered a tantalizing chance of rain to firefighters trying to corral the blazes that have laid waste to the nation's most celebrated wine-making region....
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Iraqi forces push into disputed city as Kurds withdraw

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Two weeks after fighting together against the Islamic State, Iraqi forces pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday, seizing oil fields and other facilities amid soaring tensions over last month's Kurdish vote for independence....
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After bombing, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabab onslaught

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- As the toll rises above 300 from one of the world's deadliest attacks in years, the al-Shabab extremist group has sent a powerful signal that the international focus on extremism can't afford to overlook the African continent....
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Trump says 'total termination' of Iran deal possible

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday renewed his threat to fully withdraw the United States from the landmark Iran nuclear deal, while holding out the possibility that fixes to the accord may prevent an American pullout....
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Wolf blames Trump, Congress for spiking health coverage cost

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration on Monday blamed President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress for a sharp increase in the cost of health insurance that will take effect next year for some of the 500,000-plus people who buy individual plans in Pennsylvania....
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Passenger says Delta crew stopped her from singing anthem

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia physician said her plan to honor a fallen soldier by singing the U.S. national anthem aboard a Delta Air Lines plane carrying the soldier's casket was stopped by a flight attendant who told her it would violate company policy....
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Trump raises possibility of withdrawing drug czar nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation's drug czar following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids....
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Sen. John McCain to be awarded Liberty Medal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain is this year's recipient of the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal....
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Two more candidates hoping to succeed Barletta in US House

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- There are two more people entering the field vying to succeed Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta in 2019....
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Judge to say Wednesday if Sandusky gets new sex abuse trial

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania judge said Monday he will announce later this week whether to grant former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky a new trial or throw out child sexual abuse convictions against him....
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Prosecutors seek 5-year term for ex-Philly district attorney

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal prosecutors are urging a judge to sentence Philadelphia's former top prosecutor to the maximum term of five years in prison in a corruption case....
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Pennsylvania GOP leaders seek delay in redistricting lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature have asked a federal court to delay trial in a lawsuit seeking new congressional maps for the 2018 midterm election....
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15 attorneys general oppose Trump transgender military ban

BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is leading a group of 15 Democratic attorneys general in opposing President Donald Trump's administration's plan to bar transgender individuals from openly serving in the military....
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Candidate touts apparent hoax idea of drug-sniffing bunnies

PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A Philadelphia-area mayoral candidate says he was serious when he vowed to investigate the use of drug-sniffing bunnies if elected - even though it appears to stem from an internet hoax....
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Would you like to see the Feds investigate sex abuse in Hollywood? <More Info>

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Yesterday's Poll

Should health care providers be allowed to refuse contraception coverage to their employees?

Yes
77%
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23%
Total Votes: 13,096

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