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New wildfire erupts near Colorado ski resorts, houses

A wildfire erupted Tuesday in an area of Colorado known for its ski resorts, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,300 homes and marking the latest in a series of blazes that have ignited in the drought-stricken U.S. West.

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Charitable giving in US tops $400 billion for first time

Fueled by a surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in the United States in 2017 topped the $400 billion mark for the first time, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns.

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Trump-Kim shake hands, commit to 'complete denuclearization'

Clasping hands and forecasting future peace, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un committed Tuesday to "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula during the first meeting in history between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader.

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Lawyers peppered on Trump business with foreign governments

Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia accused President Donald Trump in federal court Monday of “profiting on an unprecedented scale” from foreign government interests using his Washington, D.C., hotel, but a Justice Department lawyer insisted Trump isn’t breaking the law because he provided no favors in return.

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Judge spars with Justice Dept. lawyer on foreign favors suit

Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia accused President Donald Trump in federal court Monday of "profiting on an unprecedented scale" from foreign government interests using his Washington, D.C., hotel, but a Justice Department lawyer insisted Trump isn't breaking the law because he provided no favors in return.

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Italy's new leaders get tough on migrants; Spain steps up

Italy's new "Italians first" government claimed victory Monday when the Spanish prime minister offered safe harbor to a private rescue ship after Italy and Malta refused to allow it permission to disembark its 629 migrant passengers in their ports.

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Your internet use could change as 'net neutrality' ends

Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change — though not right away — following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections.

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80-story 3 World Trade Center to open after years of delays

An 80-story office building set to open this week at the World Trade Center will be the third completed skyscraper at the site where the twin towers stood.

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Officials continue repair work on USS Arizona Memorial

The National Park Service is working as fast as possible to reopen access to the USS Arizona Memorial after cracks were discovered last month on the floating concrete pier near the metal access ramp, officials said.

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Trump expresses optimism amid final Kim summit preparations

In the final hours of calm before an unprecedented summit with North Korea, President Donald Trump forecast a "nice" outcome from what he said would be a "very interesting meeting" Tuesday with Kim Jong Un, while Kim was spending Monday out of public view.

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Baptist church’s ‘Catholic’ Jesus statue has found new home

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A statue of Jesus that a Baptist church in South Carolina voted to remove because the congregation deemed it too Catholic has found a new home.

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Disneyland Paris enters Marvel universe with Avengers theme

Helicopters, concept cars and SWAT teams shrouded in smoke heralded the launch of the first Avengers-themed season at Disneyland Paris following the announcement of plans for a $2.5 billion park expansion that will feature Marvel superheroes.

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Trump, Kim arrive in Singapore ahead of high-stakes summit

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un converged on this island city-state Sunday ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history, a Tuesday sit-down meant to settle a standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal.

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Trump pulls out of joint G-7 statement, attacks Trudeau

The annual G-7 summit appeared to have weathered tensions over President Donald Trump's threats of a tariff-fueled trade war until the mercurial American pulled out of a joint statement while citing "false statements" by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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#MeToo crisis jolts Southern Baptists ahead of key gathering

The Southern Baptists are facing their own #MeToo crisis as the biggest Protestant denomination in the U.S. heads into its annual meeting next week.

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Holocaust survivor Gena Turgel, consoler of Anne Frank, dies

Gena Turgel, a Holocaust survivor who comforted Anne Frank at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp before the young diarist's death and the camp's liberation a month later, has died. She was 95

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Pope to oil execs: Energy needs mustn't destroy civilization

Pope Francis told leading oil executives Saturday that the transition to less-polluting energy sources "is a challenge of epochal proportions" and warned that satisfying the world's energy needs "must not destroy civilization."

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For Bourdain, food was a storytelling tool _ and a passport

Many people thought Anthony Bourdain had the most enviable career in existence. He didn't deny it.

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Trump delivers warning on trade as he leaves G-7 summit

President Donald Trump delivered a stern warning on trade to foreign countries at the Group of Seven summit on Saturday, advising trading partners not to retaliate against U.S. tariffs on the imports of steel and aluminum. "If they retaliate, they're making a mistake," Trump declared.

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Authorities: Evidence shows gator bit, probably killed woman

A woman who disappeared while walking her dogs near a Florida lake Friday was bitten and likely killed by an alligator that was later captured, wildlife officials said.

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Report: Downed power lines sparked deadly California fires

A dozen wildfires that burned thousands of homes in California's wine country and killed at least 15 people last October were started by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines and utility poles, state fire officials said.

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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead in France at 61

Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and citizen of the world who inspired millions to share his delight in food and the bonds it created, was found dead in his hotel room Friday in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions. He was 61.

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Study says vaping by kids isn't up, but some are skeptical

Vaping held steady last year in high school students and declined in middle school kids, according to new government data, but some researchers are skeptical because the survey may have missed out on a booming e-cigarette brand.

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Woman thanks Trump for 'mercy' in commuting her sentence

A woman whose life sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump thanked him on Thursday for "having mercy" and said reality TV star Kim Kardashian West saved her life.

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Giuliani: Porn star has 'no reputation,' affair not credible

President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said Stormy Daniels' claim she had sex with Trump in 2006 isn't credible because she's a porn actress with "no reputation."