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Diversity in Orange County, California, emboldens Democrats

FULLERTON, Calif. Pushy midday shoppers nose their carts through the Korean market, stocking up on bottled kimchi and seaweed spring rolls. A few doors away, customers grab pho to go at a Vietnamese takeout counter. Across the street, lunchtime diners line up for tacos "al pastor" — spit-roasted pork — at a Mexican-style taqueria.

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Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

MONTREAL — Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks Wednesday as Canada became the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace.

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New deal keeps open facility that detains immigrant families

HOUSTON — The U.S. government has quietly reached a new agreement to keep open a 2,400-bed detention facility used to detain immigrant mothers and children, in a lucrative arrangement for a private prison company and the tiny South Texas town where it's located.

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You've won the Mega Millions jackpot. Now what?

DES MOINES, Iowa — Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, now at $900 million. It could happen as soon as Friday night, when the next drawing is held, leaving most of us disappointed but some lucky winner beset by a host of questions.

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Migrants moving again in Guatemala; Trump targets Democrats

CHIQUIMULA, Guatemala — More than 2,000 Honduran migrants traveling en masse through Guatemala resumed their journey toward the United States on Wednesday.

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Nevada's famous pimp expected to win election despite death

LAS VEGAS — Dennis Hof's fame made him an attention-grabbing figure in an otherwise quiet industry. And, despite being found dead on Tuesday, he's poised to win an election to the state Legislature in less than three weeks.

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Student gunman kills 19, wounds 50 at school in Crimea

MOSCOW — An 18-year student strode into his vocational school in Crimea, a hoodie covering his blond hair, then pulled out a shotgun and opened fire on Wednesday, killing 19 students and wounding more than 50 others before killing himself.

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Mexico Beach residents return home 1 week after Michael

Residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach began returning home for the first time Wednesday since Hurricane Michael to see homes devastated by wind and water and pieces of their lives scattered across the Florida sand.

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Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House

Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, saying his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates.

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Harry and Meghan bring rain to drought-stricken Outback town

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were jokingly thanked for bringing England's notoriously inclement weather to a drought-stricken Outback town on Wednesday in a rain-drenched visit to Dubbo during their Australian royal tour.

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California winds ease, wildfire risk narrows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California remained on guard Tuesday, but gusty winds that raised the threat of wildfires were decreasing in strength and becoming less widespread a day after knocking out power to thousands and forcing utilities to proactively cut electricity to prevent sparks.

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Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump Tuesday criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis' request for patience.

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Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim inflames some Native Americans

OKLAHOMA CITY — The DNA test that Sen. Elizabeth Warren used to try to rebut the ridicule of President Donald Trump angered some Native Americans, who complained that the genetic analysis cheapens the identities of tribal members with deeper ties to the Indian past.

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California winds easing, wildfire risk narrowing

LOS ANGELES — California remained on guard Tuesday, but gusty winds that raised the threat of wildfires were decreasing in strength and becoming less widespread a day after knocking out power to thousands and forcing utilities to proactively cut electricity to prevent sparks.

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Claims of voter suppression and 'illegals' in Georgia

ATLANTA — A bitter political battle over access to the polls is consuming the final stretch of the hotly contested Georgia governor's race.

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Hurricane is blamed for 16 deaths in Florida alone

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That's in addition to at least 10 deaths elsewhere across the South.

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Trump warns Honduras over migrant caravan now in Guatemala

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to cut aid to Honduras if it doesn't stop a caravan of some 2,000 migrants, even as they resumed their northward trek through Guatemala with hopes of reaching the U.S. border.

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Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin teenager in danger, not a runaway

Police say a girl resembling a missing, endangered Wisconsin teen has been spotted at a gas station in Florida.

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Pompeo meets Saudi king, prince on writer's disappearance

America's top diplomat met on Tuesday with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the disappearance and alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.

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Paul Allen's passions: Rock n' roll, sports and philanthropy

Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn't have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates.

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Border agent abuse hard to pin down

Immigrants face hurdles to prove claims

Within hours of being booked at a Border Patrol station in far West Texas, two teenage sisters from Guatemala came forward to allege that an agent conducted an improper strip search.

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Families search for the missing in the hurricane's aftermath

Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times.

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Girdles and socket wrenches: Sears was the Amazon of its day

Before there was Amazon — or, for that matter, Home Depot or Walmart or Kmart — there was Sears.

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West Coast military installations eyed for US fuel exports

The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military installations or other federal properties to open the way for more U.S. fossil fuel exports to Asia in the name of national security and despite opposition from coastal states.

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California utilities shut off power amid wildfire concerns

Concerned about downed power lines sparking wildfires, two major California utilities took the rare step of cutting power to customers amid high winds — and another power provider was considering similar action.

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