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CBS exec's downfall shows the power and limits of #MeToo

Is Les Moonves' departure from CBS a breakthrough for the #MeToo movement?

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Elizabeth Smart upset 1 of her kidnappers to be freed early

A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will be freed from prison more than five years earlier than expected, a surprise decision that Smart called "incomprehensible" on Tuesday.

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As job openings hit unprecedented levels, so does quitting

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers advertised the most jobs on record in July, and the number of workers quitting their jobs also hit an all-time high.

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Many California pot products are failing safety tests

LOS ANGELES — Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards and technical glitches than protecting consumer safety.

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U.S. marks 9/11 with somber tributes; Trump speaks at PA site

NEW YORK — Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with tears and somber tributes as President Donald Trump hailed "the moment when America fought back" on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil.

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Government to expand, extend Texas tent shelter for children

HOUSTON — The U.S. government will expand its tent shelter for immigrant minors crossing the southwest border to 3,600 beds and keep it open through the end of this year, an agency spokesman said Tuesday.

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Active shooter study: Semi-automatic rifles more deadly

CHICAGO — Active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using weapons that don't self-load, although chances of dying if hit in either type of assault are the same, a new analysis shows.

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'Big and vicious': Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way evacuation routes Tuesday as about 1.7 million people in three states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 130 mph winds and potentially ruinous rains.

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Elizabeth Smart outraged 1 of her kidnappers to be freed

A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will be freed from prison more than five years earlier than expected, a surprise decision that Smart called "incomprehensible" on Tuesday.

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Trump hails 'brave patriots' aboard Pennsylvania 9/11 flight

President Donald Trump on Tuesday remembered the "band of brave patriots" aboard a Sept. 11 flight that crashed in Pennsylvania, praising passengers and crew members who resisted hijackers and sent a message that the nation would "never, ever submit to tyranny."

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U.S. marks 9/11 anniversary; Trump to mark it at Pa. memorial

NEW YORK — Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation's biggest city.

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Discovery of dog saves Oregon man from sex-crime conviction

SALEM, Ore. — The discovery of a black Lab named Lucy led to the unravelling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence.

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Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

RALEIGH, N.C. — Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 130 mph and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week.

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Interstate 5 reopens after California blaze forces closure

SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. — A major interstate that connects California and Oregon reopened Monday after a wildfire roared along the roadway and forced a six-day closure while burned trees and charred vehicles were removed.

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Case against officer who killed neighbor to go to grand jury

The case against a white Dallas police officer who shot and killed a black neighbor in his home will be presented to a grand jury, which could decide on more serious charges than manslaughter, the district attorney overseeing the case said Monday.

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Florence now a major hurricane, aims for US Southeast

Florence rapidly intensified into a fearsome category 3 hurricane on Monday and could strike a direct and dangerous blow to the Carolinas later this week, possibly as a category 4, forecasters said. The first impacts were already being seen on barrier islands as dangerous rip currents and seawater flowing over a coastal road.

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Trump: Apple can avoid tariffs by moving production to US

President Donald Trump concedes that some Apple Inc. products may become more expensive if his administration imposes “massive” additional tariffs on Chinese-made goods, but he says the tech company can fix the problem by moving production to the U.S.

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Texas officer arrested on manslaughter charge in man's death

DALLAS — A white Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter charge in the off-duty shooting of a black neighbor whose apartment she says she mistook for her own.

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CBS' Les Moonves quits after new sex misconduct allegations

NEW YORK — Longtime CBS new chief Les Moonves resigned Sunday, just hours after six more women joined others who had previously accused the long-time television executive with sexual misconduct.

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Flight 93 chime tower an 'everlasting concert by our heroes'

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — The heroism of airline passengers and crew who died when hijackers crashed their plane into a Pennsylvania field was remembered Sunday with the dedication of a concrete-and-steel tower that will ring with wind chimes for every one of them at the spot where they fell to earth.

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Pence: I'm confident no one on my staff wrote the NYT column

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence says he's "100 percent confident" that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column criticizing President Donald Trump's leadership.

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Strengthening Hurricane Florence takes aim at U.S. Southeast

A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence chugged across the Atlantic on Sunday toward a possible direct hit on the U.S. Southeast late this week, triggering warnings to people up and down the coast to get their emergency kits ready, map out escape routes and fill sandbags.

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Echoes of Watergate in Trump tumult

The White House seethes with intrigue and backstabbing as aides hunt for the anonymous Deep (state) Throat among them.

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US hiring picked up in August as pay surged most in 9 years

The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years — evidence that employers remain confident despite the administration’s ongoing conflicts with its trading partners.

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Another day at Tesla: Execs depart, Musk invites controversy

Another executive departure, another controversy over the CEO's behavior, another stock drop.