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California man says mother, 89, missing after fire destroys homes

Don Turner’s 89-year-old mother was missing Thursday night after a wind-driven wildfire sparked by burning trash swept through a Southern California mobile home park, destroying dozens of residences. Lois Arvickson called her son from her cellphone to say she was evacuating shortly after the blaze was reported in the Calimesa area, Turner said while with family members at an evacuation center. “She said she’s getting her purse and she’s getting out, and the line went dead,” he said. CLICK HERE FOR LOCAL STATION’S COVERAGE OF CALIFORNIA FIRES, POWER OUTAGES Arvickson’s neighbors…

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Raw, angry, uncensored: Welcome to Trump’s impeachment-era campaign

“They’ve been trying to stop us for the past three years with a lot of crap,” he stated matter-of-factly about his Democratic opponents on Capitol Hill. It was the same version of Trump that voters saw on Thursday when the president rallied in Minneapolis, the liberal hub of a purple state he hopes to pick up next November. In the company of diehard supporters, prospective Trump voters and Minnesotans who simply came for the show, the president unloaded on Joe Biden over his son’s business dealings in Ukraine and China,…

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Turkey Syria offensive: US builds pressure to halt incursion against Kurds

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s Martin Patience explains what’s behind the conflict Pressure is building in the US to stop Turkey continuing its offensive against Kurdish-held areas in Syria. Defence Secretary Mark Esper warned of “serious consequences” while Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held out the prospect of fresh sanctions. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops effectively triggered the Turkish incursion. He has said he would like the US to negotiate a truce between Nato ally Turkey and the Kurds. Turkish President Recep Tayyip…

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Bill Maher to Howard Stern: ‘We don’t go for all the bulls— on the far left’

HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher frequently voices frustration with the antics of liberals, whom he tries to support. On Friday night’s show he seemed to view radio jock Howard Stern as a kindred spirit. ” … (Y)ou and I are the last sane people,” Maher told Stern at one point in their discussion, “because we’re liberals but we don’t go for all the bulls— on the far-left.” “That’s why you and I are the last sane people because we’re liberals but we don’t go for all the bulls— on the…

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Trump’s latest Homeland Security secretary will resign

Next in line to become acting secretary is David Pekoske, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, who has also been serving as acting deputy secretary at DHS. But acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli, an immigration hardliner new to the administration who has direct access to Trump, appears to be the leading candidate to replace him. “The choice is clear, he must elevate Ken Cuccinelli,” said RJ Hauman, government relations director at the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which favors immigration restrictions. “The president understands that the…

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Apple Told Some Apple TV+ Show Developers Not To Anger China

Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty Images “Chinese netizens hail Apple’s removal of app that aids HK rioters.” That was how the Global Times, a Chinese Communist Party outlet, covered Apple’s removal of HKmap.live, an app that helped Hong Kong protesters track police, from the iOS App Store. It was emblematic of the adulatory coverage news outlets controlled by the Chinese government have bestowed on Apple this week. “Apple highly values the Chinese market and removing the controversial app is a smart move,” an analyst said in the article, driving…

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Kevin McAleenan: US Homeland Security chief steps down

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump’s border chief was hounded off stage – a legitimate protest or a violation of freedom of speech? The acting head of US Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, has resigned after six months in the post. In a tweet, President Donald Trump said Mr McAleenan wanted to spend more time with his family. He said his replacement would be named next week. Mr McAleenan, 48, is the fourth person to serve as the head of Homeland Security during Mr Trump’s tenure. He has…

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Gwyneth Paltrow on forgetting Marvel movies she’s been in: ‘There are so many’

Gwyneth Paltrow has one reason why she can’t remember all of the Marvel films she’s appeared in: sheer quantity. The 47-year-old actress, who stars as Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has made headlines for mixing up some of her appearances in the franchise’s films. “I never read stuff,” she told Elle magazine about making the news. GWYNETH PALTROW FORGOT SHE WAS IN A ‘SPIDER-MAN’ MOVIE She continued: “But it is confusing because there are so many Marvel movies, and to be honest, I haven’t seen very many of them.” GWYNETH…

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Trump mounts last-minute push to thwart Democratic governor in Louisiana

“I will be in Louisiana tonight (Love it!) to get Republicans to vote for either of our two great Republican Candidates and force a [runoff] with John Bel Edwards, who has done a really poor job of tax cutting, car insurance cost (worst in USA), & is suspect on your 2nd Amendment!” Trump tweeted Friday morning ahead of his trip to Lake Charles. The two GOP candidates, Rep. Ralph Abraham and self-funding businessman Eddie Rispone, are competing for second place and a one-on-one shot at Edwards in a runoff if…

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Why I went public about being raped, 67 years later

Prominent Ghanaian journalist, BBC columnist and former government minister Elizabeth Ohene recently wrote about her experience of being sexually abused more than 60 years ago, when she was just seven years old. Here she explains why she decided to go public after such a long time. I am not quite sure I had considered what the effect would be if I went public with the story of my having been sexually molested. Last Wednesday, I told that story in the weekly column I write for Ghana’s largest circulation newspaper, the…

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