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California wildfires force evacuations

Raging blaze near Yosemite National Park displaces thousands of Mariposa residents in the western US state.

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Trump's health insurance plan faces more Republican opposition

President suffers major setback over one of his key campaign pledges, which was to repeal Obama's healthcare law.

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Hijab-wearing woman among Apple's new emojis

Breastfeeding woman, bearded person and meditating man also among new symbols previewed to mark World Emoji Day.

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CAIR: Hate crimes against Muslims spike after Trump win

Advocacy group says Islamophobic abuse rose 91 percent in first half of 2017, compared to same period last year.

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Muslim Ban: State dept expands 'close family' criteria

Visa criteria to include grandparents and other relatives for applicants and refugees from six mainly Muslim nations.

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Two Republican senators sink Trump's healthcare bill

Opposition from within Trump's own party leaves long-promised efforts to replace 'Obamacare' legislation in disarray.

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Venezuelan opposition calls for nationwide strike

Tensions rise after attempts to challenge Maduro's plan to reform constitution as international community weighs in.

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US certifies Iran nuclear deal, but vows new sanctions

Trump administration says Tehran complied with terms of 2015 agreement but violated 'spirit' of the deal.

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George Romero, father of the zombie movie, dies aged 77

The director's classic 'Night of the Living Dead' and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries.

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Nine people killed by flash flooding in Arizona

One person remains missing after floodwaters swept through a normally tranquil swimming area in Tonto National Forest.

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