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Investigators search for clues in fatal fire, friends mourn

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- As investigators searched for signs of a crime in the fire that killed at least 33 in an Oakland warehouse during a late-night dance party, survivors and teary-eyed friends of those who perished viewed the charred building from a distance, placed flowers on several small memorials and embraced each other to mourn their losses....
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'We have lost everything': Syrians return to ravaged Aleppo

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- Amina Hamawy burst into tears and then fainted when she returned to eastern Aleppo to find that looters had ransacked her home. "Where am I? What happened?" she asked after her husband and daughter revived her. "We have lost everything."...
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As Iraq's Kurds eye statehood, a border takes shape

MAKHMUR, Iraq (AP) -- The sand berms and trenches that snake across northern Iraq stretch toward Syria, some accompanied by newly paved roads lit by street lamps and sprawling checkpoints decked with Kurdish flags. The fighters here insist it isn't the border of a newly independent state - but in the chaos of Iraq that could change....
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The Latest: S&P says Italy vote doesn't affect credit rating

MILAN (AP) -- The Latest on the Italian referendum (all times local):...
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Michigan to begin recount; legal fight moves to Pennsylvania

Presidential candidate Jill Stein's fight to force presidential recounts in three states focuses Monday on Pennsylvania, where her Green Party is seeking an emergency federal court order for a statewide recount, and Michigan, where a federal judge has ordered a hand recount to begin by noon....
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Green Party to try Pennsylvania recount case in US court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Green Party-backed fight for a recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election result, won by Republican Donald Trump, is poised to enter a new arena....
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Immigrant students seek place in mainstream high schools

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal appeals court is set to decide whether a public school district in Pennsylvania can send older immigrant students to an alternative high school....
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Police investigating cluster of overdoses in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police in Philadelphia are investigating after six people suffered fatal heroin overdoses in the city and several other users of the drug were hospitalized in addition....
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Mummers seek inclusive tone after insensitive displays

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Organizers of the Mummers Parade are hopeful that cultural education efforts will help the city's annual New Year's celebration be more respectful and inclusive following a string of racially and ethnically offensive displays....
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Pittsburgh Symphony, idled by 55-day strike, resumes season

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Music has returned to Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh this weekend after a two-month orchestra strike that cost fans much of the fall season....
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Michigan to begin recount; legal fight moves to Pennsylvania

A judge has ordered a hand recount of Michigan's presidential results to begin by noon Monday, and the Green Party is trying to force a federal court order for a statewide recount in Pennsylvania....
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Police may seek arrests over Penn State celebration, damage

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Police in State College are weighing possible arrests after the celebration of Penn State's Big Ten championship caused minor property damage....
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Report: FBI agent told statehouse sting targeted Democrats

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An FBI agent has said an informant in a Pennsylvania statehouse sting told him he was discouraged from targeting Republicans in a case that brought down five Democrats....
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Dispatchers go low-tech to find man with dementia

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Emergency dispatchers near Philadelphia are being credited for helping rescuers reach a man with dementia by keeping him on the phone until they could hear their colleagues' sirens outside....
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Should Pennsylvania join Michigan in their injunction to halt Green Party candidate Jill Stein from conducting a presidential recount?

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