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Berkeley City Council bans use of fish as prizes at carnivals

New legislation passed this week in Berkeley, Calif. that now prohibits the use of goldfish or betta fish as carnival prizes.

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7 things to know before the bell

Japan election landslide; Chaos in Catalonia; European populism

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Wildfires in Utah force evacuations, threaten structures

Wind-driven wildfires in Utah forced evacuations and threatened structures on a big weekend for deer hunters in the fire zone.

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Tornado leads to evacuations at Chevron's Pascagoula, Miss. refinery: report

(Reuters) - Workers at Chevron's Pascagoula refinery in Mississippi were evacuated after a tornado hit the plant on Sunday afternoon, according to a website affiliated to NBC.

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Murder trial that sparked immigration debate gets underway

Trial begins this week for a Mexican man who set off a national immigration debate after he fatally shot a woman on a popular San Francisco pier.

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Tennessee church shooting suspect due in court Monday

The man accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding six others at a Tennessee church is slated for a court appearance.

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Drug court – giving families a chance to break the cycle of opioid use

Photographer Fred R Conrad visited a Virginia drug court last year and saw how individuals and families had been given a second chance – so when he went back this summer he had a question: did they take it? “Opioid and methamphetamine abuse t

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This Week: GM results, new home sales, third-quarter GDP

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: SPOTLIGHT ON GM Wall street expects that General Motors' latest quarterly results declined from a year earlier.

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Sherin Mathews: US police find body in missing child case

The three-year-old went missing after her father sent her out of their home at 3am as punishment.

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Trial in killing of Iowa teenager to focus on gender motive

Retired nurse Jenna Sansone said it was a normal night in the quiet eastern Iowa neighborhood where she lives on a hill above the Mississippi River.

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Michigan Teens Arrested For Allegedly Throwing Rocks From Overpass That Killed Man

Several teens allegedly tossing rocks from atop an overpass in Michigan threw a large rock that struck a man inside his car and killed him. Police said the teens did it as a prank.

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Sherin Mathews Update: Child's Body Found Close To Missing Texas Toddler's Home

The body of a small child was found Sunday during the search for missing 3-year-old Texas girl Sherin Mathews, authorities said. Richardson police said the child's body was discovered in a culvert less than one mile from Sherin's home.

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Graphic Selfie Shared By Journalist For #MeToo Campaign

Rena Effendi, who works as a photojournalist and is based in Istanbul, shared the picture on Facebook account to support the #MeToo campaign.

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In Alabama, Jones touts his role jailing murderous Klansmen

Alabama Democrat Doug Jones is betting that his underdog bid for the U.S. Senate gets a boost, at home and nationally, from his role in convicting two Ku Klux Klansmen who killed four young black girls in the 1963 bombing of Birmingham's 16th Street Bapti

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US diplomat apologizes after Indonesia general denied entry

A U.S. diplomat apologized to Indonesia's government after the top Indonesian general was prevented from traveling to Washington and said Monday the military commander is welcome in the U.S. Erin McKee, the deputy U.S. ambassador to Indonesia, did not exp

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Australia's refugees refuse to leave Papua New Guinea camp

Australian officials say more than 600 asylum seekers are refusing to leave an immigration camp on Papua New Guinea that Australia wants to close next week.

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Capitol Police officers shot while protecting Scalise are awarded 'Officer of the Year' honors

The two U.S. Capitol Police officers who jumped into action when a gunman opened fire at a Congressional baseball practice in Virginia last June have been honored with a prestigious “Officer of the Year” award.

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Fire-ravaged California city turns to hockey for respite

For one Sunday, the fires that ravaged Santa Rosa and wiped out thousands of homes were an afterthought at Snoopy's Home Ice.

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Trial to begin for ex-Arizona officer charged with murder

Officers responding to a call that someone was pointing a rifle out a window at an Arizona hotel rushed to the guest's room and ordered a man inside to exit, lay face-down in the hallway and refrain from making any sudden movements - or risk being shot.

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All 5 living former presidents unite at hurricane benefit concert, with special guest Lady Gaga

Barack Obama, George W. Bush, George H.W Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter helped raise money for hurricane relief.

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Body of Sherin Mathews, 3-year-old Texas girl missing for weeks, believed found, police say

Authorities in Richardson, Texas, said Sunday they believe they have found the body of Sherin Mathews, the adopted 3-year-old girl who disappeared in the early hours of Oct. 7.

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Controversy after Ohio middle school choir sings cotton-picking song at concert

Some parents at an Ohio middle school are outraged after hearing an eighth-grade choir sing about picking cotton mere days after other students in the district took photos and videos of themselves with a Confederate flag near the local high school.

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