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Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar, is withdrawing from consideration following reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids.

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Iraqi forces push Kurds out of disputed Kirkuk

Iraqi forces push Kurds out of disputed Kirkuk

KIRKUK, Iraq -- Two weeks after fighting together against the Islamic State, Iraqi forces pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday, seizing oil fields and other facilities amid soaring tensions over last month's Kurdish vote for independence.

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In Weinstein’s wake, can Hollywood change?

In Weinstein’s wake, can Hollywood change?

"That's how it works," actress and director Sarah Polley recalls Harvey Weinstein saying to her years ago in his office. If she agreed to a "very close relationship" with him she could go on to be a star and win awards, he said.

Iran riled by Trump, but needs nuclear deal

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- U.S. President Donald Trump angered Iran with his speech on refusing to re-certify the nuclear deal, but Tehran is unlikely to walk away from the agreement in retaliation.

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California has ‘turned a corner’ in fire fight

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- With the winds dying down, fire officials said Sunday they have apparently "turned a corner" against the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home.

FEMA rejects appeals worth $1.2B over decade

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As U.S. communities ravaged by this year's series of intense hurricanes and wildfires clear debris and begin to rebuild, many are counting on the federal government to help cover their costs. They could be in for a frustrating surprise.

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More call for info on response time

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Michael Balsamo

Pressure mounted Wednesday for Las Vegas police to explain how quickly they reacted to what would become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history after two hotel employees reported a gunman spraying a hallway with bullets six minutes before he opened fire on a crowd at a musical performance.