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Studies: Wildfires worse due to global warming

Fire engulfs a structure during a wildfire Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Escondido, Calif. One of the nine fires burning in San Diego County suddenly flared Thursday afternoon and burned close to homes, trigging thousands of new evacuation orders. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Fire...
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Schools work to help transgender students fit in

In this April 23, 2014 photo, transgender high school students Isaac Barnett, right, and his prom date, identified only by his first name Jasen, get ready to take photos after picking up their tuxedos for prom in Kansas City, Mo. The seniors, both born as females, are open about...
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Obama Cabinet may be boost for rising Texas mayor

FILE – In this May 27, 2009 file photo, Julian Castro, left, mayor-elect of San Antonio, pauses during a visit with his brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, right, in the Texas House of Representatives, in Austin, Texas. President Barack Obama’s expected...

Calif. governor prepares for worst wildfire season

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Drought-stricken California is preparing for its worst wildfire season ever, the state’s governor said Sunday. Gov. Jerry Brown told ABC’s “This Week” that the nearly dozen wildfires that caused more than $20 million in...
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SpaceX Dragon departs space station after month

FILE – This April 22, 2014 file photo provided by NASA shows a photo of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft docked to the International Space Station and was photographed by one of two spacewalking astronauts. On Sunday, May 18, 2014, after a one-month visit, the SpaceX cargo ship...

Coffee fungus raising prices for high-end blends

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease — and hold down the price of your morning cup. At issue is a fungus called coffee rust that has caused more than $1 billion in damage...
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In Kentucky, Senate candidates lay claim to change

Alison Lundergan Grimes, U.S. Senate candidate and Kentucky Secretary of State, speaks during a 50-county bus tour stop, Friday, May 16, 2014, at Circus Square Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Daily News, Miranda Pederson) Alison Lundergan Grimes, U.S. Senate candidate...
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In Georgia race, Republicans cry foul over taxes

Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga, and candidate for US Senate talks to a voter during the “Grillin with the Governor” campaign event Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Buford, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga, and candidate for US Senate talks to a voter during the...
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Senate candidates campaign in Ga.’s GOP stronghold

Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga, and candidate for US Senate talks to a voter during the “Grillin with the Governor” campaign event Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Buford, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga, and candidate for US Senate talks to a voter during the...
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CDC: MERS virus spread in US, but 2nd man not sick

FILE – This undated file electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows novel coronavirus particles, also known as the MERS virus, colorized in yellow. Four more people have...