Chicago home where 10 kids died in fire hit with violations

Chicago inspectors slapped dozens of violations on the owner of a home where 10 children died in a fire
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The Latest: Agency reports progress in fighting twin fires

Cal Fire reports progress in containing near twin fires burning in Mendocino and Lake counties across wilderness on both sides of Clear Lake
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The Latest: Fire in Tuolumne County grows dramatically

The Sacramento Bee reports that a wildfire burning in Tuolumne County in Northern California has grown dramatically and led to more evacuation orders.
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The Latest: Parts of Yosemite National Park to stay closed

The National Park Service says that parts of Yosemite National Park will remain closed indefinitely because of growing fires in areas near and on the park.
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Algae bloom at 'warning' level in San Luis Reservoir

The California Department of Water Resources is urging people to avoid contact with the water at San Luis Reservoir in Merced County due to a bloom of cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae
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New Mexico AG seeks to void Hispanic land grant transfer

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is seeking to void a 2003 land transfer from a historical Hispanic land grant on grounds it was illegal
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Fire turns Yosemite National Park smoky, hurts businesses

A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park has shrouded the popular destination in smoke, but tourists could still use all trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants
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The Latest: Safety investigators eye firefighter death

California workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a firefighter who was killed while battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park
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The Latest: Wildfire smoke polluting central California air

Officials say smoke from a forest fire near Yosemite National Park is affecting air quality in central California
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Smoke blankets Yosemite park but trails and lodges are open

A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park has shrouded the popular destination in smoke, but tourists could still use all trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants
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South Dakota to raise turkey for White House Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving turkey to either be served to President Donald Trump or pardoned this year will be raised in South Dakota
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Rapid City trolley service sees steady ridership

Rapid City's trolley service sees steady ridership through the summer with minimal impact to the city's budget
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Wisconsin church's garden gives produce, sense of community

A Wisconsin church's garden doesn't just provide produce, it also provides a sense of community
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Oklahoma Boy Scout Explorers reunite in New Mexico

A group of Boy Scout Explores reunited in New Mexico more than 50 years after a Boy Scouts trip
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MSU researcher fights against deadly deer disease

Researchers from Michigan State University and the state Department of Natural Resources are using technology and old-fashioned observation to track Michigan deer in hopes of curbing the deadly disease
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Father-daughter duo broadcasts Arkansas high school football

Buzz Sawyer and his daughter Sarah Sawyer are calling play-by-play for Northside High School football games in the Grizzlies' revamped broadcast
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Minnesota fire department marks 125 years

This year marks the Virginia Fire Department's 125th anniversary
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Michigan metal drummer recovers from 2015 bus crash

A Michigan metal drummer is recovering from a 2015 bus crash that caused him to lose his right leg
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Bentonville designer showcases work at New York Fashion Week

Bentonville fashion designer Alyssa Graves showcased six pieces in a show for emerging designers at New York Fashion Week
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Duluth beer makers say the area's water boosts products

Duluth beer makers have long said that the quality of Minnesota's water helps boost the quality of their products
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Oklahoma case remains unsolved 34 years later

The disappearance of Sandy Pathresa Rea 34 years ago is still one of the biggest crime mysteries in the Shawnee area, but a new set of local investigators are putting a fresh set of eyes on the unsolved cold case
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Wisconsin students organize mental health festival

Three Wisconsin students organized a mental health festival at their school to erase mental health stigma
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Minot brothers find success in mushroom farming

Minot brothers Jeff and Dan Coggins have found success in their second year harvesting mushrooms and selling their product at local farmers markets
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Efforts continue to save, support, secure Texas horny toads

A dozen conservationists clad in khaki and forest green marched into the Texas Hill Country brush in a continuing effort to save horny toads
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Outdoor art project to get new headquarters in Detroit

An outdoor art project is getting a new headquarters in Detroit
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Arkansas sees growing urgent care industry

Health care providers are planning to open up more urgent care centers across Arkansas
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Remembering the Alamo Ministries raid 10 years later

Fouke properties owned by Tony Alamo Ministries have all been sold after a raid 10 years ago disrupted the ministry many described as a cult
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More cruise options coming to the Great Lakes

Michigan has started a new initiative to bring more cruise ships to the Great Lakes
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Students learn about Oklahoma City bombing through new tech

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum recently launched the Augmented Reality experience to teach students about the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing
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Texas' Big Bend town of Terlingua still draws attention

The Texas Big Bend community of Terlingua still draws attention and visitors after formerly being known as a ghost town
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