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The remains of houses destroyed by fire sit in Weed, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. In just a few hours Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes, the saw mill and a church in Weed. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Crews battle California fire's explosive growthAs crews mop up blaze that tore through Northern California town, another wildfire takes off
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Puerto Rico police arrest reggaeton star Don OmarPuerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar arrested on suspicion of domestic violence
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Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, arrives as his panel holds its first public hearing to investigate the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. At left is Chris Donesa, chief counsel. The special probe was called for by leaders in the Republican-controlled House who alleged that U.S. forces were directed not to respond to the attacks and that administration officials lied about the nature of the attack. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Benghazi select committee starts in bipartisan way1st Benghazi select committee open hearing starts in bipartisan way; focus on embassy security
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FILE - In this July 26, 2014, file photo,Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, stretches during NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn. After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Vikings have reversed course and placed star  Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, the team announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Vikings bar Peterson from team activitiesVikings change course, bar Adrian Peterson from team activities while legal process unfolds
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In this photo taken on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, a group of orca whales swim in the waters off San Juan Island near Friday Harbor, Wash., with Mt. Baker in the distance. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
Japan seeks backing for whaling despite UN rulingJapan seeks international backing for 'scientific' whale hunt despite top UN court ruling
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NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testingNFL, union agree to changes to performance-enhancing drug policy; 3 players can return
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In this Sept. 4, 2014 photo, fisherman Brad Gorst drives his boat in the Gulf of Mexico. Fishermen like Gorst who make a living off the state’s northwest coast are reporting fish kills and reddish water due to a toxic algae, or "red tide. "It boils up in the propeller wash like boiled red Georgia clay. "It's spooky," said Gorst, as he steered in Gulf of Mexico waters near Honeymoon Island, where dead fish recently washed ashore. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)
Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economyRed tide threatens fishing, tourism economy in northwest Florida; spurs call for more study
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, a crane lifts a load of drywall as construction is under way at a housing development in Zelienople, Pa.  The National Association of Home Builders reports on sentiment among U.S. builders on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
US homebuilder confidence soars in SeptemberConfidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9-year high on stronger sales outlook
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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivers a speech during the Mayors Challenge award ceremony, in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Bloomberg Philanthropies' 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge is a competition to inspire cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Barcelona, Spain, tops innovative cities contestBarcelona and 4 other European cities win Bloomberg's innovative cities contest
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  • Residents say they didn't have enough voice in Fairfax City's $30 million land deal

    The bucolic 815 acres in eastern Loudoun County seemed like a property seller's dream: sitting four miles from the proposed terminus of Metro's Silver Line, the swath of land included the pastoral Beaverdam Reservoir lake and had recently been valued by the county tax assessor at $55 million. But last year the property's owner, Fairfax City, decided to unload the land and stop operating its own water utility on it. The Washington Post, Sun, Sep 14 2014 @ 04:22 PM
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    COLD CASE: 1994 disappearance of Va. woman PURCELLVILLE, Va. -- Loudoun LCSO Cold Case Unit Investigates 1994 Disappearance of Purcellville Woman- Photo Attached Loudoun County, VA- Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1rWkUAL a white floral print over dark blue background house dress, brown shoes, and a pink sweater with scalloped edges, according to police. WUSA-TV Washington, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 12:47 PM
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