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Crews slowly making progress removing debris after mudslides

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Montecito, Jan 14 (AP) - Recovery crews are slowly making progress digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees in a California community that was ravaged by deadly mudslides, but officials said they've removed enough debris from creek canals to prevent another potential disaster when the next rainstorm hits.
Workers were using backhoes, jackhammers and chain saws to clear the debris in Monticeto, nearly a week af-ter a powerful storm sent flash floods cascading through mountain...
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Administration plan sees deterrence in new nuclear firepower

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Washington, Jan 14(AP) - With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies.
The plan, not yet approved by President Donald Trump, is intended to make nuclear conflict less likely. Critics...
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Trump’s nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

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Washington, Jan 14 (AP) - With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies.
The plan, not yet approved by President Donald Trump, is intended to make nuclear conflict less likely. Critics...
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World media struggle to translate Trump’s Africa insult

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Nairobi, Jan 14 (AP) - President Donald Trump's vulgar insult of Africa was a puzzle for many foreign media organizations, which didn't have a ready translation of his epithet for their readers or listeners.
Their answers ranged from "dirty" to, well, dirtier.
While meeting with senators on...
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Suu Kyi says Rohingya mass grave investigation positive step

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Bangkok, Jan 14 (AP)- Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called the military's investigation into the deaths of Rohingya Muslims found in a mass grave a "positive indication," state media reported Saturday.
The military, which has been accused of indiscriminate killings, rape and...
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