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17 dead in California mudslides, more than a dozen missing

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Montecito, Jan 11 (AP) - Anxious family members awaited word on loved ones Wednesday as rescue crews searched grimy debris and ruins for more than a dozen people missing after mudslides in Southern California destroyed an estimated 100 houses, swept cars to the beach and left at least 17 victims dead.
"It's just waiting and not knowing, and the more I haven't heard from them - we have to find them," said Kelly Weimer, whose elderly parents' home was wrecked by the torrent of mud, trees and...
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Pakistani mob angered by rape, murder of girl attacks police

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Lahore, Jan 10 (AP) - A mob angered over the recent rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl attacked a police station and nearby government building in eastern Punjab province on Wednesday, triggering clashes that left at least two people dead and several injured, the police said.
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Victim search expands as California storm, mudslides kill 13

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Montecito, Jan 10 (AP) - A storm that slammed a California coastal community is over. The search for its vic-tims is not.
Authorities in Santa Barbara County were still trying to reach new areas and dig into the destruction to find dead, injured or trapped people after a powerful mud flow swept...
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Exiled Iranian prince backs regime change, new coalition

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Washington, Jan 10 (AP) - Reza Pahlavi concentrates intently on the little cellphone in his hand, scrolling through clips of chanting Iranians and explaining why the protests unsettling his homeland are different this time. Even as the latest reports suggest the unrest may be ebbing, the scion of...
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Lawmakers seek deal on immigration, border security

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Washington, Jan 10 (AP) - Bargainers seeking a bipartisan immigration accord planned talks as soon as Wednesday as President Donald Trump and leading lawmakers sought to parlay an extraordinary White House meeting into momentum for resolving a politically blistering issue.
Facing a Jan. 19...
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