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2 Florida men tied to Guiliani arrested on campaign charges

Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested on campaign finance violations resulting from a $325,000 donation to a political action committee supporting Trump’s re-election.

Nobel literature prizes go to Polish novelist, Austrian writer

Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prizes for literature on Thursday, a rare double announcement that came after no prize was announced last year due to sex abuse allegations that tarnished the group awarding the prizes.

Thousands flee fighting as Turkey presses Syria assault

Turkey pressed its assault against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Thursday for a second day, pounding the region with airstrikes and an artillery bombardment that raised that forced panicked civilians scrambling to get out.

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California power outage leaves more than 1M in the dark

More than a million people in California were without electricity Wednesday as the state’s largest utility pulled the plug to prevent a repeat of the past two years when windblown power lines sparked deadly wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes

Democrats undaunted on Trump impeachment

Democrats on Wednesday remained undeterred in their impeachment inquiry, despite a White House lawyer’s letter saying the president would not cooperate with the probe.

Arizona official charged in adoption fraud scheme

The adoptions won’t be undone because the adoptive parents are considered victims along with the women, authorities said.

Chicago officials release probe of Laquan McDonald shooting

Under the new ordinance, the department is authorized to release such investigations in cases that involved a death or a possible felony and is “of a compelling public interest.”

2 killed in attack targeting German synagogue on Yom Kippur

In video remarks before the rampage, the attacker shouted that Jews were “the root” of “problems” such as feminism and “mass immigration.”