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Southern California still fighting wildfires

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From as far south as Oceanside, and now engulfing parts of Santa Barbara, strong winds and dry conditions keep flames leaping large distances in Southern California wildfires.

Reports show hillsides cascading in intense flames along the highways of affluent on the west side of Los Angeles neighborhoods. Since most of the fire burns uncontrollably emergency teams resorted to evacuating neighborhoods.

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Explosion at Detroit marijuana grow house reveals budding industry

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An explosion at a marijuana grow house in Detroit kills one person on Monday night.

Fire authorities say that a tank containing oxygen, acetylene or nitrogen exploded, causing the building to shake.

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Missing native women continue to soar

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Olivia Lone Bear, a North Dakota mother of five has been missing for more than a month.

Her disappearance marks a disturbing rise of missing Native women who have the highest rate of missing persons in the United States.

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Democrats work to fill Conyers, Franken seats with non-traditional candidates

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Two non-traditional Democrats, the son of a former progressive Detroit mayor and the first Muslim to hold a seat in U.S. congress, vie for coveted positions left open by John Conyers (D-MI) and Al Franken (D-MN).

Coleman Young II, a second-generation politician who openly supports marijuana laws and Keith Ellison, a proponent of reparations for African Americans prepare for election campaigns.

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Teach love, not hate

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Parental alienation is more common than assumed and has devastating effects.

Children of divorced or separated parents are often manipulated to hate the other. A parent who does this endangers the mental and emotional health of their child. It risks them growing up with low self-esteem, lacking trust, and depression.

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Man detonates pipe bomb at busy New York subway

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Around 7:20 am, a loud boom caused commuters at New York’sPort Authority Bus Terminal (West 42nd between 8th and 9th) to run for safety.

Later, law enforcement found Akayed Ullah, 27, a Bangladeshi native, strapped with a “low tech” explosive device that detonated prematurely.

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Mmmm Moroccan salad

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The WiFi is meh. The crowded streets spin you around. But in Morocco, the food is complex and sumptuous.

On a warm North African day, I decided to dive into a Moroccan salad served cold with lots of bread on the side.

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Another Jim Crow: The special education pipeline for black children

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For decades, African American children, especially black boys, are an overrepresented population in the special education system.

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Bitcoin bumps up again

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This Sunday, Bitcoin futures went live for the first-time and shot up over $1,000 to now $17,000. The increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major US exchange on the Chicago Board Options Exchange, a Chicago-based group.

The buyer-seller frenzy shut down the company’s website.

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Spike in suicides for African migrant workers in the Middle East

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Ugandan government halts the migration of citizens to Oman due to a surge of suicides of nationals working there.

Now a growing number of Ugandans return to their home country with reports of abuse by employers including rape, torture and long hours of grueling labor. In 2016, a parliamentary report documented the deaths of 48 Ugandans – 34 by suicide – in the Middle East since January 2017.

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