Reuters - The number of problem U.S. banks and thrifts rose to 305 in the first quarter of 2009, up 40 percent from 252 in the prior quarter, marking the highest number since 1994, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp said on Wednesday.

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At 230000 acres, Thomas fire is now the fifth-largest wildfire in modern California history
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Santa Barbara County was under siege from the Thomas fire Sunday as fire crews fought to keep the destructive blaze from the region's picturesque beach communities. Authorities said the out-of-control blaze had scorched 230,000 acres by Sunday evening ...
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Slate Magazine
The Doug Jones Coalition
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Democrats feel momentum in Alabama, but they'll need black and white voters to beat Roy Moore. By Jamelle Bouie. Politics-171210-Jones Jones greets supporters at Alabama State University in Montgomery. Jamelle Bouie. BIRMINGHAM, Alabama?Roy Moore ...

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President Trump's Jerusalem Decision Sparks Attacks, Protests and Fresh Diplomatic Rifts
(JERUSALEM) ? The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while new violence rippled across the region following the move by U.S. President Donald Trump. In Jerusalem, a ...

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NFL Playoff Picture Week 14: Eagles clinch NFC East, but Wentz injury looms large
The NFC playoff race continues to be the most exciting thing about the 2017 NFL season, and that didn't change in Week 14. Things got started with a wild Saints-Falcons game on Thursday and things got really shook up when Carson Wentz left the Eagles ...
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Jaguars Show They Can Get Ugly with the Best of Them in Win over Seahawks
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New York Times
As Venezuela Opposition Shuns Vote, Leader's Party Tightens Grip on Power
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CARACAS, Venezuela ? The governing party of President Nicólas Maduro was dominating municipal elections across Venezuela late Sunday, winning nearly all major cities, according to early results, and further consolidating Mr. Maduro's power as the ...
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Chris Evans, Millie Bobby Brown, Snoop Dogg and More Stars Shower Bullied Student Keaton Jones With Support
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The student's story went viral on Friday after Jones' mom, Kimberly Jones, shared a video of her tearful son describing the bullying he endures at school. "Why do they bully? What's the point of it?" the youngster asked as he spoke into the camera ...
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Ugly Handling of Savage Hit Proves NFL Concussion Policy Still Complete Disaster
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The NFL doesn't actually care about head injuries, and let's not pretend it does. The league's 32 owners built a billion-dollar industry on highlight-reel hits and a game framed around the idea of being a violent ballet. Instead, let's tell it like it ...
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Washington Post
Precision sacrificed for speed as GOP rushes ahead on taxes
Washington Post
Republicans are moving their tax plan toward final passage at stunning speed, blowing past Democrats before they've had time to fully mobilize against it but leaving the measure vulnerable to the types of expensive problems popping up in their massive ...
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