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The 20 most downloaded iPhone apps of 2017

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Apple just revealed its most popular apps, movies, TV shows and music for 2017, and there’s one clear takeaway — iPhone users still love their emojis. The custom emoji app Bitmoji snagged the top spot for most popular app this year, with Snapchat and YouTube following closely behind. Bitmojis are 3D …

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Color-coded system on Calif. winds reaches uncharted territory

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LOS ANGELES — Things were getting so windy Thursday out in Southern California that fire officials were running out of colors, CBS Los Angeles reports. Southern California has felt yellow wind, orange wind, and red wind, but never purple wind — until now. Thanks to vicious Santa Anas, the color-coded system …

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Israel strikes targets in Gaza Strip after rocket fire

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Last Updated Dec 7, 2017 3:42 PM EST The Israeli military says it struck targets in the Gaza Strip in response to projectiles fired at Israel. The military says that a projectile exploded Thursday in southern Israel, in addition to two earlier ones launched from Gaza which fell short and …

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Horses injured, killed in fast-moving Calif. wildfire

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By 4 a.m. Tuesday, Virginia Padilla’s ranch was in the direct path of the fast-moving Creek Fire in Southern California. Padilla and her family in Tujunga awakened to thick smoke and bright orange flames. Fire officials alerted them to evacuate. The family packed up some belongings and rushed away from …

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Most destructive Calif. wildfire eyes communities northwest of L.A.

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Flames from the largest and most destructive Southern California wildfire, known as the Thomas Fire, churned toward coastal and mountain communities northwest of Los Angeles on Thursday, disrupting travel on a major highway and triggering more evacuations. A wind forecast called for potentially dangerous gusts, but ones not likely to …

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How a blind runner got his independence back

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Our ongoing series “A More Perfect Union” aims to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. In this installment we learn about the growing effort to train dogs not just to be guides, but also to be athletes. One stride at a time, …

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Experts scramble as long-dormant volcano shows increased activity

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ORAEFI, Iceland – At the summit of one of Iceland‘s most dangerous volcanoes, a 72-foot depression in the snow is the only visible sign of an alarming development. The Oraefajokull volcano, dormant since its last eruption in 1727-1728, has seen a recent increase in seismic activity and geothermal water leakage …

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Here's what's driving the RV boom across America

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MIDDLEBURY, Ind. — Americans are hitting the road in recreational vehicles (RVs). Sales this year top half a million dollars — the highest in nearly four decades.  Part of northern Indiana is the birthplace for 85 percent of all the motor coaches in this country. And they can’t seem to …

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Reporter who witnessed Oswald shooting dead at 86

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ALBANY, N.Y. — A political pollster and longtime journalist who was just feet away from Jack Ruby when he shot Lee Harvey Oswald has died. Maurice Carroll was 86. Carroll’s death from colon cancer Wednesday was announced by Quinnipiac University. Carroll, who went by Mickey, was raised in New Jersey …

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