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13-pound baby is one of largest ever born in Northern Calif.

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SACRAMENTO — A newborn baby in Sacramento has made an impressive debut, weighing more than 13 pounds, CBS San Francisco reports. Baby Valentino is one of the largest babies ever born in Northern California. He was born naturally at Sutter Davis Hospital on Friday, and despite his size, his mom …

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Samantha Bee attempts to upstage "nerd prom"

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WASHINGTON — Washington’s once-glitzy “nerd prom” was briefly upstaged Saturday as comedians and Hollywood stars gathered for jokes and jests about President Donald Trump for a tongue-in-cheek event to counter the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Late-night TV star Samantha Bee pulled in celebrities for the first “Not the White …

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Bell tolls for historic bell maker

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The bells at the National Cathedral in Washington will no doubt be around for a long time. Not so the foundry that cast some of them, however. Turns out, it’s that very foundry for which the CLOSING BELL tolls. Jim Axelrod has an appreciation: There is a certain timelessness inside …

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Thousands demand action on climate change to mark Trump's 100th day

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WASHINGTON — Thousands of people have gathered in sweltering heat in the nation’s capital to demand more action to fight climate change and protect the environment.  Saturday’s demonstration in Washington coincided with similar protests around the country in what is being called the People’s Climate March.  Demonstrators in Washington started …

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Dissecting Donald Trump's first 100 days

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So, after his first 100 days in office, how’s President Trump doing? Chief White House correspondent Major Garrett has been keeping track: “I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear …” It began with an inaugural address more sour than soaring: “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.” …

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Body in Grand Canyon likely missing teen: park officials

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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — The Grand Canyon National Park says a body that was found on Friday is likely of a 14-year-old hiker who went missing nearly two weeks ago while in the bottom of the canyon during a family trip.  Jackson Standefer of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was crossing …

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Can Georgia's dedicated liberal women turn red state blue?

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ATLANTA — Georgia, where President Trump visited Friday, has voted Republican in the last six presidential elections. But there is a new movement to turn the red state blue, led by women speaking up for the first time. Jen Cox, a 46-year-old realtor and mother of four, suddenly found her …

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Ancient Neanderthal DNA survived in caves

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DNA from two extinct human relatives — the Neanderthals, and a mysterious branch of humanity called the Denisovans — has been detected in the ancient mud of caves, even though those caves hold no fossils of those individuals, new research shows. The finding suggests that scientists could detect such extinct …

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