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Death Toll In California Wildfires Climbs To 44

Updated at 10:48 p.m. ET Wildfires continued to tear through Northern and Southern California on Monday, where firefighters were at the mercy of dry air and whipping winds fanning the deadly blazes. At least 44 people have died statewide; many people remain unaccounted for. In a year of record-breaking fires, Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott told NPR's All Things Considered the Camp fire in the north and Woolsey fire in the south may be "the most destructive and the deadliest" on record for the...

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Columbus City Council begins accepting applications Tuesday to fill two seats that will be open due to the results of the November 6 elections. Jim Letizia reports.   

Columbus may be all but out of running for Amazon's new second headquarters, but the company announced today it will open an operation at an Ohio airport that will include daily flights and a package-sorting facility.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin fights for the arts with a love struck administrator in Kathy Cooperman’s The Very Principled Maggie Mayfield.

Title: The Very Principled Maggie Mayfield

Author: Kathy Cooperman

Pages: 287

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1503903357

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The Boeing 787-Dreamliner is big, luxurious, nearly new — just two years old. It's downright presidential, since it was built to transport a head of state.

The president-elect of Mexico doesn't want it. Not even a little. But that doesn't mean he can't praise it.

In fact, he has a whole sales pitch.

"It's not just efficient and modern," President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who's widely known by his initials, AMLO, told reporters on Friday. "It's a comfortable plane, with a bedroom, a restaurant, lots of space."

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As recounts are underway in Florida, a judge issued a warning on Monday to "ramp down the rhetoric" as top Republicans — including President Trump — are casting doubt on the process.

Investors worried about a slowdown in global growth helped push stocks sharply lower Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 602 points, or 2.3 percent.

Technology stocks fared especially badly, with Apple down 5 percent, after a report it was cutting orders for iPhone parts. The decline knocked 100 points off the Dow and helped lead to a broader rout. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell almost 2.8 percent., wiping out its gains for November.

Commercial satellite imagery has revealed the location and layout of a previously undisclosed North Korean missile base, including deep underground tunnels designed to house the weapons.

Strong, dry winds are expected to continue through the early part of this week in California as the state battles several wildfires.

The Camp Fire in Northern California, which started Thursday, is the state's most destructive fire ever, scorching more than 113,000 acres north of Sacramento and killing 29 people so far, according to state officials on Monday. In Southern California, officials say the Woolsey Fire, which also started Thursday, has killed at least two people and burned more than 91,000 acres.


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WCBE is pleased to announce the return of Amy Ray to studio A. Her last visit was back in 2008. She will be in town to perform at Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville the evening of the 13th. "Holler" , her latest solo effort, an americana based release, came out in late September. She also teamed up with Indigo Girls bandmate Emily Saliers and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra for some shows and a release earlier this year. Find out more about what this Grammy Award winning artist has been up...

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World Leaders Warn Against Nationalism At World War I Remembrance Ceremony

At a ceremony in Paris on Sunday to commemorate the end of World War I, world leaders made impassioned pleas for global cooperation, with several making forceful denouncements against rising forces of nationalism. In a speech at the Arc de Triomphe, French President Emmanuel Macron took aim at the style of nationalism that has been embraced by President Trump, warning a crowd of dignitaries and heads of state about how the splintering of multilateral institutions led to the first World War...

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Can A Woman's Rising Social Status Bring Down Rates Of Domestic Violence?

Around the world, one in three women experiences domestic violence. How can it be reduced? New research is bringing unexpected insights into this problem — and its potential solutions. A study accepted for publication this month by the Review of Economics and Statistics found that, in Bangladesh, improving the economic status of women can decrease domestic violence if the women also took part in an educational program that helped elevate their social standing in the community. Women who...

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