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Long-Secret Watergate 'Road Map' May Soon Be Public. Could It Guide Mueller's Team?

One of the last secrets from the Watergate scandal could soon be revealed. A federal judge in Washington has ordered the National Archives to review key documents that have remained under seal for 44 years and prepare for their release. Those papers, known as the "road map," helped advance the impeachment effort aimed at then-President Richard Nixon. They've been under wraps since then but scholars say they're newly relevant today as President Trump faces down a different investigation. Leon...

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The Mid-Ohio Foodbank wants to change the conversation when it comes to ending hunger. It’s advancing some new approaches as it moves from being solely a hunger relief organization to a leader in addressing the core causes of poverty and food insecurity. 

After Hurricane Michael devastated areas in the Florida panhandle last week, President Trump has surveyed damage and met with officials about recovery efforts.

At a briefing alongside Florida Gov. Rick Scott at Eglin Air Force Base, Trump praised the work of emergency responders and law enforcement.

"The job they've done in Florida has been incredible," he said, and described Scott as a leader who "steps up in the biggest emergencies, the biggest problems, and he gets it done."

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The former head of security for the Senate intelligence committee pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI on Monday in federal court in Washington, D.C.

James Wolfe had been charged with three such counts, but he reached a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's office in exchange for leniency and to avoid a trial.

Wolfe was permitted to remain free until he's scheduled to return to court on Dec. 20 to be sentenced; he faces as many as six months in prison.

It's a major milestone in the fight to recognize mental health and mental illness as global issues: a comprehensive report from the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health, three years in the making, released this past week at a London summit with royals Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, in attendance to show their support for the cause.

But it was not a celebratory event. Threaded throughout the 45-page report is a lament that the world is ignoring millions of suffering people.

Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer is under pressure to resign, after he shared photos from a hunting trip to Africa that showed him posing with a "family of baboons" that he said he killed.

In one photo, Fischer smiles as he props up the heads of two baboons, with a young animal sitting in another baboon's lap. The photos are part of an email that was initially acquired by the Idaho Statesman through a public information request filed with the governor's office.

Phoebe Robinson has set out to change the demographics of comedy: "It's a very white male, straight male-dominated industry — and that can be exhausting," she says.

Updated at 1:18 p.m. ET

To try to stave off the type of wildfires that have scorched California, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. warns it may pre-emptively turn off power for about 87,000 customers in 12 counties.

These areas are forecast to have weather conditions conducive to fires, including low humidity and gusty winds of up to 60 mph.

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Esi Edugyan's new novel, Washington Black, opens on wretched terrain: The year is 1830; the location is a sugar plantation in Barbados. Our narrator, an enslaved 11-year-old boy named George Washington Black — "Wash" for short — tells us that the old master has recently died.

Wash is now standing to attention as a carriage carrying his new master arrives; he's a pale sinister-looking man named Erasmus Wilde. Looking at him, Wash comments, "He owned me, as he owned all those I lived among, not only our lives but also our deaths, and that pleased him too much."

The British royals announced today that Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, are expecting their first child, due in the spring.


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Sears, Drowning In Red Ink, Finally Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Sears — the iconic American retailer that has sold everything from clothing and toys to refrigerators and socket wrenches over its more than 125-year history — may have reached the end. The Sears Holdings company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday after failing to make a $134 million debt payment. The bankruptcy filing is the latest and most significant milestone in a long decline for the company once best-known for pioneering the mail-order...

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Facebook Says 14 Million Accounts Had Broad Array Of Personal Data Stolen

Facebook has confirmed that millions of users did in fact have personal data accessed during a serious security breach disclosed late last month. Initially, the social media giant estimated that 50 million accounts were affected by the hack but said it was not clear whether any information had been stolen. Facebook has revised the total number of affected users down to around 30 million. But it has also confirmed that hackers accessed personal details in most of those cases — including, for...

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