In Northern California, mowing the grass can cause a forest fire

The gigantic Kincade Forest Fire in northern California will continue to burn for weeks to come, but the lull of the last few days offers hope for damage control. Journey…

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Massachusetts prohibits all electronic cigarettes

On Tuesday, Massachusetts officially became the first US state to temporarily ban the sale of all electronic cigarettes, going further than Michigan and New York, which had suspended only flavored…

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A woman was shot and killed by a Fort Worth police officer in her own home

A black woman was shot dead by a white police officer at her home in Fort Worth, Texas, after a neighbor called to report that the woman’s door was open,…

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US bank cancels credit card debts of Canadian customers

A US bank has decided to cancel all credit card debts of its Canadian customers as part of a withdrawal from this market. New York-based Chase Bank announced it was…

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ICE and FBI use driver’s license photos for facial recognition

Agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) and the FBI are using state driver’s license databases to scan “millions of photos of Americans without their knowledge or consent,…

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