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‘What Happened:’ Hillary Clinton revisits Campaign ’16 in her book and national tour

A new book by the first American woman nominated as a major party presidential candidate is an instant best-seller. Hillary Clinton, the author of "What Happened," draws large crowds as she speaks and signs copies across the country. As the titl...

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Many coal plants have already started or even finished transitioning into natural gas plants to stay alive, even though the Trump administration is trying to bolster support for the coal industry. Coal isn't the moneymaker it used to be. In 2008, the U.S. got about half its power from coal, but that's now fallen to 31 percent. And of the roughly 700 coal plants operating in the U.S., 122 are more expensive to run than alternative energy sources, and 163 are scheduled for closure or conversion to natural gas.

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This week's word in the news: MANDATORY


Authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory.

Back in Sonoma, resident Paul Giles had evacuated Tuesday, but after hearing reports about Saturday morning’s fires, he returned to check on his house, located in a mandatory evacuation zone a few miles east of downtown.
The San Jose Mercury News -- 10/16/2017

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Arguments flare over rights and limits

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