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At least 62 killed in forest fire in Portugal

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Rifle fire at U.S. House baseball practice: Gun debate suddenly is more personal for Congress

America's gun debate is newly energized by a shooting that wounded a U.S. representative at a Republican congressional baseball team practice last week near Washington, D.C. The rifleman who hit Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana was killed by retu...

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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., was cut off by Republican senators as she questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a hearing on Russian interference in last year’s U.S. election. Harris, a former prosecutor, uses a rapid-fire questioning pace more common in a courtroom than in the Senate. At one point, Sessions complained that Harris was making him “nervous.” The same Republican senators cut off Harris’ questioning in an earlier hearing.

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This week's word in the news: PARTICULATE


Relating to, or composed of distinct particles. Particulate matter is a mixture of solids and liquid droplets floating in the air.

“Besides emitting carbon, idling cars effuse all kinds of particulate matter,” Gordon added.
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Baseball, politics and violence mix

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