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Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hollywood executives and other major players in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality across the industry....

Deadly California wildfire continues to grow
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- Calming winds Friday gave firefighters a chance to gain ground against a huge wildfire in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles but the blaze continued to surge west, endangering thousands of homes, as forecasts called for a renewal of gusty winds....

SpaceX 1st: Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX racked up another first on Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA....

Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to free birth control....

Effort to allow partisan politics in church reaches dead end
NEW YORK (AP) -- A provision that would have freed churches to make political endorsements has been dropped from the Republican tax overhaul, dashing the hopes of a segment of religious conservatives on what has been a key issue to the Trump administration....

Sometimes Santa needs a lift. This time, to remote Alaska
SAINT MICHAEL, Alaska (AP) -- It's not easy to get to Saint Michael, Alaska. Not even if you're Santa Claus....

Border arrests surge, erasing much of Trump's early gains
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The U.S. government on Friday announced a seventh straight monthly increase in people being arrested or denied entry along the Mexican border, erasing much of the early gains of President Donald Trump's push to tighten the border....

Manhattan prosecutor returns 3 ancient sculptures to Lebanon
NEW YORK (AP) -- Three ancient sculptures are being returned to their rightful owners in Lebanon as the Manhattan district attorney forms a new antiquities trafficking unit whose goal is to repatriate stolen pieces from around the world....

Colorado, New Mexico lawmakers alter sex misconduct policies
DENVER (AP) -- Lawmakers in Colorado and New Mexico began revising their sexual misconduct policies Friday, joining other legislatures that are facing questions about whether they are doing enough to deter predatory behavior and protect victims....

Female candidate quits Kansas race over 2005 harassment suit
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A female congressional candidate dropped out of the Kansas race Friday over a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing her of sexually harassing a male subordinate, an unusual case of a woman facing the sort of misconduct allegations that have forced numerous men out of their jobs in recent weeks....

 
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