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Harvey Weinstein attends the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April. A claim that he committed sexual assault in 2013 is under investigation by Los Angeles police. Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption

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LAPD Investigating Accusation Of 2013 Rape By Harvey Weinstein

Weinstein has been dogged by a litany of allegations of sexual misconduct ever since The New York Times reported earlier this month that he has paid off accusers for decades.

Luis Guerrero fills barrels with crushed grapes at Valley of the Moon winery in Sonoma, Calif., Oct 16, 2017. Guerrero says he's struggling to pay for rent after the wildfires forced the winery to close. Farida Jhabvala Romero/KQED hide caption

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Wildfires Leave Seasonal Agricultural Workers In Limbo


Northern California's fires have killed scores of people and left thousands homeless. They've also left many seasonal agricultural workers without jobs or income.

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WATCH: John Kelly Denounces Congress Member's Public Account Of Trump's Call With Widow

"I just thought the selfless devotion that brings a man or woman to die on the battlefield ... might be sacred," said chief of staff John Kelly, a retired general whose son died in combat.

A police officer in Redford Township, Mich., leads Michael Zaydel to jail after he turned himself in, delivering doughnuts and a bagel while he was at it. Redford Township Police Department hide caption

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Holes In The Plot: Suspect Loses Bet With Cops, Turns Himself In — With Doughnuts

A wanted man made a bet with police on Facebook: If they could get 1,000 shares, he would turn himself in — and bring doughnuts. They did it. And eventually, police posted photos of his promise kept.

Jacinda Ardern will be the next prime minister of New Zealand. Ardern, who has led the Labour Party for less than three months, spoke at a press conference Thursday at Parliament in Wellington after a coalition government was formed. Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet Jacinda Ardern, 37, New Zealand's Next Prime Minister

When Ardern was elected Labour leader just 12 weeks ago, her party's polling numbers surged so rapidly it was dubbed "Jacindamania." She'll be the country's youngest prime minister in 150 years.

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The Love Letters Of A Young Barack Obama On View At Emory University Library

The musings of the future president at age 21 reveal familiar themes of alienation and lack of belonging that would arise again in his later writing.

An Afghan National Army soldier searches a vehicle at a checkpoint in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday on the way to the Maiwand army base, the site of the Taliban attack late Wednesday. Massoud Hossaini/AP hide caption

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Taliban Attack Nearly Wipes Out Afghan Army Base

Just two Afghan soldiers at a base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province were left uninjured. At least 43 were killed. This week, more than 120 people were killed by the militant group.

Syrian Brig. Gen. Issam Zahreddine (right) speaks with a civilian in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor in September, during the offensive against ISIS militants. George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anti-ISIS Syrian General Accused Of Killing U.S. Journalist Is Reported To Have Died

Issam Zahreddine is reported to have died on the battlefield. The family of Marie Colvin, a celebrated U.S. war correspondent killed in Syria in 2012, has accused him of responsibility for her death.

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Dan Tyminski On Mixing Electronic Dance And 'Southern Gothic'

He's was one of the most recognizable voices in acoustic music, thanks to work with Alison Krauss and on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Then he got a call from Avicii.

Dan Tyminski On Mixing Electronic Dance And 'Southern Gothic'

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