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Flames consume a home in Paradise, Calif. PG&E will pay the town and other jurisdictions $1 billion for wildfire damages caused by its equipment. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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California Utility PG&E To Pay $1 Billion To Local Governments For Wildfire Damage

Attorneys for a group of counties and cities announced the proposed settlement Tuesday to help cover taxpayer losses from wildfires dating back to 2015.

California Utility PG&E To Pay $1 Billion To Local Governments For Wildfire Damage

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A tugboat operator secures a floating razor wire security fence during an emergency response exercise at the Kinder Morgan Inc. Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, last September. A new expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline would significantly expand tanker traffic in the region. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Canada's Trudeau Approves Controversial Pipeline Expansion

The prime minister first approved the project, which is opposed by many environmental groups, in 2016, but Tuesday's announcement means construction can begin later this year.

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., left and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. at a news conference with recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program (DACA) during a 2017 news conference. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Kushner Meets With Bipartisan Architects Of Dreamer Legislation

Jared Kushner met privately with Sens. Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin, the two architects of plans to provide citizenship for those brought to the country illegally as children.

Poncho Via stands on a field of grass in Clay County Alabama at the Green Acres Farm in 2017. The steer currently holds the Guinness World Record for having the longest set of horns ever. The Pope Family hide caption

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Humongous Horns: Texas Longhorn From Alabama Sets Guinness World Record

This steer isn't much different from other Texas longhorns except it holds a world record. Poncho Via's horns were measured at nearly 11-feet wide, that's longer than the Statue of Liberty's face.

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NPR Identifies 4th Attacker In Civil Rights-Era Cold Case

A fourth man was involved in the 1965 attack on civil rights worker and minister James Reeb, but that man was never identified or charged in Reeb's murder, an NPR investigation revealed.

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Boaty McBoatface, Internet-Adored Sub, Makes Deep-Sea Discovery On Climate Change

Since the delightful snafu that led to the research vessel's goofy moniker, the autonomous submarine has been off gathering deep-sea data on the effects of Antarctic winds.

RVs sit parked on a street near Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., as lower-paid workers resort to living in the vehicles rather than pay steep rent prices. Google says it plans to help 20,000 new homes come onto the local market. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Google Will Devote $1B To Try To Tame Housing Costs In SF Bay Area

Over the next 10 years, Google hopes to help bring 20,000 new homes to the local market. Part of the company's plan calls for rezoning land it owns for residential use.

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Facebook Unveils Libra Cryptocurrency, Sets Launch For 2020

Libra will be controlled by a nonprofit group in which Facebook will share responsibilities with companies ranging from Mastercard and PayPal to Uber and eBay.

Facebook Unveils Libra Cryptocurrency, Sets Launch For 2020

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Harvard Rescinds Offer To Parkland Survivor After Discovery Of Racist Comments

Kyle Kashuv, a Parkland student survivor, was accepted into Harvard, but after the university discovered racist slurs he made when he was 16, the offer was rescinded.

Harvard Rescinds Offer To Parkland Survivor After Discovery Of Racist Comments

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