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Romaine lettuce is displayed on a shelf at a supermarket in California in April, during an E. coli outbreak traced to contaminated lettuce. The CDC says a new outbreak has made lettuce dangerous to eat, just in time for America's most foodcentric holiday. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Beware The Thanksgiving Salad: CDC Says No Romaine Lettuce Is Safe

A new outbreak of E. coli has hit dozens of people in 11 states. No deaths have been reported, but the CDC says consumers should not eat any romaine lettuce until more is learned about the outbreak.

Puerto Rico's governor pledged to run a transparent recovery process. But as billions of dollars are on the way, many say there are indications that transparency may not be a top priority. Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images hide caption

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Advocates Fight 'Culture of Secrecy' In Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's governor pledged to run a transparent recovery process. But as billions of dollars are on its way, many say there are indications that transparency may not be a top priority.

Advocates Fight 'Culture of Secrecy' In Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

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Mourners pray for the victims of the Camp Fire during a vigil Sunday in Chico, Calif. The wildfire killed dozens of people and effectively wiped the entire town of Paradise off the map. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Storm Clouds On The Horizon Promise Wildfire Relief — And Stir New Fears

Rain is in the forecast for California regions decimated by the Camp and Woolsey fires. That's a boon for firefighters, but it also complicates matters for evacuees and raises the threat of mudslides.

At least 36 students at a North Carolina school have become infected with chickenpox. The school has many students whose parents claimed a religious exemption to state vaccination requirements. Milos Bataveljic/Getty Images hide caption

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Chickenpox Outbreak Hits N.C. Private School With Low Vaccination Rates

Three dozen students have been infected at Asheville Waldorf School – which has among the very highest rates of parents claiming religious exemption from state vaccine requirements.

A statue of former President Ronald Reagan stands in front of a home on Orange County's Balboa Island on Oct. 20, 2018. Reagan's political career and the Republican Party of the 1970s and '80s were long-associated with Orange County but the party was swept out of power there in this year's midterm elections. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats Demolish The 'Orange Curtain' In Orange County

There will be no Republican members of Congress from Orange County, Calif. It is a stunning turn for a county that was once the heart of the state's GOP.

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'It Looked Impossible': New Film Follows Free Climbers Up The 'Dawn Wall'

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Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson were the first to free climb to the top of the southeastern face of Yosemite's El Capitan. "It's as sheer and as vertical as the side of a skyscraper," Jorgeson says.

'It Looked Impossible': New Film Follows Free Climbers Up The 'Dawn Wall'

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While recovering from treatment for aplastic anemia, Tiffany Rowe had her wish granted. She danced on stage with Michael Jackson during his Bad concert tour. Courtesy of Tiffany Rowe hide caption

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How Do Wishes Granted To Very Sick Kids Affect Their Health?

Although researchers acknowledge that many factors could be at play, a recent study suggests that seriously ill children who had once-in-a-lifetime wishes fulfilled also had lower health care costs.

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Stacey Abrams Says She Was Almost Blocked From Voting In Georgia Election

Democrat Stacey Abrams isn't backing down from her fight against what she calls voter suppression tactics and election mismanagement after losing the Georgia governor's race.

Stacey Abrams Says She Was Almost Blocked From Voting In Georgia Election

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The rescue ship Aquarius, chartered by aid groups SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders, leaves the harbor of Marseille, France, on Aug. 1. The ship has been docked at Marseille since September, when it lost its registration, and Italian authorities are demanding its seizure. Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Italy Wants Rescue Ship Seized, Accuses Doctors Without Borders Of Illegal Dumping

Doctors Without Borders, which operates the Aquarius, "strongly condemns" the request and says allegations of improperly disposed medical and other waste are "unfounded and sinister."

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Work After #MeToo: A Restaurant Company Tries To Change Its Culture

It's been a year since sexual harassment allegations toppled celebrity chef John Besh. His restaurant group, now led by a woman, has been trying to change a toxic workplace one policy at a time.

Work After #MeToo: A Restaurant Company Tries To Change Its Culture

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An owl sits on the beach in Malibu, Calif., on Nov. 9 as the Woolsey Fire approaches. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times hide caption

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1 Little Owl: Otherworldly Photos From California's Woolsey Fire

The Los Angeles Times' Wally Skalij discusses how he made the often surreal images, and how covering wars in Iraq and Kosovo prepared him to cover mass shootings and other tragedies in the U.S.

One Tiny Owl: Otherworldly Photos From California's Woolsey Fire

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Cyril Pahinui, photographed before the start of a live concert featuring musicians who contributed to the film The Descendants on April 14, 2012 in Honolulu. Marco Garcia/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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Cyril Pahinui, Crown Prince Of Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar, Dies At 68

Pahinui, who succumbed to health complications possibly caused by exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam, was drawn at a young age to the backyard sessions his father regularly held.

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