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Vehicles drive past a sign on the 110 Freeway warning of extreme heat and urging energy conservation during a heat wave in downtown Los Angeles on Sept. 2. Soaring electricity bills are pinching many household budgets across the country even as gasoline prices have come down. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Soaring electricity bills are the latest inflation flashpoint

Inflation eased slightly in August thanks to falling gasoline prices, but the cost of many essentials continues to climb, including soaring power bills that are straining family budgets.

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Social media firms are prepping for the midterms. Experts say it may not be enough

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Vehicles drive past a sign on the 110 Freeway warning of extreme heat and urging energy conservation during a heat wave in downtown Los Angeles on Sept. 2. Soaring electricity bills are pinching many household budgets across the country even as gasoline prices have come down. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Soaring electricity bills are the latest inflation flashpoint

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'A Place Called Home' is a vivid account of David Ambroz's harrowing childhood

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