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    The search for remains of victims in the charred ruins of the northern California town of Paradise is set to intensify, while firefighters step up their nearly week-long efforts to contain the state's deadliest-ever wildfire.

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May, calling it a "decisive step," said Wednesday evening that her cabinet had signed off on a draft divorce deal negotiated with the European Union, after telling the House of Commons earlier the agreement "takes us significantly closer to delivering what the British people voted for."

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    Women’s rights campaigners in Ireland and beyond are outraged and organizing protests after a man was acquitted of raping a 17-year-old in a trial where the defence lawyer used the woman’s laced thong underwear as evidence.

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    A large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant sold for a hammer price of $42 million at an auction of jewelry that once belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette, which Sotheby's is calling a record price for a pearl at auction.


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