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The Death Toll In Oakland's Deadliest Fire Stands At 33

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In Vermont, You Can Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

You can re-enact that scene in the old movie Christmas Vacation.

A family goes into a forest and cuts down a ridiculously tall tree.

The U.S. Forest Service is selling Christmas tree removal permits for $5 in the Green Mountain National Forest of Vermont.

You go into the forest. You cut down the tree yourself. There's only one catch: the tree you choose cannot be more than 20 feet tall.

In European Votes, Italy's Prime Minister To Step Down, Austria Elects Leftist

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The Politics Of Trade Under Trump

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TV Executives Plan To Skip Q-and-A Session With Critics

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After Criticizing Generals In The Campaign, Trump Names Them To Top Jobs

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For College Students With Kids, Getting Cheap Child Care Is A Challenge

Student parent.

Ever heard that term? It's used for a student who is also a parent, and there are nearly five million of them in colleges around the country. That's over a quarter of the undergraduate population, and that number has gone up by around a million since 2011.

It can be really, really expensive to be a student parent, especially if you need to pay for child care while you're in class.

Copies of local Chinese magazines at a news stand in Shanghai on Nov. 14, almost a week after Donald Trump was elected president.

In Trump's Taiwan Kerfuffle, Beijing Has Been Uncharacteristically Measured

President-elect Donald Trump's unprecedented call to Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen has brought all varieties of foreign policy wonks out of the woodwork. Most are critical — some are mocking — of the president-elect's break with four decades of diplomatic protocol.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation on Nov. 19.

New Zealand's Prime Minister Announces His Resignation

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key surprised his country, announcing that he would be resigning in a week's time. Key, who is also leader of the National Party, made his decision public at a press conference on Monday afternoon local time.

"Sometimes you've got to make hard decisions to make right decisions," Key told reporters. "This is the hardest decision I've ever made, and I don't know what I'll do next."

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II On Army Corps Decision

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