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The government shutdown is putting a strain on hundreds of Native American tribes

FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ.>> Fallout from the federal government shutdown is hurting Native Americans as dwindling funds hamper access to health care and other services. The pain is especially deep in tribal communities with high rates of poverty and unemployment, where one person often supports an extended...

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Saudi teen refugee finds a new home in Canada after fleeing her family

TORONTO >> Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived today in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted global attention after she mounted a social media campaign.

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Democrats roll out big health care proposals in California, Washington and New York

SEATTLE >> Riding the momentum from November’s elections, Democratic leaders in the states are wasting no time delivering on their biggest campaign promise — to expand access to health care and make it more affordable.

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California town launches ‘Goat Fund Me’ to use hungry goats to prevent wildfires

NEVADA CITY, CALIF. >> The threat of catastrophic wildfires has driven a California town to launch a “Goat Fund Me” campaign to bring herds of goats to city-owned land to help clear brush.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren makes first 2020 campaign trip to New Hampshire neighbors

MANCHESTER, N.H. >> Sen. Elizabeth Warren floated a likely presidential bid in New Hampshire, visiting the early primary state today to deliver a message of economic populism and clean government.

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Five-0 Redux: Near-tragedy helps Danny forgive, make peace with past on “Hawaii Five-0”

Ever since the Hawaiian word for “family” became part of our everyday vernacular, it is not uncommon for people to call close friends or a group they work or socialize with, part of their “ohana.” The core foundation of “Hawaii Five-0” is the ohana and the sense of family that surrounds...

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3 dead, dozens injured after a powerful explosion and fire at Paris bakery

PARIS >> A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew apart a Paris bakery on today and devastated the street it was on, killing three people and injuring dozens as it blasted out windows and overturned nearby cars, French authorities said.

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A 54-year-old man from Kalaheo has died following a two-vehicle crash early this morning that closed Kaumualii Highway in both directions near Halfway Bridge in Kipu.

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One lane of Kaumualii Highway on Kauai open to alternating traffic after fatal car crash

A 54-year-old man from Kalaheo has died following a two-vehicle crash early this morning that closed Kaumualii Highway in both directions near Halfway Bridge in Kipu.

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Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 presidential race

SAN ANTONIO >> Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race today as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still...

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Technology brings images of Holocaust survivors to life in interactive exhibit

DALLAS >> Max Glauben was 17 and had already lost his mother, father and brother at the hands of the Nazis when U.S. troops rescued him while he was on a death march from one German concertation camp to another.

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Chinese tech company Huawei fires sales manager who Poland charged with spying

LONDON >> The Chinese tech company Huawei today announced it has fired a sales director who was arrested in Poland and charged with spying for China, saying he has brought the firm’s reputation “into disrepute.”

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Trump’s attorney general nominee William Barr is poised to reclaim his old job

WASHINGTON >> When William Barr was attorney general in the early 1990s, he was outspoken about some of America’s biggest problems — violent crime, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy. The “Age of Aquarius,” he warned, had given way to crack babies and broken families, misery and squalor.

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R. Kelly denies all allegations of sexual misconduct made by women, lawyer says

CHICAGO >> An attorney for R. Kelly said Friday that the R&B star denies all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls, including those made in a recent documentary, although he says neither he nor Kelly have watched the entire movie.

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High surf warning in effect for portions of Oahu, Hawaii island, Kauai, Molokai, Maui and Niihau

A high surf warning is in effect for the north- and west-facing shores of Oahu, Kauai, Molokai and Niihau, the north-facing shores of Maui and the west-facing shores of Hawaii island.

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Television and radio – Jan. 12, 2019

ON THE AIR Listings are for Spectrum and Hawaiian Telcomˆˆ analog/digital. *—premium station. **—retelecast. ***—delayed. Check your TV guide for latest updates.

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Scoreboard – Jan. 12, 2019

TODAY AIR RIFLERY >> ILH: Mid-Pacific at Punahou, 9 a.m.; Pac-Five vs. Sacred Hearts, 9 a.m, at St. Francis; Island Pacific at Saint Louis, 10 a.m.; Kamehameha at St. Francis, 2 p.m. BASKETBALL >> Big Read More

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Manoa Valley Theatre brings back Tony Award-winning ‘Avenue Q’

“Sesame Street” has such a prominent presence in American culture that “Avenue Q,” the Broadway parody of Jim Henson’s beloved children’s show, is easy to appreciate. When Manoa Valley Theatre presented its own production of “Avenue Q” in 2011, the run was extended week after week...

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HPD officer tied to Kealoha case pleads guilty, agrees to help prosecutors

A federal judge Friday accepted the guilty plea of a Honolulu police officer who has agreed to cooperate with authorities in an ongoing public corruption investigation that already has resulted in the indictment of former Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, former Deputy Prosecutor Katherine...

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