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JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers prayed would last this time around.

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Andrew Weatherall, an omnivorous DJ, producer and musician known for his impact on England’s acid house scene and for uniting rock and rave on the group Primal Scream’s album “Screamadelica,” died Monday in London. He was 56.

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NEW YORK — Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and career diplomat who during the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump offered a chilling account of alleged threats from Trump and his allies, has a book deal.

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WEST NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — An Orthodox Jewish man credited as a hero for attacking a knife-wielding man who stabbed five people during a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City is refusing to take a $20,000 reward from established Jewish groups because he considers them Zionists, according …

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COSTA MESA (AP) — A court temporarily blocked the U.S. government from sending up to 50 people infected with a new virus from China to Costa Mesa for quarantine after local officials argued that the plan lacked details about how the community would be protected from the outbreak.

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PALA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A charter bus swerved on a rain-slicked Southern California highway and rolled down an embankment Saturday, killing three people and injuring 18 others, authorities said.

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INVERNESS, Calif. (AP) — An academic couple who got lost during a Valentine’s Day hike in the woods of Northern California was found Saturday by rescuers who spent almost a week looking for them and had given up hopes of finding them alive. 

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PALMDALE — Residents are invited to bring their ideas for their community parks in a series of design meetings over the next two months by the city of Palmdale’s Parks and Recreation department.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — The City Council returned a former council member to the dais on Saturday, appointing Bill Smith to the open seat left by the resignation of Gene Stump in December.

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LANCASTER —  Antelope Valley College is working to get its automotive technology program certified through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

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LANCASTER —  California Highway Patrol officers arrested a 28-year-old Rosemead man Friday following two multi-vehicle non-injury collisions that closed the southbound Antelope Valley Freeway near Avenue D for approximately six hours.

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SAN FRANCISCO — California health officials said Friday that 7,600 people who returned to the state after visiting China during the outbreak of the new virus have been asked to quarantine themselves at home this month as health officials try to stop the spread of the virus.

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Today is Saturday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2020. There are 313 days left in the year.

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — A temporary truce between the United States and the Taliban took effect on Friday, setting the stage for the two sides to sign a peace deal next week aimed at ending 18 years of war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home.

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — More than 50 personnel at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas may have been exposed to dangerous levels of a compound linked to cancer that was found inside an aircraft hangar last year, according to internal memos.

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LONG BEACH (AP) — A suspect in a Southern California street shooting was killed in a violent confrontation with police that included one officer opening fire and another officer using a patrol car to strike the man, authorities said Friday.

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PALMDALE — Los Angeles County will issue up to $35 million in housing bonds to finance a 101-unit apartment complex that will accommodate low- and very low-income tenants.

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LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles man who smuggled nearly 90 pounds of cocaine to Australia inside of air conditioners, water heaters and other household appliances was sentenced Friday to nine years in federal prison.

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SAN DIEGO — The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will share records of people who were criminally arrested with immigration authorities, becoming the first local law enforcement agency in five states to comply with unusual demands for information, authorities said Friday.

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LANCASTER — The horde of skateboarders, roller skaters, and scooter riders waited patiently for the OK to skate at Thursday’s grand opening ceremony for the City’s first skatepark, at the newly renovated Jane Reynolds Park.

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LOS ANGELES — Saying “state law is not on our side,” Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said her office will not ask the California Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling calling for the dismissal of charges against four social workers who were accused of failing to p…

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JERUSALEM — The Israeli military said Thursday it found “serious, systemic failures” in its own reporting that inflated figures on the enlistment of ultra-Orthodox Jews, a hot-button issue in a country where most Jewish men are subject to mandatory conscription.

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Bonnie Mac Lean, whose colorful posters for rock shows in San Francisco in the 1960s and early ’70s helped define the psychedelic scene and have since become collector’s items, died Feb. 4 in Newtown, Pennsylvania. She was 80.

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Jack Youngerman, a French-trained American artist whose profuse invention of abstract shapes in two and three dimensions opened up a new aesthetic vocabulary in the period immediately after Abstract Expressionism, died Wednesday in Stony Brook, New York. He was 93.

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LANCASTER — A former Eastside School District principal was sentenced on Thursday to 15 years to life in prison after she had been found guilty of murder while driving drunk in a 2018 head-on collision, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office officials said.

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WASHINGTON — Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday for obstructing a congressional investigation in a case that has sparked fears about presidential interference in the justice system.

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Sy Sperling, a businessman who helped bring the hair-loss industry into the mainstream with ubiquitous, self-effacing ads, died Wednesday at a hospital in Boca Raton, Florida. He was 78.

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HANAU, Germany (AP) — A German who shot and killed nine people of foreign background in a rampage that began at a hookah bar frequented by immigrants had posted an online rant calling for the “complete extermination” of many “races or cultures in our midst,” authorities said Thursday.

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SAN FRANCISCO — The mayor of Berkeley proposed a new housing policy Thursday aimed at giving renters first dibs when a property goes up for sale, as the state battles a severe housing shortage and homelessness that Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared his top priority.

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SACRAMENTO — The California Assembly apologized Thursday for discriminating against Japanese Americans and helping the U.S. government send them to internment camps during World War II.