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Nine things you may not know about Jimmy Carter

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jimmy Carter's presidency swirled with turmoil, but his post-White House work promoting human rights, democracy and peace has earned him high praise. Here are a few facts about Carter, who turns 91 in October, to help reflect on the long life of America's 39th president:<p><b>1. The son of a</b> …

Firefighters fight blazes across U.S Northwest, California wine region

SEATTLE/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - More than a thousand residents in north-central Washington state fled their homes on Friday after a cluster of wildfires erupted around the town of Chelan, while fierce blazes blackened a swath of the drought-stricken U.S. West, officials said.<p>Firefighters were …

Forests

Biden inches closer to yes

<b>THE CLOCK:</b> 453 days until Election Day 2016 …<p><b>THE DEBATE CLOCK:</b> 33 days until the next Republican debate ... 60 days until the first Democratic debate.<p><b>BIDEN INCHES CLOSER TO YES</b>: <i>POLITICO’s Edward-Isaac Dovere, Gabriel Debenedetti and Kenneth P. Vogel</i>: With his blessing, confidants to Vice President</b> …

Government

California Highway Patrol officers, others eyed in killing

Law enforcement officials announced the arrests at a brief news conference in Modesto, California. The nine people played a part in the killing of Korey Kauffman, 26, or helped cover it up and mislead investigators, the officials said.<p>Kauffman was reported missing in April 2012. His body was found …

Crime

Head of Obamacare in Illinois leaves after 5 months

The top official in Illinois overseeing health insurance plans through Obamacare has left her job after just five months, raising questions about who will oversee the program as thousands of residents prepare to sign up for the third year of enrollment this fall.<p>Karin Zosel departed Aug. 7 as …

3 Questions African Americans Should Ask Carly Fiorina

Aug.15.2015 / 12:33 AM ET<p>The former Hewlett Packard CEO and former Republican candidate for Senate in California languished in the polls with the bottom feeders of the huge Republican field since her campaign announcement this spring. However, her impressive job at last week’s “Kids Table Debate” …

Government

State Dept. won't search Clinton server

The State Department is not planning to search Hillary Clinton’s email server as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by a conservative watchdog group, according to a court record filed Friday afternoon.<p>The State Department said it has made a good faith effort to respond to Judicial …

Driving

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Plague-infected squirrels found at Yosemite National Park campground

About a week ago, officials said a child fell ill with the plague at<p>Yosemite National Park. Now a popular campground there will be closed after several squirrels were killed by the disease.<p>The plague-infected squirrels were found in the Tuolumne Meadows Campground, about 40 miles west of Crane Flat …

Environmental Health

How CVS uses telehealth, EHRs to improve patient care | FierceHealthcare

While telemedicine and electronic health records are helping health providers to improve the quality of care delivered to patients, they also are …

Calgary hunts for signs of a real estate revival

Calgary's real estate watchers are turning their backs on a miserable first half for 2015 and looking to September for a sign of recovery.<p>In its midyear forecast, the Calgary Real Estate Board surveyed the bleak landscape and concluded that, "rising unemployment levels and limited job opportunities …

Grocer Haggen closing 27 stores, including 16 California supermarkets

Haggen Inc., the grocery chain that has struggled since rapidly expanding this year, is closing 27 stores, including 16 supermarkets in California.<p>The Pacific Northwest company said most of the locations slated for closure or sale are among the 146 Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions and Safeway stores it …

Ventura County

Obama to Congress: Restore Voting Rights Act

President Barack Obama urged Congress to restore a key part of the Voting Rights Act, writing in a letter to the editor in The New York Times Magazine published Wednesday that voting rights for all Americans must be “vigorously defended.”<p>Obama referenced a piece from The New York Times Magazine …

Rights & Freedoms

GOP's Trump problem will fade, but Democrats' Bernie Sanders troubles are just beginning

"We are trying to be reasonable," an organizer for Bernie Sanders' Seattle rally said.<p>The black female protesters who stormed the stage became enraged. "We aren't reasonable!" they shouted back. "If you do not listen to [us], your event will be shut down," one of them declared to the</b> …

Middle-class

Dozens arrested in Ferguson demonstrations; state of emergency declared

A sense of dread returned to the St. Louis area as demonstrations continued Monday and officials declared a state of emergency, fearing another spiral of violence could shatter the riot-scarred area’s fragile recovery.<p>Dozens of protesters were arrested a year and a day after Ferguson Police Officer …

Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump went 'way overboard' in attack on female journalist

Democratic frontrunner says Trump's comments about Fox presenter Megyn Kelly were offensive and outrageous<p>Democratic White House frontrunner Hillary Clinton denounced her Republican rival and former supporter Donald Trump on Monday, saying he went "way overboard" in a crude verbal assault on a …

The 4 Greatest Running Rivalries of All Time

You don’t have to be a ruthless Darwinist or Wall Street trader to appreciate the benefits of competition. In sports, when the best athletes go head-to-head on a very public stage, it’s possible to enjoy athletic brilliance at its finest. (For a case in point, check out the ’08 Wimbledon final …

Marathons

Ferguson, in their own words

In Their Words<p>Ferguson, one year later<p>In Their Words<p>Ferguson, one year later<p>One year ago, the St. Louis suburb became the focus of national attention …

Big Pharma-Produced Cannabis Is Likely Coming to the U.S.

For those hoping that Big Pharma could still be blocked from the medical cannabis scene there is bad news: the deal is done. Look for the first naturally-derived, Big Pharma-produced cannabis product to be on the market by the first half of 2016, perhaps even sooner.<p>Epidiolex is a liquid …