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Trump blames California for wildfires, tells state ‘you gotta clean your floors’ – POLITICO

The combination of assigning blame while fires still burn and offering questionable remedies have become as familiar to Californians as the conflagrations that ignite each year.

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President Donald Trump talks to reporters. | Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images
OAKLAND President Donald Trump on Thursday blamed California for its raging wildfires and threatened to withhold federal money, reprising his attacks from previous rounds of catastrophic blazes.
I see again the forest fires are starting,” he said. “Theyre starting again in California. I said, you gotta clean your floors, you gotta clean your forests there are many, many years of leaves and broken trees and theyre li…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s son charged with stabbing neighbor – Fox News

The son of basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was charged Tuesday in California with stabbing a neighbor with a hunting knife during an argument over trash cans.

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The son of basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was charged Tuesday in California with stabbing a neighbor with a hunting knife during an argument over trash cans.
Adam Abdul-Jabbar, 28, of San Clemente was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of carrying a dirk or dagger. The felony charges include enhancements alleging the attack caused great bodily injury.
He could face up to nine years and eight months in prison if convicted.
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California wildfires: Prepare to be away from home for days – The Mercury News

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California fire officials are cautiously optimistic after dodging a major lightning storm, but they are pleading with residents to stay out of evacuation zones and prepar…

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By JANIE HAR
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California fire officials are cautiously optimistic after dodging a major lightning storm, but they are pleading with residents to stay out of evacuation zones and prepare for days away from home as three massive San Francisco Bay Area wildfires rage on, suffocating the region with smoky air.
Gov. Gavin Newsom said this week will be critical as more than 14,000 firefighters battle 17 major fire complexes, largely in Northern California where wildfires have sur…

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‘Lightning Siege’ Sparks Worst Fires In California’s History – NPR

The state is seeing some of the worst wildfires in its history. At least six people have died and over 100,000 face evacuation orders as the fires show no sign of letting up.

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Firefighters make a stand in the backyard of a home in front of the advancing C.Z.U. Lightning Complex fire on Friday. California is seeing some of the worst first in the state’s history.
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Hundreds of buildings have been destroyed, close to a million acres of land have been scorched and at least six people have died in one of the worst series of wildfires in California’s history.
More than 13,700 firefighters are battling nearly two dozen major fires throughout the state…

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