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American firefighters killed in C-130 crash battling Australian wildfires were from California-based crew

The three American firefighters who died when their water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in Australia Thursday were from a California-based crew, according to a statement from California Gov. Gavin Newsom.  

New ISIS leader? What to know about the terror network’s hardline founding member

The Islamic State has named a new leader to replace Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who died in a U.S. Special Operations forces raid on a compound in northern Syria’s Idlib Province in October, reports say.

5 countries with the highest declining birthrates

Around the world, many nations are experiencing declining birthrates, a phenomenon that leads to a declining workforce able to support the older population. Yet the exact reasons for this trend, as wells as governments’ efforts to reverse it, differ based on a country’s circumstances. Here are some of the top five countries with declining birthrates, and what they are doing to address it:

Who is John Sullivan? What to know about the new US ambassador to Russia

John Sullivan, the Trump-picked U.S. ambassador to Russia, arrived in Moscow last week at a time of strained relations between the two countries and thinning resources for the State Department, but his former colleagues say he is up to the challenge.

Trump cheers benefits of China, USMCA trade deals at farmers’ convention in Texas

President Trump cheered the landmark United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and China trade deals and their potential benefits to American farmers during a speech Sunday evening in Austin, Texas.

John Cusack at Bernie Sanders rally: World has ’10-12-year window’ to stop climate change, ‘predatory capitalism’

Actor John Cusack sounded the alarm on climate change and “predatory capitalism” while introducing presidential primary contender Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during a Saturday afternoon rally in New Hampshire.

Trump immigration policies showing results, with illegal border crossings plummeting

Illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border plummeted after the Trump administration required asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for court hearings in the U.S., according to a report.