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Banged-up Chargers try to make playoff push vs. Raiders

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Cousins-Jefferson connection strong for Vikes with Jets next

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Drought-hit California cities to get little water from state

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B.C. announces ‘historic’ expansion of addiction services for youth

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Manitoba seeks second opinion on Nygard investigation

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Groups sue Florida officials over migrant relocation program

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Bucks’ Middleton probable to make his season debut Friday

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Packers defense hasn’t come close to meeting expectations

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Canada should pause MAID for people with mental disorders: psychiatrists

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