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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. attends a news conference of the Senate Democratic Leadership, Tuesday Sept. 24, 2019, after their policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Senate Democrats to force votes to reverse Trump agenda items

- The Washington Times

Senate Democrats on Thursday announced plans to force a vote on reversing the Trump administration's new emissions standards for existing coal-fired electric plants. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he would use an obscure procedural move to force a floor vote.

Carlos Lama of Bayside Cafe, which was among businesses to lose power due to PG&E's public safety power shutoff, uses an LED lamp and light from his phone at the counter of the restaurant in Sausalito, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. More than a million people in California were without electricity Wednesday as the state's largest utility pulled the plug to prevent a repeat of the past two years when windblown power lines sparked deadly wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal via AP)

1.5 million Californians in the dark, most now for 2nd day

- Associated Press

More than 1.5 million people in Northern California were in the dark Thursday, most for a second day, after the state's biggest utility shut off electricity to many areas to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires as strong winds sweep through.

James Cooke is shown buying water bottles along with propane tanks and batteries at a ACE Hardware store as he prepares for a possible power shutdown in Los Gatos, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Millions of people were poised to lose electricity throughout northern and central California after Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced Tuesday it would shut off power in the largest preventive outage in state history to try to avert wildfires caused by faulty lines. (Anda Chu/San Jose Mercury News via AP)

Millions face power outages in northern, central California

- Associated Press

Bottled water and batteries were flying off the shelves at California stores as millions of customers prepared to live without electricity for days in the face of what Pacific Gas & Electric called an unprecedented wildfire danger.

Profit, not politics: What some Trump allies did in Ukraine

- Associated Press

As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump's main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic.

Swedish activist and student Greta Thunberg walks off the stage after addressing the Climate Strike in Montreal, Quebec, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Greta Thunberg sets sights on Keystone XL pipeline

Associated Press

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is concerned about the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline through South Dakota and plans to double oil flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota.