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Former Peanut Corp. Exec Gets 28 Years For Role In Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

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A federal judge in Georgia sentenced the former owner of Peanut Corporation of America, Stewart Parnell, to prison for 28 years, a punishment the Justice Department says is the harshest criminal sentence ever in a food safety case. Parnell had been convicted of knowingly shipping salmonella-tainted peanut butter that was been linked to nine deaths. An additional 714 people were sickened but survived.


U.S. Will Accept More Refugees as Crisis Grows

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The Obama administration will increase the number of worldwide refugees the United States accepts each year to 100,000 by 2017, a significant increase over the current annual cap of 70,000, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.


More Than 1,000 Homes Destroyed By 2 California Fires

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The tally of homes destroyed by two massive Northern California wildfires topped 1,000 Saturday after authorities doing damage assessments in the Sierra Nevada foothills counted another 250 houses destroyed by flames still threatening thousands of more structures.

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