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California shooting, Trump heads to Paris, ‘White Album’: 5 things to know Friday

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Editors, USA TODAY
Published 3:24 a.m. ET Nov. 9, 2018

Authorities search for more answers after deadly California shooting

Investigators are working Friday to determine the motive behind the deadly shooting in Southern California after a gunman opened fire inside a country-western dance bar.At least 12 people, including a sheriff’s sergeant, were killed during College Night at Borderline Bar and Grill, a country western dance bar in Thousand Oaks, about 40 miles west of Los Angeles. Law enforcement identified the shooter as Ian David Long, a 28-year-old Marine veteran who, authorities said, exhibited erratic behavior in the past and used a Glock 21 — a brand of .45-caliber handgun — with an extended magazine in the attack. This is the 307th shooting in the U.S. this year, and the deadliest since 17 people were shot and killed at a high school in Parkland, Florida. These are the Thousand Oaks victims

• What we know about the mass shooting at Thousand Oaks, California
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Trump administration expected to disclose details of new asylum policy 

President Donald Trump is expected to sign a proclamation as early as Friday explaining the administration’s new policy to reject asylum for immigrants arriving outside ports of entry. The rules proposed by the administration Thursday would bar those who enter illegally from making an asylum claim and place them into expedited deportation proceedings instead. It comes as Central American migrants traveling in a caravan plan to leave Mexico City early Friday to continue their long journey northward to the U.S.-Mexico border. Last week, the Pentagon mobilized more than 7,000 active-duty military troops, who started laying miles of concertina wire along portions of the U.S.-Mexico border. Requesting asylum, a form of protection granted to people who fear persecution in their home countries, has increased along the southern border in recent years, as thousands have had to wait on the Mexican side of the border, sometimes sleeping on bridges and streets, to plead their case. 

Significant wildfires rage out of control across California

Billowing smoke and raging flames are still causing havoc across California Friday as wildfires in both northern and southern parts of the state have forced tens of thousands of residents from their homes and burned some 30,000 acres. The Camp Fire has scorched over 31 square miles in Butte County, about 90 miles north of Sacramento. In Southern California, the Hill Fire had charred 15 square miles, Cal Fire said Thursday night. Spurred by strong Santa Ana winds, the Hill Fire flared amid red-flag warnings near Thousand Oaks, which was already reeling after the late-night bar shooting. Acting California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Butte County, where the fire is burning about 80 acres per minute, according to UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain. 

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Trump heads to Paris for World War I commemoration

Days after losing control of the U.S. House and dismissing his attorney general, President Donald Trump leaves Friday for Paris to attend ceremonies marking the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I. The president and some 60 other world leaders will gather at the base of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris for an Armistice Day Centennial Commemoration. It takes place Sunday at 11 a.m., Paris time — exactly 100 years after the war officially ended, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Trump will also hold a meeting with his host, French President Emmanuel Macron, to cover topics including the civil war in Syria and the  Iran nuclear agreement. 

Beatles’ ‘White Album’ gets new life at 50

On Nov. 22, 1968, the Beatles released their sprawling, experimental masterpiece that came to be known as the “White Album,” for its blank album cover. On Friday, Fab Four fans can celebrate the release’s 50th anniversary with a new box set featuring previously-unreleased sessions from its recording process. The collection includes 27 acoustic demos and 50 session takes alongside remastered versions of the album’s 30 tracks.  

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