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Angeles National Forest spokesman Nathan Judy said a blaze in a remote area near Lake Castaic (Los Angeles County) charred about 1,000 acres and was 10 percent contained Sunday. The Department of Homeland Security says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is no longer a candidate for a position. Craig Peterson, a political adviser to Clarke, said in a statement that the sheriff notified Secretary John Kelly late Friday that he “had rescinded his acceptance of the agency’s offer” to join the Department of Homeland Security. Colorado officials have approved language of a proposed ballot measure that would establish the nation’s first legal limits on buying smartphones for children. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that will help locate a visiting scholar from China who disappeared from the University of Illinois. The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that the panel is looking forward to getting a response from the White House this week as to whether President Trump has tapes of private conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank, says he wants the White House to acknowledge the tapes or make clear there are no tapes and “it was an idle threat.”

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