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    Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.
    Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.

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    A Defense Department official is testifying that the Ukrainian embassy was asking questions of her staff about military aid as far back as July 25.
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    Ambassador Gordon Sondland likely to be unpredictable when he faces questions about his evolving accounts of the Trump administration’s dealings.
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    General Motors is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that its crosstown rival got an unfair business advantage by bribing officials of the United Auto Workers union.
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    (Elias Funez/The Union via AP). Grass Valley's Dionicio Torres looks at the gas can selection before taking the last 5-gallon gas can on the shelves at B&C Ace Home & Garden Center, in Grass Valley, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in preparatio...(Elias Funez/The Union via AP). Grass Valley's Dionicio Torres looks at the gas can selection before taking the last 5-gallon gas can on the shelves at B&C Ace Home & Garden Center, in Grass Valley, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in preparatio...
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    The Pacific Gas & Electric utility has started shutting off power to the wine country counties of Napa and Sonoma north of San Francisco in an effort to prevent its power lines from starting wildfires.
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