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Naked Gunman Kills 4 In Waffle House Shooting, Remains At Large

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:03:00 -0400

A gunman wearing only a green jacket opened fire at a restaurant near Nashville, Tenn. As the search for 29-year-old Travis Reinking continues, police say there's reason to believe he's still armed.



Suicide Blast Kills Dozens At Voter Registration Center In Kabul

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:32:02 -0400

A suicide bomber has targeted a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dozens are dead and more than 100 wounded.



School Walkouts, Broken-down Classrooms, And Beyoncé

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:00:24 -0400

Historically black college pride rules at Coachella; students stand up for safety and justice.



Who Cares If They're Cute? This Zoologist Accepts Animals On Their Own Terms

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:39:00 -0400

Zoologist Lucy Cooke says humans aren't doing animals any favors when we moralize their behavior. Her book The Truth About Animals is organized around "fact and not sentimentality."



Juliana Hatfield Sings The Hits Of 'Old Friend' Olivia Newton-John

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:38:00 -0400

Though she's known for her contributions to '90s indie rock, Hatfield goes back to one of her earliest musical inspirations for her new album of Olivia Newton-John covers.



'Exorcist' Director Makes A New Movie About Exorcism (It's A Documentary)

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:37:00 -0400

William Friedkin had never actually witnessed an exorcism. Then he recorded the footage at the center of The Devil And Father Amorth. "I was scared, seriously scared," he says.



The Rocky Mountains Have A Dust Problem

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:24:00 -0400

Dust in the Rocky Mountain snow can cause elevated water runoff, and greater opportunities for forest fires.



If A Parent's Day Job Is Running For Congress, Can The Campaign Pay For Child Care?

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:00:54 -0400

A congressional candidate is asking the Federal Election Commission to decide whether she's allowed to use campaign funds to pay for child care while she spends her days on the trail.



Amnesty International Names Kaepernick Its Ambassador Of Conscience

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 05:03:00 -0400

Ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick received Amnesty's top human rights award for his opposition to racial injustice. His "take a knee" campaign during the national anthem likely cost him his job.



Long Hours, Low Pay Push Some Democratic Campaign Workers To Unionize

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 05:00:24 -0400

"It's been far too long that workers in this industry have been exploited," said Ihaab Syed, the secretary of the Campaign Workers Guild.



Romney's Path To Succeed Utah Sen. Hatch Just Got More Complicated

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 02:17:00 -0400

Mitt Romney has been forced into a primary race after losing Saturday's nomination battle at the state's GOP convention. Romney aims to restart his political career by replacing Sen. Orrin Hatch.



Verne Troyer, Actor Who Portrayed Mini-Me In 'Austin Powers,' Dies At 49

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:29:49 -0400

Troyer died on Saturday, according to a statement posted to social media. The cause of his death was not given, but representatives acknowledged his long battle with depression.



Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates 92

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 20:55:50 -0400

The queen marked the occasion by attending a star-studded charity concert, surrounded by family. But the party's not over yet — the longest-reigning living monarch celebrates two birthdays a year.



Barbara Bush Is Laid To Rest In Texas

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:35:00 -0400

Guests gathered at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston to celebrate the life of the former first lady. She died Tuesday at age 92.



'Smallville' Actress Charged With Sex Trafficking

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:27:00 -0400

Women in a secret group in a female mentorship organization operated as "slaves" with "masters," say federal prosecutors. Actress Allison Mack is alleged to have played a big role in the operation.