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University of Texas Removes 4 Confederate Statues Overnight

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:28:00 GMT

University of Texas President Greg Fenves said such monuments have become "symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism."A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is removed from the University of Texas campus, early Monday morning, Aug. 21, 2017, in Austin, Texas. University of Texas President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus, saying such monuments have become "symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism." (AP Photo/Eric Gay)A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is removed from the University of Texas campus, early Monday in Austin, Texas.


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Bill Cosby Hires Michael Jackson Lawyer for Retrial

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:55:02 GMT

Bill Cosby announced Tom Mesereau and two other lawyers are joining his team.Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on June 15. FileLawyer Thomas Mesereau arrives to the premiere of "Michael Jackson's This Is It," in Los Angeles on Oct. 27, 2009.


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Total Eclipse Crosses America, and It Didn't Disappoint

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:52:15 GMT

With the eclipse carving a "path of totality" from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina, millions turned their eyes to the sky on Monday.The moon partially covers the sun during an eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, near Redmond, Oregon.


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Houston Man Tried Planting Bomb on Confederate Statue

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:25:00 GMT

Andrew Cecil Schneck, 25, was charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance, prosecutors announced.The statue of Confederate officer Richard Dowling stands at the Cambridge Street entrance of Hermann Park, in Houston on Aug. 18, 2017. Richard William 'Dick' Dowling was the victorious commander at the Second Battle of Sabine Pass in the American Civil War.The statue of Richard Dowling in Houston's Hermann Park on Aug. 18, 2017.


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Slender Man Suspect Pleads Guilty to Stabbing Classmate

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:31:00 GMT

One of two Wisconsin girls charged with repeatedly stabbing a classmate to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man pleaded guilty Monday."Slender Man" graffiti appears on a sidewalkMorgan E. Geyser is escorted into a Waukesha County Court on Nov. 11,2016, in Waukesha, Wisconsin.In this May 31, 2014 file photo rescue workers take 12-year-old stabbing victim Payton Leutner to an ambulance in Waukesha, Wis.


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Navy Orders 'Operational Pause' After USS John S. McCain Collides With Tanker

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:12:00 GMT

Admiral John Richardson gave the order as a search was underway for 10 American sailors who were still missing after Sunday's collision.Tugboats from Singapore assist the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain as it steers towards Changi Naval Base, Singapore on on Aug. 21, 2017 following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore Significant damage to the hull resulted in flooding to nearby compartments, including crew berthing, machinery, and communications rooms. Damage control efforts by the crew halted further flooding.Tugboats from Singapore assist the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain as it steers towards Changi Naval Base, Singapore on Aug. 21.


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Gay Rights Hit Home for Florida Gubernatorial Candidates

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:33:00 GMT

The leading Democrats running for Florida governor met with LGBTQ party members Saturday in an event that at times was touching and personal.Businessman and gubernatorial candidate Chris King talks to a group of gay and lesbian Democrats in Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.Businessman and gubernatorial candidate Chris King talks to a group of gay and lesbian Democrats in Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.Tallahassee Mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum talks with reporters before addressing a group of gay and lesbian Democrats in Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.


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More Charities Abruptly Ditch Pricey Events at Mar-a-Lago

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:14:03 GMT

At least 14 charities have abruptly ditched plans to hold their annual fundraisers at Trump's opulent Mar-a-Lago estate.Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach, Florida.


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Ohio Judge Shot in Apparent Ambush Attack at Courthouse

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:38:14 GMT

Ohio Judge Joseph J. Bruzzese, Jr. was shot outside of the Jefferson County Courthouse in a "deliberate" attack, according to City Manager James Mavromatis.



In the Path of the Eclipse? Here's Where and When to See It

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:22:00 GMT

Solar Eclipse, Total Solar Eclipse, Solar Eclipse Glasses, Solar Eclipse Path


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Should Army Bases Be Named for Confederate Generals?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:03:01 GMT

The nation's largest Army base, Fort Bragg in North Carolina, is named for Gen. Braxton Bragg, who commanded 40,000 troops battling the Union Army.A sign outside Fort Bragg May 13, 2004 in Fayettville, North Carolina.Fort Bragg is one of 10 Army bases named for Confederate officers.


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The Best Eclipse Photos From Across America

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:02:00 GMT

The total solar eclipse will be visible from a narrow strip of land that stretches all the way across the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina.This photo uploaded by Instagram user Bre Detrick shows the solar eclipse as it moves through the Hogadon Basin Ski Area in Wyoming, Aug. 21, 2017.


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Here's the Weather Forecast for the Solar Eclipse

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:59:42 GMT

With a once-in-a-generation celestial event just one day away, the question across the nation is: Will cloud cover get in the "Great American Eclipse" experience?Eric Romberg teaches his sons and Jarrett, 6, left, and John, 7, how to use their eclipse glasses at City Park on Aug. 20, 2017 in Lander, Wyoming. Romberg arrived late last night from Littleton, Colorado to view the solar eclipse with his kids.More than 50 million people live within a few hours' drive of the path of totality.Eric Romberg teaches his sons and Jarrett, 6, left, and John, 7, how to use their eclipse glasses at City Park on Aug. 20, 2017 in Lander, Wyoming.


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Renewed Push for Justice in 1997 Disappearance and Murder of Michigan Girl

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:34:31 GMT

Jessica Phelps disappeared from her family's front yard on July 1, 1997.Jessica PhelpsOne of the last photos taken of Jessica Phelps.Jessica PhelpsAngie Spade, Jessica Phelps' cousin, wears a t-shirt with Jessica's photo and information on it.


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Jerry Lewis Remembered for Muscular Dystrophy Telethons

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:57:00 GMT

Comedian Jerry Lewis may be best remembered by younger generations for the muscular dystrophy telethons he conducted every Labor Day weekend.Comedian Jerry Lewis reacts during an interview at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, on Aug. 24, 2016. Getting older has been frustrating.Comedian Jerry Lewis during an interview at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, on Aug. 24, 2016.Lewis chats with Muscular Dystrophy Association National Goodwill Ambassador Abbey Umali in 2009 in Las Vegas.From the early 1950s until 2011, Jerry Lewis worked with the Muscular Dystrophy Association; here, he holds toddler Paul Hawkins in 1965, after Hawkins was named national poster child for the MDA campaign.


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Flawed System Lets Contractors Cheat Workers on Federal Building Jobs

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:58:00 GMT

Seventy percent of contractors caught violating the law don't appear in federal databases to track their records.A construction worker cuts brick in Washington, D.C.A construction worker cuts brick in Washington, D.C.The U.S. Department of Labor found that a General Services Administration subcontractor underpaid asbestos-removal workers a total of $640,693 for a 2011 renovation job at GSA headquarters. The workers still haven't received the money.John Monroe with the Foundation for Fair Contracting talks to workers on a federally funded construction job. Monroe says he's never been to a job site where he didn't encounter a case of wage theft.


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'The Hitman's Bodyguard' Slays 'Logan Lucky' at Box Office

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:42:00 GMT

The two action flicks faced off this weekend, and "The Hitman's Bodyguard" emerged the victor with a chart-topping $21.6 million, according to studio estimates.Samuel L. Jackson "Darius Kincaid" and Ryan Reynolds as "Michael Bryce" in in The Hitman's Bodyguard.Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds in "The Hitman's Bodyguard."


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University Staffers Killed Man in Chicago as Part of Sex Fantasy, Prosecutors Charge

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:30:00 GMT

The July slaying of a man allegedly at the hands of two university staffers was a part of a twisted sexual fantasy that began online, prosecutors said Sunday.Booking photos from Aug. 19, 2017 of Wyndham Lathem, left, and Andrew Warren.Trenton James Cornell-DuranleauWyndham Lathem on Aug. 19.Andrew Warren on Aug. 19.


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Legendary Comedian and Actor Jerry Lewis Dead at 91

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:48:00 GMT

Jerry Lewis, the legendary character actor and physical comedian, has died, his talent agency said Sunday. He was 91.American comedy actor Jerry Lewis, with his mouth open at the piano.Frank Sinatra joins Lewis and Martin during the 1976 Muscular Dystrophy telephon hosted by Lewis; the moment marks the first time that Lewis and Martin appeared together since their comedy partnership ended 20 years earlier.


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'I Looked Like a Monster,' Says Teen Who Livestreamed Dying Sister

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:55:00 GMT

"Everybody does it," Obdulia Sanchez said of driving-while-livestreaming. "Why not? People take video of them in cars like all the time. And I'm only 18 — we're still young."Obdulia Sanchez is in police custody after an Instagram Live story revealed a deadly crash that killed her 14 year-old sister.Obdulia Sanchez is in police custody after an Instagram Live story revealed a deadly crash that killed her 14 year-old sister.


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Tribes Hope for Renewal in Solar Eclipse; Not All Will Watch

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:21:33 GMT

In Navajo culture, the passing of the moon over the sun is an intimate moment in which the sun is reborn and tribal members take time out for themselves. No talking. No eating or drinking. No lying down. No fussing.In this Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, photo, a boy wearing a traditional headdress rides through the Crow Fair grounds in Crow Agency, Mont. For the Crow Tribe, the eclipse coincides with the Parade Dance at the annual Crow Fair, marking the tribe's new year.In this Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 photo, Julia Brien, left, prepares for the Crow Fair parade in Crow Agency, Mont. For the Crow Tribe, the eclipse coincides with the Parade Dance at the annual Crow Fair, marking the tribe's new year.In this Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, photo, a boy wearing a traditional headdress rides through the Crow Fair grounds in Crow Agency, Mont. For the Crow Tribe, the eclipse coincides with the Parade Dance at the annual Crow Fair, marking the tribe's new year.


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Wife of Man Killed in Spain Attack Lost 'Love of My Life'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:06:00 GMT

California residents, Heidi Nunes-Tucker, 40, and Jared Tucker, 42, were celebrating their first wedding anniversary when they decided to visit a friend in Barcelona.Jared Tucker, of California, who was one of those killed when a van drove onto a sidewalk in Barcelona on Aug. 17, 2017.Heidi Nunes, 40, and her husband Jared Tucker, 42Jared Tucker, of California, who was one of those killed when a van drove onto a sidewalk in Barcelona on Aug. 17, 2017.


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Researchers Find WWII-Era USS Indianapolis Wreck

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:54:00 GMT

Researchers say they located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.The USS Indianapolis in Pearl Harbor in 1937.The USS Indianapolis in Pearl Harbor in 1937.


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Original Village People Frontman Returns, Sparking Feud

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:06:00 GMT

Village People co-founder and original lead singer, Victor Willis, announced his return to the iconic '70s disco group after a 38-year absence.The Village People pose for a Casablanca Records publicity shot circa 1978The Village People, with Victor Willis front and center, pose for a Casablanca Records publicity shot circa 1978Village People at the Hampton Roads Pride Fest, June 2017: (L-R) Eric Anzalone, Jim Newman, Alex Briley, Ray Simpson, Felipe Rose and Bill Whitefield.


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Trump's Job Rating Is Below 40 Percent in 3 Key States

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:59:00 GMT

President Trump's approval rating in three key Midwest states that helped propel him to the White House stands below 40 percent in new NBC News/Marist polls.Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests during a campaign stop at the Central Wisconsin Convention & expo Center on April 2, 2016 in Rothschild, Wisconsin. file


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