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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finds lost WWII ship USS Indianapolis

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:08:06 -0400

The billionaire found the ship in the Philippine Sea. It was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945.


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Six Flags Over Texas will only fly American flags

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:31:16 -0400

The company wants "to focus on celebrating the things that unite us versus those that divide us."


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6 police officers shot, 2 dead, in Florida and Pennsylvania

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:21:12 -0400

A Florida police officer died and three others were wounded in two separate shootings in the Sunshine State on Friday evening.


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The Intimidator: 'No face, no case': How one man tried to permanently silence the witnesses to his crimes

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:37:27 -0400

The killing of Eddie Powe set off a cascade of violence as the man who shot him tried to methodically eliminate witnesses he believed had cooperated with police to put him behind bars.


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N.Y. state worker fired from $172,000 job after admitting he 'barely' works

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:15:31 -0400

The worker accidentally "butt-dialed" a reporter and was heard telling others that “I barely show up to work.”


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Italian FM Lays Wreath at Spain Attack Site

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:56:23 -0400

Italy's foreign minister called for greater cooperation among European and north African intelligence agencies to share information about possible terrorist threats. He laid a wreath at the site of an attack this week in Barcelona. (Aug. 20)


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Solar eclipse 2017: Anticipation builds as millions pack prime viewing spots

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:48:16 -0400

South Carolina is expecting 2 million visitors Monday. It's the prime location along the Eastern Seaboard, home to more than 100 million Americans.


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Tensions high near Confederate monument

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:56:31 -0400

Officers in riot gear, and some on horseback, have forced hundreds of protesters out a Dallas cemetery where they were clashing over a Confederate monument. (Aug. 20)


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Eclipse weather forecast: Where will clouds mar your view of the sky spectacle?

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:09:23 -0400

Some of the best viewing weather appears to be in the interior portions of the West, from Oregon to Wyoming.


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Thousands rally in Boston during dueling protests

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:29:19 -0400

Two protest groups rally in Boston. Authorities try to control them. Aaron Dickens has the story.


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Church rebukes white supremacy but can't ignore white privilege

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:17:34 -0400

The Christian church no longer condones white supremacy in America, but it must recognize white privilege's role in racism's public re-emergence.


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Powerball jackpot swells to $650 million

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:53:32 -0400

Here are the winning numbers drawn Saturday night: 17-19-39-43-68 with a Powerball of 13.


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The procrastinator's guide to viewing the solar eclipse

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:00:04 -0400

Many (organized) people planned their eclipse day a year ago, or longer. But if you're not one of them, don't worry — we've got you covered.


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Opponents of Dallas Statues: 'Take Them Down'

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:31:21 -0400

A large crowd attending a Dallas rally against white supremacy is chanting "take them down," in reference to the city's Confederate statues. (Aug. 19)


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New Jersey woman races against clock to rescue her sons stuck in Brazil

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:19:27 -0400

It's been 18 months since Viviane Ferreira Leite last saw her two young sons. Her boys are trapped in Brazil behind a wall of red tape.


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AP Top Stories Aug. 19 P

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:05:26 -0400

Here are the top stories for Saturday, Aug. 19th: Two Fla. police officers shot and killed; Protesters, counterprotesters face off in Boston; Virginia state trooper mourned after fatal chopper crash; Barcelona strives for normalcy after terror attack.


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'Free Speech Rally' Cut Short by Counterprotest

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:16:23 -0400

Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged on downtown Boston Saturday in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned "free speech rally". (Aug. 19)


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It’s not just the Confederate monuments, it’s the holidays

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:16:17 -0400

In 2016, the Southern Poverty Law Center blasted the six states that still recognize nine Confederate holidays.


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Thousands hit Boston streets for 'free speech' rally

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:04:32 -0400

Freedom of speech was embodied on the streets of downtown Boston as thousands of protestors and counter-protestors voiced their stance on race in America.


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Tension, Scuffles as Thousands Protest in Boston

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:46:23 -0400

Thousands of leftist counterprotesters marched through downtown Boston on Saturday, chanting anti-Nazi slogans and waving signs condemning white nationalism as conservative activists rallied a week after a Virginia demonstration turned deadly. (Aug. 19)


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This adorable piglet knows how to enjoy a cappuccino

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:34:06 -0400

After you see this piglet enjoy a cappuccino, you'll agree: caffeine isn't just for humans anymore!


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March for Racial Justice organizers sorry for scheduling it on Yom Kippur

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:33:03 -0400

The march is a response to the June 16 verdict acquitting a Minnesota police officer in the death of Philando Castile.


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6 police officers shot in Florida, Pennsylvania

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:25:44 -0400

Sergeant Sam Howard, a 10-year veteran of the Kissimmee police department is one of six police officer shot on Friday night in Florida and Pennsylvania.


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Back to school: How to avoid overscheduling your kid

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:43:53 -0400

Unless your family somehow manages to squeeze 100 hours into every day, there is a physical and mental limit to what you can do.


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