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El Paso Alleged Gunman Admitted, 'I'm The Shooter', Police Say

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 19:22

The suspect was in his car, stopped at an intersection when law enforcement officials pulled up behind him. That's when he got out with his hands in the air. He allegedly said he targeted Mexicans.

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Chicken Plants See Little Fallout From Immigration Raids

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 19:05

The Trump administration says its crackdown helps discourage illegal immigration. But workers' advocates warn it leaves vulnerable employees open to exploitation and unsafe working conditions.

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Alabama To Allow Sandhill Crane Hunting After More Than 100 Years

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 18:23

The season begins later this year. The state joins Tennessee and Kentucky as the third state east of the Mississippi River to permit sandhill crane hunting.

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American With No Medical Training Ran Center For Malnourished Ugandan Kids. 105 Died

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 17:44

When she was 19, Renee Bach founded a charity that went on to care for over 900 severely malnourished babies and children, Now she is being sued by two of the mothers whose children died.

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Dayton Victim Was An Intern Who Had Accepted A Full-Time Job Days Before Being Killed

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 17:14

Nick Cumer, an intern at Maple Tree Cancer Alliance, had just accepted a full-time job with the nonprofit. He and his colleagues went for a night out on the town to celebrate when violence struck.

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Scientists Find Out How Leaping Maggots Leap

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 16:29

The scientists captured the acrobatic jumps of a tiny maggot-like creature with high-speed cameras to figure out how it does this trick with no arms, legs, or wings.

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U.K. Economy Shrinks, Taking A Step Toward Recession For First Time Since 2012

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 15:54

If the U.K. sees similar negative growth in the current quarter, the country will officially be deemed to be in a recession.

Citizenship Question To Be Removed From 2020 Census In U.S. Territories

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 15:23

After courts permanently blocked the question from the 2020 census, the Census Bureau revealed plans to change forms for American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Vietnam Veteran's Remains Flown Home By His Son

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 14:04

The remains of Col. Roy Knight Jr., shot down in 1967, arrived in Dallas on Thursday to an emotional audience.

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Defense Chief Esper Wraps Up Asia Trip As Alliance Comes Under Pressure

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 12:37

The Pentagon has signaled a possible shift in the military balance in the region, calling for the U.S. to deploy land-based, intermediate-range missiles in Asia.

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Top Senate Republican Pushes Forward With Drug Bill That Divides GOP

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 12:28

Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is making the case for bipartisan legislation to lower seniors' drug costs. Many Republicans oppose it over free market principles.

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Walmart Bans Violent Imagery, But Not Gun Sales

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 12:08

Following shootings at two store locations, Walmart said in an internal memo it would take down all imagery and stop playing videos that depicted violence.

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Rifle-Carrying Man Arrested After Causing Panic At Walmart In Missouri

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 11:08

Formal charges of making a terrorist threat in the first degree are now pending against Dmitriy Andreychenko police say.

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Trump Says He Supports 'Intelligent' Background Checks

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 11:08

The president said the issue "isn't a question of NRA, Republican or Democrat" and indicated he could split from the National Rifle Association.

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Empress Of The Stage

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:36

How do we understand the music of the early 20th Century if we consider Bessie Smith — seriously — as an actress?

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The Racial Roots Behind The Term 'Nappy'

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:02

Where does the term nappy come from and why does it have such negative connotations? Is it possible to reclaim a word that has been used as a slur for so long?

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To Get A Gun License, First You Have To Plant 10 Trees

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 09:04

That's the new rule in Ferozepur, a district in India's Punjab state. As proof you have to submit a photo of yourself with your saplings.

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'Jaws' Shark Gets His Bite Back: A Love Story

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 08:12

The last replica shark from the 1975 classic blockbuster, Jaws, has gotten a facelift on his way to a new museum.

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Arrivals At Hong Kong's Airport Get 'Travel Warning' From Protesters

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 05:31

Hundreds of pro-democracy activists, clad in black T-shirts and wearing face masks to hide their identities, thronged the city's airport in hopes of bringing international attention to their cause.

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'No Room For The Modest Hit Anymore': Broadway Prepares For Summer Closings

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 05:08

Broadway attendance is up — yet the $35 million production of King Kong is among the five shows cutting bait in the next two weekends, as musical theater undergoes a market correction.

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