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  • Hillary Clinton: Authoritarian Regimes Attempt to Control Reality

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    Giving the commencement speech at Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton warns graduates that authoritarian regimes attempt to control reality.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 05:06:57 -0400
  • Rate of Bad News Puts Trump at Disadvantage

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    Jill Wine-Banks, former Watergate special prosecutor, talks with Ari Melber about how technology and social media have changed the pace of news since Watergate, putting Donald Trump at a disadvantage trying to control the Trump-Russia story.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 14:54:12 -0400
  • Portland attack: Man slits throats of would-be heroes who stepped in to stop Islamophobic abuse on MAX train

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    Witnesses who saw a triple stabbing on a train in Oregon say it may have been racially motivated, after a man who launched into a racist rant against two Muslim women then attacked passengers when they tried to intervene. The attacker slashed the throats of three people as the Metro Area Express (MAX) train was pulling into a station in the north east corner of Portland – leaving two dead and one injured. Before the stabbing, the assailant on the train was ranting on many topics, using "hate speech or biased language," and then turned his focus on the women, Police Sergeant Pete Simpson said.

    Sat, 27 May 2017 05:36:00 -0400
  • Fallen Navy pilot's children hug as remains brought home

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    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Deborah Crosby touched her father's flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday — ending a more than half century search to find and bring home the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 20:16:05 -0400
  • Man Charged With Trying to Bite Flight Attendant, Jumping Out of Plane: Cops

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    Tun Lon Sein tried to bite a flight attendant's hand to get to the plane's service door.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 13:56:00 -0400
  • Palestinians end mass hunger strike in Israel jails

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    Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17 have ended their mass protest after Israel agreed a deal following weeks of refusing to negotiate, sources on both sides said on Saturday. Some 30 of the more than 800 hunger strikers had been hospitalised in recent days, raising fears of an escalation of clashes with Israeli security forces in the occupied West Bank. Palestinians hailed the deal as a victory for the hunger strikers after Israeli authorities repeatedly vowed not to negotiate with convicted "terrorists".

    Sat, 27 May 2017 07:36:56 -0400
  • A day of grief in a city of pain

    A native of south side Chicago, Spencer Leak Sr. has watched as his hometown and the neighborhoods where he grew up have been ripped apart by homicides in recent years, the results of an explosion of gun violence police have struggled to contain. Last year, according to the Chicago Tribune, 781 people were killed—a massive jump over 2015 when there were 492 recorded homicides. Leak has more insight into Chicago’s violence than most.

    Sat, 27 May 2017 10:06:08 -0400
  • Texas teacher laughs as she hands out ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ award to 7th-grader

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    During an end-of-the-year awards ceremony at Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Channelview, Tex., a teacher gave Lizeth Villanueva an award for “most likely to become a terrorist.” The seventh-grade student’s mom is going great lengths to make sure the teacher gets fired.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 12:22:49 -0400
  • How Do Muslims Fast On Ramadan?

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    Ramadan starts this week, and Muslims across the globe are preparing for the holy month during which they fast from sunrise to sunset.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 10:00:02 -0400
  • Venezuela military defends protests role, backs Maduro congress

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    By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Decried by protesters as "murderers" defending a dictator, Venezuela's military insisted on Thursday it was not taking sides in the national political turmoil, though it did back socialist President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plan for a new congress. The armed forces' National Guard unit has played a pivotal role in two months of unrest rocking Venezuela, often blocking marches and using teargas and water cannons to fight youths hurling stones and Molotov cocktails. At least 57 people have been killed, including one National Guard member and two policemen.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 15:21:58 -0400
  • Lawsuit: Zillow ‘Zestimates’ Are Wrong, Preventing Homes from Selling

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    Zillow estimates values for 110 million homes across America as “zestimates,” but many have questioned the company’s accuracy, including one homeowner who claims she can’t sell her home because of it.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 11:46:36 -0400
  • San Bernardino attack suspects shot up to 27 times

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities released a report Thursday detailing the manhunt and shootout with a husband and wife who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in the San Bernardino attack in December 2015.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 21:39:36 -0400
  • NOLA Mayor: Monuments ‘Signs of Oppression for 67% of My City'

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    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu explains his decision to remove Confederate monuments from the city in an interview to air Sunday on Meet the Press.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 08:42:33 -0400
  • 2 Toddlers Die After Becoming Trapped In Hot Car

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    The mother said the kids took her keys.

    Sat, 27 May 2017 10:34:00 -0400
  • NATO attempts to contain Russia, raising conflict risk: Moscow

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    Russia on Friday accused NATO of increasing the threat of conflict, insisting attempts by the US-led alliance to curb Moscow have left ties at their lowest ebb since the USSR collapsed. "At present NATO-Russian relations are at their worst since the end of the Cold War," the foreign ministry in Moscow said in a statement. The ministry said NATO was pursuing a policy of "containment" towards Russia that has seen it bolster its forces along the country's border in eastern Europe.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 06:49:35 -0400
  • Trump Is Playing the International Strategy Game Like a Novice Among Experts

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    An “America first” policy risks leaving America alone.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 11:07:56 -0400
  • Judge to consider contempt against anti-abortion group head

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge said Thursday he will consider holding the leader of an anti-abortion group in contempt after links to videos that the judge had barred from release appeared on the website of the man's attorneys.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 01:10:25 -0400
  • Scientists Watch Star Collapse Into Black Hole

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    A star suffered an epic fail when it quietly collapsed into a black hole instead of exploding in a brilliant supernova.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 16:19:18 -0400
  • Chinese jets intercept U.S surveillance plane: U.S. officials

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    Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the South China Sea on Wednesday, with one coming within 200 yards (180 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials told Reuters. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed that the U.S. P-3 Orion surveillance plane was 150 miles (240 km) southeast of Hong Kong in international airspace when the Chinese aircraft carried out the unsafe intercept. One Chinese aircraft flew in front of the American plane, restricting its ability to maneuver.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 15:28:51 -0400
  • Rescue drill turns real as US Coast Guard finds missing Tongans

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    A search and rescue exercise turned real for a US Coast Guard crew who found six Tongan fishermen missing at sea for a week, New Zealand officials said Friday. New Zealand Rescue Coordination Centre officer Greg Johnston said Tongan police raised the alarm as the US Coast Guard C-130 Hercules was preparing to return to Honolulu following a multi-national rescue drill in Auckland. "The Coast Guard crew spotted the six men in their 12-metre (39-foot) vessel shortly after entering the search area, about 90 kilometres (55 miles) offshore from Tongatapu Island," Johnston said.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 02:40:26 -0400
  • Sponsors abandon Puerto Rican parade in NY after nationalist honored

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    Oscar Lopez Rivera, 74, was convicted in 1981 of numerous charges, along with other members of the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN), who sought to secure Puerto Rican independence from the United States. Rivera's sentence was commuted by former President Barack Obama, and the prisoner was freed this month.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 15:51:14 -0400
  • Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed

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    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — One civilian was killed and dozens of others injured Saturday after massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir following the killing of a prominent rebel commander and his associate in a gunbattle with government forces in the disputed region.

    Sat, 27 May 2017 10:28:05 -0400
  • Credit Myths That Cost You Money

    Credit scores are confusing. You can pay off your student loans and see your credit score drop. You can add significant credit card debt and see your score soar. It's no wonder there are so many misconceptions about how to build or improve credit.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 10:10:50 -0400
  • 'What you need to know': Jared Kushner

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    Jared Kushner now a focus of FBI Russian investigation.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 14:06:12 -0400
  • Minya bus shooting: Donald Trump says 'bloodletting of Christians must end' after 28 die in Egypt gun attack

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    Donald Trump has said "the bloodletting of Christians must end" in a statement responding to the attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt. "This merciless slaughter of Christians in Egypt tears at our hearts and grieves our souls. Wherever innocent blood is spilled, a wound is inflicted upon humanity," Mr Trump said.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 16:34:00 -0400
  • The Latest: Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hire

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Alabama prisoner Tommy Arthur (all times local):

    Fri, 26 May 2017 01:22:13 -0400
  • Chris Cornell Had Fresh Track Marks On His Arm: Report

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    While authorities ruled the Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman took his own life last week Thursday, his family raised doubts over the findings.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 01:41:51 -0400
  • GM sued over excess emissions in Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel

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    Today's auto news headlines read like a warped version of Oprah Winfrey's infamous car giveaway: "You're getting sued for excess diesel emissions! And you're getting sued for excess diesel emissions! Everyone's getting sued for excess diesel emissions!" We say that because General Motors is now being sued for excess diesel emissions.  Fenner et al v General Motors LLC et al The suit filed in Detroit's federal court yesterday alleges that GM illegally outfitted 705,000 pickups with defeat devices similar to those deployed by Volkswagen in 11 million cars worldwide, including 565,000 registered in the U.S. The suit covers 2011-2016 models of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel. Unlike the lawsuit filed earlier this week against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, this one comes from consumers, not the U.S. Department of Justice. It alleges that GM employed at least three defeat devices that allowed trucks to emit up to five times the legal limit of pollutants while on the road but to keep emissions within legal limits during regulatory tests.  Fenner et al v General Motors LLC et al alleges that GM broke a number of racketeering and consumer protection laws. Plaintiffs seek a wide range of compensation, including payouts for lost resale value and buybacks of their vehicles. They're also seeking punitive damages against the automaker. Interestingly, the suit also names German supplier Bosch as a defendant. If the case goes to trial, that could be significant, since Bosch was very closely linked to the Volkswagen scandal. If you follow car news, it probably won't surprise you to learn that plaintiffs in the GM case are represented in part by Hagens Berman law firm, which has been a key player in the Dieselgate settlement and many other auto-related suits. GM has issued a brief statement about the lawsuit that reads, in full: "These claims are baseless and we will vigorously defend ourselves. The Duramax Diesel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra comply with all U.S. EPA and CARB emissions regulations." It's worth noting that this is one of at least two cases being brought by consumers against GM over its diesel vehicles--the other involving emissions in the Chevrolet Cruze diesel. Our take Who will prevail? We can't say because, much to some of our mothers' chagrin, we're not lawyers. However, we do know that the case puts GM in an awkward position. If the case goes to trial, it might prove GM's innocence, but GM's name would remain in the headlines for months and potentially years. Being associated with a high-profile case related to diesel emissions fraud at this time in history wouldn't do much for GM's diesel sales. That's a real problem, as GM appears to have banked on cornering the diesel market as other automakers retreat. On the other hand, settling this case (and the one involving the Cruze for that matter) out of court wouldn't do anything to exonerate GM. However, in terms of publicity, it might be for the best. Either way, shareholders will want GM to put the case to rest as soon as possible: stock prices took a plunge yesterday after the lawsuit was filed, though some of that value could be regained in trading today.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 10:41:00 -0400
  • China arrests Taiwanese activist for "subversion"

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    China has arrested a visiting Taiwanese rights activist on suspicion of subverting state power, according to reports. Lee Ming-che, a 42-year-old NGO worker, had been unreachable since March 19 after he entered the southeastern Chinese city of Zhuhai from Macau, according to Taiwan's government. On Friday China's official state news agency Xinhua reported that he was in detention and had "confessed" following interrogation.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 23:38:10 -0400
  • El Salvador captures escaped female killer "Boss"

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    Security forces in El Salvador on Thursday captured the female leader of a hit-squad-for-hire two weeks after she escaped from a Guatemalan prison where she was serving a 94-year sentence, officials said. Marixa Lemus, a 45-year-old Guatemalan who went by the nickname "The Boss," was arrested in the west of El Salvador near the Guatemalan border. Lemus had escaped her military-run prison north of Guatemala City on May 11.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 18:30:11 -0400
  • Turkish Foreign Ministry rejects U.S. resolution condemning street brawl in Washington

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    Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Thursday rejected a resolution by senior U.S. lawmakers condemning a street brawl between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington. Spokesman Huseyin Muftuoglu said the resolution was voted and passed with "a one-sided resolution which distorts the facts" and added the incident, which took place during President Tayyip Erdogan's visit to meet President Donald Trump, was a result of negligence by U.S. authorities.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 16:52:54 -0400
  • The Latest: Coroner's office IDs skydiver as California man

    LODI, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a skydiving death in Northern California (all times local):

    Thu, 25 May 2017 16:36:59 -0400
  • Cat visits every national park

    This adventurous feline really is an outdoors cat — as he is currently making his way around every national park in the United States.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 10:53:59 -0400
  • Trump Hands Putin a Win at First NATO Meeting

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    The president managed to berate allies, avoid commitments, and shove a head of government.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 14:05:12 -0400
  • Report yields new details in 2014 Yosemite air tanker crash

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2014 fatal crash of an air tanker fighting a forest fire in Yosemite National Park came just after the pilot was warned to avoid a tree to the right but then struck trees to the left, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 21:16:57 -0400
  • Jesse Ventura's Fight to Legalize Marijuana

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    The following material contains mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 17:50:25 -0400
  • The BMW 8-Series Is the Return of the Big BMW

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    The coupe is still alive. Long live the coupe.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 11:39:12 -0400
  • US probe finds over 100 civilians killed in Mosul air strike

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    A Pentagon investigation has concluded that at least 105 civilians died in an anti-IS strike in the Iraqi city of Mosul in March, officials said Thursday, but they blamed the toll on a secondary explosion of jihadist munitions. A US aircraft delivered a single precision-guided bomb into a building in west Mosul on March 17, with the aim of killing a pair of snipers on the second story of the structure in the al-Jadida neighborhood, which at the time was under Islamic State control. "The secondary explosion triggered a rapid failure of the structure which killed the two ISIS snipers, 101 civilians sheltered in the bottom floors of the structure and four civilians in the neighboring structure to the west," said US Air Force Brigadier General Matt Isler, the lead investigator.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 12:05:31 -0400
  • Here's Why Bitcoin Prices Are Skyrocketing

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    Cryptocurrency... so hot right now. Bitcoin surges above $2,700. Economic shifts in China are one of many factors propelling cryptocurrency to record-breaking prices.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 13:28:26 -0400
  • Zambian court allows opposition leader to challenge treason prosecution

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    By Chris Mfula LUSAKA (Reuters) - A Zambian court on Friday allowed opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema to challenge the prosecution over moving his treason case to the high court for trial in a case that has stoked political tension months after contested elections. Hichilema, an economist and businessman known as "HH", was defeated by President Edgar Lungu in an election last August, which he described as fraudulent. Hichilema's lawyers however said the case should not proceed to the High Court because the officer who issued the trial papers had no authority to do so.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 11:31:55 -0400
  • 'Racially motivated' fight leaves Arizona prison on lockdown

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    PHOENIX (AP) — A privately run prison in Arizona remained on lockdown Thursday after four inmates were injured in a brawl involving about 80 prisoners that authorities had to use pepper spray to break up.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 20:36:20 -0400
  • Verizon may have just made the world’s most pointless thing

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    Someone, somewhere, deep in the bowels of Verizon's marketing department, has apparently read a study saying that the Internet of Things is going to be the next iPhone. This noble Brand Crusader decided that Verizon should be a Thought Leader in this category, and directed the captive team of engineers to make a Product that demonstrates Verizon's commitment to the IoT. But unfortunately, no one stopped along the way to think about whether this is a thing that anyone will want to buy. It's called the SmartHub, and it's a 4G LTE modem that turns Verizon's wireless network into a local Wi-Fi network. Verizon positions it as a router for the "smart home," which means it's supposed to connect all your Nests and your Hue bulbs and smart salt shakers to the internet so they can send you endless push notifications. The SmartHub will do that. But you know what else will do that just fine? Your home Wi-Fi network, which comes in over a cable and is probably faster, more reliable, and far cheaper per gigabyte than Verizon's LTE solution. Sure, there are definitely people out there who don't have a fixed-line broadband connection. Depending on the year, about 65-70% of all homes have a broadband connection. But I'm willing to make a purely speculative bet that 99.9% of people who have a $200 Wi-Fi connected thermostat also have a home broadband connection. Statistically speaking, most people who don't have home broadband are either poor (in which case they can't afford smart home gadgets), renters who are moving frequently (who aren't allowed to install smart home gadgets), or old (in which case they won't understand why their thermostat now needs an app). There will be a time in the future, after millimeter-wave 5G becomes common and wireless internet becomes cheap, when you might want to replace your fixed-line broadband with a wireless service. But that day is not today, and no person with a smart home setup is going to run it off an expensive, capacity-limited wireless connection. Verizon did not return a request to explain who the hell the SmartHub is for.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 20:00:53 -0400
  • Defiant Congress Sparks Showdown With Trump Over Saudi Arms Deal

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    Though the opposition may be largely symbolic, lawmakers are clearly growing tired of unconditional support for the Gulf kingdom.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 14:40:55 -0400
  • How to Maintain and Repair Your Gas Grill

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    Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Whether you’ve been using it all year or haven’t touched it in months, you should give your grill the once-over before t...

    Fri, 26 May 2017 09:25:13 -0400
  • 3 Homemade Summer Sauces to Put on Everything

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    This article, 3 Homemade Summer Sauces to Put on Everything, originally appeared on Chowhound.Chowhound

    Fri, 26 May 2017 14:51:57 -0400
  • BlackBerry, Qualcomm decide on final amount to resolve royalty dispute

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    Canada's BlackBerry Ltd said on Friday that U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc has agreed to pay the software maker $940 million, including interest and legal fees, to settle a royalty dispute. Qualcomm had said in April that it would have to refund BlackBerry $814.9 million, plus interest and attorneys' fees, in an arbitration over royalties for certain past sales. The dispute between the two companies started in 2016 following Qualcomm's agreement to cap certain royalties applied to payments made by BlackBerry under a licensing deal.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 08:56:58 -0400
  • Hillary, Naval Academy, Trump & more — it happened today: May 26 in pictures

    Hillary Clinton delivers a commencement address, President Trump attends the G-7 summit and more of today’s news from around the world in pictures.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 14:57:39 -0400
  • US-led Syria strikes kills scores of relatives of IS fighters

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    Dozens of relatives of Islamic State group fighters were killed Friday in Syria in US-led strikes, regime or Russian raids, after the UN urged nations striking the jihadists to protect civilians. Raids by the US-led coalition have pounded IS positions across Iraq and Syria since the jihadist group claimed responsibility for the devastating bombing of a concert in Manchester on Monday. Scores of civilians, many of them families of IS members, have been killed in bombing raids in recent days on the eastern Syrian town of Mayadeen, held by IS since 2014.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 15:22:15 -0400
  • 2 toddlers found dead in hot car in North Texas

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    Two toddlers were found dead in a hot car in a rural North Texas neighborhood.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 23:43:12 -0400
  • 3 federal prison guards charged with sex abuse of inmates

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    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prison guard supervisor charged with repeatedly raping a female inmate who he knew spoke little English and would be turned over to immigration authorities was among three guards arrested Thursday in a prison sexual abuse scandal, authorities said.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 20:45:15 -0400
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