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  • Obama in Berlin: ‘We can’t hide behind a wall’

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    Former President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a discussion at the German Protestant Kirchentag in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on May 25. Former President Barack Obama seemed to take a subtle swipe at his successor Thursday, telling a Berlin audience that the world cannot “hide behind a wall” — an apparent reference to President Trump’s signature campaign promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Obama was in Germany for Kirchentag, a conference affiliated with the Protestant church that he attended at the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 10:21:14 -0400
  • Sea Lion Attack: Child Victim’s Father Speaks Out

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    The father told the CBC that his family was not feeding the sea lion when it dragged his daughter underwater, but did confirm that his daughter is being treated for a possible infection.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 11:51:57 -0400
  • ‘Answer the question’: Bernie Sanders clashes with Trump budget chief during hearing

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    Fireworks erupted Thursday when President Trump’s budget chief sparred with a Senate panel over the administration's proposed 2018 budget, most notably trading barbs with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., over potential cuts to entitlement programs.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 11:08:31 -0400
  • The Latest: California guards recovering after mass attack

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a mass assault on guards at a California state prison (all times local):

    Thu, 25 May 2017 18:04:50 -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
  • '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
  • Attack on Egypt Christians kills 26

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    Masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least 26 people, officials said. The assailants sprayed the bus headed for Saint Samuel monastery in Minya province with gunfire before fleeing, provincial governor Essam el-Bedawi told state television. Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told state television that 26 people were killed and another 25 wounded.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 07:37:10 -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
  • 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
  • Donald Trump vows to find and punish source of 'deeply troubling' Manchester attack leaks

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    Donald Trump has called the US leaks of evidence relating to the Manchester attack investigation “deeply troubling” and has vowed “to get to the bottom” of them. Mr Trump appeared to be trying to halt an escalating diplomatic spat with the UK, with Theresa May having made clear that the “trust” between the two nations was at stake as a number of senior political and police figures expressed their dismay at the release of such sensitive information. Mr Trump said he had instructed the Department of Justice to launch a full investigation into the leaks and “if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law”.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 10:38:00 -0400
  • Hamas executes three over commander's murder

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    The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas executed three people in the Gaza Strip on Thursday over the assassination of one of its military leaders allegedly on behalf of Israel. Two men were hanged to death in Gaza City over the killing of Mazen Faqha in March, while a third was executed by firing squad, said an AFP correspondent who attended the executions.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 12:19:50 -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
  • Alabama officials raced clock to execute convicted murderer

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    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's quest to kill an inmate who spent decades on death row for murder became a high-stakes game of beat the clock after the U.S. Supreme Court finally cleared the way for his execution.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 14:48:48 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pit Bull Formerly on Euthanasia List Now a Top K9 Agent With Police Department

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    "All he needed was a chance," cops said.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 15:07:00 -0400
  • Christian school bans 'immoral' pregnant teenager from attending her own graduation

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    A pregnant teenager - an honour student with straights As - has been branded “immoral” by her school and told she cannot attend its graduation ceremony. Officials at Heritage Academy, a private Christian school in Maryland, said Maddi Runkles, 18, was not welcome at the event because she had to be held “accountable for her immorality”. “Maddi is being disciplined, not because she’s pregnant, but because she was immoral,” David Hobbs, the school administrator, said in a statement.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 17:03:00 -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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • How a botched raid led to martial law in the Philippines

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    It was meant to be a "surgical operation" to capture one of the world's most wanted terrorists, who was hiding and wounded in a southern Philippine city. Three days later Marawi, the centre of Islam in the mainly Catholic Asian nation was swarmed by tanks, attack helicopters and thousands of troops fighting Islamic State-linked fighters holed up in homes and buildings. President Rodrigo Duterte had also declared martial law across the southern third of the country to quell the crisis, while many of the 200,000 residents had fled... and security forces had lost their target: Isnilon Hapilon.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 06:10:18 -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
  • Police: Man hurling racial slurs kills 2, injures 1 on train

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two people died Friday and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said.

    Sat, 27 May 2017 00:31:42 -0400
  • Woman jumps onto the hood of moving car to prevent carjacking at petrol station

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    A Wisconsin woman has become a viral sensation after she jumped on the hood of her own moving car to prevent a carjacking. Melissa Smith, 27, was printing her receipt at a petrol station in Milwaukee when a stranger jumped into her car and began driving away. “I had my, ‘Oh no this isn’t happening to me today moment,’” Ms Smith told local news station WISN 12.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 18:02:00 -0400
  • Jesse Ventura's Fight to Legalize Marijuana

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    Thu, 25 May 2017 17:50:25 -0400
  • Republican candidate charged with assault, roiling Trump's Montana test

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    By Justin Mitchell MISSOULA, Mont. (Reuters) - A Montana Republican running for the U.S. Congress has been charged with assaulting a reporter hours before polls were to open on Thursday for a special election that could test U.S. President Donald Trump's political clout. It was not clear what effect the assault charge against Republican technology executive Greg Gianforte would have on the Montana race, where 37 percent of the 699,207 registered voters had already submitted absentee ballots, according to state election officials. Ben Jacobs was trying to ask Gianforte about healthcare, according to an audio tape captured by the British newspaper's correspondent.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 08:49:31 -0400
  • Billy Cosby Breaks His Silence as Final Juror Picked in His Sexual Assault Trial

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    Opening arguments are set to begin June 5.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 12:31:00 -0400
  • BMW Concept 8-series: Eight Is Greater than Six

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    This shapely coupe concept previews the replacement for the 6-series.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 13:20:00 -0400
  • Donald Rumsfeld wants to put an end to Putin’s aggression

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    During a conversation with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld talked about President Trump’s refusal on Thursday to affirm Article 5 of the NATO treaty. “I’m hopeful that Secretary James Mattis or Rex Tillerson will, for example, make a trip to the Republic of Georgia soon,” Rumsfeld said. “I think just their physical presence there, letting the world know that the United States understands the fact that we don’t want to create an environment that’s hospitable for Mr. Putin to continue to be aggressive.”

    Thu, 25 May 2017 16:47:02 -0400
  • Smooth waves bursting with color give inside view of surfer’s paradise

    Ever wondered what Hawaii’s famous waves look like from the inside? Photographer and non- commissioned officer in the United States Army, Marco Mitre shares the beauty of the shore on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 11:32:59 -0400
  • New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of IS fighters: monitor

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    A US-led coalition air strike on the eastern Syrian town of Mayadeen early Friday killed at least 80 relatives of Islamic State group fighters, a monitoring group told AFP. "This is the highest toll for relatives of IS members in Syria," Abdel Rahman told AFP. The latest strike came as the United Nations urged all nations bombing jihadist targets in Syria to better distinguish between civilian and military targets.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 09:18:04 -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
  • Joy Duggar Wedding Details

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    Here is everything we know about Joy Duggar and Austin Forsyth’s wedding day so far.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 09:10:02 -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
  • Iran says it has built third underground ballistic missile factory

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    By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran has built a third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile program, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted a senior commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard as saying. The development is likely to fuel tensions with the United States in a week when President Donald Trump, on his first foreign trip, has called Iran a sponsor of militant groups and a threat to countries across the Middle East. "Iran's third underground factory has been built by the Guards in recent years ... We will continue to further develop our missile capabilities forcefully," Fars quoted Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the Guard’s airspace division, as saying.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 07:18:23 -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
  • 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
  • Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbers

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    Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday. A team of Nepali climbers retrieved the bodies of Goutam Ghosh and Paresh Nath from the balcony, an area just below the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) mountain. Ghosh's remains were only located this year by other climbers on the mountain.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 07:15:55 -0400
  • The Latest: Greg Gianforte keeps low profile, Montana votes

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the assault case against Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a Thursday special election. (all times local):

    Thu, 25 May 2017 14:06:26 -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
  • 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
  • What It Takes to Get Accepted Into the Ivy League

    Many students dream of attending one of the colleges in the elite Ivy League for their undergraduate education.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 -0400
  • Deadly blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England

    Photos of the British response to the deadly bombing at a concert arena in Manchester, England, on Monday night.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 10:30:32 -0400
  • Lieberman withdraws from consideration to be FBI director

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    By Tim Ahmann WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman has withdrawn from consideration to be the next director of the FBI, citing the potential for an appearance of a conflict of interest given President Donald Trump's decision to retain an attorney who works at the same firm. Lieberman works at a New York firm headed by Marc Kasowitz, who has been hired by Trump to represent him amid probes by the Justice Department and Congress into possible ties between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.

    Thu, 25 May 2017 17:02:02 -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
  • 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 23:39:46 -0400
  • Disney's Guardians Of The Galaxy Menu Is Epic

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    Summer plans right here.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 11:32:44 -0400
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