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Trump decries monument removals, ‘history ripped apart’

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons Thursday, declaring the nation is seeing “the history and culture of our great...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

NEW YORK – It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Barcelona van attack kills 13 in agonizing repeat for Europe

BARCELONA, Spain – A van veered onto a promenade Thursday and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona, swerving back and forth as it mowed pedestrians down and turned a picturesque...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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5 missing after Army helicopter goes down off Hawaii

HONOLULU – U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are searching the ocean off Hawaii for five people aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a training exercise, authorities said Wednesday....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Families wait in rain to ID lost loved ones in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Hawa Stevens spoke through tears of the 28 family members she lost after surging mudslides and floodwaters swept through Sierra Leone’s capital, killing hundreds and...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Internal FBI surveys show high support for ex-FBI head Comey

WASHINGTON – Despite White House claims to the contrary, fired FBI Director James Comey was highly respected and trusted within the bureau during his nearly four-year tenure, according to internal...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Grandfather: Woman killed at Charlottesville rally ‘always wanted fairness’

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The grandfather of the woman who was killed in violent protests in Virginia said Wednesday she always wanted fairness, even from a young age. Elwood Shrader said at a...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Man drives himself to hospital with nail in his heart

MILWAUKEE – A Wisconsin man who doctors say came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house calmly drove himself to the hospital and even...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Trump comments please, anger, then please hate group leaders

NEW YORK – White nationalists have been parsing President Donald Trump’s words since a deadly attack at a Virginia rally over the weekend. A day after the president called them “criminals and...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts ‘Obamacare’ subsidies

WASHINGTON – People buying individual health care policies would face sharply higher premiums, and some may be left with no insurance options if President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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13 killed when huge tree crashes down on Portuguese festival

LISBON, Portugal – A huge oak tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira Tuesday, killing 13 people and injuring 49 others, officials said. The tree fell...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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More than 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Fatmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her. The only thing she could do was run. She was one...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World