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August most violent month in Chicago in nearly 20 years
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August most violent month in Chicago in nearly 20 years

In the weeks since he was shot in the back, 10-year-old Tavon Tanner has undergone several operations to repair the damage from the bullet that tore through his small body and remains lodged between his shoulder and his chest. The fifth-grader is still in t...
Sexts by Huma Abedin's hubby give Donald Trump more ammo
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Sexts by Huma Abedin's hubby give Donald Trump more ammo

Hillary Clinton confidante Huma Abedin -- a linchpin in the Democratic nominee's email and Clinton Foundation scandals -- is in the spotlight again after separating from her husband over a new embarrassing sexting flap that's giving Donald Trump more ammo in t...
FEMA response in Louisiana blasted as pitiful
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FEMA response in Louisiana blasted as pitiful

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The first out-of-state congressman to survey Louisiana's damage from catastrophic flooding Monday blasted the Federal Emergency Management Agency response as "pitiful." U.S. Rep. John Mica, a Florida Republican who chairs a subcommit...
High school that banned U.S. flag at football game reverses decision
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High school that banned U.S. flag at football game reverses decision

A South Carolina high school principal who refused to allow students to bring U.S. flags into a football game on Friday night changed his mind on Monday. The principal of Travelers Rest High School told Greenville Online that the American flag had been used...
Obama meets goal of bringing 10K Syrians to US
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Obama meets goal of bringing 10K Syrians to US

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- President Barack Obama's goal of the United States taking in 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year was reached on Monday, the White House said. The Obama administration's objective was to reach the refugee goal by the beginning of the ...
Homeless take over NYC's free web kiosks
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Homeless take over NYC's free web kiosks

NEW YORK (AP) -- An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city. The city doesn't track who's using the new LinkNYC ...
New sexting scandal leads Clinton campaign news as Abedin says she's leaving her husband
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New sexting scandal leads Clinton campaign news as Abedin says she's leaving her husband

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said Monday that she is separating from her husband, Anthony Weiner, after the former congressman was accused in yet another sexting scandal. "After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I ...
Obama's prison pardons endanger Americans
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Obama's prison pardons endanger Americans

President Obama wants to be every felon's best friend. Whether locked up at Guantanamo Bay or a federal penitentiary somewhere across the America, every prisoner can hope that he, too, will escape the Big House. Mercy and clemency is the hope of every prisoner...
NFL QB refuses to stand for national anthem because of US oppression
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NFL QB refuses to stand for national anthem because of US oppression

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick sat on the team's bench Frida...
Blue Lives Matter legislation brings controversy
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Blue Lives Matter legislation brings controversy

In May, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a new bill into legislation to protect police officers under hate crime law, dawning the name of an evolving movement - Blue Lives Matter. The Democratic governor's state became the first in the nation to prote...