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He told Starbucks barista his name is 'Aziz.' The employee wrote 'ISIS.'

The incident happened in Philadelphia, the same city where two black men were handcuffed and arrested last year for sitting in a Starbucks without ordering.

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One dead, at least nine wounded in France after suspected knife attack

A suspect carrying a knife was arrested after assaulting residents at a bus stop, authorities said.

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Seahawks acquire Jadeveon Clowney from Texans

The Texans, who currently do not have a general manager, are sure to take plenty of criticism for this deal.

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Meet Todrick Hall, a Taylor Swift pal who preaches inclusion

Hall, who co-produced Swift's anti-hate anthem “You Need to Calm Down,” has been preaching about self-acceptance and gay pride for much of his career.

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Watermelon margarita popsicles — plus 4 other summer cocktail hacks for Labor Day

Toast to summer with these easy cocktail tricks that will take your bar cart to the next level.

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Vice President Pence says, 'The Bible stays' at veterans hospital facing lawsuit

Pence said that under the Trump administration, "VA hospitals will not be religion-free zones."

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China's lunar rover has found something weird on the moon's far side

The discovery prompted scientists to postpone other plans and focus instead on trying to figure out what the substance is.

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India leaves nearly two million people off citizens' list

Critics accuse Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist party of stoking sentiment against immigrants and misusing the register to target even legal Muslim citizens.

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Woman tosses Molotov cocktail into Florida citizenship office

There were no injuries and the fuse disconnected from the bottle and didn't ignite, according to a report sent to administration officials.

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10 injured at Alabama high school football shooting

Two people were in custody, and the police chief says the violence likely stemmed from "beefs" on the street.

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California appeals court overturns conviction in Kate Steinle death

In 2015, Donald Trump said the shooting was a result of lax border security.

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DEA makes nearly 300 arrests in massive Florida crackdown

The DEA searched and shuttered a dozen pharmacies in Florida this week, seizing more than 200,000 opioids and other pills in a sweeping “surge operation.”

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Valerie Harper of 'Mary Tyler Moore' fame dies from cancer at age 80

Best known for her funny, brash character Rhoda Morgenstern, she won four Emmy Awards.

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Ex-Canadian PM apologizes for 'rooting' for Hurricane Dorian to hit Trump's Mar-a-Lago

Campbell, the first and only female prime minister of Canada, was excoriated online for her remark.

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Brother's arrest not first time Simone Biles has faced family turmoil

Biles, who is the most decorated American gymnast of all time, has written about growing up in and out of foster care.

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Survivors of Charleston mass shooting can sue federal government, court rules

Plaintiffs said the gunman should not have been able to purchase the weapon he used to kill nine people and wound three others at Mother Emanuel AME.

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Trial date set for men accused of plotting 9/11 terror attacks

Alleged mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four others charged in the attacks will stand trial at Guantánamo Bay beginning early 2021.

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Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey's account hacked

One of the first tweets sent from his "compromised" account was the N-word. Another, sent minutes later, praised Hitler.

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Democrats favor expanding ballot access. Just not in two key early states.

"Tele-caucus" plans to boost participation in 2020 were scrapped, leaving the party with no easy fix for what critics say is an undemocratic process.

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon as protests turn violent

Fears of clashes were running high ahead of the demonstrations, aimed at marking the fifth anniversary of a decision by China to curtail democratic reforms in the former British colony.

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911 dispatcher scolds caller stranded in floodwaters shortly before she drowns

"You’re not going to die. I don’t know why you’re freaking out," the 911 operator said to the woman. When first responders reached the caller, she had died.

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Trump faces more 2020 danger if Democrat scores upset in N. Carolina special election

Analysis: The closely watched Sept. 10 vote will fill a House seat that is vacant after last year's results were invalidated due to election fraud.

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Taliban forces attack Afghan city amid peace talks with U.S.

President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. had good negotiations going on with the Islamist group but had not yet reached a deal on on U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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Dior accused of racism, cultural appropriation for new 'Sauvage' cologne ad

"On its face, this is horrible. Then you confirm the name: Sauvage. Like 'savage,' but fancier," tweeted activist April Reign, who created the #OscarsSoWhite campaign.

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Trial date set for men accused of plotting 9/11 terror attacks

Alleged mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four others charged in the attacks will stand trial at Guantánamo Bay beginning early 2021.

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Democrats favor expanding ballot access. Just not in two key early states.

"Tele-caucus" plans to boost participation in 2020 were scrapped, leaving the party with no easy fix for what critics say is an undemocratic process.

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Feds announce seizure of enough fentanyl to kill 14 million people, 35 arrested

During the raids, dubbed "Operation Cookout," officials seized 30 kilograms each of fentanyl and heroin, 5 kilograms of cocaine, 24 firearms, and over $700,000 in cash.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. says racing career helped 'insulate' him during plane crash

Earnhardt Jr. said a lifetime of going 200 mph had him uniquely prepared for emotional fallout from a brush with death. His wife and year-old daughter were also unharmed.

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$250 fine for white woman who brandished gun at black couple

The charge follows the widely shared video of a woman in a Kampgrounds of America shirt holding a revolver as she tells the couple to leave because they had no reservation.

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Don't buy street vaping products, CDC, FDA warn

Officials haven't identified a single product behind all of the recent illnesses.

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How to pack a suitcase like Marie Kondo

Is your suitcase usually a mess? Marie Kondo shows us her method for packing a perfectly organized suitcase.

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Court finds racial bias for black man's case

Mississippi black man seeks justice after racial bias found in his case

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CDC: Mumps outbreak in detention centers exposed almost 900 migrants

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the first mumps outbreak in U.S. immigration detention facilities.

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Mother insistent on finding answers in daughter's unsolved murder 27 years later

Tammy Zywicki went missing on her drive from Evanston, Illinois, to Grinnell College in Iowa in the summer of 1992. Her body was found nine days later in Missouri. She had been sexually assaulted and stabbed eight times. The Illinois State Police department and the Chicago FBI are conducting the investigation.

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Waiting for Dorian to hit, Floridians meme the time away

"Play the D Dorian Scale to pacify Hurricane Dorian" one Facebook event read, a tongue-in-cheek solution to stop the storm heading for Florida's eastern coast.

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Ex-detectives accused of having sex with teen in custody get probation

Eddie Martins, 39, and Richard Hall, 34, pleaded guilty Thursday to official misconduct and other charges stemming from the September 2017 encounter.

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Medical care for detained migrants violates doctors' oath, says physician in JAMA commentary

"We’re proposing to not put health care providers in a position where they won’t be able to speak out" about violations, Dr. Paul Spiegel of Johns Hopkins said.

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Miami orders scooters removed from streets before hurricane

Officials told the six companies that operate fleets in the city — Bird, Bolt, Uber’s Jump, Lime, Lyft and Spin — to clear out their scooters by noon on Friday.

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From kiddie pools to Popsicle sticks, the next round of tariffs is a Labor Day downer

Labor Day staples such as picnic plates, soccer balls and sidewalk chalk could go up by 15 percent when the latest round of tariffs goes into effect Sept. 1.

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Jim Leavelle, lawman at Lee Harvey Oswald's side, dies at 99

Jack Ruby shot the handcuffed presidential assassin at close range on live TV in 1963.

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Hundreds of pigs escape Vermont farm; most back with help from trail of hot dog buns

The farmer faces tens of thousands of dollars in fines from the town for the pigs that have been spotted on and alongside the town road for weeks, creating a nuisance for drivers.

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20 end-of-summer beach reads

Looking for the perfect book for Labor Day weekend? Read on.

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Valerie Harper of 'Mary Tyler Moore' fame dies from cancer at age 80

Best known for her funny, brash character Rhoda Morgenstern, she won four Emmy Awards.

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Tyler Skaggs found with fentanyl, oxycodone

The well-liked player was found dead in his hotel room in Texas on July 1.

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Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey's account hacked

One of the first tweets sent from his "compromised" account was the N-word. Another, sent minutes later, praised Hitler.

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CDC: Mumps outbreak in detention centers exposed almost 900 migrants

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the first mumps outbreak in U.S. immigration detention facilities.

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Old Navy brought in white workers and hid staff of color for 'Queer Eye,' Philly employees say

Old Navy said it "would never select employees to participate — or not — based on race" and that it was "proud to work" with the Netflix show.

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A Trump statue in Slovenia, mayhem in China's first Costco, a vigil for children in St. Louis and more.

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Transgender woman who alleged abuse in men's prison to be moved to New Jersey women's facility

"It made me uncomfortable in my body and made me feel and look unlike myself," Sonia Doe wrote of being kept in a men's facility.

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'Mistakes were made' on campaign letter sent before El Paso massacre, Texas governor says

"I emphasized the importance of making sure that rhetoric will not be used in any dangerous way," the governor said.

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey apologizes for participating in blackface skit during college

Ivey's former fiance said in a 1967 interview for an Auburn student radio show that she "had put some black paint all over her face."

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Trump revives U.S. Space Command in military push into space

The re-established initiative announced Thursday will draw on resources from all branches of the military to coordinate U.S. defense efforts in space.

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Can you actually learn how to be happier?

Yale professor Laurie Santos believes so. Her new podcast, "The Happiness Lab", based on her popular happiness course, shares science-backed happiness strategies to help you live your life to the fullest.

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Senators ask Amazon to crack down on unsafe products

The letter was in response to a recent Wall Street Journal investigation, which found more than 4,000 items for sale on Amazon’s site that have been declared unsafe by federal agencies.

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Florida gets ready for potential category 4 hurricane as Dorian rages closer

"As it increases strength, this storm has the potential to severely damage homes, businesses and buildings, which is why all Floridians should remain vigilant," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said.

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Vaping-related lung disease cases surge to nearly 300 nationwide

"Stop using any vape or e-cigarette devices immediately," says the Milwaukee Health Department.

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Senate GOP warns Supreme Court not to be 'cowed' by Democratic 'threats' in gun case

Democratic senators warned that the Supreme Court could be restructured to reduce the influence of politics. Republicans accused them of working to pack the high court.

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As the school year begins, concerns about hackers grow

Hackers are increasingly targeting the education industry, leaving students’ information vulnerable to identity theft and other types of fraud.

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Airlines brace for Hurricane Dorian as storm threatens to snarl Labor Day weekend travel

Dorian’s potential to disrupt travel during the busy Labor Day travel period is the latest challenge for airlines that have weathered a difficult summer, despite strong demand.

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NASA's Kennedy Space Center readies itself for Hurricane Dorian

NASA is taking steps to protect its 400-foot mobile launch pad from the high winds and the heavy rains expected when Hurricane Dorian reaches Florida.

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Hotel workers helped sex traffickers, 4 women say in lawsuit

“At the same hotel you would have a victim in a short period of time being sold five, 10, 20 times a day,” one of the lawyers for the women said.

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Clothing store Forever 21 weighs bankruptcy filing

Troubled retailers such as Forever 21 are located in malls, where fewer shoppers are spending their money.

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Judge formally closes criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein

The criminal case's end does not affect any civil claims brought against Epstein's estate or the investigation into circumstances surrounding his death.

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2 men who allegedly lied about military service get an unusual punishment

The men allegedly pretended they were veterans so that their criminal cases would be heard in a different court.

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Signs of a deadly mosquito virus found in several states

EEE can cause permanent brain damage, and has killed one person this summer.

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Ryan Russell, NFL free agent, comes out as bisexual

"My truth is that I'm a talented football player, a damn good writer, a loving son, an overbearing brother, a caring friend, a loyal lover, and a bisexual man," Ryan Russell said.

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'You're a legend': Older people are embracing video games. For some, that means stardom.

Audrey Buchanan, 88, has put more than 3,500 hours into “Animal Crossing" — and been able to connect with her grandson across the country.

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Biden defends his telling of a harrowing war story after report he got facts wrong

The vice president said the "central point" of his tale was "absolutely accurate."

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A 'gay gene'? It's complicated, according to new research on same-sex behavior

The study released by "Science" looked at nearly half a million people and is the largest of its kind.

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An abuse of power or bending the rules? Boris has involved the queen in Brexit.

"For one month before one of the most important moments in Britain's constitutional history, Parliament will not be sitting. That is quite extraordinary."

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Trump administration policy change on children's citizenship causes widespread confusion

The change makes it harder for a small group of foreign-born children to acquire citizenship.

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Researchers are tracking sharks to keep beachgoers safer

An expedition off Nantucket, Massachusetts, aims to better understand shark behavior and reduce fears of the ocean’s top predator.

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Casey Anthony, Aaron Hernandez lawyer hired by Ohio doctor in opioid murder case

High-profile attorney Jose Baez is part of the new defense team of William Husel, accused of administering fatal doses of fentanyl and killing 25 patients.

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Regina Romero wins Democratic primary in Tucson, could be city's first woman, Latina mayor

Regina Romero, the first Latina elected to the city council in Tucson, Arizona, beat back two Democratic challengers to become the party's candidate for mayor.

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NYC police union votes 'no confidence' in Mayor Bill de Blasio

The Police Benevolent Association also called for the immediate resignation of the city's police commissioner, James O'Neill.

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House panel to investigate Trump's plan to host G-7 summit at his Doral resort

“The President’s personal financial interests are clearly shaping decisions about official U.S. government activities," lawmakers said in a statement.

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How to build a natural disaster survival kit

Climate change is making extreme weather unpredictable — and possible in places that don't normally experience it. Here's what to stock to be prepared for an emergency.

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Trump denies report he offered pardons to aides who break law to fast-track border wall

Trump is a ways away from the 500 miles of wall that he promised to have completed by the 2020 election.

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Atheists, agnostics can't give invocation at statehouse, federal court rules

Americans United for Separation of Church and State said the ruling is indicative of a "troubling trend" that allows "special privileges to people because they believe in a god."

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Demi Lovato will guest star on third and final season of 'Will and Grace'

"Will & Grace & Demi," the pop star wrote in an Instagram caption.

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How homeowners can financially prepare for major storms like Dorian

It's not too late to plan ahead — peak Atlantic hurricane season starts in September.

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Top D.C. lawyer takes stand in own defense in case tied to Mueller probe

Greg Craig, a former White House counsel for Barack Obama, testified Wednesday that he never misled the DOJ about his work for the Ukrainian government.

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Kim Kardashian changes name of shapewear line after criticism

She had initially branded it Kimono, which inspired the hashtag #KimOhNo.

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Deep dive poll of Latino voters aims to ramp up 2020 election outreach

The 2020 election will be a "game of margins," says Equis Labs founder Stephanie Valencia, who commissioned the poll, and "Latinos will be the X factor.”

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Slacking off work by playing fantasy football? Meh, it's not as bad as you think.

The camaraderie boost might not be such a bad trade-off for companies scrambling to find and keep workers in a historically tight labor market.

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Puerto Rico is in Dorian's bull's-eye: Three things to know as island braces for the storm

“We are prioritizing getting ready for floods,” a meteorologist on the island said.

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The story behind the Flamin' Hot Cheetos creator is great. Eva Longoria is making it into a movie.

Richard Montañez was a janitor at Frito-Lay before an experiment with chili powder led him to become a best-selling executive.

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TSA bans new 'Star Wars' Coke bottles that look like grenades

Travelers who visit the new 'Star Wars'-themed Disney park are permitted to board flights with hand-built lightsabers, however.

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U.S. has paid more than $1M in interest for late bailout payments to farmers

“We had farmers waiting at the door from 7 o’clock in the morning to 7 o’clock at night. And if you’ve only got two people working at the counter ... it was just overwhelming,” one official said.

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Former 'Mythbuster' Jessi Combs dies in jet car crash attempting speed record

The professional racer and former host of "Mythbusters" was identified as the sole fatality connected with the accident, which is under investigation.

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Jeffrey Epstein's accusers met with feds after emotional testimony

Attendees described the meeting as highly emotional, with repeated promises that victims would not be let down by the justice system.

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MSNBC's O'Donnell says he should not have reported unverified claim on air about Trump loans

The "Last Word" host acknowledged that he shouldn't have discussed the information provided by a single unnamed source because it didn't meet "our standards."

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Tropical Storm Dorian strengthens as Puerto Rico declares state of emergency

Dorian could become a Category 1 hurricane when it reaches the island, which is still recovering from Hurricane Maria that killed almost 3,000 people.

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What Jeffrey Epstein 'could not buy, he forcibly took': His accusers speak out

Alleged victims of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself this month in his federal jail cell, shared their stories in a Manhattan courtroom.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar at center of Washington political consultant's divorce

The political strategist worked on the campaign of the freshman Democratic lawmaker, who has become a target of the right.

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Video shows alleged attack on disabled woman by group home staff

Four staff members in Florida allegedly pushed, shoved and stepped on a mentally disabled woman's head while she was under their care.

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Why it will take more than $20M to help Brazil put out Amazon fires

"Twenty-million dollars is a drop in the bucket. It's absurd to imagine logistically what effect it can have," an Amazon researcher said.

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Leslie Jones to leave 'Saturday Night Live'

Jones has opted to leave the late-night mainstay after five seasons, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Deutsche Bank discloses it has tax returns tied to Trump

Lawmakers have subpoenaed financial records of the president, family members and their company.

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Justice Department sues Baltimore County for discriminating against black applicants

The DOJ lawsuit accuses the Maryland county of discriminating against black applicants for police officer positions.

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Oklahoma City news anchor apologizes for saying black co-anchor looked like a gorilla

"I want you all to know from the bottom of my heart, I apologize for what I said. I know it was wrong and I am so sorry," she said tearfully on air.

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Catholic church settles sex abuse and secret

After decades of secrecy, Catholic church settles sex abuse case with black man in Mississippi

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Study: Black students less likely to be identified as having learning disabilities

Students of color, particularly black children, are disproportionately underclassified by schools as having disabilities.

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N.J. school district considers not serving lunch to students who owe more than $20

And kids with more than $10 of debt would only get tuna sandwiches. After the proposal received swift backlash, the district decided to discuss it further.

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Netflix's new Scorsese movie reportedly won't be shown at most major theaters

The company is said to have been in talks with AMC Theaters and Cineplex to allow the film to screen nationwide, but they ultimately failed to reach a deal.

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5.7 million Contigo kids' water bottles recalled over choking concerns

"Contigo has received 149 reports of the spout detaching, including 18 spouts found in children’s mouths," the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

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Former Google self-driving car engineer charged with stealing trade secrets

Anthony Levandowski was once one of Google's top self-driving car engineers and was later fired from Uber. If convicted, he could face years in prison.

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Senators who criticized Russia denied visas

Russia repeatedly has denied visas to U.S. lawmakers in recent years, especially those who have pushed for sanctions against Moscow.

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Federal judge blocks Missouri's restrictive abortion law

The bill, signed by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson in May and set to go into effect Wednesday, outlaws abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy, including in the case of rape or incest.

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Gay Republican group head resigns after Trump endorsement

Jerri Ann Henry’s departure from the Log Cabin Republicans is the latest among several high-profile defections.

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After shootings, El Paso and Latinos amp up action against gun violence, white supremacy

“Everybody has to start being an activist, ” said Veronica Saenz, a retired teacher who attended a recent town hall to hold legislators accountable.

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Harvard student from Lebanon denied entry into U.S.

Ismail Ajjawi, 17, a Palestinian who lives in Lebanon, said an immigration officer asked him about friends' social media posts critical of the U.S., according The Harvard Crimson.

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A Costco opens in China, draws such massive crowds it has to close early

"Due to the extremely large crowds," government officials urged residents to "consume in a rational manner and choose to go shopping at an off-peak time."

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Trump admin pulling millions from FEMA disaster relief to send to southern border

Combined with existing space, the funding would allow ICE to detain nearly 50,000 immigrants at one time.

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'No bedbugs at Doral': Trump defends Florida club he offered as site of next year's G-7

In 2017, the resort settled a lawsuit with a business traveler who claimed he was bitten by bedbugs.

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NFL fans treated Andrew Luck like a gladiator to be sacrificed for their amusement

Watching your team lose and griping about it is nothing compared to the pain of a broken body, and the fans who booed Luck for quitting don't get that.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes first public appearance following cancer treatment