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Dominican death toll rises as 'Erika' reaches Hispaniola
UPDATE: Heavy rain and strong winds from Tropical Storm Erika began to bear down Friday on the Dominican Republic as authorities on the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica warned that the death to...
August 28, 2015 01:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast
An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness.
August 28, 2015 01:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea
Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were f...
August 28, 2015 12:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teen gets more than 11 years for helping Islamic State
A northern Virginia teenager was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in prison for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and for providing other aid to the militant group.
August 28, 2015 11:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gunman in TV killings remembered as 'professional victim'
Vester Flanagan constantly saw himself as the target in his conflicts with WDBJ-TV colleagues, leading his former boss to describe him as a "professional victim."
August 28, 2015 12:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina
Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency's lowest points — to tout the region's recovery from the nation's costliest natural disaster on t...
August 28, 2015 11:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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200 feared dead in latest migrant disaster off Libya's coast
Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the western coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people t...
August 28, 2015 11:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Austrian officials: 71 migrants likely suffocated in truck
Police arrested several people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants who likely suffocated in a refrigerated truck found abandoned on Austr...
August 28, 2015 11:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Katrina-scattered families rebuild separately and together
Bunk beds dominate the narrow living room of Chevelle Washington's modest three-bedroom brick townhouse apartment. A large box in the corner is piled high with kids' shoes. The 51-year-old is raisi...
August 28, 2015 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP's Walker promises to aggressively confront terrorism
Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States under his leadership would aggressively confront what he describes as "evil" and "radical Islamic terrorism."
August 28, 2015 09:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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