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Officials break ground on new park honoring the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing

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SeanPavonePhoto/iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Officials broke ground in Boston Wednesday for a new park dedicated to Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Martin was 8 years oldRead More

Missouri police poke fun at 'jorts-wearing bandit' who robs Walgreens stores

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mokee81/iStock/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) — Someone call the fashion police. Missouri police poked fun at a “jorts-wearing bandit” who has burglarized multiple Walgreens stores in the St. Louis County area. On Aug.Read More

University of Florida denies white nationalist's request to speak on campus

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Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) — White nationalist Richard Spencer has been denied a request to rent space at the University of Florida to give a speech next month, according toRead More

Charlottesville teachers sing 'Lean on Me' after violence

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garytog/iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — More than 700 teachers and staff members from Charlottesville, Virginia, public schools broke into song Tuesday at a back-to-school convocation just days after protests and deadly violenceRead More

Total solar eclipse 2017: What is it and what will happen?

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dreamnikon/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — You’ve probably heard by now to watch out for a total solar eclipse in the United States on Aug. 21. But do you know exactly what itRead More

US military service chiefs condemn racism, stand up for military values after Charlottesville

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zabelin/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The heads of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps have weighed in on Twitter in the wake of last weekend’s violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia,Read More

Mother of woman killed in Charlottesville: 'This is just the beginning of Heather's legacy'

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La_Corivo/iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — At a memorial service on Wednesday Heather Heyer, the woman killed Saturday when a car rammed into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally inRead More

Five missing after report of downed Army helicopter off Hawaii

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Responders are searching for five missing crewmen after receiving a report of a downed U.S. Army helicopter off the coast of Hawaii, the U.S. Coast Guard saidRead More

Confederate monuments taken down in Baltimore overnight

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Win McNamee/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — Four Confederate monuments were removed in Baltimore, Maryland overnight, days after Charlottesville, Virginia, became the center of a deadly clash over the planned removal of aRead More

Inside the turf war between Texas and New Mexico over dirt

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New Mexico State Land Office(NEW YORK) — New Mexico is tired of Texas playing dirty, and now the two states are digging in for a turf war — over actualRead More