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{FD} Emaciated teen living in barn was ‘within a week of death,’ authorities say

An emaciated Oklahoma teenager was “within a week of death” after he was found living in a barn, surviving on a diet of sticks, leaves and grass, authorities say. Continue reading

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{FD} Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke in nation’s most expensive Senate race; reports

Although Texas is a predominately red state, it appears incumbent U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz may have his hands full come November when he squares off against Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke. Continue reading

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{FD} George Soros calls Obama ‘greatest disappointment,’ says he doesn’t ‘particularly want to be a Democrat’

New York billionaire and philanthropist George Soros said Barack Obama was his “greatest disappointment,” during a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times published on Tuesday, while also appearing to try to distance himself from partisan politi… Continue reading

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{FD} Brewers star Josh Hader apologizes for homophobic, racist tweets that surfaced during MLB All-Star game

Milwaukee Brewers Josh Hader’s first appearance as an all-star ended Tuesday night with the pitcher facing potential discipline from the league and apologizing after old tweets containing racist and homophobic content resurfaced during the game. Continue reading

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{FD} Publisher of California weekly newspaper resigns over use of racial slur: report

The publisher of a weekly newspaper in the San Francisco Bay Area reportedly stepped down Saturday after removing three blog posts using a racial slur in front of staff members when criticizing an article. Continue reading

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{FD} Ocasio-Cortez starts controversy with comments on Israeli ‘occupation,’ admits she’s ‘not the expert’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old Democratic socialist who became a rising political star after her victory in New York’s congressional primary last month, referred to Israel’s “occupation” in an interview before admitting that she is “not the … Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago could soon test universal basic income program

The city of Chicago may soon become the largest municipality in the Unites States to test a universal basic income program. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida deputies were eating cake at party when airport shooting happened, lawsuit alleges

Broward County sheriff’s deputies were eating cake at a colleague’s retirement party last year when a gunman opened fire at a Florida airport, killing five people, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Michael Avenatti calls Stormy Daniels arrest ‘politically motivated’

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels, vowed to fight the “bogus charges” his client faces after being arrested early Thursday while performing at a strip club in Ohio, in what he called a “setup” and “politically motivated.”… Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio has rarely used 2007 law that protects strippers: report

It was unclear early Thursday exactly what charges, if any, **** star Stormy Daniels may face following her arrest at an Ohio strip club. Continue reading

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{FD} Forbes ripped for calling Kylie Jenner “self-made” billionaire on magazine cover

Forbes was handed a grammar lesson on Twitter for its choice of words to describe Kylie Jenner, who graced the magazine’s cover on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Miracle’ baby survives more than 9 hours buried in the cold Montana wilderness

A 5-month-old baby was miraculously rescued early Sunday morning after surviving more than nine hours buried under a pile of sticks and debris in the cold Montana wilderness, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Police investigating arrest of black teen selling water bottles at Philly zoo: report

Authorities are investigating after a video surfaced last week showing police struggling to arrest a black teenager who was allegedly selling water bottles outside the Philadelphia Zoo. Continue reading

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{FD} Former navy SEAL assisting in cave rescue of Thai soccer team dead from lack of oxygen, authorities say

A former Thai navy SEAL assisting in the rescue of a youth soccer team and coach trapped deep inside a partially flooded cave complex died early Friday morning from a lack of oxygen — even as another volunteer suggested a daring attempt to free the gr… Continue reading

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{FD} HS’ first black valedictorian denied graduation speech, until mayor steps in: report

When the principal of a Rochester, N.Y., charter school reportedly refused to allow the school’s first-ever black valedictorian deliver a graduation speech last month, the city’s mayor stepped in and offered him a unique alternative venue. Continue reading

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{FD} Kasich slams Trump administration over report that US Army is discharging legal immigrants

Ohio Gov. John Kasich called out the Trump administration on Thursday following a report that some legal immigrants looking to pursue a path to citizenship through service in the United States Army have been abruptly discharged. Continue reading

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{FD} Former navy SEAL assisting in Thai soccer team rescue dies from lack of oxygen, authorities say

A former navy SEAL assisting in the rescue efforts to save 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave has died from lack of oxygen, Thai authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Hundreds duped in free house give away scam in Detroit

Hundreds of people reportedly gathered outside a courthouse in Detroit, MI., Wednesday morning, after they fell prey to a scam from a group dubbed the Detroit Free Housing Project. Continue reading

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{FD} NFL star warns of fireworks danger with graphic photo

As a stark reminder to those looking to celebrate Fourth of July with a bang, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul shared a graphic photo of the horrific hand injury he suffered three years ago while playing with fireworks. Continue reading

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{FD} Thai soccer team trapped in cave may have to scuba dive out, but none can swim

Another wrench has been thrown into the already complicated equation for a team of rescuers grappling with the difficult task of how to safely extract 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in Thailand for the past 10 days – as none of the ch… Continue reading

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{FD} Cesar Millan, the ‘Dog Whisperer’ illegally crossed the border with only $100 in his pocket

With a $100 dollars tucked away in his sock, Cesar Millan, known as the “Dog Whisper,” embarked on a journey to cross the U.S.-Mexico border to fulfill his dream of becoming the “best dog trainer in the world” when he was just 21-years-old. Continue reading

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{FD} Plastic bag filled with ’20 pounds of feces’ plopped on San Francisco sidewalk: report

Residents of the Tenderloin District in San Francisco were greeted by “the most atrocious smell” over the weekend, after someone dropped a large plastic bag filled with human waste on the sidewalk. Continue reading

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{FD} Thailand youth soccer team, coach found alive in cave have challenges ahead

The agonizing wait for rescue continues for the twelve boys and their soccer coach, who were found alive Monday evening after being trapped inside a cave in Thailand for over a week, as officials determine how to safely get them out while navigating th… Continue reading

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{FD} Thailand youth soccer team, coach found alive could wait months to be rescued

Rescue workers in Thailand who successfully located the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave for 10 days are now working on how to successfully get them out, as officials fear it might take months for the flood waters to subside. Continue reading

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{FD} Thai youth soccer team could have to dive out of caves or wait months to be rescued

Rescue workers in Thailand who successfully located the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave for 10 days are now working on how to successfully get them out, as officials fear it might take months for the flood waters to subside. Continue reading

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{FD} South African woman pronounced dead, found alive inside morgue refrigerator

A South African woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene of a car crash, was reportedly found alive inside a morgue fridge Continue reading

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{FD} North Korea continues construction of nuclear research facility despite agreement to ‘denuclearize’: report

Despite North Korea’s promise to work toward “complete denuclearization” following the historic summit with Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump earlier this month, new satellite imagery indicates North Korea is making improvements to one of its nucl… Continue reading

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{FD} Woman allegedly had boyfriend punch her in stomach to terminate pregnancy, police say

A pregnant California woman allegedly had her boyfriend repeatedly punch her in the stomach in attempt to kill the baby last month, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Buzz Aldrin: How we can make Mars missions a reality

While the private sector continues to expand and help shape the future of space exploration, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin believes billionaires aren’t necessarily the answer to conquering the unrelenting quest for knowledge among the stars. Continue reading

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{FD} Gun owner saves pregnant pizza driver from beating, robbery: police

A pregnant pizza driver was being beaten with a rifle by two teens in southwest Atlanta on Wednesday night when a gun-owning nearby resident saw the incident and sprang into action. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘First date’ robbery in park was a set-up, police say

First dates seem to usually only go one of two ways: really bad or really great. A Missouri man unfortunately wound up with the latter last month when he asked a girl he had been talking to online to meet. Continue reading

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{FD} Sports betting rules OK’d for Mississippi casinos

Sports fanatics may soon be able to gamble on their favorite teams at Mississippi’s state-regulated casinos following a unanimous decision Thursday by the state Gaming Commission to approve rules on sports betting. Continue reading

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{FD} Michael Bloomberg reportedly committing $80M to Democrats for midterms

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, reportedly plans to spend at least $80 million to help the Democratic Party regain control of the U.S. House in November. Continue reading

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{FD} Horse’s tongue sliced out; search underway for suspect

Authorities in Washington state are searching for a suspect who cut out the tongue of an adult female horse named Annie earlier this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Elvis Presley’s $100M fortune gone, daughter Lisa Marie claims in lawsuit

Elvis Presley’s daughter can proceed with a lawsuit against her former business manager, whom she claims lost her father’s $100 million fortune through poor investment decisions, a California Superior Court judge ruled this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-NBA player J.J. Hickson Jr. accused of stealing $100,000 in violent home invasion

A former NBA player was arrested Friday night for allegedly stealing $100,000 in cash during a Georgia home invasion that left a teenage resident with a broken nose, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa woman fatally shot by cop in front of toddler to receive $2 million settlement

The family of an Iowa woman who was holding her toddler when she was fatally shot to death by a police officer will reportedly receive $2 million as part of a wrongful death settlement. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in video of beating by Arizona police sees charges dismissed

Charges against an Arizona man, whose case gained national attention after a video showing him being repeatedly punched and kneed by police officers went viral, have been dismissed. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 injured in shooting at California funeral home: report

A shooting at a funeral home in San Francisco, California Thursday evening has reportedly left five injured. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona lawmaker says ‘there aren’t enough white kids to go around’ in state’s public schools

An Arizona lawmaker is doubling down on controversial comments he made earlier this week about the “existential threat” immigration poses to the country, and how “there aren’t enough white kids to go around” in the state’s public school system. Continue reading

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{FD} Moon dust from Neil Armstrong belongs to her, not NASA, Tennessee woman says in lawsuit

Laura Cicco received a vial of moon dust from famed Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong nearly 50 years ago. Now the Tennessee woman is suing NASA — as a preemptive move to ensure that the space agency can’t take the gift away from her. Continue reading

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{FD} GOP moderates’ bid to force DACA vote falls 2 signatures short

Republican moderates in the U.S. House late Tuesday were reportedly two signatures shy of forcing a vote on a proposal addressing DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the Obama-era program for delaying deportations of those who entered the U…. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida gunman kills 4 kids in hostage standoff before turning gun on himself, police say

A Florida man suspected of shooting a police officer killed four young children he held hostage in an apartment complex before committing suicide Monday evening — a tragic ending to a nearly 24-hour-long standoff, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota HS pitcher consoles friend after striking him out to reach state championship

Sportsmanship was on full display over the weekend in Minnesota when a high school baseball player comforted his friend immediately after striking him out in playoff game to advance to the state championship. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida gunman kills 4 kids in hostage standoff, commits suicide: report

A Florida man suspected of shooting a police officer has reportedly killed four young children he held hostage in an apartment complex before committing suicide Monday evening — a tragic ending to a nearly 24-hour-long standoff. Continue reading

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{FD} Doug Ford, brother of late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, elected Ontario premier

Doug Ford — brother of the late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who admitted to smoking crack cocaine while in office — is the next premier of Ontario. Continue reading

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{FD} Former NFL Pro Bowl tight end Kellen Winslow Jr arrested for alleged burglary

Former NFL Pro Bowl tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was arrested Thursday afternoon for his alleged connection to a burglary at a mobile home park in California. Continue reading

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{FD} Washington Capitals beat Vegas Golden Knights to win Stanley Cup

For the first time in franchise history, the NHL’s Washington Capitals have won the Stanley Cup. Continue reading

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{FD} Pizzeria worker held after suspected rat poison found in cheese, police say

A North Carolina restaurant employee was arrested Wednesday, accused of putting a substance believed to be rat poison into the shredded cheese to be used on pizzas, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Crocodile eats small dog that spent years chasing it back into river

Luck finally ran out recently for a plucky dog in Australia that became known for repeatedly chasing a crocodile back into the Adelaide River. The dog’s owner says a recent video shows that the croc “did what crocs do.” It ate the pooch. Continue reading

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