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{FD} Purdue holds gender-neutral homecoming, honoring ‘royalty’ rather than king, queen

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Purdue University in Indiana held its first gender-neutral homecoming on Saturday in an effort to bring equality to campus. Continue reading

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{FD} Number of illegal immigrants in US may be twice what’s reported: Yale-MIT study

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The number of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. could be double what the generally accepted estimate is, according to a study released Friday by researchers from Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman stole ambulance, led cops on chase, for 39th arrest since 2013: reports

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An Oregon woman charged with stealing an ambulance last Sunday while paramedics performed CPR on an unconscious woman had one question after her arrest, according to a report. “Why did they leave it unlocked?,” suspect Christy Lynn Woods reportedly ask… Continue reading

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{FD} Driver struck, killed Good Samaritan, then drove off in victim’s car, authorities say

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A 22-year-old Florida man who was helping another motorist Thursday night was killed after getting hit by a car whose driver allegedly then drove off in the deceased’s vehicle, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio bar loses liquor license when food stamps are used to buy drugs, lap dances

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An adult-entertainment bar in Ohio lost its liquor license this week after officials learned that food stamps were being used to pay for drugs and lap dances. Continue reading

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{FD} Soldier returns from Florence relief effort to find NC home burglarized

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A North Carolina Army medic, who was put on active duty to help with Hurricane Florence relief efforts, returned home Friday only to find that he had been robbed. Continue reading

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{FD} State defends no-jail sentence in Anchorage assault case

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The Alaska Department of Law stood by a judge’s sentence that calls for no jail time for an Anchorage man who authorities say offered a woman a ride and choked her until she was unconscious. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee father accused of starting house fire, setting daughter’s wheelchair ablaze ‘while she was in it,’ officials say

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Tennessee authorities on Friday announced charges against a father accused of lighting “his daughter’s wheelchair on fire while she was in it” several months ago. Continue reading

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{FD} California woman hiking in Michigan falls to death while taking selfie: officials

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A California woman visiting the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan fell to her death this week as she allegedly attempted to take a selfie, National Park Service officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church

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A lawyer says four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago have filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida couple rescues ‘starving’ puppies found in bucket

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A Florida couple has received praise for rescuing three “starving” puppies that were left in a bucket on a rural road. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas shelter puppy finds home working with dispatchers at city’s communication center

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A shelter puppy recently adopted in Texas has a new job working as a sergeant, the City of Broger announced this week. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk moving west across Atlantic

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The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Water from the Waccamaw River has started to flow into a Santee Cooper ash pond in Conway, South Carolina. Continue reading

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{FD} Historic WWII raid lives on with Doolittle survivor, now 103

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The last surviving Doolittle Tokyo Raider is still telling his World War II stories, and he enjoys hearing new ones that have been passed down to younger generations. Continue reading

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{FD} Man living illegally in US gets 16 years for crash that killed Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and Uber driver

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Manuel Orrego-Savala, a man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S., was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. Continue reading

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{FD} Alaska man given ‘pass’ after pleading guilty in sexual assault case

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An Alaska man accused of kidnapping, choking and sexually abusing a woman avoided a jail sentence after the prosecutor told the judge he was giving the man a “pass.” Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky woman arrested for allegedly leaving kids in car with loaded guns to get tan: report

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A Shepherdsville, Kentucky woman hoping to get a tan was arrested when authorities discovered she allegedly left her two children inside a car with loaded guns while inside the salon Continue reading

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{FD} Retrial set for man accused in woman’s burning death

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Was it Quinton or Eric? Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Atlantic Ocean

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The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Police beef up security for UN gathering, Trump visit

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Authorities in New York City are facing a security and logistical challenge of epic proportions with the coming arrival of President Donald Trump and other world leaders for the United Nations General Assembly. Continue reading

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{FD} US airstrike kills 18 al-Shabab after US attacked in Somalia

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A U.S. military airstrike has killed 18 al-Shabab extremists after U.S. and local forces on the ground came under attack in southern Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command said Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to UN

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is “little rocket man” no more. Continue reading

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{FD} Two sleeping Indiana teens shot dead by father who kills himself

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An Indiana teen and his 13-year-old sister were sleeping when they were shot dead by their father who then killed himself. Continue reading

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{FD} USS Pueblo spy ship crew tell Trump to bring vessel home from North Korea

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Some of the surviving crewmembers of an American spy ship captured by North Korean forces 50 years ago have a message for President Trump: bring our warship home. Continue reading

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{FD} Florence sweeps away motel and family’s hard work, savings

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Hurricane Florence washed away half the rooms at the Starlite Motel in Spring Lake, North Carolina. Continue reading

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{FD} Dramatic video shows daring raccoon scaling building before leaping off

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A raccoon was found climbing the side of the building in Ocean City, N.J., on Friday before making a daring leap off the structure. Continue reading

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{FD} Unlicensed driver held in hit-and-run death of popular educator, authorities say

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An unlicensed California driver who killed a popular educator and fled the scene was arrested Friday, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Plans for Vietnam War education center on National Mall shut down over funding concerns

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Plans to build an underground Vietnam War education center near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington were shuttered Friday over fundraising issues related to the $130 million project. Continue reading

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{FD} Man admits to calling, threatening Congress members, ‘smiled’ as he listened to voicemails, FBI says

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Federal agents said they arrested a man in Florida this week after he admitted to making threatening phone calls to members of Congress who “made him angry.” Continue reading

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{FD} Killer who stabbed UCLA student 19 times gets life sentence without parole

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A California man was sentenced Friday to life in prison, without parole, three years to the day he fatally stabbed a UCLA student and set her apartment ablaze. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Serial arsonist’ gets 74 years for blaze that killed 2 firefighters

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A Missouri woman was sentenced on Friday to serve 74 years in prison for killing two Kansas City firefighters when she set her nail salon on fire in 2015 to collect insurance money. Continue reading

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{FD} Banana shipment contained nearly $18M in cocaine, authorities say

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Criminal justice authorities in Texas got more than they expected Friday when a local port donated 45 boxes of unclaimed bananas. Continue reading

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{FD} DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won’t lose job

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The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it. Continue reading

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{FD} Florence death toll rises to 43 as floods wreak havoc in Carolinas

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The death toll has now risen to 43 dead in the aftermath of former Hurricane Florence, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence’s fury

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A North Carolina town inundated by river water after a levee breached is among the latest towns to feel the life-threatening punch of Hurricane Florence. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Faculty ask donor to remove name from school

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The Latest on a dispute at the University of Mississippi over a social media post by a donor (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Journalism faculty members at the University of Mississippi are asking a donor to voluntarily remove his name from the journalism… Continue reading

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{FD} Family: Man killed under Santa Monica Pier wasn’t homeless

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Authorities say a man was found fatally bludgeoned on a Southern California beach the same day two of three homeless men died after being beaten last weekend in downtown Los Angeles. Continue reading

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{FD} California man arrested in 10 ‘horrific’ cold-case rapes

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A married 58-year-old man has been arrested in connection with at least 10 rapes across Northern California between 1991 and 2006 in what’s known as the NorCal Rapist case, Sacramento police announced Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} NorCal Rapist suspect is UC Berkeley employee, police say

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Roy Charles Waller, who has worked at the University of California in Berkeley for 25 years, was arrested in connection with at least 10 rapes in Northern California between 1991 and 2006. Continue reading

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{FD} AP NewsBreak: DHS Secretary says FEMA head won’t lose job

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says the head of the federal disaster response agency did use government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it. Continue reading

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{FD} Ole Miss faculty ask donor to remove name after racial post

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University of Mississippi journalism faculty have met amid calls that the university remove a donor’s name from its journalism school following a social media post criticized for an “unjustified racial overtone.” Continue reading

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{FD} Video sought in case of man shot in own home in Texas

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Search warrants have been issued for video from addresses near the apartment complex where a white Dallas police officer killed her black neighbor inside his home this month, according to newly obtained court documents. Continue reading

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{FD} Manhunt ends for Pennsylvania man who allegedly threatened Trump

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The manhunt for a Pennsylvania man who allegedly threatened to “put a ******” in President Trump’s head has finally ended, officials said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Fugitive New Mexico priest pleads not guilty to sex abuse

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A fugitive priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse has been returned to New Mexico to face charges after being arrested in Morocco last year, federal officials said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Fugitive priest pleads not guilty to sex abuse

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The Latest on the arrest of a fugitive priest from New Mexico on child sexual abuse charges (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Pennsylvania dioceses consider victims’ compensation fund

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Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses say they are willing to set up a victims’ compensation fund as they face the prospect that state lawmakers will give victims of decades-old child sexual abuse another chance to sue the church. Continue reading

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{FD} Wisconsin workplace shooting suspect had revoked gun permit

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The gunman in a Wisconsin workplace shooting was taken to a mental health hospital and barred from purchasing firearms in 2004 after telling South Dakota police that he thought co-workers were “talking bad about him,” according to court records and pol… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Shooting victim was recent immigrant from Nepal

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The Latest on a shooting at a Maryland drugstore warehouse (all times local): 5 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Slain Massachusetts cop’s widow confronts husband’s accused killer with emotional outburst

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The widow of slain Weymouth Police Officer Michael Chesna lashed out at Emanuel Lopes, the man accused of killing her husband, in an emotional and vulgar courtroom outburst on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} California college moves ‘Prospector Pete’ statue from plaza

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California State University, Long Beach, will move its half-century-old “Prospector Pete” statue away from a prominent place on campus because of the impact the 1849 gold rush had on indigenous people. Continue reading

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