• Men Catch Shark on North Carolina Beach as String of Attacks Rattle Nerves

    Amid a string of shark attacks in North Carolina, two beach-goers turned the tables on one shark that got a little bit too close for comfort today.Two men were fishing in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, this morning when they caught a shark, witness Chloe Finlay told ABC News. ...

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  • Two London teens have married IS group fighters: lawyer

    Two of three teenage girls who travelled from Britain to Syria sparking criticism of the police response have married Islamic State (IS) group fighters, the lawyer for their families said Saturday. Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-olds Shamima Begum and Amira Abase left their homes in February and…

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  • July 4 crowds ignore call to boycott Georgia park over Confederate flag

    By Rich McKay STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (Reuters) - Fourth of July holidaymakers ignored a call to boycott Georgia's Stone Mountain Park, known as the "Confederate Rushmore," over its display of the contentious Confederate flag. Democratic state Representative LaDawn Blackett Jones this week urged people…

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  • Massachusetts Police Desperate to Identify Young Girl Found Dead in Trash Bag

    Massachusetts authorities have released new photos in hopes of identifying a young girl who was discovered dead inside a trash bag. On June 25, a dog walker found the girl's body on the western shore of Deer Island in Winthrop, a peninsula in Boston Harbor opposite Logan Airport, the Massachusetts…

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    Photos of the day - July 4, 2015 (22 photos)

    Britain's Christopher Froome strains as he crosses the finish line of the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race, children in revolutionary war era costumes march through Barnstable Village on Cape Cod, during the annual Fourth of July Parade celebrating the country's Independence Day, in…

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  • Turks protesting against China attack Koreans 'by mistake'

    Turkish nationalists protesting China's treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims attacked a group of Korean tourists in the heart of Istanbul's old city on Saturday, mistaking them for Chinese nationals. Hundreds of angry protesters marched towards the Topkapi Palace on the banks of the Bosphorus Strait…

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  • Owners of former Vick dogfighting house clash with county

    SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) — The black two-story shed still stands out back at 1915 Moonlight Road — a haunting reminder of the brutal dog fights that took place upstairs when NFL quarterback Michael Vick owned the place.

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  • LaMarcus Aldridge chooses the San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge got the answers he needed from the San Antonio Spurs.

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  • Sleepless nights for father of girl allegedly abused by French soldier

    Ben Ouedraogo hasn't been able to sleep since the discovery of a video that appears to show a French soldier sexually abusing his fiver-year-old daughter at a swimming pool in Burkina Faso. Ouedraogo has been living in torment since Sunday, when a film of his daughter and her three-year-old friend…

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  • Haitians forced from Dominican Republic recall racism, abuse

    Beltha Desir wanders aimlessly around outside the school where she has taken refuge, holding tight to her 10-month-old child, the only family member with whom she was deported. Desir, a Haitian woman, had lived for 10 years in the Dominican Republic, but immigration officers arrested her a week ago…

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  • The Tragedy of Glenn Ford

    On November 5, 1983, a jewelry shop owner named Isadore Rozeman in Shreveport, La., was murdered in a robbery. Glenn Ford, a local man who knew Rozeman slightly, was not guilty of the crime. For the next 29 years, three months, and five days, Ford lived in a 8-foot by 10-foot cell in Louisiana’s…

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  • Government blows heads off to make you think twice about fireworks

    It's July 4, and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission wants you to be extra careful while you celebrate.

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  • Tunisia declares state of emergency after beach attack

    President Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday declared a state of emergency following last week's beach massacre claimed by jihadists that he said had left Tunisia facing a "special type of war". The North African state, which has seen an exodus of tourists, has admitted its security services were…

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  • Texas wants its gold back inside the state's borders

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating a logistical conundrum.

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  • First US Measles Death in 12 Years: How Was It Missed?

    A woman in Washington state is the first person to die of measles in the United States in a dozen years, authorities said today. The woman appears to have caught measles when she stayed at local medical facility. It's not clear exactly why doctors failed to catch her measles diagnosis until after…

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  • IS video shows mass execution in ruins of Syria's Palmyra

    The Islamic State group on Saturday released a video showing 25 Syrian government soldiers being executed by teenagers in the ancient amphitheatre in the city of Palmyra. It shows the soldiers in green and brown military uniforms being shot dead on the amphitheatre's stage in front of an enormous…

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  • Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo

    Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but all in vain. "That's why I feel so beaten, more than for my own personal problems," Chatzifotiadis said. Recounting how he…

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