• Texas secessionists launch petition drive for vote to break away

    By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - A group called the Texas Nationalist Movement fanned out to 31 cities across Texas this weekend trying to gather the 75,000 signatures they say they need to get the question of the state's secession from the United States on the primary ballot next…

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  • White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.

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  • He took them by surprise: 3 dead, 2 hurt in shooting spree

    A gunman killed three relatives in a surprise attack witnessed by several children in a home in eastern Tennessee, authorities said.

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  • Chargers say Seahawks rookie attacked QB Rivers

    San Diego offensive linemen have accused Seattle Seahawks rookie defensive lineman Frank Clark of trying to punch Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers during a pre-season game. Several Chargers players were angered when team-mate King Dunlap was given a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness as he…

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  • Five more California inmates diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease

    Five of the inmates are being treated at outside hospitals after they were diagnosed with the disease through tests conducted over the last several days, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. On Friday, the state announced that an inmate at the San…

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  • One year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins

    Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars. In a place with no animals and little vegetation around, they closed themselves in at 3:00 pm Hawaii time (0100 GMT Saturday),…

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    14-year-old Houston boy with brain-eating amoeba dies

    Michael Riley has died at Texas Children's Hospital, according to a post by his family on his Facebook page.

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  • Two dead, massive outages after windstorm slams Washington state

    (Reuters) - A powerful windstorm toppled trees, killing two people in Washington state as work crews scrambled on Sunday to restore power to 450,000 customers, a TV report showed. A father driving with his three-year-old daughter in Gig Harbor, just west of Tacoma, was killed on Saturday when a…

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  • Obama changing name of Alaska's Mount McKinley to Denali

    President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, siding with the state of Alaska in ending a 40-year battle over what to call a peak that has been known as Mount McKinley. The historic change, coming at the beginning of a three-day…

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  • Were officials too quick to tie Texas deputy shooting to Black Lives Matter?

    Texas authorities have charged a man with killing a uniformed sheriff’s deputy at a Houston gas station Friday night. Law enforcement officials on Saturday arrested Shannon J. Miles, of Cypress, and charged him with capital murder in the fatal, “execution-style” shooting of Harris County deputy…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Trump's deportation idea similar to 1930s' mass removals

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for the mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally as well as their American-born children bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years…

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  • Nicki Minaj calls out Miley Cyrus at MTV VMAs

    Nicki Minaj called Miley Cyrus out at the MTV Video Music Awards after the 22-year-old said in an interview that the rapper was being a poor sport about not receiving a nomination for video of the year.

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  • Putin pumps iron to show Russians his healthy, wholesome side

    The Kremlin has released pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with Prime Minister Dmitrty Medvedev, images apparently aimed at shoring up Putin's rugged, masculine image as his popularity dips. Wearing a white T-shirt, track suit trousers and running shoes, Putin is…

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  • 8 Marriage Secrets Every Mother Must Tell Her Daughter

    Mothers must teach their daughters that true love is about affection, selflessness and gratitude, and letting go. If those qualities are not a part of a relationship, then it time to reconsider your steps! The fear of being alone or societal pressures are not the reasons to stay with someone.…

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  • Prisons Are Overflowing With Drug Offenders, but the Drugs Are Better and Cheaper Than Ever

    The war on drugs drastically altered the face of the federal prison system, but it hasn’t made anyone safer or meaningfully decreased the availability of drugs. While in 1980 there were fewer than 5,000 people serving time in federal prison for drug-related offenses, today there are more than…

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    Les Miserables Broadway actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste dies from accidental fall off fire escape in Brooklyn

    Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Misérables" on Broadway died early Saturday morning after falling from a fourth floor fire escape in Clinton Hill.

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  • Journalist 'confesses' to causing China market chaos: state media

    A financial journalist has "confessed" to causing "panic and disorder" on China's stock market and inflicting "huge losses on the country", state media reported on Sunday. Wang Xiaolu, a journalist with Caijing magazine, was detained by Chinese authorities following China's recent stock market…

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  • Jewish group says Nazi train treasures must go to rightful owners

    WARSAW (Reuters) - (This 28 August 2015 story was refiled to change the description of Singer's position to CEO) Any valuables found on a Nazi train buried in Poland since World War Two must be returned to their rightful owners, the World Jewish Congress said on Friday. "To the extent that any…

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