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  • Christian beheads jihadist in Syria revenge killing: monitor

    A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group (IS) militant to avenge people "executed" by the jihadists in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where IS holds large areas…

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  • 60M-year-old fossil can’t convince creationist that Earth is older than 6,000 years

    A Canadian who happens to be on the board of directors of Big Valley’s Creation Science Museum, a place that’ll try to prove to you that Earth is only about 6,000 years old, made a stunning fossil discovery, but the historic finding can’t actually shake his beliefs. DON’T MISS: The ultimate…

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  • Video shows California police wrestle pregnant black woman to ground

    (Reuters) - Police body camera footage published online by a rights group on Thursday showed two California officers wrestling to the ground a black woman who was eight months pregnant, and arresting her following a dispute with another woman. A national outcry over police violence against…

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  • Mother gets 18 years for killing 8-year-old son in NYC hotel

    NEW YORK (AP) — A self-made health care millionaire who fatally drugged her developmentally disabled child five years ago in a luxury New York City hotel room was sentenced on Thursday to 18 years in prison by a judge who said he disbelieved much of her defense and scolded her for not showing…

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  • Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

    ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption.

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  • California man suspected of killing neighbor kills self after family flee

    A Southern California man suspected to have fatally shot a neighbor on Thursday ended an hours-long standoff with police by killing himself. The man, identified only as Michael, was armed with an automatic or semi-automatic rifle and had barricaded himself in his apartment with his wife and two…

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  • U.S. swimming pools ban long breath-holding after deaths

    By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy SEAL hopeful and his friend, an off-duty lifeguard, were barreling through underwater drills in a pool just 3.5 feet (1 meter) deep. This summer, nearly four years after those deaths in a Staten Island pool raised alarms about a little known…

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    China crushes half a tonne of ivory

    China destroys more than six hundred kilograms of ivory as it seeks to shed its image as a global trading hub for illegal elephant tusks.

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  • The ultimate humiliation: Jay Z’s Tidal could lose Beyoncé if it doesn’t pay Sony big bucks

    How much worse could things get for Jay Z’s Tidal music streaming service? We may be about to find out. Bloomberg’s insider sources say that both Sony and Warner have been asking Tidal for huge advances in exchange for the rights to stream their artists’ catalogs. While Tidal has apparently come to…

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    Mother, son found dead inside Southwest Side home

    Police are investigating after a mother and son were found dead after a fire inside a home on Chicago's Southwest Side.

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  • Ugandan woman's agony as granddaughter 'sold' to Americans

    By Katy Migiro and Tom Esslemont KAMPALA/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The first time Jaja, a Ugandan woman, saw her one-year-old granddaughter, she was in the arms of an American man who she was told had "bought" the child. The toddler was sitting with the man and his wife, eating biscuits…

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  • Tebow makes his Philly debut

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A slimmer Tim Tebow threw passes in shorts while a horde of reporters critiqued his mechanics and analyzed his arm motion.

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  • U.S. says China has placed mobile artillery on reclaimed island

    The United States said on Friday that China had placed mobile artillery weapons systems on a reclaimed island in the disputed South China Sea, a development that Republican Sen. John McCain called "disturbing and escalatory." Brent Colburn, a Pentagon spokesman traveling with Defense Secretary Ash…

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  • Racist trolling casts pall over US spelling bee

    Racist trolling on social media is casting an ugly pall over, of all things, the world's foremost spelling bee. For seven years in a row, and for 11 of the past 15 years, the $30,000 Scripps National Spelling Bee championship has been won by American youngsters of Indian heritage. One of them,…

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  • Muhammadu Buhari takes over Nigeria in crisis

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians celebrated their newly reinforced democracy Friday, dancing, singing praises and releasing white doves as Muhammadu Buhari, the first candidate to beat a sitting president at the polls, became their president.

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  • 5 National Parks With Spectacular Scenery and No Crowds

    The sculptural sandstone towers and bridges of Arches National Park are justifiably famous, but just 45 minutes away in Canyonlands you can find equally dramatic rock formations, and you’ll have them all to yourself.

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  • 10 Netflix movies you need to watch before they expire in June

    Netflix giveth, Netflix taketh away. Finding decent movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix used to be a huge pain. In fact, just a few short years ago, the bulk of the company’s catalog was filler that most people had no interest at all in watching. That, however, is no longer the case. These…

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