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First look inside Disney's new 'Avatar -- World of Pandora'

James Cameron's "Avatar" was a game-changer for me.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 5:32 pm

7th-grader gets 'Most Likely to Become a Terrorist' award

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. That is a real certificate that was typed up and presented to a 7th grader at Lance Cpl. Anthony Aguirre Junior High School in Houston.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 4:54 pm

'Wonder Woman' screenings didn't go over well with some men

"Wonder Woman" may be a feminist icon, but some male moviegoers aren't happy about some scheduled women-only screenings of the film.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 4:27 pm

What Gianforte's Montana win taught Washington

Looking up at the large projection of vote totals in the ballroom of the Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday night, Montana Republican Party Chairman Jeff Essmann looked relaxed and promised, "It ain't gonna be close."
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 3:56 pm

FBI won't give Comey's notes to Congress

The Department of Justice declined for now to provide documents to House oversight committee chairman Jason Chaffetz related to former FBI Director James Comey's communications with President Donald Trump.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 3:16 pm

Opinion: Trump couldn't cut Sean Spicer a break?

Here's what I see when I look at Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump's battered press secretary: A man who chews and swallows 35 pieces of gum every day, who routinely stands up before the assembled Washington media corps to offer himself up for a ritual flogging to deflect from the President's latest misstep, and who knows he will never again be able to walk down the street without a passer-by reminding him that his entire life's work as a Republican communications strategist has been rendered a cartoonish joke by a comedienne on a wobbly motorized podium.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 3:15 pm

The old boys network isn't just annoying. It's dangerous

President Donald Trump helped the nation reach a rare moment of racial reconciliation, but hardly anyone noticed.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 3:10 pm

A roller coaster fanatic's 10 picks for 2017

There is no roller coaster that Patrick Lindich won't ride at least once.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 3:07 pm

US deaths from Alzheimer's disease have risen 55%

The rate of people dying from Alzheimer's disease in the United States rose by 55% over a 15-year period, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 2:59 pm

Pennsylvania veteran turns big trash into big business

Jerry “JDog” Flanagan always wanted to go to college.
Author: Matthew Libassi
Posted: May 26, 2017, 2:45 pm

South Dakota man pleads guilty in New Year's bayonet killing

A South Dakota man accused of stabbing a man to death using a bayonet has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 2:35 pm

Man charged with killing 7 in South Carolina heads to court

A man charged with killing seven people over a 13-year period in South Carolina is heading to court.
Author: JEFFREY COLLINS
Posted: May 26, 2017, 2:32 pm

The Latest: South Carolina man pleads guilty to 7 killings

The Latest in the prosecution of a man charged in the deaths of seven people in South Carolina (all times local): 10:10 a.m.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 2:12 pm

FBI investigators taking closer look at Kushner

The FBI's criminal probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is increasingly touching on the multiple roles of senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on both the Trump campaign and the Trump transition team.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 2:07 pm

Woman, boyfriend charged in fatal cocaine overdose of boy, 9

An Ohio woman and her boyfriend have been indicted for the cocaine overdose death of the woman's 9-year-old son.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 2:06 pm

Bullet tests clear Detroit man in prison since 1992

A judge has thrown out the second-degree murder conviction of a Detroit man who accused police of framing him with phony evidence and his mother's gun more than two decades ago.
Author: ED WHITE
Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:53 pm

Why racist rants are going viral

The cell phone videos show the underbelly of American society. Racist vitriol, mostly directly at Latinos, shared on social media.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:52 pm

South Carolina man charged with kidnapping Canadian woman

Authorities say a South Carolina man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Canadian woman he told was being hired to model.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:51 pm

Illinois Marine veteran, 92, is 'something blue' at Missouri wedding

Bill Lee Eblen, 92, a Marine Corps veteran, fulfilled his goal to be the “something blue” at his niece’s wedding in Missouri on May 13, 2017, after having pneumonia.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:45 pm

71-year-old Army veteran graduates high school 52 years later

A 71-year-old army veteran is preparing for his high school graduation after missing his 1964 graduation because he was enlisted, a day he's now regretted missing for decades.
Author: Fox 31 Denver
Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:33 pm

Minnesota athletic official suspended in sex harassment case

A University of Minnesota athletics administrator accused of sexual harassment will be suspended without pay for two weeks and demoted to resolve the latest black eye for the department.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:33 pm

Authorities: Woman drops purse, 1 hurt in accidental gunshot

Authorities say a woman who dropped her purse inside a medical clinic in Mississippi caused an accidental gunshot that wounded a bystander.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:03 pm

Texas teacher's 'most likely to become a terrorist' award for student draws backlash

A teacher at a Texas school was suspended after she presented a student with "Most likely to become a terrorist" award on Tuesday, the family said.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:00 pm

Still sluggish: US only grew 1.2% to start 2017

America got a slow start to 2017. The US economy only grew 1.2% at an annual pace during the first three months of the year, according to a new estimate by the Commerce Department.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 1:00 pm

US durable goods orders fell for first time in 5 months

U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped in April for the first time in five months, and a key category that tracks business investment went nowhere for the second straight month.
Author: PAUL WISEMAN
Posted: May 26, 2017, 12:51 pm

Texas officials apologize for terrorist award given student

A Houston-area school district has disciplined several teachers after a student received a mock award naming her "most likely to become a terrorist."
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 12:50 pm

Nursing assistant accused of breaking leg of 98-year-old

Authorities in Georgia say a nursing assistant intentionally broke the leg of a 98-year-old woman, who later died during surgery.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 12:45 pm

'Houdini' of Alabama death row executed for murder-for-hire

A man once dubbed the "Houdini" of Alabama's death row after averting seven prior execution dates was put to death Friday, capping years of litigation challenging the humaneness of lethal injection.
Author: KIM CHANDLER
Posted: May 26, 2017, 12:23 pm

US service member dies in northern Syria

The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq says a U.S. service member has died in northern Syria.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 12:13 pm

Florida Highway Patrol dealing with trooper shortage

The number of speeding tickets issued by the Florida Highway Patrol has dropped for three straight years as the agency deals with a shortage of troopers.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 12:00 pm

Man stabbed repeatedly outside downtown Atlanta church

A man who was sleeping on the steps outside of one of Atlanta's largest churches was stabbed repeatedly in a pre-dawn attack, and police are searching for a suspect.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 11:54 am

ICE Air: How US deportation flights work

It's the first flight for many people who file onto these planes. But it's not a happy occasion.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 11:40 am

Men charged with taking sea turtle eggs from Florida beach

Two Florida men who state investigators said were found with 500 sea turtle eggs have been arrested.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 10:54 am

GOP health bill: Many will pay more for care

House Republicans boast that their health care bill would reduce average premiums, but that's because the insurance policies will generally cover less.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 9:53 am

The travel checklist: Books and movies

When is it you first visit a country?
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 9:49 am

Man behind the Ice Bucket Challenge is drowning in medical bills

The man behind the massively successful ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is facing major financial hurdles in his own fight against ALS.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 9:05 am

Wait, what? Scientist discovers snakes that hunt in packs

Get ready to update your nightmares.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 8:18 am

LeBron James Sets Record, Cavs Go to NBA Finals

LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan for the top spot on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list on Thursday night. James and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 to win the NBA Eastern Conference Finals 4-1. (May 26)
      
 
 
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 6:31 am

Gianforte Wins MT Race, Apologizes to Reporter

Republican Greg Gianforte won Montana's U.S. House seat on Thursday, one day after he was charged with assaulting a reporter. Gianforte apologized to Ben Jacobs by name, saying he should not have responded the way he did, and that he's sorry. (May 26)
      
 
 
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 6:30 am

Greg Gianforte, Montana Republican, Captures House Seat Despite Assault Charge

A wealthy candidate overcame a crisis of his own making, winning a closely watched contest a day after he was accused of physically attacking a reporter.
Author: JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
Posted: May 26, 2017, 6:13 am

Alabama executes inmate after Supreme Court denies stay

Thomas Arthur could have had nine lives, but the justices ended his run of legal luck
      
 
 
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 6:02 am

Inmate executed after 7 delays

Alabama executed death row inmate Tommy Arthur early Friday after a lengthy court battle that included multiple lethal injection delays.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 6:01 am

Gianforte, charged with assaulting reporter, wins House seat in Montana special election

Greg Gianforte, charged with assaulting reporter, defeats Rob Quist in Montana special election for U.S. House.
      
 
 
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 5:54 am

1st African-Born Player In MLB

In April, Gift Ngoepe became the first African-born player to play in a Major League Baseball game. (May 26)
      
 
 
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 5:17 am

Trump Budget Dismays People Hit by Opioid Crisis

President Donald Trump released a federal budget that reduces funding for addiction treatment, research and prevention. The 10-year plan will shrink Medicaid spending, which provides coverage to an estimated three in 10 with opioid addiction. (May 25)
      
 
 
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 5:11 am

Obama photographer keeps trolling Trump

Former White House photographer Pete Souza has mastered the "show, not tell" technique in outlining the stark contrasts between former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump.
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 5:06 am

Today in History for May 26th

Highlights of this day in history: Allied troops begin their evacuation from Dunkirk, France; President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial ends with his acquittal; Actor John Wayne; Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie marry. (May 26)
      
 
 
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 4:53 am

Manchester bombing: Ariana Grande's stage manager recalls explosion, pandemonium

For Tallahassee-based stage manager Art McConnell, the Manchester Ariana Grande concert was supposed to be just another performance on a world tour.
      
 
 
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 4:15 am

Panic frontman Brendon Urie slips into ‘Kinky Boots’

As Panic! At the Disco frontman Brendon Urie slips into “Kinky Boots” on Broadway, he expressed his condolences to the victims of the Manchester terror attack, vowing never give in to terror. (May 25)
      
 
 
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Posted: May 26, 2017, 4:06 am

Judge Orders UPS to Pay $247 Million for Illegally Shipping Cigarettes

A federal judge in Manhattan said UPS needed to pay a “very significant award” to curb future conduct and to send a message to company executives.
Author: MATTHEW HAAG
Posted: May 26, 2017, 3:47 am

Fifty senior Republican national security officials have signed a letter against Donald Trump’s pursuit of the presidency.

Fifty senior Republican national security officials have signed a letter against Donald Trump’s pursuit of the presidency. “We are convinced that he would be a dangerous president and would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being,” the letter stated. Some of the individuals who signed the letter include Michael V. Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA; John D. Negroponte, first director of national intelligence; and Robert B. Zoellick, former deputy secretary of state. – NYT

You can read the full letter here, as well as Donald Trump’s officialresponse.

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