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Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

NFL Meetings Football-1

NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem...

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Glass panel falls, kills worker at skyscraper site

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has issued a stop work order at the construction site of one of Manhattan’s tallest skyscrapers after a large glass panel fell, killing a security guard and injuring a construction worker. The city’s Department of Buildings said work was banned and a violation issued...


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Teacher out of hospital after stopping school shooting

School Shooting Indiana

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana science teacher was released from a hospital a day after he was shot while tackling an armed student inside his classroom. Noblesville police Lt. Bruce Barnes confirmed Saturday that Jason Seaman was discharged from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Republican...


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Monument honors famous WWI war dog Stubby

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A new monument in Connecticut honors service animals with a statue of one of the nation’s most famous war dogs. The sculpture, “Stubby Salutes,” was unveiled Saturday in Veterans Memorial Park in Middletown. Stubby was a Boston-terrier mix that traveled to Europe with a...


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Scouts honor veterans for Memorial Day with gravesite flags

Los Angeles Memorial Day

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of scouts have placed American flags on the graves of veterans in a ceremony ahead of Memorial Day. More than 6,000 children including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts participated in the event Saturday at Los Angeles National Cemetery. Each scout placed a flag in...


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Dunford urges West Point graduates to embrace change

APTOPIX West Point Graduation

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff urged graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday to “embrace the constant changes” facing the military as the best route to success. Gen. Joseph Dunford, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, said armies that...


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Venezuela releases US citizen after two years in Caracas prison

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Josh Holt, a U.S. citizen who had traveled to Venezuela to marry a woman he met online, was released on Saturday after two years in a Caracas jail and has returned to the United States. Holt, a Utah native, was released along with his wife, Thamy,...


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Trump falsely accuses newspaper of creating source supplied by White House

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump on Saturday falsely accused the New York Times of using an unnamed source “who doesn’t exist” in a story on negotiations between the United States and North Korea, but the official cited spoke to reporters Thursday in a briefing arranged by the...


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Man in custody after swastikas found painted on gravestones

GLEN CARBON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Illinois say a suspect is in custody after swastikas were found spray-painted on several homes and dozens of grave markers at a nearby cemetery. Edwardsville police announced on Facebook that a 34-year-old man was apprehended on Saturday....


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In 10th District race, Democrats debate values

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Democrats vying for the nomination to run against Rep. Barbara Comstock got a chance to sound off on the Trump administration and defend their liberal values during a Saturday event sponsored by the Fairfax NAACP. With the primary just over two weeks away, candidates...


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Alan Bean, Apollo 12 astronaut who walked on the moon, dies at 86

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Alan Bean, a NASA astronaut who journeyed into space two times and, as part of the Apollo 12 mission in 1969, became the fourth man to walk on the moon, died May 26 at a hospital in Houston. He was 86. NASA announced his death, noting that he had fallen ill during two...


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