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Girl, 4, Likely Shot Herself to Death, Say Philadelphia Police

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PHILADELPHIA — Police in Philadelphia say a 4-year-old girl who died after being shot in the right eye apparently pulled the trigger herself. Officer Tanya...




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    Coast Guard Actively Searching for Missing Family of Four Off Florida Coast

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    Man Who Claimed He Escaped Auschwitz Admits Story a Lie

    ADAMSTOWN, Pa. — A 91-year-old Pennsylvania man who has for years lectured to school groups and others about what he said were his experiences at... Read more

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    No Charges for Police Officer Who Wrestled Teen to Ground at Texas Pool Party

    McKINNEY, Texas—A former suburban Dallas police officer who resigned after video showed him forcing a bikini-clad black 15-year-old girl to the ground will not be... Read more

  • A man takes a copy of the London Evening Standard with the front page reporting the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron and the vote to leave the EU in a referendum, showing a pictured of Cameron holding hands with his wife Samantha as they come out from 10 Downing Street, in London on June 24, 2016. 
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    Obama and NATO Respond to Britain’s Decision to Leave EU

    President Obama said the United States respects the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, and that both nations will continue their “special relationship.” “The... Read more

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    Teens Targeted in Sextortion Crimes, Victims Often Blame Themselves

    Victims of “sextortion” can have life-changing repercussions for young people, a study released on June 23 said. Sextortion is a form of blackmail usually using... Read more

  • A section of the Muslim Cemetery of South Florida is shown, Thursday, June 23, 2016, in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. A death certificate issued Thursday shows that the body of 29-year-old Omar Mateen, who went on a rampage at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, was buried at the cemetery near Miami. The certificate doesn't say when Mateen was buried. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Orlando Gunman Buried in South Florida, Document Shows

    ORLANDO, Fla.  — The gunman who went on a rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people, has been buried in South Florida... Read more

  • Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), (3rd L), James Clyburn (D-SC), Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Charles Rangel, (D-NY), right, speak with supporters outside the U.S. Capitol building June 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

    After Orlando, Slight Cracks in Gun-Rights’ Grip on Congress

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  • The 10 Tanker Air Carrier DC-10 drops a load of fire retardant on the Erskine fire near Lake Isabella, Calif., Thursday, June 23, 2016. It carries 11,600 gallons of fire retardant per load. Multiple resources were called to battle the blaze.  (Casey Christie/The Bakersfield Californian via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; ONLINE OUT; TV OUT

    Latest California Wildfire Burns Buildings, Spurs Evacuation

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  • Crew members work to keep crude oil from flowing into the ocean after a spill in Ventura, Calif. Thursday, June 23, 2016.  (Rob Varela/The Ventura County Star via AP) LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Crude Spews From California Pipeline, but None Reaches Beach

    VENTURA, Calif.—Tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled from an underground coastal pipeline in Southern California, but the ooze never reached the ocean... Read more

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    Woman Stabbed on Chicago L Train in Apparent Domestic Attack

    CHICAGO — A woman has been stabbed to death on a Chicago L train in what police say may have been a domestic dispute. First... Read more

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    Drought and Insects Ravage California Trees, Killing 66 Million

    The four-year California drought, among other factors, has had a historic, catastrophic impact on forests. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Wednesday, June 22, that... Read more

  • Players from the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are introduced prior to the start of Game 5 of the 2015 NBA Finals at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 14, 2015. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    Warriors Fan Who Fell 50 Feet at NBA Finals Still Critical

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  • Orange County Sheriff's officers search the Seven Seas Lagoon between Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom theme park, left, and the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., after a two-year-old toddler was dragged into the lake by an alligator. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Disney World to Reopen Beaches After Deadly Alligator Attack

    Disney World announced Thursday that it is reopening beaches more than a week after an alligator dragged a 2-year-old boy to his death. “Resort beaches... Read more

  • MIAMI - JUNE 16:  English teacher Radka Tomasek speaks to the class at the English Center June 16, 2006 in Miami, Florida. The school holds adult education classes that include English language classes for people who have immigrated to the United States. U.S. President George W. Bush recently said, ?Part of the greatness of America is that we've been able to help assimilate people into our society... And part of that assimilation process is English. I believe this: If you learn English, and you're a hard worker, and you have a dream, you have the capacity from going from picking crops to owning the store, or from sweeping office floors to being an office manager.?  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    To Curb Shortage, Utah Will Hire Teachers With No Formal Training

    Utah is radically changing requirements for new teaching hires in an attempt to bolster the number of teachers in the state. The Utah Board of... Read more


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