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Debate teams boycott state championships over host university president’s Islamaphobic remarks

Several Northern Virginia high school debate teams have decided they will boycott this year’s Virginia state championships. The championships are to be held at Liberty University, an evangelical mega-university in Lynchburg. In December,  Jerry Falwell Jr., the university’s president, gave a passionate speech in which he stated “I’ve always thought if more …

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Prince Reportedly Overdosed On Percocet Days Before His Death

Prince Reportedly Overdosed On Percocet Days Before His Death

More details have emerged about the medical emergency Prince suffered in the week prior his death. According to TMZ, Prince’s overdose and subsequent hospitalization in Moline, Illinois, last week was brought on by his use or overuse of Percocet, an opioid combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone that is used to treat moderate to severe …

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Obama Encourages UK to Remain Part of the EU

President Obama arrived in the UK on Thursday to help celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. Overshadowing any other aspect of his visit however, was the prickly issue of a referendum that UK citizens will vote on in June, nicknamed “Brexit,” that will determine whether the United Kingdom will remain a part …

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Los Angeles Hospital Settles Lawsuit over Leaving Homeless Patient on Street

Los Angeles Hospital Settles Lawsuit over Leaving Homeless Patient on Street

LOS ANGELES — A fourth Los Angeles-area hospital in less than three years has settled a lawsuit over a chronic problem in the nation’s second-largest city — turning homeless patients out on the streets after they have been discharged, sometimes while still needing medical attention. Without acknowledging fault, Good Samaritan …

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Multiple Adults, Children Killed in Pike County, Ohio Shooting

Multiple adults and children killed in Pike County, Ohio Shooting

PIKE COUNTY, Ohio – Authorities are investigating “multiple fatalities” in Pike County, Ohio, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office said Friday morning. A local pastor told WCPO that two adults and five children were shot to death. Union Hill Rd shooting: Local pastor says two adults five children shot to death. @WCPO …

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At Least 2 Killed After Tim Maia Bike Path in Rio de Janeiro Collapses

At Least 2 Killed After Tim Maia Bike Path in Rio de Janeiro Collapses

A new $12.5 million elevated bike path in Rio de Janeiro came crashing down into the rocks and sea below Thursday morning, killing at least two people. A massive wave lifted a 150-foot section of the Tim Maia bike path and took it down around 11:15 a.m. local time, officials …

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Pinellas County, Florida: Dashcam Footage Appears to Show Officers Stand By as 3 Teens Drown

Pinellas County, Florida: Dashcam Footage Appears to Show Officers Stand By as 3 Teens Drown

NEW YORK – Shocking dash cam video has emerged of what appears to be several police officers in St. Petersburg, Florida ignoring the screams of three drowning black girls. The video also appears to refute the Pinellas County Sheriff’s earlier version of events saying his deputies had taken off their …

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Ecuador struggles to rebuild as death toll rises

Ecuador was rocked by a massive 7.8 earthquake on Saturday that killed people and left miles and miles of destruction. The country was subsequently struck by a series of aftershock quakes, one of which reached 6.0 on the Richter scale. As the rescue and clean up efforts progressed, the death …

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San Francisco: Religious Group Sues City Over Urinals in Dolores Park

San Francisco: Religious Group Sues City Over Urinals in Dolores Park

SAN FRANCISCO — A religious organization has filed a lawsuit against the city of San Francisco to remove an open-air urinal it calls unsanitary and indecent from a popular park. The Chinese Christian Union of San Francisco filed a civil complaint last week demanding the city remove the concrete circular …

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Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on the Face of the $20 Bill

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced on Wednesday that President Andrew Jackson will be replaced by Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Lew is also expected to announce that leaders of the movement to give women the right to vote will be on the back of the $10 bill. Contrary to previous statements, …

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