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Barcelona Attack Suspects Killed

Spanish police shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack that killed at least 13, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe's latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group


At Least 2 Dead in Stabbing Attack in Finland

Police in Finland say they have shot a man in the leg after he was suspected of stabbing several people in the western city of Turku. Several people were seen on the ground in the central part of the city


Man With Eye Damage From Eclipse Warns Others

A man who damaged his eyes 55 years ago while looking at a partial solar eclipse is warning others about the risks of looking at the sun without protection. He only looked with his naked eyes for a few seconds

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Romney: Trump Must Apologize After Charlottesville

Mitt Romney wrote a passionate criticism of President Trump's response to Charlottesville. Romney called this a "defining moment" for Trump's presidency. "Whether he intended to or not, what [Trump] communicated caused racists to rejoice

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Fill Any Cup You Want With Slurpee at 7-Eleven Today

7-Eleven is hosting Bring Your Own Cup Day on Friday and Saturday, when customers can fill any vessel they like with Slurpee for only $1.50. Get creative: Tea kettles, oversized beach pails, and baseball helmets have all been used before

Memorial Held In Charlottesville For Heather Heyer, Victim Of Car Ramming Incident During Protest After White Supremacists' Rally

Heather Heyer's Mom Won't Talk to Donald Trump

The mother of Heather Heyer, the woman killed while protesting Saturday’s white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, said she won’t talk to President Trump “after what he said about my child”

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The Beauty and Science of a Total Solar Eclipse

The moon was not placed in space for our entertainment. In fact, it was placed there by accident, most astronomers believe, as the product of a nearly mortal blow the Earth sustained more than 4 billion years ago, when our planet was sideswiped


Trump Draws Criticism From Republicans

President Donald Trump decried on Thursday the removal of monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy, echoing white nationalists and drawing stinging rebukes from fellow Republicans in a controversy that has inflamed racial tensions