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Barcelona Attack Suspects Killed

Spanish police on Friday 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

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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

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Fill Any You 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

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Trump Advisors: Military Option Exists for North Korea

America's diplomatic and defense chiefs sought to reinforce the threat of possible U.S. military action against North Korea after President Donald Trump's top strategist essentially called the commander-in-chief's warnings a bluff

CDR Bryce Benson reported as the Executive Officer of USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) forward deployed from Yokosuka, Japan as part of the Surface Navy’s Command Fleet Up program.

Captain in Navy Warship Crash Relieved of Duty

The captain of a Navy warship that lost seven sailors in a collision with a commercial container ship in June will be relieved of command and nearly a dozen others face punishment, the Navy's second-ranking admiral said Thursday

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Natalee Holloway's Remains May Have Been Found

More than a decade after the infamous disappearance of Natalee Holloway, an 18-year-old from Alabama who was vacationing in Aruba, her father may have broken the case wide open after discovering human remains

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New Therapy May Cure Kids of Peanut Allergy

In a long-term study of the latest treatment for peanut allergy, scientists in Australia report that an immune-based therapy helped children allergic to peanuts eat them without reactions for four years

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Trump Praises Fake Pig's Blood Story

Hours after a deadly terror attack in Barcelona, President Trump suggested that Islamic terrorists should be executed with bullets soaked in pig's blood, praising a discredited story of a 20th-century atrocity

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Steve Bannon: Opponents Are 'Wetting Themselves'

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon spoke on his rivals, China and Charlottesville. "They're wetting themselves," Bannon said of his opponents in the state, defense and treasury departments

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Lawsuit Says Poland Spring Water Is ‘a Colossal Fraud’

A new lawsuit claims that "not one drop" of the water complies with the Food and Drug Administration's definition of what constitutes spring water, and instead is ground water. The lawsuit seeks at least $5 million in damages for false advertising