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Deputies Shooting Texas

Man Shot by Deputies Appeared to Have a Knife

A second video that captured Texas deputies fatally shooting a man whose hands were raised appears to show that he was holding a knife, a sheriff said, declining to release the video because the investigation is ongoing

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Judge Will Not Dismiss Charges in Freddie Gray Case

A Baltimore judge refused to dismiss charges against six police officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray, who was in their custody. The defense had sought to drop the charges, which include second-degree murder, because of prosecutorial misconduct

First Two Females In Army's Ranger Program Graduate From Intensive Ranger School

Army Ranger School Now Open to Women Permanently

Less than a month after two women successfully completed Army Ranger School, the U.S. Army said that the program would be open to all genders on a permanent basis. The announcement ends an assessment period

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Obama Poised for Win on Iran Deal

Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced this morning that she will support a nuclear agreement with Iran, becoming the 34th Senate vote in favor of the deal and ensuring a major foreign policy victory for President Obama in his final 18 months in office

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College Kids Are Smoking Pot Over Cigarettes

Surveys conducted as part of the University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study revealed that marijuana use among college students is on the rise, with daily or near-daily use being reported by 5.9 percent of students in 2014


Denali Is 10 Ft. Shorter Than Originally Recorded

The tallest mountain in the United States, Denali, is actually 10 feet shorter than previously recorded. The new official height for the mountain is 20,310 feet, which is lower than its previously recorded elevation of 20,320 feet

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2016 Oscars Will Have Two Hosts

The 2016 Academy Awards will have not one but two hosts next year, producers confirm. David Hill, who is producing the show along with Reginald Hudlin, says he has a pair in mind that's already a well-known duo

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Day Care Accused of Starting 'Fight Club' for Kids

Officials at a New Jersey day care center are apologizing to parents after two workers were accused of instigating scuffles among the young children as part of a "Fight Club." The workers were charged with child abuse

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HIV Prevention Drug Appears to Work

A drug designed to prevent people who are at risk of HIV from being infected is showing promise: a new real-world study found that those who took the drug stayed HIV-free. The finding adds to growing evidence the drug, PrEP, is effective

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Brothers Awarded $750K After Wrongful Imprisonment

Two North Carolina brothers were awarded $750,000 each in compensation for the three decades they were wrongfully imprisoned in the killing of an 11-year-old girl. Henry McCollum, 51, and Leon Brown, 47, were released last September