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Navy Discovers Some Remains of Missing Sailors

The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said some remains of Navy sailors were found in a compartment of the USS John McCain, a day after the warship's collision with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 sailors missing

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Police Kill Suspected Barcelona Attacker

Regional police in Spain have confirmed that fugitive Barcelona van suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub has been shot dead in a small town outside the city. Police say he wore what appeared to be an explosives belt when he was shot in Subirats

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Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across America

Millions of Americans turned their eyes skyward as a rare total solar eclipse sailed across the country from coast to coast for the first time, turning day into night in more than a dozen states. The eclipse ended just after 2:44 p.m. E.T.

Migrants wait to be rescued by Italian coast guard in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 nautic miles from the Libyan coast, on August 6, 2017.

Report: Armed Group in Libya Stops Migrants From Leaving

A gun-toting group of civilians, policemen and soldiers in Libya has been preventing migrants from embarking across the Mediterranean to Italy, Reuters reports. It is believed to have caused the sudden fall in departures from Libya in July


Police Find Torso of Woman After Submarine Sinking

The body of a woman has been found near where a missing Swedish journalist is believed to have died on a privately built submarine. Police said it's too early to say whether it was that of 30-year-old Kim Wall

Nintendo Summer of Play Tour Celebrates the Launch of Splatoon 2

Nintendo's Super NES Classic Edition Sold Out in Minutes

Eager fans hoping to get Nintendo's Super NES Classic Edition were quick to jump on the opportunity early Tuesday morning to pre-order a game console from Best Buy. Of course, pre-orders of the throwback game console sold out in minutes

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North Korea Threatens 'Merciless Retaliation'

North Korea's military greeted the start of annual U.S.-South Korean military drills with its standard fiery threats, vowing "merciless retaliation" for exercises Pyongyang claims are an invasion rehearsal

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Texas University Is Removing Confederate Statues

The University of Texas says statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures have been removed from the main area of campus in Austin. UT's president said such monuments have become "symbols of modern white supremacy"


Big Ben Falls Silent, to Loud Complaints From Some

The bell inside London's most famous clocktower, Big Ben, rang one last time at noon on Monday before it fell silent for repairs. But some British politicians have complained that rules have obscured a symbol of British resilience