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Iraqi military vehicles are seen on the front line as government forces fight Islamic State group jihadists near Fallujah, in Iraq's Anbar province, on May 3, 2016.

Navy SEAL Killed in Iraq Identified

The Navy SEAL killed in Iraq has been identified as Charlie Keating IV, the grandson of the late Arizona financier involved in savings and loan scandal. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced that Keating died in an Islamic State group attack near the city of Irbil

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Wildfire Forces Evacuation of Entire Canadian City

All residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta have been ordered to evacuate as a wildfire threatens the city. The population of about 80,000 was put under a mandatory evacuation order and fleeing residents have congested Highway 63

Flint Residents Ready for Presidential Visit

Five months after the news of the Flint water crisis broke, President Obama will be travel to the Michigan city to meet with community members and give a speech to residents. One 8-year-old girl knows exactly what she'll tell the President stock photos Health Syringe Needle

Medical Errors Are a Leading Cause of Death: Study

The third-most deadly killers of Americans are medical errors, accounting for more than 250,000 deaths each year, according to a new study. Such errors can cause people who have otherwise long life expectancies to meet an untimely death

Striking Verizon employees staged a rally in Copley Square, followed by a march to a Verizon Destination Store on Boylston Street, where union officials spoke to the crowd from the back of a pickup truck.

Striking Verizon Workers to Get $400 Million

The nearly 40,000 Verizon workers on strike will start receiving payments this week from a $400 million union fund to offset lost wages and benefits. Both sides appear to be digging in for a longer strike than expected

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal answers questions from the media during a news conference at the Capitol building on February 11, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Georgia Governor Vetoes Concealed Handgun Bill

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said he has vetoed a bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that was easily approved by a legislature controlled by his own party in an election year

Demonstrators protest a hearing at the State of Michigan Building January 25, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.

Detroit Teacher Sick-Outs Close Schools Again

Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second consecutive day as hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that many may not get paid if the financially struggling district runs out of money


Diplomats Scramble to Save Syrian Cease-Fire

Syria's military extended its own, unilateral cease-fire around Damascus for another 48 hours amid an intense diplomatic push by the U.S. and Russia to restore a partial truce for the entire country — one that would include Aleppo

Members of the audience hold up cameras and mobile telephones as American rapper and R&B singer Nicki Minaj takes to the stage stage during her 'Pink Friday' tour at HMV Hammersmith Apollo on June 24, 2012 in London, United Kingdom.

50% of Teens Are Addicted to Smartphones

A new poll has found that one in two of teens say they feel addicted to their mobile devices, while 59% of parents worry that their young ones are addicted; 85% of parents say their teens get distracted by the devices

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Hamilton Sets Tony Record

Hamilton, the Pulitzer Prize-winning hip-hop musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton set a new record when it raked in 16 Tony nominations. The musical broke the record previously set by The Producers and Billy Elliot