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    Aug 29, 2015

    10 Years Later, Thousands Still Live With Katrina Damage

    Pulling up to Jerry Reed's house in St. Roch neighborhood is like stepping back in time to August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina ripped through the area, devastating everything in its path. The house appears very...

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  • Same-Sex Marriage

    2 hours ago

    Gay Marriage-Objecting Clerk Closes Office Before Protests

    Gay Marriage-Objecting Clerk Closes Office Before Protests

    The Kentucky clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage closed her office Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses. The protest comes a day after Rowan County...

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  • 22 minutes ago

    Texas Sheriff's Deputy Gunned Down at Gas Station

    Authorities were questioning a person of interest Saturday in the "execution-style" shooting of a uniformed Texas sheriff's deputy, while warning that "dangerous rhetoric" against law enforcement has "gotten out...

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  • new orleans

    Aug 28, 2015

    Coast Guardsmen Remember Katrina Rescues After 10 Years

    Coast Guardsmen Remember Katrina Rescues After 10 Years

    As the whole country reflects on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina a decade later, two Coast Guard rescue swimmers who helped save thousands described seeing a submerged New Orleans. Lt. Benjamin...

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  • Aug 28, 2015

    WATCH: Bear Nearly Bites Hiker, Prompting Trail Closure

    WATCH: Bear Nearly Bites Hiker, Prompting Trail Closure

    State officials have closed trails at a Connecticut wildlife area after a hiker came dangerously close to a brazen black bear Friday afternoon. Hiker Stephanie Rivkin captured video of her close encounter...

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  • mount vernon

    2 hours ago

    Bystander Shot in Undercover Police Probe Dies

    Bystander Shot in Undercover Police Probe Dies

    A 61-year-old bystander who was shot by undercover police investigating illegal firearms sales in Mount Vernon Friday has died, authorities said.

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  • Wind Cave National Park

    4 hours ago

    Scientists Venture Into Deep Cave for Its Super-Pure Water

    Scientists Venture Into Deep Cave for Its Super-Pure Water

    Hundreds of feet beneath the Black Hills, a team of scientists and researchers snake through dark, narrow and silent corridors of ancient rock to reach their goal: what is thought to be some of the purest water...

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  • Migrant Truck Deaths

    2 minutes ago

    4 Arrested in Deaths of 71 Migrants Found in Truck

    4 Arrested in Deaths of 71 Migrants Found in Truck

    Four men suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria were placed under preliminary arrest on Saturday by a Hungarian court. The refrigerated truck with the dead migrants...

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  • Emmett Till

    Aug 28, 2015

    Emmett Till's Relatives Gather at Boy's Grave 60 Years Later

    Emmett Till's Relatives Gather at Boy's Grave 60 Years Later

    The legacy of the lynching of thousands of black people in America was recalled when the death 60 years ago in Mississippi of just one — Emmett Till — was commemorated Friday at his gravesite in a suburban...

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