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The view over the brick wall

Waking up now in my new digs I jump in the shower and by the time I am done fresh coffee is waiting for me. I grab my bar stool, go outside and sit in the humid air hoping for a breeze to cut the heat. 390 more words


Cincinnati Zoo director defends killing gorilla to save boy

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo’s director on Monday defended the decision to kill a gorilla to protect a 4-year-old boy who entered its exhibit, noting it’s easy to second-guess after the child was recovered safely. 698 more words


Church slaying families accept pursuit of death penalty

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic Black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won’t be at peace until the man charged in the slayings is put to death. 554 more words

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Online dance craze sweeps police departments across US

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ In an online sensation, police officers across the U.S. are dancing an updated version of the running man to a catchy 1990s hip hop song in videos that have included professional sports mascots, cheerleading squads and at least one explosion. 630 more words

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Chicago Gun Violence Leaves 4 Dead, 49 Shot Over Memorial Day Weekend

Gun violence in Chicago reached alarming heights over Memorial Day weekend, with tragic news that over 40 people were shot, the Chicago Tribune reports. 409 more words

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Flooding and Tropical Depression Bonnie Hit South

Flooding in Texas and Kansas has resulted in the deaths of 6 people, with 1 child still missing in Kansas. Meanwhile, depression Bonnie (downgraded from tropical storm) is hitting South Carolina with rain and flooding, and is expected to move through Georgia and Florida next.With the rains, Missouri has declared a state of emergency throughout the state, due to concerns that the levees may be breached.

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Floods in Texas, Kansas leave at least 6 dead, 2 missing

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities in central Texas have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six. 626 more words