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First-Degree Murder Charge Against Man Who Drove Into Charlottesville Demonstrators

James Fields Jr. of Ohio had been facing a second-degree murder charge until the judge upgraded it at a preliminary hearing Thursday. One protester was killed and dozens were injured.

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Federal Investigation Finds 'Significant Issues' At Immigrant Detention Centers

An inspector general's report says immigrant detainees' rights, health and safety are compromised in four facilities. In response, ICE agrees to strengthen oversight and improve conditions.

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Teen's Dramatic Video, Revealing His Acceptance By Harvard, Charms Internet

"All the hard work was worth it," Ayrton Little said. The video has been viewed more than 6 million times.

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Nephews Of Venezuelan First Lady Sentenced In U.S. Drug Smuggling Case

Efrain Antonio Campo Flores and his cousin Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas received 18 years in prison.

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After Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles Under The Weight Of Its Own Garbage

Even before Maria hit, most of the island's landfills were filled beyond capacity and nearly half had EPA closure orders. The storm generated millions of cubic yards of waste and debris.

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Four Children Killed In School Bus And Train Collision In France

The interior minister said he was "overwhelmed by the tragedy." The bus was filled with adolescents. Many were injured.

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Firefighter Dies in California Wildfire, Now The 4th Largest In The State's History

The Thomas Fire has claimed more than 242,000 acres and over 700 homes. Officials say it won't be contained until January.

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Flight Team Spruces Up Route Over Germany In Shape Of Giant Christmas Tree

The Airbus A380 team took advantage of a test flight to render the sky-high tidings on Wednesday.

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New York Times Names A.G. Sulzberger, 37, Its Next Publisher

A former reporter and editor, Sulzberger led the team that produced the Times' influential "innovation report" in 2014. He will be the sixth member of his family to lead the newspaper since 1896.

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Use Of The Death Penalty In U.S. Near A 25-Year Low, Report Finds

Executions of death row inmates occurred in only eight states in 2017 as public support for capital punishment wanes, according to an annual report by the Death Penalty Information Center.

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An $846,000 Inheritance Got Lost In Transit. That Was In February

The only money a Canadian family has recovered from a lost bank draft is the $32 it cost to ship the document. The family's bank, TD Canada Trust, has delayed reissuing the larger sum.

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'Why Do You Have This Spy Hysteria?' Putin Asks At Annual News Conference

"They undermine their own nation," Russian President Vladimir Putin said of President Trump's American critics. The news conference went on for nearly four hours.

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More Women Come Forward Accusing Russell Simmons Of Rape, Sexual Assault

On Wednesday evening, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times published accusations of rape and other sexual assaults that allegedly took place between the 1980s and 2014.

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Top Stories: Disney Buys Much Of Fox; The FCC's Net Neutrality Vote

Also: An aid group says thousands of Myanmar Rohingya Muslims were murdered in a month; Roy Moore won't concede the Alabama senate election he lost; and awards for the funniest wildlife photos return.

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Here Come The Penitent Penguins: The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards Are Back

Penitent penguins. A seal aghast. A turbocharged wigeon, a vain gnu and a kickboxing kangaroo. We have the photos.

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This Mouse Swallows Part Of A Fox: Disney Buys Most Of Murdoch Empire

Rupert Murdoch keeps Fox News and Fox TV but sells off other entertainment assets in the face of digital competitors and dynastic tensions.

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At Least 6,700 Myanmar Rohingya Killed In Single Month, Aid Group Says

Doctors Without Borders conducted field studies in neighboring Bangladesh, where Rohingya Muslims have fled since the beginning of what the U.N. describes as "ethnic cleansing."

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FCC Set To Repeal 'Net Neutrality' Rules For Internet Providers

Thursday's vote at the agency is expected to undo Obama-era regulations that prohibit cable and telecom companies from blocking access to websites and apps, or influencing how fast they load.

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Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock Posts Online Confessional Of Sexual Misconduct

Spurlock, who made the 2004 Oscar-nominated Super Size Me, detailed an encounter in college that the woman viewed as rape and a sexual harassment settlement he concluded with a former employee.

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Kentucky Lawmaker Dies In Apparent Suicide Amid Accusations Of Sexual Assault

Rep. Dan Johnson was found dead in his car of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound days after an investigative report raised past accusations of sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl.

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