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Violent Unrest Continues In Nicaragua Over Social Security Reforms

A local human rights group says more than 20 people have been killed, and that the government is to blame.

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Naked Gunman Kills 4 In Waffle House Shooting

Four people are dead after a suspect, wearing only a green jacket, opened fire at a restaurant near Nashville, Tenn.

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Suicide Bomber Kills 48 At Voting Center In Afghanistan

Dozens attempting to register to vote have been killed in a suicide blast in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul. The Islamic State claims responsibility.

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Amnesty International Names Kaepernick Its Ambassador Of Conscience

Ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick received Amnesty's top human rights award for his opposition to racial injustice. His "take a knee" campaign during the national anthem likely cost him his job.

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Romney's Path To Succeed Utah Sen. Hatch Just Got More Complicated

Mitt Romney has been forced into a primary race after losing Saturday's nomination battle at the state's GOP convention. Romney aims to restart his political career by replacing Sen. Orrin Hatch.

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Barbara Bush Is Laid To Rest In Texas

Guests gathered at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston to celebrate the life of the former first lady. She died Tuesday at age 92.

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'Smallville' Actress Charged With Sex Trafficking

Women in a secret group in a female mentorship organization operated as "slaves" with "masters," say federal prosecutors. Actress Allison Mack is alleged to have played a big role in the operation.

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Trump: North Korea's Suspension Of Nuclear Tests Shows 'Progress'

North Korea announced that it will stop nuclear and missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. President Trump tweeted that it was a sign "Progress being made for all!"

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Controlled Burn Held At Manassas Battlefield Park To Restore Civil War Landscape

Smoke rose above planned maneuvers to defeat overgrown vegetation, preserving the wartime feel of the park where thousands of soldiers fought in 1862.

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Charged With Second Felony: Computer Data Tampering

The latest charge is related to the alleged use of his veterans' charity donor rolls to raise money for his 2016 gubernatorial campaign. He says he will clear his name in court.

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Romaine Lettuce: Don't Eat It!

Just to be safe, the CDC is telling consumers to "throw out" all romaine lettuce, including whole heads, because of an E. coli outbreak that has infected at least 61 people and hospitalized 31.

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Trucker In Human Smuggling Case Sentenced To Life In Prison

In July, law enforcement found James Matthew Bradley Jr. sitting in the front seat of a tractor-trailer with human cargo — 39 undocumented immigrants. Ten passengers died.

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It's the Hubble Space Telescope's Birthday. Enjoy Amazing Images Of The Lagoon Nebula

This month marks the Hubble Space Telescope's 28 years in space and as a gift to us earthlings, NASA and the European Space Agency issued photos of colorful, explosive beauty.

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Lois Riess, 'Fugitive Grandmother' Wanted Over 2 Killings, Is Arrested In Texas

"We look at her appearance. She looks like anybody's mother or grandmother," Lee County (Florida) Undersheriff Carmine Marceno said. "Yet she's an absolute cold-blooded murderer."

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Electronic Dance Music Superstar Avicii Dies At 28

Tim Bergling, a Swedish dance wunderkind and one of the most successful DJs in the world, was found dead Friday in Oman.

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Puerto Rico Restores Electricity After This Week's Power Outage

It was the first blackout across the island since Hurricane Maria destroyed infrastructure in September. But thousands who lost power during the storm remain without power.

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19 Years After Columbine, Students Walk Out To Stop Gun Violence

Some 2,600 school walkouts are planned across the country, starting at 10 a.m. in each time zone.

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Swaziland Gets A Name Change: Call It eSwatini Now

King Mswati III said the name change is intended to shed vestiges of the country's colonial past. In the Swazi language, eSwatini means "place of the Swazi."

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Wells Fargo Hit With $1 Billion In Fines Over Home And Auto Loan Abuses

Some consumers were charged too much to extend the lock on their mortgage interest rates. Wells Fargo's mandatory insurance program also added unneeded costs and fees into borrowers' auto loans.

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2 Sheriff's Deputies Are Killed While Eating In A Florida Restaurant

Sgt. Noel Ramirez, 30, and Deputy Sheriff Taylor Lindsey, 25. were shot through a window. The gunman was later found dead nearby.

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