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Warmbier: Professor fired for saying he 'got what he deserved'

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An adjunct anthropology professor at the University of Delaware who drew anger by criticizing Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died after being held captive in North Korea, will not be returning to teach.

High-cost US Cities See Homeless Population Grow

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Homelessness is increasing in Los Angeles, and the signs are visible. From tents under freeways and shopping carts at street corners, to people begging for money outside fast-food restaurants, the number of homeless people in Los Angeles county has risen by 23 percent, to nearly 58,000. It is a life Destiny Prescott knows all too well.

Girlfriend whose texts urged suicide guilty of manslaughter

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A woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted Friday of involuntary manslaughter in a trial that raised questions about whether words can kill.

Philando Castile Shooting Death: Officer Jeronimo Yanez Found Not Guilty. Photo - NBC

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A jury has acquitted a Minnesota police officer in the shooting death of a black man outside St. Paul last year, putting to end a tragic saga that began with a routine traffic stop.

Bill Cosby walks out of court, after a mistrial was declared in his sexual assault trial when the jury declared it could not reach a verdict. Photo: Reuters

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A Pennsylvania judge on Saturday declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case after the jury said it could not reach a verdict, but prosecutors said they would retry Cosby and he still faces a slew of civil lawsuits.

Discovery of oldest Homo sapiens in Morocco rewrites human history

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How long has our species been around? New fossils from Morocco push the evidence back by about 100,000 years.

The bones, about 300,000 years old, were unearthed thousands of miles from the previous record-holder, found in fossil-rich eastern Africa. The new discovery reveals people from an early stage of our species' evolution, with a mix of modern and more primitive traits.

At Trump's Cabinet meeting, flattery is flavor of the day. Photo: Reuters

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They came to praise President Donald Trump, not focus on the controversies engulfing him.

One by one, Trump's Cabinet members assembled around the table spoke effusively about the president as he sat beaming, soaking it all in at the first formal gathering of his most senior officials at the White House on Monday.

Russia hacked voting software firm before US election, report claims

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Russian hackers attacked at least one US voting software supplier days before last year's presidential election, according to an intelligence report leaked Monday that suggests hacking penetrated further into US voting systems than previously known.

Tiger Woods asleep at wheel of car before Florida arrest, not drunk: police

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Tiger Woods was asleep at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz stopped on a Florida road and did not know where he was, said a police report released on Tuesday, a day after the former world No. 1 golfer was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. Woods, 41, blamed the incident on medications.

Tiger Woods is in trouble again — this time for allegedly driving under the influence in Florida.

Richard Collins III Honored At Commencement With Graduation Gown On Empty Chair

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School officials held a moment of silence during the Class of 2017 commencement ceremony at Bowie State University in Maryland on Tuesday in memory of Richard Collins III.

Dramatic Video Captures Sea Lion Dragging Little Girl Into Water

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Dramatic video shot Saturday shows a large sea lion grabbing and pulling underwater a young girl sitting on a dock near Vancouver.

Notre Dame students walk out of the commencement ceremony in opposition opposed to the Trump administration's policies.

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Dozens of graduates and family members silently stood and walked out Sunday as Vice President Mike Pence began his address at Notre Dame's commencement ceremony.

Seidu Mohammed walked across the U.S.-Canada border to Emerson, Man., last Christmas Eve

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A Ghanaian asylum seeker who lost his fingers to frostbite while crossing into Manitoba from the U.S. on Christmas Eve has won his case to stay.

White carnations were the favorite flower of Anna Reeves Jarvis, who inspired Mother's Day. Photo - Forest and Kim Starr/Flickr

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Ironically, the founder of Mother’s Day was not a mother herself. Anna Jarvis created the holiday to honor her late mother, Ann.

Man gets 21 years in prison for sexually abusing daughter

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Authorities say a 48-year-old Washington, D.C.-man has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for sexually abusing his daughter.

Former FBI Director, James Comey (L) and US President Donald Trump. Photo - CNN

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The director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey, has been fired.

President Donald Trump, in a blunt letter to Comey Tuesday, told him: “You are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately.” The president added that Comey “is not able to effectively lead the bureau.”

Fired Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver faces murder charge for shooting death of Jordan Edward.

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A white Texas police officer faces a murder charge in the shooting of a black teenager after being fired earlier in the week over the incident, authorities said Friday.

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