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Funeral held for 9-year-old Detroit girl killed…

A private funeral Mass has been held for a 9-year-old Detroit girl who was killed by three dogs while she rode her bike

Black Government Worker's Office 'Targeted' in…

A black employee's office at the US Department of Education has been vandalized in what looks like a racially motivated attack, NBC News reports. The employee hasn't been identified, but her school desegregation poster was damaged and African figurines disfigured. "She had some dolls in her office that were decapitated,...

'Red flag laws' offer tool for preventing some…

From California to Florida, 'red flag laws' are showing promise to prevent some suicides and mass shootings, supporters say

Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon…

Brazilian troops prepare to deploy in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region

8-year-old killed, 3 others injured in St. Louis shooting

Police say an 8-year-old girl has been killed and three others injured in a shooting near a high school in St. Louis

EU 'willing to listen' to Johnson's Brexit plan

Donald Tusk says the EU will consider the PM's Brexit ideas - as long as they are "realistic".

Oregon defends past nonunanimous jury verdicts to…

Oregon's attorney general tells the U.S. Supreme Court that Oregon's criminal justice system would be 'overwhelmed' if the nation's highest court rules that nonunanimous jury verdicts are unconstitutional

Appeals judge in Georgia dies; DA says homicide unlikely

An appeals judge in Georgia has been found shot dead behind his Albany home, but officials do not believe it was a homicide

Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump 'order…

President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful, but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China

12-year-old boy shot at Georgia elementary school

A 12-year-old boy has been wounded in a shooting at an elementary school in Georgia and another child is in custody

Iranian Oil Tanker Changes Course After Greece…

The Adrian Darya 1 — formerly known as the Grace 1 — says it is now headed to Turkey.

Russian capsule carrying robot fails space…

A Russian space capsule carrying a humanoid robot has failed to dock as planned with the International Space Station

New plan cuts more than $1B off New York rail…

New York and New Jersey have submitted a plan that cuts more than $1 billion off the cost of a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River

After underwhelming first year, can casino…

Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style casino is throwing itself a birthday bash with Aerosmith, New England Patriots cheerleaders and a huge cake

ICE Blocks Immigrant Hotline After TV Characters…

Less than two weeks after characters in Orange is the New Black discussed a hot line detained immigrants can call for help, ICE took the line down. Six actors from the show are among the people who signed a cease-and-desist letter sent to the acting director of ICE to try...

Syrian troops surround Turkish post in country's…

Syrian authorities took a group of journalists to tour a Turkish observation post, several newly captured villages and the town of Khan Sheikhoun.

Report: Lawmaker accused of misconduct won't seek reelection

A Tennessee lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct has told his Republican colleagues that he won't run for reelection in 2020

Indigenous wellness 'helps heal historical trauma'

A Native American movement is encouraging indigenous people to reconnect with their ancestral practices.

Funeral service for Katrina-era governor, Kathleen Blanco

Three days of public mourning for Louisiana's former governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, have ended with a funeral Mass and burial service for the devout Catholic

$100K Reward Offered in Double Murder

Heidi Childs and David Metzler were only teenagers when a gunman stole their lives. Now multiple law enforcement agencies are trying rekindle interest in the decade-old Virginia killing by reminding people that all their leads—including DNA evidence from the crime scene—may not be enough, NBC News reports. "We...

Even before photo op of G-7 allies, sharp elbows…

The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo