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'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

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,...

Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon…

Brazilian troops deploy in the Amazon to help fight fires that have swept parts of the region

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

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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".

Crowds fill Argentine streets to back conservative president

Tens of thousands of Argentines jammed streets in the capital and other cities to show support for conservative President Mauricio Macri, who is facing a tough fight heading into general elections in October in a country beset with economic struggles

Texas man accused of fatally shooting boss after being fired

Authorities allege a 22-year-old suburban Houston man fatally shot his boss after being fired

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

Iranian Oil Tanker Changes Course After Greece…

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

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Strip down, saddle up: Naked bikers hit…

Strip down, saddle up: Hundreds of naked bicyclists take to Philadelphia's streets for annual ride promoting positive body image

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...

Israel says it thwarts imminent Iranian attack from Syria

The Israeli military says it has attacked targets near Damascus in what was a successful effort to thwart an imminent Iranian drone strike on Israel, stepping up an already heightened campaign against Iranian military activity in 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

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Indigenous wellness 'helps heal historical trauma'

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

Democrats quash climate debate push from activists

The Democratic National Committee is quashing a push from climate activists and some national party members who want a 2020 presidential primary debate devoted exclusively to the climate crisis