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Truck driver: I had no idea immigrants were inside
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Call from a Walmart employee led to the discovery
At least nine people are dead after a phone call from a Walmart employee led to the discovery of dozens of undocumented immigrants severely injured in the back of a tractor-trailer in Texas early Sunday, according to federal authorities. ... More >>

Official describes mass casualty situation
Chief Charles Hood with the San Antonio Fire Department speaks with CNN's Fredricka Whitfield about bodies being found in a tractor-trailer. ... More >>

Human trafficking and smuggling rile San Antonio -- and beyond
When 38 people were found dead or severely injured in the back of a stifling semi-truck, much of the country was appalled. ... More >>

Opinion: San Antonio victims deserve our compassion, not condemnation
Early Sunday morning, a horrific scene unfolded in the parking lot of a San Antonio Walmart. A call from a Walmart employee led to the discovery of dozens of alleged undocumented immigrants packed inside an 18-wheeler. ... More >>

Parents gave baby drugs to hide her addiction, police say
A Utah couple told police they gave their newborn daughter a substance to hide the fact that she was born addicted to drugs. ... More >>

Woman livestreams crash that kills 14-year-old girl
An 18-year-old woman who livestreamed a video of herself behind the wheel during a fatal crash has been arrested. ... More >>

Florida teen wins $26,000 a year for life
A one dollar investment is all it took for an 18-year-old Florida woman to win a set salary for life. ... More >>

Police chief offers opioid addicts help without fear of arrest
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Signs warning of 'easily startled' cops pop up
One week after an unarmed Minneapolis woman was killed in an officer-involved shooting, street signs criticizing "easily startled" police have popped up in the Twin Cities. ... More >>

'Trump effect' looms large at Mexico's southern border
Amarilis Mendoza is getting used to stares and double takes. The 13-year-old from Guatemala lost part of her left leg when she fell from a moving train, a train she had hoped would carry her to the United States. ... More >>

Opinion: Trump would be wise to sign Russia sanctions bill
If President Trump signs this sanctions bill against Russia, he will send a strong message to Putin, writes Julian Zelizer ... More >>

Stranded hikers rescued in Arizona
Emergency services are working to rescue 17 hikers from raging waters caused by flash flooding in Arizona. ... More >>

Calls to poison centers about supplements up 50%
From 2005 to 2012, the rate of calls to poison control centers about dietary supplements increased by almost 50%, and most of the exposures were in children younger than 6, according to a study. ... More >>

Lives of families intertwined in homeless men's burial mix-up
Ever since her son disappeared almost 30 years ago, led someplace by his mental illness, Karen Bilyeu waited for him to call. ... More >>

Opinion: Who is the real Jared Kushner?
Will the real Jared Kushner please stand up? ... More >>

Opinion: Democrats' 'Better Deal' is more of the same
Democrats would like voters to believe the party's slogan for its new economic agenda rolled out Monday, "A Better Deal," describes a program aimed at fighting for regular people -- even though it mostly rings like a sales pitch for a discounted item at a shopping mall. Worse, the specifics of the ... More >>

Snooty, the world's oldest captive manatee, dies in Florida
The world's oldest-known manatee in captivity, Snooty, has died in a tragic accident, the South Florida Museum says. ... More >>

Trump: 'We could use some more loyalty'
President Donald Trump turned a Boy Scouts event into a campaign-style rally Monday, starting off by saying he'd put aside the "fake news" and other issues in Washington while addressing the Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Scout Jamboree. ... More >>

Kushner and Trump detail up to $762 million in assets
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Trump: AG Sessions 'beleaguered'
President Donald Trump on Monday described Attorney General Jeff Sessions as "beleaguered" as he tweeted about his frustration with the Russia probe. ... More >>

Microsoft could soon bury Paint
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Scaramucci: 'TV cameras are back on' at White House
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How to ask your future boss for more money
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LEGO sculpture exhibit combines nature and art
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Community helps mom facing deportation
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Man didn't know strangers rented his home
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92-yo veteran still serves his community
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Boy cries in step-mom's arms at wedding
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