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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 >>

Police chief offers opioid addicts help without fear of arrest
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Rescuers work to save 17 hikers stranded 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 >>

Sneak peek at US Navy's new $13B aircraft carrier
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Linkin Park cancels tour after frontman's death
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Minneapolis woman's family hires Castile case attorney
Robert Bennett doesn't look like a man fighting for the little guy. ... More >>

Opinion: House Dems envision new economic agenda
Not a day goes by without another allegation or reckless tweet fueling the dysfunction of a deeply divided Republican Congress that fails to govern while hardworking families across the country are left behind. Mired in controversy, Washington Republicans are unable to uphold the basic bargain they... 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 >>

Terror suspect transferred to US for trial in federal court
The Trump administration has transferred an Algerian terror suspect from Spain to the United States to be tried in federal court rather than at the Guantánamo Bay naval prison. ... More >>

Honorary Alaska 'mayor,' Stubbs the cat, dies at 20
In today's political climate, catty politicians claw for every vote, but the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, was different. His ability to unite through cuddles and his fondness for naps made him remarkable, and this mayor -- Stubbs the cat -- also proved that opposable thumbs aren't necessary for succ... More >>

90 hospitalized during Chance the Rapper concert
More than 90 people were hospitalized in Connecticut during a concert headlined by musician Chance the Rapper, authorities said. ... More >>

Jerseys will be burned if LeBron goes here
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Surfer's second close call with shark
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Trump calls AG Sessions 'beleaguered' in tweet
President Donald Trump on Monday described Attorney General Jeff Sessions as "beleaguered" as he tweeted about his frustration with the Russia probe. ... More >>

Libertarians sense opportunity under Trump
If there's one person relishing in Washington's Trump-era dysfunction, it's Libertarian Party Chairman Nicholas Sarwark, who sees the tumult as a prime recruitment opportunity. ... More >>

Kushner and Trump detail up to $762 million in assets
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North Korea cancels annual beer festival, tour firms say
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How to ask your future boss for more money
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British chocolate: 2,500 products hit by 'shrinkflation'
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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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