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Life on the streets: Where faith, violence collide
It was the second time in three days that Willa Jones had heard gunshots. The first ones had taken her brother's life. ... More >>


The Goose: Living in a murder capital
La'Marque Victor grew up in the Goose, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in New Orleans. Now, he's trying to get out for his kids. ... More >>


Gangs, opioids fueling New Orleans shootings
It was just a few of weeks after he turned 21 that Zachary Nelson told his family he needed to get out of New Orleans. ... More >>


The 5 deadliest US cities?
Chicago. Murder. ... More >>


Baby killer whale, the last to be born at SeaWorld, dies
A three-month old killer whale, the last to be born in captivity at SeaWorld, died Monday after serious health problems, including what's likely to be pneumonia, according to the park. ... More >>


Woman slapped police car before she was shot, report says
In an interview with investigators last week, one of the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk said he was startled by a "loud sound" near the squad car. ... More >>


Brain disease found in 99% of studied deceased NFL players
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) was found in 110 brains of 111 deceased former NFL players that were donated to Boston University's CTE Research Center, according to a study released Tuesday by JAMA. ... More >>


After brain cancer diagnosis, McCain speaks out on Senate floor
Sen. John McCain appeared lively and impassioned upon his return to Washington on Tuesday, less than two weeks after surgeons removed a large blood clot from his brain and diagnosed him with brain cancer. ... More >>


Station cancels event with famous atheist
A public radio station in Berkeley, California, canceled a fundraiser and discussion with Richard Dawkins, the scientist, author and avowed atheist, calling his comments on Islam "abusive speech." ... More >>


Treatment zeroes HIV transmission risk
The evidence is in and the message is clear: When someone is HIV positive, adherence to antiretroviral drugs can pretty much zero their chance of spreading the infection to others during sex. ... More >>


Opinion: Rexit? Don't quit yet, Secretary Tillerson
However stacked the deck may be against Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, now is not the time to fold, write Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky. ... More >>


Coast Guard gives notice: Missile launch expected in Alaska
A missile launch from a Kodiak, Alaska, facility is expected this weekend, according to the US Coast Guard. ... More >>


Opinion: Trump's missed opportunity to be a role model for Scouts
After Trump's disappointing speech at the National Boy Scout Jamboree, the Boy Scouts of America should distance itself from many of the president's statements, writes Mark Hertling ... More >>


Can nudity crack Hollywood's double standard?
"Insecure" and "Girls Trip" both have diverse writers' that call out female institutional barriers like nudity, writes RaVal Davis. ... More >>


LeBron to make $25M from pizza investment
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Is this the world's best whiskey?
When WhistlePig's Boss Hog IV "The Black Prince" rye whiskey won "best in show" at the prestigious 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, it dominated a field of whiskeys from around the globe. ... More >>


Rich or poor? Your face might give it away
Throughout the late 1960s and 1970s, the English artist David Hockney painted a series of "double portraits," two subjects depicted side by side -- of the fashion designer Ossie Clark with the textile designer Celia Birtwell; of the author Christopher Isherwood with the artist Don Bachardy; and one... More >>


Senate advances health care bill
Senate Republicans voted to advance to floor debate on their efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. ... More >>


The most cringe-worthy lines from Trump's Boy Scouts speech
On Monday night, President Donald Trump jetted to West Virginia to address the annual Boy Scout Jamboree. And oh what a speech it was! ... More >>


Manafort subpoenaed by judiciary panel
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort met behind closed doors Tuesday morning with the Senate intelligence committee, Manafort's spokesman Jason Maloni told CNN, as a separate Senate committee announced it has subpoenaed the former Trump aide. ... More >>


Lyft's latest experiment: 'Taco Mode'
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Uber addresses drivers' concerns with key changes
Uber is continuing its push to get into the good graces of its drivers with new perks and changes to make the company more attractive. ... More >>


Microsoft Paint gets second chance at life
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Hero honored 68 years after deadly fire
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21 hospitalized after bus crash
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Mom receives kidneys from stranger
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World's oldest manatee dies in accident
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Couple kills alligator, sells meat
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Stabbing survivor with family
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