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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 >>


CTE found in 99% of studied brains from 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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


Florida teen wins $26,000 a year for life off $1 scratch-off
A one dollar investment is all it took for an 18-year-old Florida woman to win a set salary for life. ... More >>


Baton Rouge police chief retiring after tension with mayor
The top cop in the Baton Rouge Police Department submitted his letter of retirement to the city's mayor on Monday, marking the second time a high-profile cop has stepped down in Louisiana's capital city since the summer 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling. ... 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 >>


'James Bond' movie announced, but no word on who will star
A new James Bond film will hit theaters in 2019, but it's not clear yet who will play the debonair spy in the franchise's latest movie. ... 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 >>


Why riding a bike to school is often illegal
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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 >>


Local veggies delivered with one click
As Amazon gets into the food business with the planned purchase of Whole Foods, there's a quiet, local food revolution that's been simmering on the back burner. ... More >>


Republican senators poised to vote today on health care
It's time to vote. ... More >>


Manafort subpoenaed by judiciary panel, met with Senate intel
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 >>


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 >>


Musk: Zuckerberg's understanding of AI is 'limited'
It's a battle of the tech billionaires. ... More >>


Lyft's 'Taco Mode' brings riders to closest Taco Bell
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Microsoft Paint gets second chance at life
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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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Police teach kids bike, road safety
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