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She Found No Diamonds for an Hour. Then She Went to YouTube

August 22, 2019 |

A first-time visitor to Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park turned to YouTube for help in finding a gleaming rock and, almost immediately, spotted one. After searching through the dirt for about an hour on a spur-of-the-moment family outing on Aug. 16, Miranda Hollingshead of Bogata, Texas, sat down in…
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Sarah Sanders Has a New Job

August 22, 2019 |

Sarah Sanders is returning to the public eye. The former White House press secretary is joining Fox News as a political analyst, the network announced . Her first appearance will be on Fox & Friends Sept. 6. Sanders served as press secretary from July 2017 through June of this year, though…
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Cops Got Calls of Lewd Conduct in a Park. They Busted 6 Seniors

August 22, 2019 |

The Grace Richardson Conservation Area in Fairfield, Conn., is where locals go to commune with nature and enjoy the wildlife, though “wild life” may have double meaning for some. Per the Connecticut Post , reports of “lewd and sexual activity” started making their way to police earlier this month. When cops…
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Taylor Swift: I’ll Remake 6 Albums

August 22, 2019 |

New recordings are on the way from Taylor Swift, and we aren’t referring to her album Lover , which drops Friday. The singer-songwriter tells CBS Sunday Morning she will “absolutely” rerecord her songbook after her originals masters were sold to a man she accused of bullying her . In acquiring Big Machine…
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A New Dispute Worsens on the Korean Peninsula

August 22, 2019 |

South Korea said Thursday it is canceling an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid a bitter trade dispute, a surprise announcement that is likely to set back US efforts to bolster mutual security cooperation with two of its most important allies in the Asian region, per the AP . South Korea’s decision…
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Mom, Son Killed on Same Stretch of Road 8 Months Apart

August 22, 2019 |

Tragedy struck twice in the space of eight months on the same stretch of road for a Florida family. Authorities say 13-year-old Tyler Pittard was killed in a hit-and-run Saturday night on US Highway 19 near Palmetto, when a Chevy Silverado hit a group walking on the shoulder and kept…
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Feds Pull Crop Tour Staff After Threat From Farmer

August 22, 2019 |

Trouble in the heartland for the Trump administration? The Department of Agriculture says it pulled all of its staff from a tour of corn and soybean fields in the Midwest after a credible threat was made against an employee. Sources tell Reuters that the threat was madein a phone call…
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Theron Has ‘Uncanny’ Resemblance to Kelly in New Trailer

August 22, 2019 |

Megyn Kelly hasn’t landed a new gig playing herself in a film about Roger Ailes’ downfall at Fox News—but viewers of the new trailer for Bombshell could be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Charlize Theron plays the former Fox anchor in the scene, which features a tense elevator ride with…
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UN: Microplastics in Water Not a Major Health Worry

August 22, 2019 |

The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don’t appear to be risky, but that research has been spotty and more is needed into their effects on the environment and health, the AP reports. Microplastics are created when man-made materials break down into tiny particles smaller…
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‘Lord Forgive ‘Em’: Texas Executes Larry Swearingen

August 22, 2019 |

Texas inmate Larry Swearingen claimed he was innocent right up until his execution—and even beyond. “Today the state of Texas executed an innocent man,” the 48-year-old said in a statement released after he received a lethal injection Wednesday. Swearingen, sentenced to die for the 1998 abduction, rape, and murder…
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