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Just Before Climbing Event’s End, Deadly Avalanche Hits

March 27, 2017 |

What started as a snow-filled trip for seven schools in Japan has ended in tragedy. The BBC reports that eight high school students are believed to have been killed in an avalanche that hit a ski resort 90 miles north of Tokyo on Monday. Some 70 students and teachers were…
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‘Romantic’ Emails Between Missing Teacher, Girl Found

March 27, 2017 |

Elizabeth Thomas, the 15-year-old girl believed to have been abducted by teacher Tad Cummins two weeks ago, once hid from Cummins when he turned up at her workplace, her family says. One of the Thomas family’s lawyers tells News 2 that, according to Elizabeth’s father, she hid in the bathroom…
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Activists Fear Arrest After New Hong Kong Leader Picked

March 27, 2017 |

Hong Kong activists say police are planning to arrest student leaders and other prominent figures involved with the huge 2014 “Umbrella Movement” pro-democracy protests. The Demosisto political party said Monday that police want to charge nine people with committing a public nuisance. The crackdown, which comes more than two years…
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Pakistan Is Building Its Own Border Fence

March 27, 2017 |

Pakistan has started building a barrier along parts of one of the most rugged and dangerous border regions in the world: the 1,510 border with Afghanistan, which cuts the heartland of the Pashtun ethnic group in two. Pakistan says Taliban militants have been launching attacks across the border, a…
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Dozens of Reptiles Found Dead at Knoxville Zoo

March 27, 2017 |

Thirty-three reptiles were found dead last week at the Knoxville zoo, and officials there say they have no clues yet about how it happened. Zoo Knoxville told local news outlets that nearly all of the dead animals were snakes. They were all found dead in the reptile area. Surviving animals…
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16 Inmates at Large After Tunneling Out of Mexican Prison

March 27, 2017 |

Sixteen inmates are still at large after breaking out of a prison in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas, CNN reports. The inmates dug a 5-yard-deep, 40-yard-long tunnel to escape from the Ciudad Victoria prison, the AP reports; 29 inmates in total escaped Thursday, but 13 have since been recaptured….
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In Upset, South Carolina Heading to Final Four

March 27, 2017 |

South Carolina has completed its surprise run to the Final Four, the AP reports. The seventh-seeded Gamecocks held on down the stretch to beat 4-seed Florida 77-70 in the East Region final in New York Sunday. The Gamecocks’ tournament run included upsets of 2-seed Duke—the preseason No. 1-ranked team—…
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Tomi Lahren’s Job Suspension Is Permanent: Sources

March 26, 2017 |

Sources tell the New York Post that Tomi Lahren’s suspension from The Blaze has turned permanent. Glenn Beck, who founded the conservative network, is “reminding the world of his conservative principles by sidelining Tomi,” one source says. There had been talk that Beck has lately lost conservative cred amid his…
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Koppel to Hannity: You’re ‘Bad for America’

March 26, 2017 |

Veteran newsman Ted Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is “bad for America” while interviewing Hannity for a sit-down that aired on CBS’ Sunday Morning and quickly became a trending topic on social media Sunday, the AP reports. Hannity fired back on Twitter alleging that the interview…
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Nunes’ Abrupt Exit From an Uber Ride Is Making Headlines

March 26, 2017 |

The night before House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes dropped a bombshell Wednesday , claiming President’s Trump transition team communications had been “incidentally collected” by US intelligence agencies, he disappeared out of an Uber. He was in the car with a senior committee staffer when he got a communication on his…
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