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Hawaii Scrambles to Save Its Iconic Beach

April 21, 2019 |

Hawaii’s iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets, the AP reports. Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, state lawmakers are trying to pass legislation that…
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Protests and Questions Follow Shooting by Police Near Yale

April 21, 2019 |

Nightly protests followed the police shooting of a woman in a car near Yale’s campus, and another demonstration is planned for Sunday. Stephanie Washington, 22, was hospitalized after being shot by an officer from Yale and a second from the town of Hamden, NBC reports. They had stopped the car…
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Here’s How Not to Spell ‘School’

April 21, 2019 |

A road crew in Florida should get an “F” for spelling. A motorist on Thursday spotted the error, reports the AP , realizing that workers in Doral had made a mistake when painting the word “school” at a pedestrian crossing in the road. Instead of S-C-H-O-O-L, it was spelled S-C-O-H-O-L. WPLG…
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Woman Found Dead, Nearly Decapitated, in Possible Ax Attack

April 21, 2019 |

A woman was found dead and partially decapitated in a Brooklyn apartment, after apparently being attacked with an ax in what police say was a “brutal, vicious attack.” A man in custody faces murder charges, WNBC reports, and a 4-year-old girl in the apartment was unharmed. An Uber driver called…
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Easter Attacks: At Least 207 Dead, 7 Arrested

April 21, 2019 |

At least eight bombs exploded in Sri Lanka , as Christians gathered to celebrate Easter on Sunday. The attacks targeted three churches and four five-star hotels frequented by tourists, as well as one blast on a highway overpass, reports the New York Times , and the death toll has now risen to…
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With Easter Bloodied, Pope Decries ‘Cruel Violence’

April 21, 2019 |

Pope Francis denounced the “cruel violence” of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar by lamenting bloodshed and political violence. Francis skipped his homily during Easter Mass but delivered his traditional “Urbi et Orbi”…
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FBI Busts Leader of Border Vigilante Group

April 21, 2019 |

A New Mexico man belonging to an armed group that has detained Central American families near the US-Mexico border was arrested Saturday in a border community on a criminal complaint accusing him of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said that…
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More Than 130 Killed in Church, Hotel Attacks

April 21, 2019 |

At least 138 people were killed and nearly 500 hospitalized from injuries in near simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the state-run Daily News reports. A security official tells the AP that two of the blasts are suspected to have been…
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United Methodists Edge Toward Breakup

April 21, 2019 |

There’s at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist, and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors, the AP reports. The differences have simmered for years, and…
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Mother’s Moment of Joy Turns Into Horror

April 21, 2019 |

Priscilla Maldonado was robbed of a joyous New Year’s Day moment—and things have hardly gotten easier. The 25-year-old Texas mom had just given birth to her son Ja’bari at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio when the delivery room fell silent and her newborn was rushed away. “I was worried,…
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