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Ariana Grande Breaks Down on ‘Tonight Show’ After Singing Aretha Franklin Tribute

August 17, 2018 |

Ariana Grande did something she did not want to do today, but powered through in honor of Aretha Franklin and then broke down in tears. Production sources tell us Ariana was scheduled to appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Falon” Thursday…

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Cops: Man Shot After Aretha Franklin Argument

August 17, 2018 |

Fans mourned Aretha Franklin all around the world Thursday—including in a Suffolk, Virginia barbershop, where a discussion of the Queen of Soul turned violent. Witnesses say that after an argument over whether Halle Berry had played or was going to play Franklin in a biopic turned violent, Michael Jermell…
Newser

After Hit-and-Run Kills Cyclist, Redditors Step In

August 16, 2018 |

Susan Rainwater was riding her bicycle in Eatonville, Wash., last Thursday morning when a vehicle came up from behind, veered off the road, and fatally struck the 66-year-old. The driver then left her for dead, police say; a passerby later found her body in a ditch after spotting her crumpled…
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After Child Deaths in Yemen, Democrats Write 3 Letters

August 16, 2018 |

Three letters over the last three days. That’s how many messages House and Senate Democrats have penned this week demanding the US be forthcoming with information on its involvement in Yemen after an airstrike there last week killed at least 40 kids . Critics say there could be thousands of civilian…
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Husband Arrested After Colo. Family Vanishes

August 16, 2018 |

Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into custody. Watt’s pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, were reported missing Monday. Police tweeted…
Newser

11 Months After Maria, Power Restored in Puerto Rico

August 16, 2018 |

Power has been restored to all of Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 11 months ago, the AP reports. The island’s electric utility announced that crews working in the southern city of Ponce reconnected the last neighborhood that had been offline since the Sept. 20…
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CNN

Before and after the Italy bridge collapse

August 15, 2018 |

A large section of a highway bridge in northern Italy collapsed during torrential rains Tuesday, causing a number of fatalities, authorities said.
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Bull escapes Oklahoma City pen, dies after gallivanting through Oklahoma City

August 15, 2018 |

A bull ran amok through the streets of Oklahoma City on Monday before eventually collapsing and dying, police said.
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Ex-Baltimore Cop Indicted on Assault Charges After Viral Video

August 14, 2018 |

A former Baltimore police officer was indicted on assault charges Tuesday after being recorded repeatedly punching a man in a street confrontation three days earlier in a video that went viral. Arthur Williams, who resigned a day after Saturday’s confrontation, was charged with first- and second-degree assault, as well as…
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School Canceled After Transgender 12-Year-Old Is Threatened

August 14, 2018 |

Classes were canceled Monday and Tuesday in a small Oklahoma school district after a 12-year-old transgender student was threatened online. It was the girl’s first day of classes at the middle school in Achille, Okla., last Wednesday and she used the girls’ bathroom. At her elementary school, she had been…
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