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Last Surviving US Defector to North Korea Is Dead

August 21, 2017 |

He might have been the most famous American in North Korea. But now James “Joe” Dresnok, a US soldier who defected after fighting in the Korean War, is dead, reports the Guardian . His two Korean-born sons made the news public in a government video, saying their father had suffered a…
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Jerry Lewis Dead at 91

August 20, 2017 |

Jerry Lewis — the legendary comedian, actor, singer, director and philanthropist — has died. Penn Jillette just tweeted, “Jerry Lewis just died. When I met him, I feel apart, just sobbed. I guess it’s time for that again.” Another tweet from Las…

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Civil Rights Activist and Comedian Dick Gregory Dead at 84

August 20, 2017 |

Dick Gregory — comedian, actor, writer and famed civil right activist — died Saturday night in Washington D.C. … according to a statement from his family. Gregory began his career as a comedian while serving in the the military in the ’50s, and…

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At Least 23 Dead in Passenger Train Crash

August 20, 2017 |

Six coaches of a passenger train derailed in northern India on Saturday, killing 23 people and injuring at least 81, officials said. Two of the coaches telescoped into each other, while four others toppled over after going off the track, said Arvind Kumar, a top official in Uttar Pradesh, the…
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More than 400 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

August 19, 2017 |

The death toll from this week’s devastating mudslides in Sierra Leone has passed 400, with hundreds of people still missing, a government tourism minister told CNN.
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California Man Confirmed Dead in Barcelona Attack

August 19, 2017 |

The California man missing in Barcelona after a car rammed into pedestrians in a popular tourist area is among the 13 killed during the terror attack, his family confirmed Friday. Jared Tucker, 42, and wife Heidi Nunes-Tucker were celebrating their first wedding anniversary on a European trip through France, Italy,…
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Cops: 3 Children Found Dead in Home Outside Washington DC

August 19, 2017 |

No arrest has been made in the slayings of three girls under the age of 10 who were found in a home in Clinton, a Maryland suburb of Washington, DC, the AP reports. An adult family member found the dead children—all with trauma to their bodies—inside the home,…
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Mom Found Son Dead in Room. She’s Blaming Pot

August 18, 2017 |

Kristina Ziobro went into her son Michael’s room to say goodnight to him and found him unconscious on the floor. Now, the New Jersey mom is blaming her 22-year-old son’s death on the medical marijuana that was found in his closet. She tells Today she believes the pot caused Michael’s…
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