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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011, file photo, Ricky Jason wears a photograph of James Byrd Jr. outside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit before the execution of Lawrence Russell Brewer in Huntsville, Texas. An East Texas town's history as the place where a black man, Byrd, was dragged to death by three white men nearly 21 years ago will again come to the forefront this week as the ringleader responsible for the brutal killing, John William King, is scheduled to be executed. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Texas town reflects on dragging death ahead of executionAn East Texas town is still haunted by a gruesome hate crime in which a black man was dragged behind a pickup truck and killed by three white men nearly 21 years ago
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'911, What's Your Emergency?' 'Can You Bring Me McDonald's?'Sometimes you have a legit emergency and sometimes your emergency is a Big Mac attack. The latter was the case of Michigan 5-year-old Iziah Hall, who awoke early last Sunday really jonesing for some McDonald's, reports WZZM . The only problem was his grandmother was sleeping, so Iziah called 911 and...
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Universities Could Have Lowered Tuitions—but They Didn'tThink college debt is killing America? Then consider how universities missed the chance to lower tuitions—by hoarding a secret windfall and giving the rest to companies you've likely never heard of, HuffPost reports. Called "online program managers," or OPMs, the companies create online courses for such prestigious colleges as...
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Zookeeper Was in the Tiger Habitat. So Was the TigerA zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo is in stable condition after finding herself on the wrong end of a tiger attack early Saturday. The unnamed woman and a 7-year-old male Sumatran tiger named Sanjiv inadvertently ended up in the outdoor tiger habitat at the same time, and zoo director Brendan...
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Cassandra Sandusky, right, a graduate of Columbine High School, pauses with her friend, Jennifer Dunmore, at a row of crosses bearing the names of the victims of the attack at the school 20 years ago before a program for the victims Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Littleton, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
The Latest: 12 students,1 teacher killed honored at ceremonyA ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting has ended with the names of 12 students and a teacher killed being read aloud, accompanied by the release of white doves
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Cassandra Sandusky, right, a graduate of Columbine High School, pauses with her friend, Jennifer Dunmore, at a row of crosses bearing the names of the victims of the attack at the school 20 years ago before a program for the victims Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Littleton, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremonyPeople who were most directly affected by the Columbine school shooting spoke openly and emotionally Saturday about their struggles and advances since 12 students and a teacher were killed 20 years ago
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In this Friday, April 19, 2019, John A. Radavich, 24, left, is led back to jail after a hearing before Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno in Spokane, Wash. The discovery of new evidence prompted a judge to declare a mistrial in the murder case against Radavich charged with killing the nephew of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana. The Spokesman-Review reports Friday, April 19, 2019, that court records show a sheriff's detective found a text message in the file while preparing to give testimony that hadn't been turned over to the defense. A new trial is set for August. (Thomas Clouse/The Spokesman-Review via AP, File)
New evidence gets mistrial in Montana senator's nephew deathThe discovery of new evidence prompted a judge to declare a mistrial in the murder case against a Spokane man charged with killing the nephew of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana
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This Nov. 2018 file photo shows Sanjiv, a Sumatran tiger at the Topeka Zoo  in Topeka, Kansas.  City officials say Sanjiv, mauled a zookeeper early Saturday, April 20, 2019 in a secured indoor space at the zoo.   Topeka Zoo director Brendan Wiley says the zookeeper was awake and alert when she was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Wiley said he did not know the extent of her injuries. The zookeeper's name has not been released.  (The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
Zookeeper hospitalized after tiger attack at Topeka ZooCity officials say a tiger mauled a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo in northeastern Kansas
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Police: Attacker kills 1 woman, injures 2nd in NYC apartmentPolice say a woman was hacked to death and a second woman is being treated for stab wounds after a killer who may have used an ax attacked them inside a Brooklyn apartment
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Polygamist lawyers in Utah face bar investigationSeven Utah lawyers are being accused in a new complaint that they are violating rules of conduct because they are polygamists
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Sheriff's Office: 3 arrested in 3 killings in New MexicoThe Valencia County Sheriff's Office says three suspects are in custody in the shooting deaths of three men at a home near Los Lunas early Saturday
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Dad Vents About Teacher. Now 16K Want Her FiredA Pennsylvania dad's frustration has boiled over and put his son's math teacher in the hot seat, Fox News reports. On Tuesday, Chris Piland posted a Facebook photo of his son's second-grade math assignment with a comment from the teacher: "Absolutely pathetic. He answered 13 in 3 min! Sad." Piland...
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