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FILE - This undated file photo shows Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black Chicago boy, whose body was found in the Tallahatchie River near the Delta community of Money, Miss., Aug. 31, 1955. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that a new historical marker was dedicated Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, with members of Till's family in attendance. This is the fourth historical marker at the site. The first was thrown in the river. The second and third signs were shot at and became riddled with bullet holes. (AP Photo, File)
New Emmett Till marker dedicated to replace vandalized signA new memorial to Emmett Till is being dedicated after past markers were vandalized
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Fire department pesonnel stand by as workers prepare two unstable cranes for implosion at the collapse site of the Hard Rock Hotel, which underwent a partial, major collapse while under construction last Sat., Oct., 12, in New Orleans, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Authorities plan to blow up the two towering construction cranes that have become unstable at the site of the collapsed hotel. They hope to bring down the cranes with series of small controlled blasts just ahead of approaching tropical weather. The mayor has imposed a state of emergency to seize property and force people out if necessary. They hope to avoid more damage to gas and power lines and historic buildings. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
New Orleans hotel collapse: Demolition of cranes delayedPlan to use explosives to topple two giant cranes leaning over a partly collapsed New Orleans hotel have been pushed back to Sunday as experts size up risky situation
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Mango Marley's opens after Tropical Storm Nestor passed Mexico Beach, Fla. on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019.   Nestor was downgraded Saturday after it spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida but spared an area of the Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael.  (Joshua Boucher/News Herald via AP)
Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage FloridaNestor has moved into Georgia after the former tropical storm made landfall on Florida's northern Gulf Coast and spun off at least three tornadoes, causing damage
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A camper rests on top of a boat trailer and the corner of a home as Tropical Storm Nestor passed the area on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 in Kathleen, Fla.  Nestor was downgraded Saturday after it spawned a tornado that damaged several homes.   (Luis Santana/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
The Latest: Nestor moves into Georgia with heavy rainNestor has begun moving through Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone that could bring isolated flash floods, heading toward Carolinas
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Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador listens the national anthem during a welcoming ceremony for his Cuban counterpart, Miguel Diaz-Canel at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Mexico says Trump shows 'solidarity' after suspect freedMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he received a phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump to express "solidarity" over the events this week in the northern Mexican city of Culiacan, where soldiers faced off with cartel henchmen
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Striking Chicago Teachers Union members and their supporters rally outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters before marching through the Loop, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Chicago. Striking teachers went on strike after their union and city officials failed to reach a contract deal in the nation's third-largest school district. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Chicago strike means day off for some, emergency for othersChicago parents are leaning on family, friends and community groups with teachers in the nation's third-largest school district went on strike
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Parents sue Virginia school district over racist 2017 videoThe parents of a Virginia student who say their son was bullied by middle school football teammates in an incident captured on video two years ago are suing the school system
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become the powerful chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, of complications from longstanding health issues. He was 68. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Body of US Rep. Cummings will lie in state at CapitolA wake and funeral for U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings will be held next week at the church where he worshipped for nearly four decades
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Thief's Patience Is Worth $13K in JewelryA patient thief managed to make off with $13,000 in jewelry from a Costco after it closed, Fox 5 Atlanta reports. Investigators say the man cased the Atlanta-area store Oct 10, came back a few hours later, hid behind a display by the front wall, and waited there for...
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This photo provided by Marion County Sheriff’s Office,  hiker Robert Campbell sits in a police vehicle after being rescued by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Friday, Oct. 18, 2019,  Campbell had been hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and got lost on Thursday in a snowstorm.  (Marion County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
Lost Pacific Crest Trail hiker rescued in snowstormPacific Crest Trail hiker gets lost in snowstorm in Oregon mountains, and credits sheriff's deputies for saving his life
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FILE--In this Thursday, July 11, 2019, file photograph, southbound Interstate 25 traffic lanes bog down to a crawl at the interchange with Interstate 70 just north of downtown Denver. To address the complications of an aging road system and a fast-growing population, Coloradoans will decide at the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5, if the state can permanently keep tax revenue that otherwise would be refunded under limits set by a constitutional amendment called the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, or TABOR. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Colorado votes on tax regime embraced by conservativesDemocrats who control Colorado's statehouse are asking voters to modify part of a state tax regime that for decades has served as a model for fiscal conservatives nationwide
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2 charged in triple homicide during drug deal in MissouriTwo people are charged in the deaths of three people who police say were shot during a drug deal at a Kansas City, Missouri, home
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