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Harvard student submits a hip-hop album as his final dissertation

He credits his mother, who had noticed his knack for the art form when he performed at open mics on campus, for having given him the idea to do a rap album for his honours thesis. Obasi Shaw wrote the album, titled Liminal Minds in a year. "T...

US extends protected status for Haitians until January

More than 50,000 of them have TPS. Next up for decisions are Sudan and South Sudan, where TPS expires in November. But while Haitians were celebrating, citizens from Liberia and Sierra Leone were not. They said no decision had been made over whe...

The Hidden Bombshell In The Comey-Trump Story

In an interview conducted via email on Friday, Reines said Clinton strategists didn't necessarily think Trump would try to hug Clinton, per se, but might attempt to differentiate himself from Clinton visually. Bad enough that he was there; bad enough...

Only Planned Parenthood in Wyoming to close

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland had a teleconference Thursday to address the loss of state funding to Planned Parenthood in Iowa. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains plans to close three clinics in northern New Mexico . Iowa's largest a...

Dayton, Republicans Back in Budget Talks

The votes, 120-11 in the House and 57-8 in the Senate, came Wednesday to help end the saga of bringing Real ID to the state. "I'm glad it's here". Lawmakers agreed to shift that debate to a separate bill so Minnesota could finally move ahead with ado...

Idaho law enforcement pay tribute to fallen officers

This year, more than 2,500 people participated in the 3.1 mile race that took runners from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and back via 3 Street Northwest in front of the U.S. "Please know that you do not grieve alone", he told the fam...

More immigrants arrested, fewer deported under Trump

Patel is the eighth detainee to die in ICE custody since October and the second in two days in Georgia. Homan said the arrest increase came from stepped up enforcement, adding that morale has improved among agents under Trump because they were "all...

Excessive caffeine intake causes death of South Carolina teen

CBS Local- In South Carolina, a 16-year-old boy collapsed then died in a classroom on April 26. A caffeine overdose killed a SC teenager last month, the Richland County coroner said Monday. "It wasn't a auto crash that took his life". Sean Cripe...

Melissa McCarthy adds spice (and Spicer) as host of 'SNL'

After a few trademark violent "Spicy" outbursts, the press secretary took up the defense of President Donald Trump against accusations that he fired FBI Director James Comey in an effort to obstruct the investigation into Trump's ties to Russian Fede...

Aetna will completely exit Obamacare exchanges in 2018

Regulators previous year approved average rate increases in the individual market of 32.5 percent for Highmark and about 23 percent for Aetna. Insurance experts expect holes to develop in 2018. But rural areas may not be attractive to insurers lookin...

Judge rejects effort to block Confederate statue's removal

In other countries, monuments of former leaders are displayed with other statues to put them in historical context. Quess Moore said he came out "to celebrate the victory in the battle against white supremacy, particularly in New Orleans ".

Twitter Launches Live Streaming Channel on Roku

Twitter might best be known as a microblogging service, but it'll soon be heading to yet another video platform. Twitter announced this week that in Q1 2017 it streamed more than 800 hours of live premium video across 450-plus events that reached 4...

Levee Fails At Pocahontas Threatening Residents With Floodwaters

A levee breach near Pocahontas on Wednesday prompted several water rescues. Rivers in Louisiana are pouring over their banks after parts of the state were inundated with up to 8 inches of rain. Warnings were also issued urging people to stay out of...

8 people injured in San Diego mass shooting

Around 6 p.m., panicked 9-1-1 calls about the attack sent police to the La Jolla Crossroads apartment complex in University City . The suspect was later identified as 49-year-old Peter Selis , police said, according to the AP . Shahrayar Jeff'...

Trump adviser to leave the White House

Members of the party frequently attended memorial ceremonies for WWII-era fascists, according to the report , and in 2008 a high-ranking captain called Jews "Zionist rats" and "locusts" and referred to "Zionist-Bolshevik genocide". This report has b...

Student In Custody After Bringing Gun To Middle School

There was a scare at a middle school in Mason County today, with reports of a possible active shooter on the campus. The Mason County Sheriff's office confirmed officers from multiple agencies were on scene at Hawkins Middle School in Washington ...

Blocked again: Federal judge halts Trump's order on sanctuary cities

Supreme Court. In January, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that requested that the Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department block sanctuary cities from receiving federal funds. The ruling did not end the government's ...

Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping due in court Monday

He is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in Sacramento, California, on Monday. The 15-year-old is now receiving treatment from mental health experts. Kat Bozeman told News 2 that her 15-year-old sister still isn't quite home. "She's just so h...

Canadian PM responds to Trump's criticism of dairy industry

Malpeque MP Wayne Easter has some advice for U.S. President Donald Trump over remarks claiming unfair dairy trade practices between Canada and the U.S. Carr will be in NY next week. Senator Chuck Schumer said today that he agrees with his sworn ene...

Florida unemployment rate drops to 4.8 percent

That further drop in Florida's unemployment rate is good news because it may portend faster growth in wage levels, said Mekael Teshome, Florida anaylst for PNC Bank. The labor participation rate is the percentage of all Georgia residents at least 16 ...

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Trump adviser to leave the White House

Members of the party frequently attended memorial ceremonies for WWII-era fascists, according to the report , and in 2008 a high-ranking captain called Jews "Zionist rats" and "lo...

Student In Custody After Bringing Gun To Middle School

There was a scare at a middle school in Mason County today, with reports of a possible active shooter on the campus. The Mason County Sheriff's office confirmed officers from m...

Blocked again: Federal judge halts Trump's order on sanctuary cities

Supreme Court. In January, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that requested that the Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department block sanctuary cities ...

Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping due in court Monday

He is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in Sacramento, California, on Monday. The 15-year-old is now receiving treatment from mental health experts. Kat Bozeman told News...

Canadian PM responds to Trump's criticism of dairy industry

Malpeque MP Wayne Easter has some advice for U.S. President Donald Trump over remarks claiming unfair dairy trade practices between Canada and the U.S. Carr will be in NY next wee...

Florida unemployment rate drops to 4.8 percent

That further drop in Florida's unemployment rate is good news because it may portend faster growth in wage levels, said Mekael Teshome, Florida anaylst for PNC Bank. The labor part...

White Nationalist's Wow To Speak At Auburn Causes Outrage

Cameron Padgett, identified in court documents as an Atlanta-area resident, paid $700 to rent out the 400-seat Foy Auditorium at Auburn for Spencer to speak. Many attempted to bar ...

Sheriff's deputy shot, killed while serving eviction notice in Oklahoma

Authorities are searching for a suspect who shot a Logan County deputy and stole two vehicles Tuesday morning. Logan County Sheriff Damon Devereaux told reporters Wade was shot sev...

District attorney: New developments in slain jogger case

A 2011 alum of Boston University, she grew up in nearby Leominster, Massachusetts. Marcotte grew up in Leominster and was working as an account manager for Mountain View, Calif...

Iowa gun laws expanded

Governor Terry Branstad signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law today. Many states also have enacted laws prohibiting the government from seizing people's guns during state emergen...

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United Airlines boss vows to fix 'system failure' in first interview

United Airlines boss vows to fix 'system failure' in first interview

The incident was captured on video by several passengers on the flight. Likewise, the Chicago Aviation Department has said only that one of its employees who removed Dao did no...

Firms object to drug use in Arkansas executions

He says he's confident everything will be handled professionally and seriously. While Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will read over the motion, her office said she plans for th...

Authorities: 4 inmates found dead at a South Carolina prison

Authorities: 4 inmates found dead at a South Carolina prison

The accused inmates, Denver Jordan Simmons, 35, and Jacob Theophilus Philip, 25, were each charged with four counts of murder in the killings at Kirkland Correctional Institution...

Schools closed in Janesville, Milton as manhunt continues

Schools closed in Janesville, Milton as manhunt continues

Tuesday to a burglary at Armageddon Gun Shop in Janesville, where surveillance footage showed a man break the front door glass, police said in a statement . Jakubowski included a ...

States' sheriffs: No unlawful detainers

The Sheriff's Department has said it is legally prohibited from honoring detainers, as is every other sheriff in California, due to the Trust Act. After a brief discussion about hi...