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911 calls: 'Gunshots going like crazy' in Pulse nightclub

911 calls: 'Gunshots going like crazy' in Pulse nightclub

The Orange County Sheriff's Office has released the 911 calls made in the early hours of June 12, as a lone gunman killed 49 people and wounded dozens more before police killed him in a shootout. Orlando Police Chief John Mina defended his officers and their actions in an interview last month, saying that they opted not to go into the bathroom only when Mateen stopped shooting and it became a hostage situation. Read More

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DOJ to End Use of Private Prisons

DOJ to End Use of Private Prisons

A spokesperson for the Marshals referred questions to the Justice Department, an official of which noted a memo written by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates directing the change was addressed only to the Bureau of Prisons. Following news of the announcement, stock for the private prison companies Geo Group and Corrections Corporation of America , also known as CCA, fell sharply. Read More

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Tropical storm watch issued for NC coast

Tropical storm watch issued for NC coast

The storm was moving to the west-northwest at 10 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour. A tropical storm watch was in effect for North Carolina's coast from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet. Despite the inhospitable environment, some minor strengthening is possible and the depression could become a minimal tropical storm over early Tuesday morning. Read More

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Women bare breasts for equality in New York City

The march - organized by gotopless.org - is one of more than 60 worldwide meant to call attention to laws that bar women from going bare-chested in public. The march was led by some women carrying a banner, followed by others in a convertible, with the top down, of course. Onlookers gawked and took photos as the parade participants went by. Read More

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Every dog has it's day on National Dog Day

Every dog has it's day on National Dog Day

All the dogs sent to us for National Dog Day will automatically be entered in the contest. Let's take a look at how some teams around the country (and world) are celebrating National Dog Day and the Dog Days of Summer . The goal is to make sure the animal's next home is forever. It is celebrated August 26 because that marks the day Paige and her family adopted her first dog "Sheltie". Read More

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Sears' losses mount in Q2; accepts loan from Eddie Lampert

Sears' losses mount in Q2; accepts loan from Eddie Lampert

More than a decade after he merged Sears and the formerly bankrupt Kmart, the 54-year-old Lampert is still trying to find a formula that will lift both chains out their protracted slump. The store closures come as Sears tries to shift its focus from running a store network to a member-focused business. Sears previously said that it believes the Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands can grow significantly with an expanded presence outside of Sears and Kmart. Read More

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Who will be on Alabama presidential ballots? New name joins list

Who will be on Alabama presidential ballots? New name joins list

Some have argued that Johnson would need to poll above 15 percent nationally to claim that spot, while others say demonstrating 15 percent support in swing states ought to suffice. But he will appear as an independent because the Libertarian Party has lost its minor-party status. In Michigan, Johnson got 8% of the vote in an EPIC/MRA poll done after the Republican and Democratic conventions, while Clinton led Trump by a 43-32% margin. Read More

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Rauner to sign bill to punish trafficking guns into IL

Rauner to sign bill to punish trafficking guns into IL

Other major pension systems have also said they're considering it. There were 468 homicides in all of 2015. Under the new Illinois Gun Bill, a first conviction for trafficking guns will carry a sentence of four to 20 years in prison. Crain's Chicago Business reported that nearly 60 percent of the firearms used in crimes in Chicago come from states other than IL. The report found that about 20 percent of illegal guns come from IN where no permit is required. Read More

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National Park Service free admission for its 100th birthday

National Park Service free admission for its 100th birthday

Among the parks, The National Park Service protects more than 80 million acres of land across the USA and almost 18,000 miles of trails. The National Park Service was created on August 25, 1916. Laura Bush are serving as honorary co-chairs of the National Parks Centennial Celebration to raise awareness and help Americans connect with their favorite parks and public lands. Read More

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Trump campaign rent rising at Trump Tower

Trump campaign rent rising at Trump Tower

They're known by law enforcement who they are. So, Trump was forced to bring in a new "Trump-wrangler" and hired Breitbart's "lesbian haircut model" Steve Bannon. But this year's presidential race might offer a simpler method for predicting a victor: Just call up a mainstream news outlet (may I suggest BostonGlobe.com?) and count how many stories appear about each candidate. Read More

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Nearly 15000 new Hillary Clinton emails gleaned in FBI probe

U.S. District James Boasberg on Monday ordered the State Department to process those recovered records by September 22 and report back to him that day. He called Clinton's private email server use "dangerously reckless". Abedin, a longtime confidante of Clinton who is now working for her campaign, responded that Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al Khalifa had sought a meeting with Clinton the previous week "thru normal channels ", and that the secretary of state had said she "doesn't want to ... Read More

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