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Time to fly for Extreme Sailing Series™

Extreme Sailing Series™ organisers OC Sport have today ushered in a new era for the original Stadium Racing global circuit, with the announcement of …

Oregon moves closer to offering state retirement savings plan

First there was Illinois. Then Washington. Now, Oregon is close to becoming the third state in the nation to authorize a state-run retirement savings …

Let that hateful flag fly: From George W. Bush to Lindsey Graham, a history of Republican support for the Confederate flag

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>It’s a symbol of racial apartheid — and much of the GOP can’t bring itself to condemn the stars and bars<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>June 19, 2015 10:28pm (UTC)<p>South Carolina, a state that's nearly 30% African-American, celebrates"Confederate Memorial Day" and proudly displays the flag of …

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Tropical Depression Bill Still Depressed Over Missouri, Moving Toward DC

Three days after landfall and after traveling over more than 850 miles of land, Bill is still a tropical depression as it swirls over Missouri. The …

Native American School Mourning 4 Student Suicides Gets Emergency Federal Aid

The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, is in a state of crisis. Over the past year, 14 school-age children on the reservation have killed themselves.<p>At the time of their suicides, four of those children were attending Pine Ridge School. On Wednesday, the …

OUTRAGE: Sniper Shoots Down Confederate Flag At S.C. Statehouse

In a crime that has outraged locals, a sniper has reportedly shot down the beloved Confederate flag that traditionally graces the Statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina. "This was clearly one very disturbed individual," said Council Chairman Harvey "Harve" Jeffcoat. "And I can tell you with …

Genuine Survivor: Dad's Original 1972 Ford Bronco

This 1972 Ford Bronco (chassis U15GLN05805) is a highly original looking 302/3-speed example with a claimed 99k and change miles from new. The seller …

Clinton Camp Blasts Republicans For Religion Attack

"ISIS claims their religious faith justifies forcing Yazidi women in Iraq into sexual slavery. Does Governor Bush think we should respect that practice?" John Podesta asks.<p>WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta went on the offensive on Friday against Republicans who have …

In South Carolina, shootings reignite debate over Confederate flag

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The shooting of nine black churchgoers in Charleston this week has revived demands that South Carolina stop flying the Confederate flag on the state house grounds, an issue that still divides residents of a state haunted by its legacy of slavery.<p>A Confederate flag flies outside …

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How pit bulls became the 'bad boys' of the dog world

Before being branded as the Al Capone of dogs, pit bulls reigned as one of America's most beloved pets.<p>Petey, the canine sidekick in the "Little Rascals" comedies, was a pit bull. So were the mascots for RCA Victor and Buster Brown shoes. Even the White House welcomed pit bull offshoots under …

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Migrants flood trains in desperate bid to leave Italy

<b>As Italy struggles to cope with the Mediterranean migration crisis, its Alpine region of South Tyrol is facing an increasing stream of migrants who try to get to Germany or Scandinavia, through Austria.</b><p>As the Venice to Munich express pulled in at Bolzano station, the Italian police were there to …

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Obama on the Charleston shootings: Sympathy alone 'is not good enough'

"Racism remains a blight that we have to combat together," President Obama said at the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting in San Francisco on Friday.<p>The Charleston shooting, as Obama described, left nine churchgoers dead after "congregates invited a stranger into their place of worship" who …

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