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Charles Manson Dies at 83; Wild-Eyed Leader of a Murderous Crew

Charles Manson, one of the most notorious murderers of the 20th century, who was very likely the most culturally persistent and perhaps also the most inscrutable, died on Sunday in a hospital in Kern County, Calif., north of Los Angeles. He was 83 and had been behind bars for most of his life.<p>The …

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Hurricane Irma responsible for 10 deaths, threatens Miami

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>[Breaking News Update 11:30 p.m.]</b><p>The National Hurricane Center has issued hurricane and storm surge warnings for South Florida. The warning extends from Jupiter Inlet on the east coast of the state, southward around the Florida Peninsula to Bonita Beach on the west coast. The warning …

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The FCC just repealed net neutrality. What happens next?

The FCC voted this morning to nullify 2015’s Open Internet Order and its strong net neutrality rules, substituting a flimsy replacement with a deeply (and deliberately) incorrect technical justification.<p>The battle is lost. What of the war? Here’s what happens next, and what you can do to …

The internet flipped out after Trump dumped a box of fish food into a koi pond with Japan's prime minister

The internet flipped out after Trump dumped a box of fish food into a koi pond with Japan's prime minister<p>website<p>News Republic

The NFL player protests, broken down by team and week

The week before President Trump decided to make NFL player protests a federal issue (so to speak), there were players on seven teams who participated in some sort of display during the national anthem.<p>Defining “participated” is tricky; do we count the 10 players on the San Francisco 49ers who, …

Hugh Hefner, Who Built the Playboy Empire and Embodied It, Dies at 91

Hugh Hefner, who created Playboy magazine and spun it into a media and entertainment-industry giant — all the while, as its very public avatar, squiring attractive young women (and sometimes marrying them) well into his 80s — died on Wednesday at his home, the Playboy Mansion, in the Holmby Hills …

New York Terrorist Attack: Truck Driver Kills Eight in Lower Manhattan

Eight people were killed and about a dozen more were injured Tuesday when a motorist in a rented pickup truck deliberately drove down a bike path in lower Manhattan and mowed down several people before crashing into a school bus. Officials said it was a terrorist attack — the deadliest in New York …

Where Harvey Hit Hardest Up and Down the Texas Coast

Over 150,000 properties in Texas have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, based on preliminary estimates by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Crimes That Dominated Headlines In 2017

There were a number of high-profile tragedies this year.<p>There were plenty of high-profile criminal cases in 2017. We saw the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the deadliest shooting in Texas history and the capture of a man suspected to be the serial killer who was terrorizing a Florida …