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Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a …

Chicago crosses 2,000 shooting victims this year

<b>(CNN) —</b> A war among criminals rages on in America's third-largest city, with innocent residents caught in the crossfire.<p>Over the holiday weekend, Chicago passed an ominous threshold: So far in 2016, 2,000 people have been victims of gun violence.<p>In all of last year, 2,988 people were victims of gun …

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New York Post

The four young soccer players rescued from a Thai cave...<p>Well at least it didn’t involve a dead guy. Mayor...<p>A deranged straphanger slugged another …

Op-Ed: Our Panic Killed Harambe the Gorilla

There’s no way to come away from the story of Harambe with any feeling other than deep sadness. Harambe, of course, was the western lowland gorilla who was shot by a Cincinnati Zoo employee this past weekend after a four-year old boy managed to get into his enclosure. Zoo director Thane Maynard …

What Cecil the Lion Can Teach Us About Harambe the Gorilla

This weekend, a gorilla was shot at a zoo after a little boy fell into its enclosure. Everyone got really angry. Angry at the parents, angry at the zoo, angry at the regulations, and angry about the system that puts wild animals in captivity for our amusement and education. The level of outrage is …

Leo DiCaprio isn’t the only climate change hypocrite

Poor Leonardo DiCaprio.<p>The serial modelizer and frequently man-bunned Hollywood playa was forced to rip himself from the babe-infested parties at the …

Corey Feldman on Elijah Wood Hollywood Pedophilia Controversy: "I Would Love to Name Names"

In an in-depth interview with THR, the 'Goonies' and 'Lost Boys' star opens up about his late best friend Corey Haim's rape by a man at age 11, the …

Volcanic Ash Smothers Indonesian Villages Following Eruption

Several villages on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island have been smothered by a thick layer of ash following the eruption of Mount Sinabung on Saturday.<p>At …

Lake Mead provides water to tens of millions of people, and it just hit a new low

By Angela Fritz<p>, Deputy weather editor<p>Lake Mead, once the largest reservoir in the United States, fell below an all-time low water level last week — and had dropped to 1,074.4 feet as of Monday. The lake hasn’t been this shallow since the Hoover Dam was finished in 1936.<p>The lake is just 37 percent …

Unplugging the Colorado River

WEDGED between Arizona and Utah, less than 20 miles upriver from the Grand Canyon, a soaring concrete wall nearly the height of two football fields blocks the flow of the Colorado River. There, at Glen Canyon Dam, the river is turned back on itself, drowning more than 200 miles of plasma-red gorges …

Changing an NFL Team’s Name Won’t Fix Indian Schools

Throwing federal money at them won’t help either. What is needed? Holding tribal leaders accountable.<p>A new poll out this week from the Washington Post finds that 90% of Native Americans are not offended by the name of the Washington Redskins football team—despite a long campaign by elites in the …

Teen killed his girlfriend’s parents and celebrated with sex. He’s being released after 5 years.

By Michael E. Miller<p>, Reporter<p>When police arrived at the yellow-brick house in Garland, Tex., on the afternoon of Aug. 17, 2010, they found Alan Nevil lying near death in a neighbor’s yard. He had been shot five times. One bullet was lodged in his throat. His wife, Darlene, was found dead inside …

Crime

Donald Trump’s complicated relationships with women, as told by a ‘Trump girl’

By Callum Borchers<p>, Reporter<p>Rowanne Brewer Lane, star of the lead anecdote in the New York Times's Sunday front-page story about Donald Trump's eyebrow-raising private interactions with women, spent Monday morning ripping the newspaper for allegedly misquoting her.<p>There is little evidence to …

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‘We have a problem.’ Homicides are up again this year in more than two dozen major U.S. cities.

By Mark Berman<p>, Reporter<p>The number of homicides increased in the first months of 2016 in more than two dozen major U.S. cities, going up in places that also saw spiking violence last year, according to statistics released Friday.<p>The increases were small in some areas, and many big cities also had …

200 years ago, the sky went dark and there was no summer

By Ishaan Tharoor<p>, Reporter<p>As summer approaches, many in the United States will be awaiting warmer, balmier days. It's a prospect keenly felt right now by those in the nation's capital, which has endured two weeks of ceaseless rain.<p>But things could be much worse. Two hundred years ago, the U.S. …

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