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She was buried alive
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He escaped 'the beast' of Baltimore
Dwight Watkins was visiting his aunt one spring day in Baltimore when he heard someone beat on her front door and frantically call out for him.... More >>

Who won 'Dancing With the Stars'?
The only one who seemed to be surprised that Bindi Irwin won season 21 of "Dancing With the Stars" was apparently Bindi Irwin.... More >>

Human error led to U.S. airstrike against Doctors Without Borders hospital, general says
The U.S. airstrike that killed 30 people at a Doctor Without Borders hospital in northern Afghanistan last month happened inadvertently, with U.S. personnel mistakenly believing they were firing at combatants who were reported at a different building, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wedn... More >>

St. Louis Rams player shot in head
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was hospitalized in critical but stable condition Wednesday after an incident the night before, the Rams said.... More >>

Adele kills it on 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon
It's Adele's world and we all just live in it.... More >>

Opinion: The cowardice of Chicago officials
It took officials 400 days to charge Jason Van Dyke in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald. 400 days.... More >>

How Native Americans lived
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REI to workers: Shun Black Friday, enjoy blue skies
For 13 straight years, energetic REI store manager Nikki Mashapure spent her Black Friday in the retail trenches, trying to keep from being overrun by invading shoppers at work.... More >>

Chicago protesters take to the streets after dashcam video released
The violence many feared would erupt in Chicago never materialized after police released a graphic dashcam video showing an officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.... More >>

Officer charged in teen's death
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Banned pesticide found in Colorado pot
It's been nearly two years since recreational pot was legalized in Colorado and the thriving pot industry has hit some hurdles in the form of potential dangers to consumers.... More >>

White America lives a segregated life
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Look at me! 23 selfies of the week
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University cancels classes after 'hate speech' threat
Western Washington University called off classes Tuesday over social media posts that the school's president characterized as "hate speech (targeting) students of color."... More >>

49% of Americans say racism is a 'big problem'
Debra Aust sees it in videos of recent police shootings.... More >>

Man arrested in shooting near Jamar Clark protest site
Five people were wounded when gunfire erupted near a Minneapolis police precinct where demonstrators have been protesting the shooting death of Jamar Clark, police said.... More >>

Pastor's wife death: Men plead not guilty
Two men arrested in connection with the Indianapolis murder of a pregnant preacher's wife pleaded not guilty Tuesday, according to defense attorney Dominic Martin.... More >>

E. coli infections linked to Costco chicken salad
Health investigators confirm a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to chicken salad sold at Costco.... More >>

Man who allegedly shot NYPD officer charged with murder
The 31-year-old man who allegedly fatally shot a New York City police officer in the head during a chase has been indicted on murder charges, Manhattan's district attorney announced Tuesday.... More >>

10 tips for surviving the age of terrorism
Nobody ever said life would be easy. On Monday, the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert, citing threats from groups such as ISIS, al Qaeda and Boko Haram.... More >>

Racism without racists?
A new CNN and KFF poll reveals 49% of Americans think racism is a big problem. Research shows we all see the world through a racially biased lens.... More >>

El Faro's captain lived and died with the sea
His career began and ended at sea.... More >>

Spiders cause a North Memphis freakout
If you're scared of spiders, one's enough. Two? That's cause for a squishing party. Thousands? Millions? Time to really freak out.... More >>

Security vs. liberty a false choice
The Paris attacks were tragic, but we should take a deep breath before making hasty policy decisions and changing our surveillance laws.... More >>

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