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    US orders diplomats' families to leave Venezuelan capital

    US orders diplomats' families to leave Venezuelan capital


    The United States is ordering relatives of American diplomats to leave the Venezuelan capital ahead of a polarizing vote planned for Sunday to start rewriting the country's...

    The United States is ordering relatives of American diplomats to leave the Venezuelan capital ahead of a polarizing vote planned for Sunday to start rewriting the country's constitution
    House GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon, border wall

    House GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon, border wall


    The House has passed a $788 billion spending bill that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the...

    The House has passed a $788 billion spending bill that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon
    UK police: Corporate manslaughter possible in tower fire

    UK police: Corporate manslaughter possible in tower fire


    British police say they have "reasonable grounds" to suspect local authorities may have committed corporate manslaughter over a deadly high-rise fire in...

    British police say they have "reasonable grounds" to suspect local authorities may have committed corporate manslaughter over a deadly high-rise fire in London
    WATCH:  Bieber hits paparazzo with truck after leaving church

    WATCH: Bieber hits paparazzo with truck after leaving church


    This video shows Justin Bieber striking a paparazzo with his truck after leaving a church event, and then coming to the injured man's...

    This video shows Justin Bieber striking a paparazzo with his truck after leaving a church event, and then coming to the injured man's aid.
    WATCH:  Time lapse: Stunning starry skies over Hawaii

    WATCH: Time lapse: Stunning starry skies over Hawaii


    This incredible time lapse video shows the starry skies above an observatory in Mauna Kea,...

    This incredible time lapse video shows the starry skies above an observatory in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
    Judge approves plan for Charlie Gard to be sent to hospice

    Judge approves plan for Charlie Gard to be sent to hospice


    A British judge has ordered that critically ill infant Charlie Gard should be moved from a hospital to a hospice, where he will "inevitably" die within a short...

    A British judge has ordered that critically ill infant Charlie Gard should be moved from a hospital to a hospice, where he will "inevitably" die within a short time
    WATCH:  US tourists in Mexico cautioned over 'tainted' alcohol

    WATCH: US tourists in Mexico cautioned over 'tainted' alcohol


    The new advisory, posted on the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs website for Mexico, comes after mounting reports of alcohol-related horror stories involving tourists visiting...

    The new advisory, posted on the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs website for Mexico, comes after mounting reports of alcohol-related horror stories involving tourists visiting Mexico.
    WATCH:  White House communications director tweets, deletes about 'leak' of financial form

    WATCH: White House communications director tweets, deletes about 'leak' of financial form


    Anthony Scaramucci wrote in a now-deleted cryptic tweet that the "leak" of his financial disclosure form is a "felony," referring to a report by Politico involving his disclosure form, a public...

    Anthony Scaramucci wrote in a now-deleted cryptic tweet that the "leak" of his financial disclosure form is a "felony," referring to a report by Politico involving his disclosure form, a public document.
    WATCH:  Cop wrestles gator before trapper arrives

    WATCH: Cop wrestles gator before trapper arrives


    This bodycam footage shows a police officer taking matters into his own hands and wrestling an alligator because he did not want a trapper to put it...

    This bodycam footage shows a police officer taking matters into his own hands and wrestling an alligator because he did not want a trapper to put it down.
    WATCH:  Diver encounters rare megamouth shark

    WATCH: Diver encounters rare megamouth shark


    A diver got an incredibly close view of a megamouth shark, one of the rarest sharks in the...

    A diver got an incredibly close view of a megamouth shark, one of the rarest sharks in the world.
    WATCH:  Chain-reaction crash caught on camera

    WATCH: Chain-reaction crash caught on camera


    A Lowe's Home Improvement truck apparently ran a red light in Missouri, colliding with a car and flipping over in the...

    A Lowe's Home Improvement truck apparently ran a red light in Missouri, colliding with a car and flipping over in the intersection.
    WATCH:  Captain rescues fishermen from capsized boat

    WATCH: Captain rescues fishermen from capsized boat


    After a fishing boat capsizes in Alaska, the boat's captain jumped into the water to rescue two of his...

    After a fishing boat capsizes in Alaska, the boat's captain jumped into the water to rescue two of his crewmen.
    WATCH:  Kayakers take advantage of flooded streets in Arizona

    WATCH: Kayakers take advantage of flooded streets in Arizona


    People went kayaking through the flooded streets of Tucson, Arizona, after a monsoon caused flash flooding in the...

    People went kayaking through the flooded streets of Tucson, Arizona, after a monsoon caused flash flooding in the area.
    WATCH:  Passengers get stuck on roller coaster

    WATCH: Passengers get stuck on roller coaster


    Passengers on a roller coaster at a theme park in Arkansas were stranded after the ride stalled. No injuries were...

    Passengers on a roller coaster at a theme park in Arkansas were stranded after the ride stalled. No injuries were reported.
    WATCH:  Police throw plastic barrier at suspect to stop him

    WATCH: Police throw plastic barrier at suspect to stop him


    Surveillance footage shows Spanish police stopping a knife-wielding man at a border crossing by hurling a large, plastic barrier at...

    Surveillance footage shows Spanish police stopping a knife-wielding man at a border crossing by hurling a large, plastic barrier at him.