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    Crude oil leaks from derailed train in Iowa

    Crude oil leaks from derailed train in Iowa


    More than 30 tanker cars have derailed in northwestern Iowa and at least some are leaking crude oil into a nearby river. The train derailed early Friday near Doon, north of Sioux City. (June...

    More than 30 tanker cars have derailed in northwestern Iowa and at least some are leaking crude oil into a nearby river. The train derailed early Friday near Doon, north of Sioux City. (June 22)

           
    Immigrant kids crying audio played on House floor

    Immigrant kids crying audio played on House floor


    Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California has aired audio on the House floor of sobbing children in a detention center crying out for their parents. Lieu said Americans need to hear their cries. (June...

    Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California has aired audio on the House floor of sobbing children in a detention center crying out for their parents. Lieu said Americans need to hear their cries. (June 21)

           
    Arizona police: Driver distracted in fatal Uber crash

    Arizona police: Driver distracted in fatal Uber crash


    The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show "The Voice" and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian, according to police. (June...

    The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show "The Voice" and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian, according to police. (June 22)

           
    Trump Pushes Back on Border Separation Furor

    Trump Pushes Back on Border Separation Furor


    President Donald Trump is highlighting the plight of Americans whose loved ones were killed by people who entered the country illegally. (June...

    President Donald Trump is highlighting the plight of Americans whose loved ones were killed by people who entered the country illegally. (June 22)

           
    The most reputable country in the world is ...

    The most reputable country in the world is ...


    Sweden is the most reputable country in the world, according to Reputation Institute's 2018 RepTrak rankings.  The ranking surveys more than 58,000 people in France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States, Canada and...

    Sweden is the most reputable country in the world, according to Reputation Institute's 2018 RepTrak rankings.  The ranking surveys more than 58,000 people in France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States, Canada and Russia on the 55 largest countries by gross domestic product.

           
    Supreme Court cracks down on government snooping through cellphone location records

    Supreme Court cracks down on government snooping through cellphone location records


    The Supreme Court ruled that the government cannot monitor people's past movements for long periods of time by tracking the location of their mobile phones without a warrant. The justices said rapid advances in technology make old protections...

    The Supreme Court ruled that the government cannot monitor people's past movements for long periods of time by tracking the location of their mobile phones without a warrant. The justices said rapid advances in technology make old protections inadequate.

           
    Reps. Ted Lieu and Karen Handel argue over audio of immigrant children played on House floor

    Reps. Ted Lieu and Karen Handel argue over audio of immigrant children played on House floor


    Two lawmakers got into a scuffle on the House floor Friday when a Democratic lawmaker defied demands to stop playing audio of crying immigrant children separated from their parents during a speech in the House chamber. Reps. Ted Lieu and Karen Handel...

    Two lawmakers got into a scuffle on the House floor Friday when a Democratic lawmaker defied demands to stop playing audio of crying immigrant children separated from their parents during a speech in the House chamber. Reps. Ted Lieu and Karen Handel had verbal tussle.

           
    University apologizes for sending quote from Nazi general to students

    University apologizes for sending quote from Nazi general to students


    The University of Exeter apologized after its career services center sent an email to staff and students that included a quote from Nazi general Erwin Rommel on June...

    The University of Exeter apologized after its career services center sent an email to staff and students that included a quote from Nazi general Erwin Rommel on June 4.

           
    President Trump says Republicans should 'stop wasting their time on immigration' until after midterms

    President Trump says Republicans should 'stop wasting their time on immigration' until after midterms


    "Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November," Trump tweeted. "Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can...

    "Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November," Trump tweeted. "Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!"

           
    Because of his past, Jameis Winston can’t afford more transgressions

    Because of his past, Jameis Winston can’t afford more transgressions


    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston reportedly must serve a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct...

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston reportedly must serve a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

           
    No charges for 5 teens who mocked and filmed drowning man in a Florida pond

    No charges for 5 teens who mocked and filmed drowning man in a Florida pond


    On July 9, 2017, 5 teens mocked and filmed a drowning disabled man, Jamel Dunn of Cocoa. A year later prosecutors rule out filing charges against...

    On July 9, 2017, 5 teens mocked and filmed a drowning disabled man, Jamel Dunn of Cocoa. A year later prosecutors rule out filing charges against them

           
    Trump's European car tariff threat could crunch German automakers

    Trump's European car tariff threat could crunch German automakers


    German automakers are suddenly at risk of huge losses as President Donald Trump threatens to impose tariffs in an escalating international dispute over trade policies. Trump on Friday signaled that without concessions, he would penalize Europe-made...

    German automakers are suddenly at risk of huge losses as President Donald Trump threatens to impose tariffs in an escalating international dispute over trade policies. Trump on Friday signaled that without concessions, he would penalize Europe-made vehicles sold to American customers.

           
    Lava 'rapids' from Kilauea are flowing through Hawaii at 15 mph

    Lava 'rapids' from Kilauea are flowing through Hawaii at 15 mph


    The rapids are occurring at fissure 8 of the Kilauea volcano. A video published by the United States Geological Survey shows lava leaving a vent, traveling at about 15-miles-per hour and traveling over "cascades" or...

    The rapids are occurring at fissure 8 of the Kilauea volcano. A video published by the United States Geological Survey shows lava leaving a vent, traveling at about 15-miles-per hour and traveling over "cascades" or "rapids."

           
    If you're in your 50s, here's how to get serious about planning for retirement

    If you're in your 50s, here's how to get serious about planning for retirement


    People in their 50s should focus on saving more and eliminating bad debt, financial advisers say. Once you reach the half-century mark, you can put an extra $6,000 in your 401(k) account as a catch-up contribution. This is also a good time to think about...

    People in their 50s should focus on saving more and eliminating bad debt, financial advisers say. Once you reach the half-century mark, you can put an extra $6,000 in your 401(k) account as a catch-up contribution. This is also a good time to think about strategies for paying health-care costs later

           
    Stephen Colbert: For the record Melania Trump, yes, we do care

    Stephen Colbert: For the record Melania Trump, yes, we do care


    The comics react to the reaction over the first lady's jacket. Message, no message? Hear the debate in Best of Late...

    The comics react to the reaction over the first lady's jacket. Message, no message? Hear the debate in Best of Late Night.

           
    I make $100,000. How much will I get from Social Security?

    I make $100,000. How much will I get from Social Security?


    Here’s what a career six-figure earner can expect each month in retirement benefits and how the benefit-calculation process works so you can apply it to your own unique...

    Here’s what a career six-figure earner can expect each month in retirement benefits and how the benefit-calculation process works so you can apply it to your own unique situation.

           
    Take a real vacation. Leave Donald Trump and Washington outrage at home.

    Take a real vacation. Leave Donald Trump and Washington outrage at home.


    Take a summer vacation from Donald Trump. Turn off your news alerts, ration your outrage and remind yourself there's still good in the...

    Take a summer vacation from Donald Trump. Turn off your news alerts, ration your outrage and remind yourself there's still good in the world.

           
    LaVar Ball's Junior Basketball Association debuts with a freewheeling style in front of small crowd

    LaVar Ball's Junior Basketball Association debuts with a freewheeling style in front of small crowd


    The Junior Basketball Association, the league started by LaVar Ball as an alternative to the NCAA for kids who don’t want to, or weren’t academically eligible to, play college basketball, debuted to a small crowd but with a freewheeling...

    The Junior Basketball Association, the league started by LaVar Ball as an alternative to the NCAA for kids who don’t want to, or weren’t academically eligible to, play college basketball, debuted to a small crowd but with a freewheeling style.

           
    The US used to ship 4,000 recyclable containers a day to China. Where will the banned trash go now?

    The US used to ship 4,000 recyclable containers a day to China. Where will the banned trash go now?


    Plastic waste ban means the U.S. and other countries exporting it to China will need to find new ways to handle the disposal of their trash as much of it is already starting to pile up in...

    Plastic waste ban means the U.S. and other countries exporting it to China will need to find new ways to handle the disposal of their trash as much of it is already starting to pile up in landfills.

           
    Melania Trump's jacket is the Trump administration

    Melania Trump's jacket is the Trump administration


    A horrendously chosen jacket is an appropriate, vile footnote in the immigrant family separation...

    A horrendously chosen jacket is an appropriate, vile footnote in the immigrant family separation crisis.

           
    Days of torrential rain lead to Texas' worst flooding since Hurricane Harvey

    Days of torrential rain lead to Texas' worst flooding since Hurricane Harvey


    Days of torrential rain have led to widespread flooding in southeastern Texas, the state's worst floods since Hurricane Harvey last year. Since Tuesday, 5 to 10 inches of rain has fallen along the Texas coast from the border to around 125 miles south of...

    Days of torrential rain have led to widespread flooding in southeastern Texas, the state's worst floods since Hurricane Harvey last year. Since Tuesday, 5 to 10 inches of rain has fallen along the Texas coast from the border to around 125 miles south of Houston, with over 15 inches in some areas.

           
    Washington has had endless opportunities to fix broken immigration system

    Washington has had endless opportunities to fix broken immigration system


    Immigrant children separated from their families need leaders in Washington who are willing to go beyond partisan goals and make effective...

    Immigrant children separated from their families need leaders in Washington who are willing to go beyond partisan goals and make effective changes.

           
    Confusion reigns in wake of Trump child separation order

    Confusion reigns in wake of Trump child separation order


    President Trump's order halting child separation only prompts confusion as fates of existing detainees remained...

    President Trump's order halting child separation only prompts confusion as fates of existing detainees remained unsettled

           
    Mom bathes 1-year-old son with rare skin disorder in bleach to keep him alive

    Mom bathes 1-year-old son with rare skin disorder in bleach to keep him alive


    A mom from Washington state bathes her 1-year-old son with harlequin ichthyosis in bleach twice a week, because she wants him to defy the odds. Alicia Barber is hopeful she won't need to use the toxic chemical forever. She's searching for other...

    A mom from Washington state bathes her 1-year-old son with harlequin ichthyosis in bleach twice a week, because she wants him to defy the odds. Alicia Barber is hopeful she won't need to use the toxic chemical forever. She's searching for other options.

           
    The 10 best movies of 2018 (so far), ranked

    The 10 best movies of 2018 (so far), ranked


    From the super 'Black Panther' to the scary 'Hereditary' and everything in between, here are the 10 best movies of 2018 so...

    From the super 'Black Panther' to the scary 'Hereditary' and everything in between, here are the 10 best movies of 2018 so far.

           
    Time magazine cover places iconic photo of crying immigrant child at Trump's feet

    Time magazine cover places iconic photo of crying immigrant child at Trump's feet


    In a Time photo illustration revealed Thursday, the iconic image of a 2-year-old Honduran girl cries, glaring up at an image of Trump. Cover text simply states: "Welcome to...

    In a Time photo illustration revealed Thursday, the iconic image of a 2-year-old Honduran girl cries, glaring up at an image of Trump. Cover text simply states: "Welcome to America."