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A man cleans an area next to a pile of shoes and sandals of victims outside a wedding hall after a deadly bomb blast in Kabul.
Sun, 08/18/2019 - 00:35

More than 1,000 people had gathered at a hall in a Shiite neighborhood to celebrate a wedding.

President Donald Trump speaks while on a tour of Shell's soon-to-be completed Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex in Beaver County, Pa. on Tuesday.
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 19:12

A memo instructed workers at a Pennsylvania plant to show up at 7 a.m., scan their ID cards and stand for hours through lunch in order to watch a speech by the president.

An official of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources hugs Marium, a lost baby dugong. The 8-month-old mammal, who captured hearts online, died after biologists believe she ate plastic waste.
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 16:08

Marium became an internet hit as people marveled over videos of her being cared for by scientists in Thailand. An autopsy revealed plastic pieces in her intestines.

U.S. Attorney William McSwain criticized Philadelphia's district attorney for fostering what he called a "new culture of disrespect for law enforcement" after a gunman shot six officers during an hours-long standoff with authorities.
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 15:26

Larry Krasner, considered one of the country's most progressive district attorneys, has left U.S. Attorney William McSwain "fed up."

Antonio Basco hugs a boy at the memorial service for his wife, Margie Reckard, at La Paz Faith Memorial and Spiritual Center in El Paso, Texas. Basco, who doesn't have many local friends and family, invited the public to attend.
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:49

"Never had so much love in my life," Antonio Basco said Friday as countless people, whom he had never met, showered him with hugs, blessings and support.

Brett Gray (left) as Jamal Turner, and Peggy Blow as Abuela, a lovable, pot-smoking grandma, in the first season of the Netflix teen drama <em>On My Block</em>.
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 07:00

TV networks have standards that minimize tobacco use on shows, and Netflix now does, too. But streaming companies lack public policies about smoking cannabis onscreen, and doctors say that hurts kids.

Hassan Hajjaj, born in Morocco in 1961, is often called the Andy Warhol of Marrakesh for his fusion of glamour and everyday life. Both are evident in his 2017 portrait <em>Cardi B Unity. </em>The rap star, dressed in a high-fashion outfit, sits on utilitarian green plastic cartons against a textured fabric backdrop. The frame consists of tins of green tea, each decorated with a butterfly.
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 06:00

The images at an exhibit at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York are infused with the spirit of African identity.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky walks off the House floor in April. In his chamber, McConnell can decide virtually by himself what the Senate will do — and even what it will consider doing.
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 06:00

Mitch McConnell's status stems from his post as the Senate majority leader. But few who have held this office have been able to wield it with this kind of result.

Peter Fonda poses in 2009 atop a Harley-Davidson motorcycle based on the one he rode in the 1969 film <em>Easy Rider</em>.
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 19:21

Fonda was born into Hollywood royalty as the son of Henry Fonda and brother of Jane Fonda. His 1969 classic, Easy Rider, earned him an Oscar nomination.

Vaping has been linked to a cluster of hospitalizations in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 16:59

Dozens of people in the Midwest have been hospitalized with severe lung damage in the past month. It's unclear what exactly is causing the issue but the common link appears to be vaping.

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 16:44

International travel was manually processed and long lines formed.

Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide, the New York City chief medical examiner ruled Friday.
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 16:41

The findings come nearly a week after the wealthy financier was found unresponsive in his cell. Epstein had been facing federal sex trafficking charges.

A Court of Appeals ruled that "the odor of marijuana coupled with possession of what is clearly less than ten grams ... does not grant officers probable cause" to search and arrest a person.
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 15:43

The state's Court of Appeals said officers violated a man's Fourth Amendment rights by conducting a warrantless search of his person, after he was approached in a car that smelled of pot.

Greenland, a Danish territory, has strategic value in terms of military activity and natural resources, said a member of Denmark's parliament.
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 13:25

The president was reportedly considering purchasing the island, which a Greenlandic politician says has strategic value. But "it sounds a little bit like a joke," Aaja Chemnitz Larsen told NPR.

A screenshot from video recently released by the Colorado Springs Police Department, which captured the moments before De'Von Bailey ran from police and was shot in the back on Aug. 3. He later died from his injuries.
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:46

Colorado Springs police say De'Von Bailey reached for a firearm prior to running from officers. Bailey's family says newly released body camera footage disputes that version of events.

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