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Merrit Kennedy

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It's Official: Obama's Presidential Library Will Be In Chicago's Jackson Park

Saturday, July 30, 2016

"For the first time, a presidential center will be in the heart of an urban community," the Obama Foundation says, adding that the area was chosen because of its potential long-term impact.

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Hidden Panties And Explosives: Army Releases Bizarre Details About Dallas Shooter

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Three weeks after authorities identified Micah Johnson as the shooter who killed five police in Dallas, the military has released new details about his strange behavior while serving in Afghanistan.

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Maternity Hospital In Northern Syria Is Bombed, Charity Says

Friday, July 29, 2016

Save the Children says the facility in rebel-held Idlib was hit by an apparent airstrike and that there were casualties. A spokesman says it is the only maternity hospital for more than 40 miles.

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'Forgive Us For So Much Cruelty': Pope Francis Visits Site Of Auschwitz Death Camp

Friday, July 29, 2016

Pope Francis spent his time at the former Nazi concentration camp in near-total silence to honor the more than 1 million people who were systematically killed there.

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Police Officer Shot And Killed, Another Injured After San Diego Traffic Stop

Friday, July 29, 2016

The officers were assigned to an elite anti-gang unit. The police department said the injured officer is out of surgery and is expected to survive. A suspect is in custody, the police chief says.

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Sea Slug? Disco Ball? Beautiful Deep-Sea Purple Blob Puzzles Scientists

Thursday, July 28, 2016

"I have no idea. I can't even hazard a guess to phylum," one scientist says. The curious orb was found and captured during a recent Nautilus expedition near California's Channel Islands.

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Prosecutors Move To Drop Murder Charges Against Man Accused Of Killing Chandra Levy

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Prosecutors say information received this week means Ingmar Guandique, who was convicted in 2010, should not face a new trial. Levy was a 24-year-old intern in D.C. when she was murdered in 2001.

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Russia, Syria Pledge 'Humanitarian Corridors' Out Of Rebel-Held Parts Of Aleppo

Thursday, July 28, 2016

They also say they'll grant amnesty to fighters who lay down their weapons. But big questions remain. One civilian resident told NPR he tried to use one of the corridors but feared ongoing shelling.

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Mysterious And Known As The 'Raven': Scientists Identify New Whale Species

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

"There have been a lot of people out there surveying whales for a long time and never come across this," a researcher says. But Japanese fishermen have told stories about this dark whale for years.

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Witnesses: U.N. Peacekeepers Did Nothing As South Sudanese Soldiers Raped Women

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Dozens of women and girls have reportedly been raped by South Sudanese soldiers near a U.N. compound in the capital. A U.N. spokesperson said they are taking the allegations "very seriously."

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Amnesty International: After Turkey's Failed Coup, Some Detainees Are Tortured, Raped

Monday, July 25, 2016

Turkey has detained more than 10,000 people in the wake of a failed coup attempt. Amnesty International reports that new evidence of torture may be just a snapshot of the abuses happening now.

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You Can Watch A Rare, Stinky 'Corpse Flower' Bloom On Live Video

Sunday, July 24, 2016

And this way, you don't have to smell its famous, disgusting odor, which has been compared to rotting meat. The strange "horticultural jewel" is at the New York Botanical Garden.

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Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

Sunday, July 24, 2016

It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates โ€” and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.

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International Olympic Committee Decides Not To Ban Russian Team

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Instead, the IOC has called on sports federations to carry out assessments on individual athletes to determine whether they can compete, amid state-sponsored doping allegations.

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WNBA Rescinds Fines Against Players Wearing Shirts Supporting Shooting Victims

Sunday, July 24, 2016

"While we expect players to comply with league rules and uniform guidelines, we also understand their desire to use their platform to address important societal issues," says WNBA head Lisa Borders.

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California's Governor Denies Parole To Former Manson Follower

Saturday, July 23, 2016

"She remains an unacceptable risk to society if released," Jerry Brown said of Leslie Van Houten, former follower of Charles Manson. She's serving a life sentence for her part in a 1969 killing spree.

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Russian Balloonist Circumnavigates The Globe, Claims World Record

Saturday, July 23, 2016

A 65-year-old Russian adventurer has piloted a balloon around the world solo and non-stop in 11 days, braving air too thin to breath, below-freezing temperatures, storms and barely any sleep.

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Dozens Killed In Attack On Protest March Of Minority Hazara Community In Kabul

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Afghan authorities say that at least 80 people were killed and 231 were injured in the attack. The Islamic State claimed responsibility, saying it was targeting a "gathering of Shiites."

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Munich Police: Suspect Was A High School Student Fixated On Shooting Rampages

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The suspect in the attack on a shopping mall in Munich on Friday is an 18-year-old German-Iranian high school student who lived in Munich and had a history of depression, Munich police say.

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Rape Survivor Sues After Texas Authorities Jailed Her For A Month

Friday, July 22, 2016

"Jane Doe found herself hopelessly trapped in a bizarre plot pulled from a Kafka novel," the lawsuit reads. It claims authorities feared she would flee before testifying against her rapist.

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