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7 inmates killed in South Carolina prison violence

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 7:08am
Seven inmates were killed and 17 others were injured in an incident at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina, authorities said.
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5 things to know today

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 6:19am
Apple put out a memo warning employees about leaking. Of course it got leaked. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)
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Rockefeller's $500M collection goes to auction

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 6:19am
In May, more than 1,000 works of art and fine objects collected by banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller, and his wife, Peggy, will be sold at auction in six Christie's sales over three days, and an accompanying 11-day online sale. The proceeds, which Christie's expects to total in excess of $500 million, will benefit the many charities they supported during their lifetimes, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
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Rape cases spark political protest movement in India

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 5:26am
Thousands of people have taken to the streets across India in reaction to a string of brutal rape cases, in some of the largest mass demonstrations held in the country since the rape and murder of a female college student in Delhi in 2012.
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John Oliver buys actor's props to help Blockbuster

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 5:10am
"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver confessed the rumors about his team buying props from Russell Crowe's "divorce auction" were true, including the leather jockstrap that sold for $7,000, in an effort to help a Blockbuster store in Alaska.
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7 things to know before the opening bell

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 5:01am
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Survivors of a chemical attack in Syria tell their stories

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:51am
The air in the camp is thick, fraught with the muted mourning of people who have been through more than they can comprehend, people whose losses penetrate their souls and whose fears are so great that they can barely express them.
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Boy with autism builds world's largest Lego Titanic replica

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:17am
The world's largest Lego replica of the doomed Titanic liner was built over 700 hours -- 11 months -- by a 10-year-old boy from Reykjavik, Iceland, who is on the autism spectrum.
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Cosby's main accuser set to return to stand

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:10am
Andrea Constand, the key witness in Bill Cosby's retrial on indecent assault charges, is expected to retake the stand when court resumes Monday.
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A rare win for China's LGBT community

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 3:56am
One of China's biggest social media companies on Monday reversed a decision to censor gay content -- a rare victory for the country's nascent but increasingly vocal LGBT rights movement.
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James Comey: Trump is 'morally unfit' to be President

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 3:51am
Former FBI director James Comey talks Trump, Hillary Clinton and the Steele dossier with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, in the first sit-down, televised interview Comey's given since he was fired by President Trump last May.
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'Full Metal Jacket' actor R. Lee Ermey dies

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 2:52am
R. Lee Ermey, the actor known for his Golden Globe-nominated role as an intimidating drill sergeant in "Full Metal Jacket," died Sunday at the age of 74, according to a statement from his manager.
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Shark attack halts Australia surf competition

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 2:27am
A shark attack on a surfer in Australia has forced the temporary suspension of an international surfing competition.
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Analysis: Did Syria strikes kill any chance of diplomacy?

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 2:25am
French President Emmanuel Macron wants the world to seize the moment. After Friday night's strikes against regime targets in Syria, he's demanding a concerted drive to resurrect the international peace process, last seen late in 2016. Whether anyone listens may decide if Syria turns the corner towards peace or descends into an even more dangerous cycle of destruction.
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Analysis: Trump now faces Comey's moral assault

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 1:45am
James Comey, anointing himself as America's moral conscience, called on the nation to recognize that Donald Trump's actions add up to an immoral, malignant presidency that insults core democratic values.
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Comey confident deputy attorney general will refuse to fire Mueller

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:55am
Former FBI Director James Comey says he's "highly confident" that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would refuse to fire special counsel Robert Mueller if ordered to do so by President Donald Trump.
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Carrie Underwood makes powerful return to the stage after face injury

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:14am
Carrie Underwood gave her first public performance since an accident in November left her with a broken wrist and a facial injury.
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Toobin: Comey's account is devastating for Trump

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:00am
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin says that former FBI Director James Comey's account of a meeting he had with President Donald Trump, in which he allegedly asked to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, paints a devastating picture for the President.
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Pence's pick for national security adviser withdraws

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 11:42pm
Vice President Mike Pence's pick for his national security adviser, Jon Lerner, has withdrawn after his hiring created tensions in the administration.
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