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Jon Stewart's tip on Wilmore's last 'Nightly'

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 1:48pm
"The Nightly Show" was canceled after just 18 months, so Jon Stewart stopped by the last episode to offer some words of wisdom to host Larry Wilmore.
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Trump campaign chief resigns

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 12:52pm
A Trump source said Manafort told Trump he was becoming a distraction and he wanted to end that.
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Police officer pulls man from burning vehicle

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 12:14pm
Senior Police Officer Dan Whitney responded to a highway accident only to find a man inside a burning vehicle struggling to escape.
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Is NBC's coverage really that bad?

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:29am
The surest bet during any Olympics is not that Usain Bolt will win the 100 meters; it is that NBC will be trashed, loudly, in many quarters, for the quality of its coverage.
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Trump goes mainstream -- but will it last?

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:10am
It turns out Donald Trump is a politician, after all.
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US F-22s encounter Syrian jets

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:08am
Two American F-22s on patrol over Hasakah, Syria, flew within a mile of two Syrian Su-24 fighter jets and "encouraged" them to leave Friday, a US defense official told CNN.
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Rio Paralympics facing budget cuts, venue closures

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 10:22am
The 2016 Paralympics in Rio is facing unparalleled challenges, budget cuts and the unexpected closure of facilities but will go ahead as planned, the International Paralympic Committee said Friday.
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Why this makes some people so angry

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 9:52am
Art and animal flesh collide in "Making Beauty," Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva's first major UK solo exhibition, at the Djanogly Gallery in Nottingham.
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Usain Bolt runs into history with 'Triple-Triple'

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 8:52am
Usain Bolt confirmed his status as one of the greatest Olympic athletes of all-time Friday as he anchored Jamaica to 4x100-meter relay gold at Rio 2016.
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Interracial couple stabbed after kiss

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 8:42am
An interracial couple was attacked after a self-proclaimed white supremacist saw them kissing outside a Washington restaurant, police said.
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Summer of Sandra Day O'Connor, then and now

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 8:15am
She always insisted it was luck that led to her appointment as the first woman on the US Supreme Court. But Sandra Day O'Connor was ready for her luck. She demonstrated that 35 years ago this summer when Reagan administration lawyers flew to Arizona to interview her as one of several candidates for a court vacancy.
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N. Korea: Defector was a 'criminal'

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:23am
North Korea said its diplomat who recently defected to South Korea is a "criminal" who had been under investigation for "intentionally leaking secrets, embezzling state property" and a "sex offense."
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Next for Simone Biles: Cliff diving?

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 6:25am
Life has already changed for four-time Olympic gold medalist gymnast Simone Biles.
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"Treble-treble" in sight for Usain Bolt

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 2:56am
Olympic fans might want to look away now as there are just three days to go at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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How children change the way we think about war

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 12:06am
To a fortunate many, war is an abstraction and the suffering it brings, though easy to understand, is hard to truly imagine. It's one of the reasons war photography and images of conflict are so essential. They bring these concepts into blinding focus and deny us the luxury of looking away.
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Bentz says Lochte tore down sign, yelled at guards

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:53pm
He said he accepted responsibility for his role in the case and had "learned some valuable lessons."
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Usain Bolt: The greatest athlete of all time?

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:38pm
Who is Usain Bolt?
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Do traffic tickets raise racial tension?

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:12pm
It's not just about police killing black men. It's deeper than that.
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Police: Fugitive disguises himself as elderly man

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 9:58pm
When Massachusetts law enforcement surrounded the house of a 31-year-old suspected drug dealer Thursday, the person in the home didn't initially match the description.
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Heated exchange over Trump's comments

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 9:54pm
Two CNN political commentators argue over Donald Trump's comments to African-Americans.
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