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Enough with celebratory gunfire

1 hour 14 min ago
Brandon Yam has lived with a bullet lodged in his brain for a year now. The 48-year-old father of four is unable to work and has to cope with frequent headaches, partial paralysis, a poor memory, and needing a wheelchair to go longer distances. Unfortunately, this July 4 weekend could see more people suffering a similar fate to Brandon -- when they are injured by a bullet that literally falls out of the sky.
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Bison attack two more Yellowstone visitors

1 hour 29 min ago
Bison attacked two more visitors at Yellowstone National Park over the past week, for a total of four attacks in the park so far this season.
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Stars in stars and stripes

2 hours 9 min ago
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Independence Day fast facts

2 hours 30 min ago
Here's a look at Independence Day, celebrated on the Fourth of July.
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How combat veterans are coping with July Fourth fireworks

2 hours 30 min ago
Independence Day is often celebrated with delicious food, family get-togethers and Fourth of July fireworks that light up the night.
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As temperatures sizzle, fireworks even more risky

2 hours 31 min ago
With high temperatures, wicked weather and wildfires across the country, there are more warnings than usual posted about fireworks safety. In addition to harming themselves, people are also in danger of lighting up their entire neighborhoods -- unless you're in one of the cities getting pounded with rain.
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The week in 43 photos

2 hours 36 min ago
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Historians baffled by handprint on Declaration of Independence

2 hours 38 min ago
It's one of the nation's most important founding documents but the Declaration of Independence -- the document that paved the way for the creation of the United States -- hasn't always been treated with the care you might expect.
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The difference between grilling and barbecue

2 hours 39 min ago
After moving to Atlanta from New York years ago, it quickly became evident I had a language problem.
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Tennessee train fire: Evacuated residents to return to homes

3 hours 16 min ago
The thousands of people who were evacuated from their homes in eastern Tennessee after a freight train fire released toxic fumes this week probably will be allowed to return Friday, Maryville City Manager Greg McClain told reporters.
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School shootings, mass killings are 'contagious,' study finds

3 hours 16 min ago
Mass killings and school shootings spread "contagiously," a new study found, where one killing or shooting increases the chances that others will occur within about two weeks.
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Man arrested in mall with assault rifle, ammo

3 hours 17 min ago
Police arrested a man carrying an assault rifle and ammunition at a Fayetteville, North Carolina, mall after officers received multiple reports of an armed man walking through a Macy's department store.
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What's behind all the shark attacks?

6 hours 43 min ago
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Van carrying fireworks goes up in flames on busy highway

6 hours 45 min ago
A van carrying fireworks erupted into flames along a main highway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
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Prison escapee Richard Matt wrote to daughter

6 hours 45 min ago
When Richard Matt broke out of prison, he was looking forward to seeing his daughter. "I always promised you I would see you on the outside," he wrote to her in a letter.
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No hate crimes found in 6 black church fires, authorities say

6 hours 47 min ago
When six black churches in the Southeast burned in the days following the Charleston church killings, authorities and church members were immediately suspicious.
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Lightning might have caused South Carolina church fire, FBI says

6 hours 47 min ago
Federal investigators suspect lightning might have caused the fire at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, senior officials in the FBI said Wednesday morning.
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Was America founded as a Christian nation?

6 hours 47 min ago
Was America founded as a Christian nation?
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D.C. Police report 'all clear' at Navy Yard

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:42
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