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First Lady hosts girl scouts at the White House

Girl Scouts in the white house

Some lucky Girl Scouts are set to experience the ultimate in camping Tuesday: an overnight in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn, hosted by the First lady.

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America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades

Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small....


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Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

CALAIS, Maine — A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself,...


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3 people dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Kentucky authorities say three people were killed and three remain missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit the Clark...


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Boy, 7, killed during violent July 4 celebrations in Chicago

CHICAGO — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy who was celebrating the Fourth of July with his family was among three people who were shot and killed overnight in...


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For escapee, prison now will mean 23 hours a day in a cell

ROMULUS, N.Y. — The surviving escapee from a prison break and three-week manhunt will spend 23 hours a day in a maximum-security cell, much more confined than...




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First Lady hosts girl scouts at the White House

Some lucky Girl Scouts are set to experience the ultimate in camping Tuesday: an overnight in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn, hosted by the First lady....


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Update: 2nd escaped murderer is shot, captured after other

MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — The second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate maximum-security prison three weeks ago was shot and...


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Decades old remains of military men discovered in glacier

Searchers are scouring a remote Alaska glacier for the remains of passengers who died in 1952 when a C-124 military transport plane crashed into a mountain near...


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Biden and Kerry ask China to be America's partner

At the start of high level U.S.-China talks in Washington Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden says the U.S. and China will have intense disagreements but the world is...


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State of fear: Survivors tell of life under IS rule

ESKI MOSUL, Iraq — When the Islamic State fighters burst into the Iraqi village of Eski Mosul, Sheikh Abdullah Ibrahim knew his wife was in trouble. Buthaina...


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3 people dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Kentucky authorities say three people were killed and three remain missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit the Clark...