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    Residents Retreat as Houston Blaze Spews Hazardous Materials

    Residents Retreat as Houston Blaze Spews Hazardous Materials

    A massive fire at a warehouse complex in Houston spewed black smoke and hazardous materials Thursday, forcing neighbors to shelter in place as nearly 200 firefighters worked to beat back the blaze.

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    GOP Sen. Sasse: Alternative to Trump, Clinton Needed

    GOP Sen. Sasse: Alternative to Trump, Clinton Needed

    Freshman Republican Sen. Ben Sasse said Thursday America should draft an alternative to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, someone who would be an "honest leader" and "an adult." "Why are we confined to...

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    Alberta Wildfire Grows to 85,000 Hectares in Size

    Alberta Wildfire Grows to 85,000 Hectares in Size

    A massive wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta grew to 85,000 hectares (210,035 acres) in size and officials would like to move south about 25,000 evacuees who had previously fled north. More than...

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    At Least 28 Dead in Syria Refugee Camp Strike: Activists

    At Least 28 Dead in Syria Refugee Camp Strike: Activists

    An airstrike hit a crowded refugee camp in Syria on Thursday close to the border with Turkey, killing at least 28 people, according to Syrian pro-opposition activists. Images posted on social media said to be of...

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    No, Cinco de Mayo Is Not Mexico's Independence Day

    No, Cinco de Mayo Is Not Mexico's Independence Day

    Thursday marks the 154th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo, a holiday synonymous with margaritas and cervezas (beer) that many would be surprised to learn is a bigger deal in the U.S. than in Mexico. The holiday...

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  • 3 hours ago

    Bush Presidents Won't Be Endorsing Trump

    Bush Presidents Won't Be Endorsing Trump

    Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will refrain from endorsing or commenting on Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. The senior Bush has enthusiastically endorsed...

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    Couple Avoids Jail Over Lost Dr. Seuss Library Book

    Couple Avoids Jail Over Lost Dr. Seuss Library Book

    A Michigan couple who faced jail after they borrowed a novel and a Dr. Seuss book from a local library and held onto them long past their return dates will remain free. Cathy and Melvin Duren of Tecumseh were...

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  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    Visualizing the Olympics: Medal Counts & More

    Which countries have the most gold medals? And how much does it cost to host an Olympic Games? Get ready for the Rio Olympics – and the answers to those and many other Olympic-related questions – with this...

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    Verdict Reached in Grim Sleeper Serial Killings

    Verdict Reached in Grim Sleeper Serial Killings

    Jurors reached a verdict Thursday in the trial of a man charged in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings of nine women and a teenage girl over two decades. The verdict was expected to be announced at 1:30 p.m....

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