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US urges Russia to release political and religious prisoners
The Trump administration says it's "deeply concerned" by a growing number of political and religious prisoners held by Russia.

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H. Clinton: Separating families at border a 'moral crisis'
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday called the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has separated children from their parents at the southern U.S. border "a moral and humanitarian crisis."

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Jury to decide fate of elderly Mafia boss 'Cadillac Frank'
Attorneys are preparing to make their final pitches to jurors in the case of a former New England Mafia boss charged in the 1993 killing of a nightclub owner.

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Author Junot Diaz cleared of wrongdoing in MIT investigation
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology investigation has cleared Pulitzer Prize-winning author and creative writing professor Junot Diaz to return to the classroom this fall.

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SPLC makes huge settlement with anti-extremist group it called 'anti-Muslim'
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced Monday that it would pay $3.375 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a British anti-extremism group that was put on a list of "anti-Muslim extremists."

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Pentagon suspends August military drills with South Korea
The Pentagon says it has formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much-anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump's nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Texas officer arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl, threatening mom with deportation
A Texas detention deputy has been arrested after he was accused of having sexually assaulted a young child whose mother is undocumented.

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Bus company apologizes over worker's citizenship comments
A New England bus company says an employee made a mistake when he said passengers have to be U.S. citizens to ride following a customs citizenship check.

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Lawyers, family ask for release of detained pizza worker
The family and attorneys of an Ecuadorean pizza shop worker who was arrested while trying to make a delivery are submitting a formal request to immigration officials demanding his immediate release.

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Wisconsin Legion officer resigns over military service claim
A historian for the Wisconsin American Legion resigned after the organization said he embellished his military service.

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Three inmates escape from New Mexico jail aided by guard, police say
New Mexico authorities are searching for three inmates who escaped from a county jail after being aided by a detention officer Friday morning in Clovis.

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The history of 'Pittsburgh potties' intrigues locals, but remains a mystery
They are all over the East Coast. They even have a name. The “Pittsburgh Potty,” wall-less toilets often found out in the open, in the middle of the basement, dates back to before the 1900s, according to one architect.

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Bill Gross made disputed home with ex-wife stink like vomit, dead fish with foul-smelling sprays: lawsuit
The bitter divorce battle between billionaire bond king Bill Gross and his ex-wife is beginning to stink — like vomit, flatulence and dead fish.

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Man will admit to impersonating general for helicopter ride
A man accused of trying to impress a woman by landing a chartered helicopter at a North Carolina technology company plans to plead guilty to impersonating a three-star Army general and will concede that he was sane at the time, according to a new court filing.

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Officer finds lost $20G engagement ring in the sand on New York's Fire Island
A Long Island cop is being credited with finding a $20,000 engagement ring that a woman reported losing over the weekend on famous Fire Island.

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Indiana state trooper lauded as 'hero' for pulling over 'slowpoke' driver
An Indiana State Trooper's tweet reminding people about the state's so-called “slowpoke” or “move over” law went viral Saturday.

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Two children killed, one severely injured in crash at Georgia mud bogging event
An 11-year-old child is battling life-threatening injuries Monday after a truck tumbled out of control through a crowd at a Georgia mud bogging event over the weekend, killing two other children.

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Corruption trial begins in Buffalo Billion case
A former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute was alternately portrayed as a hero or a scoundrel at the opening of a corruption trial Monday over upstate construction projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Pennsylvania graduate has perfect attendance, from pre-K to 12th grade
A high school student in Pennsylvania reportedly never missed a day of school from Pre-K to 12th grade, breaking school records.

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'Massive manhunt' in Illinois for two 'dangerous' escaped inmates, including alleged murderer
Authorities in southeast Illinois are on a massive manhunt for two “dangerous” inmates who busted through a hole in the wall using a pipe on Saturday morning.

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Second Kansas sheriff's deputy dies from injuries following shooting
A second sheriff's deputy who was shot Friday near a courthouse in Kansas City died from her injuries early Saturday morning.

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Fisherman hooks unexploded Vietnam War device in Massachusetts pond
A man fishing in a Massachusetts pond – which once served as a test site for explosive devices during the Vietnam War – unintentionally hooked an unexploded device last week, The Patriot Ledger reported.

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Student, 11, allegedly takes a screwdriver to teacher's throat
A student at a Massachusetts middle school was arrested after allegedly attacking a teacher with a screwdriver during class Wednesday, authorities said Friday.

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Harvard rated Asian-American applicants lower on likability, courage, according to suit
Asian-Americans consistently rated lower than other Harvard applicants on subjective categories like "courage," and the lower scoring decreased their chances of being accepted, according to a group representing students in a lawsuit against the school.

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Viral video shows science teacher inches from getting struck by lightning
A man was almost struck by lightning while filming a storm near his home in North Carolina on Monday.

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