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Police officer deaths from guns up 72% from July 2015

The shooting deaths of three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this month pushed the number of law enforcement fatalities past a tragic benchmark.

As of July 20, 32 law enforcement officers were shot to death in the United States, according to the N...

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Human nasal bacteria might be superbug killer

Scientists searching for a solution to ever-resistant, infection-causing bacteria may have found an answer much closer to home than expected -- up our noses.

Researchers from the University of Tubingen in Germany have discovered that a nose-dwelling ...

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Florida investigating 4 possible Zika cases

Health officials in Florida are now investigating four possible non-travel-related cases of Zika virus, the state Department of Health said Wednesday.

Two of the four cases are in Miami-Dade County while the other two are in Broward County. None of t...

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One death reported in central California wildfire

A wildfire that has raged in central California for nearly a week intensified under hot weather and has killed one person.

A private bulldozer operator who had been hired in efforts to contain the fire "succumbed to fatal injuries" Tuesday night, acco...

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Gun victims, families make passionate case for Clinton

Victims and families of gun violence delivered emotional pleas Wednesday night in support of Hillary Clinton as a president who would act to curb mass shootings and press for new gun laws.

Speeches from former Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was shot in the ...

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7 arrested after breaching perimeter fence at DNC

Seven protesters who breached the outer perimeter fence surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia were arrested Wednesday night, according to the Secret Service.

The protesters got into the Secret Service designated zone, but did...

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Powerball jackpot increases to $478 million, 5th largest ever

There's another record-breaking jackpot up for grabs.

The Powerball jackpot swelled to $478 million after Wednesday night's drawing yielded no jackpot winners. That's the fifth largest Powerball prize of all time, and it's number eight on the list of ...

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On this day: July 28

1984 Summer Olympics opening ceremony

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Vivaldi and Bach die, the first hamburger is sold in the U.S., World War I breaks out, a bomber crashes into the Empire State Building, and the Summer Olympics open up in Los Angeles, all on this day.

Officers cleared of all charges in Gray case

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Prosecutors are dropping charges against the three remaining Baltimore police officers who were facing trial in connection with Freddie Gray's death.

On this day: July 27

Bob Hope in The Great Lover

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A wise-cracking cartoon bunny makes his first appearance, the Korean War ends, Madonna drops her debut album, tragedy hits the Olympics, and an entertainment legend dies at age 100, all on this day.

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