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Cincinnati zoo kills gorilla to save child

The Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed a western lowland gorilla on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy slipped into the animal's enclosure, a zoo official said at a news conference.

Harambe, a 17-year-old, 400-pound gorilla, carried the boy around its habita...

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Navy announces sailor's death

The U.S. Navy on Saturday announced the non-combat death of a sailor involved in the effort against ISIS in the Middle East.

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NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones fatally shot

New Orleans Pelicans player Bryce Dejean-Jones was shot to death early Saturday in Dallas, with his agent saying it happened because the player mistakenly entered the wrong apartment.

A Dallas resident told police he heard someone enter his apartment ...

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Tropical Storm Bonnie approaches SC coast

An Atlantic weather system was upgraded Saturday to Tropical Storm Bonnie and began to pelt coastal South Carolina with heavy rain as it neared. Bonnie appeared to stall later in the day.

The National Hurricane Center earlier issued a tropical storm w...

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Judge directs internal Trump University documents to be released

A judge overseeing a lawsuit filed against Donald Trump regarding his closed real estate education program called Trump University has ruled parts of internal documents should be released.

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After glitch, NASA reinflates habitat

NASA successfully inflated its first expandable space habitat Saturday and now it's almost ready for astronauts to step inside.

Scientists fully inflated the experimental habitat called BEAM, which is attached to the International Space Station. The p...

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Gawker has this billionaire in its corner

Gawker learned this week that billionaire Peter Thiel is funding legal cases against it, but now Gawker has a billionaire in its corner too.

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Top new species of 2016

New species - Hominin

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Scientists believe that 10 million species still await discovery around the world. And every year -- on the birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, the 18th century Swedish botanist considered the father of modern taxonomy -- the International Institute for Species Exploration releases its list of the top new species (from among about 18,000 found over the previous 12 months).

On this day: May 28

Spanish Armada, 1588

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The Spanish Armada sets sail for England, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club, Volkswagen is founded, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass dominate the charts, and "The Last Supper" goes back on display after a two-decade restoration, all on this day.

On this day: May 27

1896 St. Louis tornado destruction

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

A tornado nearly wipes out St. Louis, the Chrysler Building and the Golden Gate Bridge open, the Sex Pistols court controversy with "God Save the Queen," and Arsenio Hall signs off, all on this day.

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