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State of emergency ends in Charlotte

Charlotte, site of protests after a police officer-involved shooting last week, and the state of North Carolina have lifted states of emergency for the city.

Gov. Pat McCrory thanked Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the Highway Patrol and state's Nationa...

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Beauty school abruptly closes all 79 campuses

Regency Beauty Institute announced on its website they are "permanently closing September 28, 2016."

On Sept. 27, Volkswagen unveiled a new long-range electric car in Paris.

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VW's new electric car will cost less, and go farther than, Tesla's Model 3

Volkswagen unveiled a new long-range electric car Tuesday in Paris, and, in terms of cost and range, it's miles ahead of anything coming to market soon.

The car, called the I.D., is expected to cost less than $30,000, which is less than both the Tesla...

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Iconic 9/11 flag: The man who turned it in

For eight years, Brian Browne preserved an American flag in a storage trunk and the freezer of his Everett, Washington, home -- unaware it was a piece of history.

The unknown treasure was the iconic flag that three New York City firefighters hoisted a...

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Gary Johnson struggles to name a world leader he respects

Gary Johnson is trying to be a major figure on the world stage, and it doesn't sound like he's doing it for the company.

The Libertarian presidential nominee was asked by MSNBC's Chris Matthews during a town hall forum to name his "favorite foreign le...

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Congress passes bill to avoid government shutdown

Congress cleared a bill Wednesday to fund the government and the federal response to Zika, avoiding a potentially embarrassing government shutdown just weeks before the election.

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Pepe the Frog designated hate symbol by ADL

Beloved internet meme Pepe the Frog has gone through various incarnations over the years, most of them innocuous and amusing.

But recent appropriations of the smirking green frog as Adolf Hitler, a Klansman and numerous racist caricatures have earned...

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On this day: September 29

space shuttle Discovery, mission STS-26, 1988

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Willie Mays makes an iconic basket catch, the Camaro hits showroom floors, the first Chicago Tylenol murder victim dies, and the space shuttle returns to space following the Challenger disaster, all on this day.

2 students, teacher shot at elementary school

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Two children and a teacher were shot by a gunman at an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina, an official with Anderson County Emergency Services told reporters Wednesday afternoon.

On this day: September 28

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The U.S. Constitution heads to state legislatures for approval, Ted Williams smacks a homer in his last at-bat, the Beatles' "Hey Jude" hits No. 1, and "Star Trek" taps the next generation, all on this day.

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