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May 24, 2019

Taiwan allows gay couples to register marriages
Taiwan officially allowed same-sex couples to register their marriages on Friday after the parliament passed the laws to legalize same-sex marriage a week ago. (May 24)         

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May 24, 2019

Measles exposure warning at DFW airport
Health officials in Texas say a person who passed through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on May 15th tested positive for measles. Tarrant County health officials are warning other travelers to make sure they're immunized. (May 15)         

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May 24, 2019

EF1 Tornado confirmed outside Baltimore
The National Weather Service confirms that an EF1 tornado touched down near Columbia, Maryland on Thursday. It came as severe storms rumbled through the Baltimore area, toppling trees, causing power outages and keeping students in some schools. (May 24)         

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May 24, 2019

Missouri residents try to sleep despite no power
Some residents of Jefferson City, Missouri, who lost power when a tornado rampaged through their neighborhood are trying to get some sleep after making it through the day, and now into the night, without power. (May 24)         

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May 24, 2019

Massive funnel cloud in Texas panhandle
Tornadoes strafed the middle of the country Thursday, this time concentrated in sparsely populated panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas. One particulary large funnel cloud was spotted in Lipscomb County, Texas, near the Oklahoma state line. (May 24)         

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May 24, 2019

Modi's party surges to victory in Indian vote
Charismatic but polarizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi has surged to a landslide victory in Indian elections. (May 24)         

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May 24, 2019

D-Day vet tells his story: 'Why am I alive?'
For historians, D-Day was a turning point in WWII; for men who were there it remains a kaleidoscope of memories. For D-Day Veteran Frank DeVita, going back to France for the 75th anniversary is an chance to tell his story of horror and triumph. (23 May)         

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May 24, 2019

Veterans recall D-Day horror and triumph
Veterans recall D-Day horror and triumph         

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May 24, 2019

VR training helps police interact with autistic
Police officers are now using virtual reality to learn the best ways to interact with people who suffer from autism and de-escalate situations that could quickly turn awry. (May 24)         

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May 24, 2019

Today in History for May 24th
Highlights of this day in history: Samuel Morse opens America's first telegraph line; Four men sentenced for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; Britain's Queen Victoria born; The Brooklyn Bridge opens; Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan born. (May 24)         

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May 23, 2019

Principal, school superintendent bring student's graduation to dying mom's hospital room
Noah Siets walked down the hospital corridor to his mother's room in his cap and gown, as "Pomp and Circumstance" played from an iPhone.         

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May 23, 2019

Oregon college student taking mountainside pictures dies in 100-foot fall
Michelle Casey, a student at Oregon State University, died after falling 100 feet while taking pictures over a wall at a scenic viewpoint.         

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May 23, 2019

Amidst the chaos, Sara Bareilles finds a new voice
Feeling "lost" after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in 2016, Sara Bareilles turned to songwriting to find healing. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

Why was a healthy dog euthanized in Virginia? Her deceased owner asked for it in her will
While legal, a Virginia woman's request in her will to have her dog euthanized so they could be buried together has sparked backlash.         

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May 23, 2019

Video shows Sacramento police placing 'spit mask' on 12-year-old boy as he shouts 'I can't breathe!'
Sacramento Police released body camera footage of a black boy's viral arrest, and the chief defended officers who covered his head.         

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May 23, 2019

David Guetta's secret to pop longevity
Grammy-winning DJ-producer David Guetta says he's been able to stick around in pop music for more than three decades because he stays mostly behind the scenes. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

Julianna Margulies' balancing act
Julianna Margulies' balancing act         

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May 23, 2019

Keepsakes from set for 'Big Bang' stars
As "The Big Bang Theory" wrapped production on its 12-year run, stars of the sitcom went for relatively small mementos to remember their time on set. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

'Long Shot' stars talk politics
"Long Shot" stars Charlize Theron and June David Raphael say women often face extra scrutiny in politics. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

Serial killer who took the lives of 10 women executed by lethal injection in Florida
Serial killer Bobby Joe Long was pronounced dead at 6:55 p.m. Thursday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison, authorities said.         

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May 23, 2019

Family of incapacitated rape victim who gave birth files $45M notice of claim against Arizona
The 56-page document, filed on behalf of the victim and her parents, says the state of Arizona did an "abysmal job" monitoring Hacienda HealthCare.         

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May 23, 2019

Missouri residents begin to clean up after tornado
Residents in Jefferson City, Missouri began cleaning up debris as the day passed on Wednesday after a large and destructive twister moved over the city shortly before midnight.         

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May 23, 2019

Drug dogs face an uncertain fate if marijuana is legalized in New York
Legalization of marijuana could limit or end the work of hundreds of trained canines. "You have to get all new drug dogs," one former officer said.         

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May 23, 2019

Facebook reports big rise in fake accounts
Facebook says it has removed billions of fake accounts before they were active. In a new report, Facebook said there was a "steep" rise in such activity from October 2018 to March 2019, even as it worked to boost detection of bogus accounts. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

AP Top Stories
Here's the latest for Thursday, May 23: Missouri authorities checking on residents after tornado; Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump trading words; Wikileaks founder facing more charges; American Taliban released from prison.         

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May 23, 2019

Trump pledges $16B to farmers hurt by trade war
President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, insisting the money "all comes from China," specifically the tariffs on Chinese goods. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

Pompeo: release of Lindh 'unconscionable'
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the early release of John Walker Lindh from federal prison is "explainable and unconscionable." Lindh was released Thursday from a facility in Indiana, having served 17 years of a 20-year sentence. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

A secret safe in a basement held $3.5M in gold certificates. Now who gets them?
Elaine Palmer always told her granddaughter her antique money would be worth something. The problem was no one knew where it was.         

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May 23, 2019

'American Taliban' released from prison
John Walker Lindh, the California man who took up arms for the Taliban before 9/11, is out of prison after more than 17 years. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

Anaconda snakes born to virgin mother in Boston
The birth of 18 baby green anacondas to a mother who has spent her entire life in an all-female exhibit has both surprised and taught a new lesson to those working at Boston's New England Aquarium. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

Bank CEO pleads not guilty in bid for Trump post
Bank CEO pleads not guilty in bid for Trump post         

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May 23, 2019

Help hard to find for teens struggling with mental health, thoughts of suicide
Early diagnosis, treatment is key to reducing suicide and addiction. Nearly half of people who suffer from addiction have a mental health disorder.         

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May 23, 2019

World War II ships: From Rosie the Riveter to rustbuckets
The S.S. Lane Victory is one of just three remaining Victory ships from World War II but veterans and volunteers are fighting rust and deterioration.         

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May 23, 2019

Man reports 'weird and creepy' home break in: Nothing taken, house cleaned
Nate Roman, 44, said the beds were made, the rugs vacuumed and the toilets scrubbed in his Marlborough, Massachusetts home.         

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May 23, 2019

Memphis teen overcomes homelessness to earn $3 million in scholarships, valedictorian honors
Tupac Mosley, 17, received $3 million in scholarships and was recognized as his high school's valedictorian at Raleigh Egypt High School in Memphis.         

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May 23, 2019

The day in pictures
A look at the day's best photographs from around the world.         

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May 23, 2019

Eco-friendly burial alternative: You can now compost your loved ones in Washington
Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday to approve "natural organic reduction," or "human composting." The process turns bodies into soil in weeks.         

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May 23, 2019

Trump visits Arlington Cemetery to pay tribute
President Donald Trump is visiting Arlington National Cemetery a few days before Memorial Day to pay tribute to those who died in service to the United States. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

Forget the 'Polar Vortex.' Here comes the 'Death Ridge' and record heat for the Southeast
A blistering, dangerous heat wave, which one expert calls a "death ridge," is poised to scorch the southeastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend.         

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May 23, 2019

Arizona man admits burying mom in yard to keep collecting her checks, officials say
Daniel Shannon, 66, is facing multiple charges after authorities found his mother's body buried on his property.         

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May 23, 2019

Safety, Power issues top priorities in Missouri
Keeping residents and their properties safe is among the top priorities officials are facing after a tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri's capital city as part of an overnight outbreak of severe weather across the state. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

Barges strike dam on Arkansas River in Oklahoma
Two barges that broke loose on the swollen Arkansas River have struck a dam in Oklahoma, and at least one sank into the river. Near Crescent, erosion left several homes hanging over the Cimarron River. One unoccupied home rolled into the river. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

Julian Castro joins McDonald's minimum wage rally
Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro joined a march to a McDonald's restaurant in North Carolina on Thursday to draw attention to workers' efforts to raise the minimum wage and secure other protections. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

Missouri storm survivor: 'I thought we were dead'
The large tornado that moved over Jefferson City, Mo., before midnight heavily damaged buildings, including the home of survivor Larry Jett who thought he would die in the storm. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

Nancy Pelosi questions if time for Donald Trump 'intervention'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi openly questioned President Donald Trump's fitness for office Thursday. At one point she even joked about the 25th Amendment, the Constitution's provision laying out the procedure for replacing a president. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

A city is suing an RV retailer over its ‘gigantic' American flag. They won't take it down
A North Carolina city says Gander RV's American flag is too big. CEO Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC's "The Profit," says he will not remove it.         

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May 23, 2019

Tornado flattens Jefferson City car dealership
A car dealership in Jefferson City, Missouri suffered extensive damage after a tornado tore through the capital city as part of an outbreak of severe weather across the state overnight. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

This state is adding free sunscreen dispensers to state beaches & parks all summer long!
If you wanna have some fun in the sun this summer and keep your skin safe, looks like Rhode Island might be the ticket.         

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May 23, 2019

Kellyanne Conway complains Nancy Pelosi treated her like a 'maid'
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is taking verbal jabs at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi following a White House meeting that dissolved into rancor, Wednesday. Conway said Pelosi treated her "as she might treat her maid" during the exchange. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

Felicity Huffman is just the beginning: Who's pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal — and who's still fighting
An up-to-date breakdown who's pleaded guilty in the nation's college admissions bribery scandal.         

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May 23, 2019

Forecasters predict up to 8 hurricanes in 'near-normal' 2019 Atlantic hurricane season
The federal government predicts a near-normal hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin, with 4 to 8 hurricanes expected to form.         

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May 23, 2019

Forecasters predict up to 8 hurricanes in 'near-normal' Atlantic hurricane season
The federal government predicts a near-normal hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin, with 4 to 8 hurricanes expected to form.         

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May 23, 2019

NOAA: Expect a slightly weaker hurricane season
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday predicted nine to 15 named storms. It says four to eight of them will become hurricanes and two to four of those major hurricanes with 111 mph winds or higher. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

'Chaotic situation' as tornado tears through Missouri's capital of Jefferson City
A violent tornado ripped through Jefferson City, Missouri, late Wednesday, leaving many trapped and others injured. More storms are forecast Thursday.         

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May 23, 2019

The history of celebrating Memorial Day
Memorial Day is more than the start summer. The holiday has a rich history and every American celebrates differently.         

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May 23, 2019

Retired NHL player battles concussion effects
Daniel Carcillo hopes he's a cautionary tale about what repeated blows to the head can do to hockey players. Given that a study estimates there are roughly 59 concussions per National Hockey League season, Carcillo is not alone. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

'Extraordinary archaeological find': Last known US slave ship found in Alabama
The Clotilda, the last known slave ship to come to the United States, has been found nearly 160 years after its illegal voyage to Alabama.         

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May 23, 2019

Parents of dead West Point cadet can use his sperm to make baby, judge rules
It's unclear whether doctors will go along with the wish from parents of West Point Cadet Peter Zhu, even one granted by a court.         

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May 23, 2019

Uri Geller shows off giant spoon
Uri Geller, the illusionist known for his spoon-bending stunts, unveils an 11 ton spoon in Jaffa, Tel Aviv, next to the site where he plans to open his museum next year. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

John Walker Lindh, American who became Taliban fighter, released from prison after 17 years
A California man dubbed the "American Taliban" following his capture on a battlefield in Afghanistan in 2001 was released from prison Thursday after serving 17 years, according to media reports.         

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May 23, 2019

Tornado tears through Jefferson City, Mo.
A violent tornado tore through Missouri's capital late on May 22, 2019 leaving some people trapped, others injured and buildings damaged.         

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May 23, 2019

We found 85,000 cops who've been investigated for misconduct. Now you can read their records.
USA TODAY is leading a national effort to obtain and publish disciplinary and misconduct records for thousands of police officers.         

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May 23, 2019

D-Day veteran committed to saving France's honor
Among the tens of thousands of Allied soldiers who landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944, was a hardened group of elite French commandos who ensured that France had D-Day exploits to be proud of, too. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

AP Top Stories May 23 A
Here's the latest for Thursday May 23rd: Violent tornado hits Jefferson City, Missouri; Evacuations in Oklahoma due to floods; Pentagon has plans for more troops in Mideast; Man rescued from ledge of burning building.         

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May 23, 2019

Dr. Ruth: 'OK, I'm a feminist!'
Famed sex therapist Dr. Ruth shares her story in new documentary, "Ask Dr. Ruth." The film's director enlisted Westheimer's daughter and granddaughter to convince her to embrace the "feminist" label in the film - one she had rejected in the past. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio on 'growing up' in Hollywood together
The A-list duo discuss working together in Quentin Tarantino's latest project 'Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood' about the 1960's movie industry and the Manson Family murders. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo joins fans at food bank
Metallica enlisted several thousand fans to volunteer for the band's second annual "day of service" in Los Angeles on Wednesday (May 23).         

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May 23, 2019

'Violent tornado' tears through Jefferson City, Mo.: 'It's a chaotic situation right now'
A violent tornado ripped through Jefferson City, Missouri, late Wednesday, leaving many trapped and others injured. More storms are forecast Thursday.         

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May 23, 2019

Central Missouri tornado wrecks car dealership
A "violent tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, according to the National Weather Service, but there were no immediate reports of fatalities. There is heavy damage, including in a Jefferson City car dealership. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

On This Day: 23 May 1994
In 1994, Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

'Violent tornado' in central Missouri
A "violent tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, causing heavy damage Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Jefferson City Police Lt. David Williams said there have been multiple calls from people trapped in homes. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

Tornado damage near Joplin, Missouri
A tornado skirted just a few miles north of Joplin, Missouri, on the eighth anniversary of a catastrophic tornado that killed 161 people in the city. The tornado caused damage in the nearby town of Carl Junction. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

At least 7 people dead as severe weather continues across Central US
As Missouri authorities reported three storm-related deaths Wednesday, the central and southern plains braced for more severe weather Thursday.         

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May 23, 2019

DDAY prisoner of war looks back 75 years later
75 years have passed since Dennis Trudeau was taken prisoner by German soldiers after parachuting into France, but the memories are as clear as ever. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

Hawaii's Kailua Beach tops 2019 'best beach' list
Hawaii's Kailua Beach Park has been selected as the best stretch of sand for an annual list of top U.S. public beaches compiled by Florida International University Prof. Stephen Leatherman, also known as "Dr. Beach." (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

Illegal killings endanger two wolves species
Illegal killings and political resistance have endangered two species of wolves despite more than $80 million in government spending. (May 23)         

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May 23, 2019

They don't look as scary as a snake or a bear, but these animals are surprisingly deadly
Dogs bite. Bees sting. Farm animals kill. These animals don't look as scary as snakes or bears, but it's worth remembering how deadly they can be.         

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May 23, 2019

Homeless shelters could deny transgender people under proposed Trump administration rule
A Trump administration proposal could allow federally-funded homeless shelters to deny services to transgender people.         

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May 23, 2019

Today in History for May 23rd
Today in History for May 23rd         

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May 22, 2019

Ohio State campus police officer honored by President Trump for response to knife attack
Ohio State police officer Alan Horujko, who fatally shot a knife-wielding attacker on campus, received the Medal of Valor at the White House.         

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May 22, 2019

Report: Pilot maneuvered to show passengers a waterfall, saw a flash before Alaska midair collision
A pilot maneuvered to show passengers a waterfall before his floatplane collided with another in Alaska, killing six people, according to a report.         

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May 22, 2019

Arizona prison officials won't let inmates read book that critiques the criminal justice system
Arizona prison officials have banned inmates from reading "Chokehold," a critically-acclaimed critique of the American criminal-justice system.         

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May 22, 2019

A 10-year-old from El Salvador is the 6th migrant child to die in US custody in 8 months
The death toll of migrant children in U.S. custody rose to six after federal authorities acknowledged that a 10-year-old girl died eight months ago.         

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May 22, 2019

A North Carolina city is suing an RV retailer over its ‘gigantic' American flag. They still won't take it down
A North Carolina city says Gander RV's American flag is too big. CEO Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC's "The Profit," says he will not remove it.         

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May 22, 2019

'World's largest and fastest squirt gun' ready to help fight wildfires
The Global SuperTanker, a converted Boeing 747-400, has been used in dozens of wildfires across the world since 2009.         

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May 22, 2019

New York man put SpaceX rockets in jeopardy by forging inspection reports, feds say
James Smalley, 41, is accused of forging signatures on inspection reports for parts used by SpaceX.         

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May 22, 2019

McDonald's workers protest workplace violence
McDonald's workers in Chicago say they feel unsafe at work after witnessing gunfire and other acts of violence inside their restaurants. They protested outside a South Side store on Wednesday. (May 22).         

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May 22, 2019

Abortion rights supporters protest in New Orleans
Abortion rights supporters protest in New Orleans as lawmakers move to make abortions illegal in Louisiana. (May 23)         

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May 22, 2019

Second judge rules President Trump can't block Congress's subpoenas of his banking records
For the second time this week, a federal judge rejected requests to block Congress from obtaining Trump's financial records.         

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May 22, 2019

Mnuchin: $20 bill redesign with Tubman on hold
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that a decision by his predecessor, Jacob Lew, to put African-American abolitionist leader Harriett Tubman on the $20 bill would be delayed and will not happen in 2020. (May 22)         

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May 22, 2019

Adam Driver credits the military for the courage to act
Adam Driver, who is Tony nominated for his work in "Burn This," credits his military service with providing him with enough courage to become an actor. Driver joined the Marines shortly after the 9/11 terror attacks. (May 22)         

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May 22, 2019

Trump honors officers with Medal of Valor awards
Fourteen public safety officers were awarded the nation's highest honor for bravery from President Donald Trump on Wednesday, including eight who responded to a mass shooting on Election Day 2016 in southern California. (May 22)         

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May 22, 2019

Chastain ‘very happy' about Turner's 'GoT' arc
Jessica Chastain says she's "very happy" with the ending of her "Dark Phoenix" co-star Sophie Turner's character in "Game of Thrones." (May 22)         

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May 22, 2019

Dog jumps from motor home during police chase
A woman in a stolen recreational vehicle led authorities on a wild chase in Los Angeles on Tuesday, smashing into cars and a palm tree before finally coming to a halt with a large dog hanging out of the shattered windshield. (May 22)         

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May 22, 2019

Tarantino and 'Hollywood' stars hold Cannes press conference
Tarantino and 'Hollywood' stars hold Cannes press conference         

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May 22, 2019

Tarantino's 'Hollywood' stars soak up Cannes praise
Quentin Tarantino and his "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie walk the red carpet after the movie's Cannes Film Festival premiere. (May 22)         

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May 22, 2019

Sanders: Call for impeachment 'absurd on its face'
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders dismissed the growing calls by Democrats for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump saying, "There's no basis for it. It's absurd on its face," and she called on Democrats to move on. (May 22)         

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May 22, 2019

ShowBiz Minute: Hussle, Madonna, Tarantino
ShowBiz Minute: Hussle, Madonna, Tarantino         

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May 22, 2019

Fashion Watch: Old-school 'Hollywood' glamour
The stars of Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" - Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie - bring high wattage glamour to the Cannes red carpet. (May 22)         

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May 22, 2019

AP Top Stories May 22 P
Here's the latest for Wednesday May 22nd: Pelosi says Trump "took a pass" to work together with Dems; Probe inconclusive on Va Gov. racist yearbook pic; Flooding concerns in 3 states following severe storms; and Prada goes fur free.         

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