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‘Final act of bravery’: Men who were fatally stabbed trying to stop anti-Muslim rants identified

Two men were stabbed to death and one injured Friday on a light-rail train in Portland, Ore., after they tried to intervene when another passenger began “ranting and raving” and shouting anti-Muslim hate speech at two young women, police said.Portland police on Saturday identified the two sl
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With state budget in crisis, many Oklahoma schools hold classes four days a week

NEWCASTLE, Okla. — A deepening budget crisis here has forced schools across the Sooner State to make painful decisions. Class sizes have ballooned, art and foreign-language programs have shrunk or disappeared, and with no money for new textbooks, children go without. Perhaps the most significant
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John Glenn’s body rekindles military mortuary scandal

A scandal involving the mortuary at Dover Air Force Base, the main point of entry for U.S. troops killed overseas, has rekindled with controversy over the care of astronaut John Glenn’s body.On Monday, the Air Force reassigned the mortuary branch chief at the base in Delaware and opened an investi
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Google’s AlphaGo beats the world’s best Go player – again

AI: 2, Humanity: 0.A computer designed by Google researchers has beaten the world’s top Go player for the second game in a row, capturing the best-of-three match in Wuzhen, China, and confirming AI’s supremacy in what many consider as one of humanity’s most complex boardgames.Ke Jie, a 19-year
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Trump’s statement on Ramadan is almost entirely about terrorism

President Trump issued a statement on Ramadan — a holy month of fasting and prayer for Muslims around the world — that focused primarily on violence and terrorism. His statement was a stark contrast from the Ramadan message President George W. Bush issued in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, in w
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Top White House officials unveiled series of contradictory messages on top priorities as Trump traveled abroad

As President Trump traveled on a whirlwind trip overseas this week, top officials in Washington unveiled a series of a contradictory messages on some of his highest priorities.On Thursday morning, White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney told a Senate panel that the massive tax cut plan they hoped to
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Climate change is keeping Americans awake at night. Literally.

In 2015, a record heat wave roasted Southern California. At the time, Nick Obradovich was a graduate student at the University of California at San Diego. During the day, he said, everyone on campus turned sluggish and grumpy.Sundown brought little relief. “For a number of nights in the heat w
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Here’s what the pins that Sheriff Clarke wears actually mean

This article has been updated.Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke emerged onto the national scene last year with his fervent support of Republican Donald Trump, despite the fact he was a Democrat. Clarke’s embrace of Trump’s politics — and of Trump’s intemperate rhetorical style — earned him a
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Bishop T.D. Jakes strives to bridge the racial and political divides

Bishop T.D. Jakes is preparing for MegaFest, his four-day, faith-and-family gathering in Dallas, where he makes his home and built his megachurch.The June 28-July 1 event he calls “a bit of a vacation in a spiritual atmosphere” drew 90,000 when it was last held in 2015 — a predominantly blac
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Meet Marriott’s longest-standing employee: A 79-year-old omelet-maker

Cecil Exum figures he’s made 130 omelets by now, but honestly, he’s lost track. It’s five hours into his nine-hour shift, and he’s just realized he hasn’t had his morning coffee. The crowds keep coming, asking for omelets, fried eggs and waffles, so he keeps cooking.Now three more omelets
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