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    Pope says Christians should apologize to gay people

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Sunday said the Catholic Church should apologize to gay people and others who have been offended or exploited in the past. “I believe that the church not only should apologize to the person who is gay whom it has offended,” the Pope said, “but has to apologize to the poor, to exploited women, to children exploited for labor; it has to ask forgiveness for having blessed many weapons.” The comments came during a news […]

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    Mother kills 2 daughters

    FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – A woman in Texas shot her two teenage daughters — killing both of them — before a responding police officer killed the mother, authorities said. Christy Sheats, 42, fatally shot daughters Taylor, 22, and Madison, 17, on Friday in Fulshear, west of Houston, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. After someone called 911, a Fulshear police officer shot the mother when she refused to put down her weapon, the sheriff’s office said. The […]

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    Report: China still harvesting organs from prisoners at a massive scale

    A new report claims that China is still engaged in the widespread and systematic harvesting of organs from prisoners, and says that people whose views conflict with the ruling Chinese Communist Party are being murdered for their organs. The report — by former Canadian lawmaker David Kilgour, human rights lawyer David Matas, and journalist Ethan Gutmann — collates publicly reported figures from hospitals across China to show what they claim is a massive discrepancy between official figures for the number […]

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    At least 5 people stabbed at California rally, authorities say

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Five people were taken to hospitals on Sunday after violence broke out between two groups during a rally, according to the Sacramento, California, Fire Department. The victims had stab wounds that required critical medical care, Chris Harvey, spokesperson for the fire department, told CNN. Their conditions were not immediately known. Harvey said the brawl broke out around noon when a group of “right-wing extremists” held a planned rally near the state capitol. “They were met by a […]

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    Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump, according to polls

    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, two new polls of registered voters show — but they differ on the size of her advantage. A Washington Post/ABC News survey shows Clinton ahead by 12 points, 51% to 39%. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, meanwhile, pegs Clinton’s lead at 5 points, 46% to 41%. Trump is emerging from a difficult phase in his campaign, including the firing of campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, anemic fundraising and […]

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    11 injured after roller coaster derails at theme park

    9 children, 2 adults hurt in Scottish roller coaster derailment nbcnews.to/28UwFPP https://t.co/E6dz9gnVs6— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 26, 2016 SCOTLAND — Eleven people were injured when a roller coaster car derailed at a theme park in Scotland on Sunday afternoon. Witnesses described chaotic scenes as staff and visitors to M&D’s amusement park in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, rushed to help those injured. In a post on Facebook, Lanarkshire Police said two adults and nine children were being treated at local hospitals. “We […]

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    Inside the home where 12 girls were kept for years

    FEASTERVILLE, Penn. — Police knocked on the bright blue door of Lee Kaplan’s home in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. When the detective stepped inside, the children scattered. Some hid in a chicken coop at the back of the house. In total, 11 children and an 18-year-old girl lived inside the Cape Cod-style home. The detective was familiar with the place, with its overgrown grass and weeds that swallowed the front yard. He was there two years ago to investigate a fire. At […]

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    The best and worst states to raise children in: Where does NC rank?

    Minnesota reigns as the most kid-friendly state to raise a family for the second year in a row, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation study released Tuesday. Parents in Mississippi and New Mexico, however, might find reason for concern as those states rank among the lowest. The foundation’s Kids Count Data Center tracks ethnographic data in all 50 states to gauge the well-being of children across the nation, focusing on factors that affect the way children grow up. They […]

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    Kelly McGillis, ‘Top Gun’ actress, talks about North Carolina home burglary

    HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — Deputies said they have charged an Illinois woman after they say she was found inside the Henderson County home of a Hollywood star. Deputies said they have charged Laurence Marie Dorn, of Jefferson Street, in Clinton, IL, with second degree burglary, misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor stalking, assault and battery, and interfering with emergency communications. Deputies said Kelly McGillis returned home on Friday night to find Dorn inside her residence. After a struggle, the victim was able to flee […]

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    At least 26 dead in West Virginia flooding

    West Virginia rescue crews worked steadily overnight and into the morning to answer emergency calls from residents stranded by fast-moving floodwaters that have killed at least 26 people — the deadliest flash flooding in the United States since 2010. Heavy rain battered much of the state earlier this week, and floodwaters pouring out of creeks and rivers prompted scores of rescue calls. Utilities were working to restore power for residents and businesses. The high waters were receding Saturday, but officials, […]

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    Hawaii enacts first state law in U.S. to place gun owners in database

    HONOLULU, Hawaii – While the issue of gun control has made little headway in Congress, Hawaii this week enacted a series of gun laws, one of which the governor says makes it the first state to put firearm owners into a database. That database, which is called the “Rap Back” system, is operated by the FBI and would notify police when a gun owner is arrested for a crime anywhere in the United States. “This will allow county police departments […]

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    Donald Trump on Brexit: America is next

    WASHINGTON — British voters just shattered political convention in a stunning repudiation of the ruling establishment. Donald Trump is betting America is about to do the same. Voters in the UK did more than reject the European Union and topple their pro-EU Prime Minister David Cameron in a referendum Thursday. They also set off a cascade of events that could spark global economic chaos, remake the Western world, reverberate through November’s presidential election and challenge U.S. security for years to […]

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