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Puerto Rico Governor Defies Calls To Resign Amid Growing Protests Over Text Chats

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Monday marked three days of demonstrations against Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, after the publication of private conversations containing repugnant slurs against women and homosexuals, among other insults.

'Go Back Where You Came From': The Long Rhetorical Roots Of Trump's Racist Tweets

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When the president told several young congresswomen of color to "go back" to where they came from, he borrowed nativist language about as old as the country itself. Here's a little history.

Airlines Cancel Boeing Max Flights Into November; Holiday Flights Could Be Next

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The Federal Aviation Administration found a new problem in Boeing's max plane last month, so it will like be several more months before the troubled plane is certified to fly passengers again.

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Crowds Gather Each Week In Wisconsin To Watch Their Teams Play Ball — In Snowshoes

Snowshoe baseball commentator Jimmy Soyck says you can't actually run in snowshoes. It's all in the shuffle.

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More Than 1 Million People Agree To 'Storm Area 51,' But The Air Force Says Stay Home

The top-secret base is not accessible to the public, though it has become a tourist destination. The event began as an Internet joke but some people apparently are really planning to attend.

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Hawaii Protesters Block Access Road To Stop Construction Of Massive Telescope

Native Hawaiians chained themselves to a grate in a road to stop work on the controversial Mauna Kea project on what they say is sacred land. Development is scheduled to begin this week.

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Neo-Nazi James Fields Gets 2nd Life Sentence For Charlottesville Attack

The sentence is largely symbolic. A federal judge has already sentenced Fields, who killed a woman protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., to life in prison without parole.

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Alan Dershowitz Denies Epstein Rape Accusations And Defends Role In Sweetheart Deal

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz worked as Jeffrey Epstein's lawyer when he received his 2008 plea deal: "You should always feel bad about producing results like this but it's your job."

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3-Year-Old Asked To Pick Parent In Attempted Family Separation, Her Parents Say

A Honduran couple says a Border Patrol agent told them one parent could stay in the U.S. with their three kids. The agent turned to their youngest and asked her which parent she wanted to be with.

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Asylum-Seekers Waiting In Mexico Navigate A Shifting U.S. Court System

For one family fleeing violence in Honduras, the past is terrifying, the present is confusing, and the future is uncertain. They recently visited an El Paso immigration court as they seek asylum.

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China's Economy Falters; Slowest Growth In Nearly 3 Decades

The pace of growth in the second quarter was at its lowest since 1992, when China's records began. The National Bureau of Statistics attributed the change to a complicated international environment.

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More Kids Are Getting Placed In Foster Care Because Of Parents' Drug Use

With drug use surging in the last decade and a half, many parents are losing custody of their kids. But is foster care the best solution?

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A Weakened Tropical Depression Barry Creeps North, But Heavy Rain Remains A Concern

Forecasters estimate rainfall over south-central Louisiana at about 6 to 12 inches, and isolated maximum rainfall could reach up to 20 inches, posing potential "dangerous, life-threatening flooding."