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Kenny G’s seatmate on a flight lost a daughter to cancer. So he did this

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Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelt and enjoy a special performance.Passengers on board a Delta flight from Tampa to Los Angeles were treated to an impromptu concert by Grammy winner Kenny G on Saturday morning, and it was all for a good cause.Thanks @kennyg for the impromptu concert to help us raise funds for…

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Ex-Fox News host claims network’s people tortured her online when she complained of sexual harassment

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Ex-Fox News host claims network’s people tortured her online when she complained of sexual harassment

Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros says in a lawsuit she believes network operatives used bogus social media accounts to torture her after she complained about sexual harassment.She also says she believes someone hacked her computer and phone. The Panel: Is the Fox News brand damaged because of Bill O’Reilly? 05:22 The Panel: Is the…

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UN ‘horrified’ after Congo releases video showing beheading of investigators

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UN ‘horrified’ after Congo releases video showing beheading of investigators

KINSHASA, April 24 (Reuters) – The United Nations said on Monday it was horrified by a video screened by the government of Democratic Republic of Congo that appeared to show the brutal killing of two U.N. investigators. Story continues below Congo’s government showed the film to reporters in Kinshasa on Monday, saying it showed members…

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Russia must be confronted for arming the Taliban, says U.S. general in Afghanistan

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Russia must be confronted for arming the Taliban, says U.S. general in Afghanistan

KABUL – The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday. Story continues below At a news conference with Defence Secretary Jim Mattis at his side, Gen. John Nicholson, the American commander in Afghanistan, wouldn’t provide specifics about Russia’s…

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U.S. blacklists over 270 Syrian government employees believed involved in chemical weapons program

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U.S. blacklists over 270 Syrian government employees believed involved in chemical weapons program

WASHINGTON – The United States on Monday blacklisted 271 employees of a Syrian government agency it said was responsible for developing chemical weapons, weeks after a poison gas attack killed scores of people in a rebel-held province in Syria. Story continues below The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned 271 employees of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research…

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Electing Saudi Arabia to UN women’s rights commission ‘absurd’: UN watchdog

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Electing Saudi Arabia to UN women’s rights commission ‘absurd’: UN watchdog

Saudi Arabia, a country accused of having an atrocious human rights record for treatment of women, has been elected to the United Nation’s Commission of the Status of Women (CSW), prompting backlash.On Friday, Saudi Arabia was among 13 countries elected to the commission’s 63rd session by secret ballot, sparking backlash from a UN watchdog. Story…

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Four-year-old Arkansas girl’s fall from moving bus caught on camera

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Four-year-old Arkansas girl’s fall from moving bus caught on camera

Terrifying video captured by a volunteer firefighter’s dashcam shows the frightening moments a four-year-old girl fell out the back of a moving church bus in Arkansas on Wednesday.Ryan Ciampoli was driving behind the bus when the back door of the bus swung open and the small girl fell.READ MORE: Girl nearly gets hit by bullets…

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New Orleans begins removal of 4 prominent Confederate monuments

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New Orleans begins removal of 4 prominent Confederate monuments

NEW ORLEANS – Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments Monday morning, becoming the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy.The Liberty Monument, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government in New Orleans, was…

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Siren wails as Israel marks annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Siren wails as Israel marks annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

JERUSALEM – Israel has come to a standstill as people stopped in their tracks for a two-minute siren that wailed across the country in remembrance of the Holocaust‘s 6 million Jewish victims.The ritual is the centerpiece of Israel’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day for those systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War…

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Hokies finish ninth at ACC Championship

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Hokies finish ninth at ACC Championship

They joined the women’s team, who also won their golf championships.Nimmer finished fourth at the 2016 ACC Tournament and is the first Clemson golfer with consecutive top four finishes at the conference tournament since Jack Ferguson had three in a row from 2003-05.Duke won the team championship with an 850 team score, 12 shots ahead…

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