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    Judge blocks Mississippi religious freedom law

    A federal judge blocked a controversial Mississippi law that would’ve gone into effect Friday, which would’ve allowed businesses and government employees to deny services to gay and transgender people based on religious grounds. U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves issued a 60-page opinion in which he described the Mississippi law, known as House Bill 1523, as “state-sanctioned discrimination.” “There are almost endless explanations for how HB 1523 condones discrimination against the LGBT community, but in its simplest terms it denies […]

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    Lynch to accept guidance from FBI on Clinton email probe

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch will accept the “determinations and findings” of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, a Justice Department official said Friday. Lynch is expected to discuss her handling of the case at an event Friday morning in Aspen. The comments from the official follow criticism stemming from a private meeting Lynch had with former President Bill Clinton at a Phoenix airport earlier this week.

  • Swimsuits at the Miss Teen USA pageant are officially dead in the water.
The organization is ending the swimsuit portion of the beauty pageant and replacing it with an athletic wear competition, a spokesperson confirmed to CNN.

    No more swimsuits in Miss Teen USA beauty pageant

    NEW YORK — Swimsuits at the Miss Teen USA pageant are officially dead in the water. The organization is ending the swimsuit portion of the beauty pageant and replacing it with an athletic wear competition, a spokesperson confirmed to CNN. The news was first reported by USA Today. It’s a nod to a more modern approach in an era where there are gender empowerment videos and commercial campaigns including Always’ #LikeAGirl aimed at highlighting equality among the sexes. “This decision […]

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    New trial granted for Adnan Syed, convicted killer in ‘Serial’ podcast

    BALTIMORE — A Baltimore judge has granted a new trial for Adnan Syed, who was convicted of murder in 2000. Syed’s case was the focus of the first season of the popular “Serial” podcast. Syed was a senior in high school when he was arrested in 1999 in the killing of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. In the original case, prosecutors argued that two incoming phone calls made to Syed’s cellphone placed him at the site where Lee’s body was […]

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    Pentagon lifts ban on transgender people serving openly in military

    WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon said Thursday it was ending the ban on transgender people being able to serve openly in the U.S. military.

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    Feds warn owners of more than 300,000 Hondas, Acuras to immediately stop driving them

    NEW YORK -- Federal safety regulators warned owners of more than 300,000 Hondas and Acuras that they should not drive their cars until their Takata air bags are replaced.

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    FDA says don’t eat raw cookie dough amid flour recall, E. coli outbreak

    WASHINGTON — A lot of people know about the danger of salmonella poisoning from uncooked eggs in raw cookie dough — but fewer might be aware of the danger posed by flour. The Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to eat raw cookie dough or batter because of raw flour. This is in the wake of an E. coli outbreak linked to flour produced by General Mills that infected at least 38 people in 20 states. The company ended up […]

  • OMAHA, NE - JUNE 29:  Katie Ledecky of the United States celebrates with Missy Franklin of the United States after winning the final heat for the Women's 200 Meter Freestyle during Day Four of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CenturyLink Center on June 29, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska.  (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

    Michael Phelps makes record fifth Olympics; Colorado’s Missy Franklin heading to Rio

    OMAHA, Neb. — He’s already the most decorated Olympian of all-time, but Michael Phelps will be in the hunt for more medals come August after booking his place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games on Wednesday. And so will Colorado’s Missy Franklin. Phelps, who has 22 Olympic medals to his name, clocked a time of 1 minute, 54.84 seconds to take first place in the final of the 200 meter butterfly at the U.S. swimming trials. In doing so, Phelps […]

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    Mountain biker killed by bear near Glacier National Park

    GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. — Wildlife officials and law enforcement say they are continuing to search for a bear — or bears — that attacked and killed a 38-year-old West Glacier resident on his bicycle Wednesday afternoon near Glacier National Park in Montana. The victim has been identified as Brad Treat, a career law enforcement officer with the Flathead National Forest. Flathead County Sheriff’s deputies and many other agencies have started to clear out the area that leads to the […]

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    Millions of dollars found stashed in buckets inside home’s walls

    MIAMI — Authorities found millions of dollars stashed inside buckets hidden in attic walls, along with drugs and a gun, during a search of a home in the Miami area. Between $10 million and $20 million in cash was found after a search of a business and a home, according to arrest documents from the Miami-Dade Police Department. Luis Hernandez-Gonzalez, 44, and his sister, Salma Gonzalez, 32, were arrested Wednesday in connection with a drug trafficking case, documents show. Steroids, […]

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    All-clear at Joint Base Andrews after lockdown; no active shooter

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- Joint Base Andrews is all clear after a lockdown Thursday morning amid confusion during an active shooter drill, according to a law enforcement official.

  • Dead Body Parts Wash Up On Rio De Janeiro Beach Near Olympic Volleyball Venue

    Body parts wash up at Olympic volleyball venue in Rio de Janeiro

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Parts of a dismembered body were found along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, just steps from where Olympic volleyball players will be competing this summer. A street vendor made the grisly discovery — a mutilated, human corpse wrapped in black plastic. The sex of the victim could not be determined, according to the Journal of Brazil. A police officer who is part of the country’s effort to secure tourist areas, was punished after […]