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Feds: Texas man tried planting bomb on Confederate statue

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A Houston man who's previously been convicted on explosives-related charges has been arrested after allegedly being caught trying to plant explosives on a Confederate statue at a Houston park, authorities said Monday. Prosecutors allege 25…

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Winkler rejoins Braves after ‘miracle’ recovery from 2nd major elbow surgery

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Dan Winkler was in the Braves’ clubhouse at SunTrust Park for the first time Monday, whereupon he showed a long, thickened L-shaped scar on the inside of his right elbow. Actually, it’s the melding of two scars, one from Tommy John surgery…

Monday, Aug 21

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Trump returns to Arizona _ and a chaotic political landscape

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Donald Trump was just a few weeks into his candidacy in 2015 when came to Phoenix for a speech that ended up being a bigger moment in his campaign than most people realized at the time. Trump savaged his critics and the media, vowed to…

Inside the Numbers of Falcons' loss to Steelers

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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) passes in the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright). The Falcons dropped to 0-2 on the…

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US stock indexes dip, following back-to-back down weeks

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U.S. stock indexes dipped in morning trading on Monday, ahead of what may be a calmer week for markets. Following back-to-back losses for the Standard & Poor's 500 index the last two weeks, few market-moving events are approaching on the…

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Judge shot in ambush outside courthouse; 1 suspect killed, officials say

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A man suspected of ambushing an Ohio judge outside the Jefferson County Courthouse on Monday morning died after a court probation officer returned fire, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending news. Jefferson County Common…

Sunday, Aug 20

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Solar eclipse 2017: If you can't get glasses, here's what to do to watch Monday's eclipse

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If you have not gotten a pair of glasses to view Monday's solar eclipse, you are not alone. Retail stores and online outlets across the country have reported that supplies are low or nonexistent in the hours before the 2017 solar eclipse.…

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Stenson takes 1-stroke lead after 3rd round at Wyndham

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Henrik Stenson kept his cool when some birdie chances turned into pars. That patience paid off late in his round. Stenson shot a 4-under 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Wyndham Championship. The 2013 FedEx Cup champion and…

Saturday, Aug 19

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Woman who poured Windex into office coffee maker sentenced to prison

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A Virginia woman who admitted putting cleaning products in the coffee maker at her workplace for months was sentenced to prison Thursday. Mayda E. Rivera-Juarez, 33, who was charged with one count of adulteration of food with intent to…

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Charlottesville victim's mother won't take Trump's call

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Susan Bro, mother to Heather Heyer, speaks during a memorial for her daughter, at the Paramount Theater on Wednesday. The mother of the woman killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend said she does not want to hear from President…

Friday, Aug 18

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Six Flags will now only fly American flag, report says

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Six Flags Over Texas park officials confirmed that the six different flags that had previously flown over the park, including the Confederate States of America flag, will be replaced by six American flags, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram…

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Secret Service investigating Missouri lawmaker's post

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The Secret Service is investigating comments made on social media by a Missouri state senator who reportedly said she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated, CNN reported. >> Read more trending news. Democratic State Sen.

Thursday, Aug 17

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Oh the drama: Puig lifts Dodgers to 5-4 win over White Sox

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The Dodgers won in — what else — dramatic fashion, scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for their major league-leading 10th walk-off victory of the season. Trailing 4-2, Yasiel Puig's two-run double drove in the tying and…

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Betts' 2-run double caps Red Sox 5-4 comeback win

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Mookie Betts finally had a pitch he could drive and the Boston Red Sox pulled out anther last at-bat win in Fenway Park. Betts lined a two-run double off the Green Monster with two outs in the ninth inning, capping a three-run rally that…

Tuesday, Aug 15

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Judge, Sanchez each hit 40th HR to lift Yanks over Mets 4-2

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Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez redefined the meaning of 40-40 club. Judge hit a tying home run in the sixth inning , the 40th of his big league career, just a year and a day after his debut. After Aaron Hicks hit a go-ahead drive in the…

Sunday, Aug 13

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'Annabelle' scares up $35M, jolting sleepy box office

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The "Conjuring" spinoff "Annabelle: Creation" scared up an estimated $35 million in North American theaters over the weekend, making it easily the top film and giving the lagging August box office a shot in the arm. The opening came close…

Saturday, Aug 12

Will a lucky Georgian win $356M Powerball jackpot?

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Hamid Rafie, who works at Akers Mill Food Mart, holds a Powerball ticket. Is it the winner? SHEILA POOLE / SHEILA .POOLE@AJC.COM. Story Highlights; The Powerball drawing is Saturday night. 0. Share. Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit Email.…

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World's oldest man, Auschwitz survivor dies at 113

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A picture taken on January 21, 2016, shows Yisrael Kristal sitting in his home in the Israeli city of Haifa. Yisrael, an Israeli Holocaust survivor, died Friday at the age of 113. HAIFA, Israel. Yisrael Kristal, a survivor of the Auschwitz…

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Winning Mega Millions ticket worth $393 million sold in Illinois

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One winning Mega Millions ticket was sold in Illinois on Friday night, worth an estimated $393 million. For the first time in nearly four months, there was a winner in the Mega Millions lottery game. There was one winning ticket in Friday…

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Tillerson says diplomats in Havana suffered 'health attacks'

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that U.S. diplomats in Havana had been the victims of "health attacks" that left them with hearing loss — the most definitive U.S. statement yet on a series of mysterious incidents that have puzzled…

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Braves’ Adams back at St. Louis to face ‘Waino’ and Cardinals

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Matt Adams was back at Busch Stadium on Friday, but this time “Big City” was suiting up in the visitor’s clubhouse and entering the field through the third-base dugout, playing against the Cardinals instead of with them. It was his first…

Wednesday, Aug 9

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How will your pets react to the solar eclipse?

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The August 21 Great American Solar Eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse to stretch coast to coast in the continental United States in 99 years. Humans are expected to react with amazement when the thin path of totality, or total…

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Why is North Korea threatening Guam?

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Following a warning Tuesday by President Donald Trump to stop threatening the United States, North Korean officials said early Wednesday they were considering using intermediate-range ballistic missiles near Guam, home to strategic U.S.…

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Tiger Woods’ DUI: Lawyer expected to plead not guilty for him

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Records filed Tuesday in Palm Beach County Court show prosecutors appear to have deemed the 42-year-old golfereligible for a diversion program for first-time DUI offenders. Woods’ attorney, Douglas Duncan, declined to discuss any details…

Tuesday, Aug 8

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Calling all Moscow Mule lovers: Those copper mugs could be poisonous

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If your favorite alcoholic beverage is the Moscow Mule, you may want to order with caution. Those copper mugs could be poisonous, and Iowa is now prohibiting the use of them. »RELATED: Video: How to make a cranberry Moscow Mule. The state…

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Report reveals underground US haven for heroin, drug users

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A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years, a report reveals. None were known to exist in the U.S. until the disclosure in a medical…

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Home run king Bonds says he wishes he'd played one more year

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FILE - This March 22, 2017 file photo shows Barry Bonds responding to a question during a news conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. Bonds so badly wanted to play one final season in 2008 and believes he would have hit 800 home runs or come very…

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Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington remembered at Los Angeles memorial

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Hundreds of fans gathered in downtown Los Angeles Sunday evening to remember Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington. Bennington, 41, died in a suicide last month, found hanged at his home in Palos Verdes Estates near L.A. The tribute in…

Trump looks to loyal voters as support slips, agenda stalls

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After six months of infighting, investigations and legislative failures, President Donald Trump is trying to combat new signs of weakness in his Republican base and re-energize his staunchest supporters. White House officials have been…

Monday, Aug 7

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Rapper's family asks for privacy after he's killed near police station

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A local rapper was shot Sunday night outside Urban Pie, a pizza restaurant in Atlanta's Kirkwood neighborhood. Story Highlights; All over social media, hip-hop artists and friends have identified the victim as Yung Mazi. 'God made me…