At least 17 injured after tornadoes sweep through Iowa

Multiple tornadoes tore through central Iowa on Thursday night, taking forecasters by surprise and causing damage in several towns, though authorities had no reports of any deaths. The hardest hit location appeared to be Marshalltown, a city of 27,000 people about 50...

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Facebook struggles to explain why InfoWars isn’t banned

Facebook officials struggled on Wednesday to explain why it permits InfoWars, a media organization that is one of the world's leading purveyors of conspiracy theories, to have a page on its platform. The company's failure to produce a satisfactory answer on the matter...

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Zuckerberg clarifies his Holocaust comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to clarify his controversial comments about Holocaust deniers Wednesday afternoon, hours after he was quoted saying some deniers who post on Facebook aren't "intentionally getting it wrong." Zuckerberg made his comments during an...

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Minnesota inmate accused in guard’s death has violent past

ST. PAUL, Minn. –  An inmate accused of killing a Minnesota corrections officer has been disciplined multiple times for violent encounters while incarcerated, including for a fight in which he lost an eye and spent nearly a year and a half separated from the general...

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More Confederate license plates than ever on Tennessee roads

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  The number of Tennesseans with Confederate battle flag license plates has reached its highest point in a decade. The Tennessean cites data from the Tennessee Department of Revenue showing 3,273 of the plates benefiting the Sons of Confederate...

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Big move for Big Bird: Sesame Street moving into classrooms

SEATTLE –  The Sesame Street company is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum. It's a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to move into the sensitive...

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Did Trump and Putin agree to anything? Only they know

WASHINGTON –  Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin may have reached several historic agreements at their summit in Finland this week. Or, they may not have. It depends on who you talk to. Three days later no one was quite sure. With no details emerging from the leaders'...

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Texas Restaurant Bans Customer Who Left Racist Message On Receipt

A Texas restaurant is banning a customer who left one of its servers an offensive message on a receipt over the weekend. The incident at Odessa’s Saltgrass Steak House on Saturday apparently centered around server Khalil Cavil’s name.  In a photo of the receipt Cavil...

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