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    NASA’s K2 mission finds more than 100 new planets

    The golden age of exoplanet discovery continues. More than 100 new exoplanets have been found by an international team of astronomers using the Kepler Space Telescope on its K2 mission, according to NASA. Out of the 104 newly confirmed planets, four are between 20% and 50% larger than Earth and have the potential to be rocky — signs that they could potentially support life. Astronomers have already ruled out two of them because they’re too hot for life as we […]

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    Police officer shot and killed in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Kansas – A police officer in Kansas City, Kansas, who was shot Tuesday while chasing suspects allegedly involved in a drive-by shooting, has died, police Chief Terry Zeigler said. The officer was identified as Capt. Robert Melton. He was 46 years old and had been with the department for 17 years. Zeigler told reporters the officer was looking for four people in a car some time before 2 p.m. when the vehicle was spotted and a chase began. […]

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    Garry Marshall, ‘Happy Days’ creator and ‘Pretty Woman’ director dies at 81

    Famed director and producer Garry Marshall has died. He was 81 years old. Marshall, who created some of the most popular 1970’s TV shows — including “Mork and Mindy” and “Happy Days,” and directed hit films like “Pretty Woman” and “The Princess Diaries” — died Tuesday in a Burbank hospital, his publicist Michelle Bega confirmed. Marshall passed away from complications of pneumonia following a stroke at a hospital, Bega said in a statement Tuesday. The Hollywood legend directed, produced and […]

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    North Korea fires three ballistic missiles

    NORTH KOREA– Three ballistic missiles were fired off the eastern coast of North Korea Tuesday morning, according to the South Korean military. The missiles were fired from North Hwanghae province in the western part of North Korea and flew between between 310 and 370 miles, according to a statement from the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff. The missile test comes six days after South Korea announced it will deploy the advanced U.S THAAD missile defense system at Seongju County, […]

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    Netflix is making more ‘Making a Murderer’

    Netflix is ready to make more “Making a Murderer.” The streaming service on Tuesday said it has started production on new episodes of its docuseries about convicted killer Steven Avery that will act as a follow-up to Season 1. The new season, the company said, will revisit the case and be “an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process” and explore the “emotional toll” on all involved. “Making a Murderer” debuted in December and quickly gripped holiday binge-watchers. It told […]

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    How an out-of-work journalist first spotted the Melania Trump speech plagiarism

    LOS ANGELES — Donald Trump’s presidential campaign doesn’t plan to fire anybody or to take disciplinary action over the controversy surrounding Melania Trump’s plagiarism of Michelle Obama, CNN learned Tuesday. Trump’s campaign hopes to simply move on without further addressing questions about the speech. Aides to the presumptive Republican nominee are scrambling to move past the imbroglio after a passage in Melania Trump’s speech Monday night, which headlined the Republican National Convention’s opening night, closely mirrored a portion of Michelle Obama’s […]

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    Oklahoma man lends a helping hand to mom of twins, goes viral

    TULSA, Okla. – A simple gesture of kindness is earning a former OSU football player and an Enterprise Rent-A-Car employee in Tulsa, Oklahoma a lot of love online. The employee, John Goodlett, was helping Coty Vincent, a mom of twin boys, rent a car last week after hers was damaged in a hit-and-run accident. Vincent literally had both hands full with the boys, so Goodlett just picked one of them up while he continued to help Vincent get a rental […]

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    Gunman stalked Baton Rouge officers before shooting, police say

    Shortly before the ambush that killed three law enforcement officers in Louisiana, the gunman was stalking a Baton Rouge police car with his rifle poised to shoot, police said. Scouting the area in a rental car, Gavin Long initially spotted the patrol car at a convenience store Sunday morning and parked next door, only to find an empty squad car, said Col. Michael D. Edmonson of the Louisiana State Police, who outlined the gunman’s movements Monday with Sheriff Sid Gautreaux. […]

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    ‘Ghostbusters’ star Leslie Jones busts Twitter haters, gets love in return

    Warning: The post below contains graphic language. Viewer discretion is advised. Leslie Jones ain’t afraid of no Twitter trolls. The “Ghostbusters” star on Monday fought back against Twitter users sending her racist and hateful comments by not allowing them to hide. Instead, she filled her own timeline with screenshots of their spiteful remarks, and let shame rain down upon them. Jones tweeted, “You know I’m gonna stop blocking so y’all can go through my feed yourself and see the bs. […]

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    Melania Trump’s speech plagiarizes parts of Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention address

    The Donald Trump campaign on Tuesday denied allegations that Melania Trump plagiarized a Michelle Obama speech on the first night of the Republican National Convention, calling the accusation “just really absurd.” “To think that she would do something like that knowing how scrutinized her speech was going to be last night is just really absurd,” Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “New Day.” At least one passage in Trump’s speech Monday night plagiarized from Obama’s address […]

  • Freddie Gray was in perfect health until police chased and tackled him in Baltimore over a week ago, his lawyer said. Less than an hour later, he was on his way to a trauma clinic with a spinal injury, where he fell into a coma.

    Baltimore lieutenant found not guilty of charges in connection with Freddie Gray’s death

    BALTIMORE, Md. — Baltimore police Lt. Brian Rice was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office in connection with Freddie Gray’s arrest and death, Judge Barry Williams ruled in a bench trial Monday. Rice was the highest-ranking police officer charged in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who suffered a broken neck in a police transport van on April 12, 2015. Williams spent about 25 minutes explaining the legal rationale behind his ruling and said […]