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University of Texas removes 4 Confederate statues overnight

ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) -- The University of Texas at Austin is removing four Confederate monuments that it says have become symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism, the school announced on Sunday.The university said the monuments -- which honor four figures tied to the Confederacy -- were erected during the period of segregation and “represent the subjugation of African Americans” and therefore should be taken down.The statues -- which depict confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Albert Sidney Johnston, former U.S. Sen. John Reagan and ...

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US braces for solar eclipse

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- From Oregon to South Carolina, a total solar eclipse on Monday will darken the sky as it arcs across the contiguous United States.A total solar eclipse is when the moon moves between the sun and Earth, an occurrence that lasts up to three hours from beginning to end. Monday's total solar eclipse is particularly rare because it's the first time in 99 years that the path of totality exclusively crosses the continental United States from coast to coast. It's also the first ...

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Ten missing after US Navy destroyer collides with merchant ship off Singapore

US Navy/Petty Officer 3rd Class James Vazquez(WASHINGTON) -- A Navy guided-missile destroyer, the USS John S. McCain, collided with a commercial vessel east of Singapore early Monday morning local time, the Navy said.There were 10 sailors missing and five injured, the Navy said.The collision with the merchant ship Alnic MC occurred east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time, as the McCain was on its way for a routine port visit in Singapore, the Navy said."Initial reports indicate John ...

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President Trump to outline Afghanistan strategy in primetime address

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is set to unveil a new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.The president will address the nation Monday night from Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, "to provide an update on the path forward for America's engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia," according to a statement from the White House.Trump and his team have been in talks for months about a strategy to pursue in Afghanistan.Defense Secretary James Mattis told Congress in June he believed the administration would have its strategy by mid-July, ...

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Firefighters and lifeguards form human chain to rescue swimmer

Troy Perkins USCG FD(CAPE MAY, N.J.) -- Lifeguards and rescuers in Cape May, New Jersey, formed a human chain in the water to save a swimmer on Friday.Eyewitnesses said there were originally three victims, but all were able to make it to shore, according to the Cape May Fire Department, except for a fourth person, who officials said was trying to attempt a rescue.Two rescue swimmers with the Cape May Fire Department were placed in the water and then several lifeguards from Cape May Beach ...

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'The Three Amigos' John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Joe Lieberman go hiking in Arizona

Twitter/John McCain(PHOENIX) -- The boys are back.Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and former Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. -- previously dubbed "The Three Amigos" by retired general David Petraeus -- headed on Saturday to Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon, where they went hiking and waded in water. McCain's daughter Meghan joined the trio."The three amigos together again!" tweeted McCain, along with a photo of the casually-dressed, baseball cap-wearing group.McCain, who is battling brain cancer, has finished his first round of chemotherapy and radiation treatment, ...

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Chicago slaying of hairdresser was part of sexual fantasy: Prosecutor

Chicago Police(CHICAGO) -- The Northwestern University professor and Oxford University financial officer accused of fatally stabbing the professor's boyfriend in a Chicago high-rise allegedly committed the crime as part of a sexual fantasy hatched online, prosecutors said on Sunday.Wyndham Lathem, who was a faculty member at Northwestern's microbiology-immunology department for 10 years, and a second suspect, University of Oxford employee Andrew Warren, were both taken into custody without incident in Northern California on August 4 after a nationwide manhunt.Lathem, 43, and Warren spent more than ...

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YTMT Logo Breathtaking hypocrisy.

How is President Trump’s perceived failure to condemn white nationalists by name different from President Obama’s blatant and clearly intentional refusal to condemn Black Lives Matter by name?

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UT Health Logo Gout: A Pain You Can Live Without

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that can come on quickly and be quite painful. It has afflicted humans for thousands of years but is becoming more and more common because of Western diets and lifestyles. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast family medicine expert Dr. Angela Cade answers questions about treating and avoiding gout.
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