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Neighbors fret as Putin, Russia kick off war games on border with Europe

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Russia put on a display of heavy firepower for president Vladimir Putin and foreign media gathered Monday to watch military exercises that are believed to be some of the largest held since the end of the Cold War.Putin watched as dozens of planes and artillery units unleashed a barrage of projectiles onto a firing range close to Saint Petersburg as part of a drill simulating a defense against an attack by a force intended to represent NATO.The demonstration was part of ...

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America's top teacher helps student find confidence in herself

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The days of Latanya Simpson being a shy and timid student are a thing of the past.“My 9th grade year I was kind of not sure of myself,” Simpson said. “I didn’t have the confidence I really needed.”Simpson, 19, started to believe in herself after taking a humanities class at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Boston with her teacher, Sydney Chaffee. Simpson said having Sydney as her teacher was “the best thing” that could have happened to her.“She made learning fun. ...

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‘We will need help of all kinds,’ Dominica PM pleads after Maria tears through

'We will need help of all kinds,' Dominica PM pleads after Maria tears through

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Hurricane Maria slammed into Dominica on Monday night, lashing the Caribbean island with 160-mph winds and a storm surge of up to 11 feet.Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made a series of dire Facebook posts as the storm hit the island, calling the winds "merciless" and saying his residence sustained damages."We do not know what is happening outside. We not dare look out. All we are hearing is ... the sound of the fury of the wind. As we pray for its ...

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Police vehicle set on fire, 3 arrested at Georgia Tech during 'violent protests'

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- Three people were arrested and students were ordered to shelter in place at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta on Monday as violent protests erupted in response to the police shooting death of a student who allegedly had a knife, the university.The protests broke out after a peaceful vigil for Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz, 21, who was fatally shot by police late Saturday night after he called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person, authorities said.A police vehicle ...

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Former Boy Scout claims troop leader sexually abused him for years

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Chris was an 11-year-old Boy Scout in New Jersey when he says his life became consumed with a dark secret.“You do everything you can to block it out of your mind,” he said.Chris, whose last name “Nightline” is withholding at his request, says his Boy Scout troop leader, Stephen Corcoran, sexually abused him hundreds of times over five years, from the time he was 11 until he was 16.“I couldn’t even tell you every location it happened in,” Chris said. “It became ...

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Trump to call out 'shared menace' of Iran, North Korea in UNGA address

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump will use his landmark first address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday to outline his "America First" ideology to a global audience -- underscoring what he’ll argue is the importance of nations’ "sovereignty," while also using the platform to call out a “shared menace” in the destabilizing activities of North Korea and Iran.A senior administration official familiar with the president’s remarks told reporters in a conference call Monday that the president has spent “so much time” crafting his speech, ...

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Orioles minor leaguer dies in car crash

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Baltimore Orioles minor league pitcher Miguel Gonzalez died from injuries sustained in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic."Our organization is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Miguel Gonzalez," executive vice presidentDan Duquette said in a statement. "Miguel was beloved by his teammates and coaches in the Dominican Republic. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this very difficult time."Orioles academy director Felipe Alou Jr. told our partners at ESPN that Gonzalez was returning home after visiting ...

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YTMT Logo Not up to the job.

Toughness is not an adjective that one would use to describe either of Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell. Yet with respect to leadership in the Congress, toughness has never been more urgently called for.

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UT Health Logo Asbestos: Still a Health Risk?

Asbestos has been around for centuries and was quite commonly used in construction and consumer applications until well in to the 20th century. But when it became clear that asbestos is toxic and can pose significant health risks, its use was greatly curtailed and outright banned in some countries.
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