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After A Year Of Rising Tensions, Protesters Tear Down Confederate Statue On UNC Campus

After A Year Of Rising Tensions, Protesters Tear Down Confederate Statue On UNC Campus

A crowd of about 250 students, faculty and residents stormed the bronze sculpture of a Confederate soldier, using ropes to yank it from its century-old pedestal.
West Texas Vineyards Blasted By Herbicide Drift From Nearby Cotton Fields

West Texas Vineyards Blasted By Herbicide Drift From Nearby Cotton Fields

Texas is one of the largest producers of wine in the U.S. But the grapevines in the High Plains are facing a threat that's causing them to twist and wither. And it's coming from the cotton fields.
Federal Housing Agency Employee Secretly Taped Director's Sexual Advances Toward Her

Federal Housing Agency Employee Secretly Taped Director's Sexual Advances Toward Her

A female employee says her audio recordings show that Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt held up her pay raise as he pressed her for a sexual relationship.
Second Overboard Case In Less Than 2 Months For Norwegian Cruise Lines

Second Overboard Case In Less Than 2 Months For Norwegian Cruise Lines

It is not clear how the woman went overboard from the Norwegian Cruise Star, but the Adriatic's warm water is credited with helping keep her alive for 10 hours until rescue arrived.
The MTV VMAs Celebrate Camila Cabello And Cardi B, While Madonna Celebrates Madonna

The MTV VMAs Celebrate Camila Cabello And Cardi B, While Madonna Celebrates Madonna

Cabello won the night's two biggest prizes, while Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez and Ariana Grande gave splashy performances. And then there was Madonna, whose Aretha Franklin tribute went sideways.
Michigan Health Director To Stand Trial For Involuntary Manslaughter In Flint Deaths

Michigan Health Director To Stand Trial For Involuntary Manslaughter In Flint Deaths

Michigan's state health department director Nick Lyon will stand trial for involuntary manslaughter tied to the Flint water crisis, Judge David Goggins ruled Monday.
Venezuelan Refugees Face Violence And Closed Borders As They Try To Flee

Venezuelan Refugees Face Violence And Closed Borders As They Try To Flee

Over the weekend an angry mob attacked Venezuelan migrant camps in a Brazilian town near the border. Ecuador has declared a state of emergency, and closed its borders to those without passports.
The Eagles Have The Best-Selling Album Of All Time ... For Now

The Eagles Have The Best-Selling Album Of All Time ... For Now

The Eagles' 1976 compilation album, Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, has surpassed Michael Jackson's Thriller for the title of best-selling album of all time.

Emus Swarm Town As Australia's Drought Worsens

The tough conditions are drying up huge swathes of land, leaving farmers struggling. Groups of thirsty emus recently showed up in an outback mining town looking for water.
Trump Calls ICE Opponents 'Big Loudmouths,' Praises Agents As 'Great Patriots'

Trump Calls ICE Opponents 'Big Loudmouths,' Praises Agents As 'Great Patriots'

At a White House ceremony, the president also asked an agent, Adrian Anzaldua, who discovered a tractor-trailer containing about 80 immigrants, to speak. "He speaks perfect English," Trump noted.
Trump 'Not Thrilled' With Fed Chairman Over Interest Rate Hikes

Trump 'Not Thrilled' With Fed Chairman Over Interest Rate Hikes

It was the second time in a month that President Trump had taken aim at the Fed. In a Reuters interview, he also accused China and Europe of manipulating their currencies to gain leverage in trade.
iPad Battery Malfunction Leads To Apple Store Evacuation In Amsterdam

iPad Battery Malfunction Leads To Apple Store Evacuation In Amsterdam

Local media said the battery exploded, releasing chemical fumes. Firefighters were called to the scene as a precautionary measure, and three employees were treated for respiratory issues.
Why Are Black And Latino Kids More Likely To Die Of Certain Cancers?

Why Are Black And Latino Kids More Likely To Die Of Certain Cancers?

There's a big survival gap between white and minority children when it comes to some childhood cancers. It turns out growing up in poverty explains a lot of the difference.
Activists Have A New Strategy To Block Gas Pipelines: State's Rights

Activists Have A New Strategy To Block Gas Pipelines: State's Rights

Oil and gas pipeline opponents have a new legal strategy. They're encouraging states to exercise rights granted in the Clean Water Act to stop new pipeline construction.
Venezuela, Racked With Hyperinflation, Rolls Out New Banknotes

Venezuela, Racked With Hyperinflation, Rolls Out New Banknotes

The country is responding to its currency's alarmingly rapid devaluation with an unlikely solution — by devaluing it further. But many economists are not impressed.
Another Wave Of Ex-National Security Officials Criticizes Trump

Another Wave Of Ex-National Security Officials Criticizes Trump

For the third time in recent days, former national security officials have signed a letter objecting to the president's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan.
Trump Administration Moves To Penalize Immigrants For Using Government Benefits

Trump Administration Moves To Penalize Immigrants For Using Government Benefits

The idea has already sparked warnings about consequences for immigrants and the nation's health care system.
As The President Tweets Attacks, Melania Trump Speaks Out Against Cyberbullying

As The President Tweets Attacks, Melania Trump Speaks Out Against Cyberbullying

In her speech, the first lady said children are often "more aware" than adults about the risks and benefits of social media.
PHOTOS: Separated North And South Koreans Meet For 1st Time In Decades

PHOTOS: Separated North And South Koreans Meet For 1st Time In Decades

Tens of thousands of South Koreans have registered to meet with long-lost relatives in the North. For years the reunions were on pause, but now they have resumed, with scores of reunions this week.
PepsiCo Breaks Out The Bubbly With $3.2 Billion Deal For SodaStream

PepsiCo Breaks Out The Bubbly With $3.2 Billion Deal For SodaStream

It's the latest foray into more-healthful offerings for the food and beverage giant, which has shifted from soft drinks toward products such as juices, hummus and oatmeal.