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Orlando shooting inspires Alabama man to come out as gay

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MONTEVALLO, Ala. — At the University of Montevallo in Alabama, sophomore music major Jesse Johnson was devastated. “Like, my heart sank inside of my chest.” After the Orlando attack, he says he wanted to mourn, but couldn’t. At least, not with the sincerity he wanted to. “In the back of …

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20 dead in West Virginia floods, including 2 kids

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Last Updated Jun 24, 2016 6:23 PM EDT CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A deluge of 9 inches of rain on parts of West Virginia destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes, knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses and killed 20 people, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said …

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​The cost of miracles

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Can a miracle drug also be a bitter pill? It can when the price of a life-saving prescription drug – is more than most people could possibly afford. “Most people don’t know that kids can get arthritis, too.” Ten-year-old Graci Diggs may just make you believe in miracles. Only a …

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U.K. heads for "Brexit" with historic vote on Europe

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Last Updated Jun 24, 2016 6:34 AM EDT LONDON — After a hard-fought debate, voters in Britain decided the U.K. should leave the European Union in a historic referendum that toppled a prime minister and opened up a world of uncertainty. With all the votes counted, the “Leave” campaign clinched …

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Cheerleader charged after homeless man's murder

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SAN DIEGO – A high school cheerleader has been charged in connection with the beating death of a homeless man in San Diego County. On Monday, Hailey Suder, 18, pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of being an accessory after the fact, according to Tanya Sierra, spokeswoman for the …

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Famous singer shot dead on way to TV appearance

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ISLAMABAD — Thousands of mourners are attending the funeral of a well-known Pakistani Sufi singer who was shot dead in the port city of Karachi in an attack claimed by Islamic extremists. Television footage showed tearful mourners showering rose petals over an ambulance carrying the coffin of Amjad Sabri, whose …

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Are U.S. teachers underpaid? Depends who you ask

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Teachers in the U.S. are underpaid significantly compared with their colleagues around the world, and the differences can be quite stark, according to a recently released report by The Brookings Institution. The left-leaning think tank found that U.S. teachers would on average need double-digit percent raises to match the salaries …

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Texas mom wakes up from surgery with a British accent

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Jaw surgery has left a Texas woman with a British accent, a rare neurological disorder that has the mother-of-three sounding more like a character from “Downton Abbey.” CBS Houston reports that six months ago, Lisa Alamia underwent jaw surgery to correct an overbite, resulting in nerve damage that led to …

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