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New details on teacher's arrest and teen's rescue


SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — Sheriff’s officials in a rural northern California county said a teacher suspected of kidnapping his teen student spoke out to them as he was arrested Thursday morning. Tad Cummins pictured in a booking photo Siskiyou County Sheriff Tad Cummins, 50, and 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas were reported missing on …

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Water pollutants lurking in your medicine cabinet


Lee Blaney is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Every day we each use a variety of personal care products. We wash our hands with antibacterial soaps and clean our faces with specialty cleansers. We wash and maintain our hair with shampoo, conditioner and …

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Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 with gun salutes


Last Updated Apr 21, 2017 8:38 AM EDT LONDON — Britain is marking Queen Elizabeth II’s 91st birthday with gun salutes, as the monarch celebrates quietly at home. The royals have been sharing photos of the queen to mark the occasion on their social media profiles. To mark The Queen’s …

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After attack, France looks to weekend presidential election


PARIS — France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) group, with President Francois Hollande convening the government’s security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend. Investigators found a …

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Seattle police officers shot while responding to robbery


SEATTLE —  Two Seattle police officers were shot Thursday while responding to a downtown robbery, authorities said. The location of the gunman was unclear. Chief Kathleen O’Toole tells reporters the injuries are believed to be minor. Police cruisers flooded the area, closing streets, and officers warned people to stay away. The …

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