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BART officials under fire for withholding crime surveillance videos to avoid racial stereotypes

Officials from BART, the public metro system serving California’s San Francisco Bay area, have come under fire for their refusal to release crime surveillance videos, claiming such tapes will promote stereotypes and “stir up racial animosity.” A BART official defended the agency’s decision on Monday by saying information about criminal misconduct will be withheld at this time because of the media’s “disproportionate elevation” ...

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Earhart mystery continues with claims of her grave

Days after a photo surfaced suggesting that legendary aviator Amelia Earhart may have survived a crash landing in the Marshall Islands 80 years ago, a group of researchers with a contradictory hypothesis say they instead have possible proof of her grave. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) said it believes that Earhart — the first woman to fly ...

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Inmates take 2 guards hostage in Oklahoma prison riot

TULSA, Okla. –  Hundreds of inmates — some armed with baseball bats and iron pipes — rioted at an Oklahoma federal prison for about eight hours, taking two guards hostage and refusing to return to their cells before they were finally corralled by law enforcement officers, authorities said Monday. The riot started late Sunday at the Great Plains Correctional Facility ...

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'INCREDIBLE BOMBSHELL' Trump team blasts Comey after report says leaked memos contained classified information

President Trump on Monday accused former FBI Director James Comey of having illegally leaked classified material, on the heels of a report saying more than half the memos he wrote detailing Russia-related conversations with the president contained such information. The Hill, quoting “officials familiar with the documents,” reported overnight that Comey penned a total of seven memos describing his talks ...

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Charlie Gard's parents say ill baby 'deserves a chance' at treatment in US – STARNES: What kind of nation would kill a baby in his mother's arms?

The parents of terminally ill 11-month-old Charlie Gard said on Sunday their son “deserves a chance” to be taken to the U.S. for an experimental treatment that could improve his condition. Connie Yates and Chris Gard spoke outside London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, where Charlie has been kept since November, after delivering a petition signed by more than 350,000 people ...

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Musket ball's amazing journey

A storied Revolutionary War musket ball that was melted from a famously toppled statue of King George III has gone on display in Philadelphia. Experts believe that the ball is one of more than 42,000 melted from a statue of King George III that once stood on Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan. The statue was torn down by a mob ...

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The blackest, black car ever

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an excuse to race the rarest cars on an English earl’s private estate. The Rolls-Royce factory is a few minutes down the street. Naturally, the two combine for rather epic presentations, such as this brand-new Rolls-Royce Wraith burning rubber on the Earl of March’s driveway. The annual weekend event allows race cars, exotics, and ...

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