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Dick Gregory, a comedian and civil rights activist, dies

Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.

Tennessee site helps revive nuke cleanup program in U.S.

A processing center for radioactive waste in Tennessee has made its first shipment in five years to the federal government’s only underground nuclear waste repository, marking another milestone as the U.S. gets its multibillion-dollar cleanup program back on track.

Visitors invading Grand Teton park in Wyoming to see eclipse

Its jagged, soaring peaks rise high over northwest Wyoming, but Grand Teton National Park is always in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park.

Wreckage of lost U.S. warship Indianapolis found in Pacific

Researchers have found the wreckage of the U.S. warship Indianapolis, which was sunk by a Japanese torpedo in the final days of World War II, more than 18,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, the Navy said Saturday.

Finland stabbings ‘a likely terror act’, intelligence agency says

The knife attack in western Finland that left two people dead and seven others wounded is “a likely terror act,” Finland’s intelligence agency said Saturday, while police said Europol was investigating if it had any ties to deadly vehicle attacks in Spain.

Duke University removes vandalized Robert E. Lee statue

Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy.

Man uses drone to smuggle meth from Mexico to California

A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring illegal drugs into the United States, authorities said Friday.

Thousands protest ‘Free Speech’ rally in Boston

Thousands of people in Boston protested a “Free Speech” rally featuring right-wing speakers on Saturday, with hundreds of police mobilized to prevent a recurrence of violence that left a woman dead at a Virginia white-supremacist protest last week.

 
1 police officer killed, 3 injured during 2 shootings in Florida

One police officer was killed and three wounded in nighttime shootings in two Florida cities where the officers were responding to suspected drug activity and reports of a suicide attempt, police said Saturday.

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