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July 18th, 2017

5 Things To Know About Justine Damond Fatal Police Shooting

The fatal police shooting of a 40-year-old bride-to-be from Sydney, Australia, living in Minneapolis quickly became international news.

July 18th, 2017

Mississippi Toddler Beaten To Death Over Wrong Math Answers: Cops

“He did state that on that day, the child was giving an unusual amount of incorrect answers,” said Meridian Police Chief Benny Dubose.

July 18th, 2017

Senate Bill Dies; Walmart Racism; Baby’s Overdose Treatment: Patch Morning Briefing

Also: Harry Potter to the rescue, world’s best dog and Tropical Storm Don brews.

July 18th, 2017

Texas Transgender Woman Fools Governor With Stealthy ‘Bathroom Bill’ Protest

Ashley Smith, a longtime LGBTQ activist, posed with the unwitting governor for a photo she later framed as a political statement.

July 17th, 2017

Walmart Website Uses Racial Slur To Describe Product Color

The retail giant apologized Monday and said it was “appalled” by a third-party vendor’s choice of words.

July 17th, 2017

Watch: Gators Infest Florida Lake

Dozens of alligators were caught on camera cooling off in the waters of Lake Apopka.

July 17th, 2017

OJ Simpson Facing Good Odds For Parole In Nevada Robbery

No one at Simpson’s hearing​ Thursday is expected to oppose releasing him in October, including the victim and the former prosecutor.

July 17th, 2017

Elephant Gives Birth At Houston Zoo After 2-Year Pregnancy (VIDEO)

Shanti, a 26-year-old Asian elephant at the Houston Zoo, gave birth to Joy last week.

July 17th, 2017

Artificial Sweeteners Won’t Save You From Sugar’s Downsides

While once heralded as saving us from the siren song of sugar, studies have consistently tied artificial sweeteners to myriad health issues.

July 17th, 2017

Artificial Sweeteners Won’t Save You From Sugar

While once heralded as saving us from the siren song of sugar, studies have consistently tied artificial sweeteners to myriad health issues.

July 17th, 2017

Martin Landau, Oscar-winning Actor, Dead At 89

Martin Landau, the infamous killer in “North By Northwest” and “Ed Wood” Oscar winner, died Saturday at UCLA Medical Center.

July 17th, 2017

Her Life For Obamacare: Washington Woman Will Stop Cancer Treatment If Repeal Passes

“You pass this bill, I take myself out.​” A Mercer Island woman says she will give up cancer treatments to protest the Obamacare repeal.

July 17th, 2017

Perseids, Delta Aquarids: Summer Meteor Shower Peak Dates

The fireball- and light trail-producing Perseids meteor shower is starting, overlapping with the Delta Aquarids. Read more for peak dates.

July 17th, 2017

Fatal Floods; Princeton’s ‘Spy’; McCain’s Surgery: Patch Morning Briefing

Also: Smartphones make us lazy, 13 must-read books and a free speech hypocrite.

July 17th, 2017

Free Speech Bill Sponsor Caught Stealing Anti-GOP Sign

A Republican lawmaker admitted he stole an 80-year-old man’s anti-GOP sign. He’s also the co-sponsor of a state free-speech bill.

July 17th, 2017

Sponsor of Free Speech Bill Caught Stealing Anti-GOP Sign

A Republican lawmaker admitted he stole an 80-year-old man’s anti-GOP sign. He’s also the co-sponsor of a state free-speech bill.

July 16th, 2017

Detroit At Crossroads 50 Years After Riots Devastated City

Five days of violence in Detroit left 33 blacks and 10 whites dead, more than 1,400 buildings burned and more than 7,000 arrested.

July 16th, 2017

Bride Turns Cancelled Wedding Into $30K Homeless Dinner

After canceling her wedding, an Indiana woman turned her would-be reception into a glitzy dinner at the Ritz Charles for homeless families.

July 16th, 2017

George A. Romero Dies At 77

Fans of ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘World War Z’ or ‘Dawn of the Dead’ can thank Romero. His 1968 zombie movie inspired them all.

July 16th, 2017

Iran Convicts Princeton Grad Student Of Spying

Grad student Xiyue Wang, 37, was in Iran last summer doing research on Eurasian history for his PhD. He is now facing 10 years in prison.

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