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Cops investigate park attacks

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Cops investigate park attacks

- The first of two stabbings on Boston Common started when one man hit another with a skateboard, prosecutors said yesterday as two men were charged in the two incidents. Wednesday about 5:20 p.m., cops found two men stabbed on Boston Common. Later, about 9:30 p.m., another man was stabbed. None of the victims’ injuries were life-threatening. Police have made arrests in both of those attacks, and the investigation is ongoing
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Republican Obamacare repeal bill fails in Senate | New Hampshire

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Republican Obamacare repeal bill fails in Senate | New Hampshire

- Republican Obamacare repeal bill fails in Senate Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walks to his office prior to a health care vote on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday. (REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein) WASHINGTON – In a stinging blow to President Donald Trump, Senate Republicans failed on Friday to dismantle Obamacare, falling short on a major campaign promise and perhaps ending a seven-year quest by their party to gut the healthcare law
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Senate votes down health care repeal bill

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Senate votes down health care repeal bill

- WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol. Unable to pass even a so-called "skinny repeal," it was unclear if Senate Republicans could advance any health bill despite seven years of promises to repeal "Obamacare
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Wells Fargo to compensate car loan customers forced to buy auto insurance

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Wells Fargo to compensate car loan customers forced to buy auto insurance

- Wells Fargo said on Thursday that it would compensate around 570,000 customers with car loans who were harmed by being forced to buy auto insurance. The bank estimated the total cost at around $80 million. Auto-loan contracts require customers to have comprehensive insurance for potential damage, and the bank was permitted under the contracts to buy that coverage and pass on the cost if there was no evidence it had been purchased elsewhere, Wells Fargo noted in the statement on Thursday
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Simple cheesecake is simply a tasty treasure

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Simple cheesecake is simply a tasty treasure

- Some recipes are just treasures – like this simple cheesecake. Please don’t be intimidated by it. It’s basically cream cheese, a few eggs, some sour cream, vanilla and a little lemon zest! Most people make their own crust with graham crackers and butter. But a ready-made graham cracker crust makes it even easier for you. The topping is just as simple
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Firefighters battle early morning fire

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Firefighters battle early morning fire

- Firefighters in Hartford battled an early morning fire on Friday. According to fire officials, crews responded to 9 Heath St. Heath Street at Park Street is closed for the fire operation. The fire was first reported shortly before 5 a.m. No one was hurt. There is no word on a cause.
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Abuse victims to protest release of priest who raped boy

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Abuse victims to protest release of priest who raped boy

- Abuse victims to protest release of priest who raped boy WEBVTT BRIDGEWATER, THE CENTER OF THE CONTROVERSY THIS MORNING.SERA?SERA: ANTOINETTE AND NICHOLE, WEARE RIGHT NEAR THE OLD COLONY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WHERE PAULSHANLEY WILL LEAVE TODAY AFTER SPENDING 12 YEARS BEHIND BARS, AND HIS RELEASE TRIGGERING A LOTOF OUTRAGE AND CONCERN FROM HIS FORMER ALLEGED VICTIMS.TAKE A LOOK.THIS IS OUR FIRST LOOK AT THE 86-YEAR-OLD
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Report: 350-pound bear jumps on tent while woman eats inside

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Report: 350-pound bear jumps on tent while woman eats inside

- A bear was euthanized by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials after pouncing on a tent where a woman was eating. . Report: 350-pound bear jumps on tent while woman eats inside A bear was euthanized by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials after pouncing on a tent where a woman was eating Pueblo, CO — A bear was euthanized by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials after pouncing on a tent where a woman was eating
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Report: 350-pound bear jumps on tent while woman eats inside

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Report: 350-pound bear jumps on tent while woman eats inside

- A bear was euthanized by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials after pouncing on a tent where a woman was eating. . Report: 350-pound bear jumps on tent while woman eats inside A bear was euthanized by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials after pouncing on a tent where a woman was eating Pueblo, CO — A bear was euthanized by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials after pouncing on a tent where a woman was eating
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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau makes cover of Rolling Stone

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau makes cover of Rolling Stone

- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau graced the cover of Rolling Stone this week, and the pop culture magazine put forth a provocative question in its headline: “Why Can’t He Be Our President?” The prime minister is among other world leaders to make the cover of Rolling Stone, including former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, MSN reported. In an article published online Wednesday, writer Stephen Rodrick contrasted Trudeau’s style with that of President Donald Trump, comparing the two politicians’ views on health care, the environment and marijuana
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Owner wants accused puppy killer to come clean

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Owner wants accused puppy killer to come clean

- DES MOINES, Iowa (WOI) -- A man is accused of snapping a puppy's neck, killing it - and now the pet owner is speaking out for the first time. It happened at the Oakview Terrace Apartments in Des Moines back on July 6th. Police say 25-year-old Christopher Vogel got into an argument with a couple over using their Wi-Fi. It escalated and he allegedly killed their puppy when they refused to give him the password
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Newport Folk Festival kicks off 3 days of music

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Newport Folk Festival kicks off 3 days of music

- NEWPORT, R.I. — The Newport Folk Festival is kicking off three days of music in Rhode Island. Thousands of music lovers are expected to descend on the city by the sea for this year's festival at Fort Adams, which sold out before any acts were announced. This is the 58th anniversary of the festival's founding in 1959. It's most famous for being the place where Bob Dylan "went electric" in 1965
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Mainstream Model 3 holds promise — and peril — for Tesla

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Mainstream Model 3 holds promise — and peril — for Tesla

- FREMONT, Calif. — For Tesla, everything is riding on the Model 3. The electric car company's newest vehicle is set to go to its first 30 customers Friday evening. Its $35,000 starting price — half the cost of Tesla's previous models — and 215-mile range could bring hundreds of thousands of customers into the automaker's fold, taking it from a niche luxury brand to the mainstream
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Attorney seeks evidence in Aaron Hernandez suicide investigation

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Attorney seeks evidence in Aaron Hernandez suicide investigation

- An attorney representing the estate of Aaron Hernandez has asked for every piece of information regarding the former New England Patriot’s apparent jailhouse suicide, though the Department of Correction is indicating it will fight back against the request. Hernandez’s estate is seeking the potential treasure trove of information through a series of motions filed by George Leontire, a lawyer who is handling various legal matters for the disgraced former tight end’s family
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Rod Stewart funds D.C. trip for children with disabilities to protest Medicaid cuts

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Rod Stewart funds D.C. trip for children with disabilities to protest Medicaid cuts

- Rod Stewart is championing for children with disabilities and their families. After reading a CNN story about families from Baton Rouge who recently traveled to Washington via a charter bus to protest proposed Medicaid cuts but were struggling to raise funds for their trip, an emotional Stewart, 72, reached out to his manager to find out how to help. “I’ve just seen something on CNN that’s heartbreaking
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Report: 350-pound bear jumps on tent while woman eats inside

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Report: 350-pound bear jumps on tent while woman eats inside

- A bear was euthanized by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials after pouncing on a tent where a woman was eating. . Report: 350-pound bear jumps on tent while woman eats inside A bear was euthanized by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials after pouncing on a tent where a woman was eating Pueblo, CO — A bear was euthanized by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials after pouncing on a tent where a woman was eating
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Report: 350-pound bear jumps on tent while woman eats inside

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Report: 350-pound bear jumps on tent while woman eats inside

- A bear was euthanized by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials after pouncing on a tent where a woman was eating. . Report: 350-pound bear jumps on tent while woman eats inside A bear was euthanized by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials after pouncing on a tent where a woman was eating Pueblo, CO — A bear was euthanized by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials after pouncing on a tent where a woman was eating
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  • Republican Obamacare repeal bill fails in Senate | New Hampshire
    Republican Obamacare repeal bill fails in Senate | New Hampshire

    , unionleader.com

    Republican Obamacare repeal bill fails in Senate Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walks to his office prior to a health care vote on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday. (REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein) WASHINGTON – In a stinging blow to President Donald Trump, Senate Republicans failed on Friday to dismantle Obamacare, falling short on a major campaign promise and perhaps ending a seven-year quest by their party to gut the healthcare law
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Politics & Government

  • Senate votes down health care repeal bill
    Senate votes down health care repeal bill

    , 6abc.com

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol. Unable to pass even a so-called "skinny repeal," it was unclear if Senate Republicans could advance any health bill despite seven years of promises to repeal "Obamacare
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Sports

  • Man offers deputy Super Bowl tickets and money to get out of traffic stop
    Man offers deputy Super Bowl tickets and money to get out of traffic stop

    , wesh.com

    Rennish said Brady kept adding on to his offer until he reached $2,000 and Super Bowl tickets. Authorities: Man offers deputy Super Bowl tickets and money to get out of traffic stop Rennish said Brady kept adding on to his offer until he reached $2,000 and Super Bowl tickets. SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — A man in Seminole County tried to get out of a traffic stop by bribing a deputy
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Business

Technology

  • If you bought an iPhone or Uggs at these Boston stores, they may have been counterfeit
    If you bought an iPhone or Uggs at these Boston stores, they may have been counterfeit

    , masslive.com

    If the deals at these Boston stores seemed too good to be true, they probably were. Arif Ali Shah, the 66-year-old owner of Nadia's in Dorchester, East Boston Wireless and Todo Wireless in Chelsea, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay $145,531 in restitution by a federal judge on Wednesday for knowingly selling counterfeit cell phones and apparel
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Health

  • Senate votes down health care repeal bill
    Senate votes down health care repeal bill

    , 6abc.com

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol. Unable to pass even a so-called "skinny repeal," it was unclear if Senate Republicans could advance any health bill despite seven years of promises to repeal "Obamacare
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Family & Parenting

  • 12-year-old accused of pushing child off roof faces felony assault charge
    12-year-old accused of pushing child off roof faces felony assault charge

    , wcvb.com

    A 12-year-old Ohio boy faces a felony assault charge after police said he pushed a 9-year-old boy off a roof. . 12-year-old accused of pushing child off roof faces felony assault charge A 12-year-old Ohio boy faces a felony assault charge after police said he pushed a 9-year-old boy off a roof WEBVTT COMA, AND ON A VENTILATOR.IT WAS REALITY FOR JULIE LOYDAND HER OLDEST CHILD JACK, WHOHAVE BEEN HERE AT CHILDREN'SHOSPITAL FOR ALMOST TEN DAYSSURROUNDED BY HIS FAMILY,NINE-YEAR-OLD JACK EGERTON LOYDIS GETTING BETTER EVERY DAYSINCE HE WAS PUSHED OFF THE ROOFOF HIS HOME IN OXFORD AND HIT ATRAMPOLINE UNDERNEATH
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Wallet found 50 years later in organ during renovations at Christ Church Cathedral
    Wallet found 50 years later in organ during renovations at Christ Church Cathedral

    , wlwt.com

    Church leaders in downtown Cincinnati search for Gail De Voss, believed owner of old wallet. CINCINNATI — In the Christ Church Cathedral, a treasure a half-century old was discovered inside one of the old organs. “Here's the contents of the wallet, at least a brief run through,” said Stephan Casurella, music director of the church. A wallet from 1967 was found while the centennial chapel goes through renovations for the church’s 200th birthday
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Five reasons not to miss ISF’s ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’
    Five reasons not to miss ISF’s ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’

    , idahostatesman.com

    Idaho Shakespeare Festival opened its musical production “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” on Saturday to a packed house. It’s a fantastic show, from the top of the 20-foot-tall bell tower of Jeff Herrmann’s epic set to the subtle reverberating echo that sound designer David Gotwald adds to the voices when the performers are “inside” the cathedral. The entire cast is outstanding
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Education

  • The 30 highest paying jobs you can get without a bachelor's degree
    The 30 highest paying jobs you can get without a bachelor's degree

    , cleveland.com

    The advice used to be straightforward - go to college, get a degree, get a job. But the relationship between education after high school and jobs has become trickier and harder to navigate, says Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce's new report, Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers. Students and workers need a clear guidance system to help them make good college and career decisions, the report said
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Farming

  • New Zealand ministry says cattle disease outbreak under control
    New Zealand ministry says cattle disease outbreak under control

    , reuters.com

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's first outbreak of a serious bacterial cattle disease was well under control, the Primary Industries ministry said on Friday, with stock movement restrictions in place and testing continuing. News of the discovery of mycoplasma bovis earlier this week on a single farm in the world's largest dairy exporter briefly knocked the local currency lower, given the importance of the industry to New Zealand's economy
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Travel & Recreation

  • 9 of Michigan's most incredible, Pinterest-worthy wedding destinations
    9 of Michigan's most incredible, Pinterest-worthy wedding destinations

    , freep.com

    You're in love. You're ready to say "I do," surrounded by the ones you love. But when the time comes to pick a venue, many couples struggle with finding the perfect location. The truth is, Michigan is the perfect location. Whether it's your own backyard or the soft sands along Lake Michigan, finding your perfect place is an individual experience. In a recent call out for wedding photos, the Free Press was overwhelmed with images from readers wanting to share their incredible Michigan wedding destinations
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Science & Nature

  • Johnson County given largest-ever energy efficiency rebate
    Johnson County given largest-ever energy efficiency rebate

    , kcrg.com

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa -- Energy efficiency improvements to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at the Johnson County Health and Human Services Building have resulted in the largest rebate Johnson County local government has ever received from MidAmerican Energy. Brian Gibbs, key account manager with MidAmerican Energy, presented a check for $201,088 to the Board of Supervisors during the formal board meeting held today at the Johnson County Fairgrounds
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Law & Crime

  • Vernon Police: Felon Who Fired Gun At Car Arrested
    Vernon Police: Felon Who Fired Gun At Car Arrested

    , courant.com

    A convicted felon who police said was responsible for a lunchtime drive-by shooting this week has been arrested. Coolidge Edwards, 21, fired shots from his car at an occupied vehicle on Ward Street in the Rockville section of town about 12:45 p.m. Monday, police said. The other car was struck, but no one was injured. Police received a call about the shooting and their investigation brought them to New Britain
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Books & Literature

  • Title of Hillary Clinton memoir revealed
    Title of Hillary Clinton memoir revealed

    , bostonglobe.com

    Everyone, it seems, has a theory about how Donald Trump was elected president. We’re about to learn what Hillary Clinton thinks happened. Thursday, Simon & Schuster announced the title of the failed Democratic presidential candidate’s much-anticipated new memoir: “What Happened.” The book, due out Sept. 12, promises to tell the story of the 2016 presidential election., detailing, among other things, how Clinton coped with losing the presidency to Trump
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Life & Style

  • 26 things to do in Cleveland the weekend of July 27-30
    26 things to do in Cleveland the weekend of July 27-30

    , cleveland.com

    Movies – both new and old, concerts, stand-up comedy, and a summer-long scavenger hunt are among the many options of things to do this weekend. A series of Marx Brothers films begins this weekend at Cleveland Cinematheque; there are also screenings of “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” to celebrate the film’s 35 th anniversary. Stephen Stills, Judy Collins, Jidenna and The Shins are all performing at various venues around town
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Media & Information

  • The Sanctimony and Sin of G.O.P. ‘Moderates’
    The Sanctimony and Sin of G.O.P. ‘Moderates’

    , nytimes.com

    And three senators, including McCain, declared in a press conference Thursday afternoon that they would indeed vote for this “skinny reform” — but only if assured that the House would go into conference rather than simply passing it. That is, they were willing to vote for something they know is terrible policy, as long as they were assured that it wouldn’t actually become law
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Motoring

  • New Tesla model due out Friday
    New Tesla model due out Friday

    , ajc.com

    It’s not just another sedan, auto industry observers are saying. It’s the California automaker’s bid to boost sales and invade territory long held by General Motors, Ford, Fiat Chrysler and others. “Tesla has much to celebrate with the delivery of the first Model 3s, but the high-profile electric car maker faces a challenge like never before,” Michelle Krebs, executive analyst for car marketplace Autotrader, said in a statement
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Real Estate

  • Cash Rent Advice Around Iowa
    Cash Rent Advice Around Iowa

    , whotv.com

    September 1st is the deadline for ending a farm lease that becomes effective for March 1st of 2018. Anyone who does not end their lease in writing by then will have the same lease agreement they had this year. Iowa State University Extension is conducting about 70 meetings statewide in July and August to talk about cash renting. In Iowa there are 23
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