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Florida could pave new changes in 'stand your ground' laws

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Florida could pave new changes in 'stand your ground' laws

- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Lucy McBath is afraid many more people will die if Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs a bill making it harder to prosecute when people claim they commit violence in self-defense. She already lost her son, an unarmed black teenager, when a white man angry over loud music and claiming self-defense fired 10 times at an SUV filled with teenagers

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Slain Va. state police officer graduated from N.J. high school

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Slain Va. state police officer graduated from N.J. high school

- RICHMOND, Va. -- A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids, authorities said. Special Agent Michael T. Walter, 45, died early Saturday after being shot Friday evening by Travis Ball in a neighborhood in Virginia's capital city that has been plagued by gun violence, police said

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Here’s when you should register your kindergartner for school in metro Atlanta

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Here’s when you should register your kindergartner for school in metro Atlanta

- Summer break might be right around the corner, but so are the deadlines for kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year. While the enrollment period has passed for some school systems, registration is still open for many others. Search your district below to find out when to sign your little one up for school. FCS held registration in May, but parents should visit the school their child will attend in the fall to complete registration

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34 retailers likely to close or go broke before the end of 2017

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34 retailers likely to close or go broke before the end of 2017

- F&D’s research has identified 34 retailers suffering from poor sales and too much overhead that it says will likely announces more store closures en masse or bankruptcy filings before the year is out. Shopko National Stores Charming Charlie Fresh Market Bloomin’ Brands Ascena Tailored Brands Rent-A-Center Bravo Brio Trans World Fred’s Rite-Aid Conn’s Tuesday Morning Guitar Center GNC Neiman Marcus Toys R Us Sears Hometown J

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Florida could pave new changes in 'stand your ground' laws

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Florida could pave new changes in 'stand your ground' laws

- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Lucy McBath is afraid many more people will die if Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs a bill making it harder to prosecute when people claim they commit violence in self-defense. She already lost her son, an unarmed black teenager, when a white man angry over loud music and claiming self-defense fired 10 times at an SUV filled with teenagers

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8 dead in shooting spree in rural Mississippi, suspect arrested after manhunt

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8 dead in shooting spree in rural Mississippi, suspect arrested after manhunt

- Mississippi authorities have a suspect in custody in the overnight shooting deaths of eight people, including a Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy. Alleged shooter Willie Cory Godbolt, of Bogue Chitto, Mississippi, about 70 miles outside Jackson, has been arrested and charged in the killing spree, investigators said. The Clarion-Ledger reported that Godbolt’s murder spree started late Saturday night when a sheriff’s deputy responded to a homeowner who wanted Godbolt removed from their property

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Counting on student loan forgiveness? Don't bet on it

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Counting on student loan forgiveness? Don't bet on it

- Nearly half of college students surveyed earlier this year said they expected to be helped by the federal government's various student loan forgiveness programs. But new government figures suggest that their hoped-for windfall won't be that generous. In a first-of-its-kind public analysis, the U.S. Department of the Education projects that borrowers who next year enroll in loan forgiveness programs would, on average, repay every penny they borrowed, and then some

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8 dead in shooting rampage in Mississippi; suspect arrested

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8 dead in shooting rampage in Mississippi; suspect arrested

- BROOKHAVEN, Miss. — A man who apparently got into a dispute with his wife and in-laws was arrested in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including a sheriff's deputy. "I ain't fit to live, not after what I done," a handcuffed Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, told The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/2rbQIq5 ). The shootings took place at three homes Saturday night — two in Brookhaven and one in Bogue Chitto — about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of Jackson, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said

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Arena scores its biggest ticket sale revenues ever

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Arena scores its biggest ticket sale revenues ever

- HUNTINGTON - After having five sold-out concerts and several other successful events, the Big Sandy Superstore Arena & Convention Center in downtown Huntington will finish the current fiscal year with the highest gross ticket sales in its 40-year history. Events at the arena will have generated ticket sales estimated at more than $3.6 million during the 2017 fiscal year that ends June 30, surpassing the previous high of $2

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Handshake showdown with Trump was meant to send a message, French president says

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Handshake showdown with Trump was meant to send a message, French president says

- French President Emmanuel Macron says his now famous white-knuckle handshake showdown with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump was “a moment of truth” – designed to show that he’s no pushover. Macron told a Sunday newspaper in France that “my handshake with him, it wasn’t innocent.” Macron added: “One must show that you won’t make small concessions, even symbolic ones, but also not over-publicize things, either

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Nebraska WR Stanley Morgan Jr. arrested on marijuana charge

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Nebraska WR Stanley Morgan Jr. arrested on marijuana charge

- Lincoln, Neb. — Nebraska receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. was arrested in Florida on suspicion of felony possession of marijuana this month, but a prosecutor reduced the charge to a misdemeanor. Omaha television station KETV reported that Morgan was arrested May 6 in Port Orange, Florida. According to a police report obtained by the station, Morgan was found to have 21.4 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop

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8 people shot to death in Mississippi

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8 people shot to death in Mississippi

- BROOKHAVEN, Miss. • Authorities in Mississippi said Sunday that a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting, including a sheriff's deputy. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said the shootings occurred at three separate homes Saturday night in rural Lincoln County. Two of the homes are in Brookhaven and one is in Bogue Chitto. The area is about 68 miles south of Jackson, the capital

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Police say 8 dead in Mississippi shooting

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Police say 8 dead in Mississippi shooting

- BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi said Sunday that a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting, including a sheriff’s deputy. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said the shootings occurred at three separate homes Saturday night in rural Lincoln County. Two of the homes are in Brookhaven and one is in Bogue Chitto

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Hundreds attend annual Rhythm on the River concert

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Hundreds attend annual Rhythm on the River concert

- WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Hundreds of people decided to kick off their Memorial Day weekend Saturday night with some 'home grown' tunes. The West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater was alive with music along the Congaree River. Saturday night was the eighth and final night for Rhythm on the River this spring. The concert series is now in its 13th year in West Columbia - thanks to the support of many annual sponsors

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NEW DETAILS: Woman arrested for stabbing man in Carolina Forest neighborhood

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NEW DETAILS: Woman arrested for stabbing man in Carolina Forest neighborhood

- HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The Horry County Police Department arrested a woman in connection with a stabbing in Carolina Forest Saturday. An HCPD tweet said officers responded to Harvester Circle in The Farm community of Carolina Forest around 4 p.m. The victim was a 46-year-old man who suffered a non-life-threatening stab wound to the neck. According to a police report, officers saw blood on the floor when they entered the house

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St. Jude patient overcomes the odds, named valedictorian - | WBTV Charlotte

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St. Jude patient overcomes the odds, named valedictorian - | WBTV Charlotte

- MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Mid-South valedictorian has been overcoming the odds for years and is now being tapped as the top ranked student in her 5th grade class. She's not your average student. Aniyah Johnson graduated the 5th grade Wednesday from Ida B. Wells Academy. Johnson earned this title while fighting cancer with the help of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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  • 34 retailers likely to close or go broke before the end of 2017
    34 retailers likely to close or go broke before the end of 2017

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    F&D’s research has identified 34 retailers suffering from poor sales and too much overhead that it says will likely announces more store closures en masse or bankruptcy filings before the year is out. Shopko National Stores Charming Charlie Fresh Market Bloomin’ Brands Ascena Tailored Brands Rent-A-Center Bravo Brio Trans World Fred’s Rite-Aid Conn’s Tuesday Morning Guitar Center GNC Neiman Marcus Toys R Us Sears Hometown J

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  • 50 years later, this North Florida cowboy is still in the saddle with cow in his blood
    50 years later, this North Florida cowboy is still in the saddle with cow in his blood

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    GREEN COVE SPRINGS | Jim Farley’s had some cowboys from out West come and work on his Florida cattle ranches. Showboaters, he calls them. Didn’t last long. Didn’t have what it takes to be a Florida cowboy. Farley, at 68, still does. He figures he’s got cow in his blood, his people have been doing it so long. In a North Florida drawl so thick you could plow it, he recalls the words of his first foreman, more than 50 years ago, who would cackle as he summed up the lot of the Florida cowboy: It ain’t all romance, is it? They’d be down in a swamp, perhaps, using a horse to pull out another horse stuck in the muck, and it would go something like this: “Anyhow, we’d get out, we’d be nasty and muddy, pull ticks off of us, skeeters done eat us up, down in that ol’ St

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  • Father fashions feeding tube to match son’s 
    Father fashions feeding tube to match son’s 

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    A Virginia man continues to show support for his young son, who was born with a congenital heart defect, by sharing a photo of himself and the 3-year-old boy wearing feeding tubes. Robert Selby, whose son Chace requires a feeding tube, fashioned one of his own and glued it on to match his son in the Instagram photo, WTVR reported. “This was actually a picture from a year ago,” Selby told the "Today" show

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