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Museum or dumpster? U.S. cities wrestle with Confederate statues' fate

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As communities across the United States redouble efforts to remove Confederate monuments from public spaces after a far-right rally in Virginia turned deadly, city leaders now face another conundrum: what to do with the statues.

U.S. Navy to remove senior leaders of warship after deadly June crash

WASHINGTON The U.S. Navy will relieve the two senior officers and the senior enlisted sailor on a U.S. warship that collided with a Philippine container ship in June off the coast of Japan, the Navy said on Thursday,

Japan 7:54pm EDT

Students head back to unfunded schools in three U.S. states

CHICAGO The failure of three U.S. states to enact legislation to fund education has left hundreds of school districts scrambling for cash as students return to the classroom.

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Florida prisons on partial lockdown over unspecified threat

The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC), operator of one of the largest prison systems in the United States, on Thursday put its nearly 100,000 inmates on partial lockdown after receiving information of possible disturbances, a spokeswoman said.

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Arkansas gets new batch of lethal injection drug, seeks execution date

Arkansas has acquired a new batch of a drug it uses in lethal injections, prompting the state's attorney general on Thursday to request an execution date for an inmate first sentenced to death 24 years ago, a prisons official said.

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Solar eclipse coming with nearly $700 million tab for U.S. employers

NEW YORK Add next week's total eclipse of the sun to the list of worker distractions that cost U.S. companies hundreds of millions of dollars in lost productivity.

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Canada sees 'unsustainable' spike in asylum seekers at U.S. border

TORONTO/MONTREAL The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Thursday, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration's immigration crackdown head north.

World 6:02pm EDT

Filmmaker Michael Moore says Trump will 'get us all killed'

NEW YORK Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is trading screen time for the stage in a one-man show now on Broadway that is a call to action over the current state of U.S. politics. | Video

Entertainment, People, 6:58pm EDT

O.J. Simpson LA exhibit shows memorabilia as art

LOS ANGELES More than 20 years after the so-called Trial of the Century, an art exhibit examines the public's enduring fascination with former footballer O.J. Simpson through memorabilia that circulated during his sensational arrest and murder trial. 

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Iran denies appeal of jailed Princeton student: university

WASHINGTON Iranian authorities have denied the appeal of a Princeton University student who had been convicted on espionage charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the university and his wife said on Thursday.

World, United Nations 5:03pm EDT

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