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Texas university removes 'white supremacy' statues overnight

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The University of Texas at Austin removed the statues of three Confederate-era figures from a main area on campus on Monday, saying they had become symbols of white supremacy and that they were taken down overnight to avoid confrontations.

Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship, tanker collide near Singapore

SINGAPORE Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area, the U.S. Navy said. | Video

World, Natural Disasters 10:21am EDT

'America First' protesters face off with opponents at California beach rally

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. Anti-immigration demonstrators faced off against a much bigger crowd of counter-protesters in the Southern California town of Laguna Beach on Sunday, as police kept the opposing sides apart.

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Millions of Americans hoping for clear sky while awaiting total solar eclipse

SALMON, Idaho/MURPHY, N.C. Millions of Americans equipped with protective glasses are taking positions along a ribbon of land cutting diagonally across the United States to marvel at the first total solar eclipse to unfold from coast to coast in nearly a century. | Video

Science 10:04am EDT

Illinois town gears up to become heart of U.S. eclipse

CARBONDALE, Ill. The small southern Illinois town of Carbondale was revving up on Sunday to become eclipse central on the eve of a total solar eclipse that will traverse the continental United States for the first time in 99 years.

Science 4:00am EDT

Taiwan's Foxconn to build three ancillary facilities as part of Wisconsin LCD campus

TAIPEI Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Monday said it plans to build three facilities in the U.S. state of Wisconsin for operation as early as next year, as part of a campus housing a $10 billion liquid crystal display (LCD) factory due for 2020.

Tech, 6:26am EDT

U.S. national monument review to test key land protection law

WASHINGTON U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will recommend on Aug. 24 whether to eliminate or shrink nearly two dozen national monuments, creating the first major test for a 111-year-old law that gives presidents the power to protect swaths of public land.

Norway's wealth fund takes 48 percent stake in New York property

OSLO Norway's $975-billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, has bought a 48-percent stake in a New York City property, it said on Monday.

7:57am EDT

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

Dick Gregory, a comedian who lambasted racism and played a prominent role in the 1960s civil rights movement after becoming one of the first black comics to perform for white audiences, died on Saturday at age 84, his son said.

Entertainment, People Aug 20 2017

Unwavering Trump voters say they will not miss Steve Bannon

CHICAGO Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's firing has been met with a collective shrug by some of President Donald Trump's most committed supporters who argue the controversial nationalist became an obstacle to the administration's agenda.

Politics, Election 2016, Aug 19 2017

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