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The Gorilla Foundation/Koko.org
June 21, 2018 - 5:35 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Koko, the western lowland gorilla who learned sign language and became a pop-culture phenomenon, has died at the age of 46, the group that cared for her announced Thursday. The Gorilla Foundation, headed by Dr. Francine "Penny" Patterson, the animal psychologist who taught Koko sign...
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Photo by William Regan/Globe Photos/Zuma Press/TNS/Sipa USA
June 21, 2018 - 5:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and pundit who helped shape and occasionally dissented from the conservative movement as he evolved from "Great Society" Democrat to Iraq War cheerleader to denouncer of Donald Trump, died Thursday.
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KOMO-TV
June 21, 2018 - 4:01 pm
(OAKVILLE, Wash.) -- The pistol-packing pastor who gunned down a man allegedly on a carjacking rampage that left three people shot in Tumwater, Washington, on Father's Day, says he acted to "protect my family and others." David George, a pastor at an Assembly of God Church in Oakville, Washington,...
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June 21, 2018 - 3:22 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is considering housing up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on U.S. military bases, according to a U.S. official. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made the request to the Department of Defense (DOD), and Congress has been notified,...
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Antwon Rose/Facebook
June 21, 2018 - 11:32 am
(PITTSBURGH) -- The family of an unarmed teenager shot and killed by police while he was fleeing a traffic stop doesn't "want him to have died in vain," a family attorney said. Antwon Rose, 17, who was African-American, was shot dead by an East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, police officer Tuesday after...
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June 21, 2018 - 9:12 am
(NEW YORK) -- Thursday marks the first day of summer and the longest day of the year across much of the Northern Hemisphere. New York City will experience 15 hours and 6 minutes of daylight, while Los Angeles will see 14 hours and 26 minutes of daylight. In Fairbanks, Alaska, residents will...
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U.S. Geological Survey
June 21, 2018 - 9:00 am
(HONOLULU) -- Lava from the Kilauea volcano eruption on the Big Island in Hawaii makes for very photogenic selfies and social media posts, but authorities are cracking down on thrill-seekers who are getting too close for comfort. Since the volcano first erupted on May 3, bubbling lava, molten rock...
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June 21, 2018 - 7:59 am
(CHICAGO) -- After the University of Chicago announced late last week it's scrapping a requirement for applicants to submit SAT or ACT test scores, some experts predict other colleges may soon do the same. "I know other schools will follow," Bob Schaeffer, public education director at the nonprofit...
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June 21, 2018 - 6:24 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Amid the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration, thousands of children were separated from their families, while parents were prosecuted under a "zero-tolerance" policy. On Wednesday afternoon, Donald Trump signed an executive order that he said would keep immigrant...
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June 20, 2018 - 8:47 pm
(BROWNSVILLE, Texas) -- Texas state inspectors identified nearly 250 violations at facilities run by Southwest Key, the non-profit organization now housing migrant children separated from their parents in a converted Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, according to records obtained by ABC. Reports filed...
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