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1 dead, 21 hurt as plane carrying Marines crashes

Updated: 05/18/2015 - A U.S. military plane crashed and caught fire as it tried to land during training exercises in Hawaii, killing one Marine, injuring 21 other people and sending black smoke billowing into the sky.

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Duke professor was on leave before racially charged comments

Posted: 05/18/2015 - In response to a May 9 editorial on racism by The New York Times, political science professor Jerry Hough compared "the blacks" and "the Asians." He wrote in his online comment that Asians faced racism but "worked doubly hard."

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Nearly 200 arrests after Texas biker gang shooting

Updated: 05/19/2015 - Twin Peaks has revoked the franchise rights for the restaurant that was the scene of a shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs that left nine bikers dead and 18 injured.

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Gas prices rise 22 cents per gallon

Updated: 05/17/2015 - Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that higher crude prices caused by a weaker U.S. dollar and strong gasoline demand drove the increase.

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Blue Bell announces layoffs after listeria problems

Posted: 05/16/2015 - The Texas company, whose production plants remain closed, released a statement Friday saying 750 full-time employees and 700 part-time workers are losing their jobs. That represents about 37 percent of the company's 3,900 employees.

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Body of 8th victim found at Amtrak crash site

Updated: 05/14/2015 - Philadelphia's fire chief says the death toll in Tuesday's Amtrak derailment has climbed to 8 after another body was pulled from the wreckage.

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Black professor regrets comments critical of white students

Updated: 05/13/2015 - An incoming Boston University professor who called "white college males" a "problem population" and was publicly criticized by the university's president said on Tuesday she regrets making the remarks.

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Tulsa County officer to resign following shooting, memo

Posted: 05/12/2015 - A second top administrator in the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office resigned Tuesday in ongoing fallout from the shooting death of a restrained man by a volunteer deputy who said he mistook his weapon for a stun gun.

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Officer will not be charged in deadly Wisconsin shooting

Updated: 05/12/2015 - A white Wisconsin police officer will not be charged for fatally shooting an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man who witnesses say was acting erratically and attacked at least two people, a prosecutor announced Tuesday.

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US Marine helicopter missing in Nepal earthquake aid mission

Posted: 05/12/2015 - A U.S. military helicopter carrying six Marines and two Nepalese Army soldiers went missing during a mission in Nepal delivering aid to earthquake victims, U.S. defense officials said Tuesday, but so far there have been no indications that the aircraft crashed.

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US Airways likely to stop flying this fall

Updated: 05/12/2015 - American Airlines plans to shut down the venerable carrier over a 90-day stretch that could begin as soon as July, which would mean a final departure around October.

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