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President Trump lays a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery.
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May 28, 2018 - 12:17 pm
By Jeremy Diamond (CNN) -- President Donald Trump on Monday remembered fallen service members at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, calling their love of country "more deep and more pure than most will ever know." "They marched into hell so that America could know the blessings of peace...
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Lava shoots in the air out of a fissure in the ground in the Leilani Estates subdivision.
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May 28, 2018 - 7:36 am
By Susannah Cullinane and Sheena Jones (CNN) -- A fast-moving lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano forced more residents out of their homes and in search of shelter from other threatening forms of volcanic activity. Hawaii County Civil Defense on Sunday issued an emergency alert calling for...
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Former President George W. Bush, son of Barbara Bush, is seen here with his father former President George H.W. Bush, at his mother's funeral. Barbara Bush died on April 17.
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May 27, 2018 - 2:28 pm
By Maegan Vazquez MAINE (CNN) -- Former President George H.W. Bush was taken to a hospital in Maine on Sunday after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue. "I guess he partied too hard with the American Legion yesterday," wrote Jean Becker, Bush's chief of staff, in an email to the former...
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A sign in the town of Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. A group is trying to put up a memorial in the town to decorated African-American World War II veteran Sgt. Isaac Woodard, who was beaten and blinded by a white police chief in Batesburg-Leesville in 1946.
AP Photo/Christina L. Myers
May 27, 2018 - 11:20 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hours after leaving military service behind in 1946, a decorated African-American World War II veteran still wearing his uniform was removed from a Greyhound bus while heading home, beaten by a white South Carolina police chief and left permanently blind. Sgt. Isaac Woodard's...
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George Estes tosses sand into storage tubs at a Harrison County Road Department sand bagging location.
AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis
May 27, 2018 - 11:13 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Subtropical Storm Alberto gained the early jump on the 2018 hurricane season as it headed toward anticipated landfall sometime Monday on the northern Gulf Coast, where white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds. Though the Atlantic hurricane season...
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A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through the courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court's highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who wouldn't create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
May 27, 2018 - 9:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court's highly anticipated decision in the case of a Colorado baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Courts are engaged in two...
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President Donald Trump, right, talks as Joshua Holt, who was recently released from a prison in Venezuela, joins him in the Oval Office of the White House.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
May 27, 2018 - 9:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, has been set free by the anti-American Maduro government. He says he was "overwhelmed with...
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Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill, and he insists that he'll get full funding for his border wall.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
May 27, 2018 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief...
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Subtropical Storm Alberto
(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
May 26, 2018 - 1:13 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida and Mississippi launched emergency preparations Saturday ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. Cuba was being pounded by rain along its...
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Indiana School Shooting
(Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 7:59 pm
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom Friday, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives. The shooter, who had asked to be dismissed from the class...
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