Aldrin skips Space Center gala amid feud with his children

Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin skipped a gala to kick off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, even though his foundation is a sponsor
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Florida children found living in filth and bug-infested home

Florida authorities have charged three people with child neglect after investigators said they found three young children living with them in "deplorable" conditions
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Edmonds church offers safe parking to people living in cars

Returning home from a seasonal job three days before Christmas, James Wlos discovered the RV he was living in had been towed from an Everett street
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Yoga may help female Deschutes County inmates stay calm

With a panic button a feet away and constant video surveillance, yoga instructor Nancy Lumpkin walked amid seven barefoot women, all of them Deschutes County jail inmates, and led them through a range of positions
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Florida university moves statue of Jefferson's grandson

Florida State University has put in storage a statue of Thomas Jefferson's grandson after the school's president agreed to the change
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Florida family's pig loves mints, sleeping indoors

When Travis Claytor comes home from work, there is Cece, a mint-slurping, Instagram-featured pet pig wagging his tail, to greet him
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Judge retires after handling notorious juvenile cases

For the past three years, Judge Cindy Lederman has walked by a half-dozen statues of playful bear cubs every day on her way up to her high-ceilinged, top-floor office looking out toward Miami's waterfront
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Disappearing messages, private phones test open records laws

Digital tools that can make text and email messages vanish and the increasing use of private phones for government business are alarming open government advocates
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1 dead, dozens of hostages freed after Los Angeles standoff

1 woman killed, dozens of hostages freed after 3-hour standoff at Los Angeles Trader Joe's; gunman surrenders after handcuffing himself
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Museum of South Texas History, ex-jail in Edinburg, updated

Visitors to the Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg may soon begin experiencing flashbacks as its oldest structure is restored to its original condition
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Detroit startup finds fake sneakers

A Detroit startup is working to spot fake sneakers
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Bikers bond on cycling tour across Oklahoma

Bikers and biking enthusiasts bond during Oklahoma Freewheel, a 6-day cycling tour across the state
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Oklahoma women's prison trains service dogs

Mabel Basset Correctional Center's Guardian Angels program allows inmates to train dogs for private owners and those in need of service animals
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Rockwell teen expands business to beekeeping

In addition to running a lawn care business, working at Linn Grove Country Club and raising livestock, 15-year-old Collin Witte is adding beekeeping to his schedule
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Arkansas man invents 'Fossil Find' board game

Trey Wyatt has invented and launched a new board game named 'Fossil Find' through his Jefferson County-based company, Wyco Games
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Detasselers forge ahead in July's hottest weeks

Funk's detasselers are small armies of mostly teens and young adults who spend long, hot July days patrolling fields of seed corn
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3-wheeled 'library' making the rounds in Dubuque

A brightly colored bicycle bearing shelves of books caught the eyes of passersby at the Dubuque Farmers Market earlier this month
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Nebraska tribe becomes solar power leader in Midwest

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is a leader in solar power among Midwestern American Indian tribes
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Remains found in Houston-area unmarked graves examined

As Fort Bend Independent School District Superintendent Charles Dupre visited a construction site where dozens of unmarked graves were found near Sugar Land, he thought about the lives of the people buried there
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Dannebrog American Legion post's historic mural revamped

A much-needed re-creation of a historic mural has been completed
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Study: Arkansas renters' health issues linked to housing

A 2017 study by the Arkansas Community Institute and the Central Arkansas Re-Entry Coalition links Arkansas renters' health issues to apartments with housing-code violations
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Michigan veteran uses disc golf to adjust to civilian life

A Michigan veteran has helped build a disc golf course at a local Veteran Affairs center to help veterans adjust to civilian life
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EXCHANGE: Museum expects to profit from Joliet prison tours

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Museum expects to net profit from Joliet prison tours
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Coast Guard suspends search for missing sailor off Chicago

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing sailor some seven hours after he fell off a yacht that had just started the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
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Nonprofit offers shelter for men recovering from addiction

Steve Hamilton serves up bacon cheeseburgers to a group of men before a bible study one warm July evening in a house off Wards Road
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Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking of a yearlong celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first moon landing.
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Is hemp the future of NC agriculture?

Is hemp the future of NC agriculture?
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IU greenhouse features rainforest, desert plants

Indiana University greenhouse provides controlled environments for rainforest, desert plants
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Couple donates 2,200 books to hospital's neonatal ICU

When they couldn't hold or touch their newborn triplets, Abby and Ryan Burle of Gainesville found another way to communicate
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Western Indiana farmer looks for ways to work smarter

For western Indiana farmer, it's about working smarter, not harder
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2016 officer ambush: Story of 1st responders, lieutenant

First it was a plaster cast extending from shoulder to wrist
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Clown, children and civil rights: How woman united people

When a smiling clown in a colorful costume joins hands with children, moods change and happiness arrives in that time and place
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Town fights for future rooted in art, history and culture

An antebellum courthouse, constructed in 1860, stands tall in the center of the Main Street Square in downtown Homer
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Man chooses to live his last days on the Mississippi River

After learning he had only three months to live, Wisconsin-native Kelly Phillips took a leap of faith into the Mississippi River, literally
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Dan Eastland is making custom knives in his Greenville shop

Dan Eastland is making custom knives in his shop right here in Greenville
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Boss gives car to student who walked 20 miles to get to work

A fresh round of Airport Improvement Program funding from the FAA means millions of dollars in grants for Alabama facilities, including $7 million for the Downtown Mobile Airport
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Tuscaloosa City Schools' Maxey makes Mount Kilimanjaro climb

For Andrew Maxey, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was originally about bringing attention to a cause he is passionate about: school libraries
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Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer-winning restaurant critic, dies

Jonathan Gold, who became the first restaurant critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, has died
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The Latest: Authorities say 1 killed in LA market standoff

Authorities say a woman was fatally wounded when a gunman being chased by police in Los Angeles fled into a supermarket and took hostages
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Hillary Clinton to help immigrants reuniting with children

Hillary Clinton is offering a helping hand to immigrants looking to reunite with their families
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Shooting suspect in standoff at LA market; 1 woman killed

Police believe a man involved in a standoff with officers at a Los Angeles supermarket had shot his grandmother and girlfriend earlier in the day
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2 children treated for possible carbon monoxide poisoning

Authorities say two children aboard a boat on a New Hampshire lake have been treated for possible carbon monoxide poisoning
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The Latest: Man who took hostages at supermarket in custody

A gunman who led police on a pursuit and then ran into a Los Angeles supermarket, holding bystanders inside hostage, has been taken into custody
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Shooting suspect in standoff at Los Angeles supermarket

Police believe a man involved in a standoff with officers at a Los Angeles supermarket had shot his grandmother and girlfriend earlier in the day
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NY firefighters wash off buildings near steam-pipe explosion

New York firefighters have sprayed the facades of buildings along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan's Flatiron District to wash off any asbestos from steam-pipe explosion
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Trump endorses Balderson for 12th Congressional District

President Donald Trump has endorsed state Sen. Troy Balderson for the 12th Congressional District
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Kavanaugh: Watergate tapes decision may have been wrong

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that Watergate tapes case may have been wrongly decided
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Wisconsin duck boat operators won't change operations

Officials at the two amphibious vehicle tour operators in the Wisconsin Dells say they have no plans to change the way they are operating
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The Latest: Witness reports seeing gunman who fled to market

A 91-year-old man is among those who escaped from a Los Angeles supermarket after a gunman ran inside
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VP Pence headlines Georgia rally in governor's race

Vice President Mike Pence headlines Georgia rally in support of Secretary of State Brian Kemp in his bid for governor
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Hillary Clinton is cheered at star-studded Central Park fest

Hillary Clinton was cheered Saturday in Central Park at a star-studded summer festival of conversation, music and food
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The Latest: Ex-NTSB chairman: Duck boats prone to accidents

Ex-NTSB chairman says duck boats should be banned from commercial recreational use
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Groups worry proposed power lines, towers will kill birds

Wildlife groups fear a proposed river crossing for a $2 billion power line project that will funnel wind and solar energy from rural spots in New Mexico and Arizona to larger markets in the American Southwest could be a death trap for migratory birds
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Trainer Jerry Bozzo, 97, gets win at Gulfstream Park

Trainer Jerry Bozzo, 97, has extended his record for being the oldest conditioner to win a horse race
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The Latest: NTSB looks at weather reports given to boat crew

NTSB: Inspectors trying to learn how information about a severe thunderstorm was conveyed to the crew of a tourist boat that capsized and killed 17 people on Missouri lake
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The Latest: LA standoff suspect suspected in double shooting

Police believe a man involved in a standoff with officers at a Los Angeles supermarket shot his grandmother and girlfriend before firing at officers during a pursuit, then crashing outside the supermarket and running inside the store
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Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

An Indiana woman whose nine family members were killed when a Missouri duck boat sank says the last thing she heard before a huge wave swept over them was her sister-in-law yelling, "Grab the baby!"
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Buzz Aldrin expected to be no-show at Apollo gala

Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is expected to be noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first moon-landing, even though his foundation is a sponsor and he typically is the star attraction.
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The Latest: Witnesses report shots were fired outside store

Bystanders in the area of a Los Angeles Trader Joe's that is surrounded by police and emergency vehicles say someone fired off gunshots outside
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Air Force fighter intercepts plane near Trump golf course

A U.S. Air Force fighter jet intercepted a small general aviation aircraft flying near President Donald Trump's private golf club Saturday
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Large police presence reported at Los Angeles supermarket

A large number of police and rescue personnel were responding to a Los Angeles supermarket, amid numerous media reports of possible gunshots
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Hillary Clinton appears at Central Park summer festival

Hillary Clinton was part of star-studded lineup at summer festival of conversation, music and food in New York's Central Park
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Police: Man shot at home by repairman during altercation

Surprise police say a man is dead after being shot during an altercation with a repairman who was doing some work at the home where the man lived
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NAACP, Mormon church partnering on initiatives in East Coast

The Mormon church is teaming up with the NAACP on a new education and employment program on the East Coast, an outgrowth from the first official meeting between the two groups in May
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Trump finds it 'inconceivable' lawyer would tape a client

Donald Trump says he finds it "inconceivable" that a lawyer would tape a client
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Investigation: Anchorage officer was justified in shooting

A state investigation has determined that an Anchorage police officer was justified in the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man after a reported stabbing near a mall
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Top judge: Courts step up efforts against sexual harassment

Arizona's top judge says the state's court system is stepping up efforts against sexual harassment involving judges and court employees
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Marana residents taking precautions against polluted water

Some residents of Marana are installing water-treatment systems and buying bottled water as alternatives to drinking polluted tap water
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Cuomo, lawmakers urge Senate to block Kavanaugh over guns

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in calling on the U.S. Senate to reject Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because of his expansive interpretation of gun rights and the Second Amendment
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Driver of car that plowed into Mardi Gras crowd released

Man who drove car into crowd at 2017 Mardi Gras parade, injuring dozens, released from prison after serving 17 months of 5-year sentence
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Survivors recount deadly Missouri duck boat sinking

An Indiana woman whose nine family members were killed when a Missouri duck boat sank says the last thing she heard before a huge wave swept over them was her sister-in-law yelling, "Grab the baby!"
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The Latest: Trump says lawyer taping him may be 'illegal'

Donald Trump says it may have been 'illlegal' for his personal lawyer to tape a conversation with him.
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Police shoot, wound suspect following California pursuit

Police in Southern California say officers shot and wounded a suspect following a brief car chase
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Yellowstone effort to eradicate lake trout shows progress

An extensive effort to capture and kill non-native lake trout in Yellowstone Lake is showing progress with fewer of the invasive fish being found
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GOP leader wants lawmakers to explain constitution changes

A leading Republic legislator doesn't like what he's seeing from the panel preparing possible constitutional amendments, and he wants North Carolina lawmakers to return to Raleigh soon for a special legislative session
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Reward offered after pregnant dolphin found shot to death

More than $6,000 is up for grabs after a pregnant dolphin was found shot to death in South Mississippi
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Jury sides with couple in disability discrimination lawsuit

A jury has sided with a Maui couple in a $1.9 million disability discrimination lawsuit against their condo association which fined them thousands of dollars for uncarpeted floors and attempted to sell their unit in foreclosure
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Candidate for Montgomery executive writes to assure Amazon

The Democratic nominee for Montgomery County executive has written to Amazon's owner that he will honor the county's commitments as the county seeks to lure the company's next headquarters
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Family, home still unfamiliar to Honduran baby

A baby who came to embody the Trump administration's family separation policy is back with his parents in Honduras after five months
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10-ton sculpture moved, carefully, across Los Angeles plaza

A 10-ton bronze sculpture that stood for a half-century in Los Angeles has been moved _ carefully _ about 100 feet (30 meters) across a downtown square as part of a $40 million renovation
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Crews working to restore power after storms hit Kentucky

Utility crews are working to restore power for tens of thousands of Kentuckians after the state was pounded by severe storms that toppled trees and power lines.
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Lift touches power line at industrial park, killing worker

Authorities say a lift touched a power line in an industrial park in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing a construction worker
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Idaho Fish and Game kill problem grizzly in eastern Idaho

Idaho officials say they shot and killed a grizzly bear in eastern Idaho that had become habituated to humans and posed a threat to public safety
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The Latest: Kavanaugh questioned Watergate tapes decision

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago the Watergate tapes case may have been wrongly decided
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Rauner names former general counsel to Illinois Racing Board

Gov. Bruce Rauner has named his former general counsel to serve on the Illinois Racing Board
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Suspect in 9 bank robberies kills self after one last holdup

Authorities say a California man suspected in multiple bank robberies throughout the state killed himself just hours after holding up one last bank
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Navy sailor killed at Pearl Harbor buried in California

More than 76 years after he was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, a Navy sailor has been laid to rest in Southern California
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