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'It Was Just So Quick... There Was So Much Blood': Wife Describes Husband's Murder On Greenpoint Street

11 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

The Friday night killing of a 42-year-old man on a Greenpoint street shocked the neighborhood. A neighbor lamented to the Daily News, "This stuff has to stop. This is his blood pouring down the street in this water. This is a peaceful neighborhood, this is a peaceful city, and we have to stop hurting each other." [ more › ]

Sunday Poll: Will You Be In The Path of Totality Tomorrow?

Tomorrow is the big day, the total solar eclipse. For months, state highway officials from 14 states have been meeting regularly via conference call to plan for – or more importantly try to head off– what could be the largest traffic jam in U.S. history Monday, when an estimated 200...

‘You can do this’: Program gives students advice and funding to get through college

D.C. College Access Program seeks to boost higher education goals in nation’s capital

This petition wants to replace a Confederate monument with hometown hero Missy Elliott

Take white supremacy, 'flip it and reverse it' the petition says, arguing for the replacement of the Portsmouth, Va., monument.

Barcelona van attack suspect may have crossed into France - police

Spanish police hunting for a suspect after the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people said on Sunday they could not rule out that he had slipped over the border into France.

Weekly Blueprint

Hello folks, I hope you're having a good weekend. I'm just tagging in quickly today to share a roundup of ideas for this week. Enjoy, enjoy! Monday August 21: View the partial Solar Eclipse from Robbins Farm Park (Arlington) August 21:...Show More Summary

Extremism is surging. To beat it, we need young hearts and minds | Scott Atran

There is no clash of civilisations but a crisis of cultures – and the key to healing them is youth The last of the shellshocked were being evacuated as I headed back toward Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s famed tourist-filled walkway whereShow More Summary

Some blacks in Prince William County are grateful to Corey Stewart. Others are deeply suspicious.

NAACP chapter condemns the fiery Republican’s aggressive stance on Confederate monumentsm, while residents of Carver Road praise him for fighting to protect their historic community.

CAR refugees and Chadian locals have access to health clinics, but not medication

The Chadian government, working with the United Nations and various aid agencies, are trying to provide healthcare to the Central African Republic refugees, returnees, and the local population in southern Chad. Typical ailments include malaria, flu, and diarrhea. Health care workers are available for everyone, but medication is in scarce supply.

Thousands stranded after fire disrupts Nice-Marseille trainline

Over 3,000 travellers in southern France spent Saturday night camped out in train stations after a bush fire cut off a busy route between Marseille and the resort.

Total solar eclipse weather forecast as of Aug. 20

For eclipse-viewing: The West is best, with more clouds in the Midwest and Southeast.

CAR refugees and returnees in Chad suffer on one meal a day

Central African returnees and refugees living in southern Chad are trying to scrape by on one meal a day to feed their families, but are suffering in the process. They say that they have been forgotten by the international donor community, but the World Food Program has such limited resources due to lack of funding.

Video Shows Car Doing Donuts, Crashing Into Crowd At K-Mart Parking Lot

13 minutes agoUnited States / Los Angeles : LAist

The incident happened at an event that was reportedly organized by a car hobbyist group. [ more › ]

During the solar eclipse, let's not forget about the moon

The moon will be arranging itself in the prime position to allow us earthlings this awesome spectacle.

Comedian Jerry Lewis Dies At 91

14 minutes agoUnited States / Los Angeles : LAist

He was known for his partnership with Dean Martin, as well as movies such as "The Nutty Professor." [ more › ]

Jerry Lewis, comedian, telethon host, dies at 91 in Las Vegas

Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as...

Iraqi forces advance on Isis-held city of Tal Afar

Military leaders are confident of recapturing one of the last remaining Islamic State strongholds in the country but humanitarian groups fear for civilians Iraqi forces have pushed into the outskirts of one of the last Islamic State-held...Show More Summary

Syria: Bashar al-Assad rejects security cooperation with west

Assad praises Russia, Iran, China and Hezbollah for supporting government as shell kills several at international fair The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, has railed against the west, saying any security cooperation with western nations or the reopening of their embassies would not happen until they cut ties with opposition and insurgent groups. Show More Summary

Teacher at elite Brentwood School accused of sexually assaulting a student

A female teacher at the elite Brentwood School has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with an underage teenage student, authorities said. Aimee Palmitessa, 45, was taken into custody Friday by detectives and is being held at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Detention Center, said Tony Im, a spokesman...

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