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Far-right rally in Portland met by anti-fascist protesters

A rally of far-right groups was met by a large counterdemonstration in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday. Fears that the showdown would turn violent prompted some downtown businesses to close and led to a massive police presence. At least 13 people were arrested, according to Lt. Tina Jones of the Portland Police Bureau. Six people, including […]

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Pilot reported problems before crash that killed New Orleans TV anchor

A stunt pilot whose plane crashed in New Orleans last week, killing him and a local television journalist, reported unspecified problems shortly after taking off, federal officials said Saturday. The pilot, Franklin J.P. Augustus, had been cleared to return to New Orleans’ Lakefront Airport when the aircraft struck the ground in a nearby field, the […]

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Alabama girl wore tux for senior portrait. Her school yearbook left her picture out.

An Alabama high school student who wore a tuxedo for her senior portrait instead of the traditional black drape for girls received her yearbook only to discover that her photo was missing. Holley Gerelds, who graduated this year from Springville High School, told in Birmingham that she wanted to be herself in her senior portrait […]

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Airport worker fired for slipping ‘you ugly’ note to traveler

A security screener at a New York airport is out of a job after slipping a note to a traveler that read: “you ugly.” Neal Strassner was going through a security checkpoint at Greater Rochester International Airport in late June when the security guard handed him a torn piece of paper with those words scrawled […]

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Airport travel delays after U.S. Customs computer outage

International travelers were waiting in long entry lines at some of the nation’s busiest airports Friday because of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection computer outage, authorities said. By early evening Friday, the CBP tweeted, “Affected systems are coming back online and travelers are being processed.” “There is no indication the disruption was malicious in […]

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U.S. seeking to seize Iranian tanker detained in Gibraltar

The U.S. has filed a warrant to seize all oil aboard an Iranian oil tanker impounded in Gibraltar last month as well as nearly $1 million, according to federal court documents unsealed on Friday. The seizure warrant and forfeiture complaint is based on the International Emergency Economic Powers Act as well as other statutes that […]

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Leaked U.K. memos warn of food and drug shortages in Brexit chaos

Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31, according to The Sunday Times. The newspaper published what it said were three pages worth of “planning assumptions” detailing what the British government expects in the […]