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425 Million Jackpot Draws Hopeful Lottery Ticket Buyers
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Powerball Jackpot Grows To $900 Million For Tonight’s Drawing

The estimated jackpot for tonight's Powerball drawing has grown to an estimated $900 million. The previous lottery jackpot record was the Mega Millions $656 million prize handed out in 2012. If you're the lone winner in tonight's drawing and opt for the one-time cash payout, you'll collect around $558 million. Good luck!

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President Obama Speaks In The East Room Of White House On Efforts To Reduce Gun Violence
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President Obama Announces New Measures to Reduce Gun Violence in Emotional Speech

At the White House on Tuesday, President Obama introduced 10 new provisions aimed at reducing the gun violence he says is plaguing the entire country, as evidenced by the spate of mass shootings that have occurred over the last several years.

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All Los Angeles Schools Closed Due to Bomb Threat

All schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District were closed Tuesday after officials received an "electronic threat."

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Chris Ring swims down the Mississippi River. (Photo: Legacies Alive)
Chris Ring swims down the Mississippi River. (Photo: Legacies Alive)
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Navy Veteran Completes Swim Down Mississippi River to Honor Fallen Heroes, Families

After six months Navy Veteran Chris Ring has become the first american to swim the Mississippi River. Yesterday (Friday) Ring ended his journey at the Head of Passes in Louisiana, where the river splits off in three directions.

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Mass Shooting In San Bernardino Leaves At Least 14 Dead
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14 Dead in Mass Shooting Event in San Bernardino, Calif.; 2 Suspects Dead — UPDATED

Another mass shooting shook the nation.

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Boston v North Dakota
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Choice for New UND Nickname: Fighting Hawks or Roughriders

The University of North Dakota has set a final runoff vote for a new nickname - Fighting Hawks or Roughriders. The university said Sunday those two names received the highest number of votes in a runoff election involving the top three nickname options from a preliminary vote.

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Shooting at Northern Arizona University Leaves 1 Dead

An overnight shooting on the campus of Northern Arizona University has left one person dead and three injured.

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Shooting at Oregon College Leaves 7-10 Dead, 20 Wounded [UPDATED]

There has reportedly been a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, in which at least 10 people were killed, with some outlets reporting a death toll of as high as 15. The suspect is in custody. It's unclear if he or she was injured.

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House Speaker John Boehner Announces His Resignation At The Capitol
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Speaker of the House John Boehner Will Resign in October; Next Speaker Uncertain

John Boehner will resign from his position as Speaker of the House of Representatives, as well as give up his congressional seat, at the end of October.

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Pope Francis Addresses Joint Meeting Of U.S. Congress
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Photos, Full Text and Video of Pope Francis’s Address to Congress

Pope Francis gave a historic address today when he spoke before a rare joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill Thursday morning. His speech (full text below) touched on numerous issues that have been heavily debated in Washington — climate change, the death penalty, religious freedom, immigration and more — but he focused often on the current refugee crisis in Europe.

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Photos From Pope Francis’s First Full Day in America — The National Mall, Midday Prayers & a Special Service

Photographs from the Pope's various activities on his first day in America.

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September 11 Memorial names with flag and roses
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How to Watch September 11 Memorial Ceremony Coverage Online

There are numerous choices for watching Friday's September 11 memorial ceremonies online. Here are a few of them.

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