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90-year-old shocked by huge four-figure water bill

Elaine Walkowiak is 90 years old and lives alone, but her water bill from last winter was enough to shock a large family.

Tucker Carlson wrongly tells his viewers the country's white supremacy problem 'is a hoax'

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Jupiter, Saturn and the moon to line up in night sky this week

The night skies in August are full of celestial wonders, including bright planets and a meteor shower.

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Chicago mayor slams Ivanka Trump for 'misleading' tweets about the city's recent gun violence

Chicago's Democratic mayor is pushing back against Ivanka Trump's "misleading" tweets about recent gun violence in the city, assailing President Donald Trump's daughter for getting several facts wrong.

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Gold climbs to six-year high and bond yields collapse as fears of a global slowdown mount

Frazzled investors are rushing to buy gold and government bonds as fears of a global recession, sparked by a trade war, grow more real.

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Woman to donate kidney to colleague

Bryan Lee knew one day he would need a new kidney, but he didn't know that day would come so soon.

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Critics question whether Trump visit to El Paso and Dayton is helping the healing

President Donald Trump is traveling Wednesday to the scenes of back-to-back mass shootings that stunned the nation and left at least 31 people dead, but his appearances in Ohio and Texas aren't being well received by all local officials -- some of whom say it would be best if the commander in chief avoided their grief-stricken cities.

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Can more money prevent mass murder? Authorities look to more monitoring after shootings

Federal authorities would not have known earlier this summer that William Patrick Williams had threatened to "shoot up" a Lubbock, Texas, hotel where he was staying and had amassed weapons, ammunition and tactical gear were it not for Williams' grandmother.

Woman dies from Legionnaires' disease after staying at Atlanta Sheraton

A gunman fatally shot three people at a location in the 4900 of Isle Royal Court unincorporated Stone Mountain.

Three people fatally shot, gunman flees scene then commits suicide

A gunman fatally shot three people at a location in the 4900 of Isle Royal Court unincorporated Stone Mountain.

Trump undercuts plea for unity with return to political attacks

President Donald Trump called for unity during a prepared White House address in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend, but ahead of his trip to visit the communities impacted by gun violence, the consoler-in-chief was back to wedging a partisan divide on Twitter and in front of cameras.

Milo Ventimiglia says he was told he's too old to play 'Batman'

Usually it's women Hollywood rejects for being too old. Forget to Botox and you're playing someone's grandmother.

Man says he blacked out, molesting 2 boys under the age of 10

An Independence man has been charged with entering a stranger's home and molesting two boys under the age of 10 on Sunday.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's Boston-area mansion was just listed for a cool $39,500,000

Tom Brady's $40 million Boston mansion was listed for sale Tuesday morning, fueling rumors that the six-time Super Bowl champion is leaving New England -- and maybe football, too.

Obama remembers Toni Morrison as a 'national treasure'

Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday honored the life and legacy of author Toni Morrison, who died Monday night at the age of 88.

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US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman resigns

US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has submitted his resignation letter to President Donald Trump and plans to move back home to Utah, according to a source familiar with his thinking.

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Trump sues over California law forcing candidates to turn over tax returns

President Donald Trump sued California Tuesday challenging a state law that requires candidates for president to disclose income tax returns before they can appear on the state's primary ballot.

Garfield has a new owner: Nickelodeon

Viacom is purr-chasing Garfield. The media conglomerate announced Tuesday that it's buying Paws Inc., the company that owns the rights to Garfield. Viacom has big plans for the lasagna-loving cat, including new merchandise and an animated television show for its children's cable network Nickelodeon.

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How to stop your Alexa voice recordings from being reviewed by a human

Digital voice assistants like Amazon's Alexa have become household staples. But recent reports that they're listening more often than people realize, and recording snippets of conversations that are sometimes reviewed by humans, have people once again worried about their privacy.

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Apple's credit card is here, but most people can't use one yet

Five months after it was announced, Apple's first credit card is now available — but not to everyone.

Mariah Carey posts a picture with 'President Clinton' in what appears to be a diss at Trump

Mariah Carey is giving praise to the person she calls President of the United States. It's just not Donald Trump.

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New Zealand introduces bill to legalize abortion

New Zealand's justice minister, Andrew Little, introduced a bill on Monday aimed at legalizing abortion in the country.

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Blaming mass shootings on mental illness is 'inaccurate' and 'stigmatizing,' experts say

President Donald Trump described a weekend of two mass shootings — one in El Paso, Texas, and the other in Dayton, Ohio — as a "mental illness problem."

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Alejandro Bedoya on US gun violence: 'More needs to be done'

When Alejandro Bedoya woke up on Sunday to news of another mass shooting in the US, the second within 13 hours, he said it ran non-stop through his mind. For the Philadelphia Union captain, it hit home; he grew up in Weston, Florida -- which is not far from the spot of the Parkland, Florida, shooting.

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A millionaire charged in his wife's murder has been caught after more than four years on the run

A California millionaire has been arrested after spending more than four years on the run as a suspect in his wife's death, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said Monday.

Districts to install cameras to catch drivers passing school buses

A new law allows school districts to install stop-arm cameras on school buses to catch drivers illegally passing stopped buses. Governor Cuomo signed the law Tuesday morning.

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AOC calls out Mitch McConnell for photo showing young men with cardboard cutout of her

A photo of a group of young men wearing "Team Mitch" t-shirts -- as sign of support for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell -- appearing to kiss and mock choke a cardboard cutout of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is drawing sharp criticism from the freshman Democratic congresswoman.

Former Obama national security adviser says Trump's 'raw racism' is a global issue

Former national security adviser Susan Rice slammed President Donald Trump in an op-ed for The New York Times, writing that his "raw racism" is a global issue.

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Local salon caters to children with special needs

With school starting up soon in Green Country, parents want their kids to look and feel their best with a fresh haircut but it's not an easy task for many families.

'Blood was just everywhere;' Owner says neighbor shot her dog for no reason

A woman is searching for answers after she said her service dog was shot by a neighbor in North City.

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South Carolina girl, 5, is missing after her mother was killed, police say

A 5-year old South Carolina girl is missing after her mother was found killed in their apartment early Monday evening, the Sumter Police Department said Tuesday.

Gigi Hadid may be killing Tyler Cameron's 'Bachelor' chances

Plenty of viewers would like to see Tyler Cameron as the next "The Bachelor." But he may be otherwise occupied.

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Nipsey Hussle to Be Memorialized with Tower Outside of Marathon Clothing in Los Angeles

According to, Nipsey Hussle’s long-time partner, Lauren London, recently announced via Instagram that a monument in Hussle’s honor is going to be erected outside his Marathon Clothing store in Hyde Park.

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Gwyneth Paltrow is now ready to move in with her husband

Gwyneth Paltrow has decided it's time to make her husband her roommate. The Goop founder took a walk down memory lane for InStyle, reminiscing on the different chapters of her life, from living in London with ex-husband Chris Martin to her current relationship with husband Brad Falchuk.

Obama takes on hate and Trump takes on Obama

It is a strange fact of unfolding American history that the country's first black President should be followed in office by a President who has openly said racist things.

'The Baby-Sitters Club' casts Alicia Silverstone and Mark Feuerstein

Alicia Silverstone and Mark Feuerstein have joined the cast of Netflix's "The Baby-Sitters Club," the streaming channel's upcoming contemporary take on author Ann M. Martin's beloved young adult series.

Toni Morrison lit the way to guide us out of our troubles

Toni Morrison's death this week at 88 comes at a fraught moment, when the country feels trapped in a hornets' nest of racist rage and violence. America is being summoned, yet again, to atone for its original sin, white supremacy.

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Toni Morrison, 'Beloved' author and Nobel laureate, dies at 88

Toni Morrison, author of seminal works of literature on the black experience such as "Beloved," "Song of Solomon" and "Sula" and the first African-American woman to win a Nobel Prize, has died, her publisher Knopf confirmed to CNN.

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Bam Margera's emotional plea for help answered by Dr. Phil

Bam Margera needs help and he's asking Dr. Phil for his expertise.

Olivia Newton-John doesn't want to know how long she has to live

As she battles cancer for the third time, Olivia Newton-John is not focusing on how much time she may have left. The 70-year-old singer and actress sat down with "60 Minutes Australia" to talk about living with stage 4 breast cancer.

'Atlanta' renewed for another season by FX

"Atlanta" Season 4 is happening. FX is standing by its award-winning comedy with an order for an additional season, the network announced Tuesday.

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Toni Morrison's works spoke to a generation of us

As a little black girl who didn't always want to be black, Toni Morrison at once understood me and shamed me.

Neighbors blame no air conditioning for man's death

People who are living at the "Tides on Rail" apartment complex in Phoenix are fed up. They say certain buildings have been without air conditioning since last Friday and it's not getting repaired.

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Elizabeth Warren wants to change the bankruptcy code. Here's what that could mean for American workers

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren wants to change the way bankruptcy works in America.

Kacey Musgraves says lawmakers 'murderously ignore' the gun problem in America

Kacey Musgraves dedicated her Sunday night set at Lollapalooza "to everyone who has the bravery to even show up to a music festival," a reference to the 2017 massacre at a Las Vegas country music fest, and this weekend's two mass shootings El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Moms raise money for teacher school supplies

Getting classrooms ready for the new school year can get pricey, and many teachers pay out of pocket for their own supplies.

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'Mom, it's happening again!' Two mass shootings leave El Paso residents wondering if anywhere is safe

The Walmart massacre had shattered the sense of peace and security that typically surrounds this border town. Now the shock and fear was being magnified by another unexplained massacre 1,600 miles away.

Black moms launch campaign against racism in schools

The first day of school is close and a group of parents are hoping to see change.

Khalid announces benefit concert for El Paso

One of the hottest artists in the music industry will perform in the wake of tragedy in his adopted hometown of El Paso, Texas.

Police ask for witnesses after 6-year-old was thrown from 10th floor of London's Tate Modern

London police are asking for witnesses after a six-year-old boy was thrown from the 10th floor viewing platform at the Tate Modern gallery on Sunday.