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Shakespeare: The key to prison reform?

California is using Shakespeare to change the culture in prison, hoping hardcore criminals will become better inmates and, eventually, productive citizens.

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Texas river expected to crest at record level Tuesday

Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties are bracing for more flooding on Monday along a river that is expected to crest at a record level

Closing arguments to begin in Peterson murder-for-hire trial

The murder-for-hire trial of former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson is winding down

Coincidence leads to an Arlington burial for WWII Marine

A New York Marine whose remains were discovered more than 70 years after he died in a Pacific battle is being buried at Arlington National Cemetery

North Korea Reportedly Tried To Launch Another Missile And Failed

South Korean officials told outlets the launch happened in the early morning hours on Tuesday local time.

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Are Hot Dogs a Sandwich?

The age old question "Are hotdogs a sandwich?" has been answered by the good folks at Merriam-Webster. Hotdogs might technically be a sandwich, but the world does not agree. Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) reports.

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Some Airlines Don't Think Venezuela Is Worth The Trip

A drop-off in ticket demand is at least partially to blame.

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Polish justice minister revives Polanski extradition drive

Poland's justice minister is reviving an effort to have filmmaker Roman Polanski extradited to the U.S., where he is wanted in a nearly 40-year-old case

2 arrested, 2 injured in Miami-Dade police shooting

Two Miami-Dade police officers fired at a sports utility vehicle during a traffic stop on Memorial Day

NFL's Cam Newton brings Nickelodeon series to White House

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton scores for new Nickelodeon series that launches Friday

Eric Holder Gives Snowden Props For Performing A 'Public Service'

During a CNN podcast, the former attorney general said whistleblower Edward Snowden raised an important debate.

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Dozens shot, 6 dead following Chicago weekend violence

Gun violence has marked the unofficial start of summer in Chicago, where dozens have been shot and six have been killed over Memorial Day weekend

EU links up with Twitter, tech firms to combat hate speech

The European Union's executive arm says it's reached agreement with some of the world's biggest social media firms, including Facebook and Twitter, on how to combat the spread of hate speech

Parade canceled, NY band performs on WWII veteran's lawn

Members of a New York community band didn't let the cancellation of a Memorial Day parade stop them from paying tribute to a recently stricken World War II veteran

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Verizon Workers Score Major Wins With The Deal To End Their Strike

After almost seven weeks, a union representing Verizon workers agreed in principle on a contract. Verizon made several major concessions in the deal.

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Donald Trump to release veterans' fundraiser details

Donald Trump will hold a news conference to provide a full accounting of a veterans' fundraiser in January, the presumptive Republican nominee said.

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Australia to sell bitcoins confiscated as proceeds of crime

An official says about $13 million in bitcoins will be auctioned in Sydney in June after Australian police confiscated the digital currency as proceeds of crime

'Batman' battles mosquitoes in your backyard

Fearful of mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, residents of Nashville have turned to Jay Lee's pesticide-free pest control idea: putting up a bat house.

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Director: Zoo safe despite shooting of gorilla to save boy

The Ohio zoo where a gorilla was fatally shot to protect a 4-year-old boy who entered its exhibit says the zoo remains safe for the 1.6 million people who visit each year

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Rape allegation, race, glare of national media divide town

A small Idaho town is struggling with the national attention brought by reports that a black high school football player was raped by three teammates

Former Chad President Sentenced To Life For Crimes Against Humanity

Hissène Habré was found guilty of torture, rape, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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Syrian Opposition's Top Negotiator Resigns, Abandoning Peace Talks

The resignation of Mohammed Alloush will likely make it even harder to find a peaceful resolution to Syria's civil war.

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France braces for more strikes, gas shortage continues

France is bracing for new strikes this week, though its gasoline shortage situation was stable on Tuesday, with six out of height refineries blocked or partially disrupted by protests against a labor law

Big CAT scan: LSU mascot Mike the Tiger in cancer treatment

Call it a big CAT scan: Louisiana State University's live tiger mascot was sedated this past weekend and had a CT scan at the human cancer center where he'll be treated for a rare cancer