West Point time capsule mystery takes a twist: There was something in there after all
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by Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press
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Mixed in with dirt found inside the lead box, U.S. Military officials found some coins dating from 1795 to 1828 and an 1826 medal.        ..read more
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Many homeless among dead in fire in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Authorities say at least 64 people died in Johannesburg when a nighttime fire ripped through a multi-story building that had been used by homeless people. An emergency services spokesperson said another 43 people were injured in the blaze that broke out at about 1 a.m. on Thursday.        ..read more
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Andrew Lester in court, charged with shooting Black teen Ralph Yarl for ringing doorbell
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by Krystal Nurse, USA TODAY
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Kansas City Police charged Lester with first-degree assault in the shooting and he could face up to life in prison if convicted.        ..read more
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Rare blue supermoon dazzles stargazers around the world
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A rare blue supermoon - the closest full moon of the year - dazzled stargazers Wednesday night. It was the second full moon of August, thus the blue label. And it was unusually close to Earth, therefore a supermoon. (Aug. 31) (AP Video/Thanassis Stavrakis, Juan Arraez, Helena Alves, Sebabatso Mosamo)        ..read more
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South Korean and US military hold training exercises
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South Korean and US militaries held a wet gap crossing drill in Cheorwon near the border with North Korea on Thursday, the last day of the annual Ulchi Freedom Shield exercise. (Aug. 31) (AP video/Yong Jun Chang)        ..read more
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'I'm disgusted': Pastors criticize Baptist seminary for 'hidden' marker noting ties to slavery
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by Andrew Wolfson, USA TODAY NETWORK
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Southern's president, R. Albert Mohler Jr. promised a "major marker" acknowledging the Baptist seminary's founders owned slaves, but where did it go?        ..read more
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Mongolia to grab world's attention during papal visit
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Mongolia prepares for Pope Francis visit to one of world's tiniest and newest Catholic communities. (Aug. 31)(AP video/Wayne Zhang)        ..read more
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'We will be back': Covenant families disappointed in Tennessee special session, vow to press ahead
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by Angele Latham, USA TODAY NETWORK
10M ago
Parents of Covenant students spoke emotionally with reporters after the end of the special session, vowing to return at the next legislative session.        ..read more
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Some US airports strive to assist fliers with dementia
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Over the last few years nearly a dozen US airports have modified their facilities and operations to aid travelers with dementia or hidden disabilities. (Aug. 31) (AP video: Mike Pesoli)        ..read more
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Gabon mutineers appoint military leader after coup
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Mutinous soldiers in Gabon have proclaimed their republican guard chief Gen. Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema as the country's leader after ousting just-reelected President Ali Bongo Ondimba. (Aug. 31)        ..read more
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