Thomas Sutherland, Held Hostage for 6 Years in Lebanon, Dies at 85 — KTLA

Thomas Sutherland, who was held hostage in Lebanon for more than six years, died Saturday in Fort Collins, Colorado, according to Colorado State University, where he’d been a professor. He was 85. Sutherland was dean of agriculture at the American University of Beirut when eight gunmen abducted him on June 9, 1985. He was released…

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7 People Charged With Aiding Florida Murder Suspect Escape

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two more alleged accomplices have been arrested for playing roles in the escape from a crowded Florida courtroom last week of a murder suspect who has been re-arrested,…

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NBA All-Star Moved From Charlotte Due To LGBT Laws

The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. The …

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Little Known Black History Fact: Eartha Kitt And Lady Bird Johnson

In 1968, the Vietnam War divided the United States. That year, the late actress/dancer Eartha Kitt lashed out at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s wife, Lady Bird Johnson, after she was asked abo…

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Dallas Police Department Sees Surge in Applications After Mass Shooting — TIME

The Dallas Police Department has seen job applications surge threefold following the mass shooting that killed five officers earlier this month. The department received 467 job applications in the 12 days after the July 7 shooting, Reuters reported on Friday, citing city officials. That number represents a 344% increase from just 136 applications during 12…

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Mother of Ambassador Killed in Benghazi Attack Asks Donald Trump to Stop Using His Name — TIME

The mother of the late U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens—who was killed in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya—has called for an “immediate and permanent stop” to the use of her son’s name by GOP leaders and Donald Trump in his presidential campaign, calling the practice…

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Trump Pulls Nearly Even With Clinton After Republican Convention — Fortune

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has pulled nearly even with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for the first time since May, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken over the course of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week. The July 18-22 national online poll found that 41% of likely voters supported Clinton, while 38 percent…

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