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El Faro had leaks, other issues, ex-crew members say

Three former crew members of El Faro, a ship that apparently sank during Hurricane Joaquin, told CNN the ship had structural problems and questioned whether it should have sailed with a major storm in the region.

The 40-year-old cargo ship never made ...

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Walter Scott's family reaches $6.5 million settlement in SC

The family of the late Walter Scott and the city of North Charleston, South Carolina, have reached a $6.5 million settlement.

The North Charleston City Council approved the settlement on Thursday night.

Scott was fatally shot on April 4 by former Nor...

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The campaign to draft Paul Ryan as speaker

Rep. Paul Ryan has repeatedly indicated he is not running for speaker of the House, even as heavy hitters --- including retiring Speaker John Boehner -- urge him to reconsider.

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Several injured in Washington state dam explosion

Several employees of the Priest Rapids Dam in Washington state were injured Thursday in an explosion, NBC News reported.

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Train hero Spencer Stone stabbed in Sacramento

Just weeks ago, U.S. Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone was tending to stab wounds after famously helping thwart a gun attack on a European train, feted internationally as a hero.

On Thursday he was in serious condition at a California hospital, having be...

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3 dead after Louisiana gas plant explosion

An explosion rippled through a natural gas facility Thursday in south Louisiana, killing three people and sparking a fire that was still burning more than six hours later, authorities said.

McCarthy leaves after stepping out of Speaker race

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Conservatives celebrate Kevin McCarthy shocker

House conservatives have chafed under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team since the GOP took over the majority in 2011. Now, they have their double revenge.

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AT&T turns on Wi-Fi Calling for iPhone users

If you're an AT&T customer with an iPhone 6 or newer -- you can now make calls over Wi-Fi.

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Oklahoma delays further executions

Oklahoma will delay any further executions as officials investigate how the wrong drug may have been used in the execution of Charles Warner back in January.

In a statement Thursday, Gov. Mary Fallin said the mix-up came to light after state officials...

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Kevin McCarthy drops out of speaker race

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race to succeed Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, a shocking move that throws the House into chaos.

The move came without warning as House Republicans were in a closed-door meeting to select thei...

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