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Politics In The News: Monday Roundup

Jun 20, 2016
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Europe's largest joint military exercise since the end of the Cold War rumbled to a close on Friday in Poland. More than 30,000 troops from across the North Atlantic Treaty Organization were there to send a message to Russia.

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At the corner of 18th and Castro in San Francisco's predominantly gay Castro district, there's an impromptu memorial for the Orlando, Fla., shooting victims: candles, flowers and signs that read "Love Conquers Hate" and "You Only Make Us Stronger."

Daniel Kobetitisch, a student, solemnly watches the memorial for several minutes.

"I think it's such a horrific event, and unfortunately it scares us all, so," he says.

That fear, he says, extends to his plans to attend San Francisco's Pride Parade in two weeks. Kobetitisch says he'll be there, but with some hesitation.

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Ohio Woman Foils Kidnapping With Perfume

Jun 16, 2016
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2,000-Year-Old Butter Discovered In Ireland

Jun 16, 2016
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With near universal literacy and long life expectancy, the small Indian state of Kerala is a model for the rest of India.

In recent weeks, however, the small state tucked at the bottom of the country has been in the spotlight for what its glowing human development indicators do not reveal.

It sometimes takes an awful event to uncover maladies beneath the surface, and here, it was the savage murder of an underprivileged law student.

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Beehive Hair Designer Dies At 98

Jun 15, 2016
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Reaction To Orlando Attack

Jun 15, 2016
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Cowboy Apprehends Suspected Bike Thief

Jun 14, 2016
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