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Lyft to Develop Its Own Self-driving Car Technology

Lyft Inc has formed a self-driving car division, company executives said, a bold investment for the second-largest U.S. ride-services firm as it jockeys for position in the highly competitive autonomous vehicle race. (more…)

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Thousands Evacuated from Central California Homes as Wildfires Blaze Across West U.S.

A 25,000-acre wildfire in central California, one of three dozen major blazes burning across the U.S. West, threatened hundreds of homes and businesses on Wednesday after forcing the evacuation of about 5,000 residents. (more…)

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Model Miranda Kerr Shares First Pictures of her Fairytale Backyard Wedding To Billionaire Snapchat Founder Evan Spiegel

Miranda Kerr's backyard wedding to Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel was tasteful and intimate - with just 45 friends and family watching as the couple exchanged their vows. (more…)

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15 Marines, 1 Navy Sailor Killed in Mississippi Military Plane Crash Mourned by FamiliesMarines and a Navy sailor

The 15 Marines and a Navy sailor killed in a military plane crash earlier this week in Mississippi came from around the country. Six of the Marines and the sailor were from an elite Marine Raider battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. (more…)

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LISTEN: Samford U Refuses Funding From Baptist Convention Over LGBT Student Group (UCNN 07/12/17)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/samford-u-refuses-funding-from-baptist-convention-over-lgbt-student-group-ucnn-071217 1. CP - Samford University, a top-ranked private Christian University in Birmingham, Alabama, announced Friday that it will not accept an expected annual $3 million funding allocation from the Alabama Baptist State Convention starting Jan. 1, 2018, after a tense exchange over an LGBT student group. A release from the

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LISTEN: 16 Dead After Military Plane Crashes in Mississippi (UCNN 07/11/17)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/16-dead-after-military-plane-crashes-in-mississippi-ucnn-071117 1. Clarion Ledger - A military refueling aircraft crashed Monday afternoon in a soybean field in Leflore County, killing at least 16 and leaving a debris field five miles in radius, officials said. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Lee Smithson said the plane crashed on the Sunflower-Leflore county line. Leflore

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WATCH: Teen Girl Tells of Being Punched by Police, Bitten by K9, and Arrested After Being Mistaken for Machete-Wielding Black Man

A black 19-year-old girl was punched in the mouth by an officer, bitten by a police K9 and arrested last month after an officer said he mistook her for a 180-pound bald man suspected of threatening people with a machete at a nearby grocery store. (more…)

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British Man, 2 Americans Killed Fighting Against ISIS in Syria

A British man has been killed alongside two Americans fighting against Islamic State in Syria. (more…)

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