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White House Offers Up $300 Million to Fix Detroit's Blight

It'll be used to tear down abandoned houses and build smaller, affordable housing.

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Russia to Back Off on Anti-Gay Laws During the Sochi Olympics

The concession is not about actually respecting gay rights, but "to be as politically correct and tolerant as we can be."

Someone Threw Paint on the Lincoln Memorial

The memorial was closed Friday morning after it was discovered that someone had vandalized the iconic statue in the middle of the night.

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Death Toll Rises to 78 in Spanish Rail Disaster

Firefighters described a grisly scene that looked like "hell," with train cars torn in half and dozens trapped under burning wreckage.

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The Worst of Last Night's Firework Disasters

Cities and towns all over America lit up the skies with their Fourth of July fireworks shows, but not all of them were so delightful.

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San Francisco Bay Area Braces for a Transit Strike

The city's notoriously tough commutes are about to get a lot harder.

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Turkey's Protests Just Might End Peacefully

Officials suspend plans to raze Gezi Park.

Reuters

Inspector of Collapsed Philadelphia Building Committed Suicide

He had visited the Market Street demolition site several times in the last few months and had declared it safe.

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Elon Musk's Mad Genius Idea to Reinvent Long-Distance Travel

His pie-in-the-sky underground bullet train that would zoom people across the country in hours instead of days

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Boston, Suburbs on Lockdown; a 'Terrifying Scene'

All transit has been suspended; residents urged to remain in their homes. Police are conducting a door-to-door manhunt for second bombing suspect.

Reuters

More Than Half of America's Rivers Are Very Polluted

A new report by the EPA found that the majority of rivers and streams can't support healthy aquatic life.

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Bloomberg Swaps the War on Soda for the War on Cigarettes

The mayor is pushing a new city law that would force retailers to keep all their cigarettes stocked out of public view

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Gigantic Sinkhole Swallows an Entire Bedroom

The hole underneath the house is estimated to be more than 100 feet wide, but it is not visible from outside the house.

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A Truck Filled With Fireworks Explodes, Destroys Highway

The blast was so strong it sent some cars flying off the bridge, and still more trucks were found crushed underneath the debris.

Superhero Mayor Cory Booker Strikes Again

He saved a freezing dog.

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Scenes From London's Fiery Helicopter Crash

Two people were killed after a copter collided with a construction crane and fell to the street in Central London.

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Terrifying Images of the Australian Wildfires

Record-setting high temperatures combined with painfully dry conditions have sparked hundreds of brushfires across the country.

Reuters

Inauguration Day in D.C. Is Being Planned Like a Giant Board Game

A 40-by-60 foot map is helping organizers plot parade routes, choose muster locations, everything.

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Is Cory Booker's Star Fading?

An attempted power grab nearly started a riot at the Newark City Council meeting.