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A Tale of Murder, Voodoo, and One of America’s Most Enigmatic Writers

Casey Cep’s Furious Hours chronicles Harper Lee’s lost true crime book.
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$8 million in drugs seized in largest heroin bust in Georgia's history, officials say
An Atlanta man has been indicted on federal charges related to the largest heroin bust in Georgia's history, according to officials.
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L.A. County offering money to renters affected by COVID-19 pandemic
The assistance is available to residents who live outside of the city of Los Angeles, with much of the money being directed to specific zip codes identified as especially in need of relief.
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Louboutin ex-exec selling $2.75M Brooklyn penthouse
Alexandra Rose has an eye for stilettos — and stylish apartments.
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Dog cut on rusty pipe while on school's field
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Family: Funeral home put wrong body in casket
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Private school plans outdoor, camp-like class
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Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new California estate
There's also a two-bed guest house, perfect for Markle's mom Doria.
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Payroll firm founder pleads guilty to $100M scheme
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Highway department wins honor for beaver barrier
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Some out-of-state students can't live on-campus
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West Nile Virus detected in sentinel chicken
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School closes after more than 12 COVID-19 cases
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Pence tells 'Hannity' he 'can't wait' to debate Kamala Harris, says voters' choice 'could not be clearer'
Presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris has "embraced the agenda of the radical left," Vice President Mike Pence told "Hannity" Wednesday, adding that he "can't wait" for the Oct. 7 vice presidential debate in Utah.
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Renowned climate change scientist dead after falling into crevasse in Greenland
A renowned Swiss-American climate change scientist died after falling into a crevasse while conducting research on ice in Greenland, authorities and reports said Wednesday. Konrad Steffen, director of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), was working near Ilulissat on Saturday when he was reported missing, police said. A rescue operation...
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Nets bracing for showdown with red-hot Damian Lillard
The Nets are bracing for dominant Damian Lillard and his desperate Trail Blazers. And even if Brooklyn couldn’t care less about playing spoiler, they’re trying to close out the regular season right and head to the playoffs on a good note. Holding Lillard under 60 would be a step. “We’ll appreciate our own lawn. We’ll...
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Indiana school district providing dozens of Wi-Fi buses for students without internet
A school district in Indiana, trying to ensure all students have access to the internet for virtual learning, said it's sending 35 WiFi-equipped buses across town during school hours.
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Touting Kamala Harris as a moderate is a liberal dose of deception: Devine
The New York Times was quick out of the blocks with the Democratic pitch that Kamala Harris is a “pragmatic moderate.” It’s pulling your leg. Joe Biden’s running mate had the most liberal voting record in the Senate last year — surpassing even Bernie Sanders — according to government watchdog GovTrack. Harris advocates late-term abortion,...
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AMC plans to open about two-thirds of U.S. theaters by September 3
The company hopes to reopen more than 100 U.S. theaters by August 20.
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From Google to garbage disposal: the environmentalist cleaning up India's lakes
When Arun Krishnamurthy was a teenager, he witnessed a pond near his home in the suburbs of Chennai, India, fill up with trash.
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Dallas Cowboys to sign four-time Pro Bowl defensive end Everson Griffen
The Cowboys have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Pro Bowl defensive end Everson Griffin, who'd spent the previous 10 seasons with the Vikings.        
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China claims HHS Secretary Azar turned his back on Americans dying from coronavirus
China says the U.S. has turned its backs on the American people during the coronavirus, instead choosing “political posturing,” just one day after U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar praised Taiwan’s coronavirus response.
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Islanders’ penalties nearly cost them against Capitals
The Islanders’ game plan to keep the Capitals off the power play imploded when they were called for six penalties in the first period alone. After sitting in the penalty box for 15 minutes of the first, 11 of which were for roughing or fighting, the Islanders came out flat to start the second period...
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Office of Special Counsel confirms Trump can deliver convention speech from White House
The US Office of Special Counsel said in a letter Wednesday that President Donald Trump could deliver his Republican National Convention speech from the White House.
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'The kids are in shock': Family says 6 children were home when Florida woman was fatally shot by ex-boyfriend
Maribel Morales-Rosado was well-known in in her community and lived in the area for 27 years. Her ex-boyfriend is charged in her murder.        
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Schweizer: Harris Engaged in 'a Massive Cover-Up' of Alleged Clergy Sex Abuse
On Wednesday's broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Breitbart News senior contributor and Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer stated that 2020 Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) engaged in a "massive cover-up" of alleged sexual abuse against Catholic priests. 
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Sen. Ron Johnson defends investigating Joe, Hunter Biden's ties to Ukraine: 'They put themselves' in spotlight
Former Vice President Joe Biden's son wasn't unfairly targeted by Republicans, but rather brought scrutiny on himself by serving on the board of Burisma Holdings in a conflict of interest, Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., argued on "The Story" Wednesday.
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New Jersey gym owners have license revoked, say business is open ‘as usual’
Atilis Gym co-owners Frank Trumbetti and Ian Smith react to having their business license revoked and said this won't stop them from continuing the fight.
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The environmentalist cleaning up India's lakes
Arun Krishnamurthy quit Google to run the Environmentalist Foundation of India, which works to restore freshwater lakes and ponds across the country.
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Jets can rally around revitalized, accountable Le’Veon Bell
A word of advice to every player on the Jets’ 2020 roster: Follow Le’Veon Bell. If there’s one player on the Jets who had reason to come away from last season’s disappointment with excuses about why it went wrong, it was Bell, the seventh-year running back. — He hadn’t played in a year, having sat out...
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Widow of Harris staffer shares touching story about her
Beth Foster Gayle, the widow of Sen. Kamala Harris's former press secretary Tyrone Gayle, tells CNN's Anderson Cooper how Harris reacted to her husband's cancer diagnosis, and how she was there for him in his last days.
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Did Meghan and Harry buy in Montecito? Sources point to $14.65-million estate
Santa Barbara-area real estate sources believe Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were the buyers of a $14.65-million Montecito estate that sold off-market in June.
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Pennsylvania man confesses to killing both mothers of his children, police say
A Pennsylvania man is facing murder charges in the deaths of two women with whom he had fathered children.
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Angelina Jolie concerned ‘something untoward’ is afoot in Brad Pitt divorce
At the heart of the issue is the relationship between Judge John W. Oudekirk and Pitt's attorneys Anne C. Kiley and Lance Spiegel.
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Colbie Caillat says she's leaving her country band Gone West
Colbie Caillat is moving on.
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500 homes under evacuation order as massive fire rips through LA County
Officials have ordered the evacuation of between 400 and 500 homes as a massive fire spreads quickly through Lake Hughes in Los Angeles County, according to local outlets. The blaze was first reported by the Los Angeles Fire Department around 6:30 p.m. eastern time Wednesday in the Angeles National Forest. The fire burned through the...
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Aww! Duchess Kate's brother James treats his dog like a royal in adorable summer PSA
James Middleton, younger brother to Duchess Catherine and Pippa Middleton, is giving his pooch the royal treatment in an important summertime PSA.       
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Richard Fowler: Biden-Harris will appeal to centrist and multiethnic voters, opening American Dream to all
In a strong and passionate first address to the American people as Biden’s running mate Wednesday, Harris laid out her story and made it clear she doesn’t belong to the progressive left, nor does she want to.
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Dallas superintendent wants teachers to return to classrooms this fall, with or without students
Teachers should return to their classrooms in the fall, with or without their students, the superintendent of schools in Dallas told "The Story" Wednesday.
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Big East cancels fall season with college sports reeling
St. John’s and Seton Hall backed the Big East’s decision to cancel its fall sports season Wednesday, a move that won’t affect basketball but further highlights the grim reality college sports face in the coronavirus era. Men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball and field hockey won’t take place in 2020, though...
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In 2009, CNN boss Jeff Zucker praised Kamala Harris as 'important' to the country
As Kamala Harris officially becomes Joe Biden's running mate, an old report about CNN president Jeff Zucker's past support for the California Democrat is raising eyebrows. 
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Carrie Severino: Kamala Harris Believed Tara Reade Until Her Campaign Died
Kamala Harris expressed belief in accusations of sexual assault against Joe Biden until her campaign failed, noted Carrie Severino
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Chicago PD launches looting video site to ID offenders
Chicago police want Windy City residents to rat out the looters who trashed their city.
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Kamala Harris represents 'complete socialist takeover of Joe Biden,' Trump 2020 adviser Schlapp says
Joe Biden's choice of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate marks the "complete socialist takeover" of the presumptive Democratic nominee's campaign, Trump 2020 campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp told "The Story" Wednesday.
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QAnon hijacks #savethechildren hashtag: report
The New York Times on Wednesday accused followers of the right-wing group QAnon of hijacking the anti-human trafficking slogan "save the children," to push a political agenda on social media. 
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NCAA council recommends eligibility relief for athletes who lose seasons due to COVID-19 pandemic
The NCAA's Division I Council has recommended that the Division I Board of Directors extend some protections to student-athletes impacted by COVID-19.        
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Unmasked crowd holds impromptu party on NYC bus
Over a dozen people can be seen smoking and drinking during an impromptu party held on a New York City bus in a video confirmed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
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Dana White reveals mutual interest in recent Floyd Mayweather talks: 'Floyd wants to fight'
Dana White says he and Floyd Mayweather are still talking – and they're both interested in working together.        Related StoriesSean O'Malley modeling Conor McGregor, Israel Adesanya's rise to stardom ahead of UFC 252Dana White: Khamzat Chimaev's third UFC fight hasn't been scheduled due to travel issuesDustin Stoltzfus happy with Dana White's praise but acknowledges he has much to prove 
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