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Historic eclipse darkens skies across U.S.

Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century.
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Canadian man's body found along Appalachian Trail in Maine

WYMAN TOWNSHIP, Maine -- Authorities say the body of a Canadian man has been found along the Appalachian Trail in Maine.
WABI-TV reports that the body of 55-year-old Gerald Gabon, of Ontario, was found Sunday evening by another hiker along the trail in Wyman Township in Franklin County.
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Attorneys believe Marcellus Williams is innocent

ST. LOUIS — Attorneys for a condemned Missouri inmate warn that the state is preparing to execute a potentially innocent man.
Marcellus Williams, 48, is scheduled to die Tuesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre for stabbing to death former St.
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Chilean court upholds measure legalizing some abortions

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile's constitutional Court on Monday upheld a measure that would end the country's absolute ban on abortions.
The court's 6-4 vote accepted the constitutionality of a measure to legalize abortions when a woman's life is in danger, when a fetus is not viable and in cases of rape.
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Changes made to NYC's pre-dawn Caribbean parade to curb violence

NEW YORK — City officials shifted the start time of a pre-dawn festival celebrating Caribbean culture and are taking other security precautions to stem violence ahead of the West Indian Day Parade this year.
J’ouvert usually begins at 4 a.m.
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Guam official says the island is calm despite North Korea threat

TOKYO -- The lieutenant governor of Guam reassured Japanese on Monday that the U.S. territory is calm amid the recent tension between the U.S. and North Korea.
Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio said at a news conference with the president of the Guam Visitors Bureau in Tokyo that Guam remains in a "state of normalcy.
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Barcelona terror suspect Abouyaaqoub has been killed by police [Video]

UPDATE:Catalan Police have confirmed the identity of the person killed to be Barcelona terror attack van driving suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub.
BARCELONA, Spain — Police outside Barcelona shot down a man wearing a possible explosives vest, the regional police force said Monday, as the manhunt intensified for the fugitive in the city’s van attack.
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Jury awards $417M in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.
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Big Ben rings out for last time until 2021 to undergo repairs [Video]

LONDON — With a dozen deep bongs, Britain’s Big Ben sounded the hour for the last time Monday before falling silent for repair work due to last almost four years.
The giant bell atop Parliament’s clock tower rang out at noon, as it has almost every hour since 1859, becoming an iconic sound of London.
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Judge shot, wounded near Ohio courthouse; gunman killed

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — A judge walking from his car into the county courthouse was shot by a gunman Monday morning but managed to fire back before a probation officer stepped in and ultimately killed the suspect, authorities said.
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Attorneys believe Missouri man set for execution is innocent

ST. LOUIS — Attorneys for a condemned Missouri inmate warn that the state is preparing to execute a potentially innocent man.
Marcellus Williams, 48, is scheduled to die Tuesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre for stabbing to death former St.
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U.S. Embassy in Russia stops issuing tourist visas for 8 days

MOSCOW -- In a step that could affect hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists, the U.S. Embassy in Russia said Monday it would suspend issuing non-immigrant visas for eight days from Wednesday in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staff.
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Teen pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder in 'Slender Man' attack

WAUKESHA, Wis. — One of two Wisconsin girls charged with repeatedly stabbing a classmate to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man pleaded guilty Monday, but she still faces a trial in the case next month focused on her mental health.
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