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An Italian Town Fell Silent So The Sounds Of A Stradivarius Could Be Preserved

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A security guard blocks off the recording area outside the Violin Museum in Cremona, Italy.

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More Than 300 Chemical Attacks Launched During Syrian Civil War, Study Says

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A man walks amid rubble in the Syrian town of Douma in April 2018. A report out Sunday confirmed that a chemical attack early that month was one of hundreds since the start of the Syrian civil war.

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German Town Sees A Smurf Invasion, As Thousands Gather To Break World Record

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Participants dressed as Smurfs gather in an attempt to set the record for the world’s largest meeting of Smurfs in Lauchringen, Germany, on Feb. 16, 2019.

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Illinois Gunman Opened Fire When He Learned He Would Lose His Job, Police Say

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Police officers respond to a shooting in Aurora, Ill., Friday afternoon. A gunman killed five people, then wounded five police officers in a firefight.

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Actor Bruno Ganz, By Turns An Angel And A Tyrant, Dies At 77

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Bruno Ganz said of his signature role as an angel in Wings of Desire, “In some way I became an angel, and who except me has experienced that in his lifetime?”

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9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Cuts Payouts By As Much As 70 Percent

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Firefighters work at Ground Zero, the site of the World Trade Center attacks, on Sept. 11, 2001.

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U.S. Agency Tightens Immigration Rules To Spotlight Child Marriage

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Friday that it was implementing new guidelines to identify minors in spousal and fiancée visas.

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Tribune Publishing Recognizes ‘Hartford Courant’ Newsroom Union

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Tribune Publishing has agreed to recognize a new union representing journalists at the Hartford Courant in Connecticut’s capital.

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Academy Awards Live Broadcast To Include 4 Cinematography Categories After All

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An Oscar statue is pictured at the press preview for the 91st Academy Awards Governors Ball in Los Angeles.

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Emergency Declaration For Border Wall Could Tap Military Funds

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During the State of the Union speech this month, President Trump reiterated his call for funding of a wall to block unauthorized migration along the southern border.

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Racial Disparities In Cancer Incidence And Survival Rates Are Narrowing

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Dramatic decreases in deaths from lung cancer among African-Americans were particularly notable, according to the American Cancer Society.

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New Orleans Man Gets 10 Years In Prison For Race-Motivated Post-Katrina Shooting

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A New Orleans man who shot three young African-American men while shouting racial slurs in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in federal prison.

Roland Bourgeois Jr., 55, who is white, was also sentenced to five years of supervised release on charges that he had racially targeted the men who were attempting to evacuate from the hurricane zone in 2005.

“Today’s sentencing brings closure to this race-motivated shooting that occurred over 13 years ago, in the wake ...

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