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Arts Jul 31Watch: 1,000 musicians in Italy request a visit from Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl accepts
One thousand singers, drummers and guitarists in Cesena, Italy, gathered in a field to play the Foo Fighters’ “Learn to Fly,” in a large-scale musical request for the band to come play for them.
Nation Jul 30FBI rescued 600 kids from sexual abuse last year, calls level of trafficking ‘epidemic’
Each year, tens of thousands of American children are sexually exploited. Every night, the FBI believes hundreds are sold into sex.
Nation Jul 29Woman dies in New York holding cell, AG investigates
A 44-year-old mother of eight died in her holding cell in Mount Vernon, New York, on Monday after being held for two days.
Nation Jul 22Validity of dashcam video of Sandra Bland’s arrest called into question
The validity of a 52-minute dashcam video that captured Sandra Bland’s arrest is being called into question.
Nation Jul 21Here’s what we know so far about Sandra Bland’s death
The death of Sandra Bland -- a 28-year-old African-American woman from Naperville, Illinois-- is being treated as a murder investigation, Waller County’s district attorney Elton Mathis announced Monday night.
Nation Jul 16Caitlyn Jenner highlights struggles of trans kids during ESPYs speech
Former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at Wednesday’s ESPY’s awards. Jenner took the stage in a full-length white gown and commented on how much work it was to get ready for the event and the…
Politics Jul 15Reporter asks Obama if Bill Cosby’s Medal of Freedom will be revoked
Following his statement on the Iran nuclear deal this afternoon, a reporter asked President Barack Obama if comedian Bill Cosby’s Medal of Freedom would be revoked in light of new sexual assault allegations.
Arts Jul 13Weekday morning dance parties are now a thing
I went to a dance party at 7 a.m. Why go to a dance party at 7 a.m.? Because it's fun and energizing and you don't feel hungover at work.
Arts Jul 09There’s a giant ball pit ‘beach’ in the middle of DC
The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., turned their Great Hall into a massive beach complete with an ocean made of 700,000 to 1 million translucent plastic balls.
Nation Jul 08Baltimore Mayor fires city’s police commissioner
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake fired Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, a news release announced today.