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Florida alligator expert Frank Robb holds an alligator during a news conference, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Chicago. Robb captured the elusive alligator in a public lagoon at Humboldt Park early Tuesday. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
July 19, 2019 - 6:22 pm
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — An alligator that eluded capture for days in a Chicago lagoon is settling in its new home in Florida. The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park said in a Facebook post Friday that it welcomed the reptile known as Chance the Snapper with a banner, pizza and Chicago'...
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal
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July 19, 2019 - 4:08 pm
A group of local lawmakers headed to the United States southern border on Friday to visit a detention facility in the area.
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President Trump, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin
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July 19, 2019 - 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump marked the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon at an Oval Office meeting Friday with former Apollo 11 astronauts. Flanked by Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins and the family of mission commander Neil Armstrong in the Oval Office, Trump was briefed...
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Johnny Lopez
July 19, 2019 - 1:01 pm
You’ll soon be able to be a Toys ‘R’ Us kid again. Over a year after shuttering of all its 700 American stores, the legendary toy chain has announced they are relaunching with two brand new brick and mortar locations in November, according to a press release on the toy company's website. The new...
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July 19, 2019 - 11:33 am
( WBBM ) -- We have seen pictures out there of some hero parents who go out of their way to create Halloween costumes for their children with disabilities; but now a big-name store is making things easier and launching a selection of Halloween costumes adapted for kids with disabilities. Target's...
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Jacquie Cadorette
July 19, 2019 - 9:31 am
Taco Bell has released all of the hottest details about The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel & Resort. Now, not only can you line up for reservations, but you can get your mouth watering, too. According to a press release, the Taco Bell hotel will be offering Taco Bell favorites with the resort...
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Martin Shkreli
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July 18, 2019 - 7:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld the securities fraud conviction against former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli, known as “Pharma Bro,” on Thursday, along with a $7.3 million forfeiture of assets. A judge sentenced Shkreli to seven years in prison last year for his conviction on...
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July 18, 2019 - 2:00 pm
( WCBS 880 ) — A retired FDNY firefighter, who labored at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, has died, making him the 200th member of the department to succumb to World Trade Center attack-related illness. “It is almost incomprehensible that after losing 343 members...
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July 18, 2019 - 10:54 am
( KNX ) - Most kids are selling lemonade on hot summer days, but a boy from Utah had an even better idea — ice-cold beer. Root beer, that is. Seth Parker set up his "ICE COLD BEER" stand in front of a church in Brigham City, Utah. The kid had his neighborhood fooled, with the local police...
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Jacquie Cadorette
July 18, 2019 - 9:51 am
Fans are standing by the Cambridge Royal Instagram, patiently awaiting pics of adorable Prince George ahead of his 6th birthday on July 22nd. A royal insider has revealed that Kate Middleton is going all out for a royal birthday bash. According to Us Weekly , Prince William and Duchess Kate are “...
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