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The acting defense secretary fired a weapon at the border. Here’s why that’s unusual

The acting defense secretary fired a weapon at the border. Here’s why that’s unusual

While visiting troops on the US-Mexico border Saturday morning, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford tried out some of US Customs and Border Protection’s “less lethal” devices. The two men, who were visiting troops and sites where the Department of Homeland Security has requested Pentagon assistance to…MORE

Three feared dead after cargo jet crashes near Houston

Three feared dead after cargo jet crashes near Houston

A cargo jetliner that crashed Saturday in Texas with three people aboard went into shallow water nose first, Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said. He said some human remains have been recovered but didn’t specify whether three bodies had been found. Hawthorne said the crash site in Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas, is in water…MORE

10 incredible black women you should know about

10 incredible black women you should know about

Black history is American history. It’s easy to say. But while most grade school teachers agree that the experience and contributions of African-Americans are essential to understanding the nation’s past, only about 9% of total class time — about one or two lessons — gets devoted to it, a 2015 study by the National Council…MORE

Acting defense secretary visits the US southern border

Acting defense secretary visits the US southern border

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan landed in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday where he will visit troops on the border and sites where the Department of Homeland Security has requested Pentagon assistance to combat drug smuggling. The Pentagon chief’s visit to El Paso comes as he considers how much military money he should shift to…MORE

Goggia wins controversial downhill in Switzerland

Goggia wins controversial downhill in Switzerland

After a trio of runner-up finishes this season, Olympic champion Sofia Goggia of Italy stood atop the podium in Saturday’s controversial women’s downhill at Crans-Montana. Meanwhile Nicole Schmidhofer is in a commanding position to win the downhill title after padding her advantage. But the Austrian was bumped to fourth due to a timekeeping issue at…MORE

Six Nations: Wales in pole position after comeback win over England

Six Nations: Wales in pole position after comeback win over England

Wales overcame a halftime deficit and scored two late tries to beat England 21-13 in rugby union’s Six Nations in what might turn out to be the competition’s title decider. The sides’ form in the first two rounds suggested England was probably favorite but instead Wales — playing at home at the Principality Stadium in…MORE

Judge sets R. Kelly’s bond at $1 million in sexual abuse case

Judge sets R. Kelly’s bond at $1 million in sexual abuse case

A judge in Chicago set bond for R. Kelly at $1 million Saturday on charges the singer sexually abused four females from 1998 to 2010. Under the terms of his bond, Kelly must surrender his passport and may not have contact with anyone under 18. The singer, whose full name is Robert Kelly, was arrested…MORE

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