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'I'm not a hero,' says James Shaw Jr., acclaimed hero of Waffle House shooting

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| "I did that completely out of a selfish act," said James Shaw Jr., after disarming a mass shooter. "I was completely doing it just to save myself. Now, me doing that, I did save other people."

It's a boy for Kate on England's national day

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In a mix of tradition and modernity, the news was announced by the palace on Twitter — and will also be posted on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

Colin Kaepernick wins Amnesty International's top award

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Although his "take a knee" campaign during the national anthem likely cost him his job, the former NFL quarterback was named an Ambassador of Conscience.

California's cost of living pushes people to Arizona

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California's "equity refugees" get more bang for their buck in lower cost Arizona, where their dollars go much further when it comes to housing.

After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

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YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in more videos, posts and pages than any set of human eyes could ever check.

4 former presidents among hundreds at Barbara Bush's funeral

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Mourners filled the nation's largest Episcopal church at a private funeral in Houston, Texas for the former First Lady.

19 years after Columbine, students walk out to stop gun violence

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Some 2,600 school walkouts are planned across the country, starting at 10 a.m. in each time zone.

IRS' tax day computer glitch caused by 'master file' issue

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The delay was an inconvenience for taxpayers and a high-profile embarrassment for the agency. But it didn't really come as a surprise to anyone familiar with IRS's decades-old computer system.

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Gun reform is fading as a 2018 voting issue

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The number of voters in an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll who say a candidate's position on gun policy will be a major factor in deciding whom to vote for has dropped 13 points since February.