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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


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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.


Gun reform is fading as a 2018 voting issue


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.