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Columbus, Ohio, Is Not Observing Columbus Day This Year

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| Columbus had not previously observed Veterans Day as a city holiday. But putting its namesake's holiday on the back burner, it can change that.

20 Dead In New York Limo Crash Called The 'Most Deadly Accident' In Years

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The collision occurred on Saturday afternoon in Schoharie. All passengers in the vehicle and two pedestrians were killed.

Feds Move To Take Paul Manafort's Trump Tower Condo

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Federal prosecutors announced their intention to seize the property as soon as Oct. 20. The condo is one of several properties the former Trump campaign chairman agreed to forfeit last month.

Kavanaugh Allegations Prompt Some Prep Schools To Examine Their Culture

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One 1980s graduate of an elite prep school remembers witnessing what kids used to call a "lineup." It was such a toxic culture of power and privilege, she says, many guys didn't even try to hide it.

Former South Korean President Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison On Corruption Charges

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Lee Myung-Bak served as president from 2008 until 2013. He performed favors for executives of Samsung in exchange for millions of dollars in bribes.

Chicago Police Officer Found Guilty Of 2nd-Degree Murder Of Laquan McDonald

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Officer Jason Van Dyke shot the teenager 16 times in 2014. The case gained national attention after the police dashcam video was released.

Toyota Recalls More Than 800,000 Prius Vehicles In U.S.

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The recall addresses the way the cars respond if their hybrid systems run into problems. They're designed to enter a fail-safe or "limp home" driving mode, but in certain conditions they can stall.

Nobel Peace Prize Goes To Denis Mukwege And Nadia Murad For Fighting Sexual Violence

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Mukwege, a doctor, and Murad, a survivor of wartime sexual assault, have worked to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.

Osaka, Japan, Ends Ties With San Francisco In Protest Of 'Comfort Women' Statue

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The memorial is meant to commemorate women who were sexually enslaved by Japan's Imperial Army during WWII. Osaka's mayor has long threatened to sever relations with the California city because of it.