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Billionaire philanthropist shocks Morehouse grads by promising to pay off loans

Billionaire philanthropist shocks Morehouse grads by promising to pay off loans

Marcus Ingram/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- While most commencement speakers offer words of encouragement to college graduates headed into the cold and cruel work world, billionaire philanthropist Robert Smith left the class of 2019 at Morehouse University inspired and astonished by his pledge to "put a little fuel in your bus."

During his keynote graduation address on Sunday at the historically-bla...

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4 Americans die in small plane crash in Honduras

4 Americans die in small plane crash in Honduras

iStock/bluefox42(NEW YORK) -- Four Americans have died after a small plane plummeted into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Honduras, according to the U.S. State Department.

"We express our condolences to all those affected by this tragedy," a State Department spokesperson told ABC News. "We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased."

The passengers, whose ident...

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Trump warns Iran not to threaten US: 'That will be the official end of Iran'

Trump warns Iran not to threaten US: 'That will be the official end of Iran'

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump issued a strong warning to Iran Sunday, tweeting that military engagement with the United States would mean "the official end of Iran."

If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019

Trumps threat comes amid rising tensions betwee...

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US-China trade war could hit American pet owners in the wallet

US-China trade war could hit American pet owners in the wallet

iStock/Chalabala(NEW YORK) -- U.S. pet owners could soon feel the impact of Americas intensifying trade war with China deep down in their pockets.

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump imposed a 25% tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. And Chinas Finance Ministry responded by placing a tariff on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods, starting in June.

These levies come on top of alre...

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'Game of Thrones' finale "will be talked about for a very long time," says "EW" reporter who was on set

'Game of Thrones' finale "will be talked about for a very long time," says "EW" reporter who was on set

HBO/Helen Sloan(LOS ANGELES) -- Who will sit on the Iron Throne? Well find out Sunday night at 9 p.m. as HBOs Game of Thrones airs its final episode. After last weeks shocking turn of events, its anyones guess as to what will happen, but Entertainment Weeklys James Hibberd, who got a sneak preview, says its going to be memorable.

"I was on set 13 months ago and I think I know how it en...

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Chicago identifies 1st case of measles, nation experiencing worst outbreak in 25 years

Chicago identifies 1st case of measles, nation experiencing worst outbreak in 25 years

iStock/AndreyPopov(CHICAGO) -- Health officials in Chicago have confirmed the citys first case of measles, the latest in the worst outbreak in the U.S. in the last 25 years.

The Chicago Department of Public Health said officials identified an individual with the virus on Friday.

In a statement, the city said additional "exposures may have occurred" Thursday at OHare International Airport, the...

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Providence May Adopt Emergency Parking Ban Guidelines

The Providence City Council may adopt emergency parking ban guidelines when four inches or more of snow is forecast. An ordinance proposed by two council members has been sent to the Committee on Ordi...

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Newport Closer To Armory Sale

Officials from the National Sailing Hall of Fame and the city of Newport expect to finalize the sale of most of the municipal Armory later this month. Newport City Manager Joseph Nicholson Jr. said We...

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