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4 dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Four people were killed in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee early Sunday, according to police, who credited a bystander with saving many lives by wresting a weapon away from the gunman....

A surge of protest unlike any in decades, but why now?
She was the face of mass protest, but long ago lost her faith in protesting....

Former students recall 1968 protests that shut down Columbia
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fifty years ago Monday, Columbia University students angry about racism and the Vietnam War began a rebellion that fed a sense the country was in turmoil....

Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered
HOUSTON (AP) -- Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled a Houston church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion to family....

Syracuse fraternity permanently expelled over racist video
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse University announced Saturday that it has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire....

Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) -- Mitt Romney was forced into a Republican primary in his bid for U.S. Senate in Utah after losing a nomination battle Saturday at the state's far-right-leaning GOP convention....

Statue unveiled honoring firefighters killed in Arizona fire
PHOENIX (AP) -- A life-sized statue was unveiled Saturday honoring 19 members of a firefighting team known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in a 2013 Arizona wildfire....

Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A homeless man who randomly stabbed a patron in a crowded Southern California restaurant to death as he was holding his daughter was reported just a few hours earlier for disruptive behavior, but police ultimately determined he was not a threat, authorities said Saturday....

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, has died
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil's small, silent sidekick "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" movie franchise, has died. He was 49....

Pulitzer honoree is latest to win after leaving journalism
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Ryan Kelly won a Pulitzer Prize this week for his photo of a car plowing into protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia - an image he snapped on the final day of his newspaper job before leaving to work at a brewery....

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A surge of protest unlike any in decades, but why now?

4 dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought

Former students recall 1968 protests that shut down Columbia

Police in Tennessee confirm that fourth person has died in shooting at Waffle House restaurant in Nashville

Police seek attacker in hate-crime NYC subway assault

Statue unveiled honoring firefighters killed in Arizona fire

Body of deported veteran buried in California

Pennsylvania mayor accused of soliciting prostitute

Memphis police officer shoots, kills shooting suspect

Suspected Florida school shooter appears in court