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Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in…

The family of Philando Castile has reached a $3 million settlement over his shooting death by a police officer during a traffic stop

More evacuations in wildfire near Utah ski resort…

Authorities are ordering more evacuations as strong winds are expected to kick up in a wildfire that already scorched 67 square miles near a southern Utah ski resort town

Joe Arpaio on trial over immigration actions…

Trial begins Monday for former Phoenix-area sheriff Joe Arpaio on a criminal charge stemming from immigration enforcement actions that are similar to the rhetoric and crackdowns pushed by President Donald Trump

Umpire keeps his cool as cow charges cricket pitch

Raw video: 'Mad cow' stops play at village match in Cheshire, England

What's lost when the White House holds fewer live…

Sean Spicer says the briefing is just a small part of how the administration engages with the media; Emily Shire, politics editor at Bustle, and Guy Benson, Fox News contributor and political editor at townhall.com, join the debate

UK prime minister wins N Ireland party's support…

The leader of a Northern Ireland-based party has struck deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives to support her minority government in a crucial vote on her legislative package later this week

Lawyer awaits probe of St. Louis cop-on-cop shooting

An attorney for a union that represents black St. Louis police officers says a black officer who was off-duty when he was mistakenly shot by a white colleague is willing to wait for the findings of an investigation into whether race played a role

Weaker encryption up for debate, SpaceX double…

In today's tech news, Australian officials push for weaker encryption of social media at "Five Eyes" summit and UK Parliamentary email accounts are attacked. Plus SpaceX pulls off back-to-back launches.

What you might not know about Harry Potter

Twenty years on, here's some magic numbers.

Over 600 Children Set Harry Potter World Record

Hundreds of schoolchildren in full Harry Potter garb gathered on the lawn of Smithills Hall in Bolton, England, on Friday in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Former Obama staffer discusses Russia and 2016

President Trump criticized the Obama White House's response to Russia's 2016 election interference. A new Atlantic piece by Julia Ioffe looks at what Obama could have done differently.

Obama struggled to punish Russia for election…

According to a new report by the Washington Post, President Obama debated for months on whether to punish Russia for their election attack.

'Thousands of People Will Die:' Sanders on Health…

Missed MTP? Catch highlights in this week's ComPRESSed.

Iconic Mummified Toe Used in Cocktails Returned…

Believe it or not, the signature drink at the Downtown Hotel in Canada is made with a mummified toe... and it was stolen. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).

Senate Democrats: Boost domestic spending, not just defense

Senate Democrats are demanding that domestic agencies receive budget increases in the upcoming round of 12 annual spending bills, not just the Pentagon

Judge considering national freeze on Iraqi…

Lawyers for Iraqi natives who fear they could be tortured or killed if kicked out of the U.S. have asked a judge to temporarily block their deportations

Sterling rises as May forms minority government

Sterling gained 0.2 percent against the dollar and euro on Monday as Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal to prop up her minority government, peeling away one layer of uncertainty for Britain as its negotiates its exit from the European Union. Kate King reports.

BMW announces $600M expansion as it celebrates 25 years

BMW plans to invest an additional $600 million in its South Carolina plant and create 1,000 more jobs over the next four years

Arkansas inmate recaptured after 32 years on the…

Arkansas State Police say a prison escapee who had been on the run for more than three decades was recaptured after authorities received information about his whereabouts from someone who met him 5 years after his escape

Philando Castile's Family Settles With Minnesota…

Castile was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in July 2016.

Avis teams up with Waymo on self-driving car program

Avis Budget Group is teaming up with Waymo to help support its self-driving car program

Police: Girl's actions caused her to fall from NY…

Authorities say a 14-year-old Delaware girl's actions caused her to fall from a New York amusement park ride and land in the arms of bystanders

Man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in killing of…

A Massachusetts man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on a Boston Harbor island