U.S. Navy, the USS Gerald R. Ford embarks on the first of its sea trials to test various state-of-the-art systems on its own power for the first time from Newport News, Va.

Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a "100,000-ton message to the world" about America's military might when it is ultimately deployed.

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FILE – In this Aug. 2, 2016, file photo, Savilla Stoltzfus is led to a preliminary hearing outside Bucks County Magisterial District Judge John I.

Parents who 'gifted' daughter to man get prison sentence

A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday sentenced a married couple to up to seven years in prison each for giving their oldest daughter to a cult-like figure who sexually assaulted the girl and her five sisters.

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This screenshot shows a tweet posted Tuesday, July 11, 2017, by Donald Trump Jr. on his Twitter account, in which he reveals an email chain with publicist Rob Goldstone in June 2016.

Emails: Trump Jr. embraced help said to be from Kremlin

Donald Trump Jr. eagerly accepted help from what was described to him as a Russian government effort to aid his father's campaign with damaging information about Hillary Clinton, according to emails he released publicly on Tuesday.

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Neighbors stand outside near a home where police say multiple people were found dead, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Loganville, Ga., east of Atlanta.

4 kids, father found slain; mother charged in deaths

Four young children and their father were found slain in a home outside Atlanta early Thursday, and police say the mother — now charged with their deaths— was the one who called 911 to report the killings.

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From left, Michelle Lesco, Miki Sudo and Sonya

US marks Independence Day with pomp, dazzle, hot dog contest

Americans are celebrating their country's 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating. 

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This May 9, 2017, file photo, provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, shows a 20-foot by 20-foot hole in the roof of a storage tunnel at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash.

High risk for 2nd tunnel collapse at nuclear waste site

 There is a high risk that a second tunnel filled with radioactive waste might collapse at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, the U.S. Department of Energy said Friday.

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Aramazd Andressian Sr. appears in court Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Man accused in missing son's slaying denies trying to flee

A California father told a judge on Tuesday that he wasn't hiding from authorities when he was arrested in Las Vegas, and will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son.

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This undated photo provided by the University of Illinois Police Department shows Yingying Zhang.

FBI locates car related to missing Chinese scholar case

The FBI says it has located the car that a missing Chinese scholar studying at the University of Illinois was last seen getting into earlier this month.

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The Brian Head Fire continues to grow and has burned more than 27,700 acres, Friday, June 23, 2017 in Brian Head, Utah.

Firefighters battle intense wildfires in Utah, California

Better weather conditions have limited the growth of a wildfire in Utah that has prompted the evacuation of 1,500 people from hundreds of homes and cabins, officials said Sunday night.

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An unidentified man looks at a truck that was crushed by a falling tree in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. This Florida panhandle community was hit by a wave of severe weather Wednesday morning as Tropical Storm Cindy churns throug

Boy killed by log in surf as tropical storm churns in Gulf

A boy on an Alabama beach was struck and killed by a log washed ashore by storm surge from Tropical Storm Cindy, which spun bands of severe weather ashore from the Florida panhandle to east Texas as it churned ever closer to the Gulf coast.

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Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, speaks during a news conference.

Doctors: Student freed by N. Korea has severe brain damage

An American college student who emerged from prison in North Korea in a coma has severe brain damage, but doctors do not know what caused it, a medical team treating him in Ohio said Thursday.

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, left, smiles as his husband Michael Shiosaki motions while briefly answering a question at a news conference at City Hall Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Seattle.

Accuser of Seattle mayor wants to drop sex abuse lawsuit

A man who accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing him when he was a teenager has asked a court to dismiss the lawsuit he filed against the mayor.

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In this undated underwater image provided by NOAA, a fish swims past a circular skylight collapsed inside the officer's quarters in the stern of the shipwreck USCG Cutter McCulloch. Researchers discovered the remains of a San Francisco-based U.S. Coast Gu

Military ship that sank century ago won't be pulled from sea

A U.S. Coast Guard ship that first set out to sea during the Spanish-American War and sank off the coast of Southern California 100 years ago won't be moved anytime soon, officials said Tuesday.

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A bystander is kicked by police officers, as he lies on the ground near flames, following an automobile chase that ended in a fiery crash in Jersey City, N.J.

4 suspended after police kicked burning bystander

Four Jersey City police officers, including a lieutenant with 24 years' experience, have been suspended indefinitely in the wake of an auto chase and fiery crash in which a video showed police kicking and dragging a bystander, the city's mayor announced Monday.

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In this 1944 photo released by the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Air Corps Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford poses for an official portrait.

WWII veteran's remains return home after missing 73 years

More than 70 years ago, a U.S. Army bomber plane dubbed "Hot as Hell" was headed for India on a supply mission.

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer points to a members of the media as he answers questions during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington.

Does Trump believe in climate change or not? Aides won't say

Does he or doesn't he? Believe in climate change, that is.

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President Donald Trump.

Trump gives cell number to world leaders; is it secure?

President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising concerns about the security and secrecy of the U.S. commander in chief's communications.

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Facebook CEO and Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg, left, is presented with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Vice President and Secretary of Harvard University Marc Goodheart, right, during Harvard University commencement exercises, Thursday, May 25, 20

Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to build a world of 'purpose'

Facebook's CEO returned to Harvard Thursday, telling graduates that it is up to their generation to create a purpose for today's world, to care about others, to fight inequality and strengthen the global community.

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Judy O'Connor pushes her son, MBA graduate Marty O'Connor during commencement at Chapman University in Orange, Calif.

Mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets MBA

"I'm a geek. I love being in school," - Judy O'Connor

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Notre Dame graduates walk out of Notre Dame Stadium in protest as Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the 2017 commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in South Bend, Ind.

Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement

Dozens of graduates and family members silently stood and walked out Sunday as Vice President Mike Pence began his address at Notre Dame's commencement ceremony.

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Cardinal George Pell, left, reads a bible during the blessing of a statue of John Paul ll at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia.

Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses

Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.

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