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State Department staffer outed as white nationalist

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/09/19, 12:49 pm

WASHINGTON—The U.S. State Department has suspended an employee accused of secretly serving as a prominent member of the white nationalist movement.

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Man causes gun scare at Missouri Walmart

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/09/19, 12:29 pm

Police arrested a heavily armed man who caused a panic Thursday afternoon at a Walmart in Springfield, Mo. The man, identified by police as 20-year-old Dmitriy Andreychenko, was wearing body armor and armed with a tactical rifle, a handgun, and more than 100 rounds of ammunition. He pushed a shopping cart through the store while recording himself on a cellphone. A manager pulled the fire alarm to alert people to evacuate, and an armed, off-duty firefighter detained Andreychenko at gunpoint until officers arrived.

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Son flies home remains of Vietnam vet

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/09/19, 11:30 am

Southwest Airlines brought the recently discovered remains of an Air Force pilot killed in the Vietnam War back to Dallas on Thursday. The pilot of the flight? The son of the deceased soldier.

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