Dale Earnhardt Jr. spread his mom’s ashes. Then an amazing sight appeared in the sky.

His legions of fans said on social media they believe the rainbow was a beautiful, peaceful sign of love and gratitude from his mom.

Trump says American warship destroyed Iranian drone

Trump says it's the latest "hostile" action by Iran. He's calling on other countries to condemn what he says are Iran's attempts to disrupt the freedom of navigation and global commerce in the strategic waterway in the Persian Gulf region.
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Most of the dead and the 36 injured were workers at Kyoto Animation, known for mega-hit stories featuring high school girls, with places featured in the stories even becoming "pilgrimage sites" for their fans.

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According to the Charlotte Fire Department, the incident happened near North Graham Street at Dogwood Avenue around 5:30 p.m.
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Virginia church’s sign reads ‘America: Love or leave it’

Church founder and pastor E.W. Lucas said his remarks were intended to be a commentary on politics and he’s received a lot of favorable feedback.

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Over their dead bodies: Gold digging operation prompts Lancaster County cemetery swap

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Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

The judge's decision Thursday comes after prosecutors argued Epstein should remain behind bars in New York City because he has the means to flee and is a danger to the public.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. spread his mom’s ashes. Then an amazing sight appeared in the sky.

His legions of fans said on social media they believe the rainbow was a beautiful, peaceful sign of love and gratitude from his mom.

NBA All-Star Weekend, CIAA Tournament, ACC Tournament contribute $167M to Charlotte economy

According to the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, between February 15 and March 16, 2019, Charlotte hosted the NBA All-Star Weekend, CIAA Men’s and Women’s Tournament and the 2019 New York Life ACC Tournament.

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