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Ole Miss Responds to NCAA Allegations with Self-Imposed Penalties

Ole Miss Responds to NCAA Allegations with Self-Imposed Penalties

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(OXFORD, Miss.) -- Ole Miss has acknowledged the 28 allegations of misconduct the NCAA made against the school in January by issuing self-imposed penalties Friday.The school announced in a 154-page response to the NCAA that it had self-imposed the loss of 11 total scholarships for football starting with one last season and going into 2018, according to ESPN.Ole Miss officials also asked the NCAA to delay the school's hearing before the Committee on Infractions, according to ESPN, so they could ...

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ISIS Military Commander Killed in Fallujah Airstrike

iStock/Thinkstock(FALLUJAH, Iraq) -- An American airstrike has killed ISIS's top commander in Fallujah as the Iraqi military presses forward with its offensive against the ISIS-held city.According to Colonel Steve Warren, the U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, an airstrike Wednesday targeting the ISIS headquarters in the city killed Maher al- Bilawi, the top ISIS commander in Fallujah.The airstrike was "a result of intelligence that we gathered on the headquarters and his location," said Warren. "And we had the opportunity to take the strike and we took ...

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Donald Trump Backs Down from Debate with Bernie Sanders

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump backed down from much-hyped hypothetical debate he wanted to have with Sen. Bernie Sanders.Trump, who has now secured enough delegates to clinch the Republican nomination, said that "now that I am the presumptive nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher," he said in a statement released Friday. Both Trump and Sanders said they wanted the debate to happen.Trump reiterated his claim that "the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged" and said that "Crooked Hillary ...

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US Stocks Close Higher After Yellen Talks Summer Rate Hike

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Investors are starting to accept an impending interest rate increase ahead of the holiday weekend after comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen helped Wall Street close slightly higher.The Dow jumped 44.93 (+0.25 percent) to close at 17,873.22.The Nasdaq gained 31.74 (+0.65 percent) to finish at 4,933.50, while the S&P pushed up 8.96 (+0.43 percent) to close at 2,099.06.There was little change for crude oil with prices remaining at about $49 a barrel.Federal Reserve: Speaking at Harvard University on Friday where she received ...

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Rescuers Save Trapped Woman from Fast-Moving Floodwaters

iStock/Thinkstock(CONROE, Texas) -- A group banded together to rescue a trapped woman from fast-moving floodwaters in Conroe, Texas, in a dramatic moment caught on camera.The woman was trapped in a van Thursday off of Interstate 45 in Conroe -- about 40 miles north of Houston -- when the group of rescuers, struggling to stay standing in the rushing waters, extended a ladder towards her.As the rescuers held up the ladder, they also held onto each other so no one would be washed away.The ladder successfully ...

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Zika Fears Prompt 150 Experts to Call for Rio Olympics to Be Moved

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A group of 150 prominent scientists, doctors and medical ethicists released a letter calling for this summer's Olympic Games to be postponed or moved from Rio de Janeiro due to the ongoing Zika virus outbreak in Brazil.In a letter directed to World Health Organization Director Dr. Margaret Chan, the group said that new findings about the Zika virus should result in the games being moved or postponed to safeguard the thousands of athletes, staff and reporters scheduled to attend the games."Currently, many ...

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Hurricane Outlook for 2016 Atlantic Season

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- U.S. meteorologists are predicting more tropical activity this year compared to recent years but expect the summer hurricane season to be near-normal levels.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said there is a 70 percent likelihood that there will be 10 to 16 named storms this season (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which four to eight could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher). In a "normal" year, there are 12 named storms, six hurricanes and two to ...

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YTMT Logo What about the lessons of this event, Mr. President?

President Obama is visiting Hiroshima, Japan just weeks shy of the 71st anniversary of the U.S. dropping of the atomic bomb. He has no plans, however, to mark the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor.

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UT Health Logo Curing Cancer: Dreaming or Doable?

In early 2016, President Obama called for an assault on cancer on the same scale as the Apollo Project to land men on the moon. But is a “moon shot” effort to cure cancer realistic?
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