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WATCH: John Kelly Denounces Congress Member's Public Account Of Trump's Call With Widow

"I just thought the selfless devotion that brings a man or woman to die on the battlefield ... might be sacred," said chief of staff John Kelly, a retired general whose son died in combat.

A police officer in Redford Township, Mich., leads Michael Zaydel to jail after he turned himself in, delivering doughnuts and a bagel while he was at it. Redford Township Police Department hide caption

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Holes In The Plot: Suspect Loses Bet With Cops, Turns Himself In — With Doughnuts

A wanted man made a bet with police on Facebook: If they could get 1,000 shares, he would turn himself in — and bring doughnuts. They did it. And eventually, police posted photos of his promise kept.

Jacinda Ardern will be the next prime minister of New Zealand. Ardern, who has led the Labour Party for less than three months, spoke at a press conference Thursday at Parliament in Wellington after a coalition government was formed. Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet Jacinda Ardern, 37, New Zealand's Next Prime Minister

When Ardern was elected Labour leader just 12 weeks ago, her party's polling numbers surged so rapidly it was dubbed "Jacindamania." She'll be the country's youngest prime minister in 150 years.

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The Love Letters Of A Young Barack Obama On View At Emory University Library

The musings of the future president at age 21 reveal familiar themes of alienation and lack of belonging that would arise again in his later writing.

An Afghan National Army soldier searches a vehicle at a checkpoint in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday on the way to the Maiwand army base, the site of the Taliban attack late Wednesday. Massoud Hossaini/AP hide caption

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Taliban Attack Nearly Wipes Out Afghan Army Base

Just two Afghan soldiers at a base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province were left uninjured. At least 43 were killed. This week, more than 120 people were killed by the militant group.

Syrian Brig. Gen. Issam Zahreddine (right) speaks with a civilian in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor in September, during the offensive against ISIS militants. George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anti-ISIS Syrian General Accused Of Killing U.S. Journalist Is Reported To Have Died

Issam Zahreddine is reported to have died on the battlefield. The family of Marie Colvin, a celebrated U.S. war correspondent killed in Syria in 2012, has accused him of responsibility for her death.

The teen protagonist in John Green's latest novel, Turtles All The Way Down, has a type of anxiety disorder that sends her into fearful "thought spirals" of bacterial infection and death. Jennifer Kerrigan hide caption

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For Novelist John Green, OCD Is Like An 'Invasive Weed' Inside His Mind

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"It starts out with one little thought, and then slowly that becomes the only thought that you're able to have," Green says. His new novel, Turtles All The Way Down, is about a teenage girl with OCD.

For Novelist John Green, OCD Is Like An 'Invasive Weed' Inside His Mind

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The GVSU New Music Ensemble's new album, RETURN, features compositions from former Grand Valley State University students. Bill Ryan/GVSU New Music Ensemble hide caption

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First Listen: GVSU New Music Ensemble, 'RETURN'

Get lost in 15 alluring electroacoustic landscapes from an innovative, intrepid ensemble from West Michigan.


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Dan Tyminski On Mixing Electronic Dance And 'Southern Gothic'

He's was one of the most recognizable voices in acoustic music, thanks to work with Alison Krauss and on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Then he got a call from Avicii.

Dan Tyminski On Mixing Electronic Dance And 'Southern Gothic'

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Moonshine Makes A Comeback in Virginia. And This Time, It's Legal

While the revival has taken off around the country, it's especially strong in Virginia, where many of the twists, turns and car chases that are a part of moonshine lore took place.

The Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and New York Public Library are offering unconditional amnesty to everyone age 17 and under who has been charged with late fees for one day only, to reopen the library to kids blocked by high fees. Maurizio Siani/Getty Images hide caption

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Amnesty For Little Book Lovers: New York City Libraries Shelve Kids' Late Fees

On Thursday, the city's public library systems are forgiving fines on overdue materials checked out by readers age 17 and under, reopening library doors to young readers once blocked by unpaid fees.