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A shark took a bite out of a man's paddleboard on a Cape Cod beach Wednesday.

Shark bites paddleboard, closing Cape Cod beach

on Aug. 23, 2017, at 4:36 p.m.
A shark bit a 69-year-old man’s paddleboard about 30 yards offshore from a beach on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, closing the area to swimmers for a number of hours Wednesday.

Former Rangers GM Klein dies at age 75

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 23, 2017, at 3:52 p.m.
Joe Klein, former general manager of the Texas Rangers and two other Major League Baseball teams, died Wednesday due to complications from heart surgery.

Thomas Meehan, co-writer of Broadway’s ‘Annie’ and ‘The Producers,’ dies at 88

By Gordon Cox, Reuters on Aug. 23, 2017, at 3:50 p.m.
The winner of three Tony Awards, Meehan was one of Broadway’s most prominent librettists.
New York Lottery Powerball tickets are displayed in a store in New York City, August 22, 2017.

How Powerball manipulated the odds to make another massive jackpot

By Alex Horton, Washington Post on Aug. 23, 2017, at 9:31 a.m.
Two years ago, your chances of becoming an instant millionaire were 1 in roughly 175 million. Now, the odds are 1 in roughly 292 million.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., August 22, 2017.

Trump calls for ‘unity’ at veterans’ convention, hours after raucous Arizona rally

By Abby Phillip, The Washington Post on Aug. 23, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
He blamed “obstructionist Democrats” for standing in the way of funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall and suggested a government shutdown might be needed to force their hand.
Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, U.S. 7th Fleet Commander, speaks to media on the status of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald, damaged by colliding with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel, and the seven missing Fitzgerald crew members, at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, June 18, 2017.  Aucoin was relieved on duty Wednesday after the deadly collision between the USS John McCain and a Liberian-flagged vessel.

Navy relieves admiral in charge of 7th Fleet in wake of deadly disasters at sea

By Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post on Aug. 23, 2017, at 7:52 a.m.
Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin was relieved of duty after a series of embarrassing accidents at sea, including two that killed sailors.

Using unproven methods to tackle cancer could be deadly

By Andrew M. Seaman, Reuters on Aug. 23, 2017, at 7:19 a.m.
People with various kinds of cancer who turned down treatments like chemotherapy or radiation in favor of alternative medicine were two to six times more likely to die within six years.

Mapping out the causes of suicide in teenagers and children

By Madhumita Murgia, The Washington Post on Aug. 23, 2017, at 7:18 a.m.
Suicide — especially among children — can be contagious.

Hall of Fame broadcaster ‘Felo’ Ramirez dies

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 23, 2017, at 6:31 a.m.
Ramirez served as the Spanish radio voice of the Miami Marlins since their inaugural season.

James Maguire, who ran Berkshire trading at NYSE, dies at 86

By Laurence Arnold, Bloomberg on Aug. 23, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
Maguire won praise from Warren Buffett for efficiently matching buyers and sellers of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shares as the company’s New York Stock Exchange floor specialist.

Police: Mass. man arrested for trying to punch police horse in face

By Reuters on Aug. 22, 2017, at 12:51 p.m.
He was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and interfering with a police horse.

Texas man charged with trying to bomb a Confederate statue in Houston

By Mark Berman, The Washington Post on Aug. 22, 2017, at 10:24 a.m.
Andrew Schneck, 25, was found by a Houston Park Ranger in front of the General Dowling Monument late Saturday night with materials capable of creating “a viable explosive device.”
U.S. President Donald Trump walks with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron (L) on the South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington, U.S., after a vacation in Bedminster, NJ., August 20, 2017.

Chelsea Clinton defends Barron Trump after website bashes his clothes

By Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post on Aug. 22, 2017, at 10:10 a.m.
Conservative news outlet the Daily Caller published a story attacking Barron for the T-shirt and shorts he wore while boarding Air Force One.
POLL QUESTION
President Donald Trump announces his strategy for the war in Afghanistan during an address from Fort Myer, Virginia, Aug. 21, 2017.

Trump announces new strategy for Afghanistan that calls for a troop increase

By David Nakamura and Abby Phillip, The Washington Post on Aug. 22, 2017, at 8:09 a.m.
Trump provided few specifics about his policy and how much the U.S. military commitment in the region would increase as a result, insisting that conditions on the ground would determine troop levels and strategy.
Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) speaks with reporters prior to a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S. on June 21, 2017.

Rep. Gianforte must get fingerprinted and photographed for assaulting reporter, judge says

By Derek Hawkins, Washington Post on Aug. 22, 2017, at 7:54 a.m.
If Gianforte doesn’t comply, Judge West wrote, it “shall be treated as contempt of court and a warrant will be issued for (his) arrest.”
Admiral Scott Swift, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks at a news conference near the damaged USS John McCain and the USS America at Changi Naval Base in Singapore August 22, 2017.

Remains of some sailors may have been found on BIW-built U.S. Navy destroyer

By Anna Fifield, Washington Post on Aug. 22, 2017, at 7:43 a.m.
Ten sailors have been missing since the Bath Iron Works-built USS John S. McCain and a Liberian-flagged oil tanker more than three times its size collided Monday.
ANALYSIS
Mars as seen in this photo from NASA.

Who owns Mars? Mining puts spotlight on out of this world property claims

By Chris Arsenault, Reuters on Aug. 22, 2017, at 7:25 a.m.
Can anyone claim the red planet or natural resources on asteroids?
The logo of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Jeep brand is seen on a vehicle at Tbilisi Mall in Tbilisi, Georgia, April 22, 2016.

Fiat draws interest in Jeep from Chinese rival amid asset review

By Bloomberg on Aug. 22, 2017, at 7:22 a.m.
This is the latest sign that the Italian-American company’s businesses may be up for grabs just as Asian carmakers hunt for European and U.S. assets.

Court: Yahoo owes millions for busting NCAA tournament bracket deal

By Jonathan Stempel, Reuters on Aug. 22, 2017, at 7:21 a.m.
Yahoo Inc. owes a prize promoter $5.5 million for backing out of a contract to pay $1 billion for predicting every winner in the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Enthusiasts Tanner Person (right) and Josh Blink, both from Vacaville, California, watch a total solar eclipse while standing atop Carroll Rim Trail at Painted Hills, a unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, near Mitchell, Oregon, Aug. 21, 2017.

Rare total solar eclipse spreads wonder across United States

By Harriet McLeod and Lee van der Voo, Reuters on Aug. 22, 2017, at 7:16 a.m.
“That was the most beautiful thing. I could die happy now.”