Planes carrying remains arrive in Netherlands

(CNN) – A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell “Last Post” marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The grieving nation then held a moment of silence to honor those killed in the crash of the jetliner, downed last week by a suspected
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wiz The Wizards release first alternate jerseys since 2006 and they’re blue

The Wizards released their new alternate jerseys on Tuesday — their first alternates since going back to red-white-and-blue uniforms before the 2011-12 season. The alternates “will be primarily navy blue with red color-blocking at the top and ‘Washington’ listed on the front while the navy shorts will feature the secondary Monument’ logo,” the team said in a release.
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Gray Expands D.C. Free Summer Meals Program to Saturdays

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) announced Thursday the expansion of the city’s Free Summer Meals program to Saturdays, the second straight year he has done so. Beginning July 19, free meals will be offered on Saturdays at select D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation centers and public library branches. The summer program, which began in
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AIDS Walk Has a New Name

The Whitman-Walker Health clinic in Northwest recently announced that, after 27 years, it is changing the name of its signature activity. AIDS Walk Washington will now be known as The Walk to End HIV, a change that Whitman-Walker Health executive director Don Blanchon said is a sign of the nation’s evolving view of the disease.
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APTOPIX Arrest Strugg_chun NYPD Strips Badge, Gun From Cop Involved In Fatal Chokehold

Amid cries for justice after a Staten Island man died during an arrest, the New York City Police Department announced that one of the police officers involved in the arrest had his gun and badge removed. The police issued a statement, “Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo has been place on Modified Assignment pending further investigation into the
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Actress Gabrielle Union and her fiancé Dwyane Wade have banned cell phones and cameras from their upcoming wedding. The “Bad Boys II” star is set to marry the basketball player on Aug. 30 in Miami. An invitation, obtained by TMZ, reveals security at the bash will be tight. Guests will meet at a local hotel before
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lol Dad’s 911 call: I’ve beaten up my son’s assailant

(CNN) — A father in Daytona Beach, Florida, called 911 early Friday morning to report that when he found someone sexually abusing his 11-year-old son, he beat the assailant until he was “nice and knocked out” for police to apprehend. So far, the father is not facing any charges. CNN affiliate CFN 13 asked Daytona
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‘BLOWN OUT OF THE SKY’ Accusations, blame fly as investigators seek answers in MH17 crash

Captain America being replaced by African-American partner

(CNN) – Move over, Steve Rogers. Let the Falcon take wing. The Falcon, aka Sam Wilson, is taking over as Captain America from Rogers, Marvel announced Wednesday. The new hero isn’t just far younger than Rogers, who “must surrender his blues for a sturdy cane,” Paul Montgomery wrote on; he’s also an African-American very much in
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