US closes Texas border facility that detained migrant who later died

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it would stop detaining migrants at its processing center in McAllen, Texas, after "a large number" of people in custody were found to have high fevers.
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‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

The new character is named “Karli,” and is a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents."
Elmo hugs Karli, a new Muppet introduced by "Sesame Street" who is in foster care. (Source: Sesame Street/CNN)
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The South Carolina Department of Corrections Police Services has released arrest warrants Tuesday for a correctional officer who got pregnant by an inmate.
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  Teen’s body dropped off at Mass. hospital, the day after she ran away from home

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Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains.
In this April 19, 2019 file photo, Katrina Spade, the founder and CEO of Recompose, a company that hopes to use composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains, poses for a photo in a cemetery in Seattle, as she displays a sample of compost material left from the decomposition of a cow using a combination of wood chips, alfalfa and straw. On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law that allows licensed facilities to offer "natural organic reduction," which turns a body, mixed with substances such as wood chips and straw, into soil in a span of several weeks. Th law makes Washington the first state in the U.S. to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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In this April 19, 2019 file photo, Katrina Spade, the founder and CEO of Recompose, a company that hopes to use composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains, poses for a photo in a cemetery in Seattle, as she displays a sample of compost material left from the decomposition of a cow using a combination of wood chips, alfalfa and straw. On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law that allows licensed facilities to offer "natural organic reduction," which turns a body, mixed with substances such as wood chips and straw, into soil in a span of several weeks. Th law makes Washington the first state in the U.S. to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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In this April 19, 2019 file photo, Katrina Spade, the founder and CEO of Recompose, a company that hopes to use composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains, poses for a photo in a cemetery in Seattle, as she displays a sample of compost material left from the decomposition of a cow using a combination of wood chips, alfalfa and straw. On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law that allows licensed facilities to offer "natural organic reduction," which turns a body, mixed with substances such as wood chips and straw, into soil in a span of several weeks. Th law makes Washington the first state in the U.S. to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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In this April 19, 2019 file photo, Katrina Spade, the founder and CEO of Recompose, a company that hopes to use composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains, poses for a photo in a cemetery in Seattle, as she displays a sample of compost material left from the decomposition of a cow using a combination of wood chips, alfalfa and straw. On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law that allows licensed facilities to offer "natural organic reduction," which turns a body, mixed with substances such as wood chips and straw, into soil in a span of several weeks. Th law makes Washington the first state in the U.S. to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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Season ends for Gamecocks with loss to LSU at SEC tourney

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The South Carolina Gamecocks women’s basketball team will play in the 2019 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.

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South Carolina legislators are expected to clear the final hurdle to giving the Carolina Panthers up to $120 million in tax breaks to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina
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Auburn's Samantha Cerio smiles and signals to the crowd before competing on the uneven parallel bars during the NCAA college women's gymnastics championships Friday, April 14, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Source: AP)
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