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Giant pink pig balloon crashes at hot air balloon festival in Utah — A pink pig-shaped balloon crashed into trees at a hot air balloon festival in Provo, Utah, on Thursday morning, causing minor burns to the pilot and deflating the mood at an otherwise joyous event meant to honor and strengthen the traditional American values of God, family, freedom and country.

Health officials urge calm as Liberia confirms 2 new cases of Ebola — Two more people have contracted Ebola in Liberia, one day after the body of a 17-year-old boy was found carrying the virus and nearly six weeks after the country was deemed free of it by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to Liberia's Ministry of Information.

Fire at black church followed NAACP warning to take 'necessary precautions' — A predominately black church in Greeleyville, South Carolina was in flames on Tuesday night, making it the seventh to burn in the past week in an increasingly worrisome list of church fires across the South.

Chris Christie's wife made his 2016 announcement worth watching — The family members of Chris Christie could barely contain their excitement on Tuesday morning at his long-awaited presidential campaign announcement, which he made from the gym of his former high school in suburban New Jersey.

17-year-old dies of Ebola in Liberia, 52 days after country declared free of the virus — The body of a 17-year-old Liberian boy tested positive for Ebola on Tuesday, 52 days after the country was declared free of the disease by the World Health Organization. "Liberia has got a re-infection of Ebola," deputy health minister and head of Liberia's Ebola response team, Tolbert Nyenswah, told the Associated Press, adding that the boy died at his home and was buried safely to avoid spreading the virus.

Walmart apologizes for 'ISIS cake' after denying request for Confederate flag cake — "WTF, Walmart?!" Those are the words of a Louisiana man who was frustrated by his local Walmart after it refused to feature an image of the Confederate flag on a cake he ordered. Testing Walmart's limits, the man then decided to ask for a cake bearing the Islamic State's "battle flag" instead.

Confederate flag removed from Alabama Capitol grounds — A Confederate flag that flew over the grounds of the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery was taken down with little fanfare Wednesday morning on orders of the state's governor, according to a new report. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, a Republican, said it was "the right thing to do," reported.

New video shows Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof's arrest — Dashboard video obtained by a local Charleston TV station shows the moment when church shooting suspect Dylann Roof was taken into police custody. It shows Roof's arrest in Shelby, North Carolina, one day after he shot and killed nine people at a Bible study at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church We have dash camera video of Charleston shooting suspect #DylannRoof pursued and arrested in Shelby.

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley wants the Confederate flag removed — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will call on lawmakers to remove the Confederate flag from the state's capitol on Monday, sources tell The Post and Courier, joining a growing field of local officials who want the "symbol of hate" taken down. Gov.

Supreme Court sneaks 'Spider-Man' references into patent opinion — The Supreme Court managed to sneak a few Spider-Man references into an opinion on Monday about the longevity of a patent for a certain web-slinging toy. The 29-page opinion in Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. found (6-3) that Stephen Kimble, the inventor of a popular Spider-Man toy, can't keep reeling in Marvel royalties years after his patent ran out.
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Jul 03, 2015

.@treyanastasio doing a bang up job honoring the Dead & Jerry tonight. One set down, five to go. Couldn't be more excited. #faretheewell

Jul 03, 2015

Hey follow mashable on @snapchat I am snapping from the @GratefulDead's #FareTheeWell shows in Chicago this weekend!

Jul 03, 2015

RT @JLDlite: "Fare Thee Well" #FF: @nycjim, @moneyries, @thesethrogin. Setlists, photos and a lot of increasingly weird thoughts as the night wears on.

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