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Workmen searched through the debris of what was the carpenter shop on the pier at Port  in Chicago, Calif. on July 18, 1944 after the building was leveled by the explosion of two munition ships the evening of July 17. Other buildings on the waterfront and in the town itself were shattered by the terrific blast, which was felt 50 miles from the scene.
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The blast that happened at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in California killed 320 people and injured 400 more.
A car is crushed by a fallen building that hosted the Gansevoort mural that was struck by a tornado, in Rome, N.Y., on Tuesday. Much of the U.S. and Canada is cleaning up or still dealing with a new wave of severe storms that have caused deaths and damage this week from the Plains to New England.
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Bernice Johnson Reagon, a founder of The Freedom Singers and Sweet Honey in the Rock, has died
The songleader, civil rights activist and scholar died Tuesday at the age of 81.
Kai Trump delivered a short but personal testament to her grandfather at the RNC
Kai Trump, former President Donald Trump's 17-year-old granddaughter, delivered a short but personal testament to him on the RNC stage Wednesday night.
Biden tests positive for COVID. It comes at an awkward time in his campaign
This is the president's second bout with the virus. He was campaigning in Las Vegas when he found out his cold symptoms were COVID.
What to know about Sixwire, the RNC band supplying the dad rock each night during prime time
So far the group has entertained viewers with renditions of such hits as "Life is a Highway," "All Star," "What I Like About You," "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Reelin' In The Years," among other "dad jams."
Special counsel appeals judge's dismissal of Trump documents case
Special Counsel Jack Smith is appealing a judge's order over the classified documents case against Trump, which was dismissed over his own appointment.