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North Korea tensions: USS Michigan submarine to enter South Korean port

North Korea tensions: USS Michigan submarine to enter South Korean port

The nuclear test never occurred, but North Korea attempted and failed to launch a ballistic missile, drawing condemnation from the U.N. Security Council and further threats of action from the White Ho...

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Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

Thomas has since been returned home to her family. The Associated Press is not naming the girl or her family members because she is an alleged victim of a sex crime. The US Attorney's Office is requ...

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Unemployment rates fall to record lows in 4 US states

Unemployment rates fall to record lows in 4 US states

Employers across the state have opened up about 60,600 more jobs since March 2016. That pulled the unemployment rate down from 4% in February to 3.8% last month. The highest rate of joblessness in n...

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NYC Mayor Challenges Trump, Sessions On Crime

It is an outrageous statement and it's absurd on its face. New York City's mayor and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions are battling over a Department of Justice statement accusing the city of be...

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Christian campaigners horrified by Arkansas execution

Christian campaigners horrified by Arkansas execution

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he was "surprised and disappointed" by Wednesday's state Supreme Court stay of Johnson's execution. The state had planned to execute eight inmates over 11 days st...

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TIMELINE: The search for Amber Alert suspect Tad Cummins

Thomas was the subject of a Tennessee Amber Alert issued March 14 after having been kidnapped a day earlier by Cummins, a former teacher at her school in Maury County, Tennessee, the release states....

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MSU football's Auston Robertson charged with criminal sexual conduct

MSU football's Auston Robertson charged with criminal sexual conduct

The charges were sworn in 55th District Court Meridian Township Police , who are conducting the investigation. If convicted, Robertson could face penalties ranging up to 15 years in prison. He play...

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Trump signs directive on foreign tech hires

Trump signs directive on foreign tech hires

While Trump has long promised to reform the controversial visa scheme, the executive orders will come too late to have a direct effect on this year's visa season, which commenced on April 1 . H...

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Trump objections don't stop overhaul of Baltimore police

Trump objections don't stop overhaul of Baltimore police

Sessions claimed the agreement had been hastily put together in the final days of the Obama administration-and indeed it was finalized shortly before President Donald Trump was inaugurated. Baltimor...

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White nationalist Spencer speaks at Auburn; 3 arrested

White nationalist Spencer speaks at Auburn; 3 arrested

Mr. Spencer was infamously punched in the face during a televised interview in January. When the talk was announced, many student groups voiced concerns that Spencer - perhaps best known for shoutin...

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VA tests partnership with CVS to reduce veterans' wait times

VA tests partnership with CVS to reduce veterans' wait times

A "quick fix." It does not adequately address the wait list manipulation that is rampant in VA clinics. The program offers a choice to qualifying veterans that lets them see private doctors if they ...

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Man accused of Facebook video killing said he 'just snapped'

The video of the killing was posted on Facebook for about three hours before it was removed. In the video showing the shooting of Godwin, a man resembling Stephens exits his auto , saying, "I f...

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Oklahoma deputy sheriff shot, wounded, suspect being sought

Oklahoma deputy sheriff shot, wounded, suspect being sought

There he stole another vehicle, which has since been found near Guthrie. He appeared to be stable, and he was flown to a nearby hospital for treatment. Oklahoma Highway Patrol, along with Sheriff's ...

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Two Officers Fired After Videos Of Brutal Motorist Beating Surface

Two Officers Fired After Videos Of Brutal Motorist Beating Surface

Bongiovanni pulled Hollins over in Lawrenceville, just outside Atlanta, police said. The incident also highlights the importance of laws protecting people's rights to record police officers in pub...

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Anti-Trump protesters beat apparent Trump supporter

Demonstrators participate in a march and rally to demand President Donald Trump release his tax returns, Saturday, April 15, 2017, in NY. It was not immediately clear what protesters were charged wi...

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Army says 1 dead, 2 injured in golf course helicopter crash

The Army said one person is in serious condition and one is in critical condition. The crash occurred at the Breton Bay Golf Course, said Sgt. Davaughn Parker, with the Maryland State Police. Witn...

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Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more

Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more

Even NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was surprised, as he had not expected such a clear commitment from Donald Trump. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Russian Foreign Minist...

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Arkansas judge barred from death penalty cases

Baker ordered lawyers for the state and the death row prisoners to return to court on Monday with a revised plan for viewing the executions and having defense counsel present. The fight in Arkansas, w...

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Alabama governor halts impeachment, not disparaging report

Alabama governor halts impeachment, not disparaging report

Bentley initially admitted to speaking inappropriately to Mason, but denied having a sexual relationship with her. Sharman says Bentley directed law enforcement staffers to try to uncover who had ...

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Tax Day demonstrators to demand Trump release his taxes

We want to see his taxes", said Ann Demerlis, who was among hundreds who marched in Philadelphia from City Hall to an area in front of historic Independence Hall, carrying signs and chanting "We want ...

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Investigates: Arrest made in connection with death of Princeton jogger Vanessa Marcotte

Investigates: Arrest made in connection with death of Princeton jogger Vanessa Marcotte

Marcotte, a 27-year-old former Google employee, was killed while jogging near her mother's house on August 7, 2016. "It was through [Marcotte's] fight and her efforts that we obtained the DNA of h...

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Americans Still Want to See Trump's Tax Returns

And as we approach tax day Americans across the country are turning up the pressure on Trump to release his returns. Americans have only seen small snippets of Trump's past tax returns. Where a legi...

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Bill to toughen texting and driving law sent to Branstad

Bill to toughen texting and driving law sent to Branstad

The legislation was proposed by Secretary of State Paul Pate, who said during a hearing on March 6 it was meant to "modernize elections technology, streamline the system, and secure integrity by pre...

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Russian Federation halts air pact with USA over attack

An arm of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah issued a statement it claimed was on behalf of Russia, Iran and its allies, vowing to "reply with force" to any future aggression "in a variety of ways". So...

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Last of 'cocaine cowboys' nabbed after 26 years on the run

Last of 'cocaine cowboys' nabbed after 26 years on the run

Marshals Service in Miami, said. Golden said Falcon obtained fake driver's licenses for his family and apparently had been living in the Orlando area since 1999. They watched his whereabouts while...

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Passenger dragged off United flight plans legal action

Passenger dragged off United flight plans legal action

During a fiery public hearing, aldermen harshly criticized United Airlines and the Dept of Aviation over what was called a "disturbing situation". It's the police who are now suspending those three of...

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Democrats seek to resolve health payments on spending bill

It called the Times report incorrect, said Obamacare was failing, and attacked Democrats for not working with Trump and Republicans on healthcare. Analyst Larry Levitt of the nonpartisan Kaiser Fa...

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'Rolling Stone' Settles Defamation Case With Former U.Va. Associate Dean

'Rolling Stone' Settles Defamation Case With Former U.Va. Associate Dean

Attorneys for Rolling Stone and Nicole Eramo announced they've reached a confidential settlement over the 2014 story "A Rape on Campus". Eramo served as UVA's associate dean of students at the tim...

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NY set to make state college tuition free for middle class

NY set to make state college tuition free for middle class

The new plan, which is part of a deal struck by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the lawmakers as part of the state's new nearly US$160 billion budget, would see the state covering tuition for...

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Poll shows Charlie Baker is the most popular governor in America. Again

Poll shows Charlie Baker is the most popular governor in America. Again

Over the last three months, almost 2,500 MA voters participated in the online poll, which showed Baker with a 75 percent approval rating of his job performance, compared to a 17 percent disapproval ra...

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City of Powell River presents Easter egg hunt

City of Powell River presents Easter egg hunt

There were zones marked off for five age groups up to sixth grade and, in total, about 800 colored plastic eggs. This is a free event for all hosted by Seagrove Baptist Church. The eggs made an audito...

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Congress Seen As Not Likely To Pass Tax Overhaul Quickly

One might think Trump would have the good sense to take option No. 2, especially after Trumpcare's demise made revenue neutrality even harder to achieve - and made his administration even more despera...

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2 inmates charged with killing 4 in South Carolina prison

2 inmates charged with killing 4 in South Carolina prison

Coroner Gary Watts confirms he's investigating four deaths at the facility, but wouldn't give any details about how the inmates died. In statement, South Carolina Department of Corrections Director ...

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United States fires missiles at Assad airbase; Russian Federation denounces 'aggression'

The War Powers Resolution, enacted in 1973, long after American troops began fighting in Vietnam, required the president to consult with Congress before sending US armed forces into combat unless ther...

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FDA Approves 1st Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Risk Tests

FDA Approves 1st Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Risk Tests

The tests are meant to be used to "make decisions about lifestyle choices or to inform discussions with a health care professional", the FDA stated in a news release . But some are stillconcerned a...

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High court may re-examine Civil Rights Act after LGBT ruling

High court may re-examine Civil Rights Act after LGBT ruling

And Davidson has speculated that, if the question goes to the Supreme Court, its ultimate resolution "will control other federal laws barring sex discrimination, including Title IX (which governs disc...

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Mountain View baby missing, father suspected

Mountain View baby missing, father suspected

An Amber Alert for the abducted baby was issued around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Michael Wallin had been in an argument with the girl's mother when he fled with the girl in a blue Nissan Altima ...

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Court says gay employees can sue under 1964 Civil Rights Act

Court says gay employees can sue under 1964 Civil Rights Act

Eight of 11 judges on the appellate court ruled that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 . Ivy Tech Community College of in, the f...

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Boys threatened victim with dog attack if she tried to flee

Boys threatened victim with dog attack if she tried to flee

Over the weekend, a 14-year-old boy was also arrested in connection with the attack, and both suspects were charged as jouveniles with aggravated criminal assault, manufacturing of child porn and diss...

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Iceland to make equal pay the law for men and women

Iceland to make equal pay the law for men and women

The networking and career advancement site Levo found about a year ago that although 83 percent of millennial women saw negotiation as crucial, only 41 percent pushed for better salaries or benefits...

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Golden: De Blasio's Rikers closure plan could handcuff city

Golden: De Blasio's Rikers closure plan could handcuff city

Plans for Rikers Island were revealed Sunday after Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to close the jail facility Friday . Hizzoner said Monday he still hadn't read the report, even though it had been out f...

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Tornado kills 2 in Louisiana as state put on 'high alert'

Sunday's storms also brought hurricane-force winds, large hail and sparked flash flooding. With warnings of severe thunderstorms, hail and possible tornadoes issued for parts of the South, a mother...

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Army jawan arrested with grenades at Srinagar airport

Army jawan arrested with grenades at Srinagar airport

A few hours after the inauguration, a policeman was killed and around 14 security personnel were injured in a grenade attack by militants, in Nowhatta area of old Srinagar . Reacting to the arrest, f...

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First Alert Day: Strong cold front, storms to move in

First Alert Day: Strong cold front, storms to move in

An isolated tornado can not be ruled out, but this is not likely. Heavy rainfall will also be possible with totals generally averaging between 1 to 3 inches. Take the same tools the WDAM First Alert W...

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Severe thunderstorms possible Monday afternoon in the Midlands

Midweek, the next low pressure system will move into the Plains and Midwest, possibly bringing the risk of severe weather. There are a couple things to note on the two images above. A storm shelter ...

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Pinwheels for Prevention dispay highlights child abuse problem

Pinwheels for Prevention dispay highlights child abuse problem

According to Nancy Willis, executive director of the 15 Judicial District Child Advocacy Center, each pinwheel represents a child who was severely physically or sexually abused and helped by the Chil...

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Body of missing American schoolgirl Isabel Celis, 6, found in woodland

Body of missing American schoolgirl Isabel Celis, 6, found in woodland

FILE - In this April 22, 2012, file photo, an alley path behind the street where a 6-year-old Tucson girl went missing from her home is cut off with police tape in Tucson, Ariz. "The loss of any child...

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First Two Senate Democrats Back Gorsuch for Supreme Court

Sen. Tom Carper has joined a group of 30 Democratic senators who are opposing Neil Gorsuch's nomination until Republicans give President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, a full consider...

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Suspended free agent safety TJ McDonald signs with Dolphins

Now, with only one career start under his belt, the Dolphins have released their former prized draft pick. In an email to ESPN after the suspension was announced, his agent, Andrew Kessler, wrote:...

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Putin ready to meet Trump in Finland if it hosts summit

Vladimir Putin at the International Arctic Forum in Arkhangelsk, Russia on Thursday. Putin quoted George Bush Sr., who at the Republican National Convention in 1988 said, " read my lips, no new ta...

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