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  • Trump on Parkland shooter: 'A teacher would have shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened'

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    President Trump on Friday castigated the armed resource officer in Parkland, Fla., who resigned from the Broward County Sheriff’s office after surveillance footage showed he waited outside the school during last week’s mass shooting.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:17:15 -0500
  • More Cops In Schools Means More Black Kids In The Criminal Justice System

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    When President Donald Trump held a listening session with survivors of gun violence, their family members and the parents of murdered students on Wednesday, much of the discussion focused on ways to enhance school security.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:19:28 -0500
  • CNN Says It Didn't Ask Florida Shooting Survivor To Read A Scripted Question

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    CNN is denying reports that it asked a Florida school shooting survivor to read a “scripted” question during a town hall debate on gun violence that aired on the network Wednesday night.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:46:34 -0500
  • Autopsy confirms Virginia woman was mauled to death by her own pit bulls

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    An autopsy has confirmed that a Virginia woman believed to have been mauled to death by her own pit bulls in December did indeed die from "trauma due to mauling by animals."

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:42:51 -0500
  • This Las Vegas Airport Is Letting People Dump Their Marijuana Before Flying

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    Cannabis is legal in Nevada but still banned by the U.S. government

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:39:29 -0500
  • Dad who survived son's murder plot that killed mom, brother wants his life spared

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    Kent Whitaker said he forgave his son Bart Whitaker, who is on death row and scheduled to be executed this week.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:13:07 -0500
  • Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Hit By Anthrax Scare

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    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been targeted by an anthrax hoax, reports London’s Evening Standard.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:34:27 -0500
  • Eni executive: drilling off Cyprus could be put on hold

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    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The head of Italian energy firm Eni said Thursday that planned drilling in search of gas off Cyprus could be put on hold until Turkey can be convinced to pull back its warships preventing a rig from reaching the site.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:48:33 -0500
  • Late pastor Billy Graham to lie in honor in US Capitol

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    The body of Reverend Billy Graham, a spiritual advisor to several presidents, will lie in the US Capitol Rotunda next week so Americans can pay respect to the globally influential preacher, lawmakers said Thursday. The rare honor of placing an American's remains in the Capitol is usually reserved for US presidents, military officials and politicians. Graham, who died Wednesday at age 99, would be only the fourth private citizen so honored, and the first person since US senator Daniel Inouye in 2012.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:54:36 -0500
  • Trump aides say U.S. forces can legally stay in Syria, Iraq indefinitely

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    President Trump has all the legal authority he needs to keep U.S. forces in Syria and Iraq indefinitely, the Pentagon and State Department told Sen. Tim Kaine, who has been pushing for a new AUMF.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:41:49 -0500
  • 35 Sleek & Inspiring Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

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    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:05:00 -0500
  • The Parkland Teens Are Giving These Columbine Survivors Hope

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    Last week, Austin Eubanks had just wrapped up his speech at a school in Colorado when he noticed he had a message on his phone.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:23:53 -0500
  • New charges filed against parents in California abused siblings case

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    A California couple accused of keeping 13 children imprisoned, chained and starved in a squalid suburban home were hit with additional charges on Friday as defense lawyers said they were overwhelmed by the sheer amount of evidence in the case. David Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise, 49, were advised of the new charges during a brief hearing in Riverside County Superior Court at which they appeared dressed in black at a table with their attorneys but did not speak. A spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney's Office said the new charges included three counts of child abuse against both defendants.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:15:19 -0500
  • Car Rental Company Enterprise Holdings Ends Discounts For NRA Members

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    One of the world’s largest car rental companies is cutting ties with the National Rifle Association.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:13:49 -0500
  • Grand Canyon crash that killed Britons happened on tribal land with fewer aviation regulations

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    Investigators are continuing to probe what caused a helicopter to plunge into the Grand Canyon as it emerged that the crash happened on tribal land where air tours are not as highly regulated as those inside the national park itself. Three British tourists died when the helicopter went down early February. They were in Las Vegas to celebrate a birthday and took a helicopter sightseeing tour on the Hualapai reservation. Becky Dobson, 27, her boyfriend Stuart Hill, 30, and his brother, Jason Hill, 32-year-old lawyer died. Three friends and the pilot are in hospital where investigators want to interview them about what went wrong. Unlike the national park, air tours on the Hualapai reservation are not subject to federal regulations that restrict routes, impose curfews and cap the amount of flights over the Grand Canyon each year. The Federal Aviation Administration granted the Hualapai Tribe an exemption 18 years ago after finding that the regulations would harm the tribe's economy where tourism is a major driver. Most of the flights over the reservation originate from Las Vegas, and air tour operators aggressively market them. The pilots can fly between canyon walls and land at the bottom next to the Colorado River on the reservation, which isn't allowed at the park other than for emergency operations. Quartermaster Canyon locator The National Transportation Safety board says it can't say with any certainty yet what caused Saturday's crash. Gary Robb, an attorney who has represented crash victims for almost 40 years, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal it may take investigators as long as nine months to establish the cause of Saturday’s crash. “It’s too early to speculate, but early indications suggest that perhaps heavy gusts could have been a factor that drove the aircraft to strike a wall of the canyon,” he said. “The other possibility is some sort of in-flight mechanical issue, including an engine problem or main rotor blade fracture or defect. Stuart Hill and Becky Dobson died when a helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon on Saturday Credit: facebook “You also cannot rule out human error, whether it be some sort of pilot incapacitation or neglect.” Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters said it is co-operating with the investigation and that it abides by flight safety rules and regulations that exceed those required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Saturday’s crash was its fourth fatal accident in the past 20 years, claiming eight lives.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:29:30 -0500
  • Adam Rippon Will Now 'Totally' Take Mike Pence's Telephone Call

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    Adam Rippon is now prepared to talk with Vice President Mike Pence.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:23:36 -0500
  • Modi hugs Trudeau amid Indo-Canada invitation embarrassment

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    NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday with a hug, one day after embarrassed Canadian diplomats had to revoke a party invitation for a man convicted of attempting to kill an Indian politician.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:51:10 -0500
  • Texas governor issues last-minute reprieve for son who ordered family killed

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    Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a last-minute reprieve for a death row prisoner who hired a gunman to kill his family after his father, whom he sought to murder, pleaded for his son's life. Thomas Bartlett "Bart" Whitaker, 38, had been one of three men awaiting execution Thursday in three different US states. Another, Eric Branch, was executed as scheduled in Florida for the 1993 murder of a student.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:45:30 -0500
  • As Ivanka visits South Korea, Trump targets the North

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    President Trump announced that the U.S. was imposing a new round of sanctions taking aim at North Korea, the latest effort to tighten the economic vise in response to the Stalinist regime’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. He announced the sanctions as Ivanka visited the Olympic Games in South Korea.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:47:47 -0500
  • Citizenship agency removes description of US as 'nation of immigrants'

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    Immigrants become American citizens during a naturalization ceremony. The government agency in charge of granting citizenship to prospective Americans has removed a passage from its mission statement that describes the United States as a nation of immigrants. The move by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services agency was first revealed via an email shared with the Intercept, confirmed by the Guardian Thursday.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:34:23 -0500
  • Hem Is Having a 20% Off Sale and We're Freaking Out

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    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:41:28 -0500
  • 12 Tweets On Gun Violence And Mental Health Everyone Should Read

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    If you mapped out the discussion about the major causes of gun violence following every mass shooting in the United States, it would almost certainly lead you to the same destination: mental illness.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:37:13 -0500
  • NRA's LaPierre blames FBI, mental illness and security 'failures' for Florida shooting — not guns

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    The head of the National Rifle Association denounced lawmakers and the media on Thursday for renewing the debate over U.S. gun laws in the wake of last week’s deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:59:14 -0500
  • Suspect in Filipina's death in Kuwait arrested, wife sought

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    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Lebanese man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait has been arrested, the Philippine foreign secretary said Friday.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:17:18 -0500
  • Ex-NFL Player In Custody After Instagram Post Prompts High School Closure

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    An Instagram post by former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin prompted a private Los Angeles area high school to shut down Friday as authorities worked to understand the somewhat cryptic message.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:22:29 -0500
  • 911 Call From Domestic Disturbance Involving Nikolas Cruz Released

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    The call was placed by family friend Roxanne Deschamps, who took in the suspected killer before the Florida school shooting.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:53:18 -0500
  • Wild elephant kills two at Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

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    A wild elephant Thursday trampled to death two people, including a child, as it rampaged through a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, officials said. The incident occurred at the massive Kutupalong camp in the southeastern border district of Cox's Bazar, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have taken refuge after fleeing what UN officials have called ethnic cleansing in Myanmar's Rakhine state. "The wild elephant trampled a Rohingya child to death... and then trampled another Bangladeshi man to death when it was chased by Rohingya refugees and local villagers," Ali Kabir, the district forest department chief, told AFP.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:27:14 -0500
  • Russia's Man In The White House

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    First, did a presidential candidate compromise our interests in exchange for electoral help from a foreign adversary?

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:07:33 -0500
  • Protest in Istanbul against bloodshed in Syria's E.Ghouta

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    More than 350 civilians have been killed in the five-day-old blitz by the Syrian regime led by President Bashar al-Assad in the rebel-held enclave near Damascus. Regime supporter Russia has been accused of taking part in air strikes but the Kremlin denied involvement, on Wednesday calling the accusations "groundless". The demonstrators, most of them Syrians, chanted slogans against Damascus as well as Moscow and another regime supporter, Iran, an AFP correspondent said.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:18:24 -0500
  • SpaceX boat tries to catch pricey rocket nosecone in the Pacific Ocean, but misses

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    After SpaceX successfully blasted three satellites into space early Thursday morning, the company tried to catch the Falcon 9 rocket's expensive nosecone, also known as a fairing, on a ship in the Pacific Ocean. The vessel, named "Mr. Steven," was outfitted with a giant net. According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the boat missed catching the fairing by "a few hundred meters," but he thinks there's a simple fix: Bigger parachutes to better control the parachuting fairing. Missed by a few hundred meters, but fairing landed intact in water. Should be able catch it with slightly bigger chutes to slow down descent. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 22, 2018 The fairing, which sheltered and released the payload during the rocket launch, parachuted down to the Pacific Ocean. A GPS guidance system helped guide the parachute close to the long, outstretched metallic arms of the awaiting ship. Assuming the nosecone is in good shape, SpaceX may still try and retrieve it from the water.  Falcon fairing half as seen from our catcher’s mitt in boat form, Mr. Steven. No apparent damage from reentry and splashdown. A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on Feb 22, 2018 at 7:36am PST Recovery of the rocket fairing is aimed at bringing down the cost of access to space, since this particular part of the rocket costs between $5 and $6 million dollars.  SpaceX famously lands its rocket boosters back on Earth and reuses them in subsequent launches, but it never before attempted to catch a rocket's fairing. SpaceX plans to outcompete its rocket rivals by reusing most of its rockets, as opposing to building new components for each launch.  SEE ALSO: Elon Musk's 'Starman' Tesla Roadster isn't your typical piece of space junk This launch, for example, featured a Falcon 9 rocket booster that had previously been to space in August 2017. SpaceX decided not to recover the rocket for a potential third launch, however.   Going to try to catch the giant fairing (nosecone) of Falcon 9 as it falls back from space at about eight times the speed of sound. It has onboard thrusters and a guidance system to bring it through the atmosphere intact, then releases a parafoil and our ship, named Mr. Steven, with basically a giant catcher’s mitt welded on, tries to catch it. A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on Feb 22, 2018 at 6:07am PST Instead, the rocket fell back to Earth and crashed into the Pacific Ocean. According to SpaceX firmware engineer Tom Praderio, "SpaceX is making room for its next iteration of Falcon 9 rockets," so it had no reason to land and reuse the rocket for a third launch.  A screenshot of the Falcon 9 rocket second stage heading towards low-Earth orbit. The curvature of the Earth can be seen in the background.Image: spacexThe Falcon 9 rockets have proven to be quite reliable, as SpaceX launched them into space 18 times last year, with no failures. The company plans to surpass these launch numbers this year.  Besides the primary payload — a Spanish satellite that can capture extremely high-resolution images of Earth — SpaceX launched two of its own microsatellites. These satellites are a test, but likely the first of thousands of internet-beaming satellites called Starlink, which is intended to provide high-speed internet access to the web-deprived corners of the world, sometime in the early to mid 2020s. Today’s Falcon launch carries 2 SpaceX test satellites for global broadband. If successful, Starlink constellation will serve least served. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 21, 2018 The Federal Communications Commission has yet to approve the SpaceX Starlink constellation, but last week FCC chairmen Ajit Pai urged commissioners to approve the bold space internet project.  The PAZ satellite successfully separating from the Falcon 9 rocket.Image: spacex WATCH: Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains what 'shoot for the moon' actually means

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:54:22 -0500
  • One of two men hired by man who planned his family's murder confesses to cops: Part 4

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    As Bart Whitaker fled to Mexico under an alias, cops found evidence he may have planned his family's murder two years earlier.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:28:48 -0500
  • First National Bank Of Omaha To Dump NRA-Branded Visa Credit Card

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    The First National Bank of Omaha has decided to cut ties with the National Rifle Association in a national moment of reckoning over gun control.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:32:57 -0500
  • Drugs likely in deaths of 3 found on San Francisco street

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Public health authorities are warning against the dangers of buying drugs potentially laced with fentanyl after three men were found dead near a school in San Francisco's historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:33:55 -0500
  • GOP Doing All It Can To Keep Pennsylvania's Gerrymandered Congressional Map

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    Pennsylvania Republicans took another stab at blocking a court-ordered congressional map on Thursday by filing a new lawsuit that asks a three-judge federal panel to step in.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:19:26 -0500
  • Cops Search for Man Seen Slipping From Handcuffs and Fleeing Police Station

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    Authorities in Ohio allege James Hlavsa escaped and is on the run.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:48:37 -0500
  • 13 Genius Ways To Use Ground Lamb

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    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:49:27 -0500
  • U.S. special counsel files new charges against Trump former campaign aides

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    By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new set of criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates that include bank and tax fraud, escalating a legal battle that started last year. The charges were contained in a 32-count indictment against the two men that was filed in the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria. Manafort and Gates are already facing criminal charges by Mueller's office in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that include conspiracy to launder money, conspiracy to defraud the United States and failure to register as foreign agents for political work they did for a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:34:42 -0500
  • Canada to accept bid from Boeing for new fighter jets

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    Canada said Thursday it was allowing Boeing to submit a bid to replace the country's aging F-18 fleet, after an earlier trade dispute between the American manufacturer and Ottawa. The announcement came a month after the US International Trade Commission rejected a complaint filed by Boeing against its Canadian rival Bombardier, demanding nearly 300 percent anti-dumping duties on the C Series passenger plane. Boeing, which makes the Super Hornet, is one of five manufacturers invited to submit proposals in spring 2019 for an order of 88 advanced fighter jets, which are to be delivered in 2025, according to a Canadian government statement.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:16:14 -0500
  • Oprah Surprised Tiffany Haddish, Who Responded Like Any Mere Mortal Would

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    Oprah Winfrey surprised actress Tiffany Haddish on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday, and it was quite a moment.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:39:21 -0500
  • Attorney: Mayor has turned over phone code in affair probe

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's attorney said Friday that she has provided the passcode for her personal cellphone to state authorities, who are searching the device as they investigate whether laws were broken during her affair with her former bodyguard.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:53:59 -0500
  • How to Make Your Washer and Dryer Last

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    How long should your new washer and dryer to last? It's a topic of much debate. Given that most machines come with just a 1-year parts and labor warranty, we asked manufacturers what kind of long...

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:53:25 -0500
  • 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: Bolder Looks and an Optional Diesel

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    The fourth-gen Santa Fe is once again offered in two sizes.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:15:00 -0500
  • Indicted Missouri governor had been rising politically

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL whose victory in his first run for public office made him a rising Republican political figure, was indicted Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge stemming from an affair he had in 2015.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:36:41 -0500
  • 'Walking Dead' Star Admits To That Eye-Opening Mistake

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    At this point in “The Walking Dead” timeline, longtime zombie hunter Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) could probably fire a weapon with his eyes closed, so the question is, uh, did he?

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:27:30 -0500
  • German shepherd shot and beaten while protecting owner from burglars

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    A German shepherd was shot and beaten while it protected its teenage owner from burglars, according to local media reports. As the teenager hid in the closet, his dog, Rex, ran downstairs to confront the intruders. The thieves attacked the animal, leaving him badly injured, but as they proceeded into the bedrooms Rex continued to defend the teenager and threw himself at the intruders, KTLA reported.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:57:26 -0500
  • Trump predicts NRA will back raising age limit on gun purchases

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    Amid a national debate over U.S. gun laws in the wake of last week’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., President Trump on Thursday pledged action and laid out his ideas for school safety — even as the National Rifle Association is resisting calls for change.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:06:04 -0500
  • Shepard Smith: People Go To Prison For What Jared Kushner Did

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    White House senior aide Jared Kushner’s multiple omissions on required financial disclosure forms for his security clearance would “be a crime, punishable by prison” for other people, Fox News host Shepard Smith said Thursday.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:42:41 -0500
  • Michael Dell Paid Record-Breaking Price For Manhattan’s One57 Penthouse

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    Cementing his status as one of the wealthiest people in the world, Dell reportedly paid $100.5 million for a 10,923-square-foot penthouse

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:26:04 -0500
  • New execution date set for Georgia's 'stocking strangler'

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    ATLANTA (AP) — A man known as the "stocking strangler," who was convicted of raping and choking to death three elderly women four decades ago in Georgia is set for execution next month.

    Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:41:29 -0500
  • NYPD officer struck by driver fleeing Bronx traffic stop

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    Authorities say the officer was hit around 10 a.m. at West 183rd Street and Grand Avenue in the University Heights section after the suspect, identified as Robert Rivera, was pulled over for having excessively tinted windows.

    Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:30:00 -0500
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