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White supremacist Richard Spencer still plans to speak at Auburn University

White supremacist Richard Spencer still plans to speak at Auburn University

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the university's Foy Hall, watched by police with dogs, as Spencer's supporters joined a packed crowd inside the auditorium, CNN and other outlets said. University administrators published a statement Tuesday indicating they would comply with the judge's order, but said that Spencer attempted to stoke conflict on the campus in a way that is "divisive and disruptive". Read More

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DNA leads to arrest in murder of jogger in Massachusetts

DNA leads to arrest in murder of jogger in Massachusetts

She had gone out for a jog in August of 2016 when she was visiting her family in Princeton, but never returned. He is reportedly being held at Massachusetts State Police barracks in Millbury on $1 million bail. According to WCVB , a source close to the investigation said Marcotte was found without her clothes and had burns on her head, feet, and hands. Marcotte, who worked as an account manager for Google in NY, had gone out to run several hours earlier. Read More

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Sweeping gun reforms signed into Iowa law

Sweeping gun reforms signed into Iowa law

Iowans will soon be able to carry guns in more places and have greater leeway in using deadly force to protect themselves. Gov. Terry Branstad, the long-serving Republican governor whom President Donald Trump selected to be the ambassador to China, has hinted that he's inclined to sign the bill, calling it "reasonable" legislation that he "could support". Read More

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This executive gave up his United Airlines seat under threat of handcuffs

This executive gave up his United Airlines seat under threat of handcuffs

Fearns told The Los Angeles Times that almost a week after the incident, United finally gave him back the cost difference between his first class and economy ticket, as well as a $500 credit for a future trip on the airline. Dao asks that surveillance videos , cockpit voice recordings, incident reports, and passenger, crew and employee lists be saved for use in Dao's expected lawsuit. Read More

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Arkansas governor backs record executions, saying families need closure

Lethal injection has been defended as a relatively quick, painless way to kill, but four states-Ohio, Oklahoma, Arizona , and Alabama-have in recent years carried out executions in which midazolam failed to keep inmates unconscious. "The only conclusion is that these medicines were acquired from an unauthorized seller in violation of important contractual terms that the manufacturers relied on", the companies stated in the court filing. Read More

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2 inmates charged with killing 4 at SC prison

2 inmates charged with killing 4 at SC prison

The South Carolina Department of Corrections says the four are 52-year-old John King , 35-year-old Jason Kelley , 56-year-old Jimmy Ham , and 44-year-old William Scruggs . King's projected release date was October 2020. Kelley was serving 15 years for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. He was scheduled for release in August 2020. Read More

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Schools close amid Wisconsin manhunt for gun theft suspect

Schools close amid Wisconsin manhunt for gun theft suspect

Elizabeth St. Schools were locked down. Jakubowski has had several run-ins with law enforcement over the years. "I was kind of concerned myself for everybody else around me", Franklin said. UPDATE (WKOW ) - The Rock County Sheriff's Office has now identified a man they're considering a unsafe burglary suspect wanted for questioning. Call Janesville police if you see him or know where he is. Read More

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McGovern: Fed attorney schooled by SJC on immigration case

News 4 NY cameras were in the Bronx in the early morning hours as Enforcement and Removal Officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement staked out numerous locations looking for the specific targets. Despite hours of stakeouts, agents did not find him and he remains on the street. We're told the facility they were transferred to and then released from was Travis County. Read More

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Secret Service agent suspended after meeting with prostitute

Secret Service agent suspended after meeting with prostitute

Police reportedly were called to the hotel after the manager became suspicious about what was going on in one of the rooms. It says the agent has been forced to surrender equipment and has been placed on administrative leave. About a dozen agents were sent home from the trip for misconduct. The wild and highly publicized romp by agents tasked with advanced planning for President Obama's trip saw numerous Secret Service personnel recalled to Washington, D.C. Read More

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Storms Likely Tonight; Gone Friday

The storm system making its way across Louisiana has resulted in two deaths and two tornadoes. Sizeable hail has been reported in Chesapeake around 6:20 p.m. To keep you up-to-date, we've collated a list of handy resources during severe weather. The helicity values will favor rotation, thus, likely enhancing the tornado threat from Tyler, Texas to just south of Dallas to about Waco, Texas-and points south and east. Read More

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'What's going on in Chicago?' Donald Trump again on city violence

'What's going on in Chicago?' Donald Trump again on city violence

In Chicago , Mayor Rahm Emanuel reinforced Chicago's status of a "Sanctuary City" for immigrants today. "Dean is supporting the national FOP position", said Chuck Canterbury, the National Fraternal Order of Police President. The order excluded restrictions on funding "deemed necessary for law enforcement purposes". On Monday, Sessions pledged to withhold Department of Justice grants from jurisdictions that refuse to assist federal immigration officials. Read More

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Democrats threaten delay on Supreme Court nominee

Senate Republicans have alluded to changing the rules in order to allow a simple majority to confirm Gorsuch - the so-called "nuclear option." She said those issues have led her to conclude that "I can not trust that President Trump is acting in the best interest of our country or our democracy and that I can not support moving forward with his choice for the court". Read More

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Schumer Calls on Ryan to Replace Nunes as Intel Chair

Schumer Calls on Ryan to Replace Nunes as Intel Chair

Nunes told CNN he had been working on nailing down the surveillance information before Trump's unsubstantiated claim earlier this month that he was wiretapped by President Barack Obama. The source of the intelligence reports cited by Rep. Devin Nunes , R-Calif., has been a matter of increasing speculation, as the chairman declined to inform Democratic members of the existence of intelligence reports before briefing reporters and the president the day following his mysterious White House ... Read More

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Tracking the severe storms potential

Tracking the severe storms potential

It appears areas south in I-40 will end up with a better chance for damaging storms on Tuesday. This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa. An isolated short-lived tornado is also possible. A severe storm brought huge hail to parts of Oklahoma and Texas on Sunday. A tornado or two is not out of the question, the weather service said. But many people do not pay as much attention to a severe thunderstorm warning as a tornado warning, saying, "it's just a severe thunderstorm warning". Read More

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Raw: Oakland Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Blaze

Battalion Chief Erik Logan did not provide the gender of the deceased. Hours later, firefighters continued with suppression efforts. The four-alarm blaze was reported about 6 a.m. The fire quickly went to four alarms and not long later, the order to evacuate the building was made because the roof and floors had been compromised by the raging fire, according to the department's Twitter account. Read More

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Bellagio Burglary At High-End Jewelry Store Sends Hotel Into Lockdown

The casino and hotel was put on lockdown as reports of an "active shooter" circulated. Police have not yet named the retail store or identified any of the burglars. Police initially thought at least one of the theives may have fired gunshots during the burglary, but later said they believed the sound of the sledgehammers breaking the jewelry cases may have been confused for gunshots. Read More

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Shooting on Las Vegas strip leaves 1 dead

Police have confirmed one person has been shot and transported to UMC Trauma. "This is an ongoing situation", Hadfield said. The incident resulted in the evacuation of the nearby Cosmopolitan hotel and a portion of the area (between Flamingo Road and Harmon Avenue) is being sealed off as negotiations with the suspect unfold. Read More

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Affordable Care Act Anniversary

Affordable Care Act Anniversary

These changes would be most harmful to rural Americans , many of whom voted for President Donald Trump, because they live in areas without competitive health care marketplaces that would encourage lower prices and provide more options. Obama said his law is not in the dreaded "death spiral" that Republicans and some health executives have said. U.S. Rep. James Comer, who represents Kentucky District 1, will vote in favor of the bill Thursday . Read More

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Joe Biden: The fight against cancer is bipartisan

Joe Biden: The fight against cancer is bipartisan

As part of the Moonshot's work, the National Cancer Institute and the University of Chicago past year launched the Genonic Data Commons, a platform for collecting and storing more than 30,000 cancer patients' genomic datasets. Biden said we now have powerful new technologies, tools and medical advances to help detect and deter cancer including immunotherapy, liquid biopsies as well as cutting-edge robotics for surgeons to allow for more precise imaging and surgery. Read More

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State Dept.: Tillerson Has Recused Himself from Matters Pertaining to Keystone Pipeline

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has recused himself from any issues and deliberations around the Keystone XL oil pipeline project, a statement from the State Department revealed. (TransCanada), to re-submit its application to the Department of State for a Presidential permit for the Keystone project. According to a recent poll , Albertans, who stand to benefit directly from Keystone XL's construction, are strongly in favor of it, with 77 percent of respondents in the poll saying so. Read More

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Democrats Forget All The Times They Have Met With Russian Ambassador

Democrats Forget All The Times They Have Met With Russian Ambassador

While there has been much uncertainty about what Donald Trump will do as president, a majority of voters have said they expect him to fulfill the majority of his campaign promises within his first year in the White House. The Trump campaign has not explained why so many people on their team keep meeting with Russian officials, only to deny it. This overlooked the fact that the issue isn't in what capacity he met with the Russians, but whether he told the truth about meeting with them at all ... Read More

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