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No choice but lethal force in fatal shooting

No choice but lethal force in fatal shooting

Her killing has prompted angry protests. Police and the mayor say the shooting will be investigated and under the watch of federal court monitoring team. But she also anxious they would be taken from her because an abusive ex-boyfriend, the father of the youngest children, was causing problems for her. Read More

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Texas mom arrested after children die in hot car

Texas mom arrested after children die in hot car

The incident happened in late May, when she initially told police the children locked themselves inside the vehicle. A Texas mother of two was jailed Saturday after cops say she left her kids in hot vehicle where they died. In 2017 alone, 13 children have died from being locked inside cars and suffering heat stroke , according to San Jose State University professor Jan Null . Read More

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Senate passes sweeping sanctions bill targeting Iran, Russia

Senate passes sweeping sanctions bill targeting Iran, Russia

Testifying this week on Capitol Hill , Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged the need to take action against Russian Federation but warned against measures that would cut off dialogue with Moscow. 'This is a very, very strong piece of legislation, ' Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker said on the Senate floor. The New York Times noted that, had the deal not passed, it would have been a "major embarrassment" for Trump just weeks after he traveled to Saudi ... Read More

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Polls close in Virginia gubernatorial primaries

Polls close in Virginia gubernatorial primaries

Frank Von Richter said he voted for Northam because he likes that the lieutenant governor is more "middle of the road" than Perriello and thinks he will work better with a Republican-controlled General Assembly. Associated Press reporters Ben Finley in Norfolk and Alanna Durkin Richer in Richmond contributed to this report. If you're planning to vote in Tuesday's Primary election, here's what you need to know. Read More

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Trump won't prevent ex-FBI chief Comey from testifying

Trump won't prevent ex-FBI chief Comey from testifying

Spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump will not take the action "in order to facilitate a swift and thorough examination of the facts sought by the Senate Intelligence Committee". Mueller, respected for his independence and thoroughness, has so far been silent about taking over the investigations. The White House will also be pushing legislation to combat human trafficking, spearheaded by the president's daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump. Read More

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Aggie Softball begins Women's CWS today

Aggie Softball begins Women's CWS today

LSU now switches to the bottom bracket and will play at 8:30 p.m. Saturday night against the victor of an elimination game earlier on Saturday between OR and Baylor. She made a great throw and it was a bang-bang play. "I know it sounds silly, but it's obvious", he said. "It does come down to timely hitting, but it's not really about - you don't get the luxury when you're facing the pitchers that we're facing here at the series to just be able to pick up every RBI", UCLA Coach Kelly ... Read More

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Social media users baffled by Donald Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

When he was told earlier this year not to like Twitter , the USA president is yet to its own commands and tweets (very) regularly on all possible subjects of its foreign policy to the supposed mediocrity of his opponent. Lookups fo (r). Regrets checking Twitter. One can only wonder how Melania's presence at the White House this summer, once Melania and Barron Trump relocate to the White House from New York City, will have an effect upon President Trump's Twitter habits. Read More

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Absent from Trump's meeting with the pope: Sean Spicer, a devout Catholic

Absent from Trump's meeting with the pope: Sean Spicer, a devout Catholic

But despite the fact that Trump's aides reportedly yielded their spots on the trip so that Catholic staffers could visit the Vatican, Spicer still didn't get to attend, Politico and CNN reported . The two exchanged gifts after the meeting. Shortly after her visit with Pope Francis , the first lady tweeted a photo, saying she was "humbled by the honor" to have visited with the pontiff. Read More

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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

Memorial Day , observed on the last Monday in May in the United States, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868 as a time to decorate the graves of the war's deceased soldiers. In this May 27, 2017 photo, Ken Palmer, left, and Stephen Straining, both of Harrisburg, greet motorcyclists as they ride into Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Pa., for a Memorial Day weekend program. Read More

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Temporary Protections Extended for Haitians

Temporary Protections Extended for Haitians

It also has been reported that the Department of Homeland Security is considering inquiring into the criminal records of some Haitians to deny them protected status. "Even more encouraging is that over 98 percent of these camps have closed", he added. "Kelly.pdf" target="_blank">18 months - cautioned that sending so many Haitians back could cause "an immediate increase in poverty in Haiti". Read More

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Scattered rain & storms to start the work week

Scattered rain & storms to start the work week

As a result, Central New York will go from cloudy with a few showers this morning to some sun before the day is done. You will want to watch out for localized flooding. Highs today reach into the mid to upper 50s. Saturday is looking dry as well with highs in the lower 80s. The showers become more widespread after noon on Monday . Read More

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McDonald's expands delivery partnership with UberEats

McDonald's expands delivery partnership with UberEats

With a $5 booking fee from Uber, an Egg McMuffin meal cost about $11 when delivered by the auto service - and more if you tip the courier, or if your delivery is in a busy area. While delivery is clearly a compelling option to offer, it isn't a simple service for restaurants to add. Customers often spend less when ordering delivery, especially at casual dining chains that rely on alcohol orders to drive sales. Read More

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ACA exchanges grow thinner with Aetna leaving for 2018

ACA exchanges grow thinner with Aetna leaving for 2018

But insurers faced big losses in some markets, and they got less financial support from the government than they expected. Many insurers, members of the Obama administration and ACA supporters portrayed jumps in premiums as one-time course corrections and predicted that both premiums and insurers' participation would level off. Read More

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Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 7

Police say tips from the community resulted in his arrest. Weapons technicians concluded only a Hi-Point gun could produce the markings they found, the report went on to say. June 12: Shots fired at an unoccupied vehicle at 6200 West Mariposa Drive. Phoenix police announced Monday afternoon that 23-year-old Aaron Juan Saucedo was taken into custody in connection with the case that authorities said was the work of a serial killer. Read More

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Police now say 9 killed in serial shootings case

Police now say 9 killed in serial shootings case

The weapon, that has been identified as the weapon that killed Romero, as well as other victims, was pawned to a pawn shop in Phoenix , it was pawned just over two weeks after Romero's murder on September 1, 2015, and was bought by a new owner on June 28th, 2016, making that weapon unavailable for use as the killing weapon, determined by police, for all of the other killings attributed to Saucedo. Read More

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Trump Administration Eviscerates EPA Advisory Board

Trump Administration Eviscerates EPA Advisory Board

At least five members of the BOSC have already been dismissed after their terms ended this year, according to The New York Times; numerous members' terms already have or will expire this fiscal year. "Instead, they should participate in the same open competitive process as the rest of the applicant pool". "We're not going to rubber-stamp the last administration's appointees", Freire told the Washington Post . Read More

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Chicago Police say 2 officers shot and wounded

Chicago Police say 2 officers shot and wounded

Newly elected Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham issued a statement Wednesday morning decrying the "latest unprovoked attack on police officers doing nothing more than carrying out their sworn duties". TV news trucks are about the only sign of Tuesday night's shooting near 43rd Street and Ashland Avenue. They recovered an assault rifle and a handgun in connection to the shootings. Read More

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Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana

Storms with tornadoes possible in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana

Expect a south breeze today between 10 and 20 miles per hour. "Basically we let the weather come to us up here". Regardless, the threat for heavy rain will exist for the entire viewing area as this system moves through. The rain will end on Sunday , which looks to be windy, occasionally wet and much cooler. The trend appears to be heading upwards in the final days of April. Read More

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Landmark 600-Year-Old Oak in New Jersey Coming Down

Landmark 600-Year-Old Oak in New Jersey Coming Down

A 16-year-old white oak grown from acorns collected from the great white oak was recently planted on the north end of the church. They determined it wouldn't be able to withstand many more harsh winters or spring storms. "It has always been there, even before there was a town, and over the years many people have met there, been photographed there, had a meal under the tree". Read More

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Sonny Perdue Confirmed by Senate as Next Agriculture Secretary; Praised by ARA

The Senate confirmed the former Georgia Governor on Monday, but it's unclear when he will be sworn in. According to Market Watch , Perdue, a Republican, grew up on a dairy farm and has managed agribusinesses. Current farm policy expires next year, and lawmakers on the House and Senate agriculture committees will have to find a way to push it through Congress amid heightened partisan tensions and concerns over spending. Read More

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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

The family's attorney added, "The family prays and hopes that she can get beyond that and have a very successful life, but he has made that very hard", Jason Whatley said. Bozeman says they don't know when Elizabeth will be released to go home, and they are taking it day by day. Prosecutors requested that Cummins remain in custody and be returned to authorities in Tennessee. Read More

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Canada minister they're looking forward to Trump trade talks

Canada's cheesemakers have been importing a growing amount of what is called "diafiltered milk" or "ultra-filtered milk", a commodity that can cross the border tariff-free unlike other dairy products. Because of this, it's had a negative impact on several US dairy producers, including Cayuga Milk Ingredients in Aurelius. "We go to the table with Donald Trump right now with one hand, one arm, tied behind our backs", said Hall Findlay. Read More

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Patriots sign Super Bowl hero Butler, may trade him

Patriots sign Super Bowl hero Butler, may trade him

Because a player can't be traded unless he is under contract, Butler's status was in limbo until he signed the $3.91 million tender. The New England Patriots' front office just had a busy Tuesday afternoon and it ended with the team potentially acquiring the power running back their offense needed and retaining their shutdown cornerback. Read More

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