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Mar 22, 2019

Googling Florida man for the viral birthday challenge? Why there are so many wild crime stories
Googling to see what wild crime story from Florida is associated with your birthday? Why Florida has become the butt of this viral joke.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 22, 2019

Barack Obama shares March Madness bracket
Barack Obama has once again shared his bracket, and whether his top pick wins or loses, he certainly has fans. Keri Lumm reports.         

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Mar 22, 2019

What will happen with the Mueller report?
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to present a report to the Justice Department any day now outlining the findings of his investigation.         

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Mar 22, 2019

The teachers were told to kneel. Then 'shot.' An Indiana training exercise draws criticism
Teachers at an elementary school said they were shot with plastic pellets that left welts and bruises and drew blood. Officers used airsoft guns.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 22, 2019

A 150-year-old Bible has miraculously survived two church fires in a small Wisconsin town
A Bible in Plover, Wisconsin, has miraculously survived two burning churches in its 150 years.         

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Mar 22, 2019

1 in 7 Americans can't tell the difference between 'fake' and real news
Americans believe that their First Amendment rights are at risk. The Samuel Hubbard Shoe Company worked with OnePoll to study the issue.         

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Mar 22, 2019

After pro wrestler King Kong Bundy's death, his cats need new homes
After the pro wrestler's sudden death, animal rescue groups in New Jersey are scrambling to rehome as many as 10 cats.         

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Mar 22, 2019

Teachers told to kneel before being shot with pellets during active-shooter training
Teachers at an elementary school said they were shot with plastic pellets that left welts and bruises and drew blood. Officers used airsoft guns.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 22, 2019

Are pilots outside the U.S. getting the training needed to fly jets, including Boeing 737 Max 8?
Two Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes in less than five months have prompted questions from aviation experts about the training of pilots for foreign airlines.         

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Mar 22, 2019

In rare photo, crocodile suns itself with alligator at Florida golf course
The female crocodile, who the golf course maintenance team named "Fred," was once spotted resting on an alligator's tale at Sanibel Island Golf Club.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 22, 2019

'A gift sent from the heavens': Nebraska pals find fridge full of beer during flood cleanup
Kyle Simpson and Gayland Stouffer had spent the day cleaning up from flooding in Nebraska when a fridge appeared in the distance. It was full of beer.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 22, 2019

A 1-in-500,000 birth: Colombian baby born with twin growing inside her abdomen
Doctors delivered Itzamara by cesarean section because the twin could crush her abdominal organs, the New York Times reported.         

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Mar 22, 2019

Florida man challenge: Here's why there are so many crazy crime stories from Florida
There's no simple explanation, experts say. The state's laws have something to do with it. But also to blame: "a general craziness here."         

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Mar 21, 2019

ICE: Man who killed Washington state deputy this week was Mexican citizen illegally in US
A road rage suspect who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy this week was living in the United States illegally, the federal government said Thursday.         

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Mar 21, 2019

A 1,600-pound steer showed up on a leash. Petco welcomed him 'with open arms'
Vincent Browning and Shelly Lumpkin brought Oliver, a Ankole-Watusi steer with long horns, to Petco, where employees welcomed him 'with open arms."         

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Mar 21, 2019

A 1,600-pound longhorn steer showed up on a leash. Petco 'welcomed him with open arms'
Vincent Browning and Shelly Lumpkin brought Oliver, a Ankole-Watusi steer with long horns, to Petco, where employees "welcomed him with open arms."         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

'They take your money ... dreams and hopes': Florida woman charged in adoption scam
Throughout Florida, people have preyed on the emotions and pocketbooks of couples and single people looking to adopt.         

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Mar 21, 2019

Two pals found a fridge in Nebraska flood cleanup. A gift 'from the heavens' was inside
Kyle Simpson and Gayland Stouffer had spent the day cleaning up from flooding in Nebraska when a fridge appeared in the distance. It was full of beer.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

Ronald Stewart confessed to a 1983 murder and died in prison. He didn't do it, prosecutors say
A confession letter and DNA testing led prosecutors to ask a judge to clear a 1983 murder from a dead serial rapist's record.         

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Mar 21, 2019

Feds: Woman stole $410,000 from NYPD charity to pay for dental expenses, Streisand tickets
Prosecutors say Lorraine Shanley spent thousands on dental expenses, landscaping and Barbara Streisand concert tickets.         

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Mar 21, 2019

Alabama bill would allow donations from taxpayers to fund border wall
Congress would have to vote to accept any money raised by the organization.         

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Mar 21, 2019

Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty in bombing spree aimed at Trump critics, including Obama, Biden
"MAGA bomber" Cesar Sayoc sobbed as he pleaded guilty to planting devices targeting numerous newscasters and Trump critics, including Obama and Biden.         

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Mar 21, 2019

Who is Renty? The story of the slave whose photos have triggered a lawsuit against Harvard
The photos of Renty and his daughter Delia, taken in nude in 1850 against their will for a Harvard University professor, are now the subject of a lawsuit that Tamara Lanier has filed this week.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

Feds: Woman stole $410K from NYPD charity to pay for dental expenses, Streisand tickets
Prosecutors say Lorraine Shanley spent thousands on dental expenses, landscaping and Barbara Streisand concert tickets.         

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Mar 21, 2019

Reports: Boeing will add warning light to aid pilots after Ethiopian 737 Max crash
The warning light will become standard equipment. Previously, it was an option         

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Mar 21, 2019

Trump signs executive order on free speech at college campuses
President Trump's executive order on free speech on college campuses is in response to concerns from conservatives that colleges are too liberal.         

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Mar 21, 2019

Ethiopian 737 Max crash: Boeing will add warning light to aid pilots, sources say
The warning light will become standard equipment. Previously, it was an option         

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Mar 21, 2019

46% of whites worry becoming a majority-minority nation will 'weaken American culture,' survey says
By 2050, the U.S. population will have a nonwhite majority. A Pew survey found 46 percent of white people fear that will "weaken U.S. culture."         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

Death toll from Cyclone Idai surpasses 500 in southern Africa
A week after Cyclone Idai lashed southern Africa, flooding still raged Thursday as torrential rains caused a dam to overflow in Zimbabwe, threatening riverside populations.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

Red Bull stunt lights up Los Angeles sky
Red Bull lit up the sky in downtown Los Angeles with flaming wingsuits to celebrate the year's final supermoon.         

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Mar 21, 2019

Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty in spree aimed at Trump critics, including Obama, Biden
Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc tearfully apologized in court and pleaded guilty Thursday in the pipe bomb mailing spree that targeted prominent Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump in late 2018.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

Missing 8-month-old Amiah Robertson disappeared more than a week ago. Here's what we know
IMPD and the FBI are searching for the missing Indianapolis baby.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

Midwest flooding could be costly: In Nebraska, tab is $1.3 billion and rising with waters
Midwest flooding that has overwhelmed levees and swamped wide swaths of Nebraska, Wisconsin and Iowa is creating a 'slow-moving natural disaster' that could cost some states billions.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms pushes to re-examine 'Child Murders'
Atlanta's mayor and chief of police are leading a push to re-examine evidence from a string of murders from 1979 to 1981 that terrorized the city's black community. (March 21)         

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Mar 21, 2019

Jared Kushner uses WhatsApp, encrypted messaging, to conduct 'official business,' Dems say
Senior White House aide Jared Kushner uses WhatsApp to conduct business and talk with foreign leaders, according to statements released by Democrats.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

'It hurt so bad': Indiana teachers shot with plastic pellets during active-shooter training
Teachers at an elementary school said they were shot with plastic pellets that left welts and bruises and drew blood. Officers used airsoft guns.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

This is why everyone is Googling 'Florida man' and their birthday
What 'Florida man' headline comes up for your birthday? People are Googling it to find out in the Florida Man Challenge.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

Midwest flooding could be costly: In Nebraska, tab is $130 billion and rising with waters
Midwest flooding that has overwhelmed levees and swamped wide swaths of Nebraska, Wisconsin and Iowa is creating a 'slow-moving natural disaster' that could cost some states billions.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

Spring flooding could be 'unprecedented' with 200 million Americans at risk
Spring flooding has already been disastrous, and it's likely to get worse, federal forecasters announced. Floods could reach "unprecedented" levels.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

46% of whites worry becoming a majority-minority nation will 'weaken American culture': Survey
By 2050, the U.S. population will be a majority non-white. A Pew survey found 46 percent of white people fear that will 'weaken U.S. culture.'         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc likely to plead guilty in spree aimed at Trump critics, including Obama, Biden
Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc is likely to plead guilty to mailing explosive devices to prominent Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

Florida man takes over the internet
The sunshine state is full of bizarre stories. These are our favorite Florida Man stories.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

Midwest flood victims begin cleaning up
Residents in parts of the Midwest are trying to pick up after their homes and belongings were damaged by flood waters. (March 21)         

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Mar 21, 2019

Warming winters threaten Minnesota's identity
Minnesota is among the fastest-warming states in the U.S., and the changing climate is having an impact on some beloved elements of outdoor life (March 21)         

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Mar 21, 2019

ATV driver accused of hitting, dragging Nashville officer arrested
Walter E. Moss II is charged with aggravated assault on police officer, reckless endangerment and evading arrest after ATV hits officer, police say.         

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Mar 21, 2019

Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc expected to plead guilty in spree aimed at Trump critics, including Obama, Biden
Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc is expected to plead guilty for mailing explosive devices to critics of President Donald Trump and prominent Democrats         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

Residents told to stay inside because of benzene levels after fire at Deer Park, Texas, chemical facility
National Guard troops have been called in and residents were told to stay inside after elevated levels of benzene were detected near a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

The day in pictures
        

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Mar 21, 2019

Charges dropped against mom whose children drowned in locked SUV that slid into creek
Jenea Monique Payne was charged with two counts of negligent manslaughter and one count of child neglect after her children drowned in submerged SUV.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

Americans loves labs. They're the top dog breed for the 28th year in a row, says AKC
U.S. dog owners still love Labrador retrievers, topping the list of breed popularity for the 28th year in a row, according to AKC data.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

Firearm deaths of US school-age children at 'epidemic' levels, study says
A new study announced an alarming increase in the number of firearm deaths of school-age children in the United States:  38,942 in those 5 to 18 years old from 1999 to 2017.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

Zachary Levi: Stop giving a voice to trolls
At the London premiere of new superhero movie "Shazam!" stars Zachary Levi and Mark Strong discuss online trolls who threated to boycott "Captain Marvel." (March 21)         

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Mar 21, 2019

Watch this 800-pound bison do its ‘happy dance' for the first day of spring
This American Bison in North Carolina seems to be jumping for joy during the first day of spring.         

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Mar 21, 2019

More dog food recalled over potentially toxic vitamin D levels, Hill's Pet Nutrition says
Eight more varieties of canned dog food are being recalled for potentially toxic levels of vitamin D, Hill's Pet Nutrition announced Wednesday.         

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Mar 21, 2019

Was that a meteor over Los Angeles? A UFO? Nope. A supermoon stunt from Red Bull lit up the sky
Citizens went to Twitter to alert LAPD to a meteor over Los Angeles. But actually, it was a stunt from Red Bull for the last supermoon of the year.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

Sheriff, all her deputies and a police dog resign to protest Oklahoma jail conditions
Nowata County is reeling after sheriff Terry Sue Barnett read her letter of resignation at a news conference detailing alarming jail conditions.         

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Mar 21, 2019

Powerball jackpot grows to $625M for Saturday drawing
The prize grew to an estimated $625 million, with the next drawing scheduled for Saturday after no tickets matched Wednesday's drawing.         

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Mar 21, 2019

'An inexcusable act': 59 graves vandalized at Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts, police say
Police in Massachusetts say they have opened a hate crime investigation after finding dozens of graves defaced at a Hebrew cemetery in Fall River.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 21, 2019

California bobcat killed by car after surviving deadly Woolsey Fire
A bobcat that survived a Southern California wildfire has been hit and killed by a car, officials say.         

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Mar 21, 2019

Man with Down syndrome honored for working 27 years at McDonald's
On Friday, March 15, Chris Campbell celebrated the beginning of his his twenty-seventh year of employment at the Georgia fast food restaurant.         

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Mar 21, 2019

No Wednesday winner: Powerball jackpot grows to $625M for Saturday drawing
The prize grew to an estimated $625 million, with the next drawing scheduled for Saturday after no tickets matched Wednesday's drawing.         

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Mar 21, 2019

'We just want the guns back': New Zealand announces immediate ban of assault rifles
New Zealand is banning all assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and military-style semi-automatic rifles in after the nation's deadliest massacre.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 20, 2019

'An inexcusable act': 59 graves vandalized at Hebrew cemetery in Massachusetts, police say
Police in Massachusetts say they have opened a hate crime investigation after finding dozens of graves defaced at a Hebrew cemetery in Fall River.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 20, 2019

Check your tickets: Powerball $550M winning numbers announced
The winning numbers were 10, 14, 50, 53, 63 and Mega Ball 21.         

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Mar 20, 2019

The waters are rising, the floods are coming. What are we doing to save ourselves?
Experts say some areas will experience more violent and wetter storms as climate change makes global weather more variable and extreme.         

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Mar 20, 2019

New Zealand bans military-style assault rifles after deadliest attack in nation's history
New Zealand is banning all assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and military-style semi-automatic rifles in response to the nation's deadliest massacre in history Friday         

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Mar 20, 2019

When children say 'I want to kill myself': The alarming rise of youth suicides
Suicides of children and teens have been rising both in Kentucky and nationally. Experts say something must be done now.         

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Mar 20, 2019

'I want to set the record straight': Jared Kushner's father comes to his defense in op-ed
The father of Jared Kushner authored an opinion piece in the Washington Post pushing back against accusations of corruption and conflicts of interest.         

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Mar 20, 2019

Florida man charged with bludgeoning crew member to death on commercial fishing boat
Charges of second-degree murder were filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Fort Myers against Casey Lowell Hickok, 32, of Copeland, Florida         

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Mar 20, 2019

Bernie Sanders: War being waged against working people
Union members walked picket lines Wednesday at University of California campuses and hospitals in a one-day strike. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is again running for president, addressed strikers at the University of California, Los Angeles. (March 20)         

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Mar 20, 2019

Ex-spa owner Yang denies working as Chinese spy selling access to Trump in first interview
The former owner of a Florida spa named in a human trafficking investigation refuted reports about selling access to President Donald Trump on NBC.         

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Mar 20, 2019

New York man charged with keeping live sharks in a pool inside his home
Joshua Seguine, 38, was charged in the Town of LaGrange on Tuesday with illegal commercialization of fish, shellfish, crustaceans and wildlife.         

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Mar 20, 2019

Lawsuit alleges Harvard profited from photos of slaves
A lawyer says Harvard University has the opportunity to "remove the stain from its legacy" by honoring a Connecticut woman's request to turn over photos of two South Carolina slaves she says are her ancestors. (March 20)         

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Mar 20, 2019

Police chase ends with suspect showing off dance moves
Law-breaking turned into breakdancing at the end of a Los Angeles vehicle pursuit.         

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Mar 20, 2019

FBI joins criminal probe into Boeing 737 Max 8 safety certification in wake of crashes
The FBI has joined the widening criminal probe into how Boeing's 737 Max 8 jets were deemed as safe in the months before two of them crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia,         

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Mar 20, 2019

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts: Nearly $1.4 billion in flooding losses
Officials say recent flooding in parts of Nebraska has caused nearly $1.4 billion in estimated losses and damage. (March 20)         

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Mar 20, 2019

Farewell, Florence and Michael: Names of deadly, destructive hurricanes retired
The names of last year's two monster hurricanes - Florence and Michael - will never be used again after they were officially "retired" Thursday.         

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Mar 20, 2019

Police chase suspect shows off dance steps
Law-breaking turned into breakdancing at the end of a Los Angeles vehicle pursuit. TV news helicopters were overhead Tuesday night when a suspect did a brief dance before being handcuffed. (March 19)         

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Mar 20, 2019

Fire is out at Texas petrochemicals facility
Crews have extinguished a fire that's burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility. The fire sent up a huge plume of smoke but the EPA says air quality remains safe (March 20)         

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Mar 20, 2019

Oldest egg fossil discovered inside ancient mama bird
Scientists have discovered the first fossil bird ever found with an egg preserved inside its body, a new study reports.         

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Mar 20, 2019

Man who killed his family at 17 tells parole board 'I hate what happened'
Clay Shrout talks publicly for first time about the day he killed his family in 1994. Parole decision is delayed until Monday.         

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Mar 20, 2019

2019 political cartoons from the USA TODAY Network
Gannett's cartoonists from across the country draw their takes on news and politics.         

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Mar 20, 2019

Nevada bill would allow some 14-year-olds to drive
The bill, set to be heard Thursday, seeks to expand existing law that allows 14-year-old drivers in rural counties.         

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Mar 20, 2019

With Fox, Disney has 'fuel' to take on Netflix
With the close of Disney's $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets one analyst believes Disney now has the 'fuel in the engine' to take on Netfilx once it starts its streaming service next year. (March 20)         

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Mar 20, 2019

Kids were YouTube stars. Now mom is accused of starving, pepper-spraying them, police say
The children reported being locked in a closet without food, water or access to a bathroom and pepper sprayed from head to toe, according to police.         

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Mar 20, 2019

Catholic Church scandal: 395 Illinois priests, deacons accused of sexual misconduct
A report identifies 395 Catholic clergy members in Illinois who have been accused of sexual misconduct.         

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Mar 20, 2019

Former nurse accused of raping, impregnating patient to fight court-ordered HIV, STD testing
Nathan Sutherland was arrested after Phoenix police said his DNA was tied to the baby born to an incapacitated woman at Hacienda HealthCare.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 20, 2019

She knitted her suit out of hundreds of Wegmans bags. And she has a purse to match
You have to see Rosa Ferrigno's ensemble to believe it.         

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Mar 20, 2019

Harvard University sued over allegedly profiting from what are believed to be the earliest photos of American slaves
A direct descendant of a slave featured in photos owned by Harvard is seeking an unspecified amount of damages from the university. She's also demanding Harvard give her family the images.         

USATODAY National News
Mar 20, 2019

'It looked like an ocean': Severe Midwest flooding could last all spring
Flooding will carry on in waves and varying degrees of severity over the central United States, including a large part of the Mississippi River watershed, through the spring.         

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Mar 20, 2019

Teen accused of pushing friend off bridge pleads guilty
A 19-year-old woman accused of pushing her friend off a bridge, captured in a video that went viral, plead guilty, say local reports.         

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Mar 20, 2019

What to expect with Mueller report
AP Justice Department Reporter Eric Tucker explains what the public can expect when Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivers his report to Attorney General William Barr. (March 19)         

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Mar 20, 2019

Mom gives birth to record 15-pound, 15-ounce 'miracle' baby
Mom Harper Buckley said the birth of her big baby girl left her covered with bruises and a feeling of being "hit by two tractor-trailers."         

USATODAY National News
Mar 20, 2019

Kids were YouTube stars. Now mom is accused of starving, pepper spraying them, police say
The children reported being locked in a closet without food, water or access to a bathroom and pepper sprayed from head to toe, according to police.         

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Mar 20, 2019

Woman, sons accused of abusing 7 adopted children featured in YouTube series
The children reported being locked in a closet without food, water or access to a bathroom and pepper sprayed from head to toe, according to police.         

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Mar 20, 2019

Watch Des Moines police officers catch kids dropped out of third-story window during fire in video
The rescue was caught on camera.         

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Mar 20, 2019

Boy with autism calls 911 for teddy bear 'rescue.' Police officer responds in the best possible way
A New Jersey family is thanking police and dispatchers for assisting with their son's teddy bear emergency.         

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Mar 20, 2019

Vice President Pence surveys Nebraska floods
Vice President Mike Pence surveyed flooded areas in Nebraska Tuesday. He viewed the raging Elkhorn river, talked to first responders and visited a shelter for displaced people. He promised expedited action on presidential disaster declarations. (March 20)         

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Mar 20, 2019

Artists recreate New Orleans Katrina destruction
Nearly 14 years after Hurricane Katrina hit, there's a house in New Orleans that has recreated the affect of floodwaters from the storm. (March 20)         

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Mar 20, 2019

A Texas homeowner saw a 'few' rattlesnakes and called for help. The removal company found 45 of them
Video shot by Big Country Snake Removal on March 13 near Abilene, Texas, shows the company removing dozens of snakes from beneath a home.         

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