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Mar 19, 2019

Hundreds attend first funerals of New Zealand mosque shooting victims
Hundreds of mourners flocked to a Christchurch cemetery Wednesday for the first funerals of the those slaughtered in the mass shooting at a pair of New Zealand mosques. The two people to be buried were laid to rest in a special grave designated for the 50 victims of the massacre. Authorities spent four days constructing...

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Mar 19, 2019

Alleged mosque shooter was prevented from committing third massacre, cops say
The gunman who allegedly killed 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand was on his way to commit a third massacre when he was stopped by cops, authorities said. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush told reporters Wednesday local time that the lone gunman was on his way to slaughter more people when the...

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Mar 19, 2019

TV company uses ‘Hamilton' defense to combat suit alleging discrimination
A television company cited the race of actors in the Broadway hit "Hamilton" as evidence they should not face a lawsuit alleging discrimination against black-owned entertainment companies, according to a petition filed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Byron Allen, CEO of Entertainment studios, filed a discrimination suit against television company Charter Communications in 2016, claiming...

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Mar 19, 2019

Biden tells potential donors he's close to announcing 2020 run
Joe Biden may finally be ready to join the 2020 presidential race. The former vice president is telling close friends and supporters that he will be running for the Democratic nomination to unseat President Trump — but needs to raise money, according to the Wall Street Journal. Biden, the Journal reported, wants to raise several...

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Mar 19, 2019

New Zealand PM raises alarms about social media sites after massacre
New Zealand's Prime Minister on Tuesday called for social media companies to take responsibility for what is published on them — after the slaughter of 50 people in two of the country's mosques was live-streamed on Facebook and widely shared. "We cannot simply sit back and accept that these platforms just exist and that what...

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Mar 19, 2019

Nurse accused of raping incapacitated, disabled patient fighting STD tests
The former nurse accused of raping and impregnating an incapacitated patient will fight a court-ordered HIV and STD test, his lawyer said Tuesday. Nathan Sutherland's attorney argued in Maricopa County Superior Court that the tests would violate his client's constitutional rights — and claimed it would be easier for the victim to undergo testing, according...

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Mar 19, 2019

Pope nixes French cardinal resignation after cover-up
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as archbishop of Lyon after he was convicted of failing to report a known predator priest to police, the Vatican said Tuesday. The decision greatly disappointed abuse survivors, given that Barbarin had traveled to the Vatican on Monday to...

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Mar 19, 2019

Trump picks ex-Delta executive Steve Dickson to lead FAA
The White House announced Tuesday that President Trump has chosen former Delta Air Lines exec Steve Dickson as the new head of the Federal Aviation Administration, The nomination came as the FAA was facing sharp questions over its handling of a new type of Boeing jetliner that suffered two deadly crashes in less than five...

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Mar 19, 2019

Putin signs new laws punishing spread of ‘fake news'
Insulting President Vladimir Putin could land Russian critics behind bars after he signed laws imposing fines and even jail time for spreading "fake news" or material that's considered insulting to Russian big shots. The laws target both online media and individuals for disseminating information critical of the Kremlin or the Russian strongman. Prosecutors can now...

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Mar 19, 2019

‘Superheroes' contributed to White House's annual economic report
WASHINGTON - The Council of Economic Advisers got help from some superheroes assembling this year's Economic Report of the President. Listed among the interns who helped compile the 711-page document released this week by the White House were Bruce Wayne, Peter Parker, Aunt May, Steve Rogers, John Cleese, John Snow and Kathryn Janeway. Snow is...

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Mar 19, 2019

Justice cites steak recipe when arguing over illegal immigration
A Supreme Court argument over immigrant detentions took a culinary detour Tuesday when Justice Stephen Breyer complained in his dissent that the conservative majority was misreading the law — and cited a sirloin steak recipe as proof. The majority, led by Justice Samuel Alito, said that language in the law allowed authorities to detain immigrants...

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Mar 19, 2019

Government scientists fed cat and dog parts to cats in sick experiments: report
Curiosity killed the cat — then fed it to another cat. The US Department of Agriculture bought dozens of cats from Chinese meat markets, butchered the felines — and then fed their parts to healthy kittens at a Maryland lab for twisted experiments, according to a disturbing new watchdog report. In addition to the cat-ibalism,...

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Mar 19, 2019

Day care provider charged in death of infant on child's third day at facility
A day care provider in Vermont has been charged with manslaughter after an infant died in her care on the child's third day under her supervision, state police said. Stacey L. Vaillancourt, 53, of Rutland, was arrested Monday following the girl's death at Vaillancourt's state-certified in-home day care facility on Jan. 24. An autopsy completed...

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Mar 19, 2019

Brazil's president praises Trump and slams ‘fake news' at White House
Hardline Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro praised President Trump and "traditional family lifestyles," and railed against political correctness and "fake news" during an appearance at the White House Tuesday — drawing praise from the commander-in-chief. "May I say that Brazil and the United States stand side by side in their efforts to ensure liberties and respect...

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Mar 19, 2019

Dozens of young kids were victims of accidental shooting deaths in 2018
At least 73 children under the age of 12 were killed in accidental shootings in the United States last year. Those victims all died under similar circumstances involving a loaded gun and moments of being unsupervised, USA Today reported. Toddler Montreal Dunn was one of the victims. Montreal, 2, died after he found a gun...

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Mar 19, 2019

Murdered pedophile priest often had young, male visitors: report
Nevada neighbors of a disgraced former priest from New Jersey said the alleged child molester had a steady stream of young male visitors at his home before he was slain, according to a report. John Capparelli, 70, died of a gunshot wound to the neck about three weeks after his name appeared on a list...

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Mar 19, 2019

Michael Cohen racked up $3M in consulting fees after Trump's election
Michael Cohen raked in more than $3 million in consulting fees following President Trump's election, including nearly $600,000 from an investment firm tied to a since-sanctioned Russian oligarch, according to court papers made public on Tuesday. Cohen allegedly spent much of the cash on "largely personal expenses" that were charged to his American Express card...

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Mar 19, 2019

Pennsylvania lawmaker accused of raping woman in 2015 resigns
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A western Pennsylvania state lawmaker resigned Monday, two months after he was stripped of a chairmanship over allegations he had sex with a woman against her will while she was blacked out. Republican state Rep. Brian Ellis, who has not been charged with a crime, wrote in a letter to the House...

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Mar 19, 2019

Owner of famed ‘Flintstone' house sued over how ugly it is
Yabba dabba don't — be so tacky! The wealthy owner of a "Flintstones"-style home in California is being sued by her neighbors, who say the sprawling abode is a hideous nuisance. Residents living near the cavelike $3 million Bay Area pad — which was inspired by the cartoon — say they aren't having "a gay...

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Mar 19, 2019

Trump suggests Brazil could join NATO
President Trump — a harsh NATO critic since his days on the campaign trail — floated the idea Tuesday that Brazil could become a member of the alliance as he met with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. "As I told President Bolsonaro, I also intend to designate Brazil as a major non-NATO ally or even possibly,...

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Mar 19, 2019

Trump rips McCain yet again: ‘I was never a fan'
President Trump on Tuesday ripped the late Sen. John McCain yet again during a White House appearance with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — continuing a series of harsh attacks that began Saturday. "I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be. Thank you very much," Trump told reporters when asked about...

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Mar 19, 2019

Supreme Court backs Trump administration in illegal immigration case
A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday backed the government's authority to lock up immigrants awaiting deportation after they get out of prison following criminal convictions, giving President Trump a win in his war on illegal immigration. The court ruled 5-4, with the conservative justices in the majority and liberal justices dissenting, that the feds could...

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Mar 19, 2019

FBI got warrant for wrong hotel room during Cohen investigation
The FBI initially obtained a search warrant for the wrong Manhattan hotel room in connection with its investigation into Michael Cohen, according to a trove of papers unsealed Tuesday. Special agents received a search warrant for Room 1728 at the Loews Regency Hotel on Park Avenue on April 8, 2018 — but then learned the...

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Mar 19, 2019

Ilhan Omar accuses Brazilian president of human rights abuses
"We must call out human rights abuses worldwide," the congresswoman tweeted.

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Mar 19, 2019

Chuck Person pleads guilty to NCAA kickback scheme
Ex-NBA star Chuck "The Rifleman" Connors Person, a former assistant basketball coach at Auburn, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a conspiracy charge for his role in a kickback scheme in which NCAA coaches took payment for student athletes to agents, apparel companies and others. Person pleaded guilty to accepting $91,500 in bribes during his time...

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Mar 19, 2019

Michael Cohen was $22M in debt because of his taxi medallions
Michael Cohen owed $22 million in loans against the taxi medallions he owned — and allegedly lied in order to try to clear the massive debt, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. The extent of the financial woes racked up by President Trump's former personal attorney and fixer emerged in just-unsealed filings related to search...

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Mar 19, 2019

Artist's giant Beto O'Rourke crop circle is visible from air
A famed so-called "earth artist" who backs Beto O'Rourke used sand, gravel and rocks to create a portrait of the Democratic presidential candidate that can be seen by thousands of passengers using the nearby Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The massive artwork of O'Rourke — which takes up almost two football fields — was the creation of...

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Mar 19, 2019

Teacher allegedly forced preschoolers to stand naked in closet as punishment
An Illinois preschool teacher was put on paid administrative leave following accusations that the educator forced youngsters to strip and stand naked in a closet as punishment, according to local reports. And a second teacher was also placed on paid administrative leave for allegedly witnessing the inappropriate actions and not reporting them, CBS affiliate KMOV-TV...

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Mar 19, 2019

Trump's 2020 campaign is outspending Democrats on digital ads
President Trump's 2020 re-election campaign has quietly outspent the entire field of Democratic presidential candidates for ads on Facebook and Google, according to a report Tuesday. Since Dec. 30, the Trump campaign has spent $4.5 million for ads on the tech sites, an analysis by Bully Pulpit Interactive shows. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, whose campaign spent...

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Mar 19, 2019

2-year-old boy dies after man sat on him as punishment
Iowa police say a 2-year-old boy died after a man sat on the child for allegedly taking his cellphone. The 31-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death.

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Mar 19, 2019

Felon's obscenity-laced tirade to judge tacks on another six years to sentence
A foul-mouthed felon whose prison term was extended by six years after cursing out a judge in Ohio will appeal the sentence, according to his attorney. Manson Bryant, 32, of Painesville, was sentenced to 28 years on March 1 by Lake County Common Pleas Court Judge Eugene Lucci after being found guilty of aggravated burglary,...

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Mar 19, 2019

New Zealand prime minister vows not to speak mosque gunman's name
In an emotional address to the New Zealand Parliament, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed Tuesday to never utter the name of the man accused of slaughtering 50 people in two mosques. Dressed in black, Ardern opened her remarks with "as-salaam alaikum," a greeting in Arabic that means, "Peace be upon you." "I implore you: Speak...

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Mar 19, 2019

‘There's just a silence in the air': Woman killed in hit-and-run after falling out car window
A girls' trip to Miami took a macabre and deadly turn when a 23-year-old woman fell out of the backseat of a rental car and was crushed to death by a hit-and-run driver just as she said, "Bye, Miami," authorities and her distraught boyfriend said. Mariah Michelle Logan, of Chicago, was headed back to Miami...

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Mar 19, 2019

Boeing says software upgrade for 737 MAX will roll out by end of month
Boeing has told airlines that it plans to roll out new software for the 737 MAX jets — two of which crashed in the last five months — by the end of the month, according to a report. The software upgrade will limit the operation of the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS, the BBC...

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Mar 19, 2019

FBI was investigating Cohen a year before raid, released documents show
The FBI was looking into Michael Cohen, President Trump's longtime lawyer and fixer, for almost a year before agents raided his home and hotel room last April, according to court documents. Details about the probe into Cohen, who pleaded guilty in November, were revealed Tuesday morning with the release of hundreds of pages of redacted...

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Mar 19, 2019

Trump calls Kellyanne Conway's husband George Conway a ‘total loser'
President Trump on Tuesday lashed out at the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway a day after George Conway questioned Trump's mental fitness because of a weekend tweetstorm. "A total loser!" Trump wrote about George Conway. The president was responding to a tweet by his 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale claiming the husband is...

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Mar 19, 2019

Trump calls Kellyanne Conway's husband, George Conway, a ‘total loser'
President Trump on Tuesday lashed out at the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway a day after George Conway questioned Trump's mental fitness because of a weekend tweetstorm. "A total loser!" Trump wrote about George Conway. The president was responding to a tweet by his 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale claiming the husband is...

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Mar 19, 2019

Teen shown in video pushing friend off bridge pleads guilty
A teen who shoved her pal off a 60-foot Washington state bridge last year — leaving the victim with five broken ribs and a punctured lung — has pleaded guilty to the stunt. A teary-eyed Tay'Lor Smith, 19, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless endangerment Monday in the state's Clark County District Court, The Columbian reported....

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Mar 19, 2019

Elderly couple found murdered in their Illinois home
Investigators are asking for help after an elderly married couple was found murdered in their Illinois home in a quiet residential area, authorities said. The bodies of Michael Ladd, 79, and Lois Ladd, 68, were discovered around 10:30 a.m. Monday by a police officer in Edwardsville after one of Lois Ladd's employees at her chiropractic...

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Mar 19, 2019

Taco Bell customer saved by hot sauce in crazy car crash
His love of spice may have saved his life. A diner narrowly escaped injury at a Florida Taco Bell when he got up from his table to grab hot sauce packets moments before a Rochester man plowed his SUV into the fast-food eatery, according to reports. The man had been seated directly in the path...

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Mar 19, 2019

Former Obama economic adviser Alan Krueger dead at 58
Alan Krueger, a Princeton University economist who served as a top adviser to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, died Saturday, according to the university. The 58-year-old committed suicide, his family said in a separate statement released by the school Monday. "It is with tremendous sadness we share that Professor Alan B. Krueger, beloved husband,...

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Mar 19, 2019

Deutsche Bank reportedly loaned Trump more than $2B
Deutsche Bank loaned more than $2 billion over two decades to Donald Trump before he became president despite numerous red flags about him being a risky client, according to a report. The real estate mogul managed to secure the loans from the German bank despite his bankruptcies and exaggerations of his wealth, the New York...

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Mar 19, 2019

Deutsche Bank reportedly loaned Trump more than $2B despite red flags
Deutsche Bank loaned more than $2 billion over two decades to Donald Trump before he became president despite numerous red flags about him being a risky client, according to a report. The real estate mogul managed to secure the loans from the German bank despite his bankruptcies and exaggerations of his wealth, the New York...

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Mar 19, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez calls out Trump over white nationalism comments
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out President Trump for saying he doesn't see an increase in white nationalism as a threat. "White supremacists committed the largest # of extremist killings in 2017. What the President is saying here: ‘if you engage in violent acts of white supremacy, I will look the other way.'" the New York...

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Mar 19, 2019

USC puts academic holds on students linked to college admissions scandal
The University of Southern California said it has placed holds on the accounts of students who may be linked to the nationwide college admissions scandal. "This prevents the students from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review," USC said on Twitter. "Following the review, we will take the proper action...

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Mar 19, 2019

Man pretended to help search for 11-year-old girl he killed: investigator
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — An Alabama sheriff's investigator says a man pretended to help search for the 11-year-old girl he's accused of strangling. Al.com reports a judge ruled Monday that prosecutors have probable cause in the capital murder case against 33-year-old Christopher Wayne Madison, who's accused of killing Amberly Alexis Barnett. The Georgia child had...

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Mar 19, 2019

Man pretended to help search for 11-year-old girl he killed: sheriffs
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — An Alabama sheriff's investigator says a man pretended to help search for the 11-year-old girl he's accused of strangling. Al.com reports a judge ruled Monday that prosecutors have probable cause in the capital murder case against 33-year-old Christopher Wayne Madison, who's accused of killing Amberly Alexis Barnett. The Georgia child had...

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Mar 19, 2019

Mike Pence to tour Nebraska after historic deadly floods
Vice President Mike Pence is due to travel to Nebraska on Tuesday to tour the devastation left by floods in the Midwest which have killed at least four people and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Media reports including CNN say that 74 of Nebraska's 93 counties had declared states of emergency by...

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Mar 19, 2019

Third person arrested over deadly Dutch tram shooting
UTRECHT, Netherlands — Dutch police say they have arrested a third person on suspicion of involvement in the tram shooting in the city of Utrecht that left three people dead and five injured. Public prosecution office spokesman Ties Kortmann said Tuesday that three people are now in custody — the alleged shooter, 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis...

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Mar 19, 2019

Japanese Olympic Committee head resigns amid bribery scandal
TOKYO — Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, is resigning amid a bribery scandal that investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year's Olympics. Takeda announced Tuesday he will stand down when his term ends in June, but he denied corruption allegations against him. Takeda is also a powerful International Olympic Committee member...

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Mar 19, 2019

California man arrested for riding horse while drunk
A Santa Cruz, California man who allegedly engaged in a little drunken horseplay last weekend found out that riding a horse while intoxicated can be just as hazardous as operating a vehicle in the eyes of the law. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers arrested a man riding a horse along State Route 152 near Watsonville,...

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Mar 19, 2019

Ex-cop admits she was having sex while 3-year-old daughter was dying in hot car
BILOXI, Miss. — A former Mississippi Gulf Coast police officer told a judge Monday that she had sex with her supervisor and then fell asleep while her 3-year-old daughter was dying inside an overheated patrol car. Cassie Barker pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter in a plea bargain after being indicted on a second-degree murder charge....

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Mar 19, 2019

Massive fire at Texas chemical plant expected to burn for days
HOUSTON — A large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal will likely burn for another two days, authorities said Monday, noting that air quality around the facility was testing within normal guidelines. The fire erupted Sunday at Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, about 15 miles southeast of Houston. Firefighters were working to control the...

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Mar 19, 2019

White House proposes caps on student loan borrowing
The Trump administration on Monday proposed new limits on federal student loans taken out by parents and graduate students as part of a broader proposal to curb the cost of college. White House officials included the plan in a list of suggested changes to the Higher Education Act, a sweeping federal law that governs student...

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Mar 18, 2019

Elizabeth Warren wants to abolish the Electoral College
Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Monday night called for abolishing the Electoral College. The Massachusetts Democrat said during a town hall on CNN that she would back a plan to scrap the process and move the country to a national popular vote. "My view is that every vote matters," Warren said to applause. "And the...

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Mar 18, 2019

Ex-leader of Peru arrested for public intoxication in California — amid bribery scandal
Peru's ex-president — who is wanted in his home country in connection with a massive bribery scandal — was arrested in California for allegedly being wasted in public, authorities said. Alejandro Toledo was nabbed Sunday night at a restaurant in Menlo Park and then released Monday morning — which is routine for most public drunkenness...

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Mar 18, 2019

Mom charged in killing of 9-year-old found in duffel bag
LOS ANGELES — A woman was arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of her 9-year-old daughter was found in a duffel bag along a suburban horse trail near Los Angeles, authorities said Monday. Taquesta Graham, 28, is expected to be charged with murder on Wednesday, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. Prosecutors last...

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Mar 18, 2019

Why New Zealand massacre videos are still plaguing social media
Days after a gunman live­streamed his massacre at two New Zealand mosques, the world's biggest social networks are still struggling to remove the grisly footage from their sites. YouTube says it is being forced to take extreme measures to try to suppress clips of the video — which was being uploaded to it at the...

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Mar 18, 2019

Far-right Swedish politician faces expulsion for suggesting new mosque would help city
A Swedish far-right politician says he is facing possible expulsion after proposing that the municipality he represents build a mosque to draw in more immigrants. Mark Collins, a 63-year-old municipal council member for the city of Kramfors, said he believed an influx of immigrants was the only solution to fight the city's continuing population decline,...

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Mar 18, 2019

Mike Pompeo jokes that if Trump fires him, he'll find out on Twitter
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he'll know when his time serving President Trump is over by checking Twitter. "I'm going to be there until he tweets me out of office," Pompeo joked at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in his home state of Kansas. Trump announced the firing of Pompeo's predecessor, Rex Tillerson,...

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Mar 18, 2019

Devin Nunes sues Twitter for defamation and ‘shadow banning' conservatives
California Rep. Devin Nunes filed a lawsuit against Twitter on Monday, claiming the social media site has "shadow banned" conservatives. Nunes, a Republican, also accused Twitter of publishing defamatory content — including from a handle that purported to be Nunes own mother, according to the complaint filed in Virginia state court. The suit accuses Twitter...

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Mar 18, 2019

NASA astronauts are under attack in space — by herpes
NASA is fighting a war in orbit — against space herpes. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station and other missions have been plagued by a resurgence in the often-dormant virus because of the stress of space travel, according to a study by NASA researchers published in this month's issue of the journal Frontiers in Microbiology....

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Mar 18, 2019

New video of mosque shooting was uploaded to Youtube every second after attack
A video of the New Zealand mosque shootings was uploaded to YouTube nearly every second in the 24 hours following the attack, the website said Monday. The video-sharing platform said they are "working around the clock" to scrub the footage and have already removed thousands of videos and taken down hundreds of account that "promote...

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Mar 18, 2019

State Department holds call exclusively for faith-based media


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Mar 18, 2019

Supreme Court will hear case of DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo's life sentence
The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear the case of the man sentenced to life without parole for terrorizing Washington D.C. in the 2002 sniper attacks. The nation's highest court will decide whether the sentence of Lee Boyd Malvo — who as a teenager helped to commit a string of fatal shootings — will...

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Mar 18, 2019

Turkey's president shows footage of New Zealand mosque attacks at rallies
Turkey's president is getting slammed for using the vile Facebook live-stream of the New Zealand mosque shootings at his campaign rallies. Recep Tayip Erdogan on Monday said he would send home "in caskets" anyone who tried to commit such an attack in his country, using the footage to warn against rising Islamophobia, according to The...

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Mar 18, 2019

Truck driver who abducted siblings arrested in Arizona: cops
A truck driver from Florida was arrested in Arizona after kidnapping two siblings in Texas, police said. Marshall Pendergrass, 47, of Jacksonville, was arrested Saturday in Winslow, Arizona, after getting a tip from police in Belton, Texas, regarding a 14-year-old girl and her 12-year-old brother who were reported missing on Friday, police announced Sunday. Officers...

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Mar 18, 2019

Cops warn of ‘virtual kidnapping' scam demanding parents pay ransom for kids
Police in Southern California are warning parents to be extra cautious after two "virtual kidnapping" cases in which suspects demanded large ransoms to get their children safely back home. No one was abducted in either case, but that didn't stop one man from forking over a $5,000 ransom on March 7 after getting a random...

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Mar 18, 2019

Why this French politician named her cat ‘Brexit'
A prominent French politician named her fickle feline "Brexit" because he can't make up his mind whether to stay or bolt. Nathalie Loiseau, the country's minister for European affairs, said her kitty meows loudly by the door each morning— then obnoxiously refuses to leave when she opens it, according to Le Journal du Dominate. "He...

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Mar 18, 2019

Why this French politician named her cat Brexit
A prominent French politician named her fickle feline Brexit because he can't make up his mind whether to stay or bolt. Nathalie Loiseau, the country's minister for European affairs, said her kitty meows loudly by the door each morning — then obnoxiously refuses to leave when she opens it, according to Le Journal du Dominate....

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Mar 18, 2019

11-year-old boy arrested for fatally shooting married couple
An 11-year-old boy has been arrested for fatally gunning down a married New Hampshire couple, officials said. Police were called to a home in the Belkap County town of Alton where the bloodshed occurred on Friday at around 7:30 a.m., authorities said. When officers entered the residence they found Lizette Eckert, 50, dead from a...

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Mar 18, 2019

House Judiciary Committee to hold hearing on white nationalist threat
WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee plans to hold a hearing in the next few weeks on the rise of white nationalism. Officials from within the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are expected as key witnesses. A spokesman for Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), who heads the committee, did not immediately return a call...

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Mar 18, 2019

DNA match leads to arrest in 1999 Alabama slaying, rape case
OZARK, Ala. — A DNA match found through genealogy testing led to the arrest of a truck-driving preacher in the killings of two teen girls who were found shot to death in a car trunk nearly 20 years ago, authorities said Monday. Coley McCraney, 45, of Dothan is charged with rape and capital murder in...

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Mar 18, 2019

New Zealand mosque shooter's mistake may have saved dozens of lives
He couldn't find the main door to the mosque — and that confusion likely saved dozens of lives. Australian white nationalist and accused mass murderer Brenton Tarrant struggled to locate the main entrance to the Linwood Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, when about 100 people inside had just started their prayers, a survivor...

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Mar 18, 2019

Cardinal convicted in sex abuse scandal to meet with the pope
VATICAN CITY — French cardinal Philippe Barbarin is meeting with the pope after having been convicted by a French court of failing to report a known pedophile priest to police. Barbarin has said he will resign after becoming the latest high-ranking churchman to fall in the global reckoning over clergy sex abuse and cover-ups. He...

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Mar 18, 2019

Gokmen Tanis, Dutch tram shooting suspect, arrested in Utrecht
Police have arrested the man accused of killing three people on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, the city police chief announced. The suspect, identified as Turkish-born Gokmen Tanis, 37, allegedly gunned down three people and wounded five others before fleeing in a car, officials said. The shooting sparked fears of a terrorist...

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Mar 18, 2019

Kellyanne Conway comes to Chelsea Clinton's defense
Chelsea Clinton got a boost from another unexpected supporter — President Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway — days after she was accosted by an angry student who blamed her for the New Zealand mosque massacres. Conway tweeted her well wishes to the former first daughter on Monday, after appearing on TV to blast the "outrageous...

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Mar 18, 2019

New Zealand gun owners voluntarily giving up firearms in wake of mosque massacre
Some New Zealand gun owners are voluntarily surrendering their firearms after 50 people were killed in a mass shooting there last week — while the country's government is plowing forward with gun reform, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday. "You can surrender your gun to the police at any time. In fact, I've seen reports...

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Mar 18, 2019

Motive in Netherlands tram attack may have been family feud
The man who killed three people on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht — sparking fears of a terrorist attack — fired at a relative because of "family reasons" then shot others who tried to help, according to a report. The suspect, whom Dutch police identified as Turkish-born Gokmen Tanis, 37, shot dead...

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Mar 18, 2019

Half of Americans believe Mueller's probe is a ‘witch hunt': poll
Half of Americans side with President Trump's opinion that special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian investigation is a "witch hunt," according to a survey released on Monday. The USA Today/Suffolk University showed that 50.3 percent agree that the probe is a politically motivated "witch hunt," while 46.8 percent disagree. Another 2.7 percent said they were undecided....

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Mar 18, 2019

Blumenthal calls for Facebook probe after livestream of mosque massacre
Sen. Richard Blumenthal called for Congress to investigate Facebook and other social media outlets for allowing the New Zealand shooter to livestream his attacks that killed 50 people. "Facebook & other platforms should be held accountable for not stopping horror, terror, & hatred - at an immediate Congressional hearing," the Connecticut Democrat wrote on his...

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Mar 18, 2019

New Zealand mosque survivor says he's ‘forgiven' gunman who killed wife
A wheelchair-bound survivor of the New Zealand mosque massacre, whose wife was among 50 worshipers killed in the shooting, says he has "forgiven" the gunman, according to a new report. In a stunning display of empathy, Farid Ahmed, whose wife Husna Ahmed was gunned down at the Al Noor mosque Friday, said he would give...

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Mar 18, 2019

Manhunt ends in arrest of North Carolina man suspected of killing his wife
A North Carolina man suspected of killing his wife was arrested in Arizona after a multiday manhunt, authorities said. Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said deputies arrested Rexford Lynn Keel Jr., 57, without incident on Sunday near Tucson on first-degree murder charges in the death of his wife, Diana Alejandra Keel, 38, who was reported...

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Mar 18, 2019

Contractor sues Howard Schultz over fall from ladder at Hamptons house
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was so paranoid about scratching the floors in his multi-million dollar East Hampton mansion that he forced an electrician to wear booties — causing the worker to fracture his spine in a nasty fall, a new lawsuit charges. Julio Guerrero claims he was ordered to ditch his shoes and put...

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Mar 18, 2019

Mozambique president says more than 1,000 dead after cyclone
JOHANNESBURG — Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi says that more than 1,000 may have been killed by Cyclone Idai. Speaking to state Radio Mozambique, Nyusi said Monday that although the official death count is currently 84, he believes the toll will be more than 1,000. Nyusi spoke after flying over the port city of Beira and...

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Mar 18, 2019

Trump: It's ‘ridiculous' to blame me for New Zealand mosque shooting
President Trump said it is "ridiculous" that news outlets try to link him to the shooter who slaughtered 50 Muslim worshipers during a shooting spree at two mosques in New Zealand. "The Fake News Media is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand. They will have to work very hard...

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Mar 18, 2019

Prosecutors ordered to make Michael Cohen search materials public
A federal judge in Manhattan has ordered prosecutors to make public redacted search materials from the criminal case against President Donald Trump's former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen. Judge William H. Pauley III said the documents should be released Tuesday in response to a legal request from The Post and other media organizations. The filings...

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Mar 18, 2019

Owner of store that sold guns to accused mosque shooter speaks out
Accused New Zealand mosque murderer Brenton Tarrant bought four of his guns online through a local gun store, the shop owner said Monday. Tarrant purchased the guns through Gun City between November 2017 and March 2018 through a "police-verified online mail order process," Radio NZ reported. "We detected nothing extraordinary about the license holder," store...

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Mar 18, 2019

Trump calls Biden ‘another low I.Q. individual' after 2020 slip
President Trump called former Vice President Joe Biden "another low I.Q. individual" for accidentally admitting in a speech on Saturday that he was entering the Democratic presidential race. "Joe Biden got tongue tied over the weekend when he was unable to properly deliver a very simple line about his decision to run for President. Get...

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Mar 18, 2019

Cop probed after hitting woman during St. Patrick's Day melee
A Pennsylvania police sergeant is under investigation after a video showed him hitting a woman in the face with a stun gun during a St. Patrick's Day street brawl. A 10-second clip posted to Twitter on Saturday shows an unidentified Chester police sergeant striking Dominique Difiore, 20, of Brookhaven, with what appears to be a...

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Mar 18, 2019

Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1M in first 24 hours of campaign, besting rivals
Beto O'Rourke's campaign raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours after he announced his 2020 presidential bid last week, exceeding the other Democratic hopefuls including Sen. Bernie Sanders. His campaign received $6,136,763 in online donations in the day after he announced he was running for the White House last Thursday. "In just 24 hours,...

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Mar 18, 2019

1 dead, several injured in Dutch tram shooting; police investigate ‘possible terrorist motive'
At least one person was killed and several people were wounded Monday when a gunman opened fire aboard a commuter train in the Dutch city of Utrecht in what police say may have been an act of terror, according to local reports. Police anti-terrorism units and helicopters responded to the scene at 24 Oktoberplein, a...

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Mar 18, 2019

3 dead, 9 injured in Dutch tram shooting; police investigate ‘possible terrorist motive'
Three people were killed and nine others wounded Monday when a gunman opened fire aboard a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht in what police say may have been an act of terror. Heavily armed anti-terror police later surrounded a building where the suspected gunman was believed to be holed up after fleeing the...

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Mar 18, 2019

Police say New Zealand shooter acted alone, but may have had help
The accused mass murderer who shot 50 people to death in two New Zealand mosques acted alone, but investigators haven't ruled out that he had support from an accomplice, the country's police chief said Monday. "We believe absolutely there was only one attacker responsible for this," New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said in a...

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Mar 18, 2019

Police say New Zealand shooter was lone attacker — but may have had help
The accused mass murderer who shot 50 people to death in two New Zealand mosques acted alone, but investigators haven't ruled out that he had support from an accomplice, the country's police chief said Monday. "We believe absolutely there was only one attacker responsible for this," New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said in a...

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Mar 18, 2019

Turkey acts as a crossing guard while his friends cross the road
A New Hampshire turkey played crossing guard for his feathered friends — halting traffic on a two-lane road while they crossed the street, a new video shows. The traffic-safety-conscious fowl stood in one lane with it tail feathers unfurled, blocking oncoming traffic in Litchfield, New Hampshire, on Thursday. A pack of birds then safely cross...

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Mar 17, 2019

Facebook pulled 1.5M videos of New Zealand massacre after shooting
Facebook says it scrubbed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand mosque massacre within 24 hours of the attack. The company said in a tweet on Saturday that of those videos, more than 1.2 million were blocked "at upload." "Out of respect for the people affected by this tragedy and the concerns of local authorities,...

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Mar 17, 2019

School secretary quits after shocking racist video goes viral
A secretary for a Connecticut public school district resigned from her job after she was caught on a viral video berating a man and calling him the N-word during a fight in a grocery store, the school district said. Corinne Terrone, who worked for the Hamden school district, is seen on the video shouting at...

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Mar 17, 2019

Donald Trump demands GM reopen shuttered Ohio plant
President Trump on Sunday said he spoke with General Motors CEO Mary Barra and told her he's disappointed about a shuttered car plant in Ohio. Trump acknowledged his conversation with Barra in a tweet Sunday after he fumed in other tweets about the Lordstown, Ohio, plant shutting down. "I am not happy that it is...

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Mar 17, 2019

Donald Trump fumes, ‘disappointed' about shuttered GM Ohio plant
President Trump on Sunday said he spoke with General Motors CEO Mary Barra and told her he's disappointed about a shuttered car plant in Ohio. Trump acknowledged his conversation with Barra in a tweet Sunday after he fumed in other tweets about the Lordstown, Ohio, plant shutting down. "I am not happy that it is...

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