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May 21, 2019

Washington becomes first state to allow composting of human bodies
Washington became the first state to legalize human composting on Tuesday as Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill allowing the "natural organic" method of burying human remains in the dirt. The composting process mixes a human body with wood chips and straw, ultimately turning the deceased person into two wheelbarrows full of dirt in a...

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May 21, 2019

Roger Clemens' son Kory charged with drunken driving in Houston
HOUSTON — The 30-year-old son of retired pitcher Roger Clemens has been arrested on a drunken driving charge. Officers stopped Kory Allen Clemens early Tuesday after watching the pickup truck he was driving speed down a Houston street and run a red light. Houston police spokesman John Cannon says the officers observed signs of intoxication,...

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May 21, 2019

Trump calls for trade deal passage before infrastructure bill
President Trump told Democratic lawmakers in a letter Tuesday that Congress should take up and pass a trade deal with Canada and Mexico before debating a bill about infrastructure in the US. Trump sent the letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ahead of a Wednesday meeting at the White...

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May 21, 2019

North Korea calls Biden a ‘fool of low IQ' for criticizing Kim
North Korea criticized Joe Biden as a "fool of low IQ" after the presidential hopeful called the country's leader Kim Jong Un a "dictator and tyrant." The country's official state news agency released a statement that said Biden was "an imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being." "The presidential candidate from the Democratic...

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May 21, 2019

Avenatti expects to be indicted in coming days for Nike extortion scheme
Michael Avenatti expects to be indicted within the next 48 hours on federal charges related to his alleged Nike extortion scheme, he says. The high-profile lawyer announced his impending indictment on Twitter. "I intend on fighting these bogus/legally baseless allegations, and will plead not guilty to ALL CHARGES," tweeted Avenatti. "I look forward to the...

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May 21, 2019

US government offers $1K to adopt a wild horse
In an effort to control the population of wild horses, the U.S. government is offering $1000 for anyone who adopts the majestic animals, CBS reports.

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May 21, 2019

Trump nominates Barbara Barrett for Air Force secretary
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump nominated an aerospace executive and former ambassador to Finland to be the next secretary of the Air Force on Tuesday. Trump said in a tweet that he has chosen Barbara Barrett, former chairman of The Aerospace Corporation, to replace Heather Wilson when she steps down at the end of this...

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May 21, 2019

‘Written by men': AOC, Elizabeth Warren rip ‘Game of Thrones' ending
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Elizabeth Warren complained about the ending of "Game of Thrones" in a video posted online Tuesday. The two politicians railed against the male-centric plot and the portrayal of "emotional" women in the resolution of the epic HBO drama. "I feel like we were getting so close to having this ending...

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May 21, 2019

AOC and Elizabeth Warren rip ‘Game of Thrones' ending
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Elizabeth Warren complained about the ending of the "Game of Thrones" in a video posted online Tuesday. The two politicians railed against the male-centric plot and the portrayal of "emotional" woman in the resolution of the epic HBO drama. "I feel like we were getting so close to having this...

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May 21, 2019

De Blasio goes on TV and professes his love for ska
Your move, Beto. Mayor Bill de Blasio went on CNN Tuesday and professed his love for ska — the Jamaican music genre that fused with punk in the mid-1990s. Hizzoner let it be known during a "New Day" segment called "Candidate Mixtape," in which presidential hopefuls discuss their musical tastes. "How do you feel about...

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May 21, 2019

Mayor Bill de Blasio goes on TV and professes love for ska
Your move, Beto. Mayor Bill de Blasio went on CNN Tuesday and professed his love for ska — the Jamaican music genre that fused with punk in the mid-1990s. Hizzoner let it be known during a "New Day" segment called "Candidate Mixtape," in which presidential hopefuls discuss their musical tastes. "How do you feel about...

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May 21, 2019

Biden rips Trump for claiming former VP ‘deserted' Pennsylvania
Former Vice President Joe Biden blasted President Trump for shaming him for abandoning Pennsylvania — an attack line the president deployed at his Montoursville, Pennsylvania rally Monday night.

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May 21, 2019

California teen pleads guilty to snatching rare lemur from zoo
An accused lemur schemer is coming clean. The fight for preserving endangered animals scored a major victory when a 19-year-old California man agreed to plead guilty to stealing a rare lemur from a zoo last year. Aquinas Kasbar admitted in a plea agreement to swiping Isaac — a 32-year-old ring-tailed lemur — from the Santa...

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May 21, 2019

Trump lawyers to fight bank-records subpoena before Manhattan judge
Lawyers for President Trump will appear before a Manhattan judge Wednesday to argue that House Democrats shouldn't be allowed to get their hands on the commander in chief's financial records through a subpoena — a position that failed to win over a Washington, DC, judge earlier this week. Trump is suing Deutsche Bank and Capital...

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May 21, 2019

Big-shot lawyer pleads guilty in college admissions scam
A big-shot Big Apple lawyer on Tuesday admitted to paying $75,000 to doctor his daughter's ACT exam as part of the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal. Gordon Caplan, a former co-chairman at white-shoe firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, pleaded guilty in Boston federal court to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud...

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May 21, 2019

Hope Hicks, Don McGahn aide subpoenaed by House panel
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, subpoenaed former White House communications director Hope Hicks and an aide to former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before the panel. The subpoenas direct Hicks to turn over documents by June 4 and testify on June 19. Another subpoena requires Annie Donaldson, McGahn's...

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May 21, 2019

Nicaraguan government to release 100 political prisoners
MANAGUA — The Nicaraguan government said on Monday it had begun the process of freeing another 100 political prisoners after threats from the opposition it could abandon talks aimed at ending a political crisis and push for a general strike. The government said the release was part of a plan to free almost 300 political...

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May 21, 2019

Pediatrician charged with 65 counts of child sex abuse, assault
A 68-year-old Maryland pediatrician is accused of sexually assaulting at least a dozen of his female patients — some of whom were underage — and authorities say the doctor's alleged serial sex offenses date back as far as the 1980s. Dr. Ernesto Torres, of Frederick County, was indicted by a grand jury Friday on 65...

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May 21, 2019

US says Iran threats are ‘on hold' after deploying bombers
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Iranian threats against US forces in the Middle East have been "put on hold" after the Trump administration deployed a aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the region. "We have put on hold the potential for attacks on Americans" by Iran or its allies, ?Shanahan told reporters...

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May 21, 2019

American cannabis farmer could face death penalty in Myanmar
A court in Myanmar has formally charged American man, John Frederic Todoroki, and two local co-workers with violating drug laws concerning marijuana -- with potential penalties ranging from five years' imprisonment to death.

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May 21, 2019

‘American Taliban' to be freed from federal prison this week
Infamous "American Taliban" John Phillip Walker Lindh, who abandoned his California home to fight with Osama bin Laden and the Taliban, will be sprung from a federal prison this Thursday. Lindh, 38, will walk out of the Indiana slammer after serving most of a 20-year sentence — with some time shaved off for good behavior,...

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May 21, 2019

De Blasio is the least-liked Democratic candidate in 2020 race
Mayor Bill de Blasio has the highest negative rating among 23 Democratic presidential contenders — a staggering 45 percent of American voters dislike him, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. That same national survey — the first since de Blasio launched his 2020 campaign last week — found that not even 1...

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May 21, 2019

Xi Jinping tells China to prepare for long trade war with US
Chinese President Xi Jinping, in his first domestic tour since a trade war broke out with the Trump administration, has told his people that they should be prepared for a long battle with the US. "We are here at the starting point of the Long March to remember the time when the Red Army began...

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May 21, 2019

Iran says now isn't ‘suitable' time for talks with US
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected holding talks with the US to end the standoff between the two countries even though President Trump said he'd be willing to negotiate if they called. "Today's situation is not suitable for talks and our choice is resistance only," Iranian state-run media reported Rouhani saying, according to Reuters. Tensions escalated...

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May 21, 2019

US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers off Alaskan coast
US warplanes intercepted four Russian bombers and two jet fighters in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Monday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said in a statement Tuesday. The Russian planes — Tupolev Tu-95 bombers and Su-35 fighters — were intercepted by US F-22 fighter jets as they entered the Alaskan Air...

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May 21, 2019

Hundreds protest as Indonesia confirms president's re-election
Indonesia's General Election Commission (KPU) confirmed unofficial counts by private pollsters in the April 17 election, giving Widodo a 55.5 percent share of votes against 44.5 percent for Prabowo Subianto. Widodo won more than 85 million votes of a total of 154 million cast in the world's third-largest democracy, but Prabowo told reporters he believed...

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May 21, 2019

John Coughlin sexually abused me before he killed himself: Bridget Namiotka
A former partner of US figure-skating champion John Coughlin — who committed suicide in January — has come forward with claims he sexually abused her for two years. The revelation by Bridget Namiotka was made in response to a now-deleted Facebook post on Sunday in support of Coughlin, USA Today reported. "I'm sorry but john...

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May 21, 2019

Trump's subpoena appeal headed to Merrick Garland's court
Spurned Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland — whose chance at a spot on the high court was derailed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — may have a key say about whether President Trump's financial records are released to the House. Trump's lawyers on Tuesday appealed a lower court's decision ordering that the records be...

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May 21, 2019

Trump appeals judge's ruling to hand over finance records to House
President Trump on Tuesday appealed a federal judge's ruling that he had to turn over his financial records to a House committee, according to a court filing. Lawyers for Trump and his company filed the appeal in federal court in Washington a day after US district court judge Amit Mehta backed the House Oversight Committee's...

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May 21, 2019

Dog sitter caught walking around naked, kissing boyfriend on puppy cam
A California pet sitter hired through embattled dog-walking app Wag was caught on a pooch cam sitting naked in the client's home and getting hot-and-heavy with her boyfriend, according to a report. Dog owner Rosie Brown of South Bay booked 26-year-old Casey Brengle through Wag- which in the Big Apple alone, has been accused of...

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May 21, 2019

Man fired after he's caught peeing on young cancer victim's memorial
A New Jersey man caught on camera allegedly urinating on a memorial for a 9-year-old cancer victim has been fired from his job by his own dad — as he issued an apology for the "big mistake I made," according to reports. Bruce Bellace said he had no choice but to can his 23-year-old son,...

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May 21, 2019

Court hearing for 900-pound drug suspect will be held on loading dock
A morbidly-obese man weighing over 900 pounds is due to face drug charges Tuesday afternoon — in a makeshift courtroom convened on a loading dock. Kenneth Hicks, 48, is scheduled for the unusual hearing at 1:15 p.m. in Virginia because he is confined to bed and cannot "dress himself or be dressed by others," court...

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May 21, 2019

Rep. Jerry Nadler threatens legal action for Don McGahn's testimony before House panel
Rep. Jerrold Nadler on Tuesday vowed to hold President Trump accountable for stonewalling congressional investigations into his administration and threatened to go to court to compel former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. McGahn refused to comply with a subpoena from the committee on Tuesday after the White House...

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May 21, 2019

McGahn defies subpoena to testify before House committee
Former White House lawyer Don McGahn refused to comply with a subpoena to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report, setting the stage for the panel to hold him in contempt. As Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the chairman, gaveled the committee into session, a chair where McGahn was...

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May 21, 2019

De Blasio says it's totally ‘normal' that everyone is laughing at him
Mayor Bill de Blasio had a hum-drum reaction Tuesday to the onslaught of late-night roasts over his presidential bid. The 2020 Democratic longshot was greeted on CNN's "New Day" with footage from comedians Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert, who cracked jokes at his expense on their respective shows last week. "That's what they do for...

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May 21, 2019

Man sexually assaulted crying teen on international flight: authorities
A Massachusetts man has been indicted on a federal criminal charge for allegedly sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman sitting next to him and crying on a United flight from Japan to the US, according to a report. George Seryogin was accused of groping the woman during the flight from Tokyo to Dulles International Airport in...

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May 21, 2019

Mom collapses while testifying against ex-husband who killed their 5 kids
A South Carolina mom let out an anguished wail while testifying against her ex-husband, who is facing the death penalty after admitting he murdered all five of their children. Amber Kyzer's face wrenched with pain on Monday as she struggled to read aloud a letter she had written her eldest child, Merah Jones, in 2014...

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May 21, 2019

French mayor trying to start baby boom by giving out Viagra
A French mayor is trying to get a rise out of young couples and get them to move to his small village and start families — offering them free Viagra if they do, according to local reports. Jean Debouzy, mayor of Montereau, a village of just 650 people south of Paris, issued an official decree...

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May 21, 2019

Mississippi's six-week abortion ban heads to federal court
JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge who struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban last year is hearing arguments about a new law that puts the ban even earlier. The law would prohibit most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, at about six weeks, when many women may not know they're pregnant. Republican Gov....

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May 21, 2019

German Holocaust archive puts millions of documents online
BERLIN — The International Tracing Service in Germany has uploaded more than 13 million documents from Nazi concentration camps, including prisoner cards and death notices, to help Holocaust researchers and others investigate the fate of victims. Established by the Western Allies in the final days of World War II and initially run by the Red...

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May 21, 2019

Florida charged with threatening to bomb federal buildings
PENSACOLA, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida inmate made several bomb threats that led to evacuations at two federal buildings. An FBI complaint says 24-year-old Noah Stirn faces federal charges of interstate threats involving explosives and mailing interstate threats to injure. The Blackwater Correctional Facility inmate is already serving more than a decade in state...

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May 21, 2019

Florida inmate charged with threatening to bomb federal buildings
PENSACOLA, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida inmate made several bomb threats that led to evacuations at two federal buildings. An FBI complaint says 24-year-old Noah Stirn faces federal charges of interstate threats involving explosives and mailing interstate threats to injure. The Blackwater Correctional Facility inmate is already serving more than a decade in state...

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May 21, 2019

Florida boy, 9, killed while riding bike to school
SARASOTA, Fla. — Authorities say a 9-year-old Florida boy was struck and killed by a truck while riding his bike to school. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that Roman Miller died at a hospital shortly after Monday morning's crash. The Florida Highway Patrol says the third grader and his older sister were heading to Brentwood Elementary...

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May 21, 2019

22 Tennessee racing horses sick with equine blood parasite
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee's state veterinarian's office is investigating an outbreak of a blood parasite in a group of racing quarter horses. The office says 22 horses have tested positive for equine piroplasmosis (pir-uh-plaz-MOH'-sis) in five locations within Bedford, Rutherford and Williamson counties. It can take up to 30 days for an infected horse to...

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May 21, 2019

Dad of baby in ‘womb raider' killing finally gets to hold child
The father of the gravely injured infant who was cut from his murdered mother's womb finally got a chance to cradle the boy, according to a series of photographs released by a family friend on Monday. Yovani Lopez is seen in the photographs holding his tiny baby boy, Yadiel, who was in critical condition after...

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May 21, 2019

Parents of dead West Point cadet can use his sperm to produce a child: judge
WEST POINT, N.Y. — The parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident can use his frozen sperm to produce a child, a judge ruled while noting potential ethical considerations. Supreme Court Justice John Colangelo's ruling, dated Thursday, gives Peter Zhu's parents the ability to attempt conception with a surrogate...

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May 21, 2019

Alleged Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant charged with terrorism
The Muslim-hating white-supremacist behind February's deadly shooting rampage in two New Zealand mosques was formally charged with terrorism early Tuesday. Brenton Tarrant, who massacred 51 people in a partially live-streamed rampage, was hit with the terror charge more than two months after the April 15 attack. Tarrant, 28, posted a far-right screed before the killings,...

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May 21, 2019

Parents forget newborn baby in Hamburg taxi
BERLIN — New parents got the fright of their lives in Germany after accidentally forgetting their newborn in the taxi taking them home from hospital. Hamburg police said Monday that the couple took the baby's one-year-old sibling out of the car, paid the driver and said goodbye — then realized someone was missing as the...

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May 21, 2019

Pilot, passenger die in small plane crash in Alaska
KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Authorities say a pilot and a single passenger have died after a small plane crashed Monday near Ketchikan. Ketchikan Gateway Borough spokeswoman Deanna Thomas says in a release that the Taquan Air operated Beaver floatplane crashed in Metlakatla Harbor around 4 p.m. No one besides the deceased was on board the aircraft....

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May 21, 2019

Nashville church ‘shooter' wanted to kill ‘a minimum of 10 white churchgoers': prosecutors
The trial of Emanuel Samson, who is accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven others at a Nashville church in 2017, officially began on Monday — with prosecutors releasing details about his alleged motives, including how he wanted to kill "a minimum of 10 white churchgoers." Emanuel Samson, who is black, was allegedly...

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May 20, 2019

Drunk passenger faces six years in jail for ‘air hooliganism'
A drunk passenger was banned for life from flying on the Russian airline Aeroflot after he broke a flight attendant's leg during a fight over a cigarette, a report said on Monday. Maxim Pashnin boarded a flight from Siberia to Moscow last week when he lit a cigarette and became violent once he was asked to...

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May 20, 2019

Hero coach who stopped high school gunman: ‘Instincts just took over'
PORTLAND, Ore. — Former University of Oregon football star Keanon Lowe said he had just entered a classroom at the Portland high school where he works as a coach and security guard when a student armed with a black shotgun appeared in the doorway. Lowe had just seconds Friday to react. He lunged at the...

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May 20, 2019

Formula 1 racing legend Niki Lauda dead at 70
Formula 1 racing legend Niki Lauda — who once made a miraculous recovery from a horrific crash that left him badly burned — died Monday at the age of 70, his family said. "With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday," the family said in...

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May 20, 2019

Shocking video shows NJ cops punching, choking man on the ground
Shocking video shows New Jersey cops pinning a teenager down to the ground as they repeatedly punch and choke him during an arrest. Cellphone footage shared on social media shows the violent arrest of 19-year-old Cyprian Luke on an outstanding warrant for aggravated assault charges in Dover at about 2 a.m. Sunday. In one clip,...

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May 20, 2019

Man fatally shot wife in chest over fight about cigarettes: cops
A Michigan man was charged with murder on Monday for fatally shooting his wife in the chest after the two had an argument over cigarette smoking. Vashon Flowers, 46, allegedly shot Jamie Thomas-Flowers inside their Muskegon Heights home at about 6:30 a.m. on Sunday following an argument that took place when the husband came home...

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May 20, 2019

Dad sentenced for stealing kid's Girl Scout cookie money, spending it on an erotic massage
Father of the year, he is not. An Oregon dad swiped over $700 from his daughter's Girl Scout cookie fund and then told her the money was taken during a home invasion — when, in reality, it got spent on an erotic massage. Brian Couture, of Forest Grove, was sentenced Monday to 18 months of...

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May 20, 2019

Michael Cohen claimed Jay Sekulow told him to lie about Trump Tower Moscow
President Trump's longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen told lawmakers on Capitol Hill that Jay Sekulow instructed him to provide false testimony about Trump Tower in Moscow, transcripts released on Monday showed. Cohen said in January that Sekulow, a Trump lawyer, was adamant that Cohen claim discussions with Russians about a Trump Tower Moscow had...

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May 20, 2019

Trump repeatedly interrupted by fainting fans at campaign rally
People were falling all over themselves to see President Trump during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania Monday night. At least five people fainted during the 7 p.m. stop in Montoursville, forcing Trump to stray from his remarks to continually call for medical help. "We need a doctor, please," Trump said after the first supporter dropped...

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May 20, 2019

Trump: GOP rival Justin Amash has been a loser ‘for a long time'
President Trump on Monday blasted GOP Rep. Justin Amash as a "loser" after the Michigan congressman doubled down on accusations that the president engaged in impeachable conduct.

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May 20, 2019

Supreme Court sides with Native American hunter
The US Supreme Court sided with a Native American elk hunter on Monday — ruling in favor of tribal rights and the legal hunting of animals on "unoccupied" land. The high court cited an 1868 treaty between Crow Tribe members and the US government, which allowed tribe members to hunt in areas where people aren't...

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May 20, 2019

NY grads say billionaire's student loan payoff is life-changing
A New Rochelle college graduate says he is still in shock after learning billionaire tech mogul Robert F. Smith was picking up the tab for his student loan debt.

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May 20, 2019

Middle school students allegedly fed urine and semen-filled crepes to teachers
Worst class ever? A group of middle school students in Ohio allegedly served urine and semen-filled crepes to their teachers during a "gourmet" cooking competition — and are now being investigated by the local authorities, a report says. The stomach-churning meal went down Thursday at Hyatts Middle School on Powell, according to WBNS. The teachers...

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May 20, 2019

Middle school students allegedly fed urine-and semen-filled crepes to teachers
Worst class ever? A group of middle school students in Ohio allegedly served urine-and-semen-filled crepes to their teachers during a "gourmet" cooking competition — and are now being investigated by the local authorities, a report says. The stomach-churning meal went down Thursday at Hyatts Middle School in Powell, according to WBNS. The teachers involved were...

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May 20, 2019

Judge sides with House committee seeking Trump's financial records
A federal judge in Washington, DC, on Monday declined to block a House subpoena to President Trump's accounting firm, Mazars USA, for his financial records. Trump's lawyers argued the subpoena was unconstitutional because it wasn't tied to any specific legislation, Axios reported. But lawyers for the House Oversight Committee said the financial disclosures would serve...

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May 20, 2019

Taco Bell drive-thru worker fired for spewing anti-Muslim rant at customer
A Taco Bell employee in Missouri was fired after a video of her spewing an anti-Muslim rant at a customer spread across the internet, a report said. The fast-food worker, who was manning the drive-thru at the Mexican restaurant in Bridgeton, Mo., can be seen on video shouting that "Muslim motherfu-ers can suck my di-,"...

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May 20, 2019

Iran quadruples uranium-enrichment production amid US tensions
Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the US over Tehran's nuke program, officials said Monday, just after President Trump and Iran's foreign minister traded threats and taunts on Twitter. Iranian officials made a point to stress that the uranium would be enriched only to the 3.67 percent limit set under the 2015...

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May 20, 2019

Robert Kraft spa tapes tossed in case against masseuses
A Florida judge tossed secretly recorded spa videos in a case related to NFL owner Robert Kraft — serving yet another blow to the high-profile massage parlor bust. Palm Beach County Judge Joseph Marx ruled Monday that prosecutors can't use the surveillance footage from Orchids of Asia day spa as evidence in the trials against...

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May 20, 2019

Russian reporters resign after co-workers fired over Putin story
MOSCOW - A senior editor and 10 journalists at Russian daily newspaper Kommersant said on Monday they were resigning to protest against the firing of two colleagues over an article about a possible reshuffle of President Vladimir Putin's close allies. The resignations, involving Kommersant's entire political staff, highlight tensions between publishers and newspaper staff in...

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May 20, 2019

Census Bureau under fire for hiring child sex offender as manager
The US Census Bureau's reported hiring of a registered child sex offender to manage its Charlotte office has drawn the ire of North Carolina lawmakers — some of whom are now insisting on an investigation into how the man's employ came about. Kenneth Mabry, 44, had been listed on the state's sex offender registry for...

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May 20, 2019

Celebrity chef offers job to school cafeteria worker fired for giving student free lunch
A celebrity chef says he wants to hire the New Hampshire school-cafeteria worker who was fired after giving a hungry student a free lunch. Chef José Andrés — who has his own Spanish TV show and is credited for bringing small-plate-style dining to the US — urged the booted worker, Bonnie Kimball, to apply for...

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May 20, 2019

Trump blocks former White House counsel from testifying to Congress
Team Trump thumbed its nose at House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler again Monday — telling him that ex-White House counsel Don McGhan will ignore a subpoena to testify before the panel on Tuesday. "The House Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena to try and force Mr. McGahn to testify again. The Department of Justice...

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May 20, 2019

Guatemalan child dies in US custody — the fifth since December
A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died while in US custody in South Texas on Monday -becoming the fifth migrant child to die since December, Customs and Border Protection said in a statement.

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May 20, 2019

Thief steals chemo medication from patient's porch
A brazen thief stole chemotherapy medication from an Oklahoma City man's doorstep just minutes after it was delivered, delaying his treatment for brain cancer. James Mills, 43, said his planned round of chemotherapy on Monday would not happen after a hooded suspect swiped the potentially life-saving delivery from his porch on Saturday. "I checked the...

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May 20, 2019

Inside Nxivm leader Keith Raniere's twisted sex games with alleged top slaves
Nxivm's accused cult leader played twisted sex games with his top female lieutenants — and even planned to build a basement dungeon to cage some of them, a former disciple testified Monday. Supposed self-help guru Keith Raniere's sick methods of control included having his female "slave masters'' whipped when he thought they transgressed and viciously...

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May 20, 2019

Florida man allegedly threatened to behead cops, eat their eyes
A Florida man allegedly threatened to behead police officers then "eat their eyes and tongues" while he was under arrest. Ken Freeman, 50, remains held on bond Monday after he repeatedly threatened to decapitate six officers in a Brevard County parking lot, the Melbourne Police Department said. Police were called to the scene Thursday after...

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May 20, 2019

Man killed outside Florida mosque a week after becoming US citizen
An Iraqi man who became a US citizen just last week was fatally shot early Monday outside a mosque in Florida, police and friends said. The victim, Rafat Saeed, 36, was shot in the parking lot of the Islamic Society of Tampa Bay as worshippers were wrapping up a Ramadan gathering just after midnight, Major...

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May 20, 2019

Trump's lavish inauguration spending eyeballed by the feds
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are poring over tens of thousands of documents related to President Trump's inauguration in a sign that the investigation into the committee's finances was moving forward, a new report said Monday. The President's Inaugural Committee provided documents over the course of several weeks in response to a subpoena seeking records and...

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May 20, 2019

Nxivm head Keith Raniere aspired to infiltrate political office
Nxivm leader Keith Raniere's hunger for power knew no bounds — he was plotting to try to install a female lieutenant into a top political office, one of his "slave masters'' said in Brooklyn court Monday. Lauren Salzman, a member of Raniere's supposed elite inner circle DOS, testified that she and her cohorts were encouraged...

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May 20, 2019

Video game urges players to kill journalists to make them ‘famous in a different way'
A twisted video game featured on Apple and Android devices urged players to gun down journalists to make headlines before the level was yanked by developers. Sniper 3D Assassin, which is available on iPads and cell phones, had a mission dubbed "Breaking News" in which a reporter was targeted alongside ruthless murderers and thieves, according...

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May 20, 2019

Racist texts from border agent accused of hitting migrant with truck revealed
A US Customs and Border Patrol agent accused of hitting a Guatemalan man with a truck in 2017 and then lying about the incident called migrants "disgusting subhuman s-t unworthy of being kindling for a fire" just weeks earlier, federal prosecutors said. Agent Matthew Bowen, 39, was placed on indefinite suspension by the federal agency...

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May 20, 2019

Unexploded bomb forces evacuation of popular beach in UK
A popular British beach area was evacuated Monday after an unexploded bomb was reportedly found just offshore from a lighthouse. The device was discovered at Beachy Head in East Sussex, England. The area is known for the high chalk sea cliff that rises to 531 feet above sea level. The Martime and Coastguard Agency said...

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May 20, 2019

Man found stabbed to death after feud over loud music: cops
KANSAS — Wichita police say a deadly stabbing at an apartment complex apparently was sparked by a dispute over loud music. Capt. Brent Allred said officers responded to a call early Sunday and found 45-year-old Joseph Heiman in his apartment suffering from several stab wounds. He died later at a hospital. KAKE-TV reports Allred said...

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May 20, 2019

Lindsey Graham warns of ‘overwhelming military response' if Iran attacks American interests
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that the US should attack Iran if the Islamic Republic followed through on threats against Americans or America' s interests. "The fault lies with the Iranians, not the United States or any other nation. If the Iranian threats against American personnel and interests are activated we must deliver an overwhelming...

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May 20, 2019

De Blasio turns to Facebook ads in scramble to raise money
Mayor Bill de Blasio has turned to Facebook in an 11th hour scramble to meet the 65,000 donor threshold that would help him secure a coveted spot in the first Democratic presidential candidates' debate next month. The mayor's been mum on his fundraising total so far- but one thing is clear, de Blasio's critics are...

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May 20, 2019

How US states use drones to inspect bridges, help predict avalanches
SALT LAKE CITY — In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures. Public transportation agencies are using drones in nearly every state, according to a survey obtained by The...

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May 20, 2019

22-year-old Cleveland Marathon runner dies after collapsing near finish line
A participant in Sunday's 42nd annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon died after she collapsed near the finish line, authorities said. The runner was identified as 22-year-old Taylor Ceepo. The recent graduate from Walsh University was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, local reports said. She was about a quarter mile away from the finish line....

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May 20, 2019

Trump's re-election campaign will kick off next month
President Trump will officially kick-off his re-election campaign next month and then embark on a swing through several must-win Rust Belt states where polls show he is lagging behind surging Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, according to reports. The president has been telling aides that he wants to launch his 2020 bid on June 16...

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May 20, 2019

Two charged after video shows man urinating on memorial for boy who died from cancer
Two New Jersey men have been arrested after a video emerged showing one of them urinating on a memorial for a 9-year-old boy who died of cancer — and now, the boy's father said he hopes the pair gets help and "turns their lives around." Mark Clopp, whose son Christian died from brain cancer in...

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May 20, 2019

Iran foreign minister warns Trump to back off threats
Iran's foreign minister on Monday dismissed President Trump's tweeted "genocidal taunts," warning him not to threaten the Islamic Republic's existence. With tensions mounting between the two countries, Trump tweeted Sunday: "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!" The president's ominous message came after...

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May 20, 2019

Georgia district attorneys refuse to enforce new abortion law
A number of district attorneys in counties around Atlanta said they will not prosecute women for getting an abortion under Georgia's recently passed restrictive "heartbeat" abortion law?, according to a report on Monday. The Georgia bill, signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp on May 7, would prohibit abortions after doctors detect a fetal heartbeat,...

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May 20, 2019

Trump declares Sanders ‘history' as Biden surges in polls
President Trump in a tweet on Monday proclaimed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is "history" now that former Vice President Joe Biden has ?amassed a double-digit lead in the polls. ?"Looks like Bernie Sanders is history. Sleepy Joe Biden is pulling ahead and think about it, I'm only here because of Sleepy Joe and the...

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May 20, 2019

Eiffel Tower evacuated after man climbs iconic structure
The Eiffel Tower was evacuated Monday and surrounding streets were blocked off after a man was seen scaling the iconic landmark in the heart of Paris. "The Eiffel Tower is currently closed until further notice. We kindly advise our visitors to postpone their visit," said a posting from the tower's official Twitter account, La tour...

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May 20, 2019

After years in the dark, Navajo Nation homes get electricity
ARIZONA — Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa. Her husband, Jimmie Long, Jr., fishes for the wick to light a kerosene lamp as the couple and their 13-year-old son prepare to spend a...

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May 20, 2019

Here's how much time Mayor Pete Buttigieg spends in South Bend
If Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign schedule is any guide, the Big Apple better get ready for a part time mayor of its own. Buttigieg has been out of town for almost half of the past four months, The South Bend Tribune reported Monday. "Of the 120 days from Feb. 1 through May 31, Buttigieg was...

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May 20, 2019

Kashmir group seeks UN probe into torture by India troops
INDIA — A prominent rights group in Indian-controlled Kashmir is advocating for the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate what it calls the endemic use of torture by government forces amid a decades-long anti-India uprising in the disputed region. The Jammu-Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society on Monday released a detailed report...

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May 20, 2019

Drunk airplane passenger goes on racist tirade against ‘foreigners'
A drunken woman was caught in shocking video going on a foul-mouthed, racist tirade against "foreigners" at 39,000 feet before a flight attendant - a former TV presenter - calmed her down. The unnamed Ukrainian woman went on the rant after downing a bottle of whisky she had bought at a duty free shop in...

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May 20, 2019

Rep. Amash, who called for Trump's impeachment, gets primary challenger
Two days after GOP Rep. Justin Amash claimed that President Trump committed impeachable offenses, a Michigan state representative has stepped forward to challenge him in the primary election. ? State Rep. Jim Lower?, calling himself a ?"?pro-Trump, pro-life, pro-jobs, pro-Second Amendment, pro-family values Republican?," announced on Monday his intention to run against Amash in 2020....

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May 20, 2019

Dramatic video shows Florida man hop into patrol car before high-speed chase
Newly-released dash cam footage shows a Florida man hopping into a police cruiser — and taking troopers on a dramatic 11-mile chase that reached speeds of nearly 150 miles per hour. Shane Jensen, 22, saw an opportunity to jump in the patrol car May 2 when officers pulled him over in Okeechobee County, the Miami...

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May 20, 2019

Man fatally shoots daughter after mistaking her for an intruder
A man accidentally shot and killed his own daughter in their home early Sunday — after mistaking her for an intruder, according to reports. Nadeja Jermainequa Pressley, 23, was pronounced dead at her home in Greenville, South Carolina, where her father opened fire around 1:15 a.m., striking her through a door, WYFF 4 reported. A...

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May 20, 2019

Previously attacked transgender woman found shot to death: cops
A transgender woman who was attacked by a group of people after a car accident in Texas last month was found fatally shot over the weekend, police said. Muhlaysia Booker, 23, was found lying face down in a street early Saturday in east Dallas. She died of "homicidal violence," although investigators told the Dallas Morning...

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