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May 20, 2018

Giuliani: Mueller to finish Trump obstruction probe by Sept. 1
President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe into obstruction of justice by the president will wrap up by Sept. 1 because allowing it to continue longer could improperly influence the mid-term elections in November, according to a report on Sunday. Mueller's office released a timeline of its investigation to him...

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May 20, 2018

NYU Abu Dhabi blocks journalists from filming John Kerry's remarks
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — NYU Abu Dhabi, the branch of the famed New York university, blocked journalists on Sunday night from filming a graduation address by former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The decision comes as Kerry was expected to discuss the 2015 nuclear...

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May 20, 2018

Roger Stone ‘prepared' to be indicted in Mueller's probe
WASHINGTON - Roger Stone, a former political adviser to President Trump, said Sunday he's "prepared" for an indictment from ?s?pecial ?c?ounsel Robert Mueller as the Russia probe is closing in his associates. "It is not inconceivable now that Mr. Mueller and his team may seek to conjure up some extraneous crime, pertaining to my business,...

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May 20, 2018

Trump says he'll ‘demand' DOJ investigation into FBI ‘infiltration'
President Trump said he will officially "demand" that the Department of Justice investigate whether the FBI "infiltrated" his 2016 presidential campaign during the Obama administration. "I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes...

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May 20, 2018

Mnuchin says China tariffs are ‘on hold' as officials hold deficit talks
WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said US tariffs on China are "on hold" as the two economic powerhouses have reached a framework to reduce the trade deficit with China. President Trump had previously threatened up to $150 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports over accusations of intellectual property theft. The US braced for an...

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May 20, 2018

‘World of uncertainty': Hawaii lava reaches sea, injures man
PAHOA, Hawaii — A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten rock flowing into the ocean and flying lava causing the first major injury. Kilauea volcano began erupting more than two weeks ago and has burned dozens of homes, forced...

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May 20, 2018

Officials say company behind Cuba crash had safety complaints
HAVANA — The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. The plane was barred from Guyanese airspace last year after authorities discovered...

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May 20, 2018

Giuliani: Mueller needs to come clean on Trump campaign informant
Rudy Giuliani said President Trump would be "walking into a trap" if he agreed to be interviewed by the special counsel unless Robert Mueller's investigators come clean on the role of an informant who met with Trump campaign associates in 2016, according to a report on Sunday. "What we intend to do is premise it...

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May 20, 2018

Incoming NRA president claims its safety program might have prevented Santa Fe shooting
WASHINGTON - The incoming president of the National Rifle Association said Sunday the latest school shooting likely would not have occurred if the Texas high school had enrolled in an NRA school safety program. "If School Shield had been in place in Santa Fe High School, it's far less likely that would have happened," Oliver...

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May 20, 2018

New NRA head blames Ritalin, violent media for school shootings
WASHINGTON, DC — The incoming president of the National Rifle Association on Sunday blamed TV and movie violence, the ADHD drug Ritalin and a lack of participation in his group's school-safety program for the nation's epidemic of school shootings — as he pledged to double the size of his organization. "The problem that we got...

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May 20, 2018

Shooting victim's dad slams Texas official's ‘idiotic' gun control remark
The father of a victim of the Parkland, Fla., shooting called remarks by Texas' lieutenant governor downplaying the need for stricter gun control "idiotic" and said he should be removed from office for not protecting the state's citizens. "I think those are the most idiotic comments I've ever heard regarding gun safety," Fred Guttenberg said...

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May 20, 2018

Trump slams NY Times report about another Trump Jr. meeting
President Trump ?in a series of tweets ?on Sunday ?blasted? a report in the "Failing and Crooked" New York Times on his son Donald Trump Jr. meeting three months before the election with an emissary from two Arab princes offering the campaign help? and ?called for the special counsel's Russia probe to "STOP!" "Things are...

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May 20, 2018

Victim's mom: Texas school shooting suspect targeted my daughter for rejecting him
Admitted Texas school shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis killed a girl who turned down his advances and embarrassed him in class, her mother said. Sadie Rodriguez, the mother of 16-year-old junior Shana Fisher told the Los Angeles Times her daughter "had four months of problems" with the twisted killer. "He kept making advances and she repeatedly told...

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May 20, 2018

US, South Korea reaffirm commitment to planning Trump-Kim meeting
President Trump and his South Korean counterpart reemphasized their commitment to ensure a summit between North Korea and the United States remains on track after the reclusive regime threatened to pull out of the talks, according to a report on Sunday. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Trump spoke for about 20 minutes about the...

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May 20, 2018

Houston police chief slams politicians for not acting on gun control
Houston's police chief ripped politicians for failing to act on gun control, saying he'd "hit rock bottom" on the issue, after eight students and two teachers were killed in a school shooting in Texas.  In a statement on Facebook — posted ten hours after Dimitrios Pagourtis allegedly opened fire at Santa Fe High School Friday...

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May 20, 2018

Ebola deaths in Congo rise to 26, health ministry says
KINSHASA, Congo — Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest. Four new cases have been confirmed as Ebola, said the health ministry in a statement released early Sunday. A total of 46 cases...

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May 20, 2018

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas reportedly hospitalized
RAMALLAH - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized in a West Bank hospital, a Palestinian official said on Saturday, providing no further details on his condition. It was the third time Abbas, 82, had been hospitalized in a week. He underwent minor ear surgery on Tuesday and was released a few hours later and...

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May 20, 2018

Pope Francis surprises with decision to choose 14 new cardinals
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis said on Sunday he would elevate 14 Roman Catholic prelates to the high rank of cardinal, the elite group of churchmen who are his closest advisers and can enter a conclave to choose his successor if they are under 80. The pope made the surprise announcement during his weekly Sunday...

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May 20, 2018

Cop narrowly avoids injury after bullet hits his belt
TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson police say an officer narrowly escaped injury during a domestic violence incident when a bullet hit the officer's belt. Sgt. Pete Dugan says the officer was one of two responding to a call at a home Friday night when an exchange of gunfire broke out. Dugan says no one was injured...

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May 20, 2018

Man dead, another hospitalized after cougar attack
NORTH BEND, Wash. — Two friends on a morning mountain bike ride 30 miles east of Seattle were attacked by a cougar, killing one of the men and leaving the second hospitalized in what authorities described as a rare occurrence. The cougar was later found up a tree near the dead man's body, where agents...

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May 19, 2018

Politician harasses transgender woman in ladies' bathroom
A prejudiced California pol likely flushed whatever election hopes she had down the drain after targeting a transgender person in a restaurant bathroom. Social-media users are attacking Republican ­congressional candidate Jazmina Saavedra over her videotaped harassment of a transgender woman who used a ladies' room at a Los Angeles Denny's last week. "We're going to...

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May 19, 2018

Remembering the victims of the Texas school shooting
Ann Perkins The teacher, 64, was known to her students as "Grandma Perkins." One of them, sophomore Kole Dixon, 16, told the Post the nickname came from her "sweet and caring" demeanor. "She was different from any other teacher or sub I ever had," Dixon said. "She cared more for the students than herself. If...

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May 19, 2018

China trade talks fail to produce deal to cut US trade deficit
Trump-administration officials and Chinese negotiators argued all night Friday over what to say in a joint statement after two days of tense discussions failed to produce a deal on cutting the US trade deficit with China. China refused to accept demands from US officials for a $200 billion reduction in the $375 billion gap, The...

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May 19, 2018

Texas school shooting suspect won't face death penalty
Accused Santa Fe HS shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, won't face the death penalty if he is convicted of capital murder, and could be paroled when he's 57, thanks to two US Supreme Court rulings. A 2005 decision made it unconstitutional for anyone under 18 at the time of their crime to face execution, and a...

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May 19, 2018

Mom shares daughter's harrowing experience during school shooting
When her daughter Isabelle phoned just a half hour after being dropped off at Texas' Santa Fe HS on Friday, mom Deedra Van Ness wasn't worried. "I noticed her name on the screen and figured she forgot something," Van Ness wrote in one of the most poignant accounts yet of the school shooting that left...

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May 19, 2018

Cambridge professor outed as FBI informant inside Trump campaign
A Cambridge professor with deep ties to American and British intelligence has been outed as an agent who snooped on the Trump presidential campaign for the FBI. Multiple media outlets have named Stefan Halper, 73, as the secret informant who met with Trump campaign advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos starting in the summer of...

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May 19, 2018

Kim Jong-Un is making new demands
Now that he's gotten the world's attention, "Little Rocket Man" has spent a week testing its patience. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un got in a snit over exercises involving nuclear-capable B-52 bombers that the US, Japan and South Korea were planning to conduct over the Korean Peninsula. Kim threatened to cancel ongoing talks with the...

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May 19, 2018

Palestinian dies from injuries sustained at Gaza protests
Another Palestinian protester died from wounds inflicted by Israeli troops during demonstrations in the Gaza Strip on Monday. The death brings to 62 the total number of people killed by Israeli gunfire during last week's protests, the Gaza Ministry of Health said Saturday. The demonstrations came as the US moved its embassy from Tel Aviv...

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May 19, 2018

Mike Pompeo will lay out ‘comprehensive strategy' on Iran
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to spell out a new "comprehensive strategy" toward Iran on Monday. The speech in Washington, DC, comes after President Trump pulled out of the 2015 deal aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear program. Pompeo will cover how the US, Europe and other nations can rein in Iran's nuclear and...

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May 19, 2018

Iraqi cleric who led rebellion after US invasion wins election
The fiery Iraqi cleric who led a bloody rebellion against U.S. forces after the 2003 invasion may now hold the keys to Baghdad. The party led by Muqtada al-Sadr - whom the Pentagon previously deemed the biggest threat to stability in Iraq - triumphed in this month's Iraqi elections. He is poised to lead the...

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May 19, 2018

J.K. Rowling trolls Trump over royal wedding crowd
Thousands of eager fans flocked to Windsor Castle this morning to witness the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. In fact, so many people lined the road to catch a glimpse of the newly married couple that famed British author J.K. Rowling decided to compare the royal wedding attendance to that of America's 2017...

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May 19, 2018

Bill Clinton's upcoming windfall
Bill Clinton will spend his summer rolling in dough. Next month the former president is scheduled to crisscross the US and Canada in a promotional tour for his new novel, in some cases charging $1,500 a ticket for on-stage events, dubbed "A Conversation with President Bill Clinton." Clinton, already a best-selling author for his 2004...

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May 19, 2018

Melania back at White House after five-day hospital stay
First Lady Melania Trump returned to the White House on Saturday morning, following nearly a week in the hospital to treat a benign kidney condition. "The First Lady returned home to the White House this morning," read a statement from the White House. "She is resting comfortably and remains in high spirits. Our office has...

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May 19, 2018

Jimmy Carter to give address at Liberty commencement
LYNCHBURG, Va. — Former President Jimmy Carter is this year's commencement speaker at Liberty University. Carter will deliver the keynote address to about 18,000 graduates Saturday at the conservative Christian university in Lynchburg. Carter will be the third U.S. president Liberty has hosted for commencement and the first Democrat. George H.W. Bush spoke in 1990,...

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May 19, 2018

Missouri lawmakers weighing impeachment of embattled governor
Missouri legislators convened on Friday to weigh the possible impeachment of Governor Eric Greitens, who has been embroiled in separate sex and fundraising scandals that have led to mounting pressure for his resignation. The Republican-controlled Missouri General Assembly began a special session in Jefferson City, Missouri, the state capital, to consider what disciplinary steps to...

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May 19, 2018

Missouri lawmakers weighing impeachment of governor
Missouri legislators convened on Friday to weigh the possible impeachment of Governor Eric Greitens, who has been embroiled in separate sex and fundraising scandals that have led to mounting pressure for his resignation. The Republican-controlled Missouri General Assembly began a special session in Jefferson City, Missouri, the state capital, to consider what disciplinary steps to...

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May 19, 2018

Graduation shooting leaves one dead, one hurt
JONESBORO, Ga. — One person was killed and another wounded when an argument led to a shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony Friday night in metro Atlanta, police said. The incident happened as people headed to their cars, Clayton County schools' safety chief Thomas Trawick said. He said he couldn't provide details about the...

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May 19, 2018

North Korean military officer defects to South
SEOUL - Two North Koreans defected to South Korea early on Saturday and were found in the Yellow Sea, Seoul-based news agency Yonhap reported, citing a government source. Yonhap said that South Korean military spotted two people in a boat near the inter-Korean sea border, one of whom was a military officer, and they showed...

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May 19, 2018

Hawaii officials airlift 4 residents after lava isolates homes
PAHOA, Hawaii — Fast-moving lava crossed a road and isolated about 40 homes Friday in a rural subdivision below Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, forcing at least four people to be evacuated by county and National Guard helicopters. Hawaii County Civil Defense said police, firefighters and National Guard troops were securing the area of the Big Island...

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May 19, 2018

Crowds flood Windsor on royal wedding day
WINDSOR, England — Thousands of revelers streamed Saturday into the town of Windsor, trying to capture their own little piece of the extravaganza that is the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba and James Blunt were among the first guests to arrive at Windsor Castle. The talk-show titan and...

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May 19, 2018

Teacher accused of drowning animals in front of class retires
OCALA, Fla. - An agriculture teacher accused of drowning raccoons in front of students has retired. The Ocala Star-Banner reports that Dewie Brewton announced his retirement Thursday in a letter to Forest High School officials. He had been with Marion County Public Schools for 31 years. Brewton had been on administrative leave pending the outcome...

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May 19, 2018

Teen dies in car crash morning after graduating high school
BROOKLYN, Miss. — A teenager has been killed in a crash on a Mississippi highway the morning after she graduated from high school. Family members tell WDAM-TV that 18-year-old Savannah Gibson died in the collision Friday on state Highway 13 in Forrest County. She had received her diploma Thursday night from Forrest County Agricultural High...

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May 19, 2018

8 killed in blasts at cricket match in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says at least eight people have been killed after multiple explosions hit a cricket match in eastern Nangarhar province. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, says around 45 others have been wounded at the sports stadium late Friday night in the provincial capital of Jalalabad. The...

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May 19, 2018

Dad arrested after 5-year-old girl found dead in storage unit
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Authorities have arrested the father of a 5-year-old girl whose body was found in a Sacramento storage unit. Police say the body was found on Tuesday. Tyler Anderson of Reno, Nevada, was arrested the next day in Sacramento on suspicion of child neglect causing substantial bodily harm. Anderson's wife, Averyauna Anderson, was...

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May 19, 2018

Teen shoots ‘sugar daddy' after demanding money: cops
A Vancouver teenager shot a 56-year-old Oregon man she met through a "sugar daddy" website last week, authorities said. Raelyn Domingo, 15, was arrested Wednesday in connection to last Friday's shooting, The Oregonian reported. She also may face armed robbery charges in a separate case, police said. Police were called to a home in Washington...

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May 19, 2018

Pair of teachers among victims of Santa Fe school shooting
An exchange student from Pakistan, an art teacher, and three students attending her class were among the 10 people savagely gunned down in Friday's mass shooting at a Santa Fe High School in Texas. Sabika Sheikh — who was scheduled to head home to Pakistan next month — was in a State Department-sponsored program to...

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May 18, 2018

Mom accused of attacking daughter with pickax lost her job and ‘snapped': aunt
OKLAHOMA CITY — A Tulsa woman charged with stabbing her 11-year-old daughter 50 to 70 times, hitting her in the head with a pickax, then setting their home on fire recently lost her job and then "snapped" after being prevented from attending her son's graduation, according to the woman's aunt. Taheerah Ahmad, 39, attacked the...

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May 18, 2018

One dead, one injured in shooting outside high school graduation ceremony
JONESBORO, Ga. — Police say one person was killed and another wounded in a shooting between people leaving a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia. A Clayton County Police statement said "one person is now confirmed deceased" after the shooting, which followed a ceremony for graduates of the Perry Learning Center, which prepares students for...

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May 18, 2018

Two shot in parking lot after high school graduation ceremony
JONESBORO, Ga. — Police say two people were wounded in a shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia Friday night. Clayton County Schools Safety Chief Thomas Trawick says shots were fired in a Mt. Zion High School parking lot after an argument between people who had attended a graduation ceremony for the Perry...

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May 18, 2018

Student-teacher duo arrested for grade-tampering
EAST BREWTON, Ala. — A student and a teacher are charged with tampering with grades at a south Alabama high school. The attorney general's office said Friday 18-year-old Matthew Hutchins of Brewton and 58-year-old Lisa Odom of Castleberry face felony charges of altering grades. Hutchins is a student at W.S. Neal High School in East...

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May 18, 2018

Parkland survivors express unity with Santa Fe kids while slamming politicians
Survivors of the February Parkland, Fla., high school shooting raged at the NRA and Republican Party for opposing tougher gun controls following the latest mass shooting Friday — while politicians predictably offered "thoughts and prayers." "Donald Trump does not care about school shootings," tweeted Cameron Kasky, a co-founder of the advocacy group Never Again MSD...

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May 18, 2018

Suspected Texas shooter was ‘weird' but didn't raise red flags
He was a churchgoing ex-football player and honor student who wanted to join the Marines — but instead became a suspected mass killer. Unlike other recent mass killers, there were no big red flags, no brushes with the law, no tipoffs to classmates that Texas shooting suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis was a ticking time bomb. In...

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May 18, 2018

Hero resource officer wounded engaging alleged school shooter
A school resource officer was among those wounded Friday at the Santa Fe HS shooting in Texas. John Barnes, a retired Houston police officer, needed to be resuscitated after he was shot in the upper arm while engaging the gunman during the shooting, according to a surgeon at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston....

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May 18, 2018

Trump's push for prison reforms faces opposition from Dems
President Trump on Friday urged Congress to overhaul the nation's prison system and help more ex-cons successfully re-enter society, pushing legislation that faced opposition from Democrats. Five influential Democrats announced their opposition to a House bill supported by the White House, saying the approach would "be a step backward" because it won't cover changes to...

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May 18, 2018

Pakistani exchange student identified as victim in Texas school shooting
A Pakistani exchange student has been identified as one of the fatal victims of Friday's mass shooting at a Texas high school. Sabika Sheikh was among the 10 people killed when a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School, according to the exchange program. Megan Lysaght, the manager of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange &...

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May 18, 2018

Cohen's lawyers blast Avenatti for ‘trying to create carnival'
Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti should be barred from a court proceeding involving President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen because the porn star's attorney only wants to create a "carnival atmosphere" in the case, according to a new court filing. In a Manhattan federal court document filed Friday, lawyers for Cohen asked that Avenatti be...

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May 18, 2018

Teen accused of killing dad who teased her for being fat
An 18-year-old woman from Indiana is accused of brutally killing her dad who teased her for being fat. Ameera Stokes reportedly called 911 early Sunday to confess that she murdered her father, Donald Stokes, while visiting his home in Mt. Morris Township, Michigan, according to news station WJRT. Police said the pair was fighting over...

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May 18, 2018

Hooker weeps over photos of her beaten face from alleged sex assault
The escort who claims a wealthy tech exec brutally beat her during a date dissolved into tears Friday as she was forced to look at images of her own battered face. "You can see blood in my hair," the blonde, dressed entirely in white, sobbed from the stand as jurors looked at the horrific photos,...

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May 18, 2018

Teen basketball star dies after asking for drink during game
A Tennessee high school basketball star died after he suddenly collapsed on the court, according to reports. Javon Craddock, a student at Tyner Academy, was playing Wednesday at the Boys and Girls Club in Chattanooga when he fell unconscious, The Times Free Press reported. His basketball coach, E'Jay Ward, said the sophomore "stopped playing and...

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May 18, 2018

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May 18, 2018

High school pitcher survives shot to head in massacre
A baseball pitcher for Sante Fe HS in Texas miraculously survived Friday's massacre — after being shot in the head, the teen said. "I'm so greatful [sic] and blessed that god spared me life today. Today I was shot in the back of the head but i am completely okay and stable," Rome Shubert, a...

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May 18, 2018

Racist lawyer went ballistic on female cop at Phillies game
The Midtown lawyer caught on camera hurling racist insults at Spanish-speaking restaurant workers was once busted for threatening a cop at a Phillies game, according to a report Friday. Aaron Schlossberg, 42, allegedly barked, "You're f—king dead" at a police officer who was responding to complaints about him at the sporting event in 2009, according...

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May 18, 2018

Friends watch as man falls to his death taking selfie at tourist hot spot
Friends watched on in horror as a man plunged to his death after attempting to take a selfie at a popular Australian tourist site. The international student, said to be in his 20s, was "mucking around" with his friends when he fell 130-feet onto rocks at Western Australia's notorious tourist hot spot, The Gap. He...

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May 18, 2018

Teen dies after hiding bag of cocaine in her mouth to avoid cops
A popular teenager died after hiding a bag of cocaine in her mouth when the car she was in was stopped by police, an inquest has heard. Beautician Georgia Cassidy, 19, was traveling with her boyfriend when the pair were pulled over for a random check in Kirkby, England, near Liverpool. In the moments before...

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May 18, 2018

Texas school shooting suspect backed out of suicide: governor
The Texas student arrested for gunning down 10 people at his high school Friday planned on committing suicide after the massacre — but couldn't go through with it, officials said. "He gave himself up and admitted at the time he didn't have the courage to commit suicide, that he wanted to take his own life...

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May 18, 2018

Trump pressured USPS to jack up shipping rates for Amazon
President Trump personally pressured Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the charges Amazon and other firms pay to ship packages, a new report said Friday. Brennan resisted Trump's demand, explaining "in multiple conversations" that the rates are set in contracts and that any changes would have to be approved by regulators, the Washington Post reported....

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May 18, 2018

Driver in deadly bus crash may have been making illegal turn
The driver of the school bus that collided with a dump truck in New Jersey on Thursday may have been trying to make an illegal u-turn, law enforcement officials say. The bus was traveling along Route 80 near Exit 25 in Stanhope when the driver, who has not yet been identified, missed his turn, cops...

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May 18, 2018

Trump administration revives ‘gag rule' on abortion
The Trump administration on Friday resurrected a Reagan-era rule banning federally funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions or sharing space with abortion providers. The Department of Health and Human Services announced the proposal Friday in a move aimed at burnishing the formerly pro-choice president's pro-life credentials in the eyes of his evangelical...

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May 18, 2018

Plane crashes and erupts into fireball after takeoff in Cuba
A Boeing 737 passenger jet with more than 100 people aboard crashed in a huge fireball Friday after taking off from an airport in Havana, Cuba, according to reports. Casualties were reported, according to CNN, which reported that the flight was headed to the Cuban city of Holguin. The plane was rented by Cubana de...

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May 18, 2018

More than 100 dead after fiery plane crash in Cuba
A passenger jet on a domestic flight from Havana plunged into a cassava field shortly after takeoff Friday — killing more than 100 people on board the Boeing 737, authorities said. Three people were pulled alive from the fiery wreckage, although they remained in critical condition at a nearby hospital, Cuban state-run media reported. There...

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May 18, 2018

More than 100 feared dead after fiery plane crash in Cuba
More than 100 people are feared dead after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed and burned after takeoff from Havana, Cuba's, international airport Friday. Authorities said there were 104 passengers and nine foreign crew members on doomed Flight DMJ 0972, which was operated by Cubana de Aviacion, the country's national airliner. Three people were pulled alive...

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May 18, 2018

Texas gunman reportedly had assault rifle, shotgun and pipe bombs
The gunman who killed at least nine people at a Texas high school Friday made a "bloody mess" with an AR-15-style rifle, a pistol, a shotgun and pipe bombs, according to a new report. "Officers inside encountered a bloody mess in the school," a senior law enforcement official told the Houston Chronicle. "Evidently this guy...

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May 18, 2018

Suspected Texas gunman reportedly had shotgun, explosives
The gunman who allegedly killed 10 people at a Texas high school Friday made a "bloody mess" with guns and explosives, according to a new report. "Officers inside encountered a bloody mess in the school," a senior law enforcement official told the Houston Chronicle. "Evidently this guy threw pipe bombs all in there. We don't know...

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May 18, 2018

Texas high school shooting suspect identified
The Texas student arrested for gunning down 10 people at his high school Friday is a 17-year old named Dimitrios Pagourtzis, according to CBS news. The news outlet is citing law enforcement sources, although authorities haven't officially released a name yet. Police say they have the suspect in custody, and are also questioning a second...

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May 18, 2018

Ammo crashes through school roof after falling from military chopper
EL PASO, Texas — Authorities are trying to determine how a box of ammunition fell from a military helicopter and crashed through the roof of an elementary school in Texas. The Ysleta Independent School District says no one was injured when the ammo box hit Parkland Elementary School in El Paso on Thursday afternoon. The...

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May 18, 2018

House fails to pass farm bill over immigration fight
House conservatives killed a farm subsidy bill that would have imposed work requirements on food stamp recipients because they didn't get their way on tough immigration reform. The House Freedom Caucus' fit of pique was a huge embarrassment to House Speaker Paul Ryan and a bitter pill for other GOP lawmakers who hail from agricultural...

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May 18, 2018

Cuomo begs Trump after Texas school shooting: ‘DO SOMETHING'
Gov. Cuomo has sent an "open letter" to President Trump and members of Congress that concludes "DO SOMETHING" after Friday morning's shooting slaughter at a Texas high school. "Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. Las Vegas. Orlando. Parkland. And now, Santa Fe," the letter said. "When is enough enough? How many more innocent people have to...

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May 18, 2018

Explosives found after Texas high school shooting
Explosives have been found at the Texas high school where a gunman killed at least eight people Friday morning, according to officials. "There have been explosive items found in the high school and outside the high school," Santa Fe Independent School District Police Chief Walter Braun said at a press conference. "Because of this, everyone...

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May 18, 2018

Bill Gates: Trump needed me to explain the difference between HIV and HPV
Bill Gates said he twice had to explain to Donald Trump the difference between the HIV and HPV viruses — and that the president's detailed recollection of Gates' young daughter's appearance creeped out his wife, Melinda. Gates' remarks came in response to questions from staffers at a meeting of the tech billionaire's philanthropic Bill &...

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May 18, 2018

Trump announces new nomination for secretary of Veterans Affairs
President Trump announced Friday that he was nominating acting secretary Robert Wilkie to head up the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. The president a day earlier donated 25 percent of his $400,000 annual salary to the VA, and Wilkie was at the White House to accept the check from spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The VA...

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May 18, 2018

Record-setting Birkin bag may have been seized from Malaysian leader
A rare, record-setting diamond-encrusted fuchsia Hermès Birkin could be among 284 luxury handbags seized from apartments belonging to the embattled ex-Prime Minister of Malaysia, according to reports. The hundreds of designer bags turned up in a raid Thursday night of three luxury apartments at a Kuala Lumpur condominium owned by former Malaysia Prime Minister Najib...

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May 18, 2018

Trump accuses feds of planting ‘spy' in his campaign
President Trump on Friday ramped up his attacks on his own Justice Department — accusing the feds of planting a "Spy" in his campaign, a claim his own lawyer later admitted might not be true. "Apparently the DOJ put a Spy in the Trump Campaign. This has never been done before and by any means...

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May 18, 2018

Dad arrested after leaving toddler alone in 112-degree car
A Texas father was arrested Wednesday for allegedly covering his 18-month-old daughter with a blanket and leaving her in a car as the temperature inside reached 112 degrees, authorities said. Gene Curry, 24, left the car's windows rolled up in a Kroger parking lot in Baytown while he shopped, police said. A customer spotted the...

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May 18, 2018

Officials confirm injuries after Texas high school shooting
SANTA FE, Texas — Injuries have been confirmed following a shooting Friday at a high school near Houston and the suspected shooter has been arrested, according to school officials. Assistant Principal Cris Richardson confirms that an active shooter was on campus at Santa Fe High School, which was placed on lockdown around 8 a.m. She...

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May 18, 2018

Multiple fatalities reported in Texas school shooting
At least eight people were killed when a shooter opened fire on a high school near Houston on Friday morning, according to officials. But the death toll could be as high as 10, and the majority of the victims are likely students, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at a press conference. One suspect is...

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May 18, 2018

Chilean bishops offer to resign en masse over sex abuse coverup
VATICAN CITY — In the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over what Pope Francis said was their "grave negligence" in investigating abuse and protecting children. The bishops announced at the end of an emergency Vatican summit that all 31 active bishops...

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May 18, 2018

Trump bashes media for getting ‘animals' remark ‘purposely wrong'
President Trump lashed out Friday at the "Fake News Media" for reporting that he had referred to some illegal immigrants as "animals" - while he was only referring to members of the notorious MS-13 gang. "Fake News Media had me calling Immigrants, or Illegal Immigrants, ‘Animals.' Wrong! They were begrudgingly forced to withdraw their stories,"...

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May 18, 2018

Priest pleads guilty to molesting two boys in 1990s
FARGO, N.D. — A Roman Catholic priest accused of molesting two boys in North Dakota in the 1990s has pleaded guilty to two counts of felony gross sexual imposition. Court documents show that Fernando Sayasaya entered the pleas Thursday during a scheduling conference. He's accused of abusing two underage siblings from 1995 to 1998, while...

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May 18, 2018

Giuliani: Mueller agreed to limit topics in potential Trump interview
President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to narrow the scope of a potential interview with the commander-in-chief from five topics to two, CNN reported Friday. Mueller is not considering asking Trump about his former personal attorney Michael Cohen, who is being investigated by the office of the...

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May 18, 2018

Israel vilified at UN for Gaza killings, but backed by US
GENEVA - Israel was sharply criticised at a U.N. human rights body on Friday for its killings of protesters in Gaza and treatment of the Palestinians, but Washington came to its defense. The special session of the Human Rights Council was convened after the bloodiest day for Palestinians in years last Monday, when 60 were...

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May 18, 2018

Ebola outbreak risk ‘very high' in Congo: WHO
GENEVA/KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo faces a "very high" public health risk from Ebola because the disease has been confirmed in a patient in a big city, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, raising its assessment from "high" previously. The risk to countries in the region was now "high", raised from "moderate",...

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May 18, 2018

Gunman arrested at Trump golf club after shootout with cops
DORAL, Fla. — A man shouting about Donald Trump entered the president's south Florida golf course early Friday, draped a flag over a lobby counter and exchanged fire with police before being arrested, police said. One officer received an unspecified injury, officials said. Police were notified of an "active shooter" in the Trump-owned club about...

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May 18, 2018

Police: Person arrested after shots fired at Trump golf club
DORAL, Fla. — South Florida authorities say a person is in custody after police responded to a call of shots fired at the Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami that's owned by President Donald Trump. The Doral Police Department says on its website Friday there are "no known victims at this point" and there...

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May 18, 2018

Poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from UK hospital
LONDON — Doctors say former Russian spy Sergei Skripal has been discharged from a hospital, more than two months after he was poisoned with a nerve agent. Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious in the English city of Salisbury on March 4, and spent weeks in critical condition. Yulia recovered more quickly than...

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May 18, 2018

French government says it foiled attack, 2 brothers arrested
PARIS — France's interior minister says authorities have thwarted a possible attack using ricin or explosives and arrested two brothers. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told BFM television Friday that authorities were tracking extremist activity on social networks and identified two young men "preparing to commit an attack with explosives or ricin." He said the young...

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May 18, 2018

Officer in ICU after being stabbed in neck, suspect charged
HARTFORD, Conn. — A Hartford police officer responding to a disturbance was stabbed repeatedly in the neck and critically injured Thursday morning by a woman who was being evicted from an apartment building, authorities said. The veteran female officer was in critical condition after undergoing surgery at Hartford Hospital, authorities said. The suspect, 39-year-old Chevoughn...

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May 18, 2018

Las Vegas police arrest masked man carrying fake gun at mall
LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas police say officers have arrested a masked man at a mall, which had been evacuated after reports of a gunman. However, police say the gun appears to be a fake. Metro Police Deputy Chief Chris Jones says no shots were fired at the Boulevard Mall and no injuries have been...

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May 18, 2018

Report of masked gunman prompts Las Vegas mall evacuation
LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas police have evacuated a mall and are searching it for a reported masked man with a rifle. However, police say there's no active shooter at the Boulevard Mall, no shots have been fired and no injuries have been reported. Metro Police Deputy Chief Chris Jones says the department obtained a...

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May 18, 2018

Police dog finds nearly 3,200 bags of heroin in traffic stop
ROCKINGHAM, Vt. — A police dog in Vermont is credited with finding nearly $32,000 worth of heroin during a traffic stop. Bellows Falls police say they pulled a car over early Thursday in Rockingham. WPTZ-TV reports K9 Caesar was deployed and had a positive drug hit while searching the outside of the car. The 19-year-old...

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May 18, 2018

Trump, White House staff join in on ‘Yanny vs. Laurel' debate
The White House has jumped in on the "Yanny vs. Laurel" audio debate and it turns out President Trump doesn't hear either of the names that have split the nation. "I hear covfefe," Trump said in a video posted to Twitter Thursday night, seemingly poking fun of himself after he tweeted "covfefe" one year ago. The tweet,...

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