Trump floats arming teachers in Parkland listening session

Trump floats arming teachers in Parkland listening session

President Trump suggested arming and providing concealed carry permits for teachers or retired military personnel on campus, as well as raising the age of purchasing for assault weapons.

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NTSB: Truck hit by GOP train was on tracks after warning

NTSB: Truck hit by GOP train was on tracks after warning

Witnesses told investigators that a garbage truck struck by a train carrying Republican congressmen through rural Virginia entered the railroad crossing after the safety gates had come down.

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Trump says he has directed regulations to ban bump stocks

Trump says he has directed regulations to ban bump stocks

President Trump, hosting the Public Safety Medal of Valor Awards Ceremony Wednesday afternoon at the White House Tuesday, said he has directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to draft regulations that would ban devices that would turn legal guns into machi

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Court gives 'Baby Factory' dad custody of 13 kids from surrogates

Court gives 'Baby Factory' dad custody of 13 kids from surrogates

A secretive Japanese millionaire is the biological father of 13 kids from surrogates, and Thai court says he is capable of caring for the brood.

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Sheriff: Man helped give goat whiskey, cocaine

Sheriff: Man helped give goat whiskey, cocaine

A man Georgia authorities say participated in forcing a goat to ingest whiskey and cocaine has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.

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Nikolas Cruz, Florida school shooting suspect, may not go to future court hearings, lawyer says

Nikolas Cruz, Florida school shooting suspect, may not go to future court hearings, lawyer says

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz appeared in court for a hearing Monday afternoon. After the hearing, one of his attorneys said Monday's appearance may be his last going forward.

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Woman seen berating flight attendant on viral video now placed on leave

Woman seen berating flight attendant on viral video now placed on leave

A New York woman seen berating a flight attendant in an online video is on forced leave from her job. Her suspension is raising new questions about the consequences of sharing someone else's embarrassing moments online.

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Officials: No dog meat on the menu at Los Angeles restaurant

Officials: No dog meat on the menu at Los Angeles restaurant

A Los Angeles restaurant doesn't have permission to kill as many as three dogs a day and serve the meat to customers, despite claims in a widely shared false story this week. Health officials say the restaurant doesn't exist.

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Buffalo gores camper on Southern California island

Buffalo gores camper on Southern California island

Authorities say a buffalo has gored a man camping on Southern California's Catalina Island.

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Woman burned as gas is pumped into garbage can in backseat

Woman burned as gas is pumped into garbage can in backseat

Authorities say a Washington woman suffered severe burns after gasoline fumes ignited when gas was being pumped into a garbage can in a car's backseat.

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Couple who bought 'American Horror Story' house suing seller over fan harassment

Couple who bought 'American Horror Story' house suing seller over fan harassment

The couple who bought the mansion featured in the first season of "American Horror Story" says they have to deal with a sometimes-daily deluge of hundreds of fans, some scaling fences and climbing the walls.

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CDC: Flu vaccine is one of the least effective in years, but it still helps

CDC: Flu vaccine is one of the least effective in years, but it still helps

The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the strain of the virus that's causing most illnesses this season.

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Trump: 'no child, no teacher should ever be in danger in an American school'

Trump: 'no child, no teacher should ever be in danger in an American school'

President Trump on Thursday spoke briefly in an address to the nation about the Parkland, Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead a day earlier.

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Cops: School attack plot foiled by grandmother's tip about student's disturbing writings

Cops: School attack plot foiled by grandmother's tip about student's disturbing writings

Joshua O'Connor, 18, allegedly wrote detailed plans for an "infamous" attack that would get "the biggest fatality number I possibly can."

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Man robs Victoria's Secret store on eve of Valentine's Day

Man robs Victoria's Secret store on eve of Valentine's Day

Police in Little Rock are searching for a man who shoved a worker and stole more than $500 worth of bras, underwear and other merchandise from a Victoria's Secret store the night before Valentine's Day.

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Some fries, valentine? Fast food chains aim for sweethearts

Some fries, valentine? Fast food chains aim for sweethearts

Care for fries, valentine? Fast-food joints try to lure sweethearts who enjoy a deal _ or irony.

Teen suspect describes killing father, kissing pets before deadly rampage

Teen suspect describes killing father, kissing pets before deadly rampage

The teen told investigators he killed his father because he was angry before the fatal S.C. school shooting.

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Volunteers get high to help California police spot pot users

Volunteers get high to help California police spot pot users

Volunteers in California are smoking pot to help officers, prosecutors and toxicologists identify signs of impairment as drugged driving becomes a growing problem on roads.

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OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors

OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors

Purdue Pharma, which has made billions from the pain drug OxyContin, said it will stop promoting opioid pain drugs to doctors.

4/20 marijuana holiday a dangerous time on the road, study finds

4/20 marijuana holiday a dangerous time on the road, study finds

America's highways are decidedly less safe on April 20, a day when stoners publicly celebrate marijuana use.

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Alaska Airlines holds guide dogs in training event

Alaska Airlines holds guide dogs in training event

Oakland International Airport was a normal, bustling airport Sunday morning, until the VIP's showed up.

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Gigantic wild boar dubbed 'Pigzilla' seen rummaging through dumpster

Gigantic wild boar dubbed 'Pigzilla' seen rummaging through dumpster

An enormous wild boar was caught on camera rifling through a garbage dumpster outside a school in Hong Kong. Video of the encounter posted on Facebook has gone viral, with thousands of shares and comments.

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The growing acceptance of autism in the workplace

The growing acceptance of autism in the workplace

More and more companies are recruiting workers on the autism spectrum, changing the face of workplace diversity and bringing valuable skills to bear

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Increased prices at Disney parks in Florida, California

Increased prices at Disney parks in Florida, California

Ticket prices at Walt Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland in California are increasing.

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Team USA's Olympic jackets came with heating technology

Team USA's Olympic jackets came with heating technology

This battery-powered parka is part of the parade uniform for Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony. It's the first time Team USA will have a heated jacket as part of the ensemble.

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84-year-old woman accused of shooting at 'noisy' children

84-year-old woman accused of shooting at 'noisy' children

Northern California sheriff's officials say an 84-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of shooting toward her neighbor's children because they were being too noisy.

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Trump tweets about not declassifying Democratic memo

Trump tweets about not declassifying Democratic memo

President Trump took to Twitter Saturday morning to defend his decision not to declassify Democrats' response to a GOP memo on intelligence.

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Meet the adorable Olympic mascots, Soohorang and Bandabi

Meet the adorable Olympic mascots, Soohorang and Bandabi

Two Olympic participants this year are rotund, squishy and a little clumsy, and they won't be winning any medals for their athletic prowess.

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Dow plunges 1,033 points and sinks into correction

Dow plunges 1,033 points and sinks into correction

Worries about the bond market are driving another wave of selling on Wall Street.

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Amateur sketch from witness helps Pa. police identify theft suspect

Amateur sketch from witness helps Pa. police identify theft suspect

Police say a hand-drawn sketch has helped investigators identify a suspect in a theft from a Pennsylvania farmers market.

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Pence pushes S. Korea toward more hawkish N. Korea policy

Pence pushes S. Korea toward more hawkish N. Korea policy

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is pushing South Korea to adopt a more hawkish stance toward North Korea, as he arrived in the country Thursday ahead of the Winter Olympics after a brief stop in Alaska.

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Woman claims to find 3-inch lizard inside store-bought lettuce

Woman claims to find 3-inch lizard inside store-bought lettuce

A Maine woman who prepared a salad says she realized after a couple of bites that her fork was stuck in a 3-inch lizard, minus the tail.

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New Gerber baby is the first ever with Down syndrome

New Gerber baby is the first ever with Down syndrome

Meet Lucas, a smiley 18-month-old from Dalton, Georgia. He is the 2018 Gerber baby and the first with Down syndrome.

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Ticking time bomb of mercury hidden beneath Earth's permafrost

Ticking time bomb of mercury hidden beneath Earth's permafrost

Study says if global temperatures continue to rise more than 15 million gallons of mercury could come pouring out.

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Girl Scouts look into whether cookie seller near pot shop broke rules

Girl Scouts look into whether cookie seller near pot shop broke rules

The San Diego Girl Scout council is looking into whether a scout who was photographed selling cookies outside a marijuana dispensary broke any rules.

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SpaceX to launch heavy rocket Tuesday

SpaceX to launch heavy rocket Tuesday

The three-hour launch window opens at 9:30 a.m. Alaska time,  but countdown clocks have been reset for 11:45 a.m. Alaska time due to wind conditions.

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Tumbling stocks a blip or a sign of things to come?

Tumbling stocks a blip or a sign of things to come?

Monday's plunge -- the largest single-day point drop in the history of the Dow Jones industrial average -- has some asking whether the rout amounts to a blip or if it portends a broader downturn in the U.S. economy.

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House Intelligence votes to release Democratic memo

House Intelligence votes to release Democratic memo

The House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously Monday evening to make public the Democratic memo rebutting GOP allegations that the FBI abused surveillance laws.

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Super Bowl 2018: Eagles pull off stunning win over New England Patriots

Super Bowl 2018: Eagles pull off stunning win over New England Patriots

The Eagles held strong and defeated the Patriots with final score of 41-33.

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Trump brings up national anthem debate in Super Bowl LII message

Trump brings up national anthem debate in Super Bowl LII message

"We hold them in our hearts and thank them for our freedom as we proudly stand for the National Anthem," said President Trump in his message.

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Super Bowl 2018 commercials shy from politics and mind their manners

Super Bowl 2018 commercials shy from politics and mind their manners

This year's Super Bowl advertisers are minding their manners. They're trying hard to steer clear of everything from politics to the #MeToo movement with lightly humorous ads that don't offend. 

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Trump authorizes release of controversial GOP memo

Trump authorizes release of controversial GOP memo

President Donald Trump has authorized the release of a controversial Republican memo alleging intelligence abuses.

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Girl in Slender Man case receives max sentence

Girl in Slender Man case receives max sentence

Morgan Geyser, one of two girls who killed a classmate to appease fictional horror character Slender Man receves maximum sentence.

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Companies exploit marijuana 'gifting' loophole to skirt regulations

Companies exploit marijuana 'gifting' loophole to skirt regulations

Even though retail marijuana shops are months away from opening in Massachusetts, some companies have been quietly operating for nearly a year

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United Airlines changes policy on comfort animals after peacock incident

United Airlines changes policy on comfort animals after peacock incident

United Airlines announced Thursday it will tighten rules starting March 1 for passengers flying with "emotional-support animals"

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Michigan man gets letter granting his dog unemployment benefits

Michigan man gets letter granting his dog unemployment benefits

Michael Ryder had been approved for $360 a week in unemployment benefits -- until the state learned he'd been dogging it at the restaurant where he supposedly worked.

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Reports: DOJ, SEC probe Apple over slowing of older iPhones

Reports: DOJ, SEC probe Apple over slowing of older iPhones

U.S. authorities are investigating Apple's slowing of older iPhones, according to published reports.

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Massachusetts Most Wanted suspect found hiding in drawer

Massachusetts Most Wanted suspect found hiding in drawer

A murder suspect on the Massachusetts Most Wanted list was arrested after police found him hiding in a drawer built into a bed frame, CBS Boston reports.

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Woman denied emotional support peacock on United flight

Woman denied emotional support peacock on United flight

A United Airlines passenger tries to take emotional support peacock with her on cross-country flight.

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Sullivan among GOP lawmakers on train in fatal wreck

Sullivan among GOP lawmakers on train in fatal wreck

A train carrying Sen. Dan Sullivan and other Republican members of Congress to their retreat in Greenbrier, West Virginia, has hit a truck with one person reported dead.

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Fact-checking Trump's first State of the Union address

Fact-checking Trump's first State of the Union address

President Trump is delivering first State of the Union address, giving him an opportunity to speak directly to the American people about his first year in office.

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GOP rep calls for illegal immigrants' arrest at State of the Union

GOP rep calls for illegal immigrants' arrest at State of the Union

An Arizona Republican is urging the arrest and deportation of any "illegal aliens" who attend the State of the Union Tuesday night, as many Democrats plan to bring "Dreamers" as their guests. "Of all the places where the Rule of Law needs to be enforced,

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How to see the rare Super Blue Blood Moon eclipse

How to see the rare Super Blue Blood Moon eclipse

January skywatchers are in for a rare treat: a Blue Moon, a total lunar eclipse and a supermoon all in the same month.

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4 killed in shooting at car wash in Melcroft, Pennsylvania

4 killed in shooting at car wash in Melcroft, Pennsylvania

At least four people were killed during a shooting at a car wash in suburban Pennsylvania on Sunday, state police said.

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Lady Gaga among stars wearing white roses on Grammys red carpet

Lady Gaga among stars wearing white roses on Grammys red carpet

Stars wore white roses in solidarity with the Time's Up and #MeToo movements against sexual misconduct.

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Steve Wynn leaves GOP post after alleged sexual assault

Steve Wynn leaves GOP post after alleged sexual assault

Casino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee amid allegations of sexual harassment and assault.

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Trump calls report he ordered Mueller fired 'fake news'

Trump calls report he ordered Mueller fired 'fake news'

President Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller in June 2017 but eventually backed down in a confrontation with the White House lawyer, The New York Times reported Thursday evening.

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White House proposes path to citizenship for 1.8M people

White House proposes path to citizenship for 1.8M people

President Donald Trump is proposing giving 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship.

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Oprah: 'I don't have the DNA' for a presidential bid

Oprah: 'I don't have the DNA' for a presidential bid

Before her iconic Golden Globes speech sparked a new presidential push on social media, Oprah Winfrey declared that she's not interested in a White House bid.

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Doomsday Clock advances to two minutes to midnight

Doomsday Clock advances to two minutes to midnight

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved the clock forward 30 seconds closer to nuclear apocalypse.

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Newly discovered wreck may be last ship to bring slaves to U.S.

Newly discovered wreck may be last ship to bring slaves to U.S.

Researchers say remnants of a wooden ship found embedded in mud in a river delta in southwestern Alabama may be the Clotilda, the last vessel to bring slaves to the United States nearly 160 years ago.

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Researchers clone two healthy monkeys -- are humans next?

Researchers clone two healthy monkeys -- are humans next?

For the first time, researchers have used the cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep to create two healthy monkeys, bringing science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans.

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Toys R Us closing 180 stores, but not Alaska's

Toys R Us closing 180 stores, but not Alaska's

Toys R Us said it plans to close about 180 locations around the country.

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Freshman emails every Claudia on campus after Tinder mishap

Freshman emails every Claudia on campus after Tinder mishap

The freshman meant to swipe right on the woman's Tinder profile - a sign that he wanted to meet her. Instead, he swiped left, rejecting her.

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Dangerous 'Tide Pod Challenge' prompts response from CEO

Dangerous 'Tide Pod Challenge' prompts response from CEO

Procter & Gamble says it's working to stop the "Tide Pod challenge," a social media-fueled trend in which teenagers eat single-load laundry detergent packets.

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People trust platforms less, trust journalism more, study says

People trust platforms less, trust journalism more, study says

A new study shows that people's trust in media platforms where they find news is down, but trust in publishers and journalists is on the rise.

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School shooting in Texas leaves teen shot, suspect in custody

School shooting in Texas leaves teen shot, suspect in custody

A teenage boy shot a teenage girl in a high school cafeteria in Texas on Monday morning, officials said.

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Amazon opening 'Go' store with no cashiers or checkout lines

Amazon opening 'Go' store with no cashiers or checkout lines

Amazon employees have been testing it, but is the public ready for a cashier-less store?

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18-month-old boy found safe after father allegedly killed mother, fled

18-month-old boy found safe after father allegedly killed mother, fled

A homicide suspect with ties to Alaska prompts Amber Alert in Texas Sunday morning after police suspect him of shooting and killing his estranged partner; then fleeing with their son.

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Winner of donut-eating contest caught stealing from Dunkin', cops say

Winner of donut-eating contest caught stealing from Dunkin', cops say

Bradley Hardison, 27,? of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, has been arrested again -- this time accused of stealing from a donut shop.

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Gov't shutdown: Congress seeks a deal in flurry of negotiations

Gov't shutdown: Congress seeks a deal in flurry of negotiations

The prospects of a deal seem slightly less daunting as fragile outlines of an agreement begin to take shape.

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Meet the NFL quarterback with his own book club

Meet the NFL quarterback with his own book club

Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck is using his star power to encourage the young and old to read, some people are calling him the NFL's unofficial librarian.

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Women's March 2018: Global demonstrations continue into second day

Women's March 2018: Global demonstrations continue into second day

More demonstrations in support of female empowerment are planned around the world Sunday.

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TV crew attempts to pass fake bomb through airport security

TV crew attempts to pass fake bomb through airport security

Authorities say at least seven people who claimed to be working for a TV network were arrested at a New Jersey airport after they tried to film themselves passing a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint.

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Wells Fargo bill payment glitch emptying some accounts: Report

Wells Fargo bill payment glitch emptying some accounts: Report

In some cases, the American-Statesman says, customers' balances were reduced to zero -- which could trigger overdraft protection fees.

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'Roseanne' reboot to feature 'gender creative' child

'Roseanne' reboot to feature 'gender creative' child

It's a big first for network TV, but not all Americans are happy about it

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Deputy fatally shoots 16-year-old in Ohio courtroom, authorities say

Deputy fatally shoots 16-year-old in Ohio courtroom, authorities say

A deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out involving the teen, his family and the officer on Wednesday, a sheriff's office investigator said.

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Government shutdown inches closer amid Congressional impasse

Government shutdown inches closer amid Congressional impasse

Congress has less than two days to pass a government funding measure, but Democrats and Republicans remain at an impasse over the path forward, increasing the chances of the first government shutdown since 2013.

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Police: Florida teacher had sex with teen, said risk 'worth it'

Police: Florida teacher had sex with teen, said risk 'worth it'

A Florida teacher has been charged with sexual assault for an alleged relationship police say he had with a former student when she attended his school.

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'Likely' meteor lights up sky over Michigan

'Likely' meteor lights up sky over Michigan

The National Weather Service in Detroit said a flash seen over Michigan and the boom heard was not thunder or lightning -- but instead a likely meteor.

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Report: Dems one vote shy of overturning FCC's net neutrality decision

Report: Dems one vote shy of overturning FCC's net neutrality decision

Senate Democrats said Monday that they are one vote shy of having enough support to reverse the FCC's recent decision regarding net neutrality, The Washington Post reports.

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Detroit father deported to Mexico after 30 years in U.S.

Detroit father deported to Mexico after 30 years in U.S.

A Detroit father learned he'd been scheduled to be deported in November as part of the Trump administration's immigration crackdown.

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Passenger with measles may have exposed others at Chicago airport

Passenger with measles may have exposed others at Chicago airport

People may have been exposed to measles if they were at O'Hare between 6:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10.

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New California declares 'independence' from rest of state

New California declares 'independence' from rest of state

With the reading of their own version of a Declaration of Independence, founders of the state of New California took the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood.

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MLK Day marked by pledges to fight racism

MLK Day marked by pledges to fight racism

King's children and the pastor of a church where King preached decried recent remarks by President Trump.

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GM is dropping the steering wheel in autonomous cars

GM is dropping the steering wheel in autonomous cars

General Motors says it is mass-producing autonomous cars that give complete control to the machine by taking away both the steering wheel and pedals.

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Vet suing VA after discovering scalpel left in body for years

Vet suing VA after discovering scalpel left in body for years

An Army veteran is suing a Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in Connecticut after he says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery, and it was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain.

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Hotels revise room security measures in wake of Las Vegas shooting

Hotels revise room security measures in wake of Las Vegas shooting

In response to the deadly Las Vegas shooting massacre in October, tighter security measures at some hotels will allow staff to enter guest rooms for just about any reason.

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Motorist strikes officer before speeding off in NYC's Times Square

Motorist strikes officer before speeding off in NYC's Times Square

A driver trying to make an escape in Times Square hit a police officer with his car before speeding off Saturday night, CBS New York reports.

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For the Girl Scouts, cookies are more important than ever

For the Girl Scouts, cookies are more important than ever

"This gives us a chance to say something we've been saying for a long time," said Stewart Goodbody, senior director of communications for Girl Scouts of the USA.

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Chrysler recalls 160,000 Pacifica minivans over engine stall fears

Chrysler recalls 160,000 Pacifica minivans over engine stall fears

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 160,000 minivans mainly in North America to fix a software problem that can make engines stall.

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FCC: 'absolutely unacceptable' Hawaii missile false alarm

FCC: 'absolutely unacceptable' Hawaii missile false alarm

The chairman of the FCC says it appears the government of Hawaii didn't have reasonable safeguards in place that would have prevented a false alert about an imminent missile strike from being sent.

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Speeding car goes airborne, crashes into second floor of California building

Speeding car goes airborne, crashes into second floor of California building

A car slammed into the second floor of a building in Orange County, California, early Sunday morning. The incident unfolded in the 300 block of East 17th Street in Santa Ana, CBS Los Angeles reports.

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Hawaii issues false warning of ballistic missile

Hawaii issues false warning of ballistic missile

Hawaii officials said a Saturday push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile was a false alarm.

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No Alaska plans to make Medicaid recipients work

No Alaska plans to make Medicaid recipients work

The Trump administration will allow states for the first time to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients, an option not currently being considered by Alaska officials.

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Trump rejects immigration deal in vulgar terms

Trump rejects immigration deal in vulgar terms

President Donald Trump, using vulgar language, rejected a pitch Thursday from a bipartisan team of senators on a compromise immigration deal to protect DACA participants while increasing border security.

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Walmart raises wages, gives bonuses after GOP tax cut

Walmart raises wages, gives bonuses after GOP tax cut

Walmart said Thursday it will raise its starting wages for U.S. store workers and offer some employees bonuses following passage of tax cuts in Washington.

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Video captures 'patient dumping' outside Baltimore hospital

Video captures 'patient dumping' outside Baltimore hospital

Overnight, Imamu Baraka was walking past a Baltimore hospital when he noticed something he says he'll never forget.

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Elderly couple hauling 60 lbs. of pot 'gifts' arrested again in Nebraska

Elderly couple hauling 60 lbs. of pot 'gifts' arrested again in Nebraska

Deputies said the couple was stopped in a pickup truck with $18,000, weeks after they were arrested with the pot haul.

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Jails increasingly set aside cellblocks for veterans

Jails increasingly set aside cellblocks for veterans

"Veteran pods" are becoming an increasingly common part of state and county lockups as the criminal justice system focuses more on helping troubled former service members.

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