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  • Trump defends false claim that predecessors didn't call fallen soldiers' families: 'There’s nothing to clarify'

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    “You could ask Gen. Kelly if he got a call from Obama,” the president says in a Fox News Radio interview.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:38:36 -0400
  • ISIS Losing Its 'Capital' Is A Pivotal Defeat For The Terrorist Group

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    The self-described Islamic State finally lost its tenuous grip on the Syrian city of Raqqa on Tuesday as U.S.-backed forces retook the extremist group’s last major urban territory following a four-month military campaign.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:41:23 -0400
  • Man tortured girlfriend’s son to death because he thought he was gay: prosecutor

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    (KTLA) -- A man who is accused of torturing his girlfriend's 8-year-old son to death killed the child because he thought the boy was gay, a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office prosecutor said during opening statements Monday.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:16:00 -0400
  • Jeff Sessions Once Again Dodges Questions About Trump's Firing Of Former FBI Director

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    WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions once again dodged questions about his discussions with President Donald Trump about the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:41:25 -0400
  • Missing Fla. Woman’s Remains Found a Year Later Thanks to Ring She Was Wearing Engraved with ‘MOM’

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    Tia Bonta was by all accounts a doting mother living in Orlando, Florida, with her baby boy — so when the 25-year-old vanished last August, her family prepared for the worst

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:47:25 -0400
  • U.S. diplomat warns to be 'prepared for the worst' right after N. Korean official reportedly shuts down diplomacy

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    Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan told reporters on Tuesday that while the State Department remained focused on quelling tensions with North Korea through diplomatic channels, that the nation and world must remain prepared for the possibility that those efforts will fail.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:55:33 -0400
  • Woman Claims Delta Stopped Her From Singing National Anthem For Slain Soldier

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    A Georgia doctor claims that Delta Air Lines prevented her from singing the national anthem to honor a slain soldier whose casket was on her plane.

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:40:51 -0400
  • Rohingya man refugee again 40 years after leaving Bangladesh

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    Nearly four decades ago Fazol Ahmed returned to his native Myanmar with his family under a Rohingya repatriation scheme. Now he is back in the teeming camps of Bangladesh with his wife and children, a refugee once again. Ahmed is among the hundreds of thousands of refugees who have crossed into Bangladesh since an upsurge in violence in neighbouring Myanmar in August that the UN has said amounts to ethnic cleansing.

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:02:19 -0400
  • Still standing: Photos capture abandoned buildings after years of neglect 

    A Dutch photographer has released a series of photos of abandoned buildings throughout France that nature is slowly reclaiming.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:52:58 -0400
  • McCain on Willingness to Work With Trump 'Dumb Question'

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    Sen. John McCain chastised a reporter who questioned if he would continue to work with Donald Trump after criticizing him. Lawrence O'Donnell says McCain, who likely won't seek another term, has "nothing left to lose."

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:01:58 -0400
  • Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia cities

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    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Confederate monuments in two Virginia cities have been vandalized this week.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:35:13 -0400
  • Capital Murder Charges Filed Against Muslim Teen's Accused Killer

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    A man accused of killing 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen in Sterling, Virginia in June may face the death penalty after a grand jury charged him with capital murder and rape on Monday.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:01:17 -0400
  • California Becomes First State To Legally Recognize A Third Gender

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    California Governor Jerry Brown signed first-of-its kind legislation over the weekend that enables residents of the state to choose a third, non-binary gender category on California state-issued IDs, birth certificates and driver’s licenses.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:45:28 -0400
  • Mom's incredible hack for getting her child to take medicine goes viral

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    No matter the flavor, from orange to grape, we have vivid memories of being force-fed a spoonful, only to quickly chase it down with a glass of milk or a treat. England's Helena Lee was trying to feed her newborn Calpol when she remembered reading about this trick -- all you need is a bottle and syringe.

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:29:06 -0400
  • SitRep: ISIS 2.0 On The Way

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    Raqqa falls, al Qaeda making a comeback, John McCain mad at Mattis and McMaster.

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:58:53 -0400
  • Bill Cosby Accusers Demand Academy Kick Out Cosby And Polanski Too

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    Two of the more than 50 women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault are demanding he and film producer Roman Polanski be immediately removed from the Academy of Motion Pictures.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:57:02 -0400
  • Airbus, Bombardier deal hits Boeing with double whammy

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    Airbus and Bombardier are inflicting double damage on Boeing with a deal that fills a gap in the Europeans' aircraft range and gives Bombardier a fighting chance to avoid punishing US tariffs, analysts say. In the middle of the European night, Airbus issued a surprise announcement that it would take a majority stake in Bombardier's marquee C-Series airliner programme, aiming for significant production savings on the C-Series aircraft and making use of Airbus's international reach for sales. The agreement, which Airbus chief Tom Enders called "a win-win deal for everyone", gives the European company a stake in Bombardiers' mid-range programme without the need to immediately inject cash -- allowing it to keep its war chest intact for future battles with arch-rival Boeing.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:49:45 -0400
  • Remembering William Seward’s Alaska ‘folly’

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    In today’s popular culture, William Seward is best known for his association with Abraham Lincoln. But his name is also forever linked to a decision back in 1867 that brought Alaska into the fold as a United States territory, at a bargain price.

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:11:00 -0400
  • Man held hostage by Taliban group didn't believe captors when they told him Donald Trump was President

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    A man who was held hostage by a Taliban-linked group for five years has said he refused to believe his captors when they told him Donald Trump had become the US President. Canadian Joshua Boyle, his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, and their children were completely isolated from the outside world while they were held by the Haqqani network in Afghanistan. The pair were kidnapped in the mountainous Wardak province in October 2012 during a backpacking holiday through Asia while Mrs Coleman was heavily pregnant with their first child. Their three children were born in captivity and the family endured horrendous treatment at the hands of the group before being freed in a dramatic rescue operation by Pakistani forces last week. In one of his first interviews since his release, Mr Boyle said the family were starved of any information or entertainment during their years of captivity except for a slate and a piece of chalk. When Mr Boyle pleaded for some reading materials to alleviate the boredom he said his kidnappers brought the family a pile of dirty washing. However, while the group were making a proof-of-life video of the family, Mr Boyle said one of his captors told him the reality TV star, Donald Trump, had won the US presidency. “It didn’t enter my mind that he was being serious,” Mr Boyle told the Toronto Star. Mr Boyle and Mrs Coleman in one of the videos released by the Haqqani network in 2013 Credit: Coleman Family The couple and their children,  Jonah, 4, Noah, 2, and newborn Grace, are now staying with Mr Boyle’s parents in Ontario, Canada, and learning to adapt to their new freedom. Mr Boyle said the traumas his eldest son Jonah suffered while being held hostage in cells no larger than a bathtub and being abruptly moved from location to location had left him terrified to close his eyes while in captivity. He said: “Last night [Jonah] wouldn’t close his eyes because he was so excited and he just wanted to sit on his pile of toys with a gigantic smile on his face. Mr Boyle playing with his son Jonah playing at their home in Ontario, Canada Credit: AFP/Mike Carroccetto “It took him about three hours to fall asleep, and it wasn’t three hours of panic. It was three hours where he just wanted to really, really cherish this gigantic rabbit and these plastic Lego blocks and these toys, and he wanted to sit there and bask in being ‘no bandi’ after all of this time.” “Bandi” was the term the kidnappers used for their hostages. In a press conference after he was released last week Mr Boyle detailed some of the appalling treatment his family had endured and alleged that the kidnappers had murdered one of his children and raped his wife. Their freedom was secured when the Pakistan army intercepted the kidnappers as they brought the family into the Kurram district of the semi-autonomous tribal belt on Pakistan's Afghan border, following a tip-off from US intelligence. The Haqqani network, which runs a lucrative kidnapping business in the tribal border regions, is believed to still hold two more US citizens. Mr Boyle arriving back at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Friday Credit:  The Canadian Press Since returning the couple has faced questions about why a husband and his five-month pregnant wife, who is now 31, were in a lawless area of Afghanistan in 2012. Mr Boyle was previously married to the sister of Omar Khadr, a Canadian man who spent 10 years at Guantanamo Bay after being captured in 2002 in a firefight at an Al Qaeda compound in Afghanistan. Responding to the questions, Mr Boyle said: “I’m a harmless hippie and I do not kill even mice. I’ve been vegetarian for 17 years. Anybody who knows me would laugh at the notion that I went with designs on becoming a combatant.”

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:30:43 -0400
  • Woman facing deportation seeks sanctuary a second time

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    DENVER (AP) — A Peruvian woman has sought sanctuary for a second time in Colorado rather than board a Tuesday flight to her native country as ordered by U.S. immigration authorities, supporters said.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:52:03 -0400
  • Judge Orders Trump Administration To Allow Undocumented Teen To Have Abortion

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    WASHINGTON ― A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to allow an undocumented immigrant teenager in its custody to get an abortion, which officials have obstructed for weeks while instead sending her to a religious crisis pregnancy center to dissuade her from terminating the pregnancy.

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:14:47 -0400
  • Georgia State Senator Offers Free Bump Stock In Wake Of Vegas Massacre

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    A state senator in Georgia who is running for governor is asserting his stance on gun rights by giving away a bump stock “to one lucky winner” in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting.

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:27:07 -0400
  • Billy Joel, 68, and wife Alexis Roderick are expecting a baby

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    Billy Joel will soon have three Uptown Girls to worry about!

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:01:30 -0400
  • Freed Taliban Hostage Caitlan Coleman Reportedly Rushed To Hospital

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    Caitlan Coleman, the American woman who spent five years as a hostage of the Taliban, was reportedly rushed to the hospital less than a week after her release from captivity.

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:43:32 -0400
  • China’s 19th Party Congress and How the Mighty Xi Jinping Could Fall

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    China looks set to be the example of what can happen when nineteenth century absolutism fails in the twenty-first century. The Communist Party will convene its week-long Nineteenth National Congress in Beijing on Wednesday. Xi Jinping, just proclaimed “the world’s most powerful man” by the Economist, looks like he has set in motion a chain of events that will lead to the end of China’s one-party state.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:16:00 -0400
  • Delaware Woman Worried About Deportation Allegedly Drowns Infant Son and His 5-Year-Old Brother: Police

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    A Delaware woman worried about being deported — even though she was in the country legally — was charged with murder earlier this week after allegedly drowning her 5-month-old son and his 5-year-old half-brother, police say

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:22:18 -0400
  • Bidding war heats up for $5 billion second Amazon HQ

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    It's the prize of a lifetime -- a $5 billion investment creating 50,000 well-paid jobs that everyone wants, but only one US city will get. From East to West, from North to South, metropolises across the United States are locked in a frenzied bidding war desperate to woo Amazon into favoring them as the site of the e-commerce giant's second headquarters. From $7 billion in tax breaks in Newark, New Jersey -- 50 years ago aflame by deadly race riots -- to a giant cactus shipped inter-state, bids range from the colossally ambitious to the silly before Thursday's deadline for submissions.

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:26:31 -0400
  • Southwest Celebrates First 'Unmanned' Max 8 Flight While Shutting Down Haters

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    Southwest Airlines on Wednesday celebrated its first “unmanned” flight on the company’s new fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:46:56 -0400
  • Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areas

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    BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish fighters pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, one day after giving up the vital oil city of Kirkuk — a dramatic redeployment of forces that opened the way for government troops to move into energy-rich and other strategically important territories.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:32:05 -0400
  • Donna Karan Apologizes Again For Victim-Blaming Harvey Weinstein Accusers

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    Donna Karan came under fire last week for comments she made in response to accusations of sexual assault and abuse leveled at disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:43:09 -0400
  • John McCain says he'll block Trump's defence nominees until he gets more details on Afghanistan plan

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    Senator John McCain has said he’ll hold up Donald Trump’s nominees for key Defence Department posts until the President articulates a more detailed strategy for the war in Afghanistan. Mr McCain, the chairman of the influential Senate Armed Services Committee, said the panel needs new information in order to properly outfit the US armed forces with training and equipment. “If we don't get the information we need, we can't do that,” Mr McCain told reporters.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:32:00 -0400
  • These are the world's best cities of 2017: CN Traveler

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    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:31:04 -0400
  • GOP Lawmaker Says Emergency Rooms Should Be Able To Turn People Away

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    proposed on Friday that hospital emergency rooms should be able to turn patients away to help keep health care costs down.

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:30:51 -0400
  • China's Xi lays out vision for 'new era' led by 'still stronger' Communist Party

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    By Christian Shepherd and Stella Qiu BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday laid out a confident vision for a more prosperous nation and its role in the world, stressing the importance of wiping out corruption and curbing industrial overcapacity, income inequality and pollution. Opening a critical Communist Party congress, Xi pledged to build a "modern socialist country" for a "new era" that will be proudly Chinese and steadfastly ruled by the party but open to the world. Although his wide-ranging address made clear there were no plans for political reform, Xi said China's development had entered a "new era", using the phrase 36 times in a speech that ran nearly 3-1/2 hours.

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:12:22 -0400
  • Wanted man turns himself in after losing Facebook bet with police  

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    A wanted Michigan man has turned himself in after losing a bet he made with police on Facebook. Michael Zaydel had promised to give himself up to police if a Facebook post about an existing arrest warrant received more than 1,000 shares. The cocky 21-year-old even promised to bring Redford Township Police Department (RTPD) officers a dozen doughnuts if they were victorious in the challenge. “I’m not worried about it,” he wrote. “If your next post gets 1,000 shares I’ll turn myself in with a dozen doughnuts and that’s a promise. “And I’ll pick up every piece of litter around your public schools.” In a follow-up post, the department said he “may or may not be a man of his word,” adding, “it is our experience everyone gets caught at some point. He has drawn a lot of attention to himself, and that makes it hard to hide from reality.” The fugitive eventually surrendered to police, fulfilling his promise by arriving at the station with doughnuts and a bagel. “Zaydel made good on his promise to turn himself in to RTPD for his outstanding warrants,” the department said. “He walked in on his own, and not only did he bring the doughnuts, he brought one bagel! We would again like to express our gratitude for the support of all who followed this, shared it, and left us positive feedback.” Mr Zaydel was sentenced to 39 days in jail after pleading guilty to breaking the terms of his probation. Is this the world's most meta mugshot? 

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:54:09 -0400
  • Death toll from US drone strike in Pakistan rises to 26: officials

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    The death toll from a US drone attack on a compound used by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network has risen to 26, officials said Tuesday, less than a week after a US-Canadian family held captive by the militants was rescued. The barrage on Monday targeted a meeting of Haqqani fighters in Pakistan's remote tribal Kurram district along the Afghan border in the deadliest attack on the group this year. "First drone strike killed five fighters from Haqqani network and minutes apart a second drone then fired two more missiles after militants arrived to retrieve dead bodies from the rubble," a senior government official in Kurram told AFP Tuesday.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:55:11 -0400
  • Reese Witherspoon Says A Director Assaulted Her When She Was 16

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    Actress Reese Witherspoon said Monday she was assaulted at age 16 by a director in one of several instances of sexual misconduct she has endured in her career.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:16:14 -0400
  • 51 Fresh Fall Salads That Will Take You From Summer To Fall

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    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:20:11 -0400
  • Stunning Photos Show Faces Of Poverty That Are Rarely Seen

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    A new portrait campaign asking people to think differently about people living in poverty appeared on billboards in New York City’s Times Square on Tuesday. 

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:17:57 -0400
  • Bergdahl: Trump has reaffirmed criticism, tainting case

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    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl made a last-minute argument Tuesday that President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his criticism of the soldier — preventing him from receiving a fair sentence on charges he endangered comrades in Afghanistan.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:12:21 -0400
  • Obama administration approved nuclear deal with Kremlin after FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot

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    The Obama administration potentially knew of corruption at a Russian nuclear supplier years before it agreed to sign over 20 per cent of US's uranium supply to the company, a new report has claimed. The Hill claims federal agents found evidence of illegal payments made to an employee at a Russian nuclear company years before the Obama administration allowed the company to make a major business deal.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:20:50 -0400
  • American woman becomes princess after meeting a real prince in a nightclub

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    Most of us can but dream of rocking up to the club and casually meeting a member of a royal family. But, that's what happened to Ariana Austin on the dance floor of Washington D.C. nightclub Pearl back in December 2005 when she met Joel Makonnen, a.k.a. Prince Yoel.  The story didn't end there for Austin and Makonnen. Twelve years on from their nightclub meet-cute, the couple tied the knot, and Austin became a princess. SEE ALSO: Prince George's favourite film proves once and for all he just can't wait to be king Per the New York Times, Prince Yoel is the great-grandson of Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia, part of the Solomonic dynasty. Austin also happens to be of noble blood: she's the granddaughter of the lord mayor of Georgetown, Guyana. A post shared by Ariana Austin Makonnen (@chezariana) on Sep 15, 2017 at 7:14am PDT Enough about royalty, we want to know what went down in that nightclub on that fateful night in 2005. That night, Makonnen strolled over to Austin and her friend and said: "You guys look like an ad for Bombay Sapphire," according to the NYT. It appears Makonnen's regal background didn't help him out in the chat-up line department. Apparently, it took Makonnen just five more minutes to tell Austin: "You're going to be my girlfriend." Well, he certainly didn't waste any time.  Official pics are here! All credit to the talented @dotunayodeji. Planning by @favoredbyyodit Dress @lazarobridal #AriJo #royalwedding #moretocome ❤️ A post shared by Ariana Austin Makonnen (@chezariana) on Oct 16, 2017 at 4:39pm PDT The couple were wed in an Ethiopian Orthodox ceremony in Temple Hills, Maryland, surrounded by family and friends.  And, in case you were wondering, the couple certainly don't sit on thrones all day long. Austin works at the Executives' Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, and Makonnen works at Otsuka America Pharmaceutical.  Congrats to the happy (royal) couple! WATCH: Prince George looks beyond cute for his first day of school

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:57:23 -0400
  • Ford to recall 1.34 million trucks in North America for door latch fix

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    Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it would recall 1.34 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America to add water shields to side door latches at a cost of $267 million. The No.2 U.S. automaker said the safety recall is due to a frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable in the affected vehicles, that may result in a door not opening or closing. A Ford spokeswoman, Elizabeth Weigandt, said customers would be notified next month but did not have a timetable for when parts will be available.

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:03:11 -0400
  • Woman Takes Insanity Plea in Death of Her 5-Year-Old Daughter Whose Body Was Found in Restaurant

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    MingMing Chen was charged with murder, tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, gross abuse of a corpse and two counts of endangering children.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:51:00 -0400
  • Abedin Sent Government Emails on Weiner Laptop: Report

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    State Department officials have reportedly found more than 2,800 government-related work emails Huma Abedin sent from Anthony Weiner's laptop.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:30:17 -0400
  • The Internet Couldn't Get Enough Of Gucci Mane And Keyshia Ka'oir's Luxurious Wedding

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    Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir threw the wedding of the year Tuesday night.

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:33:43 -0400
  • Duchess Kate Middleton and Prince William reveal when baby No. 3 is due

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    It's official, Duchess Kate and Prince William have announced when we can expect the arrival of baby number 3! Today, Kensington Palace revealed that the new bundle of joy will be joining sister Charlotte, 2, and brother George, 4, in April 2018.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:05:40 -0400
  • Body Of Missing 6-year-old With Autism Is Found In Dumpster As Relative Taken Into Custody

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    Body Of Missing 6-year-old With Autism Is Found In Dumpster As Relative Taken Into Custody

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:02:13 -0400
  • Trump's Approval For Hurricane Response Plunges 20 Points After Puerto Rico Storms

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    President Donald Trump’s approval rating for his handling of the response to hurricanes striking the U.S. has plummeted 20 points since Puerto Rico was devastated by back-to-back hurricanes last month, according to the latest CNN poll.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:53:59 -0400
  • Judge Orders Trump Administration To Turn Over DACA Emails

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    The Trump administration must turn over all emails and memos used to make its decision to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the 2012 program created to protect undocumented youths from deportation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:14:18 -0400
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