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{FD} Man ‘venting with a buzz’ gets prison for phone threats to Rep. McSally of Arizona

An Arizona man “venting with a buzz” was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in federal prison, plus three years’ probation, after being convicted of leaving threatening phone messages for U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz. Continue reading

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{FD} Slain police officer’s funeral set for Wednesday after thousands attend wake

A funeral was scheduled for Wednesday morning for a Massachusetts police officer who was fatally shot last week while serving a warrant. Continue reading

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{FD} Body in Pacific was Hart child, 12, authorities confirm

A body recovered from the Pacific Ocean earlier this month was one of three missing Hart children, officials in California confirmed Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Creepy’ Chick-fil-A slammed by ‘New Yorker’ writer from Brooklyn

Look out, world. New Yorkers have discovered that their city has four Chick-fil-A restaurants – including the world’s largest. Continue reading

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{FD} Old doors from New York’s Chelsea Hotel auctioned for $400G

A bunch of rotting doors to the rooms of an old New York City hotel recently fetched a total of more than $400,000 at an auction — because they were saved from a trash heap by a sharp-eyed homeless man. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky lawmakers condemn Gov. Bevin’s ‘guarantee’ remarks about sex assault of children

Kentucky’s Republican-majority House of Representatives took the extraordinary step Saturday of condemning the state’s Republican governor over remarks he made Friday amid teacher protests over his vetoes of a state budget plan that would have increase… Continue reading

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{FD} Cop killer’s plea deal angers officer’s family

The family of a Massachusetts police officer who was fatally shot in 2007 found out Thursday that the convicted killer has taken a plea deal that will spring him from prison in 2021. Continue reading

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{FD} I’m ‘a member of the African-American community,’ says white Dem seeking state House seat

A Democrat running for a state House seat in North Carolina has caused a stir in the election by claiming at a campaign event this week that he’s “a member of the African-American community.” Continue reading

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{FD} Detroit Tigers pitcher hit in jaw says previous surgery helped minimize damage

Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann left Wednesday night’s game against Cleveland after just two batters after being hit in the face by a line drive. Continue reading

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{FD} Cop who died after crash was in separate crash less than hour earlier, police say

A Huntsville, Ala., police officer who died this week after crashing his patrol car last month was involved in a prior crash less than an hour earlier, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Arizona court says Dreamers no longer eligible for in-state tuition

College students in Arizona who participate in the Obama-era DACA program are no longer eligible for cheaper “in-state” tuition, the state’s Supreme Court ruled this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Syria poison gas attack kills at least 40, activists and medics say

At least 40 people are reported dead in Syria — including women and children — after a poison gas attack on a rebel-held town near the capital on Saturday, as the State Department said the reports, if confirmed, would demand “an immediate response.” Continue reading

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{FD} Trump Tower ‘well built,’ but lacks sprinklers on upper floors, FDNY commissioner says

When President Donald Trump expressed thanks via Twitter to New York City firefighters following Saturday’s deadly fire at Trump Tower, he mentioned the fire was “very confined” because the tower was a “well built building.” Continue reading

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{FD} Trump Tower fire victim ID’d as Todd Brassner, art dealer who sold Warhol prints: reports

Hours after a fire tore through a 50th floor apartment inside Trump Tower in New York City on Saturday, details began to emerge about a resident of the building whom firefighters pulled from the apartment and who later died in a city hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Rot and burn in hell,’ mom tells killer after losing second daughter to violent crime

A Kansas woman who has lost two daughters to violent crime confronted the killer of her eldest daughter Friday as he was sentenced to 20 years and seven months in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Male Democrat accused of using Colorado Senate’s women’s restroom ‘multiple times’

State police in Colorado have reportedly posted signage and changed the access code to a previously unmarked women’s restroom inside the state Capitol building in Denver, based on complaints that a male Democratic state senator had frequently been usin… Continue reading

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{FD} Parent-killing Menendez brothers reunited in California prison after ‘cruel and heartless’ separation

Erik and Lyle Menendez, the Beverly Hills brothers who were convicted of killing their parents in 1989, have been reunited in a Southern California prison, state corrections officials said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Parent-killing Menendez brothers reunited in California prison after ‘exceedingly cruel and heartless’ separation

Erik and Lyle Menendez, the Beverly Hills brothers who were convicted of killing their parents in 1989, have been reunited in a Southern California prison, state corrections officials said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} GRAPHIC VIDEO: Pipe-wielding student shot by cop at University of Chicago

A police officer at the University of Chicago shot and seriously wounded a 21-year-old student who was wielding a metal pipe Tuesday evening, according to media reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Shark attacks paddleboarder at Kukio Beach near luxury resort

A 25-year-old paddleboarder was hospitalized in critical condition with multiple wounds after getting bitten by a shark Saturday morning near one of Hawaii’s exclusive, white-sand resort areas. Continue reading

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{FD} Shark attacks paddleboarder off Hawaii’s Big Island

A 25-year-old paddleboarder was hospitalized with multiple wounds after getting bitten by a shark Saturday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-cop worked with drug dealers, ‘seized’ cash from their rivals, authorities say

A former Atlanta-area police officer has been indicted for allegedly stealing cash that she would split with local drug dealers. Continue reading

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{FD} House Democrat kept aide on staff despite threat allegation: reports

A U.S. House Democrat — who has been prominent in the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment — apologized Thursday, saying she failed to protect female members of her staff who claimed to have been harassed by the lawmaker’s former chief of staff. Continue reading

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{FD} Michigan State paid PR firm $500G to track media coverage of Nassar scandal: report

The recent sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar took a toll on Michigan State University, the school with which Nassar was affiliated. Continue reading

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{FD} Former NFL star Jim Kelly recovering after 12 hours of cancer surgery

Former NFL quarterback Jim Kelly was recovering Wednesday night in a New York City hospital after undergoing nearly 12 hours of surgery for oral cancer. Continue reading

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{FD} Funeral plans set for Iowa family found dead in Mexico

Funeral arrangements have been set for the Iowa family who died in a vacation condominium in Mexico last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Iowa family found dead in Mexico inhaled toxic gas, autopsies reveal

An Iowa family found dead in a vacation condo in Mexico died from inhaling toxic gas, but there was no sign of foul play or suicide, Mexican authorities said Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} ESPN among ‘worst offenders in the nation’ regarding sexual misconduct, ex-governor says

A former Republican governor of Michigan took ESPN to task Saturday during a fiery exchange with a reporter for the liberal-leaning sports network over recent sexual misconduct allegations involving Michigan State University. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman charged in connection with Missouri police officer’s death

A 37-year-old woman was charged with felony murder Wednesday in connection with last week’s shooting death of a Clinton, Mo., police officer. Continue reading

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{FD} Recently convicted Texas Democrat now facing divorce

Troubles continue to mount for a Texas Democrat who was recently convicted on 11 federal counts of money laundering and wires and securities fraud. On Friday the wife of state Sen. Carlos Uresti filed for divorce. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump fires back after Alec Baldwin ‘agony’ remark

Anyone wondering what President Donald Trump thinks of Alex Baldwin’s impression of him on “Saturday Night Live” no longer has to wonder. The president tweeted about it Friday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Obama makes in-person pitch for presidential center

The Obama Foundation held its final public meeting Tuesday in a bid to win support for a planned Barack Obama presidential library on the South Side of Chicago. Continue reading

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{FD} CDC employee’s disappearance prompts $10G reward offer

A search was underway in the Atlanta area to find an employee of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who went home sick more than a week ago and has been missing ever since. Continue reading

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{FD} Obama library’s public cost estimated at $175M: report

The planned Obama Presidential Center in Chicago is being privately funded, but on Friday city officials estimated how much taxpayers will pay for roadwork and other construction around the center: $175 million. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunman kills 4, then self, in ‘horrific murder spree,’ police say

A gunman fatally shot a total of four people at two locations Saturday afternoon in Johnson County, Ky., before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Kentucky shooting spree leaves 5 dead, including gunman

A gunman fatally shot a total of four people at two locations Saturday afternoon in Johnson County, Ky., before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Lost dog reunited with Pennsylvania family after 10 years

Even a dog with a microchip can go missing for a long time. But even a dog that’s missing for a long time can end up back home where she belongs. Continue reading

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{FD} General leaves National Security Council after leak of 5G telecom memo: report

A U.S. Air Force brigadier general has returned to the military branch after service with the National Security Council following the leak of a memo that advocated for a government takeover of development of the nation’s 5G mobile telecom network, acco… Continue reading

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{FD} Super Bowl fan event in Minneapolis replaces security firm: report

The company providing security to Super Bowl Live, a nightly fan event in Minneapolis connected to Sunday’s NFL championship game, has been replaced because of insufficient background checks on its employees, according to a published report. Continue reading

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{FD} Some betting Kid Rock will talk Trump at NHL All-Star Game

It probably won’t just be hockey and music fans paying attention Sunday when Kid Rock performs at the NHL All-Star Game in Tampa, Fla. Continue reading

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{FD} Flu outbreak prompts Florida district to close schools Friday

A Florida school district said Thursday that it plans to cancel classes Friday in an effort to contain the spread of flu in the area. Continue reading

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{FD} Second Conyers relative files papers to seek US House seat in Michigan

A second member of the Conyers family has filed papers in Michigan to seek the U.S. House seat recently vacated by longtime Democratic lawmaker John Conyers. Continue reading

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{FD} Khe Sanh veterans recall Vietnam battle’s start 50 years ago Sunday

Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the start of one of the most significant battles of the Vietnam War – the Battle of Khe Sanh. Continue reading

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{FD} Taliban claim responsibility for deadly attack at Kabul hotel

At least five civilians have been killed and six other people have been wounded as an attack on a hotel in Afghanistan’s capital entered its 11th hour Sunday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Kabul hotel attack leaves at least 5 civilians dead

At least five civilians have been killed and six other people have been wounded as an attack on a hotel in Afghanistan’s capital entered its 11th hour Sunday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Threats to kill Steelers and fans lead to arrest: report

A Texas man has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill members of the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as the team’s fans, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Vegas gunman’s girlfriend deleted Facebook account soon after shooting, data show

The girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock deleted her Facebook account less than an hour before police released Paddock’s name, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Maryland Democrat confessed to taking cash, prosecutors say

A Maryland state senator has confessed to taking cash payments in exchange for conducting official business, federal prosecutors said last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Food stamp recipients down 2M under Trump, USDA figures show

Since Donald Trump became president, the Dow Jones industrial average has climbed to 25,000 and fewer Americans are unemployed. Continue reading

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{FD} New York Dems Cuomo, de Blasio still seem at odds

It’s difficult to say what’s colder in New York these days – the winter weather or the frosty feud between the state’s two most prominent Democrat office holders. Continue reading

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