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{FD} Florida police officer in critical condition after being shot at gas station; suspect in custody, officials say

A Florida police officer is fighting for his life Sunday after he was shot while answering a call at a gas station in Fort Myers, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Police officer shot in Fort Myers, Fla.; suspect in custody, police say

A police officer in Fort Myers, Fla., was in stable condition early Sunday, recovering from surgery after being shot Saturday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Police officer shot, in surgery in Fort Myers, Fla.; suspect in custody, police say

A police officer in Fort Myers, Fla., was in surgery Saturday night after being shot, according to media reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Student takes long walk to work — ends up owning boss’ car

A college student in Alabama who hopes to join the U.S. Marine Corps made a good first impression on his first day at a new job – and it has already paid off in a replacement for his broken-down car. Continue reading

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{FD} Nearly $900G in drug cash seized on plane bound for Mexico; two 19-year-olds held, authorities say

Two 19-year-old men were arrested Tuesday, accused of smuggling nearly $900,000 in suspected drug-related cash, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida State president accepts 2 of 3 recommendations for revoking honors for slave owners

Florida State University took two actions Tuesday regarding removal of names and likenesses linked to the U.S. era of slavery. Continue reading

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{FD} Student takes long walk to work — ends up owning boss’s car

A college student in Alabama who hopes to join the U.S. Marine Corps made a good first impression on his first day at a new job – and it has already paid off in a replacement for his broken-down car. Continue reading

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{FD} Widow of union official led ‘high-flying lifestyle’ on cash meant to train autoworkers: prosecutor

The wife of a late United Auto Workers union official received an 18-month prison sentence Friday as part of a federal corruption investigation at a training center run by the union and automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Continue reading

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{FD} Mueller’s indictments of 12 Russians could have waited, former US diplomat says

A former high-level diplomat from President George W. Bush’s administration said Friday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller could have waited until after next week’s Trump-Putin summit before announcing indictments against 12 Russian military intellige… Continue reading

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{FD} Rosenstein target of impeachment filing being prepared by House conservatives: report

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is the target of an impeachment effort being undertaken by conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a report. Continue reading

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{FD} In 911 call, woman claims home invasion may have ‘something to do’ with NFL player LeSean McCoy

Authorities in Cherokee County, Ga., released 911 audio Thursday connected with a reported home invasion, robbery and assault early Tuesday at the suburban Atlanta home of NFL Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy. Continue reading

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{FD} Police officer resigns ahead of hearing on Puerto Rico shirt incident

A police officer who drew criticism for allegedly failing to intervene in a dispute between a man and a woman over the woman’s Puerto Rico flag shirt has resigned, officials said Wednesday evening. Continue reading

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{FD} Obama, Biden return — as fictional sleuths

They’ve been out of office for a year and a half, but now Barack Obama and Joe Biden are back – as fictional characters. Continue reading

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{FD} Obama still backing Pelosi while other Democrats move on

The list of Democrats expressing frustration with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been growing longer in recent weeks, but don’t expect to see former President Barack Obama’s name on it. Continue reading

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{FD} Penn & Teller postpone shows so Teller can undergo back surgery

The comedy and magic team of Penn & Teller announced this week that they are postponing performances until Aug. 18 so that Teller (the short, silent one) can undergo back surgery. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-CNN producer blasts Jim Acosta for ‘self-serving antics’

A former CNN producer took to Twitter on Friday to blast Jim Acosta, the network’s White House correspondent, for what he called Acosta’s “self-serving antics,” saying they “give all good journalists a bad name.” Continue reading

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{FD} Obama, at Beverly Hills fundraiser, says GOP ‘mad even when they win’

During an expensive fundraiser in Beverly Hills on Thursday night, former President Barack Obama accused “the other side” of being “angry all the time.” Continue reading

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{FD} Billionaire liberal Tom Steyer joins George Soros in backing Florida Dem for governor

Florida gubernatorial hopeful Adam Gillum received another big boost Thursday in his bid to win the state’s Democratic nomination. Continue reading

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{FD} Man found dead at Braves ballpark was installing beer system, reports say

The man found dead Tuesday in a beer cooler at the Atlanta Braves’ home stadium has been identified, but an investigation was still underway into the cause of his death. Continue reading

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{FD} Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, also represents planned pot farm: report

Before he gained media attention for representing an X-rated film star in a lawsuit against the president of the United States, attorney Michael Avenatti spent a lot of time working for a company that plans to build an indoor cannabis farm and processi… Continue reading

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{FD} Pair charged with witness tampering in connection with St. Louis murder case

Two men have been charged with witness tampering in connection with a St. Louis murder case, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Phillies fan injured when Phanatic shoots hot dog into stands

It’s been said that there’s no crying in baseball. But you can probably cry “Ouch!” if you’ve been hit in the face by a flying hot dog. Continue reading

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{FD} Two arrested in 2012 stabbing death of US Marine in Philippines

Two fugitives in hiding for more than five years after being freed following the 2012 stabbing death of a U.S. Marine in the Philippines, have been re-apprehended. Continue reading

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{FD} Carjacking suspect dead outside Walmart store after armed citizens take action, police say

Two armed citizens were credited for taking action Sunday when a carjacking suspect when on a rampage in Washington state, about 30 miles southwest of Tacoma. Continue reading

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{FD} US soccer star’s ‘My Other Team Is Mexico’ ad kicks up outrage

An American soccer star is attracting criticism – from fans and former teammates alike — for appearing in a Wells Fargo ad that encourages U.S. fans to root for Mexico in the World Cup. Continue reading

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{FD} New Jersey arts festival shooting leaves 20 injured, 1 suspect dead, officials say

Nearly two dozen people were injured after gunfire broke out early Sunday during a fight at an all-night art event in New Jersey’s capital city, leaving one suspect dead and authorities investigating if any others were involved. Continue reading

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{FD} Cruz tops Kimmel in ‘Blobfish’ basketball game

The trash-talking ended Saturday and the one-on-one basketball began. When it was over, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had defeated ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, 11-9. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Multiple people’ shot at all-night art event in NJ capital city, police say

A “very chaotic” scene developed early Sunday as “multiple people” were shot during an all-night art event in New Jersey’s capital city. Continue reading

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{FD} Bernie Sanders won’t endorse own son’s US House candidacy

If Bernie Sanders doesn’t receive a Father’s Day card on Sunday, the reason might not be hard to figure out. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect linked to shooting of Denver cop has died, police say

A suspect linked to Wednesday night’s shooting of a Denver police officer has died, Denver police said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom ‘heartbroken’ after 4 kids slain in Orlando standoff; police officer comatose

A family representative says the mother of four children who were held hostage and killed Monday in Orlando, Fla., has been “grieving considerably” since the tragedy, which also left a police officer comatose with a head wound and the gunman dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman convicted of stealing 12 packages after insanity defense fails

Testimony from two psychologists failed to convince an Ohio judge that a woman was insane when she swiped packages off 12 porches in the suburbs of Cincinnati, prosecutors said. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘What are you going to do, shoot me?’ were victim’s final words, witness testifies

Witness Kristin Copeland said she remembered her fiance’s final words before murder defendant Margaret Stockstill allegedly pulled the trigger. Continue reading

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{FD} Retired Chicago cop invokes Fifth more than 200 times during wrongful conviction case

A retired Chicago police detective invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination more than 200 times during testimony Tuesday in a wrongful conviction case, reports said. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick wants Trump to spring him from prison

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick – a Democrat serving a 28-year sentence for corruption – is seeking President Donald Trump’s help to get out of prison early, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} No smoke detectors found in home where 5 children died in fire, chief says

After investigators found no smoke detectors inside a mobile home where five children died in a fire last week, city officials in Lebanon, Mo., have launched an effort to raise money to install and inspect such devices throughout the community. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom recovering from severe burns after fire that killed 5 children

Days after a fire in Lebanon, Mo., killed five young children, the mother of two of them was recovering from skin-grafting surgery after suffering severe burns to much of her body, family members said. Continue reading

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{FD} State-level Dems funneled $84M to Clinton’s campaign, lawsuit alleges

As many as 40 state-level Democratic parties may have been involved in a scheme to funnel as much as $84 million to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, a campaign finance lawyer contends. Continue reading

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{FD} Alaska’s Murkowski recalls unexpected chat with Trump

The Trump-Murkowski relationship has faced several tests since their first conversation following the 2016 election. Continue reading

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{FD} After Roseanne’s racist tweet, Obama ally Valerie Jarrett starts wooing voters

Valerie Jarrett’s “teaching moment” is now apparently also a political-organizing moment on behalf of her former boss – framed in a call for civility. Continue reading

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{FD} After Roseanne’s racist tweet, Obama ally Valerie Jarrett seizes political opportunity

Valerie Jarrett’s “teaching moment” is now apparently also a political-organizing moment on behalf of her former boss – framed in a call for civility. Continue reading

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{FD} Lingerie purchases lead to ex-Apple employee’s prison term in $243G embezzlement case

A former Apple employee’s penchant for Victoria’s Secret merchandise led to her arrest and conviction in a $243,000 embezzlement scheme, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} House Leader McCarthy slams Google over ‘Nazism’ error, claims bias against conservatives

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was quick to slam Google on Thursday after reports surfaced that an error in the Internet search giant’s Knowledge Panel listed “Nazism” as a tenet of the California Republican Party. Continue reading

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{FD} Pregnant Army veteran stabbed multiple times; baby dead, authorities say

A pregnant U.S. Army veteran who served in Afghanistan was recovering in a New York City hospital Tuesday after her fiancé stabbed her multiple times in her stomach and torso, killing the baby, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Dem McCaskill slammed for vote against Trump CIA pick

With her vote last week against President Donald Trump’s choice for CIA director, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill – a Missouri Democrat seeking re-election – has “put partisan politics over national security,” a Senate colleague charged Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Two suspects held in fatal shooting at Georgia graduation ceremony

Two people have been arrested in connection with Friday night’s fatal shooting that followed a high school graduation ceremony in Jonesboro, Ga. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump thanks North Korea for plan to dismantle nuke site

President Donald Trump responded Saturday to North Korea’s announcement that it plans to dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks, meaning the job would be finished before Trump’s planned summit with Kim Jong Un next month. Continue reading

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{FD} Family of seven found dead with gunshot wounds in Australia

Four children, their mom and their grandparents were found dead in a rural property in southwest Australia early Friday in what authorities were calling the country’s worst mass murder in more than two decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-congressman says he’s ‘given up on America’ after sentenced for 3rd conviction

A former Democratic congressman from Chicago, heading to prison for the third time, says he has “given up on America” and plans to move to Africa after he serves his latest sentence. Continue reading

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{FD} Guardsman kills wife, man, then himself, authorities say

A National Guard member entered a Florida hotel room last weekend and fatally shot his estranged wife and another man before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. Continue reading

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