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Texas mom charged in deaths of 2 children found in hot car

Texas mom charged in deaths of 2 children found in hot car

In Randolph's initial statements, the sheriff's office told NBC 5, she said the two children had been playing and when she couldn't find them in the house, she started searching the property, eventually locating them in the auto. Two young siblings died after their mother allegedly left them in a hot auto for three hours as punishment. In 2016, Romper reported that a child dies from heat stroke after being left in a #hot auto once every nine days on average. Read More

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Gingrich: GOP 'Better Off Slowing Down' on Healthcare Reform

Jim Risch, R-Idaho, left, and Sen. Led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , architects of the AHCA are hoping to get enough votes to pass it before July 4 - without public input. That announcement came hours after Sen. The bill is now so secret that even President Trump's secretary of Health and Human Services and the second-highest ranking Republican in the Senate (and the third person in the line of presidential succession, mind you) say that they haven't seen a copy of it. Read More

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Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

For now, Scalise remains in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit. The rifle-wielding 66-year-old, who died during the attack, had a history of anger aimed at Republican officials. Scalise was fielding ground balls at second base Wednesday when he was shot at a practice for the annual Republicans-Democrats baseball game. Sava said that Scalise (R-La.) has largely been sedated, but able to notice the presence of his family and the medical staff when doctors lessened his ... Read More

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Trump bashes probes into his 'non-dealings' with Russian Federation

Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel behind the investigation of former President Bill Clinton that led to his impeachment, appeared on CNN's "New Day" on Thursday morning to discuss the investigations into President Donald Trump . Comey told the Senate hearing that he believed he was dismissed by Trump because he did not stop the FBI's investigation into Flynn . Attorney General Jeff Sessions , Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and campaign advisor Paul Manafort have also been ... Read More

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Ralph Northam takes Democratic nomination for governor

Ralph Northam takes Democratic nomination for governor

Virginia voters on Tuesday will choose the Republican and Democratic nominees for governor in an election seen as a gauge of the USA electorate's mood about President Donald Trump ahead of next year's midterm races. He's heavily outspent Perriello on air in the closing stretch. Perriello also bridges the gaps in the party. The former congressman from Charlottesville made his anti-Trump message a priority early on, and he told NPR that was a big reason why he chose to get in the contest. Read More

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White House: Trump won't seek to block Comey testimony

White House: Trump won't seek to block Comey testimony

Comey is also likely to be asked by lawmakers about Trump's assertion that the former FBI chief told him three times that he was not under investigation as part of the federal probe into his campaign's possible Russian Federation ties. "The president's power to assert executive privilege is well-established", Huckabee Sanders told reporters during the daily press briefing. Democrats who argue that Trump has already behaved in a manner tantamount to obstructing justice meanwhile jumped on ... Read More

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Kelly Barnhill throws 2-hitter, leads Florida past LSU 7-0

Kelly Barnhill throws 2-hitter, leads Florida past LSU 7-0

They will now advance to the winner's bracket and will face the victor of Thursday's game between UCLA and LSU. Nicole Pendley tacked on an RBI double for good measure, and that two-run cushion was all the Sooners needed. The University of Florida won back-to-back College World Series titles in 2014 and 2015 but only seven of the current 18 players on the roster remain from the most recent of those championship teams . Read More

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Twitter Reacts To Donald Trump Meeting With Pope Francis

Today (May 24), during the quick Roman stop of his first trip overseas as president, Donald Trump met with Pope Francis . Grisham, the first lady's communications director, would not comment as to whether the first couple would raise their son in the Catholic faith, nor did she answer a request for specifics about Melania Trump's religious habits, including whether she regularly attends Mass. Read More

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Man dies in California botulism outbreak from nacho-cheese

Spokesmen for the state health agency said they did not immediately whether authorities think the contamination occurred at the station or were checking other gas stations and the maker of the cheese sauce. At least six victims are taking legal action against the gas station and Gehl Foods, said Bill Marler, a food safety attorney who is representing the patients. Read More

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Immigration agents arrest nearly 200 in LA-area raids

Immigration agents arrest nearly 200 in LA-area raids

The only noncriminal alien arrested during the local operation was a Mexican national who had been previously deported and illegally re-entered the U.S., Kice said. At least eight of the individuals arrested during the operation now face federal prosecution for re-entering the U.S. after being deported, a felony that carries a sentence up to 20 years in prison. Read More

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Walsh opposes Haitian deportation as decision looms

Walsh opposes Haitian deportation as decision looms

Performing at the same venue President Donald Trump visited on a campaign stop in September, the Haitian-born artist used his time onstage to ask the Trump administration to extend Haiti's Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program. "Haiti right now is not a good place to send people back". There was no immediate comment from the Haitian government. "We are being positive", Sicard said. Read More

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Several rounds of showers and storms to start the week

Several rounds of showers and storms to start the week

By day's end, the city could see more than an inch of rain, and a high of only 60 degrees - more than 12 degrees below the area's normal high . Monday: Cloudy with showers and possible thunderstorms (70%). Computer models show another round of showers and storms on Thursday . And to finish out the week on Friday , clouds and some sun with a spotty shower or two. Read More

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Half of All New Mexico Planned Parenthood Clinics to Close

Half of All New Mexico Planned Parenthood Clinics to Close

They set up a task force that ultimately determined that without Medicaid funds, four of Planned Parenthood's 12 Iowan clinics would be unable to operate. Lisa Heddens, D-Ames. Two suits filed past year challenged a ban on abortions because of fetal genetic abnormalities and a mandate that forces women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before having an abortion. Read More

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Ford plans to cut 10% global staff

A person briefed on the plan said Ford plans to offer generous early retirement incentives to reduce its salaried headcount by October 1, but does not plan cuts to its hourly workforce or its production. It is thought that most of the cuts will target salaried employees. Ford Motor is planning to cut about 10 percent of its jobs around the world as the beleaguered automaker makes a new push to increase profits and lift a stock that is lagging near a five-year low. Read More

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Jeff Sessions' Tough-on-Crime Approach Faces Bipartisan Pushback

Jeff Sessions' Tough-on-Crime Approach Faces Bipartisan Pushback

Holder's " Smart on Crime " policy meant to ease overcrowded prisons and facilitate rehabilitation by taking into account each offender's situation in context. "I know that you can not translate all of that from the state level to the federal level", the governor said after a press conference in Savannah. "The question is: Is the goal of your crime policy to reduce crime and save money? - which we know how to do - or to codify simpleminded slogans and soundbites for political ... Read More

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Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 7

Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 7

Police have identified new victims in a series of Phoenix shootings that resulted in the arrest of a 23-year-old man. Aaron Saucedo, 23, was arrested in April and later charged with murder in connection with the first of the killings, which occurred in August 2015, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams told reporters at a news conference. Read More

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Trump's EPA takes aim at scientific review board

Trump's EPA takes aim at scientific review board

The members were told via email that their three-year terms on the board , which had just expired, would not be renewed. At least five members of the BOSC have already been dismissed after their terms ended this year, according to The New York Times; numerous members' terms already have or will expire this fiscal year. Read More

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Chicago Police say 2 officers shot and wounded

Chicago Police say 2 officers shot and wounded

Guglielmi described their conditions as serious. Johnson, speaking during a news conference about two hours after the shooting, said there was an "extensive manhunt" underway. Chicago Police specifically tweeted early Wednesday morning there are three people in for questioning. Johnson noted that the area where the shooting took place had been troubled by gun activity. Read More

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Community reluctantly bidding farewell to 600-year-old tree

Community reluctantly bidding farewell to 600-year-old tree

The 600-year-old white oak in Basking Ridge, N.J. was declared dead last year and crews started to cut it down on Monday. The tree's pending removal is a reminder of how older trees are starting to become less common across the nation. Arborists say that the removal is necessary because it would have fallen of its own accord during the coming winters or spring storms. 'Yeah, no one thought about the tree dying. Read More

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While Republicans slow-walk investigations here, Russian hackers now targeting French election

While Republicans slow-walk investigations here, Russian hackers now targeting French election

This has led to allegations from French politicians that Macron was a "US agent" lobbying the interests of the United States financial market in France. The intent, he said, was that hackers could send "spearphishing" emails to people associated with the campaign and lure them to click on safe-sounding links that would allow hackers to get a foothold in networks. Read More

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Senate confirms Perdue as agriculture secretary

Agribusinessman, veterinarian, state legislator, and governor of Georgia, Perdue worked on the family farm in central Georgia andn will be only the fourth agriculture secretary who can claim to have been a farmer. "His leadership skills and knowledge of production ag will be beneficial as the Senate begins work on the next farm bill". Perdue's cousin, Sen. David Perdue, R-GA, voted present. Read More

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Minnesota Dairy Farms Affected by US-Canada Trade Dispute

Some New York producers are also affected. "We're going to get together and we're going to call Canada and we're going to say what happened, and they might give us an answer - but we're going to get a solution, not just the answer". "Dairy trade between Canada and the US massively favors the USA, by a ratio of five to one", she said. Dairy farmers say they are confident that the government has their backs, but are concerned that any potential concessions on dairy in a renegotiated NAFTA ... Read More

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Malcolm Butler signs franchise tender, can get traded

Malcolm Butler signs franchise tender, can get traded

The Saints and Patriots have also worked together in the recent past with the latter acquiring Brandin Cooks in a trade last month. His camp denied those claims, and it was later reported that Butler preferred to remain in New England. The team announced Tuesday that cornerback has signed a new deal. How quickly those positions come off the board will determine how aggressive the Patriots become with their trade chips. Read More

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Video shows police officer kicking handcuffed man in the head

Last Wednesday, Sargent Michael Bongiovanni had pulled a motorist, Demetrius Hollins , to the side in what is considered a routine stop, said the police Chief Butch Ayers . Gwinnett County authorities terminated McDonald Thursday afternoon for his actions. Ayers said he felt "mad" and "upset" when he saw the video, adding that the man was "clearly not resisting" and the video "speaks for itself". Read More

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Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution to hold Syria accountable for chemical account

Lavrov said it was tilted to blame Assad. In a round of tense talks, one of the most pressing issues on the table was the chemical gas attack in Syria and the ensuing strike by the U.S. But such hopes appeared optimistic as the diplomats outlined their sharply diverging views on Syria. "It wasn't just us - it's the entire global community holding the Assad regime and its sponsors responsible for the chemical attack and indiscriminate mass murders". Read More

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