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Officer Who Shot Laquan McDonald Takes Stand at Hearing

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke takes the witness stand during a hearing in front of Judge Vincent Gaughan Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago. Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune via AP Van Dyke shot McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014. An indictment unsealed this week alleged that fellow officers […]
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As Trump Travel Ban Takes Effect, Questions Still Up in Air

Demonstrators from Syria protest at Los Angeles International Airport on February 4, 2017. MIKE NELSON / EPA Immigrant Advocates Worry About Repeat of Travel Ban Chaos “It’s very hard to make sure everyone reads the rule and applies the rule consistently,” said Greg Chen, an attorney with the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He added that, […]
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FBI Agent Charged With Lying About Oregon Refuge Shooting

An FBI agent is charged with failing to report that he, too, fired shots last year during the confrontation in which Oregon police killed one of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, according to a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday. The agent, identified as W. Joseph Astarita, a member of the bureau’s hostage rescue […]
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EPA Accused of Interfering In Science Adviser's Testimony

Scott Pruitt, now administrator of the the Environmental Protection Agency, during a congressional meeting in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 4. Cliff Owen / AP The specific point of contention involves the EPA’s decision not to renew the terms of nine members of Swackhamer’s advisory committee — half of the entire panel. In response to questions […]
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Bill Would Bar Pentagon From Business With Moscow-Based Kaspersky Lab

A provision in a Senate spending bill that is likely to become law would bar the Defense Department from doing business with Kaspersky Lab, the Russian cyber-security company whose employees were interviewed at their homes this week by FBI agents. The Congressional action comes amid mounting concerns about the Moscow-based company, which sells anti-virus software […]
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Gas Explosion Guts a Kentucky University Dorm Building

Murray State University explosion aftermath. WPSD / NBC News Murray State University officials acknowledged the explosion at 5:23 p.m. and warned everyone to stay out of the area. Off-campus visitors were relocated. There was an explosion at Richmond Hall. Emergency Personnel are on the scene. Stay out of the area. — Murray State Univ (@murraystateuniv) […]
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Fact Check: No Evidence Undocumented Commit More Crimes

The Trump administration on Wednesday was all about crime committed by undocumented immigrants. President Donald Trump met at the White House with the victims of crimes perpetrated by undocumented immigrants, the Department of Homeland Security championed increased arrests, and the Department of Justice called for the passage of a law that would up the penalties […]
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11-Year-Old Texas Boy's Invention Could Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Bishop Curry looks for ways to fix the world. For an 11-year-old boy, he’s unusually curious about big-picture problems, his dad says — from natural disasters to civil rights. And he’s always loved to tinker. That’s why it wasn’t a surprise when Bishop, after seeing an upsetting local news report about a 6-month-old who died […]
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11-Year-Old Boy's Invention Could Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Bishop Curry looks for ways to fix the world. For an 11-year-old boy, he’s unusually curious about big-picture problems, his dad says — from natural disasters to civil rights. And he’s always loved to tinker. That’s why it wasn’t a surprise when Bishop, after seeing an upsetting local news report about a 6-month-old who died […]
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Prosecutor: Shkreli Built Hedge Fund Empire on 'Lies Upon Lies'

NEW YORK — A federal prosecutor has told jurors in opening statements at the securities fraud trial of a former pharmaceutical company CEO that he built a bogus hedge fund empire on “lies upon lies.” Assistant U.S. Attorney Karthik Srinivasan accused Martin Shkreli on Wednesday of losing investors’ money through bad trades, then looting a […]