Cops: Woman driving van shot, killed when 2 gunmen open fire

Cops: Woman driving van shot, killed when 2 gunmen open fire PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a woman driving a van with several passengers — including three young children and her twin sister — was shot and killed when two men opened fire on the vehicle. It’s not yet known what sparked the shooting that occurred around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Philadelphia. But city police said […] Full Story
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Craft brewing overhaul passes through South Dakota Senate

Craft brewing overhaul passes through South Dakota Senate PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — It’s happy hour for South Dakota’s craft brewers. A bill to ease a state production limit and other regulations on microbreweries passed unanimously Thursday through the Senate. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has pushed for the brewing overhaul, saying state regulations are stifling the industry. Tony Venhuizen, the governor’s chief of staff, says […] Full Story
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To avoid discussing common-sense gun measures NRA leaders stoke paranoia, fear and, in a new low, even play the race card

To avoid discussing common-sense gun measures NRA leaders stoke paranoia, fear and, in a new low, even play the race card You know the National Rifle Assn. is losing when it tries to blame the media for the country’s shameful epidemic of mass murder. Thursday, one day after she dodged a pointed question at a CNN town hall in Florida about whether 18-year-olds armed with assault rifles are part of the 2nd Amendment’s... Full Story
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Mexico to play Wales at Rose Bowl on Memorial Day in final tuneup for World Cup

Mexico to play Wales at Rose Bowl on Memorial Day in final tuneup for World Cup The Mexican national team will play Wales at the Rose Bowl on May 28 in its last game before this summer’s World Cup in Russia, the country’s national soccer federation and Soccer United Marketing, the team’s marketing arm, announced Thursday. The game will mark the finale of a four-day Memorial... Full Story
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From the grave, Scalia calls B.S. on Trump’s video-game theory

From the grave, Scalia calls B.S. on Trump’s video-game theory President Trump has had a lot to say about school shootings in the last couple of days, some of it alarming, such as his notion that schoolteachers who are “gun adept” could be armed. But I was most struck by Trump’s suggestion at a White House meeting on school safety that “violent” video games... Full Story
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U.S. immigration agency no longer says U.S. is “nation of immigrants”

U.S. immigration agency no longer says U.S. is "nation of immigrants" The United States is no longer a “nation of immigrants.” At least, not in the eyes of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The government agency, which handles the granting of citizenship, altered its mission statement Thursday to drop a line about “America’s promise as a nation of immigrants.” On Wednesday, the agency’s mission statement read, “USCIS secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding…
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Nan Goldin: I’ve Turned My Opioid Addiction Into Activism

Nan Goldin: I’ve Turned My Opioid Addiction Into Activism The world has gone cold. We all need to step up. There are people making billions off the emotional and physical suffering of others. It’s time for payback. I survived the opioid crisis. I narrowly escaped. I was isolated but I wasn’t alone. When I got clean, I became aware of the numbers of bodies piling up. 42,000 people died of opioid overdoses in 2016. I became addicted to OxyContin four years ago. I began by swallowing the pill as prescribed. At first 40 milligrams was…
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Colorado to pay Nebraska $4M in Republican River settlement

Colorado to pay Nebraska $4M in Republican River settlement LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Colorado officials have agreed to pay Nebraska $4 million to settle old claims that their state violated a water-sharing compact involving the Republican River. The settlement announced Thursday requires Colorado to make the payment by Dec. 31, 2018. Colorado officials did not admit to violating the Republican River Compact, and legislators […] Full Story
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Idaho landfill to start turning trash into gas energy in May

Idaho landfill to start turning trash into gas energy in May BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — Officials say a landfill in southern Idaho could start producing enough energy to power 2,500 homes as early as May. The Times-News newspaper reports that the Milner Butte Landfill near the town of Burley produces methane and other gas from millions of tons of decomposing garbage. Currently the local solid waste […] Full Story
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Colorado to pay Nebraska $4M in Republican River settlement

Colorado to pay Nebraska $4M in Republican River settlement LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Colorado officials have agreed to pay Nebraska $4 million to settle old claims that their state violated a water-sharing compact involving the Republican River. The settlement announced Thursday requires Colorado to make the payment by Dec. 31, 2018. Colorado officials did not admit to violating the Republican River Compact, and legislators […] Full Story
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Idaho landfill to start turning trash into gas energy in May

Idaho landfill to start turning trash into gas energy in May BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — Officials say a landfill in southern Idaho could start producing enough energy to power 2,500 homes as early as May. The Times-News newspaper reports that the Milner Butte Landfill near the town of Burley produces methane and other gas from millions of tons of decomposing garbage. Currently the local solid waste […] Full Story
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Murkowski has concerns with gun bans as reaction to violence

Murkowski has concerns with gun bans as reaction to violence JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says steps can be taken to address a “growing trend” of mass shootings and increased violence, including doing more to help individuals with mental illnesses and fixing problems in background check systems. But she questioned whether banning certain types of guns is part of the answer, suggesting […] Full Story
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Murkowski has concerns with gun bans as reaction to violence

Murkowski has concerns with gun bans as reaction to violence JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says steps can be taken to address a “growing trend” of mass shootings and increased violence, including doing more to help individuals with mental illnesses and fixing problems in background check systems. But she questioned whether banning certain types of guns is part of the answer, suggesting […] Full Story
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Nebraska troopers find stolen gun, marijuana in traffic stop

Nebraska troopers find stolen gun, marijuana in traffic stop WOOD RIVER, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says troopers have recovered a stolen gun and seized several pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Wood River in central Nebraska. The patrol says the stop Wednesday afternoon also led to the arrest of four people from Des Moines, Iowa. The […] Full Story
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Nebraska troopers find stolen gun, marijuana in traffic stop

Nebraska troopers find stolen gun, marijuana in traffic stop WOOD RIVER, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says troopers have recovered a stolen gun and seized several pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Wood River in central Nebraska. The patrol says the stop Wednesday afternoon also led to the arrest of four people from Des Moines, Iowa. The […] Full Story
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South Dakota Senate votes down Yankton casino plan

South Dakota Senate votes down Yankton casino plan PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota senators have voted down a measure that would have put a proposed casino complex in Yankton on the November ballot. The chamber voted 23-12 Thursday against the proposal, which would have asked voters to change the state constitution. A coalition of Nebraska and South Dakota tribes and a Deadwood […] Full Story
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Kentucky could change hunting rules for sandhill cranes

Kentucky could change hunting rules for sandhill cranes FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky wildlife officials are proposing to allow hunters to kill hundreds more sandhill cranes in the state each year. The Courier Journal reported Monday that the plan includes ending a 400-bird limit on harvest and allowing as many as 1,400 cranes to be taken each year. Sandhills migrate from the Great […] Full Story
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You can’t fight fire with fire

You can’t fight fire with fire President Trump is calling for some teachers to carry weapons in an effort to secure our schools. But that’s not what survivors of last week's school shooting are demanding. Ali Velshi talks to Melanie Weber, who survived the attack, about the president’sRead more Full Story
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Sentencing delayed for man convicted of killing Colin Nutter as suspect seeks retrial

Sentencing delayed for man convicted of killing Colin Nutter as suspect seeks retrial Philip Vatamaniuc, who could spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of a young Highland Park man, must wait a bit longer to learn his fate. Vatamaniuc was due to be sentenced Thursday for his part in the killing of 20-year-old Colin Nutter, who was shot to death in his own car nearly... Full Story
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Mueller hits Manafort and Gates with new charges in 32-count indictment

Mueller hits Manafort and Gates with new charges in 32-count indictment Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed new bank and tax fraud charges against former Trump advisors Rick Gates and Paul Manafort in a 32-count indictment revealed Thursday. The new indictment, filed in the Eastern District of Virginia, details a joint Gates-Manafort real estate money laundering scheme going back to 2008. “Manafort, with the assistance of Gates, laundered more than $30,000,000, income that he concealed from the United States Department of the Treasury (Treasury), the Department of Justice, and others,” the new indictment reads. “Gates obtained…
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California Bill Would Make Ethnic Studies Classes Mandatory

California Bill Would Make Ethnic Studies Classes Mandatory California Assemblymember Jose Medina says that he would have introduced his latest bill regardless of who is in the White House, but the fact that Donald Trump is President “adds to the impetus” for doing it now. The measure, known as AB 2772, would mandate that the roughly 1.7 million high school students throughout the state complete an ethnic studies course in order to graduate, just as they are required to study biology, geography and physical education. If the bill becomes law, the requirement will begin in…
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California Bill Would Make Ethnic Studies Classes Mandatory

California Bill Would Make Ethnic Studies Classes Mandatory California Assemblymember Jose Medina says that he would have introduced his latest bill regardless of who is in the White House, but the fact that Donald Trump is President “adds to the impetus” for doing it now. The measure, known as AB 2772, would mandate that the roughly 1.7 million high school students throughout the state complete an ethnic studies course in order to graduate, just as they are required to study biology, geography and physical education. If the bill becomes law, the requirement will begin in…
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Kay Warren: My Brother Rebuilt His Life After Heroin, and My Family Had to Learn Forgiveness

Kay Warren: My Brother Rebuilt His Life After Heroin, and My Family Had to Learn Forgiveness Drug overdoses kill more than 64,000 people per year, and are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50. To document the nation’s devastating opioid crisis, TIME sent photographer James Nachtwey and deputy director of photography Paul Moakley across the country to gather stories from the frontlines of the epidemic. The result, The Opioid Diaries, is a visual record of a national emergency and a call to action. I’ll never forget the night years ago when my…
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Kay Warren: My Brother Rebuilt His Life After Heroin, and My Family Had to Learn Forgiveness

Kay Warren: My Brother Rebuilt His Life After Heroin, and My Family Had to Learn Forgiveness Drug overdoses kill more than 64,000 people per year, and are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50. To document the nation’s devastating opioid crisis, TIME sent photographer James Nachtwey and deputy director of photography Paul Moakley across the country to gather stories from the frontlines of the epidemic. The result, The Opioid Diaries, is a visual record of a national emergency and a call to action. I’ll never forget the night years ago when my…
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California Bill Would Make Ethnic Studies Classes Mandatory

California Bill Would Make Ethnic Studies Classes Mandatory California Assemblymember Jose Medina says that he would have introduced his latest bill regardless of who is in the White House, but the fact that Donald Trump is President “adds to the impetus” for doing it now. The measure, known as AB 2772, would mandate that the roughly 1.7 million high school students throughout the state complete an ethnic studies course in order to graduate, just as they are required to study biology, geography and physical education. If the bill becomes law, the requirement will begin in…
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Sen. Marco Rubio Changes Stance on High-Capacity Magazines After Florida School Shooting

Sen. Marco Rubio Changes Stance on High-Capacity Magazines After Florida School Shooting (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says a visit to a Florida high school where 17 people were fatally shot has prompted him to change his stance on large capacity magazines. Rubio visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school and a few days later met with its teachers. He said he was told that several people were able to escape because 19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz stopped and reloaded the rifle he used during the Feb. 14 attack. The Florida Republican, who was challenged…
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Sen. Marco Rubio Changes Stance on High-Capacity Magazines After Florida School Shooting

Sen. Marco Rubio Changes Stance on High-Capacity Magazines After Florida School Shooting (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says a visit to a Florida high school where 17 people were fatally shot has prompted him to change his stance on large capacity magazines. Rubio visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school and a few days later met with its teachers. He said he was told that several people were able to escape because 19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz stopped and reloaded the rifle he used during the Feb. 14 attack. The Florida Republican, who was challenged…
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Kay Warren: My Brother Rebuilt His Life After Heroin, and My Family Had to Learn Forgiveness

Kay Warren: My Brother Rebuilt His Life After Heroin, and My Family Had to Learn Forgiveness Drug overdoses kill more than 64,000 people per year, and are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50. To document the nation’s devastating opioid crisis, TIME sent photographer James Nachtwey and deputy director of photography Paul Moakley across the country to gather stories from the frontlines of the epidemic. The result, The Opioid Diaries, is a visual record of a national emergency and a call to action. I’ll never forget the night years ago when my…
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Sen. Marco Rubio Changes Stance on High-Capacity Magazines After Florida School Shooting

Sen. Marco Rubio Changes Stance on High-Capacity Magazines After Florida School Shooting (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says a visit to a Florida high school where 17 people were fatally shot has prompted him to change his stance on large capacity magazines. Rubio visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school and a few days later met with its teachers. He said he was told that several people were able to escape because 19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz stopped and reloaded the rifle he used during the Feb. 14 attack. The Florida Republican, who was challenged…
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Texas School Threatens to Suspend Any Students Who Leave Class to Protest

Texas School Threatens to Suspend Any Students Who Leave Class to Protest A school district in Texas has been the focus of criticism, after a letter from the Needville Independent School District’s superintendent Curtis Rhodes warning against student protests spread on social media. The letter addressed last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead, saying that the district is “sensitive to violence in schools.” It also states that there is a “‘movement’ attempting to stage walkouts/disruptions of the school,” and cautions that if students in the Needville school district, located 40 miles…
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Texas School Threatens to Suspend Any Students Who Leave Class to Protest

Texas School Threatens to Suspend Any Students Who Leave Class to Protest A school district in Texas has been the focus of criticism, after a letter from the Needville Independent School District’s superintendent Curtis Rhodes warning against student protests spread on social media. The letter addressed last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead, saying that the district is “sensitive to violence in schools.” It also states that there is a “‘movement’ attempting to stage walkouts/disruptions of the school,” and cautions that if students in the Needville school district, located 40 miles…
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Police officer dies after fan violence before game in Spain

Police officer dies after fan violence before game in Spain BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Spanish police say an officer has died after clashes between police and soccer fans before a Europa League match on Thursday. Police said the officer died in hospital after clashes outside San Mames Stadium in the Basque Country city of Bilbao in northern Spain. Spanish media said the officer died of […] Full Story
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Classes resume at Elko High School; threat not credible

Classes resume at Elko High School; threat not credible ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Classes resumed at a high school in northeast Nevada a day after an anonymous threat prompted its closure. Elko County school officials canceled classes Wednesday at Elko High School after the unspecified threat was received the night before. The Elko Daily Free Press reported Thursday that local police determined the threat […] Full Story
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Police officer dies after fan violence before game in Spain

Police officer dies after fan violence before game in Spain BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Spanish police say an officer has died after clashes between police and soccer fans before a Europa League match on Thursday. Police said the officer died in hospital after clashes outside San Mames Stadium in the Basque Country city of Bilbao in northern Spain. Spanish media said the officer died of […] Full Story
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Police officer dies after fan violence before game in Spain

Police officer dies after fan violence before game in Spain BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Spanish police say an officer has died after clashes between police and soccer fans before a Europa League match on Thursday. Police said the officer died in hospital after clashes outside San Mames Stadium in the Basque Country city of Bilbao in northern Spain. Spanish media said the officer died of […] Full Story
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Classes resume at Elko High School; threat not credible

Classes resume at Elko High School; threat not credible ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Classes resumed at a high school in northeast Nevada a day after an anonymous threat prompted its closure. Elko County school officials canceled classes Wednesday at Elko High School after the unspecified threat was received the night before. The Elko Daily Free Press reported Thursday that local police determined the threat […] Full Story
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Classes resume at Elko High School; threat not credible

Classes resume at Elko High School; threat not credible ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Classes resumed at a high school in northeast Nevada a day after an anonymous threat prompted its closure. Elko County school officials canceled classes Wednesday at Elko High School after the unspecified threat was received the night before. The Elko Daily Free Press reported Thursday that local police determined the threat […] Full Story
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Conservationists plan to sue feds over nearly-extinct fly

Conservationists plan to sue feds over nearly-extinct fly LOS ANGELES (AP) — Activists plan to sue the U.S. government, claiming it’s failed to protect a nearly-extinct fly in California’s agricultural heartland. The Center for Biological Diversity filed notice Thursday that it will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The species at issue is the San Joaquin Valley giant flower-loving fly. It’s about […] Full Story
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Conservationists plan to sue feds over nearly-extinct fly

Conservationists plan to sue feds over nearly-extinct fly LOS ANGELES (AP) — Activists plan to sue the U.S. government, claiming it’s failed to protect a nearly-extinct fly in California’s agricultural heartland. The Center for Biological Diversity filed notice Thursday that it will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The species at issue is the San Joaquin Valley giant flower-loving fly. It’s about […] Full Story
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Conservationists plan to sue feds over nearly-extinct fly

Conservationists plan to sue feds over nearly-extinct fly LOS ANGELES (AP) — Activists plan to sue the U.S. government, claiming it’s failed to protect a nearly-extinct fly in California’s agricultural heartland. The Center for Biological Diversity filed notice Thursday that it will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The species at issue is the San Joaquin Valley giant flower-loving fly. It’s about […] Full Story
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US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham’s death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another American spiritual leader with his reach and influence. The evangelical movement that Graham helped solidify and embodied for much of the second half of the 20th century has splintered. The […] Full Story
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US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham’s death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another American spiritual leader with his reach and influence. The evangelical movement that Graham helped solidify and embodied for much of the second half of the 20th century has splintered. The […] Full Story
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US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham’s death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another American spiritual leader with his reach and influence. The evangelical movement that Graham helped solidify and embodied for much of the second half of the 20th century has splintered. The […] Full Story
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Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge related to the Republican’s affair with a woman in 2015. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the indictment Thursday. She launched an investigation in January after Greitens admitted to an affair with his St. Louis […] Full Story
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Appeal rejected in death row case from quadruple killing

Appeal rejected in death row case from quadruple killing JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court says it won’t reconsider the death sentence for a man convicted in a 1996 quadruple killing at a furniture store. Curtis Giovanni Flowers has been tried six times in the 1996 shooting deaths in Winona. He was convicted and sentenced to death in three trials, but those […] Full Story
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Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge related to the Republican’s affair with a woman in 2015. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the indictment Thursday. She launched an investigation in January after Greitens admitted to an affair with his St. Louis […] Full Story
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Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge related to the Republican’s affair with a woman in 2015. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the indictment Thursday. She launched an investigation in January after Greitens admitted to an affair with his St. Louis […] Full Story
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Appeal rejected in death row case from quadruple killing

Appeal rejected in death row case from quadruple killing JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court says it won’t reconsider the death sentence for a man convicted in a 1996 quadruple killing at a furniture store. Curtis Giovanni Flowers has been tried six times in the 1996 shooting deaths in Winona. He was convicted and sentenced to death in three trials, but those […] Full Story
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Appeal rejected in death row case from quadruple killing

Appeal rejected in death row case from quadruple killing JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court says it won’t reconsider the death sentence for a man convicted in a 1996 quadruple killing at a furniture store. Curtis Giovanni Flowers has been tried six times in the 1996 shooting deaths in Winona. He was convicted and sentenced to death in three trials, but those […] Full Story
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Sioux Falls mayoral candidate’s video warns of zombie menace

Sioux Falls mayoral candidate’s video warns of zombie menace SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A candidate for mayor of South Dakota’s largest city promises to protect it against zombies. The Argus Leader reports that David Zokaites (zoh-KIGH’-tess) has released a video based on a song he wrote about zombies taking over Sioux Falls City Hall. The 56-year-old data analyst penned the tongue-in-cheek tune a […] Full Story
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Sioux Falls mayoral candidate’s video warns of zombie menace

Sioux Falls mayoral candidate’s video warns of zombie menace SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A candidate for mayor of South Dakota’s largest city promises to protect it against zombies. The Argus Leader reports that David Zokaites (zoh-KIGH’-tess) has released a video based on a song he wrote about zombies taking over Sioux Falls City Hall. The 56-year-old data analyst penned the tongue-in-cheek tune a […] Full Story
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Sioux Falls mayoral candidate’s video warns of zombie menace

Sioux Falls mayoral candidate’s video warns of zombie menace SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A candidate for mayor of South Dakota’s largest city promises to protect it against zombies. The Argus Leader reports that David Zokaites (zoh-KIGH’-tess) has released a video based on a song he wrote about zombies taking over Sioux Falls City Hall. The 56-year-old data analyst penned the tongue-in-cheek tune a […] Full Story
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Police advocacy group says it opposes arming teachers

Police advocacy group says it opposes arming teachers WASHINGTON (AP) — An advocacy group for police officers assigned to secure the nation’s schools has a simple message about arming teachers: Don’t do it. The National Association of School Resource Officers said Thursday it strongly recommends that no firearms be allowed on a school campus except those carried by carefully selected, specially trained police […] Full Story
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Police advocacy group says it opposes arming teachers

Police advocacy group says it opposes arming teachers WASHINGTON (AP) — An advocacy group for police officers assigned to secure the nation’s schools has a simple message about arming teachers: Don’t do it. The National Association of School Resource Officers said Thursday it strongly recommends that no firearms be allowed on a school campus except those carried by carefully selected, specially trained police […] Full Story
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Police advocacy group says it opposes arming teachers

Police advocacy group says it opposes arming teachers WASHINGTON (AP) — An advocacy group for police officers assigned to secure the nation’s schools has a simple message about arming teachers: Don’t do it. The National Association of School Resource Officers said Thursday it strongly recommends that no firearms be allowed on a school campus except those carried by carefully selected, specially trained police […] Full Story
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Civil rights groups appeal Alabama voter ID ruling

Civil rights groups appeal Alabama voter ID ruling MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Civil rights groups are again challenging a federal judge’s ruling that an Alabama law requiring a government-issued photo ID for voting is not discriminatory. Legal counsel for the Alabama NAACP, Greater Birmingham Ministries and minority voters filed an appeal in the U.S. district court in northern Alabama on Wednesday. Since 2014, […] Full Story
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Civil rights groups appeal Alabama voter ID ruling

Civil rights groups appeal Alabama voter ID ruling MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Civil rights groups are again challenging a federal judge’s ruling that an Alabama law requiring a government-issued photo ID for voting is not discriminatory. Legal counsel for the Alabama NAACP, Greater Birmingham Ministries and minority voters filed an appeal in the U.S. district court in northern Alabama on Wednesday. Since 2014, […] Full Story
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Civil rights groups appeal Alabama voter ID ruling

Civil rights groups appeal Alabama voter ID ruling MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Civil rights groups are again challenging a federal judge’s ruling that an Alabama law requiring a government-issued photo ID for voting is not discriminatory. Legal counsel for the Alabama NAACP, Greater Birmingham Ministries and minority voters filed an appeal in the U.S. district court in northern Alabama on Wednesday. Since 2014, […] Full Story
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House budget leader proposes reduced higher education cuts

House budget leader proposes reduced higher education cuts JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri colleges and universities may still face budget cuts next year, but they may be less than what the governor wants. The chairman of the Missouri House Budget Committee on Thursday proposed a way to reduce the financial hit to higher education outlined in Republican Gov. Eric Greitens’ 2019 budget […] Full Story
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House budget leader proposes reduced higher education cuts

House budget leader proposes reduced higher education cuts JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri colleges and universities may still face budget cuts next year, but they may be less than what the governor wants. The chairman of the Missouri House Budget Committee on Thursday proposed a way to reduce the financial hit to higher education outlined in Republican Gov. Eric Greitens’ 2019 budget […] Full Story
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House budget leader proposes reduced higher education cuts

House budget leader proposes reduced higher education cuts JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri colleges and universities may still face budget cuts next year, but they may be less than what the governor wants. The chairman of the Missouri House Budget Committee on Thursday proposed a way to reduce the financial hit to higher education outlined in Republican Gov. Eric Greitens’ 2019 budget […] Full Story
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Realtor of the week: Craig’s focus areas are Memorial Villages, Spring Branch

Realtor of the week: Craig's focus areas are Memorial Villages, Spring Branch Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments that most people make in their lives, and without a professional Realtor to help, it can also be one of the most complicated. Cathy Craig, a Realtor with Bernstein Realty with 20-plus years of experience, is able to help her clients have the smoothest transactions possible. She also loves being part of such an important event in people's lives, helping them find exactly what they want, and negotiating the best possible price. "Working with…
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Realtor of the week: Craig’s focus areas are Memorial Villages, Spring Branch

Realtor of the week: Craig's focus areas are Memorial Villages, Spring Branch Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments that most people make in their lives, and without a professional Realtor to help, it can also be one of the most complicated. Cathy Craig, a Realtor with Bernstein Realty with 20-plus years of experience, is able to help her clients have the smoothest transactions possible. She also loves being part of such an important event in people's lives, helping them find exactly what they want, and negotiating the best possible price. "Working with…
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GHBA Remodelers Council: Care for your glass shower doors, enclosures

GHBA Remodelers Council: Care for your glass shower doors, enclosures Frameless glass shower doors have surged in popularity in recent years. They are clean and add a modern element to a bathroom. There are many designs and styles to choose from for both glass and hardware. The minimalist modern look of frameless glass helps you showcase detailed tile work and beautiful hardware. How do you best care for the glass to keep it clean and clear from soap scum, calcium deposits, bacteria, mold and other buildups that can even be dangerous to your health? Here…
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GHBA Remodelers Council: Care for your glass shower doors, enclosures

GHBA Remodelers Council: Care for your glass shower doors, enclosures Frameless glass shower doors have surged in popularity in recent years. They are clean and add a modern element to a bathroom. There are many designs and styles to choose from for both glass and hardware. The minimalist modern look of frameless glass helps you showcase detailed tile work and beautiful hardware. How do you best care for the glass to keep it clean and clear from soap scum, calcium deposits, bacteria, mold and other buildups that can even be dangerous to your health? Here…
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On the move: Relocation Spotlight: Greenwood King Properties

On the move: Relocation Spotlight: Greenwood King Properties Agents who specialize in relocation often do much more for their clients than provide real estate services. Just ask Renée Eads, vice president of relocation for Greenwood King Properties. During a recent interview, she said that because of the unique nature of relocation, that agents are selling much more than houses; they are selling Houston. Eads added that agents who regularly assist relocation clients understand the importance of being advocates for those clients, while also being true ambassadors for Houston. Full Story
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On the move: Relocation Spotlight: Greenwood King Properties

On the move: Relocation Spotlight: Greenwood King Properties Agents who specialize in relocation often do much more for their clients than provide real estate services. Just ask Renée Eads, vice president of relocation for Greenwood King Properties. During a recent interview, she said that because of the unique nature of relocation, that agents are selling much more than houses; they are selling Houston. Eads added that agents who regularly assist relocation clients understand the importance of being advocates for those clients, while also being true ambassadors for Houston. Full Story
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Prime property: Gated Hunters Creek villa spotlights contemporary style

Prime property: Gated Hunters Creek villa spotlights contemporary style Located on 0.52 acres, 642 Voss is a gated villa in Hunters Creek Village. Listing agent Tammy Bateman with Heritage Texas Properties Post Oak Park, says the contemporary-style home is designed to wrap around a lagoon pool with fountains and a hot tub, and offers a spacious plan with a superb entertaining flow. With more than 5,500 square feet of living space, the two-story home showcases walls of windows and scenic views. Double doors open into the home that features an entryway with an open, curved…
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Prime property: Gated Hunters Creek villa spotlights contemporary style

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First America recruits vendors for HomeAid’s upcoming project

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First America recruits vendors for HomeAid’s upcoming project

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Lago Mar donates site for GHBA Benefit home

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Lago Mar donates site for GHBA Benefit home

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Elyson’s students now attend three new Katy ISD schools

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In heart of the city, shoppers can discover European–inspired homes

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Man, woman found dead in Warrenville home, police investigating

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Robert Mueller Adds Tax Evasion to Charges Against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

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Robert Mueller Adds Tax Evasion to Charges Against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

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Robert Mueller Adds Tax Evasion to Charges Against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

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Police: Kentucky boy shoots little sister

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Police: Kentucky boy shoots little sister

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Police: Kentucky boy shoots little sister

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NY extends order for kids’ flu shots given by pharmacists

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High-rise living has many attractions for residents

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High-rise living has many attractions for residents

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BBB on homes: Use these tips to avoid online shopping scams

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Friday’s TV highlights: ‘Movies for Grownups Awards’ on PBS

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Friday’s TV highlights: ‘Movies for Grownups Awards’ on PBS

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Chinese-Australian action-adventure ‘7 Guardians of the Tomb’ delivers spiders, spiders and more spiders

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Charlie Sheen puts his L.A.-area home up for sale at $10 million

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Charlie Sheen puts his L.A.-area home up for sale at $10 million

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Olympics buzz: It’s still hard to beat the drama — and the ratings — of Tonya and Nancy’s Olympics

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British police probe ‘racist’ package sent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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British police probe ‘racist’ package sent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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Carla Bruni was more than a privileged hobbyist at the Orpheum Theatre

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Here Are The Top 10 Breakthrough Technologies For 2018

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NPR adopts new measures following harassment investigation

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Connecticut reports 20 more flu deaths

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Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee rejects banning assault-style rifles

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Georgia House passes governor’s sweeping tax cuts

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Law enforcement raid Hawaii hotel to remove protesters

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It’s not NRA money that’s the problem, it’s NRA voters

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It’s not NRA money that’s the problem, it’s NRA voters

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Illinois attorney general candidate Erika Harold says DuPage Republican official used N-word, asked if she was a ‘lesbo’

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Illinois attorney general candidate Erika Harold says DuPage Republican official used N-word, asked if she was a ‘lesbo’

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First National Bank of Omaha to halt production of NRA credit card

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First National Bank of Omaha to halt production of NRA credit card

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Jon Lester looks ready for opening day start, but Joe Maddon holds off on announcement

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Jon Lester looks ready for opening day start, but Joe Maddon holds off on announcement

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