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Pulse gunman's widow pleads not guilty to charges she knew about attack

Mateen was the only gunman at Pulse nightclub, and he was killed after a three-hour siege in a shootout with police. The FBI arrested her at her home in nearby Rodeo on Monday. In addition to the 49 victims killed, 53 people were injured. She is expected to be extradited to Florida, where the indictment was filed. Her attorney says Salman had no advance knowledge of the attack.

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Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Officially Suspended

There was no sign of the 777 until late July 2015, when a piece of aircraft wing was discovered on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. "I would be fine if they only found his shirt". For the families of the 239 people on the doomed aircraft, that's a particularly bitter prospect given the recent acknowledgement by officials that they had been looking for the plane in the wrong place all along.

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Jon Lester Explains Absence From Cubs' World Series White House Visit

Finishing up eight years in the White House, Obama leaves office with one of the highest approval ratings in modern history. "He is not only a great press secretary but more importantly he is a really, really good man and I'm really proud of him", the outgoing President said.

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N.Y. Congressman Argues Dems Should be in Trump's Face at Inauguration

Trump's criticism came after Lewis's Friday promise not to attend the inauguration. Mr. Trump tweeted that Mr. Lewis (Democrat-Georgia) "should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in disgusting shape and falling apart [not to mention crime infested] rather than falsely complaining about the election results".

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Trump's Pick for EPA Calls Human Activity a Factor in Changing Climate

According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on January 17th, more than 2 out of 3 Americans want EPA's regulatory power preserved or increased under a new administration. In 2014, for example, Pruitt joined 20 other state attorneys general in an amicus brief opposing a cleanup of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay - 1,400 miles from his home state .

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Commerce Secretary Nominee Wilbur Ross Set for Confirmation Hearing

Stories in the financial press say Ross has a good understanding of finance, major industries and trade. If confirmed, Ross will oversee the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which has caused environmentalists to become terrified Trump and Ross will censor scientists or delete government data about global warming.

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Nashville's Gordon Jewish Community Center Receives Another Bomb Threat

The Jewish Community Center in Newton was evacuated Wednesday after the center received a bomb threat. On January 9, the Gordon JCC was evacuated for almost two hours after a similar threat, one of several reported that day throughout the United States.

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Protester Allegedly Sets Himself On Fire Outside Trump Hotel in D.C.

The incident occurred just days before Donald Trump is set to be officially inaugurated as the next US President. A man was transported to a hospital Tuesday night after suffering burns while setting a fire outside the Trump International Hotel, authorities said.

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Three things to watch during Tom Price's confirmation hearing

Rep. Tom Price - bought stock in a medical company previous year and then days later introduced legislation that would have helped its bottom line, CNN reported Monday. Patty Murray, D-Wash., will say in her opening remarks, according to a statement released ahead of the hearings. Still, Price will have to offer some sort of vision for how the Trump White House will address the health system-and just promising to repeal Obamacare won't be enough.

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Student Was Pulled Over by Cops, Then She Disappeared

If you see Toni Anderson or know where she could be, call the Kansas City, Mo. Friends tell Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV-5 that Toni sent a text early Sunday morning, saying she was getting pulled over. "She's a great person, really nice". That was the last time anyone heard form Anderson. He says she loves to write reviews for local musical festivals here.

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Christie Signs Executive Order Creating New Task Force

Guadagno, a Republican, will make the announcement at 11 a.m. Tuesday at La Playa, a waterfront Mexican restaurant in Keansburg , sources told The Bergen County Record . There were no new cars, there were no new vacations. "The human cost of this epidemic is incalculable, impacting every part of life in New Jersey, affecting our education system, our health care system, public safety and the financial security of every person it touches".

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Little girl stuck in chimney rescued in Clearwater

The little girl had a bruised knee but was otherwise unharmed. The young girl got stuck in the chimney of a vacant house. When crews got to the scene, they spoke with the girl to make sure was not injured before chipping away at the outside of the chimney.

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Chelsea Manning Supporters Celebrate After Obama's Decision

Manning was found guilty in 2013 and her sentence was originally set to end on May 17, 2045. To some Manning was seen as a whistleblower who revealed the harsh reality of United States foreign policy, to others she was a traitor who has endangered its troops and spies.

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Biden: Russia will hack elections in Europe

The vice president gave his vigorous defence of the liberal order a day after China's President Xi Jinping gave the keynote speech at Davos that stressed his commitment to globalisation, also in contradiction to expected Trump policies. Trump has called North Atlantic Treaty Organisation "obsolete", complaining Europe does not pay its share, and that the alliance has not focused enough on terrorism.

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Rapper TI Rips Black Celebrities for Meeting With Trump

Do not accept any invitation to have any meeting - no matter how positive you feel the outcome may be - without understanding that people have a very " Willie Lynch' agenda ". But now you have been warned. "He's their representative", Tip says, before adding that he wants young people to understand that he's not okay with it, which is why he made a decision to say something.

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Snyder delivers State of the State address

The Republican governor will deliver his seventh annual speech Tuesday night. The second-term Republican is expected to discuss "mobility, educational accountability, infrastructure improvements and strengthening our communities", according to a spokesperson, but details of the speech were not widely known.

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Greitens plans to drop $146 million from Missouri budget

But despite a vow that "not a single penny will be taken out of K-12 classrooms", Greitens cut $11.3 million from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, including $8.6 million from transportation and $2 million from state performance assessments.

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Donald Trump tweets about John Lewis again, says he's boycotted prior inaugurations

Many say they're boycotting out of solidarity with Lewis. Trump fired back on Twitter over the weekend, saying Lewis should "spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in awful shape and falling apart". Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, who met with Trump Friday, said he considered Lewis a friend and great man, but "the idea of constantly looking for ways to delegitimize the results of an election, no matter how unhappy you are about it, isn't the best example we set".

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McKesson Agrees To Pay $150M In Pill Shipment Case

McKesson Corporation will pay a $150 million fine and stop selling certain drugs in Colorado, Ohio, Florida and MI after it avoided its own internal systems to avoid inconsistent or outsize orders of drugs such as oxycodone and hydrocodone that are linked to the national opioid epidemic, the Department of Justice announced on Tuesday.

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Commissioner's John Lewis 'Racist Pig' Remark Prompts Calls For Him To Resign

Hunter has since deleted his posts about Lewis, although other Facebook users have been flooding his page with angry comments about his attack on one of the top civil rights leaders of his era. Still, there were other posts that publicly insulted U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, asking if there were "any white guys" on the University of Alabama's football team.

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Search suspended for plane that crashed in Lake Erie

Also on the plane were their neighbors, Brian and Megan Casey. The twin-engine jet was headed to Ohio State University Airport in Columbus following a Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game when it lost contact and crashed, officials have said.

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Free radon test kits available for residents during January

An estimated 1 out of 15 homes contains high levels of radon gas, and that can pose a health risk to you and your family. In an announcement on January 4, the EPA notes that exposure to radon in indoor air is the second leading cause of lung cancer.

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Cuomo revives affordable housing tax break

Meanwhile, two new upstate casinos are poised to open, the second and third of four new gambling facilities authorized by lawmakers and the voters. But some wonder just how honest Cuomo really is, questioning whether his middle-class outreach formula that he defiantly posed as an alternative to Donald Trump is nothing more than the groundwork for a presidential run.

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Willie McCovey's Tax Evasion Charges Pardoned by President Obama

With the pardon, the record of McCovey, who teamed up with Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Dick Snider in the scheme, will appear clean as if the conviction never happened. Both pleaded guilty on the same day in July 1995. The New York Daily News' Jake Becker reported McCovey did not disclose $33,000 he made at an autograph show in 1989.

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Area Police Officer Fighting For His Life After Being Shot By Suspect

Officers responded to a report of an individual with a gun in the 1400 block of Turtle Cove just after 3 p.m. Tuesday, officials said. "They tried to communicate with him to drop his weapon". During a press conference, he was identified as Detective Jerry Walker. The officer was flown to a hospital and was in unknown condition. A Twitter account for the City of Little Elm called it an "active shooter situation in the area of Lobo and Eldorado".

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Wave sweeps Eugene man and 3-year-old son into ocean

Jayson Dean Thomas, 31, of Elmira, and his 3-year-old son were walking Sunday on a beach at Boice Cope Park, about 2 miles north of Cape Blanco when the wave struck, officials said. They were on an area of the beach with a steep angle to the water when they were pulled out to sea by a wave. The Coast Guard planned to continue searching by air and ground into the night.

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Freezing rain causes Ice Storm Warning; heavy rain to batter lowlands

The storm should be completed by 11 a.m. or noon on Wednesday in the western part of the state and before 5 p.m.in the eastern part of the state. Most of the region should expect ice accumulations of less than a half an inch, but some spots, especially counties under the Ice Storm Warning , could see almost an inch.

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Suspected Orlando police shooter captured, officials said

Loyd had been on the run for more than a week. Police said Loyd is believed to have been wearing a bulletproof vest as he stood over Clayton and shot her to death. "We are continuing to follow up on every single lead", Mina said. As people in the community continue to pay their respects to Clayton, they are hopeful that the man suspected of gunning her down will soon be off the streets.

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Pit bull attack kills one child, injures two in Atlanta

Shamonta Clayton ran the animal off, but as he was approaching the fatally injured child, the dog circled back to the child and Clayton chased it off again, this time with a firearm. "Her face was totally dismembered", neighbor Angie Smith said of Syari, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He said he then ran off the dog.

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Idina Menzel of 'Wicked' and 'Frozen' fame to perform in Birmingham

Tickets for her Ryman show go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. January 27. Idina Menzel rose to global stardom when she voiced Elsa in Disney's Frozen. Menzel, who won a Tony Award for her work as Elphaba, is touring behind her fifth album, " idina ", and recently costarred in the Lifetime remake of "Beaches ".

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Columbus Zoo mourns loss of Colo, world's oldest zoo gorilla

The world's oldest known gorilla has died peacefully in her sleep, just a month after celebrating her 60th birthday. " Colo touched the hearts of generations of people who came to see her and those that cared for her over her long lifetime", zoo President Tom Stalf said in a statement .

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Interior nominee Zinke to be quizzed on public lands, coal

A self-described "Teddy Roosevelt Republican", Zinke has supported legislation to boost land and water conservation and recreation on public lands. Ryan Zinke will face the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday afternoon as the Senate reconvenes for another round of intense confirmation hearings after a long holiday weekend.

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2 charged in shooting involving off-duty Chicago police sergeant

Authorities say an off-duty Chicago police sergeant fired shots at a vehicle after a person inside showed a gun during a verbal confrontation on the city's northwest side. Police say someone in the vehicle fired shots, prompting the sergeant to draw his gun and return fire. The sergeant returned fire at the vehicle, which sped away.

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LePage: John Lewis should thank GOP for ending slavery

Hayes and Ulysses S. Grant who fought against Jim Crow laws", he said. But historians say that Jim Crow laws didn't exist during the Grant administration and that Hayes' presidency set the stage for the creation of Jim Crow laws. "Criticizing the president", said LePage. "That's rich", Shea said. Lewis - a civil rights leader who worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. and suffered a fractured skull when he was beaten by Alabama State troopers during a 1960s march in Selma - said last week that ...

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Leaving the WH Press Space as Is Could Benefit Trump

An Esquire report described the potential move as a strike against a hostile press corps in the wake of Trump's NY press conference last week. Reince Priebus, the incoming chief of staff, characterized the potential change as an attempt to facilitate "more access", by using a theatre with more seats.


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