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Police Release New Details in Delphi Double Murder

The girls - Liberty (Libby) German, 14, and Abigail (Abby) Williams, 13, both of Carroll County - were first reported missing by their families February 13 after they did not return from their hike. The two friends were active on social media on their phones before they disappeared, with German posting final Snapchat images of Williams walking on the bridge, which is 60 feet above the creek, at 2:07pm.

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Keith Ellison predicted my early presidency win

Buckley's announcement comes a week before the DNC's 447 members gather in Atlanta to choose a new leader. Utah's Democratic Party is in sad shape. The Detroit forum was attended by 10 candidates (Vincent Tolliver was booted from the forum after criticizing Ellison's faith, The Detroit News reported .) Other candidates who attended included Ellison, Buckley, Harrison, Boynton, and Buttigieg.

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DHS Issues New Edicts On Immigration

Earlier this month, ICE stepped up its operations against illegal immigrants in a series of raids across several U.S. states, including the traditional "safe havens" around New York City and Los Angeles where immigration control has historically turned a blind eye to law-abiding undocumented migrants.

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San Jose Homeless Encampment Residents Stranded By Flooding, Rescued By Fire Department

Mitch Matlow said. No major injuries are reported. Flood water victim in Amite, Louisiana. Authorities are warning residents living along the Tuolumne river in Northern California of possible flooding. With showers lingering in the area, a flash flood warning for the creek has been extended until Friday. Last week a string of storms triggered a crisis near the Lake Oroville Dam about 100 miles (160 km) northeast of San Francisco, where damage to two spillways prompted an evacuation of ...

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San Jose flooding: Dozens rescued by boat

Several inches of water surrounded cars and homes near the area of Senter Road and Phelan Avenue, as well as Nordale Avenue. The California Department of Water Resources continues to examine and fix the erosion, placing 1,200 tons of material on the spillway per hour using helicopters and heavy construction equipment.

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Kim Jong-nam's body targeted in morgue break-in, say police

Until now, the embassy respects the Malaysian police and is waiting for a fair and objective outcome of the investigation. The women had rehearsed the attack at the KLCC and Pavilion shopping malls in central Kuala Lumpur before carrying it out on Kim Jong-nam, he continued.

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Missouri lawmakers to hear proposed 'bathroom bill' Tuesday

A political ad opposing Texas's SB 6, which is one of the infamous "bathroom bill" laws popping up in state legislatures around the nation. Parents of transgender children are slamming a Missouri measure that would require public school students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificates.

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New Trump deportation policy expands law enforcement powers

They detail how the department plans to enforce president Trump's executive orders on immigration and border security. The mutual understanding between immigrant communities and police departments in these cities encourages individuals who might otherwise be silent out of fear of deportation to report crimes, according to a January 2017 report by the Center for American Progress and the National Immigration Law Center.

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At African American Museum, Donald Trump Vows to Defend 'Promise of Freedom'

Notably, Trump didn't invite any leaders from prominent African-American advocacy groups like the NAACP, the second time he hasn't included leaders of major black organizations who have been critical of him during events focused on African-American issues.

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Major League Baseball bags four-pitch intentional walk to help shorten games

The MLB deal would be Facebook's most high-profile sports broadcasting partnership, but it's not new territory. Major League Baseball has studied various ways to quicken games. A successful deal would provide a high-profile boost for the offering, which will see the social platform make the move to Samsung Smart TVs, and set-top boxes such as Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV.

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Evers, Holtz advance in state superintendent's race

Evers is completing his second term as the state's top education official in charge of the Department of Public Instruction. Holtz ran for the office once before in 2009. Holtz received around 23 percent by that time. Holtz is a former superintendent at Whitnall, Beloit and Palmyra-Eagle school districts and Wisconsin elementary school principal of the year while Humphries is the Dodgeville School District's director of state and federal programs and a former consultant.

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Homeland Security Outlines New Rules Tightening Enforcement Of Immigration Law

Historically, the United States government has been able to quickly repatriate Mexican nationals caught at the border but would detain and try to formally deport immigrants from other countries, routinely flying them to their home countries.

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Donald Trump's sweeping deportation plan targets millions in the United States

The priority for deportation will remain undocumented immigrants convicted of crimes, but will also include anyone who has been charged or potentially faces criminal charges. In addition, according to The Hill , they don't address how additional detained undocumented immigrants will be housed since Congress would probably need to appropriate funds to expand or build additional detention facilities.

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Rep. Hunter Not Targeted in Lawsuit Over 'Pigs Painting' Removal

In the background, protesters hold signs, including one that says, "Racism kills". Rep. William Lacy Clay said the decision of Stephen Ayers, the Architect of the Capitol, to pull down former high school student David Pulphus' painting was "unfair, arbitrary and unconstitutional".

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Columbia man charged with attempting to support terrorists

Hester is said to have approved of the destruction and harm and reaffirmed his commitment to the attack. Hester stated that he was trying to find like-minded people to help. Hester later said he'd have money to buy ammunition once he got his tax refund. Hester was arrested in October for an unrelated incident during which he threw a knife through a store window while fighting with his wife.

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) Stock: The Turnaround Is Real!

In a move to rival Wal-Mart's latest tactic, Amazon quietly posted on its website over the weekend that it was dropping its threshold for free shipping for non-Prime members to $35 from $50. Net revenue of $485.873 billion, up 0.8% from $482.130 billion previous year. Several analysts have recently weighed in on WMT shares. Sanford C.

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US Supreme Court won't hear Thomas Arthur appeal

Sotomayor argued that Arthur had "amassed significant evidence that Alabama's current lethal-injection protocol will result in intolerable and needless agony" and his case should be heard. The US Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday declined to review [docket, PDF] a lethal injection case from Alabama, over the dissent of Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer.

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School bus driver arrested for DUI with students on board

The driver, Brent Patrick Carter from Goose Creek, was arrested for DUI and registered a.18 blood alcohol content. The report states Carter appeared unsteady on his feet and had food spilled on his shirt. 15 students and 3 adults were on the bus. One of the chaperones on the bus said his driving was so bad that she and others were afraid. A Berkeley County School District bus driver said he drank nearly a gallon of bourbon the night before he was arrested while traveling the wrong way on ...

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Texas Can't Defund Planned Parenthood, Bush-Appointed Judge Rules

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks's preliminary injunction preserves what Planned Parenthood contends are funds to provide cancer screenings, birth control access and other health services for almost 11,000 low-income women, according to The Associated Press .

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Not My President's Day Protests: Photos From Around the Country

You can love your country and still disagree. "I am so excited that Donald Trump is President". Both groups of demonstrators vied for the attention of passing motorists at the busy intersection. Not all who supported Trump, are racists, she added. Allyson said she hopes Warren will run for president in 2020, when she'll be old enough to vote.

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NAACP statement: No tolerance for slur on couple's door

An interracial couple in CT said they will not remove the racial slur from the garage door of their home, despite being issued a blight citation that carries a $100 daily fine. Charles and Lindsay say they aren't changing their minds and will fight the fines in court . The Stamford police did not immediately return a request for comment.

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"Refugees Welcome" Banner Appears on Statue of Liberty

Rangers were sent in to remove it, and it was taken down about 1:42 p.m. "Some of us have never done anything like this before but felt the need to act now". "Walling off countries or entire religions is against our values". "It was determined that the banner could be removed without damaging the pedestal and Rangers began the process of removing it".

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Men Who Blamed Immigrants For Shooting Them Actually Shot Each Other

Instead, a grand jury chose to indict the pair on charges of using deadly conduct by discharging a firearm in the direction of others. Texas hunters suffering gunshot wounds told police that undocumented immigrants had attacked their party before a later investigation determined the hunters accidentally shot one another.

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Trump To Rescind Obama-era Trans Protection Rule

The announcement suggests the Justice Department will rescind a policy enacted by the Obama administration created to protect transgender students from discrimination and harassment, which said students could use facilities that match their gender identity, from restrooms to dorms.

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McAuliffe rejects bill to defund Planned Parenthood

McAuliffe, a Democrat, said the measure would harm thousands of Virginians who relied on Planned Parenthood healthcare services and programs. "Virginians, and particularly low-income Virginians, need more access to health care, not less", the governor said while he vetoed the bill.

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Police responding to reports of gunfire at Houston hospital

Ben Taub Hospital in Houston was locked down Tuesday amid reports of a shooting, sources said to KPRC-TV in Houston . Workers and patients have been evacuated from the hospital, and the scene is still observing a heavy police presence. Officials said the shooting happened on the second floor of the hospital, but there was no report if anyone was injured. In 2014, a 58-year-old man shot his female co-worker because she ignored his romantic advances.

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NPS: 3 national monuments in DC vandalized

U.S. Park Police and the National Park Service will hold an 11 a.m. press briefing to update the situation. Park authorities would not say what the graffiti read, other than that it was "not overtly political or hate-filled". "One message said, 'Jackie shot JFK.' Another mentioned the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center". The Lincoln Memorial had two messages, and the Washington Monument and World War II Memorial had one each.

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4 dead after shooting in Preston home

Police believe 37-year-old Tate Lee Spillett killed two of his biological children, as well as his stepson, before committing suicide. The police chief said the bodies were found by a friend of one of the children who went to the house and immediately notified authorities.

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Trump opponents protest outside United Kingdom parliament as lawmakers debate planned visit

Mr Khan said the executive-ordered travel ban aimed at people from seven Muslim-majority countries, which has stalled in the U.S. courts, and the suspension of refugee admissions were reasons not to be "rolling out the red carpet". "Our hope is that this mass movement can swing public opinion on a range of issues in a way that progressives have never managed before, and on issues on which we have been losing for decades", the group's spokesman said.

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'Federalism Matters': Scott Pruitt Lays Out His Plans For EPA Under Trump

Craig Uden, president of NCBA said: "For far too long, the EPA has been a runaway bureaucracy largely out of touch with how its policies directly affect folks like cattle ranchers, who use - and responsibly care for - the environment while providing the safest and most abundant food supply in the world".

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Forest fire that burned 570 acres in Ocean County deemed contained

The cause of Sunday's fire remains under investigation but the forest fire danger isn't all that high, according to meteorologist Dan Zarrow. There was no threat or damage to structures, no evacuations and no injuries. Greenwood Forest WMA was not listed among sites that were scheduled for burning on Sunday on a post by the forest fire service on the state's New Jersey Forests Facebook page.

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Police investigating officer involved shooting in Brownsburg

Officers confirm the shooting occurred near the 500 block of East Main Street at approximately 9:25 p.m. Monday. Police used a Taser to try and subdue him, then fired the gunshot that struck Serrano in the torso. A female in the vehicle, Brittani Greibahn, ran from the scene and is the focus of a police search. The second man in the vehicle, 31-year-old Marek Mikolajczy, was taken into custody.

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Authorities probe death of Clemson athletics staff member

Bert Henderson, Clemson's associate athletic director of planned giving, has been found dead near his property in rural SC. He had been part of the CU athletics' staff since 1978, when he joined as an athletic trainer. "That was the last communication anyone has had with him", per the local CBS affiliate. Sheriff's K-9 tracking teams are on scene, and Anderson County Technical Rescue is also assisting with the search.

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5th grader asks local police for homework help

Lena Draper, 10, of Heritage Elementary School in Marion, was struggling with the order of operations unit in her math class late one night, when she chose to go online to look for help. When Lena followed up with a second question that involved multiplication and two sets of parenthesis, Gruber's advice was a little off. To which the police department replied: "Take the answer from the first parenthesis plus the answer from the second parenthesis and multiply that answer by two".

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Crews battle Rabbit Mountain Fire in Boulder County

Fifteen other houses in the area were threatened and evacuated, and East County Line Road was closed between Hwy 52 and WCR 20 ½. They will also be watching for any flare ups because of the wind. The fire broke out along Ute Highway between Longmont and Lyons and was moving towards Rabbit Mountain. Officials said all evacuation ordered are expected to be lifted by 11 p.m.


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