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Army helicopter with 3 aboard goes down in Maryland

The crash occurred just before 1:30 p.m., CBS Baltimore reports . One crew member on the helicopter was medivaced, according to a Fort Belvoir spokesperson. "Two or three pedestrians just started running towards hole 3, they just started running that way I guess to try to go help", he said. The helicopter went down on a golf course in Leonardtown, about 60 miles outside of Washington.

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The Fate Of The Furious Breaks Global Box Office Record

Said figure towers as the biggest weekend ever for the Fast & Furious franchise, surpassing the P98-M bow of 2015's Fast & Furious 7 . In the first two days of screening, "The Fate of the Furious" racked up $135 million in sales in China, though, unlike in other markets, only 25 percent of that will go to Universal Pictures.

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Andy Karl will lead Broadway's 'Groundhog Day' opening

NEW YORK (AP ) — Producers of the Broadway show " Groundhog Day " said the musical will open Monday night with star Andy Karl once again leading the cast despite having to miss the previous show after tweaking his knee. From my vantage point in Row H opposite this action, I could see Karl slump to the floor and scuttle offstage. Deadline's Jeremy Gerard wrote: 'It was unclear in the moment whether it was an accident or stage business, until the stage was emptied and the curtain fell'.

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Cleveland Police investigating shooting posted to Facebook

Williams said "currently there are no other victims that we know of". "If you're a friend or family member, and you have contact with Steve and you think you're helping him, the only way to help him is to give us the information or convince him to turn himself in", Williams added.

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Religious Liberty Case Brings First Supreme Test for Gorsuch

Starting at 10:00 a.m. ET on Monday court watchers will hear arguments in three cases , including Town of Chester v. Laroe Estates . The justices were being asked if a federal district court has jurisdiction to review cases that involve both alleged violations of federal anti-discrimination laws and challenges to adverse employment actions or if those appeals must be heard by a federal circuit court.

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PENCE WARNS NORTH KOREA: 'The era of strategic patience is over'

Tensions between Pyongyang and Washington have soared in recent weeks, as a series of North Korean missile tests have prompted ever-more bellicose warnings from Trump's administration. Over the past several weeks, as Kim has moved aggressively to advance his nuclear weapons program, the Trump administration has telegraphed a wide range of possibilities as to how the US might respond.

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121st Boston Marathon is Meb's last, Rupp's first

Now, 50 years later, Kathrine Switzer will return to the Boston Marathon starting line wearing the same number an official tried to rip off her clothing in the 1967 race. "The finish line is definitely the most anticipated part for me", said Dobson. She went on to qualify for Boston in 2010 and has competed every year since.

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Tough Talk On North Korea

North Korea has responded by accusing the United States of turning the Korean peninsula into "the world's biggest hotspot" and creating "a unsafe situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment". is considering the use of military force. But Kim adds that many South Koreans are exasperated with North Korea's provocative behavior and that they would like to see a stronger response.

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National manhunt underway for suspect in Facebook homicide video

Stephens then uploaded the gruesome video of the killing to Facebook . The brazen and random nature of the shooting has unsettled Northeast Ohio as authorities throughout the region try and track down the suspect before he inflicts more harm.

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Trump Signs Law That Allows States to Defund Abortion Providers

The measure overturns a rule finalized in the last days of the Obama administration that said states could deny family planning funds to an organization only if it were incapable of providing those services. In rural states and other places with limited access to women's health centers, taking away Title X funding could result in clinics closing - and there might not be other options.

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20 arrested in California pro and anti-Trump rallies

Social media posts described a "small blast", the use of tear gas and pepper spray, fireworks being lit, and a man covering his eyes as blood covered his hands and dripped down his face. A bleeding right-wing protester records video of himself at the corner of Center and Milvia Streets in Berkeley, Calif. on Saturday, Apr. 15, 2017.

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Ethiopia's champions in Boston to defend marathon titles

Approximately 500,000 spectators line the 26.2‐mile course annually, making the Marathon New England's most widely viewed sporting event, according to estimates by police and public safety officials from the eight cities and towns along the route.

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US Homeland Security secretary has 'elbow room' on building border wall

This undated rendering provided by DarkPulse Technologies Inc. shows a proposed border wall between Mexico and the U.S. The wall proposed by Arizona-based DarkPulse Technologies would be constructed with ballistic concrete. Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, said on CNN's "New Day". More details will come in mid-May, Kelly pledged, but the money will be used to make "sizable investments" in new border barriers, fencing, roads as well as "security technology and equipment in the highest risk ...

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Veteran event planner is new White House social secretary

The elaborate and labour-intensive Egg Roll is among the most daunting social events the presidential staff has to plan. Wells Wood Turning, the ME company that has manufactured the commemorative wooden eggs in years past, sent a frantic tweet on February 20 to President Trump and other members of the first family, warning that a manufacturing deadline was looming.

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More than 21000 expected at Trump's first Easter Egg Roll

In hosting the egg roll - whistling races to start, standing at attention for the national anthem beside the Easter bunny - Trump fulfilled one of the first ceremonial duties of his young tenure, as did first lady Melania Trump. The first lady tried the popular dance move during the annual Easter egg roll. From the first lady's incredible outfit, to all the adorable kiddos, you just have to see the sweet pics from the event! The White House Easter Egg Roll is a 139-year-old tradition.

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Facebook to review handling of videos after Cleveland killing

He said his father, a retired foundry worker, collected aluminum cans and often walked with a plastic shopping bag, picking cans up if he saw them on ground. She says he "wasn't harming anyone". Debbie Godwin says her father was retired and had 10 children. "I don't care how many algorithms you employ, you're not going to be able to catch everything", he said.

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Cleveland survives game 1 vs

Line: Cavs -7.5. Total 210. He's 11-0. And that's because his teams jump out early in a series . This may end up being the game , or at least the kind of game , that sends Paul George packing at some point. Finally, George should have immediately cut inside after his pass to try and get a look at a last-second layup attempt instead of rolling around the double team and trying for a trailing three.

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Arkansas court halts first two in series of executions

Supreme Court for them to proceed as scheduled Monday night. At a federal court hearing last week, prison officials testified that they have no new source for the sedative, which is meant to mask the effects of drugs that will shut down the inmates' lungs and hearts.

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Facebook shooting victim Robert Godwin was grandfather to 14 who loved fishing

The video shows Stephens pull his vehicle over, approach the elderly man and mention a woman's name before shooting. Authorities say to contact police if he's spotted. Anything else right now is kind of speculation. For instance, if a person witnessed a shooting, and used Facebook Live to raise awareness or find the shooter, we would allow it.

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After two rounds of the RBC Heritage, it's Luke Donald. Again

Ian Poulter and Webb Simpson are two shots behind the leaders in a share of 3rd position. Donald shot 68 in his latest close call at Harbour Town Golf Links — it was his fifth second-place finish here since 2009. "So I think I maybe learned a little bit from the champion last week, where he kind of lowered his expectations, and got out of his way, so to speak, and let his talent and his game plan take it from there".

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Repercussions unclear for judge after comments on rape case

She told the Associated Press she planned to file an official complaint against Judge Low and she reportedly isn't the only one prepared to speak out. Low's comment may have far-reaching consequences. "Someone else sitting in the room who has been sexually abused, could feel like, boy if this is what it's going to be like for me then I'm not going to come forward", McBride said.

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Arkansas still faces legal hurdles in execution plan

District Judge Kristine Baker on Saturday (April 15). April 17 Arkansas' Supreme Court halted two executions hours before they were due to take place on Monday, while a federal appeals court overruled a lower US court decision that had blocked the state's original plan to put eight inmates to death in an 11-day period.

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Kenyans sweep Boston Marathon on a good day for US runners

Major marathons, like Boston , didn't view women any differently, barring them altogether. After four years of intensive rehabilitation and physical therapy, Sanchez began to take on new challenges, from the infamous Tough Mudder competition to the Boston Marathon , to help restore his confidence.

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PJ Dozier will stay in NBA Draft

Dozier reportedly chose to "fully commit to a professional career over the weekend", according to a report from The Vertical . About two years ago, I made one of the best decisions of my life; to stay home and play for one of the greatest institutions with the best fans in the nation! USC did not immediately return a request for confirmation or comment.

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Gunman Kills Elderly Man on Live Facebook Video

Cleveland police are advising residents not to donate to GoFundMe accounts set up for the victim of Sunday's Facebook shooting. "He could be nearby". Stephens didn't know the elderly victim he killed around 2 p.m., said Cleveland authorities, who did not release a motive. The victim did not seem to recognize the woman's name.

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Gas tax hike to take effect in November in California

One Democrat in the Senate and one Assembly Democrat voted against the bill. But it was unclear if the two-thirds majority needed to pass the bill was there. But the cost of the Cannella vote - and those of others from the Valley - has a defined price tag. Republicans condemned the plan, saying the state's transportation taxes and fees were already among the highest in the country.

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Melania Trump elbows her husband to save him from gaffe

Just fine, early reports say. They were standing with youngest son Baron on the White House balcony facing the south lawn before addressing several thousand families and children there to attend the festivities. The First Lady read books to the children and also was also instrumental in reminding Trump to put his hand on his heart during the national anthem.

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Top cop completes marathon for 1st time since 2013 bombings

ET. "I'm so excited about Monday". Rupp began running in Marathons a year ago and the Boston Marathon on Monday was just the third marathon he has ever run. "One day I opened it back up and read through the inspirational quotes they sent me and I was motivated". " 'You'll never have children, ' they said".

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United promises 'thorough review' of policy for oversold flights

Employees then contacted Chicago Aviation Department officers to help remove Dao. "And that's what I'll continue to do", he said. Dr. David Dao was forcibly removed from a full flight after refusing to relinquish his seat. The video, taken by passenger Joya Cummings and uploaded to Facebook early Tuesday, shows a calm and restrained Dao. This, the airline said, was in accordance with the airline's contract of carriage .

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Marine and Amputee Carries Flag During Boston Marathon

Andrew had wanted to run this marathon to raise awareness for ALS since his brother Pete Frates was diagnosed with the disease five years ago. Oregon's Galen Rupp was the top American finisher in second place 2:09:58. This time around, she was accompanied by 125 runners raising money for her charity, 261 Fearless , which helps empower women and girls through running.

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Search for Facebook killer in PA comes up empty

Police said Stephens used Facebook to post video of him killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr . - Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams stated that the family has made the CPD aware of several bogus GoFundMe sites purporting to be the family and soliciting money.

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Erdogan is defiant as opponents contest referendum result

That would be true had Erdogan not done so much to widen his powers during 11 years as prime minister and the last three as president. Erdogan declared a narrow victory in the vote, which marked the biggest overhaul of modern Turkish politics.

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Cleveland Facebook killer could be anywhere, say police

Video posted to Facebook shows Stephens approaching Godwin, and telling him to say a woman's name. He was last seen wearing a dark-striped polo shirt and driving a white, newer-model Ford Fusion with OH temporary tag E363630. Stephens says the name of a woman, whom Godwin does not seem to recognize. During the past year, Facebook Live, the website's online video broadcasting platform, has shown several shootings, suicides and other violent acts in the US.

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Suspect in Washington mall shooting found dead

He was being held at the jail in neighboring Snohomish County, where he was awaiting the results of a mental competency evaluation. Cetin, 20, a Turkish-born legal USA resident, confessed to police investigators that he had brought a.22-caliber rifle into a department store at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington , on September 23, 2016, and shot five people.

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Meet two Tri-Town runners tackling the Boston Marathon

On Monday, Switzer, now 70, ran the Boston Marathon again. "She took my chance", Deba said this week after returning to Boston, where she has also finished third and seventh. Roughly 30,000 runners will traverse the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston on Monday. Jason Reynolds is running the Boston Marathon to raise money for Boston Children's Hospital.


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