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Family of child who survived school shooting shares photo & thanks community

The boy died at a hospital after being shot Monday in his classroom by the estranged husband of his teacher, Karen Smith, who also was killed. And so the nightmare began on Monday morning at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino , where Cecil Anderson, 53, gunned down his wife, teacher Karen Smith, and killed 8-year-old Jonathan Martinez.

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Facebook killer takes his own life as police close in

Debbie said she would have preferred that 37-year-old Stephens remained alive and faced prison for shooting her father on Sunday. Robert Goodwin Sr.Source: FacebookOn Monday, Godwin's family addressed Stephens in a video they uploaded to Facebook.

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Activists fear federal review of US police agreements could imperil reforms

Sessions' memo, dated Friday, said local control and accountability "are necessary for effective local policing". Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the Justice Department to conduct a broad review of agreements that seek to overhaul troubled police departments.

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Transcript for MOAB fallout from US Afghanistan strike

Nangarhar provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani gave a death toll of 90, far higher than the initial toll of 36 IS fighters given by Afghan officials. "Let me be clear - we will not relent in our mission to fight alongside our Afghan comrades to destroy ISIS-K in 2017", he said, referring to the terror group's regional branch.

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Trump eyes visa programme reform to encourage hiring Americans

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday will sign an executive order aimed at bolstering his pledge to "buy American and hire American" - two policy positions that have always been advocated by many groups that represent workers in the US. The order also focuses on how "Buy American" waivers are issued and which foreign companies benefit from government subsidies. But the official said that inconsistency is not relevant to Trump's position as far as the order is concerned, since he hires guest ...

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Federal judge in Arkansas blocks series of executions

Last week, the suppliers of the three drugs used in Arkansas' executions - midazolam, vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride - said in court filings that Arkansas skirted company rules to acquire the drugs. "It is unfortunate that a US district judge has chosen to side with the convicted prisoners in one of their many last-minute attempts to delay justice", Judd Deere, a spokesman for Rutledge said in a statement.

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Donald Trump's signs kid's hat then throws it into crowd

Melania and Barron, who traveled to Washington from NY - where they are living until the 10-year-old finishes the school year - appeared with Trump, accompanied by a human-sized white Easter rabbit, on the Truman Balcony to address the invited guests.

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Ark. Supreme Court throws out restraining order blocking executions drug being used

The US Supreme Court has spared the life of an Arkansas inmate at the last minute, scuttling efforts to resume the death penalty in the state after almost 12 years with a plan to carry out four double executions before its supply of a lethal injection drug expired.

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North Carolina health officials report 15 more flu deaths

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says between 3,000 and 49,000 people die from flu each year, depending on the severity of the season. According to the health department, the number of flu-associated hospitalizations continues to drop. The majority of flu deaths across the state - 62 - have been those of adults 65 and older, while 17 deaths were among adults age 50 to 64.

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Arkansas Supreme Court Halts 2 Executions

State officials say their timetable is necessary and that the inmates have used up their appeals and are trying to use the courts to dodge lawful sentences. "Mr Davis has organic brain damage, intellectual disability, a history of head injuries, fetal alcohol syndrome, and other severe mental health conditions".

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Cleveland murder suspect Steve Stephens kills himself after pursuit

The video, which has since been deleted along with the entire account, showed Stephens walking up to 74-year-old Robert Godwin on the sidewalk and shooting him in the head. Mr Godwin did not seem to recognise the woman's name. "She's the reason this is about to happen to you", Stephens says before opening fire. Can anyone control what's published online? The video in which police say he killed Godwin was taken down by Facebook after a few hours.

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Activist missing after posting video on Facebook asking for help in Mexico

Castro has worked with Border Angles for more than ten years. The Border Angels volunteer, who heads up the nonprofit's efforts in Baja California, had left his home in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico, on April 9 to take part in the Refugee Caravan , where he had plans to join a large group of people from Central America who are traveling to the U.S.to seek asylum, and draw attention to their plight.

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Germany hopes United Kingdom vote will bring 'clarity' to Brexit talks

The pound bounced back into positive territory after Prime Minister Theresa May announced a general election would take place on June 8. And many in the Conservative Party believed there is so little chance of the Labour Party getting its act together before 2020 that they could carry on until then and still expect a sizeable majority.

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Oklahoma sheriff's deputy dies after shooting

The deputy's name and condition have not been released, but Devereaux said he was coherent and appeared stable before being taken to a hospital. Valencia said after the suspect shot the deputy and took the patrol auto he drove to a convenience store near the town of Coyle about 25 miles away where he abandoned the police auto and stole another vehicle and drove away.

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Carter Page dodges Russian Federation questions and insists no jail

The Federal Bureau of Investigation probed an adviser to US President Donald Trump's election campaign a year ago over worries he could have been working for Russian Federation, the Washington Post reported last night . "Of course, I wasn't a foreign agent", he said in an interview with CNN . We'll see what happens. When Stephanopoulos pressed on whether in any of these conversations Page discussed a possible lifting of US sanctions against Russia, Page said he wasn't sure.

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Charlottesville asks judge to throw out Lee Statue lawsuit

Last fall, a community panel suggested that the statue should be moved from Lee Park to McIntire Park. City Council voted to sell the Lee statue and remove it from a park by requesting bids from either museums, education groups or non-profits, according to WVIR .

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Russia Vetoes United Nations Probe of the Syria Gas Attack

Any hope that the Trump administration is poised for a potentially historic rapprochement with Russian Federation has been dashed after the USA missile strike on a Syrian airbase last Thursday. According to the foreign minister, Damascus does not believe that the West will agree for conduction of an Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) inspection regarding the suspected chemical attack in Syria's Idlib.

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Suspect worked for behavioral health agency

Get Data Sheet, Fortune's technology newsletter. Police in the United States have widened their man-hunt for Steven Stephens who murdered 74-year-old husband and father Robert Godwin in a seemingly random attack, and streamed it live on Facebook .

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Vermont police issue distracted driving tickets

The fine for distracted driving is $297, and up to $3,000 when using an electronic device while operating a commercial motor vehicle. Drivers on average used their phones for 7.4% of their total trip time, or 4.4 minutes per hour. It is possible that the Zendrive study overstates the rate of distracted driving among the general populace because the study didn't use randomly selected participants.

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Marine Who Lost Leg Runs Marathon with US Flag

A Syracuse University journalism student, she entered the race under her initials, K.V. Switzer. She was able to break free of his grasp, and her boyfriend shoved him to the ground. Image: Apr 17, 2017; Boston , MA, USA; Galen Rupp runs in the lead pack during the 2017 Boston Marathon. According to Runner's World , the flag was sent to him by his patrol unit with inspirational messages written to him as he recovered in the hospital and is the reason he made a decision to run in the first ...

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Turkish council to extend state of emergency

Turkish voters were casting their ballots Sunday in a historic referendum on whether to appro. "It is impossible not to be concerned about Turkey's democracy", Ibrahim Kaboglu, a professor of constitutional law, told Xinhua. Erdogan , whom they find divisive. The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) monitors "exceeded their limits", he said.

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Kevin Fiala: Kevin Fiala scores GWG in overtime in Game 3

There are plenty of reasons why the Blackhawks find themselves down 3-0 in their opening-round series with the Predators, from the back-to-back Pekka Rinne road shutouts to open the series to the Nashville pressure in overtime of Game 3, which ended with a pretty Kevin Fiala victor to complete the Predators' comeback, 3-2.

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House Prepares to Leave for Recess Without Health Care Deal

According Meadows, the new compromise would shunt these individuals into state-run risk pools, that would be subsidized through a $115 billion "stability fund". House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told Republicans as they departed Washington on Thursday that their recesses could be cut short if a deal is reached on legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

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Carter Page Wiki: The Mystery of Donald Trump's Ex-Foreign Policy Adviser

But we're then confronted with the importance of the reporting itself: a foreign-policy adviser to the president of the United States was investigated as a possible agent of Russian Federation, while Russia was illegally intervening in the campaign on the president's behalf.

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Seeking to salvage ties, U.S. and Russian Federation agree on Syria probe

Russian Relations is at a low point", Tillerson, who is in Moscow for meetings, said at a joint news conference Wednesday. Tillerson meets Putin amid "low point" in US-Russia tiesThe U.S. "We discussed our view that Russian Federation as their closest ally in the conflict perhaps has the best means of helping Assad recognize this reality", he said.

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Supreme Court blocks Arkansas executions

Davis was sentenced to death for the 1990 death of Jane Daniel in Rogers, Arkansas. The state was rushing to win approval to execute Davis before his death warrant expired at midnight. Both inmates' lawyers claim that their clients are too mentally impaired to face capital punishment and were not offered proper mental health screening.

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Federal judge temporarily blocks Arkansas from executing eight men in ten days

A medical supply company that accused Arkansas of misleadingly obtaining a lethal injection drug wants to drop its lawsuit and is asking a state judge to vacate his order blocking an unprecedented plan to execute eight men by the end of the month.

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Police Make Arrest In Case Of Google Employee Murdered While Jogging

Angelo Colon-Ortiz was arraigned in Leominster District Court on Tuesday morning, charged with assault with serious bodily injury and battery and assault with the intent to rape in the attack which also resulted in the death of Vanessa Marcotte in Princeton on August 7, 2016.

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Alabama's New Governor Moves Up Special Election to Fill Sessions' Senate Seat

Former Gov. Bentley in February frustrated some of his GOP colleagues by appointing odd, then Alabama's attorney general, to Sessions' U.S. Senate seat when Sessions became U.S. "As I've said for months, I'm a candidate and I'm ready to run whether the election is next month or next year", said unusual. "As the only announced candidate for this office, I will spend the next several months being the best Senator I can be, upholding Alabama values and working with President Donald Trump to ...

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Trump's 2016 tax returns won't go publice because of audit: White House

Others helping organize the events Saturday included labor unions and activist groups such as MoveOn.org and Common Cause. Despite the growing consensus among Americans that Trump should release his returns, the president refuses to budge, saying in a tweet that we should instead continue to fawn over his "impossible" Electoral College win in last fall's election.

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Fatal shooting leads to security changes at North Park Elementary

The gunman has been identified as Riverside resident Cedric Anderson, who went to North Park Elementary School on Monday morning armed with a.357 revolver and opened fire on his wife, Karen Elaine Smith, according to San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan.

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Arkansas races against the clock to begin executions

All parties to the dispute were bracing for a late night, with the final outcome likely to end at the door of the USA supreme court. The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit - sitting en banc , meaning the whole appeals court - ruled 7-1 against the inmates Monday evening in ending the stay of execution entered by the district court.

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Eddie Murphy pays tribute to brother Charlie following his death, aged 57

A veteran actor who first appeared in 1989's Harlem Nights as a minor character, then played his first featured role in 1993's CB4, Murphy achieved his highest profile while working on Chappelle's Show . Murphy was born in Brooklyn in 1959 (he's just a year older than Eddie ), and served in the Navy for six years before entering Hollywood. Fans and loved ones are taking the news hard, which includes many hip-hop figures that appreciated the longtime comedian's work over the years.

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Bernie Sanders explains opposition to Syria strike

Most of the evidence suggests that the Kansas special election was more unpopular Gov. Sam Brownback than Trump, but no matter what the source the backlash will be taken out on Republican candidates by the voters. "The United States must not act impulsively, and we must not act unilaterally", Sanders said. The top headlines from JournalStar.com. The event begins at 11:30 a.m.at the Cox Pavilion on the UNLV campus.

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Instead of Looking for Easter Eggs, These Kids Listened

So it passed a law to protect its lawn and keep the egg-rollers away. Egg Hunt takes place on Saturday, April 15 at 9 am to noon in De Anza Park; tickets are $3 per child, with pre-ticketing required and no on-site ticket sales. Kids can hunt for hard-boiled eggs, which can be traded in after the hunt for treats. Parents and children at the event were invited to return to Destiny World Outreach Sunday for Easter Sunday church service.


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