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Guilty plea in death of NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin gets man 27-year prison term

The Chicago suspect who was charged with fatally shooting a cousin of pro basketball star Dwyane Wade in 2016 pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday and received a 27-year prison sentence.

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Sexual harassment rampant at UN, survey results suggest

Survey results released Tuesday show that a third of United Nations employees reported experiencing sexual harassment at the agency within the last two years.

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China will defend Taiwan ‘at any cost’ if US intervenes in island’s independence: report

China will defend its claim to Taiwan “at any cost,” should the United States try to intervene in the island’s independence, a senior Chinese military official reportedly told a U.S. Admiral during a Sunday meeting in Beijing.

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Widow of murdered California camper files $90 million lawsuit: report

A California woman, whose husband was fatally shot last year while he was camping with their two daughters at Malibu Creek State Park, filed a $90 million lawsuit against Los Angeles County and the state for what she alleges was their failure to warn t…

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Illegal immigrant found not guilty in Kate Steinle’s killing wants gun conviction dropped

The undocumented immigrant who was found not guilty in November 2017 for the 2015 fatal shooting of a woman on the San Francisco pier, but convicted for illegally possessing a weapon, has appealed the conviction, arguing that he had obtained and fired …

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Paris Jackson seeking treatment for emotional health: report

Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, has reportedly checked in to a treatment facility for her emotional health.

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Georgia couple gave child, 4, meth-laced drink: police

A North Georgia couple is in custody for allegedly giving a 4-year-old child a drink that was laced with methamphetamine, The Rome News-Tribune reported.  

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North Carolina state trooper shot in face, prompting manhunt for suspect: police

A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper was shot in the face while conducting a routine traffic stop Monday night, prompting an hours-long interagency manhunt that led to the arrest of the alleged gunman and two other suspects, WRAL reported. 

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NFL playoffs will see rivalries and a possible generational torch pass

The four NFL playoff games this Sunday will feature a face-off between two of the leagues’ most accomplished quarterbacks and two of the leagues’ young guns in games that have already been billed as generational battles.

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Child, 2, dies of exposure outside family’s New Hampshire apartment

A New Hampshire toddler was found dead Monday morning after wandering outside her family’s apartment building in sub-freezing temperatures, The Valley News reported.

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Dallas father fatally stabs son, 3, injures wife: police

A Dallas father on Saturday fatally stabbed his 3-year-old son and wounded his wife before she managed to flee the apartment with the couple’s uninjured 7-year-old daughter, police said.

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California prohibits gender-based auto insurance: report

California has banned auto insurance companies from considering gender when setting insurance rates for private passenger cars.

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Oklahoma couple charged after daughter, 3, died with 17-pound tumor: prosecutors

An Oklahoma couple, whose 3-year-old daughter died on Jan. 3 from a 17-pound cancerous tumor, are facing manslaughter charges for their alleged negligence, the Lawton Constitution reported.

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Eagles’ receiver Alshon Jeffery on team’s loss: ‘That’s on me.’

Receiver Alshon Jeffery took the blame for the Philadelphia Eagles’ 20-14 loss against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday after letting the ball slip through his fingers during a crucial interception.

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Northwestern silences ‘The Shrieker,’ a regular fixture at basketball games

A Northwestern University student whose regular high-pitched wails at school basketball games earned her the nickname “The Shrieker,” retired the act this week after receiving complaints, The Chicago Tribune reported.

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Slain Louisiana police Officer Chateri Payne mourned as search continues for ‘coward or cowards’ who killed her

The “coward or cowards’ who killed rookie Shreveport, La., police Officer Chateri Payne, who was fatally shot Wednesday night, remained at large early Friday as investigators continued their search.

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California church draws backlash for sign: ‘Bruce Jenner is still a man’

A Northern California church sparked outrage over a sign that read: “Bruce Jenner is still a man. Homosexuality is still sin. The culture may change. The Bible does not.” 

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Taekwondo instructor allegedly forced girl, 10, to perform sex act on him: report

A 22-year-old taekwondo instructor from Florida was arrested Tuesday after a 13-year-old girl told authorities he forced her to masturbate and perform oral sex on him when she was only 10, The Miami Herald reported.

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California teen surfer fends off great white shark, gets 50 stitches

A California teen who was surfing off the state’s Central Coast Tuesday morning was left with 50 stitches and a state of shock after a 15-foot great white shark clamped down on his right ankle and left thigh before the teen managed to kick the massive …

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California teen surfer fends off great white shark, gets 50 stitches

A California teen who was surfing off the state’s Central Coast Tuesday morning was left with 50 stitches and a state of shock after a 15-foot great white shark clamped down on his right ankle and left thigh before the teen managed to kick the massive …

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