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Gun-owning couple sue Missouri, fearing loss of rights as foster parents

A Missouri couple alleges in a federal lawsuit that they’re being denied the right to care for additional foster children because they are gun owners.

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Trump made Dems ‘look like fools’ by canceling Pelosi trip, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews says

President Trump made Democrats “look like fools” last week when he denied military aircraft to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for an overseas trip the day after she suggested he delay the State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown is …

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BuzzFeed, Covington, NFL controversies make for busy weekend in Court of Public Opinion

Three separate high-profile controversies — involving politics, the media, a spontaneous public confrontation and sports — inspired a great deal of debate on social media over the weekend. Whether anything resembling consensus emerged regarding any o…

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Woman pretended to be autistic as part of plan for sexual gratification, police say

A Texas woman pretended to be an autistic woman earlier this month in order to con a caregiver into giving sexual gratification, Pearland police revealed on Thursday.

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Lawmaker starts packing pistol to send message to potentially violent protesters

A Virginia state senator this week began openly carrying a .38-caliber revolver strapped to her hip, calling it a “deterrent” against confrontational protesters and other potential threats.

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Thailand deports Belarusian who offered dirt on alleged Trump-Russia ties

A Belarusian model who last year claimed to have information on alleged Russian ties to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign after she was arrested in Thailand, was deported from the southeast nation on Thursday, police said.

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Dispute at IHOP restaurant in Alabama leads to 2 shooting deaths, 1 injury, police say

A shooting at an IHOP in Huntsville, Ala. Wednesday night has left two people dead and a third person injured, authorities confirmed.

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Drunken driver who killed 24-year-old mother gets probation: reports

An Idaho man who was convicted of felony vehicular manslaughter for killing a woman will not serve time in prison, according to reports. 

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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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