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Former president Barack Obama heads to jury duty. Former president Barack Obama heads to jury duty.
Sometimes, former president Barack Obama is just like the rest of us. He reported for jury duty in Chicago on Wednesday morning, but was ultimately dismissed from the civic duty. Before leaving, Obama shook hands with potential jurors and even signed copies of his book some jurors brought along. He was a hit. One court clerk exclaimed, "He's gorgeous!" when she caught a glimpse of the forme...
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Homeland insecurities: Lost guns, backlogged asylum-seekers among DHS vulnerabilities. Homeland insecurities: Lost guns, backlogged asylum-seekers among DHS vulnerabilities.
WASHINGTON ó The Department of Homeland Security has key vulnerabilities in administration and oversight that could leave the agency open to fraud and pose threats to national security and public safety, according to a series of reports issued in recent weeks by the departmentís inspector general. The problems range from miscommunications on immigration to oversight failures at the Federal Emer...
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Texas church shooting leaves at least 26 dead. Texas church shooting leaves at least 26 dead.
At least 26 people have been killed after a gunman opened fire at a church during Sunday services, officials say. The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small town in Wilson County, Texas. The gunman, who is reported to have been killed in the aftermath, entered the church and opened fire at around 11:30 local time (17:30 GMT). Governor Greg Abbott confir...
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15 things in the Republican tax bill's fine print that could affect you. 15 things in the Republican tax bill's fine print that could affect you.
Changes to widely used parts of the tax code such as the mortgage deduction and the child tax credit grabbed the headlines when the 429-page bill dubbed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was unveiled Thursday by House Republicans. But a closer look shows there are scores of benefits in the tax code that would be eliminated or become harder to claim under as Congress tries to make taxes lower for more p...
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Netflix halts House of Cards production. Netflix halts House of Cards production.
Production of the sixth season of Netflix series House of Cards has been suspended following sexual assault allegations against actor Kevin Spacey. Spacey, who stars in the political drama, has been accused of making sexual advances to a 14-year-old boy. The show was already due to end after this season, but production is now suspended "until further notice". The Old Vic theatre in London...
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Crisfield's storm protection erodes as cost limits Sandy recovery Crisfield's storm protection erodes as cost limits Sandy recovery
CRISFIELD, Md. ó Michelle Pruitt has lived through many hurricanes in her 55 years. Flooding during storms is not unusual in her native Crisfield, especially on Cove Street, where she and her husband, Royce, have lived and raised four kids since 1985. But the flooding that arrived Oct. 29, 2012, during Hurricane Sandy was like none she and other residents had seen before. Pruitt and her moth...
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Coast is clear? Some near Naples still struggling after Irma. Coast is clear? Some near Naples still struggling after Irma.
NAPLES, Fla. ó More than a month after Hurricane Irma hit Florida, Samantha Tindellís family is still living in a trailer where parts of the ceiling collapsed and mold has spread into one of the rooms. Irma's winds damaged the Immokalee trailerís roof and stormwater leaked inside. Tindell, her partner and their two children, ages 9 and 11, must sleep in rooms where the ceiling hasnít yet caved ...
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A first look at 8 possible versions of Trump's border wall. A first look at 8 possible versions of Trump's border wall.
SAN DIEGO ó Workers toiled in intense 95-degree heat here Tuesday, putting final touches on eight possible versions of President Trump's long-promised border wall. As an Oct. 26 deadline to finish the prototype border-wall designs drew near, The Arizona Republic toured the construction site a few-dozen yards from the border that divides this city from neighboring Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. Custom...
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Fundraising window closing after Las Vegas shooting horror. Fundraising window closing after Las Vegas shooting horror.
A Minnesota man was released from a Las Vegas hospital and a Maryland woman took her first steps as survivors claimed small victories more than two weeks after a gunman's rampage in Las Vegas killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more. Dozens of victims remain hospitalized, however, and the need to collect more funds to help them is urgent, says the lawyer who is helping build a plan for distri...
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California wildfires: Crews search for traces of victims as fires rage on. California wildfires: Crews search for traces of victims as fires rage on.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. ó As flames leveled and charred dozens of neighborhoods in Northern Californiaís wine country, rescue crews on Saturday sifted through the remnants of homes for victims unable to escape the deadliest and most destructive series of wildfires in the state's history. The death toll from the fast-moving fires that began nearly a week ago has reached 40 across Sonoma, Mendocino, Y...
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