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AOC calls out McConnell after photo shows 'Team Mitch' supporters 'groping and choking' cardboard cutout AOC calls out McConnell after photo shows 'Team Mitch' supporters 'groping and choking' cardboard cutout
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday night, joining many others who've taken swings at the senator over the past few days. But her criticism was for a different reason. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a photo that had been circulating on social media and tagged the senator. The photo shows a group of young men holding a cardboard cutout of Ocasio-Corte...
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Teachers. Doctors. A small-town Mayor. New sex abuse claims against Boy Scouts suggest leaders exploited prominent positions Teachers. Doctors. A small-town Mayor. New sex abuse claims against Boy Scouts suggest leaders exploited prominent positions
A lawsuit filed late Monday against the Boy Scouts of America says hundreds of former scouts have come forward in recent months with new accounts of sexual abuse, allegations from across eight decades that touch nearly every state. Lawyers began collecting the accounts this spring as they were preparing a suit, which they filed on behalf of a client who alleges his former scoutmaster plied hi...
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El Paso Walmart shooting at Cielo Vista Mall: What we know now El Paso Walmart shooting at Cielo Vista Mall: What we know now
Police reported a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso near Cielo Vista Saturday. The El Paso Police Department on Saturday tweeted an alert about an "active shooter" in the area of Hawkins and Gateway East boulevards, which are the two roads flanking a Walmart store. A police department official confirmed the shooting was at the Walmart. Later, the police department tweeted to stay away from th...
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Lowe's lays off thousands of store employees amid pressure to boost profits Lowe's lays off thousands of store employees amid pressure to boost profits
Lowe's is laying off store workers who handle certain maintenance and product assembly tasks as the home-improvement chain continues to cut costs in a bid to boost profits. The chain confirmed that it is "moving to third-party assemblers and facility services to allow Lowe’s store associates to spend more time on the sales floor serving customers." The Wall Street Journal reported that the n...
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Santino William Legan: Gilroy shooter from boxing-loving family Santino William Legan: Gilroy shooter from boxing-loving family
GILROY, Calif. — The 19-year-old who police say turned an assault weapon on festival-goers here was known as a quiet teen from an athletic family who stayed out of trouble, neighbors said Monday. But there clearly was another side to Santino William Legan, one that motivated him to dress in fatigues, cut his way through a fence and, police say, to kill three people, including a 13-year-old girl...
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Massachusetts RMV knew about backlog of driving infractions years before deadly New Hampshire crash Massachusetts RMV knew about backlog of driving infractions years before deadly New Hampshire crash
BOSTON – Three months before a deadly motorcycle crash in New Hampshire exposed a massive breakdown at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, a state auditor had flagged nearly 13,000 notifications of out-of-state driving infractions that hadn't been processed. But the auditor testified Tuesday she was told by a top RMV official that "nobody" was in charge of entering the backlog. Th...
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Hurricane Erick spins in Pacific Ocean, could impact Hawaii by week's end Hurricane Erick spins in Pacific Ocean, could impact Hawaii by week's end
Erick has grown from a tropical storm into a hurricane in the eastern Pacific Ocean and is forecast to approach Hawaii toward the end of the week, forecasters said Tuesday. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center said Erick should begin losing strength Wednesday and gradually weaken back into a tropical storm before nearing Hawaii Thursday and Friday. "Impacts such as higher surf, strong winds ...
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Gunman who killed 3 at Gilroy Garlic Festival identified as Santino William Legan, 19 Gunman who killed 3 at Gilroy Garlic Festival identified as Santino William Legan, 19
GILROY, California – Authorities in California on Monday identified Santino William Legan, 19, as the gunman whose rampage at the Gilroy Garlic Festival left three people dead and at least a dozen injured. Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee confirmed the identity of the shooter, saying he entered the festival Sunday with an "AK-47-type assault rifle," cutting through a fence to avoid metal dete...
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Supreme Court allows border wall spending in battle between President Donald Trump and liberal opponents Supreme Court allows border wall spending in battle between President Donald Trump and liberal opponents
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Friday that President Trump can use $2.5 billion in military funding to begin building a portion of his long-sought wall along the nation's southern border. The high court's order temporarily settles just one of several skirmishes between the Trump administration and House Democrats, "blue" states led by California, and environmental groups over border wall...
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16 Marines arrested for alleged involvement in human smuggling, drug offenses 16 Marines arrested for alleged involvement in human smuggling, drug offenses
Sixteen Marines were arrested during morning battalion formation at Camp Pendleton on Thursday for alleged involvement in illegal activities ranging from human smuggling to drug-related offenses, according to the U.S. Marine Corps. The Marines were taken into custody at the military base in San Diego County, the Marine statement said. In addition, eight other Marines were questioned about th...
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