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Gunman who fatally shot Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona is identified

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The note left by Kevin Douglas Limbaugh of Davis, Calif., was released after Davis police identified the 48-year-old as the man who fatally shot Corona during the officer's response to a auto collision Thursday night. Police said a gunman on a bicycle ambushed the officer, shooting her as she investigated a vehicle accident, then reloaded and narrowly avoided wounding others before walking away. Read More »

United States shutdown: Trump urged to temporarily reopen government

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But the South Carolina Republican tells " Fox News Sunday " that Trump wants a deal first. The U.S. government shutdown, which affected a quarter of federal agencies, stretched into the 22nd day on Saturday, eclipsing all the previous 20 such closures to become the longest in the country's modern history. Read More »

Wisconsin kidnapping and killing suspect lived under the radar

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He was jailed on suspicion of kidnapping and homicide. Jayme Closs was missing for 88 days. Jayme reportedly stayed at the home for about 20 minutes, declining food and water. "It was like I was seeing a ghost", Mr Kasinskas told the Minneapolis Star Tribune . Authorities are now giving her time to settle into her new home before they question her again, the sheriff added. Read More »

US military announces start of troop withdrawal from Syria

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The news that a withdrawal had begun was confirmed on Thursday by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , based in the United Kingdom, which monitors activity in the war-town country through a network of activists. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, holds a joint press conference with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, at the Sheraton Grand in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Jan. Read More »

U.S. bus driver hailed for rescuing toddler

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Security video shows the boy toddling down the overpass. Ivic stopped her bus, ran across the busy street, picked up the crying child, and carried her to safety. Police say the child had been left outside by his mother who may have been suffering from a mental health crisis. "I absolutely love kids". In the footage, the baby can be seen running down the street when Irena Ivic who works with the Milwaukee County Transit System spotted him. Read More »

Rookie cop following in dad's footsteps shot at crash scene

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During her swearing-in ceremony, Merced Corona pinned a badge on his smiling daughter's uniform and was quoted as saying that Natalie is excited to join the force and is dedicated to the profession. "Main lesson taught was to never lose sight of who you are and where you come from", she wrote. Corona had been wearing a body-worn camera at the time of the shooting, but it was unclear whether she had activated it, and Pytel said department policy would not have required it at a routine, ... Read More »

Obama's former housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 campaign

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Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard , the first Hindu elected to Congress, is planning a bid, too. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, made immigration a centerpiece of his announcement in his hometown of San Antonio , less than 200 miles from the U.S. Read More »

7 dead, 5 critical in Cuban bus crash

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Out of the 33, five are in critical condition. The names and nationalities of those killed haven't yet been released. "We are now providing assistance to two British nationals who were injured on the bus". The driver told local media that he lost control on a road between the eastern cities of Baracoa and Guantánamo. On top of the road being wet and winding, Cuba's highways are also known for being poorly lit, too narrow, and riddled with potholes. Read More »

Venezuela's Maduro starts new term shunned by worldwide community

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Bermudez, 52, disagrees and points out the irony of living in a nation with the world's most abundant oil reserves yet having to wait in line overnight recently to fill three canisters of natural gas to cook at home. like the several countries represented here". Many Venezuelans struggle to afford food and basic goods. Opposition leaders have portrayed the inauguration as the moment at which Maduro will be internationally branded a dictator, following a widely boycotted 2018 election ... Read More »

Trump Refutes Reports About Hiding Details of Talks With Putin

But it held off on opening an investigation until the president sacked Comey, who refused to pledge allegiance to Trump and roll back the nascent Russian Federation investigation. The report comes one day after the New York Times reported that the FBI had investigated whether Trump was working for Russian Federation. Russian Federation denies it sought to influence the election. Read More »

Government shutdown breaks record, with no end in sight

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Trump has been counseled by outside advisers to move toward declaring a national emergency for the "crisis" that he says exists at the southern border. "I hope it works", he said in a statement. But those numbers are misleading. "Your families will get your paychecks", he told U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the agency's Washington headquarters. Read More »

PM warns of catastrophe if Brexit rejected

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Meanwhile, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd said she was "committed" to ensuring that the United Kingdom did not leave without a deal. Hunt continued: "If this deal is rejected, ultimately what we may end up with is not a different type of Brexit, but Brexit paralysis". Read More »

Syria Says Israel Fired Missiles Toward Damascus, Hit Airport Warehouse

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Al Arabiya quoted the Syrian state news agency SANA as stating that one of the airport warehouses was hit during the attack. The strikes were first reported a little before midnight in Damascus by the Syrian News Agency. The outgoing IDF chief of staff has acknowledged that Israel has been bombing Syria on a "near-daily" basis for years, in a massive military campaign allegedly aimed at degrading Tehran's supposed military buildup in the region. Read More »

Huawei sacks Chinese employee accused of spying in Poland

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This would seem to back up USA accusations that Huawei has working closely with Chinese intelligence. China and the company itself deny this. Geopolitical tensions over Huawei intensified after its chief financial officer, who is the daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested December 1 in Canada in connection with US accusations that the company violated restrictions on sales of American technology to Iran. Read More »

Five dead as heavy snow hits parts of the US

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ET, with higher accumulations in other parts of Missouri, including Columbia with a foot and Harrisburg with 17 inches. The storm was expected to travel along a narrow 1,500-mile-long path stretching from the Midwest to the East Coast over the weekend. Read More »

Winter Storm WARNING Issued for Our Area

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Power outage will also be possible. In addition, due to the heavy and wet nature of the snow, shoveling will be unusually hard. It will be the first big winter storm of the season for many cities. Plan on a couple inches of snow on the ground by the time you're waking up on Saturday. - After what was a quiet start to 2019, winter is starting to make some noise around the Washington, D.C. Read More »

Macedonia's parliament votes to accept new name

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Macedonian approval of the name change does not end the issue though. The change is the result of a dispute between Macedonia and Greece over history and national identity that has lasted 27 years. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev had required a minimum 80 votes to have the changes ratified. Under the agreement, after Skopje cements the name change with constitutional amendments, Tsipras is to push the ratification of the agreement through the Greek parliament. Read More »

Father denies abusing fleeing Saudi daughter

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Immigration police chief Surachate Hakparn said Wednesday evening that Alqunun's father and brother plan to remain in Thailand until they know what country she will be sent to. She was referred to Australia for resettlement. "She didn't get the support from social media users, and that's why she's in Saudi Arabia now - she's disappeared", Alharbi said. Read More »

Sanders apologises for 2016 campaign 'harassment' allegations

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders apologized Thursday following multiple allegations of harassment and mistreatment of women by staffers on his 2016 presidential campaign. CNN reported on Wednesday that Jeff Weaver, the longtime Sanders confidant and 2016 campaign manager, will not return to the role he held in 2016 should Sanders made a decision to run again, and Friends of Bernie Sanders confirmed this to VTDigger. Read More »

Jayme Closs: Suspect named in kidnapping and murder case

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The home was transferred on October 23, eight days after Jayme was abducted and her parents slaughtered about 60 miles away in Barron, Wisconsin . When Jayme Closs showed up at their doorstep, the Kasinskas family sprung into action, taking two steps before most anything else. Read More »

‘I’m Here To Serve’: New Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony On New Position

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Governor Ron DeSantis made the announcement att the Broward Sheriff's Office headquarters just after 4:30 p.m. was joined by Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez and Attorney General Ashley Moody . Israel said that any deputies who are found to have acted inappropriately or failed to act would be dealt with. During the shooting, then-Broward Deputy Scot Peterson, who was assigned to the school, drew his gun but took cover instead of charging inside. Read More »

Over $20 Million Raised in Border Wall GoFundMe Campaign to Be Refunded

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Because of this, Kolfage created a nonprofit called " We Build the Wall, Inc ." and said he believes his team is better equipped than the government to use donated funds to build an actual wall on the southern border. You will receive your refund a few weeks after the 90 days expires and GoFundMe will notify you once your refund has processed. On Friday, Brian Kolfage, who created the fundraiser, updated the campaign's GoFundMe page, urging donors to redirect their donations to a new501 ... Read More »

Newfoundland town asks for help as stranded seals block roads, cry out

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Fitzgerald says it's not uncommon to see a handful of the whiskered mammals in her town, which is perched on an inlet at the edge of the frigid North Atlantic. But the town couldn't exactly take matters into its own hands. However, Stenson said that harp seals are accustomed to going for stretches without feeding, and at this time of year should have built up their energy reserves in preparation for breeding. Read More »

Three dead in double-decker bus crash in Ottawa

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Authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of the collision, detaining the driver of the OC Transpo bus for questioning. It is believed that some of those injuries in the crash were critical. The double-decker bus appears to have crashed into the roof that hangs over the platform at the station. He was in his apartment across the street from the station when he started hearing sirens just after 4 p.m. Read More »

Injuries after gas leak causes explosion in central Paris

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Firefighters extinguish a fire after the explosion of a bakery on the corner of the streets Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise in central Paris . More information to follow. Firefighters showed up at the scene shortly after the explosion. Goncalves said that he ran for the exit and then went to check on the hotel's clients, adding that some of them had head injuries and were bleeding. Read More »

Dems Looking to Bring Ocasio-Cortez Under Control

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AOC unsheathed the quote from a character created by the British anarchist author in response to a Politico piece about older-guard Democrats' frustration with the outspoken new member of their House. Since upsetting six-term incumbent Joe Crowley in a primary last summer and winning election to Crowley's old seat in November, Ocasio-Cortez has used her enormous social-media following to chastise fellow Democrats she believes are insufficiently progressive and too beholden to the ... Read More »

FBI Probed Whether Trump Was Working Against US Interests

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The story says it is unclear whether Mueller is pursuing the counterintelligence case. In an interview with Reuters, Giuliani said Mueller raised the possibility of follow-up questions but that the president's outside legal team told the special counsel before Christmas that Trump would not respond . Read More »

Trump promises changes to visas for skilled workers

The Republican president has often said he wanted an immigration system that favoured educated or highly skilled people. While it was unclear what prompted Trump's tweet, The Washington Post on Friday ran a front-page article on how tech workers are increasingly moving from the United States to Canada due to the hassle in obtaining H1-B visas. Read More »

Democrat Gabbard says she will run for U.S. president in 2020

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Saturday. "There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve", Gabbard added. "Originally, I had no intention of meeting with Assad, but when given the opportunity, I felt it was important to take it", Gabbard said when her trip became public. Read More »